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Looking to install new electrical outlets... what switches do I flip off?

Looking to install new electrical outlets... what switches do I flip off?

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Old 07-13-16, 11:56 AM
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Looking to install new electrical outlets... what switches do I flip off?

Hello.

I am far from knowledgeable on electrical whathaveyous so please excuse me.

I am looking to install some tamper resistant outlets and some new outlets with usb ports.

I am starting off with 5 particular outlets on the bottom floor for the tamper resistant units, along with 1 outlet in each of the 4 bedrooms in for the usb units.

I want to shut off power to these mentioned outlets but I can't be sure which ones I need to flip off. I am attaching a picture of my box, I hope someone can chime in and let me know what I should be aiming for.

 
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Old 07-13-16, 12:05 PM
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If breakers aren't clearly labeled then plug in a radio with the volume blasting and turn off and on the breakers one at a time until radio stops.
 
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Old 07-13-16, 12:31 PM
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You can buy a breaker finder to assist in identifying the correct breakers.
 
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Thanks for the replies pattenp and pcboss.

I will definitely try both.
 
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No switches to flip off. You flip off breakers. I always used a trouble light on a long extension cord.
 
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If outlet/circuit you are going to work on is reasonably close to the breaker, you can also use a non-contact tester. Turn on the non-contact tester and plug into hot side of the outlet and test each breaker until you don't hear beep anymore.
Sometime this works better because it is not always the outlet you have to work on and cannot plug something into a loose wire or switch.
 
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Thanks for the replies.

I ended up picking up a breaker finder at home depot. I am in the process of labeling everything for my project and for future reference
 
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