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TOPIC: Electric Testers

Electric Testers 14 years 3 weeks ago #2894

What kind of electrical testing do you do?  I use a circuit tester, link below.

www.professionalequipment.com/tasco-insp...20g/circuit-testers/

I think electrical testing is a big part of the inspection.  It's one place I don't want to screw up.  I also have a little tester to see if something is hot, but don't use it that much, only for hanging cables, fixtures without bulbs and such.  When possible I remove the panel box cover, but sometimes that is not possible.  When it isn't possible, or dangerous, or whatever, I note that on the report.

I have been using the device above for 15 years or so.  It is worth every penny, and lends a lot of confidence to buyers.

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia
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Re: Electric Testers 14 years 3 weeks ago #2899

I use a poor inspectors tester.  Its an Ideal 61-501

www.tequipment.net/Ideal61-501.asp?gclid...n02JUCFQpwGgodXGIcXg

What I want to get later on is something that will test AFCI's also.

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Re: Electric Testers 14 years 3 weeks ago #2900

The unit above does AFCI's too.

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Re: Electric Testers 14 years 3 weeks ago #2902

Oh does it!  I saw GFCI's when I glanced at the specs but didn't see AFCI's

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Re: Electric Testers 14 years 3 weeks ago #2904

Not officially with a button, but if you plug it in the AFCI-connected bedrooms it trips the circuit.  There is a way to get around that, so you can test the bedrooms completely, but it is a valid test nonetheless.  The unit puts an 80% load on the circuit to give it a complete and valid test.  (12 amps on a 15 circuit and 16 amps on a 20 circuit) That is enough load to trip an AFCI.  It is a great tester...

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
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www.jaymarinspect.com
Northern Virginia Home Inspector
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Re: Electric Testers 14 years 3 weeks ago #2908

Ya I just went to their site, they also have a version 3 that is the same as yours but adds in the AFCI's and a digital display.  They also have one that does strictly AFCI's.  I liked the way yours was set up because of the quick glance lights on it.  Simple to read.

When I get rich and powerful off this inspection business, I will look more into them.  Right now I cant look, cuz then I'd buy.  lol

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