Finding studs in textured ceiling?

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Old 12-27-05, 06:05 PM
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Finding studs in textured ceiling?

Any ideas on how to find the rafters above a textured ceiling? My stud finder doesn't work through the heavy texture. I want to hang something, but I would rather go into the wood. There are no openings (like a recessed light or anything) to get a view. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Old 12-28-05, 12:30 AM
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Tap on the surface, when you find a stud it won't sound hollow. Usually works better than most stud finders.
 
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Old 12-28-05, 06:24 AM
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If you are a little unsure if you have found the rafter you can take a finish nail and see if it hits wood or air. If you miss the wood you can usually fill the resulting hole with a small dab of caulking and it probably won't be noticable.
 
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