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    • keithgibbo
    • By keithgibbo 4th Nov 07, 10:01 AM
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    Wire, Pipe & Stud Detector
    • #1
    • 4th Nov 07, 10:01 AM
    Wire, Pipe & Stud Detector 4th Nov 07 at 10:01 AM
    Hi all, I want to buy a Wire, Pipe & Stud Detector.
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good all rounder.
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    • rsvtoddy
    • By rsvtoddy 4th Nov 07, 11:02 PM
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    • #2
    • 4th Nov 07, 11:02 PM
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    • 4th Nov 07, 11:02 PM
    Have a look at QVC - they had one on their DIY prog this morning - about £50.

    No idea if they're any good though!
    • andrew-b
    • By andrew-b 5th Nov 07, 10:46 AM
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    • #3
    • 5th Nov 07, 10:46 AM
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    • 5th Nov 07, 10:46 AM
    £50 ...ouch! You really don't need to spend that much. You can pick up one made by Draper for £16 in Tesco (reduced by £4).

    I use a draper one that detects metal or voltage (what's wrong with tapping with your finger for studs?!). Pretty much all thats inside them is a solenoid (wire coil on a magnet), battery, and LED light in a plastic case - it works on basic physics principles of electromagnetism

  • littlepockets
    • #4
    • 5th Nov 07, 1:03 PM
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    • 5th Nov 07, 1:03 PM
    I bought this one from Ebay

    Cost approx £9


    Very good at detecting wires and metal
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