I received a Screwfix triple detector (part number 16093) for Christmas.
This is suppose to detect pipes, joists and cables, however it's
performance is abysmal. I can usually detect a cable in a block and
plaster wall when I know it is there, however the setting is so fussy
and varies so much across the width of a wall that I would have no
confidence in the results if I didn't already know what was in the wall
- i.e. it is going to be bugger all use for finding a random diagonal
cable that a previous owner might have installed. Finding joists is a
similarly hit and miss affair with it struggling to find the ceiling
joists through a layer of artex and plasterboard..
Do I have a faulty one or is it just a crap model.
I bought a plasplugs branded one about 15 yrs ago from Argos and it was
totally useless. The only possible effective mode it might have had was to
use it to bash a hole in the wall and see if there was cable there. I think
this is the common experience of cheapy cable/pipe/stud detectors.
My mates wife just bought him a B & D laser level with built in detector.
The detector is utter S.... and the laser level, isn't even inline with the
cross lines in the middle.
What a pile of junk for 40+ quid
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