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Hoshwa 12-02-2012 10:04 AM

Tracing Circuits
I almost always to all my own electrical, including upgrading and running new circuits. I have moved into a new office where the breaker panel is in the hallway across from my office. I have been given full permission to do electrical mods in my unit. Question is this. I do not wish to do the flip off breakers and see what runs my unit due to other units having computers and such. I know that you can get a breaker id unit. I have used them, but they are generally only good for plugs and light sockets. I have florescent light fixtures and wall switches that I would like to trace. How can I trace a light switch or a florescent light fixture without shutting off random breakers. Is there a device for this? Any help would be appreciated.

gregzoll 12-02-2012 10:25 AM

Get one of these|1 But problem is, since this is a commercial structure, your hands are tied for doing any type of electrical work, regardless what someone in the office told you.

k_buz 12-02-2012 10:28 AM

How is that going to help find the fluorescent lighting circuits?

Jim Port 12-02-2012 10:34 AM

I would not expect the lighting to be mixed with receptacles in a commercial building.

Contact a licensed contractor since this is a commercial structure.

dmxtothemax 12-02-2012 08:09 PM

If he wants to find light circuits as well as power circuits,
he can just unscrew the switchs pull them out a little,
and then he can access the wires to trace.

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