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Old 08-31-2011, 07:40 PM  
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Default Drill depth into concrete ceiling

Just wondering what depth I can safely drill into a concrete apartment ceiling without hitting wiring, pipes etc.. (Canadian apartment).

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Old 08-31-2011, 10:19 PM  
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Building manager should be consulted, a guessing game is not productive and could be dangerous.



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Building manager should be consulted, a guessing game is not productive and could be dangerous.
I OK'd it with the superintendent. He told me the thickness of the ceiling. Just not sure what standard depth the wiring is buried in the cement.
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Call the city building inspectors and ask what the code would have been when the building was built.

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Call the city building inspectors and ask what the code would have been when the building was built.
Sounds like a good idea, don't want to cause any damage.
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Embedded items in concrete may or may not be located where pertinent codes say they should be. If the items are metallic, you can use a pachometer to readily spot their locations, and then drill any/all holes to miss those locations.



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