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Old 10-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by imautoparts View Post
Well, from the prior posts I've determined it is a 240V system. It would be very simple to pull the breaker - will this effectively disconnect the white wire?

The break is in the ceiling - we have some settlement cracking that resulted in losing this zone last year.

The voltage I read was jumping all over the place.... my DVOM is a harbor freight cheapie and I don't particularly trust it. Could a low battery be causing a fluctuating reading?

I'm going to buy a new, higher quality DVOM today. Time to get serious on this. Sorry I'm such a newbie on AC circuits.

It is quite normal for the readings on cheaper digital meters to vary !
And for the average home handy man it doesn't really matter that much.
But if you want a better quality meter go for it !



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