On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Randall<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> but will this device work by placing the 'wand'
>> 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). B 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. B Depended on how far from the source
> 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. B In other words, you
> basically had to touch the probe to the outer jacket, you couldn't just
> it in the general direction of the bundle. B Similar to item EC-400011 at
I have one of the cheapy units that came from Lowes or HD or somewhere
like that. It's not rated for use on powered equipment. It's useful
at somewhat longer range than that, but not a whole lot.
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