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I was wondering is it possibly to detect exactly where my

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Hi. i was wondering is it possibly to detect exactly where my copper water pipe is, that was tracked into a solid block wall. the wall is now plastered.

Good afternoon, you can use a metal detector these often have very good precision.

Something like the the one here would do the job. Are you just looking to avoid the pipe when drilling?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
thankyou. yes looking to drill.

Thats your best bet I always drill a pilot hole and then use a bit of straight wire 1mm thick eg wire coat hanger to poke through the hole to check there isnt anything there shouldnt be (as its wasy to fill a 1mm hole, and gives you confidence to go full bore.

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