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    Default Coin Wrench Power trick......

    Anyone try to locate power by inserting the coin wrench in the ground (lower round hole) of the wall outlet? (after testing the outlet with test plug in). Do you find you bleed off on catv? Do you have to unbond all the common grounds if lower freq is being utilized?

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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    I have never tried that becasue unless there is an outside outlet one has to enter the building / home.

    I did have a large retirement community of single homes on a single master meter, paid electric through their HOA dues. So there were no meters on any of the houses for me to connect too. Plus the transformers were subsurface.

    Took the ring clamp and clamped onto the wires feeding the outside unit of the central AC and marked the electric that way. As long as the circuit breaker to the AC was not open this worked very well.

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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    I have never tried that trick but I am sure it would give you the closed circuit signal you would need to locate power !
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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    Could also try direct connect to a/c unit, should be grounded to electric.

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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    I use that method alot. I have a philips head screw driver that fits in there perfectly. Some light poles have a power outlet on them and you can locate the lines without opening the access panel on the light pole.
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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    I've also hooked to porch lights to run the electric. You can also use spigots and back side of the gas meter.

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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheddar View Post
    Could also try direct connect to a/c unit, should be grounded to electric.
    I tried the a/c unit trick today...worked like a charm, I did unbond catv.


    -Bob

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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    Instead of ring clamping or direct connect to ac unit... directly connect to the copper tubing from outside unit and run it in low frequency after unbonding cable/phone etc... works every time...

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    Default Re: Coin Wrench Power trick......

    I have this one foot extension cord that has the hot pulled out (and taped up extra for some safety). This is for clamping an amp-clamp around while something is plugged into a 110 circuit.
    Thinking about trying a locate clamp on it.

    Or.. would it be possible to cause some kind of in-house havoc for an 8 or 33khz signal to appear on an a/c line ? Obviosuly the toaster and kettle would be fine.. but what about a TV etc ?
    (May you live in interesting times)

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