What circuit tester does everyone recommend?

I am in the process of becoming a licensed home inspector through InterNACHI. I have been in the home building industry, in one form or another, since the late 80s. I am currently purchasing whatever equipment I might need that I do not already own. What do you suggest with regards to a circuit analyzer/tester?

How about a combustible gas analyzer?


Thanks Roy! Any suggestions for a circuit analyzer: SureTest, Extech, etc. Not looking for the top of the line, but quality.

Milwaukee 2202-20 ‘sniffer’

Knopp K-60

Of the types of tools you mention, starting out, you need the following (I’m listing the least expensive items for you just starting out):

Once you start making money you can add a circuit analyzer (I like the Extech https://www.inspectoroutlet.com/extech-ct70.aspx). I also carry a Fluke RMS clamp meter with leads.

Use your nose to detect combustible gas leaks. You can use a bottle of bubbles to pinpoint them https://www.amazon.com/Rectorseal-65554-8-Ounce-Bottle-Locator/dp/B002YFHXY0/ref=sr_1_2? You can add a combustible gas detector after you start making money.

Even starting out, don’t scrimp on your flashlight, camera and ladders.

Thanks for the help Bob!

Thanks for the information Chuck! I will have to purchase a gas detector as I do not have a sense of smell.

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