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September 29, 2019

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Identifying which fuse or breaker controls which outlet


Back in 2008 a nifty device called the Easy Circuit Finder (below) offered a quick and dirty solution to this problem but alas, it's long since become unavailable.


Fortunately for us, BrainGenius boj reader Linda Badeen, within hours of the device's appearance here, offered a far better — and faster, cheaper, and totally under control — solution: "How about using a radio that you already own?"

Utterly sublime.

September 29, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


The radio is a better idea since you can't see most outlets from the breaker box. Don't have a radio? Use a TV or stereo, or video game, or blender, anything that makes noise. TV too big? Use an extension cord. Flip breakers off until the noise stops then go investigate how many outlets and ceiling lights are dead to determine what's on that circuit.

Posted by: xoxoxoBruce | Sep 30, 2019 6:59:54 PM

That was eleven years ago.
Who still has a radio?

Posted by: Luke | Sep 30, 2019 7:55:53 AM

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