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by Aaron
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weather proof box
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Weather proof box

Your wiring logic looks correct in that diagram. Remember you need to pigtail a ground to the box, the only exception is if you're using a PVC box in the USA. A red wirenut should splice four #12s. You may need a gray one for five. I would consider Wago nuts. They're easier to use and more compact.
by Aaron
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: ceiling lights with two white wires only
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: ceiling lights with two white wires only

It most likely doesn't matter. Just connect the two white wires each to the white and black in the fixture box. Polarity doesn't matter.

If your ceiling fixture box is metal, and grounded to the ground lead, then ground continuity should transfer to the fixture through its mounting screws.
by Aaron
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ha! Well I'm completing university and have one course left (right?) to graduate. I'll finally have an bachelor degree at age 45. Lol So this last course requires a bit of reading, so I have time to do that now. I check the electrical forum daily, and I probably will a couple times daily now because...
by Aaron
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well I'm a righty, though. Very lucky my right hand is fine. So that makes me always right. :mrgreen:

But if you call me right wing, then we have a problem. :lol:
by Aaron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse Panel Sub Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Fuse Panel Sub Panel

Well I stand corrected then! :lol:
by Aaron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Section of gutter damaged by tree branch (gutter repair)
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Section of gutter damaged by tree branch (gutter repair)

Warning: I just joined this Home Improvement Forum (I watched a ton of Shannon vids over the years and always grateful to him) and have not been in a forum like this in years. I do remember people screaming like they just got shot when someone asked a question that was already covered. Yeah that do...
by Aaron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I survived. One-handed right now. Glad the new iOS 13 supports the Swype typing so I can drag my finger across the keys.

My left hand has no motor control right now. Yikes.

Got Percocet for the pain.

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by Aaron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse Panel Sub Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Fuse Panel Sub Panel

Well you would have to open up the meter box and see exactly how it's wired. Because when you shut off your main, the meter will stop anyway because you're no longer drawing any power at all. :lol: Unless your meter is digital? If the LCD numbers all disappear and the display goes blank then you're ...
by Aaron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh thanks, yeah, under the knife in 2.5 hours. Should be a 45 min outpatient procedure. My left arm is going to feel like a dead piece of meat hanging from my shoulder for the whole day, and I'll probably be hopped up on narcotics. Spending tonight at my Dad's.
by Aaron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bypass ballast to convert to led
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Bypass ballast to convert to led

Basically the black and red wires are hot and the White is neutral. All the old ballasts in each light should just have black and white leads, so in some lights you will see the black connected to black, and in others the red connected to black. If you keep this in mind when retrofitting the bypass ...
by Aaron
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bypass ballast to convert to led
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Bypass ballast to convert to led

Right, it looks like you snipped the wires to the ballast already?
by Aaron
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bypass ballast to convert to led
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Bypass ballast to convert to led

Can you post a pic of what you see?
by Aaron
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I will be so glad when that stupidity is abolished! :roll: The reason it was implemented no longer applies. Yeah it should get abolished In our lifetimes I think. It's nonsense. Oh, we'll get to Aaron, don't you worry! :twisted: :P :mrgreen: :lol: Oh you missed it, my b-day was last Wednesday, the ...
by Aaron
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Painting stained trim & damaged bay
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Painting stained trim & damaged bay

The Zinsser BIN white-pigmented shellac primer is what I'd go with for sure.
by Aaron
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Does that have anything to do with us switching back to standard time from daylight time? The thing that Arizonans, Hawaiians, and Saskatchewanians don't have to worry about? lol
by Aaron
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two outlets not working in Living room
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Two outlets not working in Living room

Yes! Mystery switches. Check for those.
by Aaron
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse Panel Sub Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Fuse Panel Sub Panel

Ah that makes some sense with the historical background, thanks. It's interesting your hydro would be able to "divest" plant infrastructure to theIr customers. Typically they are just responsible for their stuff and that burden remains indefinite until either you or the hydro decides to modernize. I...
by Aaron
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Furnace not blowing air. Buzz click buzz click.
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Electric Furnace not blowing air. Buzz click buzz click.

The motors do fail eventually, and when you replace them you would also replace the capacitor as well. I replaced a fan motor in my furnace the summer of 2018, on a blistering hot day. Having AC to cool the house was profound relief. Good luck.
by Aaron
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Two outlets not working in Living room
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Two outlets not working in Living room

The circuit is definitely open somewhere in the house. About the only thing you can do is trace the wiring to find where it's open. Even though other receptacles in the room work, you may want to take them apart and see whether there is a loose splice in the box or something. Start with receptacles ...
by Aaron
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing insulation and plaster
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Replacing insulation and plaster

Asbestos and lead paint! Be sure you get some samples taken.
by Aaron
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse Panel Sub Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Fuse Panel Sub Panel

It's possible your main cutoff is located to the right or left of the meter, but I would guess service is wired to the meter first, then through the cutoff switch, to your fuse panel. That switch is there for you to operate, right? The reason being is that hydro/utility workers just pull out the met...
by Aaron
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse Panel Sub Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Fuse Panel Sub Panel

You say you have a fuse panel and you're talking about fuses, so it sounds like you literally have a fuse panel. Often people still call their circuit breaker panels "fuse boxes" when that's literally incorrect. If you have a shutoff at the meter, that is likely your service entrance panel, where ne...
by Aaron
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior concrete wall paint / Drylok
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Interior concrete wall paint / Drylok

Like you, I don't really understand the practical purpose of Drylok. I personally wouldn't trust the waterproofing of my basement to a membrane of paint. Honestly I would wait until next Spring when you can address all the things you need to do outside to correct any water intrusion issues you have ...
by Aaron
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Poor nutzy, he hasn't got a crew...
by Aaron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 240v Power to 2 Thermostats
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: 240v Power to 2 Thermostats

Hmmmm, are you sure those stats are for 240V heaters then? Because it needs to switch two poles, not just one.
by Aaron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 240v Power to 2 Thermostats
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: 240v Power to 2 Thermostats

Doesn't the thermostats have incoming and outgoing power terminations? The 240V ones often do.
by Aaron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weather proof box
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Weather proof box

It may actually be easier to just install a receptacle next to it, really...
by Aaron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yawl are reeling me in, I sea... Well I harbor no grudge, I'll play along!
by Aaron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh man, you guys are trawling me--I'm knot going to get involved in this. :lol:
by Aaron
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2981
Views: 79443

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I use E0 (non-ethanol) for my lawnmower and snowblower. No need for STA-BIL.