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by emtnut
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63926

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:44 pm
I have decent signal now ,here is picture.
Looks like a nice spot !

Did someone trash the place last night with Rider Nation flags thou ?? Is this an ongoing issue ??
:mrgreen: :lol: ;)
by emtnut
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring dishwasher and garburator
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Wiring dishwasher and garburator

Wire 1 connects to wires 4 and 9, all neutrals from panel to devices. Wire 2 connects to wire 5, hot in to hot side of DW. Wire 3 connects to wire 6, hot in to one side of disposal switch leg Wire 7 connects to wire 8, switched hot to hot side of disposal Hey !! Shouldn't you be working on that bat...
by emtnut
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: confused myself
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: confused myself

I get all that. I mean we could put (10) 20A circuits, but it will still only dispense 40A when the subpanel or service panel 2 pole breaker trips that feeds this wire. it will give 40A 'on each phase' So for 120V circuits, that's a total of 40A on A phase, and 40A on B phase, so 80A I don't unders...
by emtnut
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: confused myself
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: confused myself

lol I think I've now confused everyone else now too. Let's start over. I have an 8 AWG wire coming from the service panel. Unused. Two hots. One neutral. Can this be converted (in anyway possible) to provide more than 40 amps if I just need 120V? I dont need 240. My thinking is this. I have two 8 g...
by emtnut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: confused myself
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: confused myself

It's the separation factor that confuses me for some damn reason. If you wrap two 8AWG wires, you have a bigger gauge wire and more ampacity. But as long as they're separate.....the ampacity isn't "added", ever. Just voltage I'm not sure what you mean by separation factor ?? And also 'if you wrap 2...
by emtnut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Sprucy got drunk last night :o

Gunna be a tough work day today :lol: :mrgreen: ;)
by emtnut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: confused myself
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: confused myself

Not using 220V, ever, whats the maximum amperage that can be drawn? Is it still ONLY 40? This is what confuses me and I know its related to electrical fundamentals, just cant figure out what. What am I missing? To answer the 'electrical fundamental' ... A 40A circuit is 40Amps, whether it's 240 or ...
by emtnut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Jacuzzi Tub wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Jacuzzi Tub wiring

That sounds fine. You should look at the wiring of the GFCI thou, and make sure that the other outlet is in fact on the 'load' terminals. reply: I will confirm. However, I was going to eliminate the other outlet completely, because I will not be needing it. However, if I wanted to install a regular...
by emtnut
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Bankers hours :mrgreen:

This thread may go on a long time :lol: :o ;) ;) :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Before inspection do I teminate the wires or
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Before inspection do I teminate the wires or

I'd think USA and Canada would be similar. Aaron may chime in soon here as well.

You terminate the wires in the device boxes, but do not wire in the device.
Same at the panel, but don't wire the breakers.
by emtnut
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Jacuzzi Tub wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Jacuzzi Tub wiring

Outlet 1 (Please refer to photo) Currently: GFCI has two 12/2 wires. One is the source coming from the panel and the other one is powering another outlet not on the photo, which I would assume is also protected by this main GFCI outlet. New Plan: Leave as is because it is a GFCI outlet which will g...
by emtnut
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Well, looking forward to the pics as you progress. It's a small bathroom, but a total gut is ALWAYS a big job. Plus the changes you're doing too. Some days you put in 8hrs, and the client can't see the difference, other days it can be 4 hrs and it really shows progress. Now get back to work !!! Dayl...
by emtnut
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63926

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I didn't pick up on it :?

But I DO know that Trump will make American trucks better ... he's awesome that way 8-)
by emtnut
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63926

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'd really like to get a nice 80's truck. They are practical, and look awesome. If the time comes, I'll probably head south and try to pick one up there. Hard to find anything here that doesn't have major rust issues. I had a chance to get a 70's F-100 pickup in really good condition for a really go...
by emtnut
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

Hey Guys, Put in a new battery and screwed up putting in the code which I have and now I get errr code and its locked How can I reset the unit?. Ill try unplugging the battery overnight but other than that what else can I do? Cheers, Matt If you can get the make and model number, you can post that ...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Ok to install BX cable without conduit?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Ok to install BX cable without conduit?

Not sure why you're saying communication cables ?? Are these the power cables ?
There are different rules for comm cables, and power cables.

As far as 'exposed' , that is an inspector judgement, but if you have power cables (individual conductors) then that won't fly.

Not sure what 'cane' is ??
by emtnut
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

The light didn't work :( No sparks, which is good! You can see that the internal light of the switch is on. Do you think that I need to wire the red with the three black wires? As Aaron said, you will need to find the source of power. Since the Red didn't work for the switch loop, it means the powe...
by emtnut
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 258

Re: Dead outlets

Wall switch readings. Switch up: brass screw to ground - 120v. Silver screw to ground - 120v. Switch down. Brass screw to ground -24v. Silver screw to ground - 120v. During testing of brass screw to silver screw flash and arced. Puff of smoke. No breaker tripped. Will have to shut off main to remov...
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63926

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:02 pm
All except for that flaky elekumtrical guy that doesn't come around much anymore, aka Nutzy. :mrgreen:
Hey ... I'm still here :o

Still waiting for the party details in California 8-)
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 258

Re: Dead outlets

I replaced all three of the modular receps carefully in old work boxes. I still have no power to that circuit. What else can I test? I'd say a 95% chance there is another outlet, or junction box on that circuit. I've never seen a cable go bad on a short circuit in 35yrs (not to say it's impossible)...
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Shop Wiring

emtnut wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:12 am

You'll need the 4x4 box for the recept, because you will have 3 cables in there.
Tie all neutrals together and all hots together, and pig tail to the switch.
Sorry, that should read "pig tail to the receptacle"
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Shop Wiring

Simplest way would be to run a cable from each of the existing switches (for each machine), and run that to a 4x4 box with a receptacle. Tie into the switched hot on each switch, and the neutral. So, if any switch is on, it will energize the receptacle (and turn on the vacuum) You'll need the 4x4 bo...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63926

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Agree EMT, the grace and power of the big birds is incredible, I particularly love to watch them fish as they dive bomb at 90 degrees (almost went into internet wormhole looking up why there is not degree symbol on keyboard) from 90'! On another note, Shannon it may be a good idea to provide a vide...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Broken Central Air
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Broken Central Air

You don't think it might be the capacitor? I was going to replace the current one that I took a picture of (see attachment) with the one here since it's such a cheap part to get: https://www.amazon.com/TradePro-Capacitor-TP-CAP-30-Condenser-Conditioner/dp/B07SK7KY4W/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=30%2F5+capac...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

diy-dan wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 am

Thank you so much! I'll give it a try shortly.

:D :D :D
Dan !!! Where are you ???

If you don't get back to us, then we'll think that the main panel shorted, and your house started on fire :o ... well, or at least took out your internet :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Shop Wiring

The tools are on standard switches that are plugged into a wall outlet. However, I added an extra wire, like an extension cord, to each so that the vac male plug goes into extension cord attached to each tool. 3 tools, 3 switches, 3 extension cords. There is nothing to show in a picture unless I ta...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: Shop Wiring

Let me try to be more clear. I have a saw. I added a wire to the saw switch and put a female plug like an extension cord on it so I could plug in the vac. I turn the vac on. Nothing happens. When I turn on the saw, the vac starts. I did the same for the router and joiner. I want to set up a switch ...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Broken Central Air
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Broken Central Air

Unless there is a problem with your incoming power, I'd say your compressor is shot.

That's not good news :(

You can try another 240V appliance (ie range), and see if your lights flicker ... If they do, you can call your power provider to check it out.
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

OK, looks like the red is the switched hot.

At the ceiling, leave the 3 blacks on their own. Connect the light red to black of light fixture, and white to white of light fixture, and you should be good to go.
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

Thank you for the reply! Yeah, there are a lot of things that don't make sense in the house as I've gotten to know it. It was built in 1969 and there are a lot of odd, non-up to code issues. I don't have a volmeter or test but probably should get one. If I do get one, what do you recommend I try it...