uk.d-i-y convention and the magic of Usenet message propagation demand
that both I and Andy Hall will pipe up separately and say "you want a
Zircon, RS (rswww.com) sell them at top whack, some electrical wholesalers
do them for slightly less silly money." So here's mine, and you'll
probably catch Andy's in a few moments too ;-)
On 25 Oct 2003 17:23:38 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Propagation seems to be working well today, Stefek. :-)
I have a Zircon Triscanner Pro which I picked up a couple of years ago
at a Home Depot for $25 IIRC.
I find that it works very well for both studs and buried cables and
pipes as long as you use it as instructed and allow settling time
before moving it around.
Specifications are on www.zircon.com and I have found in practice that
it does what it says......
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
nope it ain't but as a metal/cable detector
the Metalla is the best I've used yet
(for the price)
I use it to stop our chaps hanging flourescents
from gas pipes or sub mains which it's good at
as it's range is much greater than the screws they use.
Silly point - it has a hole in one detector so you
can poke a felt pen through but not the other.
Tried the most expensive Zircon on a water pipe 2"
behind a Melamine sheet & it wouldn't see it but
the Metalla does & also see's a ring main through a 2"
thick workbench with the detector 6" away from the bench
As a general principle, it's helpful to later Googlers, and people
using text-only access to newsgroups, and those wondering whether
to launch a browser pane to look at something, to put a one-liner
description of where these here-today, gone-next-week tinyurl.com
things are pointing... Obviously this is not a Rule or even a
Convention, just something to bear in mind...
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