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  1. diyterry
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    diyterry Trying to make sense of a confusing world

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    Suffolk
    Evening all, what do you good people use to detect hidden cables and pipes in walls my Bosch scanner is unreliable and triggers if there are no cables present.
     
  2. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    I find a drill is the most efficient way.
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    these my detector .
     
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  4. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Basically get me over and anywhere I tend to drill you can virtually guarantee a gas pipe.

    To date I've gone through 8or 9. Maybe more, I've lost count.
     
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  5. diyterry
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    diyterry Trying to make sense of a confusing world

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    I'am a bit nervous after hitting a power cable five years ago I must admit.
     
  6. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

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    Manchester
    Me pal tested the PFC on a supply cable,using an axe....wasn't even calibrated :)

    Ended up with a bill off Northwest Electric,an axe like a pickle-fork and a sun tan (when viewed from underneath)
     
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  7. BruvDunk
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    BruvDunk Electrician/ Maint/ EC&I/Safety Controller

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    Look down to your feet and see if there’s any sockets down there. As for gas pipes a general look around as to where the incomer and services are is normally a good start.

    Been lucky so far.
     
  8. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    I'm afraid the simple detectors are a bit, well, simple. I bought one a while back and tried to find metal capping in about 10mm of plaster with live cables chased in behind it... Maybe the expensive ones are better (?).
     
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  9. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    As Wilko said. I had the Bosch green one. Has a 1 in 10 chance of locating a pipe/cable, or it indicates after turning it on when somewhere near or close to a surface.

    Perhaps the more expensive ones are better :confused:
     
  10. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    I have used a lot of mental detectors ,and still you has well take a chance with a sledge hammer.
     
  11. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    cheshire/staffordshire
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    Telectrix
    i have a bosch one. it's pretty fair accurate, tends to err on the side of caution. once found a metal washer that had been plastered in about 70 years ago.
     
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  12. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    London
  13. diyterry
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    diyterry Trying to make sense of a confusing world

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    Suffolk
  14. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

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    Manchester
    Go on,you dug that out,coz you thought it was a coin...;)
     
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  15. mickfred
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    mickfred Regular EF Member

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    Have a Bosch one , and has been said not a lot of use ,cant trust it. Have a couple of powerful magnets for finding studs
     
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