Drilling Through Floorboards Without Wire or Pipe Detector


Postby Titanium » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:54 pm

I have a safe I was wanting to bolt to the floor however I don’t want to drill through wires or pipes. I’d considered buying a pipe detector however for a one off job I’d rather not so I had another idea.

If I slowly drill through the floorboards then when I’m almost through break the thin film of wood that is left I will be able to see if there are pipes or wires.

Will this work or is there a better way of doing it.

Thank you
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:33 pm

hire a detector from your local hire shop
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