drilling holes


Postby milkslug » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:44 pm

I wishing to put a curtain pole above my front door. This involves drilling a few holes above the door. My problem is that I have a stud/voltage detector which tells me there is metal in the wall, im reluctant to drill my holes just in case i drill in to a live wire!! How do I know what i am drilling in to :oops:
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:37 am

MILKSLUG

Above your door , areas called safe zones should have
been taken into account when your wiring was installed.
FROM the ceiling down a distance of 150mm ( 6 inches )
across the whole wall , any thing inside this area should
contain Cables.
you can use ayour cable voltage detector to check for
cables b4 drilling.
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Postby pjcomp » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:23 pm

[quote="BLAKEY1963"]MILKSLUG

Above your door , areas called safe zones should have
been taken into account when your wiring was installed.
FROM the ceiling down a distance of 150mm ( 6 inches )
across the whole wall , any thing inside this area should
not contain any cables.
[/quote]

This is WRONG - the "safe" zone 150mm down from the ceiling is where it is "safe" to install wiring. Wiring Regs 522.6.6(v): "A cable concealed in a wall ... shall be installed in a zone within 150mm from the top of the wall ...or within 150mm of an angloe formed by two adjoining walls".
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