Finding a ceiling beam without using blueprint


I want to drill a hole in my ceiling (it is not my place) how can I find the ceiling beams without looking at the original blueprints

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Most beams or studs are placed every 16" to 24".  Start measuring from a corner at these measurements.  Lightly tap the area for a solid backing.  That is where your ceiling beam will be.

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For a low tech variation of the answer above, just use a small finish nail to probe the ceiling.  You should be able to get close by tapping the wall and notice where it sounds more solid.

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