| Can anyone come up with a means of accurately detecting the location
| plastic water pipes that are chased into brickwork and then sheeted
| over with plasterboard?
Hammer and nail. Will find the pipe every time :-)
If they travel up from floor level, try a fine bladed filling knife or
similar and slide it in at bottom of plaster board to locate the chased
channel. Use a spirit level or plumb line to mark channel up wall then
check again at top of wall.
This one's even funnier than using a hammer and nail.
If someones plumbed a house with plastic then they're not going to be
running in a straight line anywhere at all, either horizontally,
vertically or other.
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No, definitely can't see that in the original post, but then, you're
such a smart ar*e you probably know everything there is to know about
the house in question.
Sure, the hammer and nail was funny, but then it's time for something
else once it has run it's course. You being such a know all still
haven't been able to come up with your own material, either funny or
If the channels have been chased into brickwork there's a remote chance
that they may follow one of the routes you so purposefully scorn, hence
my hilarious post.
On 27 Jan 2005 03:54:52 -0800, email@example.com (Jim) wrote:
Try passing very hot water throught the pipe and detecting changes in
surface temperature with an IR thermometer.
If not flush some string through the pipe, pull a cable through and
use a cable detector to detect where the pipe is. Some careful
application of AC to the cable may help!
If you can get into the pipe. . . .
Decent magnet on a length of string. Magnetic compass from the heel of the
shoes (Pathfinder?) you had when you were in the cubs in the 60's and look
for the deflection of the needle toward the magnet.
In tha absence of the above, any magnetic compass should be fine.
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