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Old_school (Old_school)
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Post Number: 930
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Either a tape measure or a hammer to "sound it out"
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Lv_pa (Lv_pa)
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought a Zircon i65 stud finder to see if it could find the rafters beneath the slates on my roof. But it doesn't seem to work too well, in either regular or high sensitivity mode.

My roof has 1" thick laths over the rafters, and the usual 3/16" thick slates, so with the double lapping, the rafters are probably at or a little beyond the advertised maximum depth of 1 1/2" below the surface.

Has anyone found a tool that works for this purpose?

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