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Alie&Jim's Carrilite

Need a Gizmo

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I need a way to trace coax cable thru our rig.  Something I can hook/plug to one of the outside connections and see where it feeds.  

Our Carrilite came with a "Box of Many Buttons" that has rattling parts inside.  We use a portable dish most of the time but cannot feed it to the front bedroom TV.  Add the Blue Ray/DVD player, over the air antenna, and cables that come from the roof to the mix and it's a coax nightmare in the TV cabinet.  The area to work in is big enough for 2 hands if you hold the flashlight in your mouth.  

Suggestions for a tracer of some sort?

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Do a search for model N044-000-R network cable tester. Mine came with ends to also test the cable for tv. Made by Tripp lite ski CN6709

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A headlamp would keep you from drooling on those wires. I love the way it always points right to where I'm looking.

Linda Sand

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9 hours ago, sandsys said:

A headlamp would keep you from drooling on those wires. I love the way it always points right to where I'm looking.

Linda Sand

 

Yes, it would.... Now both you and my better half have brought up the need for a flashy new headlamp!!!!

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One of our neighbors had a similar problem . We used a length of wire that reached the outside rooftop connection and verified which cable was which and continuity via 2 different VOMs . 

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1 hour ago, Darryl&Rita said:

Home Depot carries Klein.

Nice!  And I can pick one up tomorrow in Sioux Falls.

I put the first one in the cart on Amazon but it hasn't been ordered yet.  It too would work.

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