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by Aaron
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 4 way light does not work correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: 4 way light does not work correctly

The 4-way basically just switches the traveler conductors between two 3-way switches... so if you have two 3-way switches working correctly at each end, you can put one or more 4-way switches between them in the circuit. You just wire each pair of travelers to the sides of the 4-way switch. The 4-wa...
by Aaron
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 4 way light does not work correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: 4 way light does not work correctly

Did you ever have a working 4-way switch in that box before?
by Aaron
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sump Pump Wiring ???
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Sump Pump Wiring ???

Sorry to hear about your bad discoveries. You will probably want to have an electrician come over and sort out what you've found.
by Aaron
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: New tool pouches!
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: New tool pouches!

I used to have a belt with an electrician-style leather pouch when I worked at the phone company. Unfortunately, it belonged to the company, not me, even though I had used it for 5+ years. I miss that thing, it was all broken in like a good old baseball glove. All my tools fit inside it perfectly, t...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That van looks quite a bit taller than a passenger van. I'm guessing this model is pure utility only and doesn't come in passenger varieties.
by Aaron
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Need help replacing closet flange
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Need help replacing closet flange

I personally would drop the flange in so it sits proud of the finished concrete floor by the thickness of the flange itself. So fill in the void with concrete, smooth and level the floor, then use an angle grinder on that cast iron to cut and/or grind it so it's level with the new floor. Then insert...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sump Pump Wiring ???
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Sump Pump Wiring ???

Yeah all circuits in an unfinished basement must be GFCI. If the basement is finished (habitable), then it must be AFCI as well. As far as I know, all permanent construction wiring should remain a consistent gauge throughout a circuit. But "should" does not necessarily imply "must"; it may not be co...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sump Pump Wiring ???
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Sump Pump Wiring ???

Well I'm not sure what all you have or what exactly you need to add. But just know that a 20A circuit (from the breaker in the panel) should only have #12 throughout. A 15A breaker can have #14 or #12 throughout but must be one size or the other. You should have a circuit for your laundry, a separat...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sump Pump Wiring ???
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Sump Pump Wiring ???

Ah ok, so you've got a #14 extension from a box that has #12 coming into it from the panel. That's technically a violation, as you shouldn't mix gauges of cable on a circuit. If #12 leaves the panel, then it should be #12 throughout the whole circuit even if you never have more than a 15 amp load on...
by Aaron
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Veneer chair seat rippled
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Veneer chair seat rippled

Sure, I would think so? I'm not a woodworker, but it seems like pretty straightforward project. The real challenge might be that trim ring around the seat that would need to get removed, first, because the veneered seat surface tucks under it, it looks like. Is there a spot on the ring where there i...
by Aaron
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Now that you mention it, I believe Dodge now has one of those tall vans as well. Merc and Nissan definitely do. Google "commercial van" and see what you come up with. Dodge does... they call it a Dodge Ram ProMaster. It actually looks extremely practical and handy: Screen-Shot-2018-09-17-at-22.29.1...
by Aaron
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sump Pump Wiring ???
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Sump Pump Wiring ???

Emtnut, I Do have a 20A circuit run with #14 and #12 ( I know it's weird ) , I said to a #14 ... because my current sump pump and washer are getting power from one 15 amp outlet which is feeding with a #14 wire and 20 amp breaker, and as i said it is not the only wire and there is some other lines ...
by Aaron
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Yeah, we've had the beer talk before, a time or two. :)
Maybe even three by now. The topic always resurfaces. Ha ha ha!
by Aaron
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Try a Firestone DBA 8-)
You've referenced it before, I remember, because when I just pulled up the website I remembered the site.

But this time it's available in my area! So I will definitely try it!
by Aaron
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well I just got some experience points. I installed a new fan motor in my furnace. The old motor seized. Opened up the furnace and took out the blower, removed the "squirrel cage" from the motor shaft. Sourced a new motor from an industrial supply house. Couldn't find an exact match but made a simil...
by Aaron
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 pm
DanM wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:14 pm
He's French though so automatically he's not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Hey, whoa, hold on there pal! You don't have to be French to be an idiot, just look at the turd sitting in the White House. :lol:
You're insulting turds.
by Aaron
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Waaaaay back in my college days I took psychology. I still remember a film we saw on advertising. A product was introduced (ie Tide) "New Tide" blah blah blah 1kg -then "New and Improved Tide" blah blah blah 750g - "More cleaning power, convenient size" 500g -"New and Improved Tide" Now 100% more c...
by Aaron
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

There's a whole contingent of comedians who mistake stupid for funny, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Sasha Baron Cohen, David Letterman, Conan Obrien . . . These guys are NOT funny, do they get lucky with a gem once in a while, sure, who doesn't, but overall, they're just not ...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Also, you're proving my point, you won't see commercials like that as often anymore because big money refuses to risk letting their commercial be too out there or creative. Nah, I think it's that people simply don't tolerate commercials anymore. I think a critical mass who still watch TV shows watc...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I was never into the Vacation series, not a fan of Chevy Chase or his particular flavor of humor. Yeah he's not very funny. More just a weirdo. Christmas Vacation is the only one in the series that I liked, as it was produced by John Hughes. So it had a very good cast of goofy characters, silly dia...
by Aaron
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Love2Learn wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Sorry for your loss Aaron! It is really easy to go into denial about your pets decline...so hard to let them go.
Thank you. My hope is he passed in his sleep. He was a smart boy, so he probably chose a very safe and secret place only he knew about.
by Aaron
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Christmas Vacation is probably my favorite National Lampoon's. But Airplane! is pretty close.

Blazing Saddles is hilarious. That'd never be shown on TV today. Ha ha
by Aaron
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Great 60 Minutes segment. I was 9 years old when that aired in 1984 but I rememeber the 60 Minutes intro as tough I watched it yesterday. "Those stories and Andy Rooney tonight on 60 Minutes." Tick tick tick tick tick. I'm Gen X, we were raised by TV! I'll bet the ad that I'm looking for was directe...
by Aaron
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That's Sedelmaier for ya. I'm looking now for a particular airplane commercial, I don't know if it was part of the Wendy's series or for an airline, but it was similar to the one above with a kind of cold war Ukraine vibe to it. OMG, well have you visited http://www.sedelmaier.com/work/ ? There's d...
by Aaron
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You would think, right? Truth is, commercials are mostly made to be as irritating as possible because THAT is what sticks in people's brains. Yes, best bang for the buck. Cheap commercials to produce, and they try to stick in people's heads. You can often remember the commercials you actually HATE....
by Aaron
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh my god, this is a classic. The cold war was still going on when this aired.
by Aaron
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I agree, ATOH is much better, and I really like their home visits. The humor they try to inject is a bit odd, maybe it's a New England thing, I don't know, comedians they aren't! :lol: Yeah the humor is a bit weird. Some of it sounds adlibbed, some of it sounds rehearsed. They definitely rehearse t...
by Aaron
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Hottest Tool on the Market!
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

I would think a torch would usually work just as well. The "magic" of this particular tool, I think, is that it heats around the bolt. The chassis expands with the heat while the bolt stays cool. A torch would be less precise as you'd heat the bolt and chassis at the same time. Unless you went in a ...
by Aaron
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Hottest Tool on the Market!
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

You probably don't want to put your tongue on that tool, it might be a little spicy. :lol:
by Aaron
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1653
Views: 23159

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

As a general contractor, I feel exactly the same way about "home improvement" shows, 99% of which are complete crap. Hometime with Dean Johnson is currently the only one in existence that is worth watching. This Old House used to be decent, not anymore. Everything else shows people how to do things...