Tracing a dead Receptacle

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Old 03-30-15, 10:31 AM
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Tracing a dead Receptacle

Is there a way to trace dead receptacles/wiring? My situation is as follows: Several years ago I moved into a fairly old house (1920's). Scattered in my lawn there are various receptacles & capped wires - some coming out of the ground, some running up in trees. They are fairly broken up & show no signs of life. As long as I have been in the house they have never worked. There are no obvious "off" breakers in my fuse boxes. Is there a way of tracing these dead lines back to the circuit panel? For all I know they were abandoned years ago.
 
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Old 03-30-15, 10:35 AM
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A fox and hound could be used to help trace the wires. Are you trying to make sure they are abandoned?
 
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Not really trying to make sure they are abandoned. More likely if they are "connected" would rather bring them back to life.
 
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