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by emtnut
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

I'd say closer to 300% markup on parts, but that's pretty much standard. It takes time to stock and store all the various parts that are needed. I'd say $140/hr is fair as well. Contractors have licensing, insurance, vehicles,tools, advertising etc etc, costs to pay for. They also usually can't bill...
by emtnut
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
The disconnect was a little melted and the capacitor was bad. We gots cold air now! 8-)
Good to hear ... you're hard enough to deal with at room temperature ... I wouldn't want to see what happens when you heat up :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Garage Lighting

If it were my garage, I'd go overboard with the lighting, and have 3 -4 switches so I can control how many come on. That, or at least leave a couple of junction boxes so you can easily add more lighting if you want it. For a garage I'd go 6k And you can also add dimmers if you're getting a sunburn i...
by emtnut
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

breaker was the first thing I checked, it was not tripped, I tripped and reset it just to be sure, and could hear a click in the unit as I did so. The unit is 2 feet from the breaker, but these here parts is on the opposite side, so I can't see them and flip breaker at the same time. Helper won't g...
by emtnut
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60295

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I really like that Dia !

Come reno time, I'd decorate around it if it were me ;)
by emtnut
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Hey guys, 104F here today and the condenser/fan (outside portion of unit) quit running. When I flip the breaker, I can hear a click at the unit. Since you can hear a 'click' , that is most likely the contactor pulling in. See pic, measure for 240V there. You may have popped a breaker, which may ind...
by emtnut
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:02 am
I guess I started it?
Well, ya ... but it's not to late to trade in your truck :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

I like the Raptor in my avatar ... but they start at 60K,,, and once you dress them up at bit :? :o I have a Blazer ZR2 , although my daughter took it from me for now ! Also have an 03 Dodge work truck. No frills, standard cab, 8' box. No real issues with it, and it sounds nice. The rust is really g...
by emtnut
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Power Timer - for pool equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Power Timer - for pool equipment

Lol ... The Home depot guys :mrgreen:

Intermatic and Torx are pretty much the standard for pool timers. Sounds like you found one at HD, without the orange apron help 8-)
by emtnut
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

Wud I do now ??? :o :shock: :?

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60295

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Took yesterday off and went on a little road trip, when we happened upon this cool sculpture.
If you ever need any welding done ... get this guy !

Craftmanship and artistic, hard to find guys like that
by emtnut
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: Smart stats

Aaron wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Shannon wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:03 pm


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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And a mercury switch ... the ones from the 50's and 60's are still tickin :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:06 pm
emtnut wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Does Ford build their trucks in Canucksville ? Or Dodge ??

Wayne please consider this your first official warning! Please refrain from using the F word in our forum.
OK Boss ... No more 'F' words here :lol:
by emtnut
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Nah, he'd just checked in before we got into this. He probably won't be back on until tomorrow, maybe later. You know how busy retirement can be. :roll: :lol:
Hey !!! I was on some major babystitting duties today :shock:

I still think I shouldn't have retired :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: Smart stats

Best T-stat ever made ... just turn it down when you leave :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

I'm not a GM fan but it's lookin' good. Like new! You don't see those rigs in that good of shape where I live. I WAS a huge GM fan ... now that they are out of Oshawa, I'm not so sure. I hear that they are keeping a couple of hundred employees now. Far cry from the 10thousand they had. Does Ford bu...
by emtnut
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

So grateful for your help!!! We passed rough-in inspection. Congrats on the rough-in pass :D Let us know how final goes, and best of luck ! Personally, I would keep the green sticker (the paper copy they give) for when/if you ever sell. To me, it's a HUGE sign that the previous owner did things rig...
by emtnut
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60295

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:16 am
A large base... sitting....

Hmmm.... :lol:
Might explain why he got the big 'Burb :mrgreen:

Without pics, we can only imagine :lol: :o :shock: :?
by emtnut
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Looks like Aaron answered all your questions. Just to confirm, there is no height requirement here for receptacles either. For the panel, usually the conductors come in from the top if you are fed overhead from Hydro, and fed from the bottom for an undgerground feed. In Canada , we can even mount th...
by emtnut
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

Looking good !!

With the shine on that Burb, I'd think we should at least see a reflection of you soon :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

I haven't seen those Arlington ones around here, but you see alot of the Iberville ones.

Not sure what they call them ?? Plastic box connector ?? :lol:
I've used them on the driver boxes for LED lights. Apart from that, I like the metal box connectors. I haven't used a plastic box thou either.
by emtnut
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart Vent???
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Smart Vent???

I have a utility room in a house. I have some electronics in there for CCTV, WIFI etc. I was wondering if there is some type of smart fan I could install through the wall. For example, if it was hot in the utility room (like 30 degrees C) but only 14 outside the smart fan could blow some air into t...
by emtnut
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Love2Learn wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:59 am
Are you able to confirm that grommets are not required when using these boxes?
Apart from metal 2X4 construction (in commercial), a grommet is never acceptable.
If you don't have the clamps like in the box you posted, it would be a 3/4" opening .. then you would use a box clamp ;)
by emtnut
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60295

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Sure has been slow around here lately. It's gotta be Nutzy's fault. :mrgreen: uhhh ???? Whud I do now :o :shock: It seems slow everywhere ... I sometimes help at another DIY site, and it's slower than molasses there too. Even the electrician site I'm on is super slow. Maybe everything has been answ...
by emtnut
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60295

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Shannon wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:19 am
We have a large base of info sitting here in the forum!
Are you saying I have a fat butt?!?!?!
Wear black ... at least my last girlfriend said it helps :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu May 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Are you able to advise if these 2 inspections can occur at the same time? If not, please explain why? • Rough-in - inspection of all electrical wiring prior to the installation of the drywall. • Final - last inspection to ensure there is no open wiring. Also, I was thinking of wiring the led slim 4...
by emtnut
Wed May 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Yes, the wiring was done vertically which is another reason I have removed it. The basement is now framed so the new outlets will be attached to studs. Since the basement is now framed, you can just use regular NMD cable for all the wiring down there. For the feed to the Pump through the wall, you ...
by emtnut
Tue May 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60295

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Holy Crizzap!!!!! I thought I retired!!!! Left the house this morning for a short list of Honey-Do's, nearly 12 hours later I finally get home. :roll:
Well, you tend to slow down at your age :lol: :o :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Tue May 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1172

Re: Da 'Burb

Da Burb is going to look new !!

It's nice when you see any used truck that's in pristine condition ... shows a lot of owner pride.
by emtnut
Tue May 28, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

I'm not really clear on what was removed, and if you've already added the light and outlet ? If so, are you looking to re-run to the pump ? In general, exposed wiring has to be protected, so either conduit or armoured cable. If using AC, you need to attach it to strips of wood so it's not touching t...