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by emtnut
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

Can someone tell me what this guy said ?? :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: Sorry but am I missing something? I don’t understand?? 🤔 I thought you were posting your answer pretending you didn't see my post (like in the other thread) So I was pretending to have you on 'ignore' . (not sure if this forum suppor...
by emtnut
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26383

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's stuff like that that makes going to work fun.

Instead of 'oh, crap... another day at work' it's more like 'I wonder what Joe is going to pull of today'.

Makes for good memories too :lol:
by emtnut
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

It's not humbling, I worked at the water plant in Ottawa for 10yrs, so I have an unfair advantage :mrgreen: Were you working on circuits while waist-deep in a water cistern? Glad you're still with us today! Not quite, but close. Many places in the 'pipe gallery' were 99.99999% humidity. Also fun to...
by emtnut
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

Shannon wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:17 am
This message can't be seen because the user is on your ignore list
Can someone tell me what this guy said ?? :roll: :roll:

:mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26383

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That's pretty good, really hard to pull off ones like that since you've only got 1 shot and they have to the right kind of gullible when you do it. If only you could've pretended to struggle with a box and then dropped it towards someone to see if they screamed and ran away lol. We used to do confe...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

This has been humbling ! Thanks emtnut ... I see that .01 divided by 10 is .001. So that each tick mark between 0 and .01 is .001, i.e., in thousandths. I couldn't see that for a while ! And, since the 0 entering the tenths place on the odometer hasn't centered itself in the digit window it is a 9 ...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

Meter_Read_Tricky_image.pngI hope I can re-produce the image of the meter in this message. I've been trying to learn how to read the odometer style water meters by not just looking at the digits but also using the sweep hand info. Some meters have 'dead' or fixed zeros others don't so it's been a b...
by emtnut
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed lighting went out (3 way light switch) - How to fix?
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Recessed lighting went out (3 way light switch) - How to fix?

I will bet that it was not wired correctly originally, but at this point in time the single pole switch has either failed or there is a broken wire in the circuit. Just noticed EMTNUT said same thing ,sorry Ill leave you guys to it. LOL yeah yeah, I see how it is .... you just skip over my posts, D...
by emtnut
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26383

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

LOL, we have similar ways we mess with new guys just carpentry oriented. For us the secret is you have to yell really loud and fast for full effect so they don't have any time to process it they just high tail it back to the truck. "Go back to the truck and get the wood stretcher" / "...Round squar...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed lighting went out (3 way light switch) - How to fix?
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Recessed lighting went out (3 way light switch) - How to fix?

On the '2 gang' outlet (regular switch and dimmer switch), one is for the recessed lighting and what is the other for ? Edit: forget that, I re-read the posts, and it's for another light. I think you have 2 problems here. 1- The wrong type of switch was put in at some time (2 way instead of a 3 way)...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26383

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

This is why you don't let the greenhorns around Nutzy and Aaron. :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4cNxSMyfQo That was hilarious :lol: Brings back memories of some of the crazy things we used to pull off. Usually just the "go back to the truck and get me the sky hook and wire stretcher" We had...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed lighting went out (3 way light switch) - How to fix?
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Recessed lighting went out (3 way light switch) - How to fix?

It sounds like VERY un-standard wiring. I think the middle switch needs to be on, then the 2 3way switches at each location should work. You can probably get it to work again by playing with the positions of all the switches, as Aaron mentioned. You will have a lot of wire tracing/tracking down to d...
by emtnut
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Contractor incompetency & work ethics, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 294

Re: Contractor incompetency & work ethics, etc.

Not sure if Sprucy and I should get together.

Every time we build a shed together, it ends up looking like this for some reason :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Arcade Cabinet Build
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Arcade Cabinet Build

I have an electrical question for Aaronutzy too =) Is it ok (code-wise) to have a power cable come in (basically an extension cord with one end lopped off) to a standard steel box with a switch in it. The switch would be master power for the whole cabinet. From the switch I'd do a short run of regu...
by emtnut
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Contractor incompetency & work ethics, etc.
Replies: 35
Views: 294

Re: Contractor incompetency & work ethics, etc.

Just curious what everyone thinks, including Vivian: You're looking for a contractor and the prospective lead pulls up in this, what are your thoughts of the individual and his/her work based solely on this image? Would you hire them? If it's his work truck, not a good choice. If it's his personal ...
by emtnut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Well Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: Well Pump

Good to hear you're still alive and kickin' .... You should hear some of the things Sprucy was saying about you !!! :lol: Hey now, I thought we agreed we weren't going to talk about that! :shock: :? :| :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh yea :oops: Umm ahhhh but it was all good things ... yeah, just good things :...
by emtnut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Well Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: Well Pump

I did the stair railings at my parents place. This was the 'Golden Oak' just to give you an idea.

Sorry about the pic, I don't usually take pics of my work but have this one from the real estate listing when they sold. A little on the photoshopped side.
by emtnut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Well Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: Well Pump

Don't worry about the cycle stop valve, it's only needed if there is no pressure tank (to reduce starts).

I don't have any first hand experience with what piping was used. I just wired the things up :mrgreen:

You could try to contact Grundfoss or Gould and see what they recommend ?
by emtnut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Well Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 95

Re: Well Pump

Rumors of my death are premature except for my mind which has gone AWOL :lol: I've got a friend whose old well pump of unknown type and vintage (at least 25 years old) seems to have a bad foot valve. She wants to put in a new pump while she can afford it. At 250ft down, I'm not touching it (that's ...
by emtnut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical wiring for ceiling fan installation
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: Electrical wiring for ceiling fan installation

I have not seen that type of panel box before but it does look like there is room for more breakers. I though one of our electrician guys would have been back here by now for their input? I've been lurking, but you were doing fine, so I left :mrgreen: I don't recognize that panel either. You should...
by emtnut
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26383

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Went to my sisters place, the whole family was there.

What a feast !! :D

Now I guess it's time for the cold weather :(
by emtnut
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Furnace reignites randomly
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Furnace reignites randomly

I agree with Shannon, probably a bad pressure sensor.
But it could also be that the gas valve is faulty or clogged .
by emtnut
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dedicated circuit for gas fireplace insert
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Dedicated circuit for gas fireplace insert

dzak83 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Thank you. I will wire then my furnace, tankless water heater and two gas fireplaces on one afci circuit. Let's see if inspector will approve it.
Tell me you're joking :lol:
by emtnut
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dedicated circuit for gas fireplace insert
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Dedicated circuit for gas fireplace insert

Ditto on not a dedicated receptacle, not req'd Where I am, It would need to be AFCI protected. Some mfr's ask for GFCI (it will be printed in the manual if req'd) For either, you will need to feed it from another AFCI and/or GFCI outlet/breaker, and install a regular recept behind the unit. The othe...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice for getting more power into garage
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Advice for getting more power into garage

For the 30A panel, 10/3cu @ 80feet is only 2% voltage drop. I wouldn't upsize. This would be equal to 4 15A circuits (assuming you are running the full 15A on all 4 ! ) In other words, you'd have plenty of room to spare. the 60A panel would probably require 4/3 cu (Aaron can confirm, but I think NEC...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 120 volt outlet in a closet for a charger.
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: 120 volt outlet in a closet for a charger.

Here is part of 26-710 , and the CEC definition of Cabinet (clear as mud, as usual!) The rule for closets changed, and it was primarily because of portable battery vacuums. If you call your electrical authority, and let them know it's for a portable vacuum, they may allow it. They are worried about ...
by emtnut
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26383

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm blushing too :oops: ... I never realized Mr Clean had an ear ring ;)

:lol:
by emtnut
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 120 volt outlet in a closet for a charger.
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: 120 volt outlet in a closet for a charger.

A receptacle in a closet is now allowed, it used to be prohibited.

What is not allowed is a receptacle in a cabinet.
Given the dimensions of your closet, I would call your inspection dept first. Given the small size, if the inspector deems it to be a cabinet, he could prohibit the receptacle.
by emtnut
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice for getting more power into garage
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Advice for getting more power into garage

okay guys, you win, I'm sold on the 220v subpanel lol so I guess it comes down to what size panel and what size wire to feed it given the ~80 foot run from the main panel Something only you can answer. If you're planning on staying there for a long time, and think you may end up with an EV charger,...
by emtnut
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice for getting more power into garage
Replies: 17
Views: 303

Re: Advice for getting more power into garage

Thanks Aaron and Sprucy ... I said 10/2, but had 30A 240V sub-panel in my head. :?

Speaking of thinking for the future, looks like electric cars will become the norm. May want to size accordingly.

Or possibly a generator feed at some point ?