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by emtnut
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:38 am
We tried to move out of state, but that didn't work out, so we're just across town from where we were.
Yeah ... just as well. They can get an extradition order to get you back anyways :mrgreen:


Ummmm ... happened to a friend of a friend ... yeah, thats it :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Chandelier wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Chandelier wiring

Ok, but if I get shocked changing bulbs, I'm lookin at you lol Generally speaking, if the mfr sees an issue with shock they will mark the polarity of the wires. I've installed many fixtures like yours with just 2 same colored wires. Even if the wires were polarity correct, there can still be curren...
by emtnut
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Chandelier wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Chandelier wiring

I just wanted to say one last "Hi Dia" , before the inevitable :shock:

We'll miss you :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh, I see how you guys are, talk'n smack behind my back. :| :roll: :lol: :lol: The good news is, I've got a roof over my head and utilities turned on, bad news is, internet is still a few weeks before they get it installed. Something about holidays being a busy season or some such nonsense. Frick'n...
by emtnut
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm in lurker mode! :mrgreen: Don't have internet at the moment, finding hotspots as I have time. You just need to take more coffee breaks ... most of them have wi-fi :mrgreen: Also waiting to see some pics of the work you're doing .... ummm, well, unless that means I have to post pics of work I'm ...
by emtnut
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wall mounting a sound-bar - smallest outlet?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Wall mounting a sound-bar - smallest outlet?

Does the sound bar have a regular plug, or is it a wall wart adaptor ?

If it's a regular plug, you could mount a recessed outlet and plug it in there. You wouldn't be able to see it then.
by emtnut
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Where the heck is Sprucy ?? Too much turkey ?? :mrgreen:

Oh wait, I found him ... he's busy working :D

https://imgur.com/NiiaQrm
by emtnut
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dimmable Soffit Lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Dimmable Soffit Lighting

I am looking into installing dimmable soffit lighting around my home. I am looking into the dimmable units in the hopes i might use the dimmed setting on a photocell sensor to come on at dusk, and to wire the brightened setting to either my security sensor for floodlights, or a switch for my porch ...
by emtnut
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yes, Happy thanksgiving to all our US neighbors.
Hope y'all have a great holiday weekend !
by emtnut
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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Yah ... not gonna happen :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy just needs to put it on the side here -------->
And it's 'one click' away.

Easy Peasy
by emtnut
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:20 am
Shots of Jägermeister? Decline, guys...
Good ! More for me :mrgreen:

Jägermeister is the nectar of the Gods :lol:
by emtnut
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That thing is butt ugly :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy ... we need a puke emoticon :lol:
by emtnut
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Under/Over-Cabinet Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Under/Over-Cabinet Lighting

Thanks again guys. Aaron, the only existing circuit that is close (and would be easy to tie into) would be the one of the kitchen counter top circuits. But code says that is a no-no. I am going to wire them up with the existing 14/3 and see what happens. If it throws the breaker, I'll rework it. If...
by emtnut
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Multi light single pole switch wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Multi light single pole switch wiring

As Shannon said, you don't need the neutral since this is not a new circuit.

Keep in mind, if you are doing a new circuit, then best to run power to the switch first.

For rework, you would only run the neutral if you needed a timer or motion switch at that location.
by emtnut
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reduce Size of Old Work Box
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Reduce Size of Old Work Box

What about just installing something like this, instead of trying to cover the box.
Bonus is the space is still there if you decide later on you want a light somewhere,
by emtnut
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: [AB, CAN] Recessed Lighting Space
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: [AB, CAN] Recessed Lighting Space

I think that Halo brand even exists down here in the states. You guys up north do tend to sometimes have some fancy stuff we don't get here. That Lotus line is nowhere to be found. Yeah, I was pretty sure Lotus is a Canuck brand. Halo is Cooper Industries (Owned by Eaton). They're in pretty much ev...
by emtnut
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Thanks, I like the restaurant idea.

I may check out Lasenza too, just ummmm ... browse :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Got a question for y'all. I have a commercial contract with a client, and looking to give him something for christmas. I've given him a gas card, and a canadian tire prepaid card in prior years. I could go with a prepaid visa/mastercard I guess, but any suggestions appreciated. I know he likes his R...
by emtnut
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pet urine smell
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Pet urine smell

You can't wash out cat urine smell. You need to neutralize it.
My daughter went through all kinds of products, but found that the Arm&Hammer pet stain and urine control worked the best. It's not expensive, and worth giving a try.
by emtnut
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Under/Over-Cabinet Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Under/Over-Cabinet Lighting

I know a lot of electricians install the tape strips. They all seem to like them (not sure what brands they are using thou) For the AFCI, If you're feeding 14/2 from a single breaker, then it doesn't matter if you share the neutral on a few drops from that feed. The shared neutral is a problem if yo...
by emtnut
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: [AB, CAN] Recessed Lighting Space
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: [AB, CAN] Recessed Lighting Space

limehful wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Thanks everyone for the responses.
I ended up getting some HALO wafer lights and they are absolutely awesome.
HALO is da cats azz :mrgreen:

If you ever redecorate, they have a really good assortment of trims available too.

Glad it worked out for you.
by emtnut
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Epoxy Fillers
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Epoxy Fillers

Just my opinion, but epoxy 'can' work as a DIY solution to small cracks.... As long as you don't mind seeing the lines left after. You can somewhat match color, but never the wood grain.

For a hole that size, it's replace the board(s) or walk away from the job.
by emtnut
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: whats the last corded tool you bought?
Replies: 18
Views: 1013

Re: whats the last corded tool you bought?

I've had a Milwaukee sawzall before, loved it, wore it out! I would have gone Red when I recently replaced my cordless kit, but couldn't get past the price, so I stuck with good ol' Yellow. :mrgreen: Is there much difference between the 2 ? I have the dewalt, and it cuts fine. Does well for cutting...
by emtnut
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Aesthetic problems after removing fluorescents
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Aesthetic problems after removing fluorescents

Can't recept boxes be junction boxes too? So long as wire fill limitations are observed I didn't think the shape of the box matters, just so long as it's listed. Yes, with a blank cover it would be fine. Note to the OP thou, accessible does mean you can actualy work on the box from the recessed lig...
by emtnut
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: [AB, CAN] Recessed Lighting Space
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: [AB, CAN] Recessed Lighting Space

I usually go with known brands for LED lighting. For recessed, Lotus is quite good (I think thats a Canuck brand). Also Lithonia. Halo is considered one of the top of the line. Any of those brands you shouldn't have longevity or dimming issues. Agree with going overboard on the Lumens, and using dim...
by emtnut
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Aesthetic problems after removing fluorescents
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Aesthetic problems after removing fluorescents

Here is a thought Aaron. Because those slims easily remove from the ceiling could the Junction boxes be turned sideways and be considered accessible from the slim light hole?? The one in the middle would not work bu the two beside the new slim holes maybe could?? This is what the electrician doing ...
by emtnut
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Question for you guys: have you ever realized after the fact that you'd (potentially) made a mistake on a job and gone back to check/fix it? Of course !! :mrgreen: :o :shock: :oops: Usually for me it's first thing in the morning (after), and I think of something that I had wanted to check and forgo...
by emtnut
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3004
Views: 81977

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

IMG_20191111_135128.jpg When this wire was bent inside the octagon, it was slightly exposed. Not pictured was the broken marrette with the twist wire exposed. I'm not a pro, but apparently neither was this electrician. Every light I go to change (that he/she did) is totally effed in one way or anot...
by emtnut
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Light switch

I like to add a light switch off a receptacle. Can you help directing me how to do it. I originally started by wiring 14/2 to my outlet then from there to my switch putting together my 2 white wires and then connecting hot ( 2 black wires ) to switch and to the light. After test I got a blinking ho...
by emtnut
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Winter window insulation question
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Winter window insulation question

I thought that the shrink wrap for windows, was only draft protection.
If you used the 2 or 4 mil plastic, then you would have to either tape or use acoustic caulk to seal it.

It might add insulation, but I'd think it would be very minimal.

Hang on thou, Shannon or Spruce will chime in soon.