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Re: [Shop-talk] circuit finder ???

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] circuit finder ???
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:10:01 -0700
> but will this device work by placing the 'wand'
> along
> the line between the plug and the breaker ?

I've not seen what Lowe's & HD are selling (couldn't find it on their web
sites just now either).  But I used to work with a similar tool used for
finding telephone and network cables; and in general you had to get very
close to the wire to hear the tone.  Depended on how far from the source you
were, of course; but over any useful distance you had to get the probe
within 1/4" or better of the wire to hear the tone.  In other words, you
basically had to touch the probe to the outer jacket, you couldn't just wave
it in the general direction of the bundle.  Similar to item EC-400011 at

-- Randall 
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