I have used the short outlet to find breaker method. POnce I found a
bad breaker that never tripped, and melted the wiring. no biggie for me
but perhapos a deal breaker for you.
If your main panel has FPE stab lock breakers DONT USE THE SHORT
METHOD. Once a FPE breaker has tripped on a short it may never trip
again. REPL:ACE THE PANEL ASAP!
Just whats so important you cant shut off breakers? the power company
has popwer failures, so everything is designed to tolerate power offs.
plug a radio in the outlets with volume up high then trip breakers one
at a time till the radio quits.
safest best method...... do when no one else is home, most that can
happen is some flashing 12;00 CLOCKS
dont tell anyone they will nver know.... thinking house just had power
Its best to check every device in home and make a breaker chart so you
know in the future
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