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by emtnut
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 88311

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So I asked Nutzy over the other night to hang a light in the entry for me . . . :| https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/718392/86091603.jpg Yeah .... Hey Nutzy, can you help me hook up a 'little' light buddy ? Afterthought.... should have put in the 150 bulbs BEFORE it went up :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 88311

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Meghan ?? is that the little girl from the exorcist ?? :twisted:
by emtnut
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Security systems, prepping for installation
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Security systems, prepping for installation

I don't have much experience with home alarms, but in general you would want a multiconductor cable to pick up door switches/glass break/motions ... For cameras you should run a CAT6 cable. You can terminate in a box if you like, but not required. You could try googling what system you want, and see...
by emtnut
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Digital humidistat R-C resistance too low
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Digital humidistat R-C resistance too low

Hi guys, I've just bought a Honeywell HumidiPRO humidistat with an outdoor temp. sensor to mitigate condensation on the windows. The unit requires 24 VAC on its R-C terminals, so I connected my furnace R to the thermostat R and furnace C to the thermostat C. However, when I powered up the furnace, ...
by emtnut
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage lighting Q
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Garage lighting Q

Yes, stairs ! I double checked the Ontario building code. It's actually 4 or more risers ... I had said more than 4. It's in CEC as well 30-504(2) ... in case you ever come across that situation Shannon. I also did a quick google, and it seems it's 6 stairs for the USA. Maybe Aaron or Sprucy will kn...
by emtnut
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Power for a 220Volt single phase arc welder
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Power for a 220Volt single phase arc welder

So, I'm considering installing( myself again) a receptacle for my small arc welder, near the garage door opening. The welder requires 220 volt single phase power. My welder is over 10 years old probably closer to 20. It has a 3 blade plug, like would be used and was for decades for an electric stov...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage lighting Q
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Garage lighting Q

The 3 way switch becomes code if there are more than 4 steps.
by emtnut
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct Breakers for Baseboard Heaters
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Correct Breakers for Baseboard Heaters

Ok thank you for the detailed answer, that helps put my mind at ease. I guess I was just be paranoid and need stop reading on the internet. Both circuits are wired with 12/2(red wire). I was just concerned that heaters would never trip the breaker if something was wrong. I wouldn't call it paranoid...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.

By the time you get the compressor out, fill the tire, put the compressor back away, you'd be ahead if you just carried the stuff by hand :? Better yet, get rid of the tires altogether! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: https://dirtyhandtools.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/101872-power-cart.jpg Nice , ...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Power for a garage door opener
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Power for a garage door opener

Shannon wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:47 pm
It does not need to be on its own circuit as far as I know . And it certainly does not need to be 20amp.
Yep. Most up here are on 15A circuit, along with the receptacles and lighting for the garage.
No provision for a dedicated circuit in NEC as well.
by emtnut
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.

diytexas wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:52 am

oh yeah wheel barrows are even worse. Nothing like just needing to move something from point A to B, but needing to make a detour
By the time you get the compressor out, fill the tire, put the compressor back away, you'd be ahead if you just carried the stuff by hand :?
by emtnut
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Correct Breakers for Baseboard Heaters
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Correct Breakers for Baseboard Heaters

Hi there, I am new to forums so please bear with me. My question has to do with three 240V baseboard heaters(750W, 1500W, and 2000W) and weather the breaker size is correct. The 750W is on one to a 20amp circuit, and the 1500W and 2000W are on a 30amp circuit together. I had an electrician do the w...
by emtnut
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.

Yep ! Add wheelbarrows to the list too :lol: $40 for a wheelbarrow ... add $60 for buying a flat free tire after you've cussed the thing for 2 yrs :mrgreen: YES.... I have a wheelbarrow in the garage with a flat tire. I don't know what to do with it. :lol: Well, you'll have to tow it to the garage ...
by emtnut
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Qs. about Installing 3 hard wired smoke and CO2 combo units
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Qs. about Installing 3 hard wired smoke and CO2 combo units

They can't be on circuits with only receptacles,AFCIs, GFCIs and I believe not on their own circuit ,but I am not 100% on that last point. Usually they would be on a lighting circuit so that you have a better chance to notice if the breaker has been tripped at some point. Octagon and round boxes ar...
by emtnut
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Panel Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Electrical Panel Plans

I doubt the inspector would allow it unfortunately.

You could see if he would allow the Lutron Caseta wireless switch.
I'm not sure if it's allowed, because it's a 'required' switch. But worth asking.
by emtnut
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Panel Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Electrical Panel Plans

Haha ok, sounds good. My inspector has been impossible to get ahold of, so I greatly appreciate your help. Another question that comes to mind... my house is a bungalow and there is a light switch at the top of the basement stairs that controls a single hanging light above the stairs. I am thinking...
by emtnut
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Panel Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Electrical Panel Plans

I am located in Ontario, Canada. Ok, I will definitely put the fridge, freezer, and dishwasher on a 15amp circuit! As far as my 20amp basement receptacle circuit... There are 10 general use receptacles on this circuit. I don't expect there to be very much use on any of them. My thinking was that it...
by emtnut
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Live Stream Tonight (Jan 5/20)
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Live Stream Tonight (Jan 5/20)

It's easier when they are common local names, like Mike Hawk or Moe Lester ... easier to decipher :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Who thought this was a good idea? I got rants.

Yep !
Add wheelbarrows to the list too :lol:

$40 for a wheelbarrow ... add $60 for buying a flat free tire after you've cussed the thing for 2 yrs :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Panel Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Electrical Panel Plans

If you use a 20A circuit for recepts (like to the rec room), then be prepared to explain to the inspector why. ie, if you expect a PC or 2, couple of xbox's, stereo etc ... then either make that dedicated, or certainly don't go more than 3 or 4 recepts on that circuit. (20A circuits are very common ...
by emtnut
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Live Stream Tonight (Jan 5/20)
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Live Stream Tonight (Jan 5/20)

Was watching on and off for about an hour. I was in the middle of making supper.

Looks like you had a lot of people on there.
I heard about the 'vblogs' but never checked them out. There was a link while I was on youtube to the bathroom vblog. Nice to see how the job progresses.
by emtnut
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 88311

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:06 pm
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Hmmmm, what electrical code must I remember?
That place a second home for ya buddy ?? :mrgreen: ;)
by emtnut
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop build out, bringing over 100amps
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Shop build out, bringing over 100amps

Your general location would help, CEC and NEC differ on cable ratings.

Canada, a #1 AL cable is what you need.
As to whether you direct bury, place in conduit, or go overhead is up to you.

If you're planning on being there a long time, I'd recommend conduit and RW90 conductors (THWN)
by emtnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 88311

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's about time ... we finally get to see what Sprucey really looks like :mrgreen:

Shagadelic baby 8-)


Tidbit ... Austin is my Uncle :lol: :?
by emtnut
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Reno Electrical Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Basement Reno Electrical Questions

Thanks for all the input. Greatly appreciated, and much needed :). As far as my top plate, I'm referring to this: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bailey-metal-products-bailey-platinum-plus-3-5-8-inch-x-10-ft-galvanized-steel-wall-framing-track/1000497093 I ended up buying these grommets, and they ...
by emtnut
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 88311

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:21 am
Why you lazy sombich! I pay you good money and you no work?!?!?! That's it!!!! You're FIRED!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Fired :o Again :shock:

That's the second time this year :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outdoor light wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Outdoor light wiring

That’s awesome. Thanks! I love picking up a little trivia here and there. And I also love comparing it to what the retail “electricians” tell me when I ask (I know most of them are not electricians). The guy I asked today said “yeah you just don’t want to power it over 277V that’s all. It’s a range...
by emtnut
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Reno Electrical Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Basement Reno Electrical Questions

Hello, I am in the process of finishing my basement and am now sitting at the electrical stage. A few questions about wiring/breakers/AFCI requirements. I think I have researched most of these questions almost too much and now my information is all jumbled... so I've come here to put all the answer...
by emtnut
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Why you backstabbing son of a . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Why you backstabbing son of a . . .

It's sort of debatable what utility it serves to tie the handles together. For a 240V load it makes more sense, if one or both of the legs are faulty you want the whole thing shut down for safety. But for MWBC, it can be hard to troubleshoot a faulty conductor if the whole mess is all tripping at o...