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Old 10-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #16
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Use those non contact testers as a quick reference only. Never fully rely on them and if you plan on doing future electrical work it is worth investing in a good quality meter such as a fluke. It may seem pricey but a good meter is not only for reliable information, it's also a safety device that could potentially save your life. It's one of those tools that i dont believe you should go the cheap route on.


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Old 10-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #17
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those pens are good but not to be trusted,i can go out under the power line coming to my house, the high voltage side & it goes crazy, as others have said , always use a multimeter.always test it on a known live circuit first to see if is working properly.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #18
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Thanks.. Just wish I knew that before I ripped everything out and poked holes in my wall...

Should have came here first

Lesson learned!!


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