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Old 12-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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What is the best circuit breaker finder to buy? I have an orange klein kit from home depot, it sucks.

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Plug in a radio and crank it...

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That's what I recommend... why waste your money on anything else?
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In a home, this is the best way.
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The only "breaker finder" I have seen that works properly was the $450 Greenlee/BEHA circuit tracer.
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I have 2, a Zircon and a Klein (both under $50). Neither one worth the powder to blow them to he77. Radio is the best.
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The only "breaker finder" I have seen that works properly was the $450 Greenlee/BEHA circuit tracer.
Ive aways had great success with Amprobes circuit tracer, they go for around $650....




Never used this in a residence though, only commercial....
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Ive aways had great success with Amprobes circuit tracer, they go for around $650....




Never used this in a residence though, only commercial....
My bad. I should have said the cheapest one, not the only one.
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I have an Ideal that works well about 95% of the time
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It amazes me how many people don't know which ckt breaker controls which outlet.
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It amazes me how many people don't know which ckt breaker controls which outlet.
You would be surprised how many residences have unlabeled panels or are labeled "lights" or "receptacles" with no designation of where they may be.
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You would be surprised how many residences have unlabeled panels or are labeled "lights" or "receptacles" with no designation of where they may be.
I write the cb number on the back of the wall plate. And besides a decent description on the inside door of my load center, I have a diagram showing each outlet and it's corresponding breaker.

But then again....I'm a technogeek nerd
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I love when you open the panel and the legend says " Bob's office". And nobody knows who Bob was. As far as writing the circuit number, great idea if you have painters who put the plates back where they took them off, not!
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Your painters take the plates off? I have not seen any painters that would touch an electrical plate or even use a screw driver. Tape around everything and paint is the norm here.

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