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by Aaron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: Dead outlets

You will want to reset the breaker just in case. Switch the handle all the way off, then back on. You may also have a GFCI receptacle on the circuit that may also have tripped, that could be the cause for your dead receptacles. Be sure to reset it.
by Aaron
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hard to remove fixture?
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Hard to remove fixture?

It may be a screw on type of cap then. If that's the case hopefully the threads aren't deformed from attempts to pry it off.

If you need brute force you could screw in a couple sheet metal screws and use those to either twist it or pull it.
by Aaron
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Help finding a straight Adapter, 1/2 NPT Female x Male
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Help finding a straight Adapter, 1/2 NPT Female x Male

Good luck, hope you can make that work. Otherwise, this may be very obvious, but can you access the plumbing from the other side of the wall? If you remove drywall from the other side you may be able to undo some straps and finesse the plumbing it so it's flush with your finished wall on the other s...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh wow, that song is older than I thought. I've only heard this 80s cover, which I thought was original:

https://youtu.be/JoXVYSV4Xcs
by Aaron
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Installing In-ceiling speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Installing In-ceiling speakers

Yeah about your only realistic option with a concrete ceiling is to have a lowered drop ceiling, with a soft material like drywall. If you have a tall ceiling, like 8.5 or 9 feet or taller, you could build down enough to accommodate the cavity required for a speaker (say 4-6 inches). It also provide...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier suggestions needed
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Vapour barrier suggestions needed

You have the subfloor but not the finished floor? Pity you didn't stretch 6 mil poly across the joists beforehand. Not sure poly should be on the inside side of a subfloor; you may be better off with the 2" foam with the spray foam. Check with your jurisdiction to see if that alone is suitable vapor...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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by Aaron
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah or just buy an older vehicle that doesn't have it, or wait til a newer vehicle doesn't have it when they figure out it isn't selling and stop manufacturing it.

Remember quadrasteer?
by Aaron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Also, why isn't Buick pronounced like Quick? Cause it would sound like 'bwick' ... people would think you were saying brick with a lisp :lol: Actually that's not a lisp, it's a different speech impediment called rhotacism. People who pronounce an 'r' with a 'w' sound. Think if Elmer Fudd were in As...
by Aaron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm personally not a fan of crap that is complex and looks like it will easily break or fail, you know like some Rube Goldberg thing. That tailgate step thing looks like just such a thing. Power windows and door locks were marvelous inventions, particularly door locks with remote fobs. If they break...
by Aaron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Geezus Spruce, he works with a bunch of dudes, you know how bad they'd heckle him if he put a back-up cam on the truck especially after he'a already getting hazed by his backup mistake earlier. Christ. Competently maneuvering a vehicle is the measure of manhood, goes without saying. Now if it came w...
by Aaron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Good friend of mine has had three Mazda 6's in the last 15 years or so, actually the first one was back when it was called 626. He swears by them.

Crew cab and long box! That is a LONG truck. lol
by Aaron
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am
I forgot, I also had an early 80s buick. Mid-size, can't remember what it was. It was like driving a couch down the road ... I didn't keep it very long !
That is what is *always* said about Buicks, that it's seats are couches. :mrgreen:

Also, why isn't Buick pronounced like Quick?
by Aaron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh how can I forget, I briefly owned a '93 Honda Civic Del Sol. That car was cheap and fun, and had a removable hardtop roof! The two-seater also had amazing legroom.
by Aaron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 106
Views: 1164

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I'd stick with the metal boxes with those vapor barrier pockets. Metal boxes are just stronger and more durable, my two cents about the electrical. If you can reuse what you already have go for it, but be sure to use those poly pockets.
by Aaron
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The beer makes me snarky! :twisted: :lol:
by Aaron
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dimmer switch
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Dimmer switch

How many cables are in the switch box? The switch (whether dimmer or normal on/off) generally only uses the hot (black). But sometimes the white wire is used as a hot in a switch loop type of light switch circuit, so you will see this already connected to the on/off switch you are replacing. In this...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding Joists to an Existing Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Adding Joists to an Existing Deck

Question on behalf of the OP: should the decking be removed before adding joists, or after? Thinking before, so the joists can be tapped into place snug with the underside of the existing deck boards, and joist hangers fastened tightly and securely. On the other hand if the deck boards are removed f...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

'86 Olds Cutless Sierra
'90 Plymouth Acclaim (hated this pos)
'96 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
'98 GMC Sierra 1500
'02 Ford Ranger (hand-me-down from Dad)
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah trucks are so less utilitarian than they used to be. Can you even order a manual transmission, vinyl seats, and no carpeting? I highly doubt it. Those old vinyl seat no-carpet ones you could just hose down the interior!! Lol Look the bed!!! I also LOVE the two-tone. 483644BC-6F23-4E5F-88D6-FBCA...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Mismatched Vinyl Siding
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Mismatched Vinyl Siding

Have you exhaustively looked for matching siding color? Don't stop with the big box stores, be sure to consult with siding companies that have access to the supply chain. Then you can just replace siding on one side of the house and it will more-or-less be imperceptibly different than the other side...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Ha ha ha, no I noticed your video after I had replaced it. :oops:

Had I seen your video beforehand, though, I might've made sure I got the right flapper!
by Aaron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture

Conduit is a GOOD thing. You guys have higher quality electrical construction in the Chicagoland area versus the rest of the county.
by Aaron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Tell people how to replace toilet flappers!

Ha ha, it's crazy because Shannon dropped that video just like a day before I had to replace one. Got the wrong diameter though, wtf don't toilets use standard flapper valves.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: chipped white melamine cabinet
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: chipped white melamine cabinet

Yeah short of refacing with new melamine, that is probably the best fix.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Oh man, that guy is so reckless. Scary. He looks like he's genuinely shocking himself too, or else he's faking it really good.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2630
Views: 62217

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Jackhammer and auger.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Yeah he lost me on that too, as well as his commercials.

And him shocking himself... geezus. He should respect power more.