Don't Hit Your Plumbing Pipes
June 24, 2014
Tip of the week #17
How do you ensure you don't hit your plumbing pipe when installing a cabinet or shelf?
Since you can't see through your walls the only 100% effective way is to remove the drywall, but most of us would cringe at removing and then repairing the wall. What a time waster!
Generally, you can use simple stud finder that you can buy from your local hardware store to locate studs in the wall, if you secure to a stud and don't use anything longer than 1 1/2 inch inside the wall you can be sure you won't hit anything, plumbing or electrical.
If you must, you can also cut a small hole in the wall that will hopefully be covered by whatever you are installing and take a look around to make sure there is nothing in the way.
You would be surprised how many people don't follow this simple tip and cause major problems.
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