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Hey Eunice! Is the light off now?!

Yep, questions like that have been shouted from the basement to the 2nd floor bedroom for years as weekend warriors across the land tried to figure out which circuit breaker or fuse controls what outlet in their home.

But no longer do you have to make turning off the right circuit breaker a two person affair. No longer do you have to reset your clocks and DVD players or VCR's because you incorrectly turned off power trying to locate the proper circuit breaker.

In the tutorial Circuit Breaker Finder I want you to know about a great little electronic device called a circuit breaker finder or circuit breaker tracer that makes this now a one person task. You simply plug the receiver into the outlet and wave the "magic wand" (OK, the electronic receiver) over your circuit breakers in your power panel and lights flash and beeper beeps when you find the right one! EASY!

And if you need to turn the power off to all the circuits in your home, then see the tutorial How to Safely Turn Off Power to the Electrical Panel.

So take a read and learn how easy locating the correct circuit breaker or fuse for a remote outlet or light fixture has become.


July 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm
(1) Bec says:

Good info, but “Unis” is spelled Eunice.

July 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm
(2) homerepair says:

Thanks Bec! Duly noted and corrected.

July 30, 2011 at 2:22 am
(3) larry says:

Being a electrician by trade, I used a radio to turn off the circuit I wanted. As for reseting the clocks and such, oh well. As often as I need to kill a circuit I won’t spend the money on a new gadget.

July 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm
(4) homerepair says:

C’mon Larry! Gadgets are awesome!

July 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm
(5) Kailyn says:

A million thanks for posting this informitoan.

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