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Old 04-16-2017, 09:42 AM   #81
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I'm not worried about the breaker, I am worried about a semi-bad splice burning up in some random place that I have to now find, or possibly a wire burning in the wall.

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How does the green one help to find a circuit? I have one of those and it does not have continuity between the two prongs. It came with a clear plastic / see through receptacle as a demo for TR receptacles
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:46 AM   #82
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How does the green one help to find a circuit? I have one of those and it does not have continuity between the two prongs. It came with a clear plastic / see through receptacle as a demo for TR receptacles
The green one is a tamper test tool. The one that says "Shorted" in really messy handwriting is for blowing circuits.
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This vid has interesting info

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Wow. Back when I did resi work, we had a boom box that we plugged into the outlet with the volume up full. Then leave all the doors open to where the panel is and you flip breakers off until the boom box goes quiet.
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When we were working in a Telco office we were forced to use the famous "shorted breaker finder switch trick.... when it just held in there until the wiring went white hot and the switch was smoking we thought .... here's a problem !!
Telco said run another controls circuit .....didn't seem to cause any other problem.
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