I'm quite an amateur when it comes to home improvement type stuff but I now have my first home and starting to do small work around the house. I kind of scared myself when I bought a drill and with the very first drill, I punctured a water pipe. Yeah, not exactly a good intro to home improvement.
Anyway, I'm planning on doing some more drilling and want to be safe. A water pipe is a PITA but at least the damage was minimal. I'm much more concerned about electrical wiring. I was going to buy one of those combined stud finders + live wire detectors but I don't need the stud finder part. I live in Indonesia where no one builds with wood frame + drywall construction. Everything here is concrete brick walls.
So, I saw these non-contact voltage detectors online and they look like they fit the bill but I wanted to check here first. Would that allow me to find live wiring through about 1" of plaster + concrete?
This was the exact product I was considering: http://www.amazon.com/Fluke-1AC-A1-II-VoltAlert-Non-Contact-Voltage/dp/B000EJ332O