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Old 11-07-2007, 04:01 PM   #16
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By all means buy a tracing tool. When you hook the signal transmitter to the vent-a-hood wiring (or outlet) you should get a signal on two breakers. Then follow HouseHelper's advice. If the vent-a-hood wasn't protected by a breaker it would be obvious. The wiring would be connected directly to the bus in the breaker panel or connected in the meter base. Highly unlikely.

I too like quality tools even though I'm a DIYer. My philosophy has always been if the tool is worth having get it, it's worth the butt chewing the wife dishes out. And my butt has been chewed out many times over the years over tools.
yeah tools are useful and i never use it just once. . . i can imagine a circuit tracer being VERY useful over hte years... plus they are abotu $40 at The HD. . .

I tried to justify a new table saw to do the carpentry work i need to do but couldnt get that one past the wife

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Old 11-07-2007, 06:13 PM   #17
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so i bought a tool and traced the circuit. . .straight to a breaker I SWEAR was off and on several times last night... guess i was out of it or something.

Anyway, range hood is down already.

thanks for hte advice guys
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:30 PM   #18
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so i bought a tool and traced the circuit. . .straight to a breaker I SWEAR was off and on several times last night... guess i was out of it or something.

Anyway, range hood is down already.

thanks for hte advice guys
Thanks Hub, you made my night.... I was gonna chime in, but my gut said you were gonna post this. I've done it before... Just today, actually, trying to trace a 277V circuit to where I KNEW the breaker was. Turns out it was in a subpanel I did the underground to in May. Not laughing at you brother, laughing with you.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:51 AM   #19
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Thanks Hub, you made my night.... I was gonna chime in, but my gut said you were gonna post this. I've done it before... Just today, actually, trying to trace a 277V circuit to where I KNEW the breaker was. Turns out it was in a subpanel I did the underground to in May. Not laughing at you brother, laughing with you.
yeah, i think i subconsciously wanted to buy a new $50.00 tool so my mind tricked me into not finding the breaker the night before. . . i did find that it is mislabeled. The electrician labeled it 'dishwasher' but when off, the dishwasher is still on and the lights are off

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