Author Topic: Best Screws  (Read 13678 times)

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Offline Dongar

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Re: Best Screws
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2012, 09:19 AM »
By the electric code wires have to be at least 1 1/4" below the surface of the studs or covered with a metal plate. If you use screws that go deeper then this and hit a wire you are at fault. Also if you hit metal and keep screwing or drilling to get through you would be at fault. Even worse if you hit a wire and don't blow a circuit the potential short could cause a fire in the future. this happened to a friends business. It took 7 years after it was built for the fire to start. You  also have to worry a bought hitting plumbing. I repaired a house where a drywall screw went into a copper heating pipe which did not leak until several years later when the end of the screw rusted off causing extensive damage.

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