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Old 08-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #16
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J187, When i test the power I test all 4 wires in every outlet, not just one outlet. I also test the wires and not the actual recepticle.

I will be spending most of the day tomorrow messing w/ this problem. I will work from ground zero start all over again.

One other thing, has anyone ever heard of a tool that uses electrical induction to see if there is electricity through the wall? I was talkin to a friend and he said that there is a tool that can locate running current through wires through the wall. This would definately help me in my endeavor as I would know which wall to start at and not have to tear down possible 2 walls...

Any input is apprcieated.

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may be when you test the voltage, did you remove all outlets before testing? may be a misconnect somewhere affect your testing result if you don't do that... I will say pigtails all wire... no outlets connected anywere, then measure the black wire one by one... find the real hot one, then go from there...
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