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#170424 - 11/02/07 05:00 PM CIRCUIT TRACERS
Yoopersup Offline
Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 822
Loc: Michigan
Have to buy a new one. Any advice on the best one out there??By experience of using it??
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#170544 - 11/05/07 12:43 PM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Yoopersup]
Tiger Offline
Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 706
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
I hate to have you come up empty on this.

Not quite a brag about the best, but I found a useful one at Menards. It's a name I haven't heard of on the item.

I usually go through a few of these type a year, and always keep a couple on the truck since I depend on them daily to kill circuits. They're usually under $30.

#170556 - 11/05/07 04:53 PM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Tiger]
Jim M Offline
Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 457
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
Don't have any experience with these but have been considering one of the Suretest.
#170574 - 11/06/07 05:56 AM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Jim M]
Yoopersup Offline
Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 822
Loc: Michigan
Anyone tried the Amprobe AT-4001 circuit tracer???
#170581 - 11/06/07 09:29 AM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: Yoopersup]
richard Offline
Registered: 08/07/03
Posts: 94
Loc: L.I. New York
i have had the greenlee 2011 circuit seeker for two years and i use it all the time. it has a rating of 600 volts ac-dc, and works on live and dead circuits. it was 600 when i bought it, so it might be more now.
#170595 - 11/06/07 03:33 PM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: richard]
drgnz23 Offline
Registered: 02/17/02
Posts: 56
Loc: los angeles
ive used the amprobe At-2000 which works really great...weve had ours for about 6 yrs. Works on dead and live circuits.
#170596 - 11/06/07 03:58 PM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: drgnz23]
ChicoC10 Offline
Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 169
Loc: CA
I used to use the Amprobe AT-2005. My former employer had a couple of them and they were good for finding buried boxes.
I even traced a conduit 6' deep by running a fish tape into it and tracing the tape. Found a metal water pipe for the guy who had to dig a conduit trench for us too. They were both right where I marked them at. Found a short caused by a molding nail in a traveler once too. Finding shorts was a bit trickier than just tracing conductors though. My only complaints were that at times they wouldn't discriminate very clearly. Had to try tracing from one end and then the other and sometimes it only provided a crude guess where knock the hole in the rock or stucco. I recently heard that only one of them is still working.

I had an Ideal rep talk me up at the wholesale house a month or so ago on the merits of the 61-958. It seemed to have all of the features of the AT-2005 and more in a more modern style. Cost about the same at around $900+.
#170604 - 11/06/07 07:00 PM Re: CIRCUIT TRACERS [Re: ChicoC10]
Obsaleet Offline
Registered: 04/05/03
Posts: 362
Loc: Pa
I use the Amprobe AT-2000. It works well. It does have issues with noise in old buildings with motor loads etc.

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