Unidentified Cable in Wall Found While Drilling


Postby andy-uk89 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Hi,

I am installing a cat flap into brickwork at my father's house, and while I was drilling, came across a metal strip. I am wondering if anyone can identify what this is and if it is safe for me to carry on, as it is uninsulated I think it is either to do with earthing or heat insulation.
It has a slightly coppery colour to it, but this may just be from brick dust. Looks to be about 4mm wide and 1-2mm thick.

(The stud detector missed it before drilling but can clearly see it now!)

Any information or guidance for the next place I should look is much appreciated, much more than kitty's appreciation for me trying to let him in and out without a possible 240v through him.

Thanks!
- Andy.
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Postby Skid Sprocket » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:25 pm

andy-uk89 wrote:Hi,

I am installing a cat flap into brickwork at my father's house, and while I was drilling, came across a metal strip. I am wondering if anyone can identify what this is and if it is safe for me to carry on, as it is uninsulated I think it is either to do with earthing or heat insulation.
It has a slightly coppery colour to it, but this may just be from brick dust. Looks to be about 4mm wide and 1-2mm thick.

(The stud detector missed it before drilling but can clearly see it now!)

Any information or guidance for the next place I should look is much appreciated, much more than kitty's appreciation for me trying to let him in and out without a possible 240v through him.

Thanks!
- Andy.


Could it possibly be a wall tie?
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Postby andy-uk89 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:37 pm

Aha!

Yes, looks like it.
I'm happy I haven't made anything electrically unsafe so will get something to reinforce around the wall.

Many thanks,
- Andy.
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