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Topic Title: micc cables
Topic Summary: how do you know if they are Live
Created On: 03 December 2012 04:29 PM
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 05 December 2012 01:58 AM
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spinlondon

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Originally posted by: alancapon
The only way to positively identify a cable is using signal injection, but that usually involves access to both ends of the cable as well as making it dead.

Which would appear to take us back to the OP.
 05 December 2012 08:53 AM
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"i think you mean CAT as in 'cable avoidance tool' not CAT scan as in computed axial tomography which is a million pound tool as compared with 400 quid????"

It might be worth getting a Schroedinger cat.

That way it will be both live and dead and neither and both all at the same time

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 05 December 2012 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by: DOUGIE1000

intresting CAT will pick up old lead cables underground though


True, but AFAIK it only indicates the presence of the cable, and does not advise as to whether or not it is live.
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