I'm building a roof over our patio. I'll be attaching one ledger board
to the existing wall studs on the outside.
The question is: Is there a tool or device that can accurately locate
internal house wire that is within the wall in question? ( I do not
want to drill or lag into a Hot Cable - it will become a mess.)
This device should work for you: http://www.web-tronics.com/prcltoprkit7.html
At least according to the discussion found here:
P.S. How many question marks does it take to ask a single question?
A sentence fragment does not become a question simply because you add
6 question marks to it.
How do I locate an internal wire from outside?
Now, that's a subject line that would not be construed as spam,
includes everything we need to help us decide if we want to read the
post, and even has less characters than the subject line you used.
Gee, I'm kind of proud of that one! ;-)
I don't understand. If you are attaching to the studs, then why are
you worried about hitting a cable that is between the studs?
Can you determine where the wire is by a starting and ending point?
I've located wires by viewing where they enter the wall at the header.
On Aug 22, 4:46 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
- I don't understand. If you are attaching to the studs, then why are
- you worried about hitting a cable that is between the studs?
On occasion, a wire might actually be run horizontally *through* the
studs, not between them. Therefore a lag bolt into a stud might hit a
wire. The OP would like to avoid that situation if at all possuble.
The device cited is for tracing phone wiring, though if you turn off the
correct circuit breaker you can use it. For 120 volt wiring you need
something like this:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Alternately, plug a vacuum cleaner into a socket that you suspect might
involve your patio wire and use an AM radio to pick up static.
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