The Best Way to Label and Test Breaker Switches

Plug a radio into an outlet to see what breaker switch controls the outlet.

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Listen to your favorite music while solving a key DIY problem

I like to have my switches and outlets labeled, so it’s easy to figure out which breaker to shut off when I need to change a switch or outlet. When I moved into a new home, so I had to label everything. I didn’t have a helper, so I used a radio instead. I’d just plug it into an outlet and blast some music. Then, I’d flip breakers until the radio shut off. I had everything labeled in an hour. – Collin Grace

Learn this little trick to read breaker numbers more easily.

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