mapping (on paper) circuit-breakers to wall-sockets?

mapping (on paper) circuit-breakers to wall-sockets?
The standard two-person team method would be to have one guy on the switchboard, turning them all off, then turning them on one at a time, and the 2nd person goes and tests each socket in the house.
Having done that, he turns that breaker back off, and turn on the next one, guy #2 again walks the house, testing each wall-socket.
Which is, of course, insanely inefficient.
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I recall from some decades ago a device that aided doing this.

The ideal device would be one where you first turned off the house power, then
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On Jan 28, 1:44 pm, snipped-for-privacy@panix.com (David Combs) wrote:

People have been known to use a wall-powered radio turned up very loud so that it can be heard everywhere the breaker controls. You still have to go and move the radio to every socket. And, it doesn't work for ceiling lights.
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snipped-for-privacy@brainchampagne.com wrote:

That's a really swell idea!
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On 1/28/2012 5:17 PM, HeyBub wrote:

Better yet, label the front of the wall plates with a black on clear P-Touch label.
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Numb3rs wrote:

But what if a visitor SEES the label? What will they think?
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That's something you always think of but never do.
That's also something I have requested to the electricians installing industrial outlets in remodeled rooms but they rarely do.
Greg
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On 1/29/2012 1:27 PM, gregz wrote:

If you have outlets that you know are going to be used a lot, lots of insertions and unpluggings, get the hospital grade receptacles which are designed to survive the plug from a floor polisher being yanked out sideways. The receptacles are made of nylon and you can beat on one with a hammer and not break it. The darn things can cost anywhere from 5 to 30 dollars or more but are worth it when you really need something like it.
TDD
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David Combs wrote:

It still takes, for efficiency, two people to use the Circuit Breaker Detective (and a pair of walkie-talkies or cell phones) http://www.harborfreight.com/circuit-breaker-detective-96934.html
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On Jan 28, 12:44 pm, snipped-for-privacy@panix.com (David Combs) wrote:

Home Depot carries a 'beeper' type tracer which CANNOT be connected toa powered line. approx $25
Two parts one attaches and sends and the other is a pen like probe that when you touch a wire connected, it's loud!
Power OFF breakers, attach DRIVER to one AC distribution from a breaker, then go out to the outlets. Getting near an outlet connected to the specific line will make the RECIVER beep. Works on outlets, light fixtures, even found routing inside a wall and the buried wires this way!
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On Jan 28, 2:44 pm, snipped-for-privacy@panix.com (David Combs) wrote:

Not if he marks the sockets that have been identified with a colored sticker, piece of painter's tape, or any of a number of other methods.
Then, he only needs to test the outlets that are not marked.
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Fine, as long as it's been done correctly, and no changes since thin.
Looks like no easy way!
I still like my idea of a box with 20 or 40 leads, each with audio signal ONE, TWO, THREE, ..., FORTY, one attached to each breaker.
If anyone personally knows someone at a manufacturer of the home-depot-sold device, or the one from Harbor Freight, please send my suggestion to them.
Anyway, thanks. Looks like an entire day task!
David
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