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by emtnut
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

He doesn't want to anymore, but not because of me ...

He wanted to clean up the 'Burb , and didn't want any crud under the windshield wipers .... :lol:
by emtnut
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm laughing at how you suspect that poor new user in the bathroom forum wants to learn about towel warmers and you denigrated his post as possible spam! Even when it hits -34˚C up here, I don't notice a 'chill' in the bath towels :lol: Now, some days the toilet seat ... :o :shock: brrrrrrrrrrr :mr...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Another new page !! That was fast :twisted: That's what happens when a bunch of hooligans get together. :mrgreen: All that X-Box talk filled up fast ! I don't do games, but my son bought a new (custom) controller for his x-box a few years back. He moved to the 360 after that thou. Now he does it al...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Another new page !! That was fast :twisted:
by emtnut
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 178

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

I get a reading of 118V on the lead with the 2 black wires (I think I have the multimeter settings correct). I really hope I can easily install the LED slims that I've ordered. Those 2 black wires go to the temp switch ... I'd think so by the pics posted. You need to measure where the MR16 light bu...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

you old guys, we gotsa essplain everything to ya, don't we? :roll: :lol: WoW = World of Warcraft = video/online game Well, YA .. YOU DO !!! Not into video games, not for decades anyways. There was a time when I spent a lot of time playing 'battlezone' ... turns out, there was better stuff to do :mr...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :? That's when you see or hear something and are gobsmacked by the overwhelmingness of it. Usually followed by :roll: or :? or :shock: :lol: :lol: Thanks buddy, but I know what 'wow' means :mrgreen: I never heard of a recovering WoW addict thou :? :? Mebbe I'm just...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 am
I'm having flashbacks to my WoW days.
Flashbacks ... at your age :lol: :lol: :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :?
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 178

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Most MR16 bulbs are low voltage, so where the 2 wires come in from the grommet on the IC can, there is probably a transformer on the outside of that can. In the dome part, the 2 black wires look like they go to a temp switch (to shut down light in a high temp condition). The other 2 wires, you need ...
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hmmmm... we're on a new page ... should I bring forward Sprucy's pic for Aaron ??? :lol:
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!

Need some advice on furnace stuff. Service guy just turned off my heat saying the heat exchanger is toast and needs replacing. $600 installed. Wasn't leaking during his 15 minute test. Does this sound legit based on what you see here in the pics? The ledge looks "rusty" but its only 12 years old an...
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help

I am trying to install a Topgreener 3-way kit (want to do a 4-way too but I'll save that for another day). Is this actually a 4 way circuit, but you are just looking at the 2 - 3way switches at each end ? Another point, if you bypass one of the 3 ways, then how would you turn on the light if you ca...
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Light switch install

magambo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:22 pm
two computers may be a small TV
Yes, that will be fine. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a high load or dedicated circuit.
by emtnut
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help

On a side note, if I cannot install the three way option, I would be fine with just having the one switch controlled by my Echo. If I understand it correctly, I can essentially convert my three way back to a standard two way setup by "capping" off the three way switches. To do this, I read that I w...
by emtnut
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help

Honestly, the white wire to common has thrown me for a loop and the lack of a neutral where switch 2 is might mean this won't work anyways. From your description, it sounds like you have a 3 way switch, with the light wired in the middle. The only thing that doesn't add up is the white wire to the ...
by emtnut
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Light switch install

magambo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:15 am
So I have another circuit that is coming from the main with 3 receptacles and two light socket would that work.
That sounds better. But we would need to know what the receptacles are used for before we say go for it !
by emtnut
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 178

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

That's a new construction IC can.

You can still install the slim LED in the opening, but you will have to find where the power (120V) comes into the can.

If you don't have access through the hole, you'll need to do this from above. Hopefully you have access up there ! ??
by emtnut
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Light switch install

magambo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Another option is can I do this
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Yes, that is more like it . Do you know what is on the circuit that you're getting power from ?
by emtnut
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replacing a tracklight
Replies: 22
Views: 126

Re: Replacing a tracklight

OK, you got the 'switch loop' part worked out ... we're half way there. The next thing is to feed the light fixture 'hot' wire with the wire coming from that switch (ie, don't connect it to the group of blacks wirenutted together. Let me know if that makes sense, if not I can try to find a pic onli...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Light switch install

I want other lights to come on and off with another switch and these to come on and off with the existing switch So the existing 2 lights are still on the existing switch ... and you want to add another light controlled by a separate switch ?? If so, you either have to replace both C2 and C3 to 14/...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

No, they're 240V. They use NEMA 14-50 receptacles, the same as an electric range typically. Hmm interesting I actually thought that those 30 and 50 amp RV plugs where both 240V. So next question what is running 240V in RVs? Roof top air conditioning is all I can think that may? But I've owned Rvs w...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Oh Yes. Do I cap both ends of the Red Wire ? :) Yep ! At the panel, you currently have (should have) a 30A double pole breaker with a black and red wire. Ideally, you would change this out to a 30A single pole breaker, and just use the black wire (white and ground connected to the neutral and groun...
by emtnut
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

:lol: :lol: :lol: 8-) :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Aaron wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 am
emtnut wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Yeah, but I doubt that the existing cable has a ground wire, so he will probably need new cable for the RV outlet anyways.
Doubting Thomas. :lol:
Yeah yeah ... What were the chances :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Hi Guys, I just checked and its pretty thick compared to the other wires. It has on it, 10-3 with a ground. so Basically I need to replace the receptacle with a new one -that you have listed - 'a NEMA 14-30 (or a NEMA L14-30 for a twist-lock type plug)' ? For an RV trailer, you need a NEMA TT-30 re...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2386
Views: 53484

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Aaron, you're definitely not wong.

Sprucey, the suspense is gettin' to me! Post your neighbour's photo already! ;)
OK, so is this Sprucy ... or his neighbour ???
by emtnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Aaron wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Yes, I stand corrected. There was no EGC.
Yeah, but I doubt that the existing cable has a ground wire, so he will probably need new cable for the RV outlet anyways.
by emtnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: A threaded 1/2" water line to toilet?
Replies: 23
Views: 186

Re: A threaded 1/2" water line to toilet?

That's what makes relationships like this so great, you've got your skills and Shannon has his, so you mesh together nicely. I've got a similar relationship with my business partner. Me too ... but I would have built an outhouse for my helper :lol: You of all people would remember outhouses, right ...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

I interpret this different.

The NEMA 10 series used the neutral as a ground.

A 30A RV receptacle is 30A 120V.

So you 'may' be able to use the existing wiring IF it has a ground conductor. If not, you will need new cable.

You could re-purpose the 240V breaker, but you would only wire in 1 hot.