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hi ive lost a camera cable in a hotel when plastboarding was done, i have a fair idea but dont want to bust holes and guess..

ive been told a bt tone tester might help me, detect through the plasterboard ????

any help/ideas appreciated
 

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a tone tester might help, but if the plasterers have buried the cable, get the hammer out.
 
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hammer time!!
 

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its nearly 40m back, up a floor to get back to camera room.. would a wireless camera maybe be soloution??
 

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Exactly what you need , we use ours on average about every 2 months to do just what you need !
 

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well its behind 12mm of plasterboard, and would 40m of distance be a prob???
it might work, and it might not. a bit like the old needle in a haystack when the needle's made of straw.
 

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The over 40M might be a problem if the transmitter's only battery powered (normally 9V), as it's not too deep in the wall then s/b able to trace it and find the end. Mine's either battery powered or mains powered from the circuit under test and on full power can detect up to 2M (have a read of the spec).
 

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any you recommend?? they raange from 10-100 and probably more...
Exactly what you need , we use ours on average about every 2 months to do just what you need !
 

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Ours cost about £120 , but that was about 9 years ago now . ( They have come down loads now !)
That one looks like it should do the job , just make sure that you can vary the generator output or it can just flood every circuits in the CU with a signal if you ever use it to find a mains circuit , also if you ever do need to find a mains circuit you will find it a lot more precise if the whole board is off and not just the circuit you are trying to find !
 
Lump hammer is just as good lol
 

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What about a wireless camera, any you recommend. I have installed a few in my cctv days but i just installed
 

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Its too watch you.

Its another idea , and just forget the other cable in ceiling void with the other 1000
 

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Your haqnds probably like lump hammers farmboy... No lump hammers infront of these guys
 
Cut a neat hole the size of a dry lining box. get the torch and fishing rods out and then when you eventually find it, blank plate will hide your terminations and bobs your uncle. Then take a hammer and introduce it to the plasterer, in the carpark of course!
 
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We use a tone tracker quite often but if there are alot of other cables in the walls the signal can be induced a wee bit.

CPC do some cheap options that are pretty decent. In a situation like this though i wouldn't bother with a tone tester and would definitely cut a 1/2gang hole and get th'rods out.

Wireless cameras can be handy but me and the lad at work just cut a 1 gang hole and stick the old smartphone onto video mode with the light on.

If i were you id cut a 1gang and use your phone to film inside then just pop a blank plate over, If your cameras going on that particular wall then you could use a 1 gang brush plate rather than a blank plate to bring the cable out. Just an option.

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