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How to check for wires in a wall

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puffinpants Mon 25-Jul-16 15:11:20

I need to install a safety gate at the top of the stairs urgently. We have an electric drill but I don't know how - or if I need to check for wires in the wall before I do it.

What's the best way to do this?

KatoPotato Mon 25-Jul-16 15:19:44

You can buy a little detector that scans the walls.

Bambooshoots14 Mon 25-Jul-16 15:23:39

I have never bothered but obviously if the hole is to be directly above/ below a socket/ switch then there's likely to be a wire there so avoid

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