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Bosch De-Tect 150

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Anyone use this tool to search for cables and pipes prior to drilling? Can detect down to 6 inches.
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
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#2
I have a Bosch detector I picked up at Home Depot. Can't recall if it's the 150, but it detects metal in slabs up to 6". Works great. Ran about $89
JK Nixon
Concrete Restoration Services, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
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#3
Thanks! I am completely paranoid about people running pipes and cables where I am drilling. I hit a water line once in an old house, remodel guy ran a pipe out of code in the concrete. I hit it with a 1 inch concrete nail when installing tack strips.
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
http://www.floorsavior.com
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#4
It's only by the Grace of a Higher Power I never hit something in the 200+ RH tests I conducted before deciding it would be wise to get the Bosch a year ago. I found others that measured deeper, but they cost $$$!!! And it would read deep enough for me to test a slab up to 15" thick...and how many of those come along, right?
JK Nixon
Concrete Restoration Services, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.rhtester.com
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#5
Right! lol

I hear your not even supposed to be near metal anyway. like rebar and such so I wonder how people know without using one.
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
http://www.floorsavior.com
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#6
Thanks for reminding me- I rang Bosch Oz to price a similar item a couple of weeks back and haven't heard.

I can't find the De-Tect 150. Is it the same as the GMS 120?

Biggest problem we have here with slabs is underfloor heating, mostly copper pipes.

Surely someone has come up with a method similar to water divination, using a Y-shaped willow stick? Big Grin
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#7
(03-21-2012, 03:30 PM)Rubensgt40 Wrote:  Thanks for reminding me- I rang Bosch Oz to price a similar item a couple of weeks back and haven't heard.

I can't find the De-Tect 150. Is it the same as the GMS 120?

Biggest problem we have here with slabs is underfloor heating, mostly copper pipes.

Surely someone has come up with a method similar to water divination, using a Y-shaped willow stick? Big Grin

Diviners? LOL I wish. Not the same tool as I see it. Ranges from $850 to $990 US, not cheap but looks effective.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-D-Tect150-D-Tect-Wallscanner/dp/B005EM93R0

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&locStoreNum=4647&productId=202505003&storeId=10051
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
http://www.floorsavior.com
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#8
The Bosch unit I have been using for the last year is the Bosch DMD4K. This unit I believe was phased out of The Home Depot; I originally bought it for $89.00...later reduced for $69.00. I believe it is still available online through a few sources. It is an awesome unit that has a range of 4.0" depth in a slab and will pick up #4 rebar, rebar mats, wire mesh, electrical conduits, P-T suspension cables, corrugated pan decking, etc. I have taught with this unit at several NWFA Subfloor Prep classes as well as here in the Midwest. I am not familiar with the Bosch De-Tect 150 unit. There is another unit I own, manufactured by Zircon, known as the MT6 that has a range depth of 6". About $129-$189 depending on who you purchase from. My experience with it as an owner has been it is overly sensitive and does not pick up electrical conduits very well. I rely exclusively on the Bosch DMD4K unit as it will do well on pours up to 10" thick at a 40% depth. It has been very accurate for me on suspended slabs, on-grade pours, and pre-cast decks. Hope this helps. Call for questions as I do not get on this site very often. Smile

David Paal
Premier Flooring Services LLC
Greenfield, IN
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(317) 538-1469 Cell
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#9
Thanks for that David. I think 800 to 900 is a tad over the limit. I sure would like to read a comparitive study on them.
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
http://www.floorsavior.com
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