I am going to do drilling, hammering nails etc. into the brickwork of
my house's interior walls. I need a cable detector but none of the
ones I have seen detect pipes/cables in BRICK. The majority say that
they only detect items behind plasterboard. Is this normal and if
is there one that people could recommend?
I originally bought the Stanley intellisensor Pro but that was one of
the ones that stated that it could not cope with brickwork.
I've got a device that must be at least 20 years old which doesn't have any
problems in detecting mains cable and pipework chased into plaster and
brick, so can't imagine that newer detectors wouldn't be a lot more
sensitive and up to the job.
I'm confused about how pipes or cables can be in brick unless done during
the firing process, which isn't going to do the cable much good. ;-)
Cables or pipes can be behind bricks, which could be a bit deep for a
detector, or sunk into bricks, and then probably covered with mortar or
plaster, so in that case they should be detectable.
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