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Old 01-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #31
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Don't work on live wire.

Just don't.

I've been rewiring my entire house and I cannot tell you how many times a wire sprung back and hit me on bare skin. Even if I'd been wearing gloves, that bare wire would have zapped me good.

IT ISN'T WORTH IT.

I always, always, ALWAYS use a voltage sensor to ensure the power is out before I even take off any covers.

If you can't find the breaker, get one of these:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPhPxaUTs9c

and

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UPhQC6UTs9c

You put the test transmitter into the bulb socket adapter, screw it into the light you're changing the switch for, turn the switch on, and use the locator to find the breaker.

It's $50 for the pair, but your life is worth it!

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Because he sounds like a man who might make a mistake.
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I wear gloves to confirm the circuit is dead and then remove them.

The only thing worked on live is changing a bulb.
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I wear gloves to confirm the circuit is dead
How do you confirm it's dead?
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How do you confirm it's dead?
Multimeter.
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How do you confirm it's dead?
wiggy meter.
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wiggy meter.
Yeah I know what I use, but the way he worded it was a little ambiguous

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