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by Jmaclicious
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dishwasher nightmare followed by mould
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Dishwasher nightmare followed by mould

Yikes. I'm guessing there was some sort of leak from the dishwasher, perhaps even a small one--enough to keep everything damp and allow mould to grow. You need to kill that mould. I would get a nice high quality spray bottle and fill it with white distilled vinegar and liberally douse the whole cav...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dishwasher nightmare followed by mould
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Dishwasher nightmare followed by mould

So I was trying to eliminate some junction boxes by running new home runs and ran into a nice surprise. I was checking to see how the dishwasher was hard-wired, noticed it was MC cable from a junction box downstairs up through the hole underneath the dishwasher that went into the hard-wired box on t...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Snap in vs Locking connector
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Snap in vs Locking connector

Curious to hear your opinion on snap-in plastic connectors for K.O vs locking screw in connectors? I have snap-in connectors at my electrical panel and was thinking about using those for some junction boxes instead of the locking connectors.
by Jmaclicious
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs

My guess would be no on a gas unit, simply because of having to vent it and not having the space above to properly route the exhaust. An electric doesn't have that issue, so more space for W/H. How are electric tanks these days? I remember people complaining before about not reheating the water fas...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Can I fit hot water tank under stairs

Hey guys! Been mia for a while working. Just got back home and wrapping up the last room for electrical. Trying to figure out my box placements but curious about moving my hot water tank to underneath the stairs. I’d like to stick with gas if possible due to it being cheaper however I am open to ele...
by Jmaclicious
Sat May 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing doors under low ducts
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Framing doors under low ducts

that is kind of the same issue i had when doing mine. I never thought about 1x6 though, seems like a pita for an extra 3/4" height lol. I went with a 2x4 plate then just used metal L-angle channels flipped upside down to get the most height out of the ceiling while trimming them within the door area...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

in this 4 gang box I have a total of 2 circuits (neutrals separate) Circuit 1(All lighting for basement, Power in from storage room, connecting to the 3x 3way switches for the lighting, power out to washroom switch, as well as power out to smoke alarm) 3x 14/3 3x 14/2 Circuit 2 (Stair switch/light)...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

as for the many cables I have from Left to Right 1 - 3 way switch with dimmer at opposing end controlling one zone of basement 2 - 3 way switch with dimmer at opposing end controlling middle lights under duct work 3 - 3 way switch with dimmer at opposing end controlling the opposite zone of basemen...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

Ok, you got a lot going on in that box. Would someone other than you understand everything in there? The typical multi-gang switch box will have n+1 cables, where n is the number of switches in the box. The one extra is the feeder of power for those switches. Seems you're using it as a combo switch...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

By the way, why do you have eight cables entering that box? Are all four switches on separate circuits? It seems they're not because you have two massive splices of both hot and neutral? Sorry mustve been a bad pic angle, but yeah its looped. I wanted to run the power to the fist switch first, then...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

For large bundled splices, I like to use Wago Lever Nuts or Wall Nuts product. That's if I can't use a yellow- or tan-colored wirenut. I typically avoid the red and blue wirenuts, they just take too much space, in my opinion. Also you need to wrap your ground wires 360 degrees clockwise around the ...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

What are all those extra ground screws for, then, if not to terminate each incoming ground? OP was looking for a bigger box, so I'd think he has 3 cables in a single gang, or 5-6 cables in a double gang. We're one or 2 screws short of a full deck :mrgreen: This was a change for the 2015 CEC, prior ...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

When calculating box fill for canadian code.. do ground wires & internal cable connectors count towards volume within switch boxes? I seem to be finding mixed info on this.. I've read in some places it must be deducted One conductor for all grounds, as well as 1 conductor for the internal clamps, b...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

Just use a bigger box than you think you need. lol I don't think grounds count in NEC (USA) calculations, and I think CEC is probably the same or similar. Emtnut will chime in to confirm. haha yeah I bought the size up from the 12.5 ones, i got the 14.5 CU ones, couldn't find anything much bigger t...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 1047

Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

When calculating box fill for canadian code.. do ground wires & internal cable connectors count towards volume within switch boxes? I seem to be finding mixed info on this.. I've read in some places it must be deducted One conductor for all grounds, as well as 1 conductor for the internal clamps, bu...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Leveling Wood Subfloors - Floating Bamboo
Replies: 15
Views: 322

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 720

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: 720

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: 720

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: 720

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: 198

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: 328

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: 198

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: 616

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...