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Dangers of wall drilling Electrics Gas Water

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Jeff543, 18 Mar 2021.

  1. Jeff543

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    Is there are any way of testing or finding out if you're about to drill into a water pipe, gas pipe or the electrics?

    UK,

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    Common sense helps, as a socket should have it's feed running vertically or horizontally.
    You should be able to gauge by where the cables come into the backbox although it's far from 100%
    Water pipes tend not to run in walls and at a guess gas pipes also?
     
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    But the sockets feed, the cables can be anywhere in the wall.
     
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    Isn't there a machine that detects pipes or cables?
     
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    No they can’t.There are regulations.What age is the property.?
     
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    There is a metal detectors and a live cable detectors, some do both, but they are not absolute.
     
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