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#1 posted 12-06-2018 09:24 PM

Oy Vey, I feel so dumb.
See this is where classroom learning and real life intersect.
- mathguy1981

Not dumb at all. We ALL have learn the cable .vs wire thing with ammeter.
I’ve seen vetren electricians ‘forget’ and spend 5 minutes trying to figure out why there is no current.

+1 on the current tap trick with short extension cord from Kazooman.
I keep a 12 inch long plug/receptacle adapter in my tool box next to the ammeter wired with 12Ga THHN just for these measurements. :)

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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