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Old 03-05-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Best Way To See Behind A Wall


Any tips for tools that would assist in looking for something behind a finished wall, well at the same time causing as little damage as possible?

I know Ridgid make an inspection camera with a 3' line, which would only require a small opening.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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If you have any old comics, I think they sell X-Ray vision glasses in the back.


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Careful drilling holes for inspection. You never know what's back there.
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I was waiting for that.. lol

X-ray vision would be very useful in the situation (as well as a few others lol)
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I was waiting for that.. lol

X-ray vision would be very useful in the situation (as well as a few others lol)

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

I do have a Zircon stud finder that will also locate metal and AC. Has kept me from any insurance claims (so far).
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Be sure to charge extra if Proctology inspection resquested by the HO
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Yep, that's the one I was thinking of. Looking like the best option right now.
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Milwuakee also has a few cameras that look decent, Ive always used the ridgid though! works great and minamal damage!
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May be a dumb question, but does the technology exist today to let you "x-ray" a section of a wall, and get an image of whats behind it?
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May be a dumb question, but does the technology exist today to let you "x-ray" a section of a wall, and get an image of whats behind it?

Sure it does exist. Question is, do you have enough zeros in your bank account?
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Any tips for tools that would assist in looking for something behind a finished wall, well at the same time causing as little damage as possible?

I know Ridgid make an inspection camera with a 3' line, which would only require a small opening.

Any other suggestions?
Most Times I go around to the other side to see what's behind it, If you want to see whats IN it Milwuakee & Ridgid make a few things to find pipes and wires - One of them you do not have to open the wall.
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Most Times I go around to the other side to see what's behind it, If you want to see whats IN it Milwuakee & Ridgid make a few things to find pipes and wires - One of them you do not have to open the wall.
Yes IN the wall, haha, Know of anything on the net about them?
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Sure it does exist. Question is, do you have enough zeros in your bank account?
lol probably not, but interested in any info you have.
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What are you trying to find?

Milwaukee and Ridgid both have inspection cameras, LSD has one too but it is fairly overpriced.

Most things I look for in a wall can be found with a toner-tracer, stud finder, or knocking on the wall.
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Infra red heat sensitive cameras? I don't know of anything that is going to give 3d images. Wouldn't be too shocked to know the technology exists though.

Sounds like someone is treasure hunting.
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X-ray, ultrasound, ferro scanner....depends what you are trying to find.
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