In mounting a monitor to the wall, I drilled a hole in a stud 16 inches to the left of the stud supporting an outlet
. The outlet is at about 20 inches height, while the hole I drilled on the other stud is at about 50 inches height from the floor.
I identified the stud with a magnetic stud finder and then drilled tiny pilot holes to determine the boundaries of the stud. When I was drilling through the center, it felt like my drill should be going through the wood part a lot easier, and when it finally went through, it kind of pulled the drill bit in. I am worried now that I did not hit wood but some PVC plumbing or electrical wires. I paid attention not to drill exactly where the magnetic stud finder had attached itself to the strongest pull, but a couple inches below.
What are the possibilities and risks and what should I do? No smoking, leaking, etc from the hole, it just doesn't appear to be wood. I don't have an electric stud finder and can't get one right now.
Finally, this is a wall to the outside, there are no electrical outlets or switches
at that height on that wall. There is a light switch at that height on an adjacent wall, separated by the door to the apartment.