What is on the inside, is it just brick or furring strips with plaster lath
or drywall? Many stud finders have built in wire detectors that should
work. If you are in a cold climate, there is probably no plumbing on the
I suppose I would use a metal detector.
My stud finder has settings for detecting metal and electricity but
I'm not confident it would work through something as dense as brick.
Using one for finding metal underground would probably work best.
That is why I asked you about the construction on the inside. If it is
exposed brick, there won't be any wires or plumbing in the brick and anchors
to hold a picture do not have to penetrate so far as to go through a brick.
OTOH, my last house had double brick construction and there were furring
strips and plasterboard on top so there were wires in between. No plumbing
Off hand, I don't know how far the stud finder will find metal.
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