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    Neodymium

    This trick/method I read in Fine Homebuilding a few years back, put in my tool box until I had a chance to use it.
    When alligning the pipes to the back of a new vanity take a rare earth magnet (Neodymium)and tape it to the center of the pipe. Place the vanity up to the pipe and take another magnet and pass it along the back on the inside. The magnet will stick to dead center.
    I tried this today and it worked even better than I thought.
    There must be other ways to use this on the job.
    I should have played the g'tar on the MTV. MK

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    ok. I can't really picture it though. it sounds like you could cheat a slot machine with it.

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    Finding steel studs inside of walls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammoniadog View Post
    Finding steel studs inside of walls?

    Good one! Even drywall nails or screws.
    I used one magnet inside a socket to hold the bolt in a very hard to reach location. There are probably tools for this if your lucky to have them.
    I should have played the g'tar on the MTV. MK

    You can be anything you want......As long as you don't suck at it.

    SMW Lu49

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    i dont understand what you are doing here... you were installing a wall mounted sink and the pipes were not roughed through the drywall?

    on the topic of neodymium magnets... back in high school i would put a small 3/4"x3/4"x 3/8" magnet in my jeans and stick like 12 rods to the outside of my jeans. the tool belts work better, but the magnet was pretty convenient as well.

    i stopped messing with neodymium magnets after wiping out 2 debit cards though.

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