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by Aaron
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade

A hard-wired smoke detector is easy to install, you just need a fixture box with an incoming cable that has constant power. Hardwire smoke alarms come with a triple pigtail (red, black, white) with a connector on it. The pigtail just gets spliced to a constant source of power (your lighting circuit)...
by Aaron
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Auto paint question
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Auto paint question

If it's glass, a single-edge razor works nicely for scraping off dried goobers. For house windows I use it all the time for errant drips of dried spray foam or paint. For the vehicle's body, yeah, use your fingernail if you don't mind possibly having to get your nails done again. :? :lol: Or use a g...
by Aaron
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade

I take it you're doing a complete upgrade (removing the old panel and replacing it with a new panel, instead of installing a subpanel)? This is really the best long-term solution in my opinion. If you can install it where the old one is, that might be best? Otherwise it's up to you. Before you drywa...
by Aaron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We thought so too as you were building it... what was your "interpretation" of the shed as you were building it? Does it reflect a statement of your world view?
by Aaron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

I would say as long are you're at 12 outlets or under, you're fine -- also make sure that the outlets (again, receptacles and lights) on the consolidated circuits are in relative close proximity to one another just so it makes sense when you label your panel directory. It's not a requirement per se,...
by Aaron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

They are "accessible" in the attic, and I will be using drop ceiling in the basement, so technically I believe they are. Well "not accessible" means a junction box is hidden behind drywall, and could be forgotten about. If a splice came loose in that box it would be horribly difficult to troublesho...
by Aaron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

I think your question just boils down to whether you can cap the ends of wires? The answer is yes, whether they're live or not. As long as they are accessible. You can install new breakers and run new circuits as you wish.
by Aaron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well it looks like he compensated for it by taking that picture.
by Aaron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hey actually that pink is pretty cool. Should maybe have stuck a swimsuit barbie above the engine compartment. Lol Yeah no way to easily paint those embossed letters to look good, it would just look bad no matter who does it. Better to find the vectorized Tonka logo, and size it to the embossed logo...
by Aaron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 86
Views: 814

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Well I think up in Canada you guys tend to do all your drain plumbing in ABS up to the tail pipe from the sink drain. The tail pipe of the sink drain interfaces with the larger ABS pipe using a trap adapter, a compression type of connector with a slip-joint tensioning ring, that cements onto the end...
by Aaron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You darned kids got spoiled! In my day we wuz lucky to have a stick to dig in the dirt with! :cry: :lol: There was dirt back then? :lol: :D :mrgreen: I would have loved something like that. I did have a pedal tractor and my father built me a trailer to two behind it. I've got a Polaroid of our Sain...
by Aaron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I miss toys made with actual metal. They were already on their way out when I was a kid (I'm 40) and most stuff was plastic but the really good stuff was still metal at that point. They just don't make 'em like they used to that's for sure. Speaking of plastic junk, anyone remember big wheels growi...
by Aaron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh my, I would have loved those growing up. I played with my food without any fancy plates like these. It was my IMAGINATION, and I hated peas back then. Remember playgrounds used to have those excavator things you could sit on and use levers to scoop up sand and swivel it to dump it somewhere else?...
by Aaron
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

If I were you, I'd stay in Hawaii! :shock: :lol: Haha. The thought crossed my mind, if this site was my only need for income I could do this very comfortably from the beach every day! Just think, you could do Hawaiian style home improvement. How to deal with occasional trade winds, swimming pool fi...
by Aaron
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What are these in my basement?
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: What are these in my basement?

I'm guessing it could be for radon mitigation?
by Aaron
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've never been to Hawaii. I'd love to go. Hell of a long plane trip!
by Aaron
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh the good old sun... I remember when that used to exist. We've had steel gray overcast skies in the last six weeks.

Where are you vacationing Shannon?
by Aaron
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Our temps are plunging here in Minn. A few days of snow so far, though no accumulation. Next Monday's low is forecasted to be 12F/-11C!
by Aaron
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Yep. That's all you need!
by Aaron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Can't refuse free beer. But if there's a consistent pattern of being offered less-than-optimal-quality beer, you may find fewer opportunities to offer it to me. lol
by Aaron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Wine Cooler need dedicated circuit?

Actually you want to leave your countertop recepts dedicated... it's a specially required circuit. By general use circuit, that means just any other circuit that supplies power to receptacles throughout the house.
by Aaron
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction box wiring with a switch
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Junction box wiring with a switch

Maybe if you posted a diagram of what you want, it would be more clear. It sounds like you want a switch to kill power to a 3-way switched circuit downstream and another switched circuit for receptacles. If you want to kill power to those circuits you could just flip the breaker off? I mean you coul...
by Aaron
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is closet considered opening like door
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Is closet considered opening like door

1) As per ontario electrical code, we need have outlet within 6 feet of any opening like door. What if we a closet in wall, does 6 feet rule apply to it. Issue is my 2 outlets are 13 feet a part and have a closet in between. Outlet would be within 6 feet from closet door. The 6 foot (1.8 meters) ru...
by Aaron
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Thanks guys! I'm 44 now. Noticing white hair on my sideburns. Not sure what to do about it if anything.
by Aaron
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hah! My birthday's today. Maybe there's some correlation between sparkies and scorpios?
by Aaron
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

So you need one circuit that powers lighting in two rooms, each room with two entrances and 3-way switches in each of those rooms for the light in that room? Yes. It's no different than if both rooms used a single pole switch to power their lights respectively. All you need to do is wire your 3-way ...
by Aaron
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1825
Views: 33882

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm pretty sure if I were the jogger, I'd realize exactly what the prankster did.

I'd say, "I told you already to go that way, so stop running into me." :D
by Aaron
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: One Power Source to 2 Seperate lights both 3 way?

One circuit to power two independently-switched lights? Yes. Most homes are wired this way.
by Aaron
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement pot lights on single breaker
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Basement pot lights on single breaker

That's great news that there is no outlet limit on dedicated lighting circuits.
by Aaron
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement receptacles types
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Basement receptacles types

Wow, that's interesting. I have never seen residential strobe smoke detectors here in the US. Just in commercial buildings.