Hello Rob. The X85 is meant for finding pex tubing used for radiant heating in concrete floors. It will not find copper pipes. We recommend using a stud finder with metal scanning capabilities such as the HD800 which will detect copper pipes up to 11/2" deep in a wall. Thank you.
I have not had any luck with this on tile.
Zircon MultiScanner X85 is worthless. I went thought out the house looking for studs, It would see a stud - then with a second pass it would not - third pass nothing , fourth pass nothing , fifth pass something , sixth pass nothing -its a guessing game with this stud finder, It would be easier to just knock on the wall to find studs.This thing might be good to find satellites in outer space,- I just need to find wood stud in the walls. I bought the M150 Franklin stud finder. works great with every pass. Zircon should be ashamed to sell such garbage . Thank You -Home depot -for taking it back- seems like most products are make by a couple of manufacturers - they make a whole lot of things that are completely worthless, Is it just to see what they can get away with ? I bet Franklin stud finders and Zircon stud finders are owned by the same clowns.
Hello Justin. No, we do not recommend using the x85 or any of our tools on outside surfaces such as vinyl siding. Thank you.
I have not had any luck with this stud finder. It should be able to do the job according to Zircon, but my experience tells me no.
Hello. No, the X85 will not find studs in a lath and plaster wall. The most effective way to finds studs in lath and plaster walls is to use a Zircon tool with metal scan mode. You can find the studs by locating the nail heads holding the lath to the studs. The Zircon website has a list of tools with the metal scan mode and a video of how to do this in the TIP MINUTES section. Thank you.
Howdy David, This sounds like a good idea, however, stud finders do not work on the ground. happy gardening, Coach Dave
Hello. In most cases the X85 can scan through ceramic tile but the problem most stud sensor have with tile wall construction is the variables in the materials used and gaps in the materials. We have found the most reliable method for finding studs behind tile is to use a StudSensor™ with Metal Scan mode, such as the HD800. Using Metal Scan mode you find the nails holding the drywall to the studs located behind the tile. The Zircon website has instructions and a video on how to do this. The video is listed under locating studs on a lath and plaster wall but it is the same method for tile. Thank you.
Hello. Unfortunately we have no StudSensor™ that will scan through stucco. The metal mesh in stucco prevents the tool from calibrating. Thank you.
Zircon makes two multiscanners with AC scan features; the i520 (AKA HD900 at HomeDepot and L550 at Lowes), and the X85. I would consider the i520 because it has a metal scan mode as well. I hope this helps. Thanks.