Wire detector says theres a wire behind the wall where I need to drill.

Wire detector says theres a wire behind the wall where I need to drill. Wtf do I do, I don't trust this device it's cheap

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drill the hole, if the lights go off, rewire.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Drill the hole, if the lights go off, rewire.
      I shit you not, when I renovated my house there were three pictures hanging on the wall, and on the other side of the drywall, three nails inserted perfectly into the ground of a romex line.
      I stopped buying lottery tickets after that, used up all my good luck.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    drill carefully

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drink all the way

    i mean drill

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you mean the ac detector on stud finders, they're way too sensitive to be useful at pinpointing wires

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah those things

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Find a new spot to drill? You really wanna take that chance?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Noooooo it must hand exactly there

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well conduit is supposed to be Recessed half way into the stud to avoid drilling into live wire so hopefully your shit is built to code. Assuming you're not going into a stud the wire should still be half way into the stud being fished horizontally to the next stud. If it's going vertical to a light switch or outlet just move over 1/8 of an inch and go into the stud.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >he thinks residential wires run through conduit.
          > he dosent know about Romex

          Kek kek kek fucking dumbass...kek kek kek

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Chicago my friend

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They use Romex in Chicago. It's not fucking Wakanda.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                https://theralphieandryanshow.com/why-does-chicago-require-conduit-for-homes/

                Are you sure?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I stand corrected. Rare thing to admit being wrong on PrepHole. But im glad i learned something. So Chicago, Cook county must use EMT. Some surrounding counties in Illinois do allow Romex but it IS mainly EMT conduit. From an electrical work pov, this would make replacing wires in your home alot easier. When i build my home it will all be 1inch conduit lol. Fuck 3/4. But at the same time, if you were forced by old mob union laws to use EMT, it would cost you a substantially amount more. Like an extra $5k minimum. Romex is insulated with a ground and GFCI outlets would work just as safely in 2022. Very interesting though. Let me give you some cool state code and handy information in return. For safety reason in Florida schools, the electrical outlets are placed upside down with the ground plug on top. This is so if any kids paper falls off the wall, it dosent land on a half plugged in cord, hit the negative and positive and start a fire. But i dont understand why every outlet in every state dosent do this. So.... new home, conduit only, gfci's on every outlet and grounds up. Kek

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Oh totally and at the end of the day I used conduit and romex interchangeably since I'm just not in the trades and don't keep up. When I redid my garage outlets and lighting I used 3/4 flexible conduit... And shoved romex in it thinking that's how it was done. Not realizing I could have just bought separate wires but at the end of the day I was reusing romex and buying spools of it was just easier. Oh well.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Lol, yeah romex through conduit makes no sense. It is one or the other.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm sure the next owner will make fun of it as well

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Conduit doesn't matter. Any dipshit with a long HS drill bit will make short work of that.

              Stud penetrations are supposed to be 1-1/4" from the stud surface. Add 1/2" for sheetrock, take off 1/4" for margin of error. Don't drill or use screws longer than 1-1/2"

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drill small hole and look around.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How can I stick my head in a hole that small?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        USB borescopes are dirt cheap and you can use your phone or any computer. Just grab whatever has decent revies as there isn't much to them. I mostly use mine for engine inspections.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          wild borescopes are surprisingly cheap

          • 2 months ago
            KvD

            Pretty amazing what $30 will get you from China with their stolen technology. When this one dies, I want one with focus.

            if you mean the ac detector on stud finders, they're way too sensitive to be useful at pinpointing wires

            This, my studfinder gives me like a 6” range. But my dedicated NCV will tell you which wire in a bunch is live so it probably wouldn’t go deep enough.

            I would just use a shallow plastic anchor and don’t keep plowing with the drill if it doesn’t feel like drywall. Like other anon said, the conduit shouldn’t be right on the surface.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well first off,there is no such thing as a wire detector. This means you have no clue about anything you are saying so just hire someone because you are retarded.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you are using the pic related in the OP then go ahead and drill and don't worry about the wire. It will either A.) move out of the way or B.) It will be too far recessed for the anchor to touch it.

    Oh and don't use a real drill bit to go into the drywall. Just push in the Philips screwdriver you are using to insert the anchor.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That anchir sticks out maybe 1/2" in the wall, you'll be fine. Plus you get to test your breakers.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buy one of those wall cameras. Drill a hole nearby and use it to look into the wall. Once inside the wall you can see exactly where the wire is.

    Later on fill the hole with spackle

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you artists seriously fret over whether you're going to drill into the wiring? Just don't use 2"+ screws. Even if you somehow magically hit a hot wire it's just 120V.

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