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#13645 - 09/08/02 11:07 AM GB circuit tracker,
jlhmaint Offline
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Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 208
Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
has anyone used a GB circuit tracker, circuit breaker locator. Plug into receptacle and go to panel and run probe down and it is supposed to indicate which breaker is for the recp. i have been thinking of buying one so i did today and was wondering if any one else had used them and what they thought. also bought a klien conduit screwdriver/reamer something else i have wanted for a while.
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#13646 - 09/08/02 03:20 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
purecntry Offline
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Registered: 03/01/02
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Loc: Princeton IN.
I got to use my circuit tracker last week for the first time , I was impressed with it
it tracked an outlet through a sub panel back to the main panel correctly
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#13647 - 09/08/02 04:23 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
Mike_Riverside Offline
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Registered: 08/18/02
Posts: 34
i have one (it is made by GB also), it works great for residential, but i havn't had good luck with commercial.
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#13648 - 09/08/02 05:31 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
harold endean Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
When I was in contracting, I had the Amprobe or Paser Tracers. They worked great however when I bought them back in '85 they were about $500 a piece. One was for dead circuits and one was for live circuits. I sold them both when I went out of busines. Now I have the GB small res. style of circuit tracers. It works well for me at my own house.
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#13649 - 09/08/02 05:52 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
jlhmaint Offline
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Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 208
Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
i work in a factory hope it works out ok, iam going to try it out on some tommorrow, i will post back when i get off work.
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#13650 - 09/08/02 06:04 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
arseegee Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Statesboro, GA USA
I own both the GB and the Pasar. The GB is not quite as accurate as the amprobe but it works ok. It's not fool-proof though so be careful of false readings. The Pasar is the best but you better get out your wallet.
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#13651 - 09/09/02 05:17 AM Re: GB circuit tracker,
donles Offline
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Registered: 04/28/01
Posts: 82
Loc: Pennsylvania
I've been looking at them also. Greenlee, AEMC, Amprobe, Ideal...I can't decide which one without hearing other's opinions.

I bought the Klein reamer, too. Maybe it's me but I don't think it works that great. Not enough clearance to get it into cut emt.
Don
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#13652 - 09/09/02 06:42 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
jlhmaint Offline
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Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 208
Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
well i tried out the GB circuit tracker tonight and it worked good, i pluged it into several outlets through out the shop and i was able to locate the breaker it does pick up alot of interfearence up by the main breaker. as for the klien reamer i tried it on a pcs of conduit we had laying around and it didn't work as expected will take some getting used to or breaking in.
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#13653 - 09/09/02 06:46 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
spkjpr Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 226
Loc: Sedalia,MO, USA
jlh, the Klein conduit reamer does need some break-in time. Also if there is a burr on the conduit from the hacksaw it will hong up on it, don't give up on it though I use one regulary. The GB tracer works OK but sometimes does fool one about which breaker to shut off.
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#13654 - 09/09/02 08:25 PM Re: GB circuit tracker,
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jlhmaint,
How much was the GB unit? I got a cheapo Sperry for $30 just so I wouldn't be flipping so many breakers what with everyone having computers and all these days. I was really surprised it works as good as it says it would. You can also trace the circuit in the wall as long as it is hot.
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