M > I have just moved into a new house. The fusebox is in the basement and
M > I am in the basement. There are three upstairs bedrooms, and the
M > builder has informed me that there is exactly one fuse for each bedroom.
M > I see three fuses marked "upstairs bedroom", but I don't know which
M > fuse goes with which bedroom.
M > I was upstairs a few minutes ago, and there was in each bedroom an
M > electric table lamp turned on and lit up. The basement has no windows,
M > and from the basement I can't see any of the bedroom windows or any of
M > the light from any of the bedrooms. I have a flashlight. I want
M > (without anybody's help) to match the fuses to the bedrooms, leaving the
M > basement only once.
M > Is this possible?
Why does this sound like one of those "if an east-bound train leaves
the terminal at 5:42 travelling 72 MPH and a west-bound....."? <g>
How about plugging a vacuum into the one bedroom, a radio into the
second, and TV into the third? Undo the fuses, re-connect one at a
time. When you hear the vacuum start up you will know this is the
fuse for that bedroom, etc.
BTW, I'd be careful: common walls may be on the same circuit (the
outlets back-to-back). Also, lighting may be on one circuit and
outlets on another.
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