Love it! "Discharge capacitor before measuring ⚠️" Well DUH!
Aka Fox & Hound set. I like the detachable cable on the tone generator in this set.Wow! You guys have some seriously specialized tools!
The phone wiring in my house was messed up. When I went voice over IP, I had two different techs try to get the phone line next to the kitchen counter to work. Each spent an hour or two, and didn't get it. I felt badly thinking that they got paid for the job, not by the hour. I just bought a wireless system, and went with that.
Later I decided to get a tone generator and probe to see if I could figure it out.
A couple of wires from the outside changed colors somewhere along the way. My best bet is that there was a junction box somewhere in the attic.
Without this tool, I'd still be using a wireless system.
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Yes, that's a larger, higher-powered version of the same thing. It comes with an inductive coupling clamp that goes around the cable or conduit that needs to be identified as it passes underground. Works really well. I used one to locate a water line under the front yard as well as a power conduit that crosses the back yard. Saves a lot of exploratory digging and a possible disaster with a backhoe.I don't have one, but when the fiber optic cable buriers came out to lay fiber optic line to my house, they had a signal tracer to locate buried power lines. They clipped the transmitter to the conduit going from my house into the ground to locate wires going to my yard lamps. The regular utility locator people use them, too. Pretty handy, and saves a lot of hand digging.
Does the Chick magnet really work? Where can I get one?
When they were lying underground cable in my development they used a air compressor powered ram to get under the driveways without tearing them up. They'd dig a hole perpendicular to the driveway, and drop this air ram into it. Then they'd dig a trench parallel to the driveway on the other side, to see where this air ram comes out.