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by broddo
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

Let us know if you can't find one. Obviously you're in Ontario, so try Nedco, Westburne, or Graybar ... All of them, or at least one or 2 will have them ;) I found it in Paul Wolf Electrical for 109CAD in the end. I have it installed and it works great! Seriously, a big thanks for this - I was gett...
by broddo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

Thanks emtnut - it looks like the BRK detector will do the trick! I'll see if I can source one. The separate visual signalling unit is a great idea and I had considered it - but, I already have all my wiring completed and the drywall is up. I really don't want to make new holes unless its unavoidable!
by broddo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

I realize that this doesn't exactly fall under electrical but I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm finalizing the electrical work in my Reno and I need to buy a fire alarm. Ontario's requirements for fire alarms are....strict, to say the least. They need to be hard-wired, interconnected, battery-backup and...
by broddo
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Trap seal primer recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Trap seal primer recommendations

I have never heard of this system before though? You're not the only one! I'd never heard of it either until these guys installed the tube and I asked them about it. I think it's a requirement for industrial/commercial buildings but might not be necessary for residential. You can can get some prett...
by broddo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Trap seal primer recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Trap seal primer recommendations

Hello Everyone, I'm in the middle of a basement renovation. I've had the sewage plumbing completely redone under the slab. The plumbers installed a floor drain and left a 3/8 inch pex pipe feeding it so I could add a trap seal primer later on. The pex feeder pipe is next to my laundry sink so I coul...
by broddo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit inside the home
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Conduit inside the home

Great advice guys. I have a few tricky bends so PVC might be the better choice (even better that it can be heated to help it bend!) I'll leave a few guide strings in there to help me pull the wires through. I have no problem running conduit the full way - breaker to box - using THHN. Planning for th...
by broddo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit inside the home
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Conduit inside the home

Great information there Aaron, thank you. I was indeed thinking of running NM cables through the conduit but from what you've said, it looks like this can't be done. But THHN/THWN should be no problem for this application. If EMT always terminates to an electrical box/panel does that mean it can onl...
by broddo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit inside the home
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Conduit inside the home

I'm finding it hard to find any information on running power cables through conduit inside of the home. My internet searches are providing mixed results - some say it's allowed, some say it's not. I'm finishing off my basement at the moment but I will probably need a few cable runs in the future for...
by broddo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)

A lot of these ranges are 20A circuits, some are 30A as well. I've seen some of the double ranges that ask for a 40A circuit. To future proof, I'd think a 30A circuit with 10/3 should be good. **edit** Unless you think a double oven may be in your future ! ** When you see the nameplate, install eit...
by broddo
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)

I like the idea of installing 8/3 wire (despite the extra cost) with a 20A breaker even if it is over kill - like Aaron says, at least I'd have it if later on I installed an oven with higher requirements. Emtnut: I didn't think to look at the nameplates when I was there last but that's a good idea! ...
by broddo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Wall oven electrical requirements (Toronto)

Hi All, I'm planning my kitchen Reno at the moment. I'm aiming for a wall oven and a separate induction cooktop.The cooktop requirements are pretty straight forward - 8/3 wire ( ~25ft to the breaker), 40A, 240V dedicated circuit. The wall oven isn't as clear. E.g if you look at Ikea's NUTID ovens, t...
by broddo
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code

Just a follow up on this guys - I had the inspector out this morning and he was happy with this setup.

Thanks for the help again!
by broddo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code

Nice one guys, I'll do that.

Thanks for the tip on the in-use covers Aaron - I wasn't aware of that. I had a look around the hardware store and indeed, all the kits only came with 15amp GFCIs. But it wasn't too much hassle to put the kit together myself.
by broddo
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code

Hey Shannon, Quick one for you. I'm installing a new weather proofed outdoor socket as a direct run from my breaker. I can't seem to find any information whatsoever about the rules surrounding the breaker size in the Ontario code (i.e. 15amp vs 20amp) for an outdoor socket. Can I have a 20amp circui...
by broddo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cold room insulation and framing
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Cold room insulation and framing

Thanks Shannon - always good to get a second opinion!
by broddo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cold room insulation and framing
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Cold room insulation and framing

Hi Shannon - I spotted a few posts on here about insulating a cold room which have helped me but I just wanted to run my plan by you to make sure it was ok. The cold room is 4'x6' with concrete block walls (not very flat) and a concrete ceiling (flat). My plan was to frame the walls with 2x4s, leavi...