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cable tracking

Postby geffers123 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:03 pm

what is the best way of tracking a cable from one end of the house to another? with the power off can i put it to earth at one end & use an audible meter at the other end? if so what meter do i need? (on a budget keep it cheap)
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Postby kbrownie » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:43 pm

You need a something to connect the cables together i.e. connection block. cost penny's
and a meter to test continuity. A multimeter will do that, about a tenner.
Then connect each conductor at a time to each other, Phase to earth, neutral to earth and phase to neutral. one at a time and test at the other end.
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