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by Aaron
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 284

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Do you guys in Canada have these? They snap into round knockouts of boxes and panels, I call them grommets but I'm not sure what they're called. Once installed on the box, you stab them with the NM cable and they are gripped into place and the cable can't be pulled back out. They're kind of convenie...
by Aaron
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah where are all the deck and shed questions this year? Sheesh.

It's a cool and rainy start to summer here. Yesterday was hot but it's mostly been pretty cool and/or rainy.
by Aaron
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart Vent???
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Smart Vent???

Do a search on eBay for "thermostat controllers". Make sure it's rated to switch 120V.

Otherwise, honestly, just leave the fan running 24/7, a small one would not draw too much power.
by Aaron
Fri May 31, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Acoustical Sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Acoustical Sealant

FWIW, I was just at my Menards location earlier and they had this Liquid Nails acoustical. $6 for the big tube. I didn't see any normal size tubes.

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by Aaron
Thu May 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Acoustical Sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Acoustical Sealant

I used to see OSI SC-175 at my local Menards, but I haven't seen it there lately. It's on Home Depot's website, though I don't have a HD that close to me, so I rarely shop there in person. $5.60/tube. https://www.homedepot.com/p/OSI-SC175-28-fl-oz-White-Draft-and-Acoustical-Sound-Sealant-1496542/202...
by Aaron
Thu May 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 284

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Are you able to confirm that grommets are not required when using these boxes? https://www.homedepot.ca/product/iberville-1104lht-device-box-6-pack-/1000651417 Correct. Those boxes have internal clamps for NM cable. You pry off a metal slug which creates a knockout hole, slip the cable through, and...
by Aaron
Wed May 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 284

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Yes definitely, that wire diagram of the lights is fine. I think in Canada you don't even need AFCI for lights still, as long as it's lights and only lights on the circuit. I'd wire in a hardwired smoke detector on that circuit as well. Though you'd need to tap into that circuit at the switch locati...
by Aaron
Wed May 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 163
Views: 1325

Re: Da 'Burb

So did you build drawers for the cargo area? I love that.
by Aaron
Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 163
Views: 1325

Re: Da 'Burb

The Burb has running boards, so the rocker panels are nicely protected from rocks and road grime, I can't say as much for your pants leg when you step out on a rainy day, though. :lol: Oh that's true, I forgot those add some protection. I thought of them more as a step that some people need to clim...
by Aaron
Wed May 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 163
Views: 1325

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:26 am
Thats the full length girl! Party burb!
It would be called a Tahoe if it weren't the full length of the Suburban.
by Aaron
Wed May 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Well, sure, but I think twice as fast, so it should average out, right? :ugeek: :lol:
Thinking twice as fast? Well... if all your "fast thinking" actually is useful and relevant then you might be on to something... :twisted: :mrgreen: :lol:
by Aaron
Wed May 29, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 163
Views: 1325

Re: Da 'Burb

No bug guard. If you must, paint protection film is a modern version. If you drive lots it’s probably worth doing the front hood edge. If not, then it’s probably not worth it. Agreed. I don't like plastic crap on vehicles, personally... bug guards, those weird plastic things that are above the door...
by Aaron
Tue May 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 163
Views: 1325

Re: Da 'Burb

Hah, yeah, I know how that goes... we bite off more than we can chew. Well at least you have the motivation to finish what you started. It will be worth it in the end, both in the short and long term.
by Aaron
Tue May 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 284

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Hi Carol, you will need to use EMT conduit for permanent surface-mounted electrical. This is very common on cinder-block walls.
by Aaron
Tue May 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 163
Views: 1325

Re: Da 'Burb

Quite a project for you. I bet it's going to be super nice and clean when it's done.
by Aaron
Thu May 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You're talking to an old guy with a flip phone, it ain't as easy as you'd think to "just snap a shot", I gotta pull out an actual camera for such things. Being busy and bad weather doesn't help matters. What is this Instabook or Facegram you speak of? :| :lol: Does your flip phone have a rotary dia...
by Aaron
Thu May 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You're so impatient! :roll: :lol: :lol: Oh I know... Pics just take FOREVER, don't they, in this twenty-first century... I mean there's that whole POSING thing, and then tapping a button. Then the uploading!!! It's insufferable. :mrgreen: How do millennials do it, anyway, with their Instagrams? :lol:
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

$20/mo for unlimited washes? Wow, cheapest I've found around here is $199 for a 90 day pass (max one wash per day). There's a place by my house that has $5 washes. Just basic wash and rinse, no wheels or undercarriage. But you get a dry. It's one of those conveyor washes that wheels your car in neu...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Admin wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Don't you have a 'burb thread already!
Yeah but that thread is full of us prodding him for a pic of him standing proudly next to his ride. He doesn't want to remind us to heckle him about that again. Lol
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards

Of course! :D :mrgreen:
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: I did something with electrical

Yeah believe it or not, joist and stud bays can indeed be air returns, without ductwork. The idea is that it's just a channel for air to go back to the furnace. This air is usually sucked in by a louver cover in a void space. It need not be an air-tight ductwork because the return air can come from ...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I think Armour-All is pretty good for interior plastics. I would wipe them down with a dish-soapy water, rinse wipe, and allow time to let them get bone dry. Then spray Armour-All liberally on a clean cloth and wipe it evenly around. Let it really sit there for a while to restore the plasticizers, t...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards

of course, it's all 240v heaters... I live in Canada, who would heat his home all winter using 120v ??? lol Down here in the states, baseboards are often not the primary source for heat, they're more of a "boost" or alternative to an HVAC or boiler system. So it's common to see 120V baseboard heati...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Typical dish soap strips off wax and polishes, that's why it's not recommended for washing your car. If you never wax or polish your car you probably don't need to worry about it but if you wax your car to help protect the clearcoat and make it easier to clean in the future then you are working aga...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I don't have much to add ... It rains often enough here that I rarely wash my car. Snow actually REALLY cleans it off !! ... I just use dishsoap in a bucket with a soft cloth. The winters here are very hard on cars. The salt just murders cars. In my younger day, I had a sports car that I would turt...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've heard from more than one source that you shouldn't use dish soap to wash your car, I always have and don't generally worry about it. Yeah I've heard that too and I don't believe it. Dish soap is cheap, gentle, and effective. I would use standard Palmolive or Dawn; I would stay away from any we...
by Aaron
Tue May 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60587

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I noticed guys in the sunny states often put carpet on the top of the dash. Besides putting a sun-blocking shade on the windshield when you park, I think that's a pretty good idea. It's absolutely what I'd do. For fabric upholstery I would think anything that cleans upholstery of house furniture is ...
by Aaron
Tue May 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards

I'm going to say it's not likely compatible. The 1000W heater is likely 120V and your 3800W-rated stat is for 240V heaters.

The stats should have specs on a label affixed to them or on the mounting plate. Check those out and compare.
by Aaron
Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: I did something with electrical

I definitely vacuumed it all, but to be honest, I was hoping you guys were infallible in your vast knowledge of everything (a high calling, to be sure). Now I'm concerned... What if this is everywhere? As much as I can tell it's cellulose-type insulation that was blown in. Why in your interior wall...
by Aaron
Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom mirror silicone type?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Yeah just those mirror hanger/clips should suffice? You don't need glue behind it. I have one of those large rectangular mirrors in my bathroom and it just sits on those clips. The clips you put above the mirror pull up a little bit and spring back down so you can get the mirror inside the top clip.