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Re: OT --Reliable circuit breaker/outlet finder

Larry Clinton At Frankfort, (Central) Indiana
I did a lot of electrical work in my younger days - before the advent of circuit tracers I could afford. I always used a loud vacuum sweeper to trace the circuits. Turn off all the breakers, plug the vacuum in and listen, when you hear it turn it off again to be sure. Turn it back on and then then plug it into each outlet in the same area to identify live outlets. This is done to insure there are not two circuits in the room (like living room - kitchen etc.) It always worked well for me.

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