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a small permanent magnet in a metal container

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en, using a stud detector, check that you have no studs, pipes or wires in that area and cut out the rectangle using a drywall saw.
He explained: "A stud detector for finding nails in walls we can use to find implants.
Use a stud detector (around $10 at home centers) to locate the wall studs.
If you don''t have a stud detector, tap the wall with your knuckles and listen for a duller sound that indicates the position of the studs.
Before you starting sawing through these, it's very important to check this is not a load-bearing wall and also use a wire, pipe and stud detector to check there are no electrical cables or pipes behind the plasterboard.
You can usually find studs by tapping the wall but a more reliable way is to use an electronic stud detector.
The other is a stud detector, which will help you find the position of your upright supports and will cost you pounds 15.