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by Aaron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Yeah. Fine. I just can't relate to having such massive material assets lying about. For me it's not what you can buy or acquire, it's what you can MAKE.

Behold Nick Offerman's woodworking:

https://youtu.be/Gh6H7Md_L2k

(Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson.)
by Aaron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I would say it depends on the scale of the drawing.
by Aaron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

p.s. I am jealous of Jay Leno, his collection is insane. Yeah, but seriously, what a burden and responsibility for just the sheer liability... That stress would more than offset the joy of the collection for me, even if I were of such means. I could say the same to you :mrgreen: Hey, I'm out here p...
by Aaron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Admin wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 am
I could say the same to you :mrgreen:
SNAP! :lol:
by Aaron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Admin wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
I can't wait until I'm semi-retired so I can give that level of care to my fleet :D back in the day I used to put a lot more time into vehicle cleaning & care... ;)
Your fleet? Ok, Jay Leno... lol :mrgreen:
by Aaron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Looks like the company is up in Elk River, interesting.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basic wiring inquiry
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Basic wiring inquiry

Not really sure what you're asking. Is your lighting circuit working? If you're just replacing a light, you should just be able to connect the new light the same as the old.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

AFAIK, CO alarms also have a higher threshold for CO detection than professional CO testing equipment.

At any rate, good the testing was done and hopefully the fix will be relatively straightforward and inexpensive.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Almost would be worth it to replace those parts on suspicion, shot gun troubleshooting...

I replaced a cap for my furnace blower last summer and I think it was like $15.

Turns out the old cap was fine, the fan motor was toast. So a new motor cost me like $120, and came with a new cap anyway.
by Aaron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Those parts have like 3000% markup. :(
by Aaron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am
We have an infraction against us for carbon monoxide in the basement. How's your week going?
I wonder where it's coming from. I know you're in Canada but you have to have the furnace off by now. :mrgreen:

Water heater maybe?
by Aaron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

$422!!! That's highway robbery.
by Aaron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Garage Lighting

Forget fluorescent, absolutely go with LED lighting!!! I installed 96-inch (8 feet) long high-output fluorescent tube lights in my garage. Although they start in the dead of winter (as they're supposed to), but they are dim. And the 8-foot tubes are awkward and fragile to deal with. They're nice and...
by Aaron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

You got the engine compartment completely steam cleaned?
by Aaron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Good luck, the components in the condenser are out of my league. I know you should have 24 VAC coming in on the signal line (from your furnace) to get the condenser to run. Make sure it's also getting 240VAC to run (check your outside fuse box).
by Aaron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Any tutorial on ceramic tiling floor?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Any tutorial on ceramic tiling floor?

I have a feeling he's going to have some very soon. His most recent video is how to mix thinset, so he's probably going to use that thinset to show how to lay tile.
by Aaron
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Power Timer - for pool equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Power Timer - for pool equipment

This thing handles a 20A load:

https://www.intermatic.com/en/in-wall-c ... km2st-1gmx

This looks like 15A, might work for you:

https://www.amazon.com/myTouchSmart-Pro ... B01N2WIR3H
by Aaron
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

I think I heard/read a lot of used trucks end up going to Mexico and South America.
by Aaron
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction box or pigtail in main panel
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Junction box or pigtail in main panel

Transfer switches for generators are mounted next to breaker panels, and these transfer switch panels actually come with a wire assembly, a big bunch of pigtails that go into the breaker panel to route circuits through the transfer switch panel. In this case, the splicing indeed happens in the main ...
by Aaron
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Smart stats

Yeah even that one I posted above with the AC/heat switch and fan switch still uses a mercury vial. My uncle, an HVAC guy, installed that same unit in this house in the mid 90s before I upgraded it to programmable. No mercury anymore... The really low cost analog stats today just use a bimetal coil ...
by Aaron
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:52 am
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D
The funny thing is he hasn't responded yet... I hope you didn't scare him off!
by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Is my upstairs plumbing leaking down to floor below?

Good luck. If you're only getting the drips from your bathroom sink, at least that may narrow the problem somewhat.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Smart stats

Shannon wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:03 pm
emtnut wrote: Best T-stat ever made ... just turn it down when you leave :mrgreen:
Old school! I love it!
No kidding, it's just a two-wire one, it doesn't even have fan or AC/heat controls like the SLIGHTLY newer ones had!

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by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Wayne please consider this your first official warning! Please refrain from using the F word in our forum. Omg I saw this right after I posted and got really startled and concerned. :lol: I just refer to the vehicle I drive today as "the Ranger". I got it free from my dad so beggars can't be choose...
by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

My old '98 GMC Sierra was assembled in that Oshawa plant. That truck came with an oddball 305 engine instead of the much more common 350 of the time. https://www.motorstate.com/chevy305.htm Interestingly, here's some Suburban frames being manufactured by robots in Arlington, TX plant. This photo was...
by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Smart stats

Yeah I'm sure all these companies are harvesting all sorts of data about what temps people keep their houses at and stuff, and selling that data for market research. It's an unsavory thing.

ecobee seems to "be" its own company, so I like that aspect.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Smart stats

Yeah I like the sensors that ecobee has. I have a tenant that lives above me that complains about it being too warm up there. Unfortunately my duplex just has one HVAC for the whole house. I'd love for it to keep an acceptable temp for him upstairs, but I also suggested he could install a small wind...
by Aaron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Smart stats

Anyone have testimonials for smart thermostats? I'm deciding about replacing my Honeywell with an Ecobee3. They are selling refurbs for $130, and I figure with the smartphone app and stuff it would be awesome to control the temp of the house anywhere.
by Aaron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

No way, because he has my full respect for being thorough and not resorting to cheesy "cliffhangers" to juice revenue or viewer engagement. It was the shed series that I couldn't stop watching video after video, I was like this guy should have my Patreon money. I have never seen any start-to-finish ...
by Aaron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Nice. I think the biggest oddity in Minn is the world's biggest ball of twine. lol