Finally I decided the time has come to identify them and label them correctly for easier location when a particular circuit needs to be switched off.
I tried one of the cheapie circuit breaker wands from HD and needless to day it didn't work very well at all and was returned. I then searched the internet and finally purchased a GB Instruments GET1200 Circuit Tracker pair. It seemed to offer a cord mounted wand with a narrow pointer connected to a receiver with about 12 LED's for signa strength and it appeared I was all set to go.
This morning I actually had to change a ceiling fixture so the power needed to be cut. Great! I plugged in the separate transmitter in a wall outlet in that room and went to the basement with my receiver and cord mounted wand. Boy - was I read to solve all my electrical problems.
Unfortunately, the received indicated that EVERY circuit breater in the main box was "THE ONE" I was looking for. The audio and visual indicators couldn't have been stronger. There's got to be something wrong. Finally I removed the transmitter module from the wall socket in the particular in question and to my surprise, still each breaker was indicated "The One". I think there must be some serious interference causing this.
So, does anyone have any experience with the product and in eighther case, are there any electricians reading that can elighten me as to why there is so much interference?
What was going to be a rather simple task has now turned disappointing and troublesom.