What can the DCT419 Hand Held Wall Scanner detect behind a wall surface?
The DCT419 Hand Held Wall Scanner can help detect five classes of embedded materials behind a wall surface:
Wood (wood stud, wood bracing etc.)
Ferrous metal (steel stud, cast iron pipe, nail plate screws, nails etc.)
Non-ferrous metal (copper, aluminum, de-energized electric etc.),
Plastic (plastic electrical box, PVC, low voltage wire etc.),
Unshielded live electric wires
Note: The image shown on the display is a graphical representation of the embedded material type. “Ferrous Metal” could be a steel stud, black pipe or nail plate etc. “Plastic” could be any plastic item such as an electrical box, PVC pipe or low voltage wire.
For best results, it is recommended to scan the wall section at several different heights as well as scan both horizontally and vertically. This will help map out the embedded materials and their locations behind the wall surface. Once the embedded materials are identified, this information can be used to deduce the actual object type.
How deep does the DCT419 Hand Held Wall Scanner penetrate?
How deep does the DCT419 Hand Held Wall Scanner penetrate? The DCT419 Hand Held Wall Scanner will scan up to a 3” depth for detection of ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, live electric and PVC and up to a 1.5” depth for wood studs. (This depth is measured from the front surface of the wall which is in contact with the wheels.)