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Don't take a Risk when Drilling Into Walls

This weekend we were hanging pictures on the staircase wall and had the common sense to use a digital detector before drilling holes... and thank goodness we did!

08/09/2019

This weekend we finally got round to hanging my collection of art and pictures up along the staircase wall. While he doesn't often need reminding, my son almost drilled a hole straight into the wall without fist checking with my digital detector.

When placing my Bosch Digital Detector over the spot where I was originally going to hang the picture, the detector lit up red to indicate it wasn't safe to drill in that spot and the picture needed to be hung a little bit further down on the wall. There wasn't that much difference between the original spot and where the picture was eventually mounted, but after investigating, and being a double storey, we would have drilled straight into the electrical conduit in the wall.

 

 

 

 

It is so easy to forget when you want to get a project done and over with as quickly as possible, but it is important to check walls before you drill into them. Accidentally drilling into a plumbing line or electrical conduit could not only end up costing a fortune to fix, it could also be dangerous.

 

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