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GB circuit tracker, #13645
09/08/02 01:07 PM
09/08/02 01:07 PM
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jlhmaint  Offline OP
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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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Re: GB circuit tracker, #13646
09/08/02 05:20 PM
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purecntry  Offline
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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

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13647
09/08/02 06:23 PM
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Mike_Riverside  Offline
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i have one (it is made by GB also), it works great for residential, but i havn't had good luck with commercial.

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13648
09/08/02 07:31 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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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.

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13649
09/08/02 07:52 PM
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jlhmaint  Offline OP
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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.

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13650
09/08/02 08:04 PM
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arseegee  Offline
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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.

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13651
09/09/02 07:17 AM
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donles  Offline
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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

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13652
09/09/02 08:42 PM
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jlhmaint  Offline OP
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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.

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13653
09/09/02 08:46 PM
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spkjpr  Offline
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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.

Re: GB circuit tracker, #13654
09/09/02 10:25 PM
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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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