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by emtnut
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Let the dog out for his morning business ... Can they poo standing up ??

Chocolate lab, field breed, so he's a BIG doggie (He's slightly taller than a full size shepard, and alot thicker). 13 years old, and 110lbs of puppy running around the house :lol:
by emtnut
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: AFCI

I pulled up the electrical guide from the city Grande prairie ab it says 2016 on it and that’s the most current on there site . I’m just developing my basement so living room bedrooms and 1 bath but I believe that the bathroom only requires a GFCI .. My plan was to just put AFCI on every receptacle...
by emtnut
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: AFCI

AFCIs are required 'almost' everywhere. There were a few exemptions from the 2015 code, and even less on the 2018. Some provinces are on 2018 now, Ontario is one that is still on 2015 (probably will change this may) Lighting is exempt if the circuit has strictly lighting. If you put even 1 receptacl...
by emtnut
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Receptacle Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Receptacle Spacing

Specially if I have to fallow this were two walls meet up ,keeping them evenly spaced 6 ft Keep in mind that the receptacles don't have to be exactly 12' apart (just no more than that) I generally ask the homeowner where the furniture will be going (else, just use my judgement). IE, it's nice to ha...
by emtnut
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities

If you ever come across a retrofit job, make sure you account for the conduit (whatever drywall work needed) to put in the conduit. There was an ESA case here in Ontario, the contractor was fined over 1/2 million dollars. The thermostat wires were nicked, and an elderly man fell on the heated floor....
by emtnut
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit inside the home
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Conduit inside the home

For most PVC and EMT installs, you can usually get away with pre-made 90s 45s and box offsets. But yeah, for anything beyond basic you would need a bender. In a pinch, you can bend PVC with a 'heat n strip' blower :mrgreen: Those air heaters come in handy for unthawing frozen snowblower augers as we...
by emtnut
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Receptacle Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Receptacle Spacing

The receptacles are actualy 12 feet apart (max). So when you are standing at any point in the room, you are no more that 6 feet from one. Keep in mind you can't measure across an opening (ie doorway) Small sections of wall greater than 3 feet also require at least one receptacle. Kitchens not includ...
by emtnut
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:50 pm
rant
Have I mentioned how much I hate scumbag car dealers? :roll: :evil:
/rant
Hey, first off buddy, we're talking about the weather now ... keep it on topic :lol:

And weren't you shopping for a truck a month ago? .... buy one already !!! :shock: :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities

Don't have a choice ... it's required !

CEC 62-128(3)

If I remember correctly, they updated that rule in 2015.

Let me know if you want me to post that code section for you.
by emtnut
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Electric nail guns
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Electric nail guns

I've seen the Paslode in action. Guy that I know that is a framer has one. He did some work with me at my place, replacing all the sheathing on the roof. That thing rocked. I have the Paslode pneumatic, and he was faster than me (that says nothing about the tool thou :mrgreen:) The guy he works for ...
by emtnut
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I see that your [Dan] head hasn't thawed out yet from the outside work you were doing :shock: :mrgreen: :lol: Now that's a cold comment that would warrant an icy stare! Lol We may get lots of those icy stares ! Calling for up to 40cm of snow starting tomorrow (15 inches for our southern neighbours)
by emtnut
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit inside the home
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Conduit inside the home

If EMT always terminates to an electrical box/panel does that mean it can only supply one circuit? No, it can terminate to an electrical box and extend to 2 or 3 circuits from there. Just be aware to have a large enough box for the conductors. Also, if you have more than 6 wires (not including the ...
by emtnut
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

DanM wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Nutzy didn't even NEED a hammer, he just used his forehead. This may explain a few things... lol
I see that your head hasn't thawed out yet from the outside work you were doing :shock: :mrgreen: :lol:
by emtnut
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

DanM wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:18 am
A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 pm


Makes sense, rats aren't half bad if you cook 'em right. :mrgreen:
Flashbacks to your harder times during the great depression? lol
This was Sprucey's first hammer !! :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basic wiring inquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Basic wiring inquiry

Why the disconnect for a shed? I have never heard of that? Because you don't need it where you are !! :mrgreen: The disconnect is required under NEC. Ontario code (Ontario amendments to CEC) also require a disconnect. CEC does not. ... For the OP, it's handy to have and helps with his wiring anyway...
by emtnut
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basic wiring inquiry
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Basic wiring inquiry

Shannon, Thanks for the reply. The most convenient place to branch off is between the first outlet and the light switch. If I went to the outlet or switch first, I'd have to backtrack to get power in the other direction. I was going to use a junction box where the home run comes into the shed and j...
by emtnut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, It's time for me to take the plunge !!

I think my warrior is trained well enough ... Just signed up for American Ninja Warrior - Little critters edition 8-)

Wish us luck !
by emtnut
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding a wall switch to a pull chain light
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Adding a wall switch to a pull chain light

Thanks for replying Aaron, I am not sure I understand what you are saying. Are you saying to run the 14/3 from the light fixture to a new switch? How will the switch interrupt the circuit? Sorry if that is a stupid question, I am fairly new to electrical type stuff other than replacing switches and...
by emtnut
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Running and strapping wires behind studs
Replies: 13
Views: 116

Re: Running and strapping wires behind studs

I am running 10/3 and 12/2 cables for the laundry room. Originally I had planned to use the 12/2 for the washing machine and a iron but an electrician told me I can't use a single wire for both of those unless I make changes to my breakers and suggested I run a third cable. Something about AFCI bre...
by emtnut
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Running and strapping wires behind studs
Replies: 13
Views: 116

Re: Running and strapping wires behind studs

Hi, I'm running some 10/3 and 12/2 for my laundry room and most of the walls I am going through have 4 inches of space behind the studs because there is a half foundation wall. Is it Canadian code compliant if I make small holes in the studs and then zip tie the NM cable to the back edges? This als...
by emtnut
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:16 pm
emtnut wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:54 pm
AARON !!!! WHAT HAPPENED ??? One day, and you're off the wagon :shock:

Lemme guess ... Sprucy had something to do with this !!!
Yeah I know. I forgot. They were going down so smooth, too.
I just glad to hear your not a quitter :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Furnace Mounted Humidifier Won't Shut Off
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Furnace Mounted Humidifier Won't Shut Off

Aaron wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:10 pm
That's a fuse holder.
Arghhhh <faceslap> :lol:

I was thinking it was something for the humidifier controls :oops:
by emtnut
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Ah I hate to criticize but that is “house”-improvements.com

Come on pay attention Aaron!😄
Crap ... you're right :shock:

I've been helping out on the wrong site all this time :lol: :lol:
by emtnut
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Furnace Mounted Humidifier Won't Shut Off
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Furnace Mounted Humidifier Won't Shut Off

You don't need the external transformer supplied unless you power it via the 'EAC' terminals in the furnace, or use the current sensor option. You need to tap into the 'fan' terminal (usually green wire on G term), so it only runs when the fan is running. I looked online to be able to see the diagra...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Ice Dam
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Ice Dam

Jebus Chester ... what is it with you and ice this year !!! :shock: :lol: ;) :mrgreen:

I've not priced one out, but you can get heater blankets to cover the section and it will melt it.
They are quite similar to roof heaters, but you can tie them off pretty much anywhere.
by emtnut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

AARON !!!! WHAT HAPPENED ??? One day, and you're off the wagon :shock: Lemme guess ... Sprucy had something to do with this !!! I'm pretty sure you had a hand in it, unfortunately, all the security footage was conveniently erased. :| :mrgreen: I'm no expert on Video surveillance , but I know where ...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pool Cover/Ice
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Re: Pool Cover/Ice

(for above ground anyways, not sure if yours is built in) That's a good distinction, in-ground pools need to be kept full or nearly full, otherwise the high water table and freezing ground can heave the darned thing right out of the ground. Interesting point on a mesh pool cover, I've only ever see...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pool Cover/Ice
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Re: Pool Cover/Ice

I do leave the pool level just under the skimmer I didn't read the whole post before I responded. Make sure that water is not getting into the skimmer !! That could lead to problems (with the skimmer and the plumbing) All you can do for now is get antifreeze and pour it in there if water is accumul...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pool Cover/Ice
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Re: Pool Cover/Ice

I drain my pool more than most. I have a 4' above ground, and I take out slightly more than 2' when I close it. I figure that the rain in Nov and Dec will add some inches anyways, and you don't really want to get to the point where the pool is full (for above ground anyways, not sure if yours is bui...
by emtnut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Pic of me checking for updates to the forums on home-improvements.com at the bar. 48346B97-07B8-4E20-AF6F-7CBC8DDC175C.jpeg Oh, wait ... I take that back :roll: :roll: :lol: AARON !!!! WHAT HAPPENED ??? One day, and you're off the wagon :shock: Lemme guess ... Sprucy had something to do with this !!!