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Old 09-11-2012, 01:26 AM
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Could you pull one wire apart from the others about an inch or two and check for voltage with an adjustable non contact voltage detector? If its this box, assuming its a standard box in the ground, why not pull the box and inspect the wires?
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:41 AM
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Could you pull one wire apart from the others about an inch or two and check for voltage with an adjustable non contact voltage detector? If its this box, assuming its a standard box in the ground, why not pull the box and inspect the wires?
what's an adjustable non contact voltage detector?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:02 AM
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what's an adjustable non contact voltage detector?
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I think they are more common in the electrical field but basically you can insert it into a receptacle or near a wire and it will tell you if its "hot" the adjustable model is nice so you can adjust its sensitivity and avoid interference in tight areas with more than one wire.
http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-GT-16.../dp/B001QIJOW0
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:31 AM
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I think they are more common in the electrical field but basically you can insert it into a receptacle or near a wire and it will tell you if its "hot" the adjustable model is nice so you can adjust its sensitivity and avoid interference in tight areas with more than one wire.
http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-GT-16.../dp/B001QIJOW0
i know what a non contact voltage detector is, i have fluke, greenlee, sperry along with a couple of volt alert drivers.
haven't used an adjustable though.
you do realize that they dont detect voltage dont you?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:52 AM
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i know what a non contact voltage detector is, i have fluke, greenlee, sperry along with a couple of volt alert drivers.
haven't used an adjustable though.
you do realize that they dont detect voltage dont you?
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What is it detecting then? Magnetic field?
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:02 AM
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What is it detecting then? Magnetic field?
yup emf actually
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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We will be removing the box to check for obvious damage.

We are dealing with 10 separate 14 ga. conductors (cables). My error.

Any recommendations on voltage detectors? Our only time we have needed one, so inexpensive is a plus.

John

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:41 AM
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We will be removing the box to check for obvious damage.

We are dealing with 10 separate 14 ga. conductors (cables). My error.

Any recommendations on voltage detectors? Our only time we have needed one, so inexpensive is a plus.

John
sent you pm with my number. NCVD's don't work all that well in these situations, there are better inexpensive mdthods.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:15 PM
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