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Old 10-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Is there a way to trace old lines without tearing down the whole ceiling? ??


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Old 10-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Some models of stud finders have that feature.



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Old 10-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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What is your objective? I will probably not be back here for several days, but that's okay, because there are a lot more knowledgeable people here anyway, and, given some more details, they may be able to lend some additional suggestions. A good starting point might be to determine which devices are on which circuits; with that information, you may be able to visualize possible paths. If you are attempting to isolate a problem, keep in mind that, if done properly, wire connections will only be made inside of receptacle boxes, lighting box, or other accessible junction boxes.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by danpik View Post
Some models of stud finders have that feature.
A stud finder might indicate the presence of an electrical wire. Often they do not. It is surely not accurate enough to trace a specific wire
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Telling use what it is your really trying to do and why will come up with some better ansewers.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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You can buy a tone generating circuit tracer kit (toner for short). You clip one part on a wire end or screw terminal (power turned off please) and maneuver the other part about wall and ceiling surfaces to find the route of the wire.


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