Also, I have used my digital meter to tet outlets, but can I put it on the main cables coming into the ciricuit breaker? Is it red meter wire to the cable and the black meter wire to the neutral bus? Will I fry my meter? can I get shocked?
From everything you have said I don't think you need to check any further. If you want to continue, read joecaption's post and also make sure the meter leads are in the correct holes for voltage, not current. That will light things up real good, in a bad way.