Maybe there need to be rules about where pipes run similar to the rules about where electricity cables run.I did something similar when fitting a TV wall bracket. I used a stud detector to find a stud and checked with a metal detector to make sure that there weren't any cables or pipes behind. The third hole went straight into a plastic water pipe fastened to the side of the stud. The pipe was for a cloakroom in the room behind, but wasn't particularly close to either the basin or WC it was supplying. The stud detector had shown it as part of the stud.
Not sure what I could have done differently really.
Maybe there need to be rules about where pipes run similar to the rules about where electricity cables run.
Never drilled through a pipe, but had an incredible near miss.
Doing a socket for one of my Mum's friends. This was in the middle of a bedroom wall. I marked the box on the wall in pencil then drilled the top RH corner.
It turned out the drill bit had gone in-between two 15mm copper pipes. The pipes were scratched, but not badly damaged.
Never seen that before.
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