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Another Case of a Buried Electrical Box

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Jason
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Re: Simple Solution.
Jason   10/5/2011 11:20:08 AM
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I guess this all depends upon several factors Tim.  

 

1) Materials on hand

2) Speed of which to find the issue

3) The enjoyment of making things

4) Nothing else to do

 

If I already have the materials on hand, it would not take that much of my time to create this and put it into use.  However, if I have to hunt for the materials to build this, and then order anything missing, the delay in that will of course offset the cost of the already made unit.  But this brings up #3 however and the pure enjoyment of taking raw components and making a useful object, test device, whirlie-gig, etc... out of them.

TimJones
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Re: Simple Solution.
TimJones   10/5/2011 11:06:57 AM
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Umm, you guys do know that you can buy a decent tone generator/wire tracer for around $50, right? I know that's more expensive than making one, but your time's gotta be worth something.

Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: Simple Solution.
Jack Rupert, PE   9/28/2011 2:37:40 PM
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Great solution.  Years ago, I actually remember one of my classmates doing something similar as a demonstration in an Electromagnetics course.  However, this as just a demo of the principle with no actual application.  Great example of engineering in the real world!

Jason
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Simple Solution.
Jason   9/27/2011 8:11:47 AM
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What a simple and elegant solution!  I am deffinitely making a copy of this for use on my wire hunt projects!

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