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Post 19 made on Sunday November 17, 2019 at 10:21
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On November 14, 2019 at 16:13, Munson said...
Does anyone have a good tool they use for locating buried wires. Working on a project that have a lot of wire buried and need to find them. Cat6 wires, Crestnet wires, speaker wires.

I use the Fluke intellitone, and this is good for some things, but not very good at finding or tracking wires in the wall.

Was looking at an Amprobe but hesitant to spend the money unless I know it is going to work. Called the company and they did not recommend for Low Voltage wires, but then I read the manual and it talks about how to use with Low Voltage wires. Left me with even more concerns.


Has anyone used this or have something they do use that works good.

I have a cheap toner from Skywalker with the inductive wand and it works as well as the Fox And Hound models I have used, etc. Connect the black to something that's metal- doesn't matter if it's grounded, then press the button of the wand. It's amazingly loud. You may want to bare the end of the shielded cables but you should still be able to hear something when you pass over the cable paths. I usually clip the black lead to one of the folding metal supports on my ladder to amplify the tone.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

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