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
again walks the house, testing each wall-socket.
Which is, of course, insanely inefficient.
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
On Jan 28, 1:44 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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.
On Jan 28, 12:44 pm, email@example.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
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
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!
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