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Good evening, welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will help you today.I think you'll the GMS 120 very unreliable for locating steel wall ties.It can detect wires, and other metal objects such as pipes, but the area presented by the end-on view of a wall tie is extremely small, and the density change could well be insufficient._____If you receive a phone call offer, please ignore it - these are system generated and outside my control. My understanding is that you won't be charged if there's no phone call.
To be bluntly honest, I've never used any detector to try and find a wall tie. I've borrowed what I think was probably a D-tect 150, which I was told was very expensive, and it was effective at locating a cable at the time, but I don't find any of the relatively cheap units to be useful. I'm not saying that the D-tect 120 is no good - I haven't tried one, but anything sub-£100 I wouldn't waste time on.Can you justify the cost of the D-tect 150? Do you have a lot of wall ties to find?!TBH these days I would drill a hole and use an endoscope camera - they have massively increased in quality and decreased in price. They take a bit of mental adjustment to sometimes looking at something upside down, but I have one that I use for all kinds of (non-human) things.
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