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by jeb101
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sharing 2 sides of a stud
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Sharing 2 sides of a stud

I am about to rough in my electrical for the basement, and I am also running ~200m of ethernet as well, my original plan is to share the opposite side of the stud I am going to put the power on for 2x ethernet lines (cat6 UTP cable). I know not to use the same runs as AC, and all that fun stuff, but...
by jeb101
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall

If you do end up using 2 component spray foam, I didn't end up using it at home, but ended up selling to a neighbor, and we used a water bath to heat the tanks up, for 24/36h. We used a sous vide circulator to set the temp at 32c and we got good coverage and even distribution of the spray. This stuf...
by jeb101
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED slim panels, where do you think I should buy it, from Amazon, or a local shop near my house.
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: LED slim panels, where do you think I should buy it, from Amazon, or a local shop near my house.

I agree with Aaron on this one. I tried the amazon route, and they looked awesome, and worked great, for like 2 months, then I wasted my money once they started to die, one by one. I'd recommend going to an electrical supplier and look through their catalog. They won't be that much more if more even...
by jeb101
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall

From the looks of it, I would use spray foam on the bottom part, as you will get the most R value per inch and it can get into the odd shaped areas as well, just make sure it's not leaking and structurally sound to ensure you don't waste time & money. Looks like the wood studs stick out ~1/2-1 inch ...
by jeb101
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

So unfortunately, budget didn't allow me to do complete AFCI in the basement, 100$ vs 600+$ for the breakers absolutely kills the budget unfortunately, but the panel is going to be configured where all basement breakers are going to be on their own breaker, and upstairs is going to go on tandem. Bed...
by jeb101
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

You stated that you changed the circuits in the kitchen a few weeks ago to 14/2 circuits and stated they were grand fathered. Technically if you changed them they should have been brought up to current code IMO? I guess changed wasn't the right word, they were segmented. Basically the feed was goin...
by jeb101
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

Be careful if you're changing the breakers that currently feed the kitchen. If they are MWBCs (ie, the 2 breakers are fed from 14/3 cable), then you need to make sure that each hot of the new breaker is on a separate phase. If not, you can overload/overheat the shared neutral. There could be an iss...
by jeb101
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

Decided to simply go all 20a for the basement, minus a few circuits, as I calculated, with a 10% overhead, 74m, I didn't want to risk having to go out this weekend at the hardware store vs a supplier for more cable, so I ordered a 150m spool, and cost will be ~80$ more if I were to do 14/2. Breakers...
by jeb101
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

To make room you could move existing Non ACFI or GFCI circuits to tandems in the panel. These existing circuits legally do not need to changed to AFCI as they were existing and you have not changed the circuit. Could I put tandem breakers in the kitchen to save space? I have 4 breakers that could f...
by jeb101
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

Sorry for the bad news, but you need AFCIs down there. Well that's the start of an expensive Friday morning! :lol: I guess I'll have to re-organize the upstairs breakers with space savers and make room for these afci breakers. Do these still have the heat issues when you put them all next to each o...
by jeb101
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

Lighting is generally low load, think of rooms where the light is turned off. You can put the lighting for an entire house on just 2 or 3 circuits. For your basement you could probably just tap from an existing circuit. That is a good idea for simply tapping into an existing circuit for the basemen...
by jeb101
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

Well Canadian electric code specifies that you can have up to 12 outlets per circuit (outlets are defined as receptacles, lights, or any junction box for that matter where a tap into the circuit can be made). In the US there is no such limit. All it boils down to is what potential load you will hav...
by jeb101
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

The six foot rule is just saying that at no point along a wall should there be more than 6 feet to the nearest receptacle. So if they are spaced a max of 12 feet apart, then the middle of that span still satisfies the rule. I generally place recepts near doors, windows, and corners of a room. Then ...
by jeb101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

I'll give you a bit of info, cause I don't know where you are (consider adding your location to your profile as codes vary by region) Done! Thanks, never thought of that. I'm on the east coast of Canada. "space savers" aka tandems, there is nothing wrong with using them as long as the panel accepts...
by jeb101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

I am about to order and wire my basement from scratch, and of course to make things a little more difficult, I am starting to run low on breaker space, and want to save money in the end. I am not sure what would be best in terms of outlets. Have a few more outlets on a 20a circuit, or have more brea...
by jeb101
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Most appropriate foam sealant around exterior receptacle box
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Most appropriate foam sealant around exterior receptacle box

There is extreme weather spray foam, I am not home so I can't take a picture of it, but it's meant to be applied to a wet / humid surface and is a great water break, it's meant for emergency outdoor repair and wicked good door/window foam. I've only seen it in "pro" cans, which means you need a gun ...
by jeb101
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

So phase 1 for rewiring was a success, and the kitchen went from a single 2p15 for 6 outlets (having microwave on one side and fridge on the other, + 2 outlets on each side), so now everything is up to snuff, and GFCI is also on all the plugs now, which is a HUGE help, I can now sneeze in the kitche...
by jeb101
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Add vapor barrier after 2" rigid foam on walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Add vapor barrier after 2" rigid foam on walls?

Realistically if it is 2” foam and sealed well with sprayfoam at any gaps then reallynyou should not need a separate vapour barrier but it all depends on what your local building code department requires you to do . They have the final say. If they require you to also install a vapour barrier I wou...
by jeb101
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Add vapor barrier after 2" rigid foam on walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Add vapor barrier after 2" rigid foam on walls?

I have just finished installing rigid foam, and going to spray the joist ends to tie to the top of the rigid foam, but my question is, do I need a vapor barrier after the framing? I'd be putting roxul between the studs. Foam is taped top to bottom, and anything that has a larger gap, has had foam in...
by jeb101
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

I had an electrician come in to get an idea on what I had planned, and we are going to be segmenting my kitchen on Saturday. I believe the plan is going to be to run a 14/3 to 2 outlets, and simply do the old school way of wiring things, top is one, bottom is the other. 2 2p15 in the kitchen (4 outl...
by jeb101
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

So, technically, I could simply take out one of the hots and see what runs, then swap to the other and see what runs also? From what I could tell, it's 14/3's going up to the attic, and it's split with 14/2's to the outlets / lights. But there are no 3 way switches / outlets so that shouldn't be af...
by jeb101
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

They are "accessible" in the attic, and I will be using drop ceiling in the basement, so technically I believe they are. So, technically, I could simply take out one of the hots and see what runs, then swap to the other and see what runs also? From what I could tell, it's 14/3's going up to the atti...
by jeb101
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Can I drop a wire in a 14/3 and use it as a 14/2?

Half my house is wired with 2x 14/3 wires hooked on a 2p15 (120/240v) breaker, and I'd like to split that up. From what I could tell from the exploration I did in my attic yesterday, one hot goes to lights, the other goes to plugs. What I would like to do is simply disconnect the red lead from all p...
by jeb101
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Should I Get a Dehumidifier
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Should I Get a Dehumidifier

If it's a foam filled metal door, it could be a bad knob install letting air inside, and if the foam is not adhered properly to the door, it could be letting in a cold draft of air IN the door, causing the issues you are mentioning. If that is the case, you have a defective door. I'd take the knob o...
by jeb101
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Closing off a chimney - Ash trap + Oil Flue
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Closing off a chimney - Ash trap + Oil Flue

Thanks for the info, I should of clarified, I didn't want to fill the whole chimney, but fill the boiler exhaust area with cement, which would fill in the void to the ash pit. Basically I just want to stop water from going in, and since I can't seal the whole thing without removing the chimney, i fi...
by jeb101
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Closing off a chimney - Ash trap + Oil Flue
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Closing off a chimney - Ash trap + Oil Flue

The top of the chimney is my main point of issue at the moment, I can't seal it off completely this time of year, and you can't just seal it without making sure it's dry or else I cause moisture issues. Once the high winds and rain stops i'm going to put on the caps I bought, it'll at least slow dow...
by jeb101
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Closing off a chimney - Ash trap + Oil Flue
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Closing off a chimney - Ash trap + Oil Flue

As some of you may know I am finishing off the basement, and have an old fireplace / chimney. The chimney is a dual flue, Furnace + traditional fire, the fireplace is going to be replaced within a year or 2 with a gas insert, so the ash trap for that, as well as the furnace ash trap are no longer go...
by jeb101
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Idiot's guide to installing rafter vents
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Idiot's guide to installing rafter vents

After a quick trip to the attic last night to scope out potential water damage, wiring paths, as well as overall health. I ended up finding out how to totally, 100% install rafter vents, I was only able to grab a single good pic, but there's a whopping 5 of these installed all the same way, with car...
by jeb101
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Foundation Waterproofing
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Foundation Waterproofing

I'm no expert, and just did my own place this spring with the contractors (I was the cheap hired labor to save on cost), and I asked the same thing, do we put the tar roll on / liquid membrane before the delta dimpled, and they basically said, you can, it's a good defense if you installed the dimple...
by jeb101
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating and framing a basement.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Insulating and framing a basement.

@Jimmyjack041 I will dig up some pictures of painting a waterproof coating on the inside of the house, to try and stop it. This was done by the previous owner of my house and it is a heck of a mess, it took many hours of scraping to get the efflorescence and paint flakes out. The big leak areas made...