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by Aaron
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah but this stuff is classic.
by Aaron
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ya take the golden 'an' in the tan van, ya give it to Dan who takes it to Fran...
Riiiiiiiiiight, I undastannnnd!

https://youtu.be/hbJecXQ1Hgk
by Aaron
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Man. Sesame Street was just brilliant back in those days. I doubt they have those creative chops these days.
by Aaron
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I think I remember asking my parents why he was always shushing, and they explained he was just nervous. lol
by Aaron
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's a funny character because adults recognize him as a mafia-like character, selling stolen goods or scamming a gullible Ernie. Kids just think he's some eccentric muppet.

Ernie's laugh is just priceless too.
by Aaron
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Romex running along basement floor
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Romex running along basement floor

No that's a pretty egregious code violation. NM cable cannot be embedded in any material except for Type NMWU (Canada) or Type NM-UF (USA) which can be buried in earth (soil). It must otherwise be dry and secured with staples or holes in or through wood studs. Absolutely follow through with your pla...
by Aaron
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 465

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Oh I know. I'm just being obtuse for fun. My dad's wife got a Toto "Washlet" up at the lake. You walk past it and the seat raises. It's weird and scary.

It's got to be the only washlet in Burnett County, if not all of northern Wisconsin. :D
by Aaron
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom
Replies: 43
Views: 465

Re: Adding a new power outlet to a bathroom

Yep, if you know about NOT taking a piss on an electric fence you know that normal toilets are the way to go. Lol
by Aaron
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Raw potatoes I have tasted but that’s it. Not a fan
Any manner of cooked potato is awesome though, of course. Baked, smashed, fried. Even boiled potatoes are fine if the water was salted and you have sour cream. Yum.
by Aaron
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Raw potatoes? No.
by Aaron
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

With the name Shannon how can you not be!
by Aaron
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Rotate toilet 90 degrees
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Rotate toilet 90 degrees

Jeremyq wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:36 am
Ok gotcha...it would be away from the wall a bit but that's actually a good thing in this case. I plan on building a shelf at the back with a linen closet above
Good use of otherwise wasted space.
by Aaron
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I dunno, St Paul is an Irish town so I've had some influence and practice. A bar called the Dubliner is about a mile from my house. I think my toe nail might be Irish. lol
by Aaron
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

Aw well. You'd build a shed a hell of a lot better and faster than me. lol
by Aaron
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

He always has the last word. Lol
by Aaron
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

I just used Photoshop and grabbed pics from a Google image search. Very quick and dirty.

I was gonna sketch it on paper and snap a pic but I didn't have any markers handy and it is hard to draw a neutral wire on white paper. Lol
by Aaron
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)

That's odd. As far as I know, ovens have the same requirement as cooktops. I think my dad's wall oven up at the lake uses 40A with 8/3, but I'm not 100% sure. I suppose you could use 8/3 anyway, with a 20A breaker? You'd have the wire installed in case some other wall oven in the future would requir...
by Aaron
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

It's really up to you. You could split them, but you know what's actually easier? Just install a double-gang box and put in two receptacles side-by-side, each one on a separate circuit. Then you have the convenience of four plugs-ins instead of two, each on a separate circuit. I'd do this if I space...
by Aaron
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

You've got power going to the switch (which is good!), but I don't understand how you're powering the fan/light/heater with just 12/3 alone because you'd be using all three of those conductors (black, red, and white) for the loads and you still need to bring a neutral up there. So my proposal would ...
by Aaron
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Continuous Load
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Continuous Load

As far as I know the safe calculation is 80% of the P = A x V formula, where P is watts, A is amps, and V is volts. This 20% deduction safely takes into account the resistance of wiring, splices, terminations, plugs, receptacles, etc. So for example a 120V circuit at 15 amps, you have P = 15 x 120, ...
by Aaron
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I think Electricians have a reputation of being angry a lot. Not sure where I heard that.
by Aaron
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

Yeah running 12/2 power to the switches is a better idea. Because then you could just run two 12/2s up to the heater/fan/light from the switch and still have a neutral in the switch box. (You would use the two blacks and a white from two 12/2 cables for the three hots and the other white for the neu...
by Aaron
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

If the power were going to the fan/light/heater itself, then two 12/3s need to go from the fan/light/heater to the switch box... one to bring power to the three switches and the other to switch power back to the fan/light/heater.

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by Aaron
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

It would be better if the power entered the switch box. Then I'd just run two 12/2 cables to the fan/heater/light from the switches. One black of the 12/2 would get reidentified as red, and one white would get reidentified as blue. Then you have a neutral in the switch box, too.
by Aaron
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

Shannon it's definitely a 120V heater. I thought it could be 240V until I saw the wiring diagram wayne posted above. I suspect his power is at the unit itself, not the switch, and he said he's using a 20 amp circuit. So he needs to run two 12/3 cables to the switch box where he has his three switche...
by Aaron
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm the wannabe.
by Aaron
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch
Replies: 30
Views: 252

Re: Fan/Exhaust/Heater Switch

So you want three 3-way switches to control the fan, light, and heater independently? You can do that, but it's pretty elaborate and expensive wiring and sort of silly... usually lights are just controlled with 3-way switches, which is what I'd recommend. You turn on the light from one of two locati...
by Aaron
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

If I were the inspector, I'm not sure why I'd give two flips about 20A circuits anywhere in the house so long as the 12 receptacle max rule is observed and the proper materials are used. That the homeowner WANTS to use a 20A circuit is as good enough of a reason as any other for me. I might point ou...