Volt Stick

Originally Posted By: cmccann
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Anyone use something other then the ETCON VT160 Volt Stik? Looking for something different.



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Greenley and fluke make good ones .


Whats wrong with the ETCON?


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Originally Posted By: cmccann
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Nothing, I left it at an inspection. icon_cry.gif I need another, but I would like to pick one up locally. Thanks,



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Originally Posted By: dbowers
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We like the Greenley best.


Originally Posted By: cmccann
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Where is the best place to pick one up?



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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I hate when that happens icon_evil.gif To date : One water pressure gauge one 10-1 Klein screwdriver and a digital temperature gauge. icon_evil.gif


I like the Greenley also.

I got mine at Grainger


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Originally Posted By: cmccann
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Do use the Greenlee GT11? Looks like it’s a new model. Very reasonable price. The Etcon is about 50.00. The GT11 is 15.00.



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Originally Posted By: cmccann
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To date: One Stream light flashlight, that one hurt. One Volt stick, and one laser thermometer. Really sucks, I have gone back to get my CO detector a few times. Starting last week I now do a inventory prior to leaving. My wife makes me do it. No more new cool tools this year, except for the Volt Stick. icon_lol.gif Oh yeah I dropped my brand new sure test into a operating Jacuzzi tub, that one really hurt. They don’t work to well when they are wet.



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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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I haven’t left anything behind…yet…I have backtracked many houses looking for things…camera, flashlight, etc…clients must get a kick out of watching me, cause I’ll be doing the inspection and they are standing there holding my camera I left in the other room…“didn’t want to see you lose it again” they’ll say… icon_redface.gif



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Originally Posted By: dbowers
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to his next inspection and didn’t realize he’d left the ladder behind untill he go to the next job and started to get it off the van - no ladder.


He was a nervous wreck worrying about whether his ladder would still be there when he got done with this job and could go back for it (vacant house on a corner lot of 2 busy streets) - 33 miles out and 33 miles back (he lives about a mile from me).

Good lesson though.


Originally Posted By: cmccann
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Good one. I also left a ladder at a house. Is anyone seeing a pattern here? The ladder was a 5’ fold out that I used for the garage attic space. What’s really funny is the seller who was at the inspection said she needed a ladder. Getting a divorce and husband took all the ladders. I forgot it as I was leaving the driveway and remembered, but decided she needed more then me. Two weeks later she called me to schedule an inspection for her condo. icon_lol.gif Now that’s marketing material.



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Originally Posted By: charper
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To date I have only left 1 GFCI tester behind. However I have been banned from tool shopping for rest of year. Seems I get carried away at Grainger. I can’t even go to Lowe’s or Home Depot alone anymore. My wife makes 1 of the grandkids travel with me…Bummer…I’m having withdrawal!


Charlie


Originally Posted By: mrichardson
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As an alternative to a Volt Stik I use an Extech DV30, costs about $10-15. This one and the others mentioned all are at least rated Cat III and are listed by UL etc. I don’t believe the Volt Stik is (at least I found nothing about Cat rating or listing on the Etcon site when someone suggested I get one.)


Mike


Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Someone want to tell us (me) what a volt stick is?



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Originally Posted By: mrichardson
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Sure. An Etcon Volt Stik is a non-contact voltage detector. “Volt Stik” is just the Etcon companies name for theirs.


Mike


Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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Does it tell you amperage as well?



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Originally Posted By: roconnor
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… available at Lowes, Sears, Grainger, etc … has both visual and audio indicators. Meets my “Harry Homeowner” rule too … icon_wink.gifCLICK HERE



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Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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It’s just the registration page???



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Originally Posted By: jbehling
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Has anyone gotten false readings off these? I had a home two weeks ago with old knob and tube that had been replaced, when I tested some of the ends that had been cut, I discovered that my volt stick went off, these wires were just hanging down in the basement icon_eek.gif


Got a call a week later from realtor, home owner hired a electrician who said he didn't find any live wires???? Is it possible to get a bad reading?


Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Kevin … If you type in your zip it should take you to the right page (or look for GB Circuit Alert from the main page) … it’s a Lowes thing … lol.


Jason ... That hasn't happened to me, but I think it's better safe than sorry. Plus it's always a good idea to confirm the voltage indicator with a meter if anything is suspected.


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