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Old 12-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Identifing Circuits/Associated Breaker

A while back I posted a question about having a large house and needing to replace all the wall receptacles. Got a ton of replies but while in the HD, picking up some Behr Paint/Primer <BG> saw a Klein tool that has a transmitter that you plug into outlets and then scan the panel and it beeps when it finds it. Yahoo, it works and I can do it myself, would be better with a helper.

For the DIY'er if may be a tool than can help you out. It was a Klien ET300 and I have already started replacing outlets identified with the tool. One room done and well lots to go.

Wondering if anyone else uses this and any tips would be appreciated?

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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I've used one before with great sucess. Worked perfectly

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Wondering if anyone else uses this and any tips would be appreciated?
I've used one, and they're not too bad. Just like inductive testers, they're not to be considered a definitive measure. Always check the outlet for power after throwing the breaker.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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Best thing to do with those is once you suspect you have found the correct breaker, turn it off. The signal will stop and you will know you have found the correct breaker. If you do not have the right breaker, the signal will continue to tone out.
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