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Old 01-30-06, 05:14 AM
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I am wiring a new house that someone else roughed in.It is all sheetrocked and I have one romex cable in a box I can't identify.It looks like the end of a circuit,has no power.Any ideas on how to find out where it goes? Bern
 
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I am wiring a new house that someone else roughed in.It is all sheetrocked and I have one romex cable in a box I can't identify.It looks like the end of a circuit,has no power.Any ideas on how to find out where it goes? Bern
 
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The only way to find out where it goes is to follow it.

It might help us make guesses if you provided some more information. Where in the house is this located? Is the box located at traditional switch height or at traditional receptacle height?
 
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Old 01-30-06, 09:10 AM
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This wire is in a box mounted at outlet height.It appears to be a 12/2 romex.Every other wire in the house is hooked up and energized.The whole house is sheetrocked so I can't see where it goes
 
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You still haven't told us where in the house this is located. Is it likely that it is a switched recepacle? What room is it in, etc.
 
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tone generator should find the cable thru rock, etc.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by racraft
You still haven't told us where in the house this is located. Is it likely that it is a switched recepacle? What room is it in, etc.
It is in the front hallway.Most likely wouldn't be switched
 
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Old 01-30-06, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tach
tone generator should find the cable thru rock, etc.
What is a tone generator?
 
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Old 01-30-06, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bern
It is in the front hallway.Most likely wouldn't be switched
Not necessarily true.
 
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