Wet underfloor pipe detector?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by rogerk101, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. rogerk101

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    I'm sure this is like asking if hens have teeth, but is there such a thing as a wet underfloor heating pipe detector?
    I need to create a hole at the side of a concrete slab that contains wet underfloor heating pipes and I'd like to be doubly certain that I am not going to damage any of the pipes while doing so.
  2. sparky steve

    sparky steve Screwfix Select

    Have you considered using an infrared camera?
    Turn on your heating and when the pipes heat up it will show the line of hot pipes. Never tried this myself, just a thought:)
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  3. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    Or turn on the heating and take off your shoes and socks, then go for a walk around.
  4. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    Thanks for the replies and good ideas.
    After hours of searching through my photo archives (printed photos of 30 years ago) I eventually located the photos I took just before casting the slab, and I was able to see that the area I'm planning on core cutting for a big pipe is completely devoid of any pipes.
    Crisis over!
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