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#18748 - 12/13/02 07:00 PM affordable circuit tracer/toner
crlnva Offline
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Registered: 12/13/02
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Without spending between 500 and 1000 dollars can anyone reccomend a good tool for tracing circuits out in finished walls, either energized or de-energized. What do you guys use

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#18749 - 12/14/02 05:48 PM Re: affordable circuit tracer/toner
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Are you talking about locating a cable that is behind a finished wall, sort of the way one would use a "stud finder" or determining what receptacle/light/etc. goes to which breaker, as in "who put this thing in and never labled the service panel?"

#18750 - 12/14/02 07:20 PM Re: affordable circuit tracer/toner
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Registered: 04/20/02
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I search to find a good one and even posted a thread here asking for feedback. You may want to search back a bit to find the thread. I ended up with an Amprobe Pasar AT- 2004. This retails for about $900, I paid $450 on Ebay, brand new. I used it the other day to trace a wire through a finished house and it paid for itself that time alone. I was looking at some Greenlee tracers that were a little less and may be worth a look.


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