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by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Leveling Wood Subfloors - Floating Bamboo
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Leveling Wood Subfloors - Floating Bamboo

I was self levelling my basement floor, I originally used Mapei Self leveller plus... however I picked up some primer and 2 bags of Sika Level 125 to see how that was in comparison... it was WAYYYY better, smooth finish right down to a feather edge. The primer they use for cement/wood is the Primer ...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Re: Best cement mix to patch dips?

Thanks for the suggestion on the Sika 125... picked up 2 bags and primer to try it out, I could've used another bag to bring it up but Ill see how it looks after its done drying. That stuff works wayyyy nicer than the mapei self leveller plus.. super smooth to feather down. I wish I would've used th...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Re: Best cement mix to patch dips?

And of course I have a different response just to keep you undecided. ;) I would get those couple of 1/2" dips with the product I recommended . It will flow to about a little less then 1/8" edge and you can take a scraper and feather that little edge out a bit when it's dry you will never feel it u...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Re: Best cement mix to patch dips?

DanM wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:59 pm
For a few flat spots I wouldn't even bother with more leveller or fancy concrete/cement products since it's just finishing a few little dips. I'd just use either thinset or sand mix mortar.
Like the quickcrete sandmix that is used for setting shower pans? Can it be feathered down to nothing ?
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Re: Best cement mix to patch dips?

Oh so this does not need to be perfect. A 1/4" here or there you will never feel und a carpet underpaid and DMX. DO you have a picture of the area? You maybe wasting your time and cash with leveller? True, The left side of the basement had the old floor drain/laundry room so it was super dippy ther...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Re: Best cement mix to patch dips?

Shannon wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:54 am
I forgot to ask what you are putting down for flooring?
I am most likely going to be using DMX Airflow and carpet to keep headroom at maximum.
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Best cement mix to patch dips?

Im trying to patch up a few dips that are still present after using floor levelling compound in areas of my basement to bring it up within 1/8 flatness for subfloor, I used the mapei self leveller plus, however now im struggling to find something to use to patch the occasional 1/4-3/8" dip.. im stru...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

I personally think wall sconces are kinda old school . I would add an extra slim . Have you considered just keeping that entire hall way low? That small area that will rise up is not large and drywalling up in there will be a pain for what it really gives you for height. A lot of inside corners to ...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

Nothing in the code book for staples. BUT, you have to follow mfr instructions. The number and size of cables for the staple is listed on the box packaging. Keep the box handy for when the inspector comes, sometimes they ask to see it ! As for how many cables per hole, I always advise 2 cables per ...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

I like your list better ! Funny, I got mine on the Nedco site, and I know they like to push the Lutron products. Sneaky buggers :lol: Haha, finally prepping everything before I get my first inspection, couple questions as I can't really find any information for Canadian code for 14/3 wires... how m...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

They are def a nice colour, but yeah super bright ! Also heres a dimmer list i found on philips spec sheet. :mrgreen: I like your list better ! Funny, I got mine on the Nedco site, and I know they like to push the Lutron products. Sneaky buggers :lol: Haha, finally prepping everything before I get ...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Need help on shower pan suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Need help on shower pan suggestions

Have you thought about a cultured product? This is similar to Corian countertops, but formed for pans, tubs, surrounds, vanity tops, that sort of thing. I used to have a local manufacturer that was great, they retired a couple years ago, so I'm now on the hunt for another local supplier. A good qua...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Strange Circuit Test Reading
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Strange Circuit Test Reading

Hey guys, I have one of those plug in circuit testers, the one with the three lights (red/amber/amber) that diagnoses circuit issues. A client was concerned that several outlets weren't grounded, when I plug in my tester it shows one bright amber and a dim amber light. If both lights were full brig...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Need help on shower pan suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Need help on shower pan suggestions

Well due to Lowes and their vendor PMF Plumbing being severely incompetent on being able to deliver a Kohler Cast iron shower pan that I had ordered way back in Late October.. It got postponed about 6 different times and the last time I was guaranteed for sure they were arriving in Canada and shippi...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

awesome thanks for the response, I think im just going to open up the wall a little bit to fit a connector through and run it like the 2nd way like you suggest, easier, and less complications for the future if i can keep the white as a neutral :D You really need to draw out the circuit before you d...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

The switch that has both 14/2's going into that box are all on the same 15A breaker, If both those 14/2s have *constant* power to the switch box AND you know for a fact they're on the same circuit, then yes, they're redundant. If i run the 14/3 from the light to this switch as shown in the picture ...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Okay, well I can't comment on what is necessary for you or not. I can tell you that if you have two 14/2 cables that are on the same circuit (breaker) that supply constant power and are running in parallel from point A to point B, then yeah, it's redundant. You just need one 14/2 cable. But if they...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Ok, well looks like you know what you want to do. I'm not sure what question you have? I can say it's usually pretty tough to move circuits around when they're behind drywall. Sometimes you can swing one circuit to tie into another in an accessible spot, but this really isn't often done unless it w...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Sorry I cant make heads or tails of what you wrote or your pics. The best thing to do is to draw a diagram of the wiring as it exists and then a diagram of what you want so the comparison can be made at a glance. Note where sources of power exist. Also, dedicated junction boxes should be avoided as...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

It's not ideal, as you implied, but it'll do. You are allowed one or two 14/2 or 12/2 NM cables per "port" on a box, so legally you're in the clear. As long as the insulation of the conductors is not compromised within the sheath, if you just have a slight rip it's fine. Interestingly our 14/2 and ...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Can't remember if you are in Canada or US. If Canada, then even our plastic boxes have a ground strap in them. Either way, if it is a metal box, then bond the box. In canada :), that wire was a PITA to get in but i did it, i didn't want to destroy the finished wall considering the store that sells ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Hey, just ran a new power feed to a switch box upstairs in order to get rid of a junction box in the basement ceiling so i can drywall (this switch box feeds power for lights and outlets) However it was all the old black wiring that didn't have a ground wire and has paper type material in it.. Shoul...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Self leveling floor
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Self leveling floor

Shannon wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Generally the transition between floorings would be under the door so i would come out that far.
So just bring it in the middle of the pocket door opening? I won't have any issues installing the door guides?
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Self leveling floor
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Self leveling floor

I think I may need to add some more cement as when i did it i had the blocking within the door, I am going to be going with the pocket door as well as Ditra TB/DUO heat with tiles transitioning to a DMX airflow + carpet, however i feel like if I install the pocket door the carpet will be exposed in ...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

They are def a nice colour, but yeah super bright ! Also heres a dimmer list i found on philips spec sheet. :mrgreen:
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

So I ordered a Philips Dimmable 11.6 Watt 4" Round 3000K Flat LED Downlight 90 CRI, 700 Lumens, 3000k 113 degree beam angle, 50,000 hours, wet & ic rated, bit of a cheaper build compared to the lotus.. but for $20 a light compared to $80 of lotus's equiv 90 CRI version... I couldn't resist.. but ho...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

Basement Recepticles: 12/2 Line, 20A Outlets and 20A AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection in Ontario? This is what was floated in a conversation I had: Inspectors may have an issue with the above. Unless a valid reason is given why someone may want 20 Amps. If no valid reason is...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

LEDs do get a bit confusing because of all the info and differences, most of which we never even heard of before. Really any of those lights will work. My recommendation is to not go below 3000k , keep at least 700 L and above 80 CRI. These specs spaced at no more then 4' - 5' apart will work well....
by Jmaclicious
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Curious about covering up backwater valves.
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Curious about covering up backwater valves.

Can't find ideas anywhere, I was looking at my bathroom to see how I am going to be going about it.. Was curious how one would cover this attractively, or perhaps a nicer lid. I plan to use Ditra TB DUO as a membrane with infloor heat following a larger style tile and I am going to be installing a w...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

Just curious. All the wiring seems to be run under the joists. Are you doing dropped ceilings everywhere ? Those ones are old lights, all of those including the j-box's will be removed once i get the new lights and re-wire, I am going to be drywalling the ceiling down there. I will probably be usin...