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by Aaron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh how can I forget, I briefly owned a '93 Honda Civic Del Sol. That car was cheap and fun, and had a removable hardtop roof! The two-seater also had amazing legroom.
by Aaron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 155
Views: 2070

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I'd stick with the metal boxes with those vapor barrier pockets. Metal boxes are just stronger and more durable, my two cents about the electrical. If you can reuse what you already have go for it, but be sure to use those poly pockets.
by Aaron
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The beer makes me snarky! :twisted: :lol:
by Aaron
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dimmer switch
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Dimmer switch

How many cables are in the switch box? The switch (whether dimmer or normal on/off) generally only uses the hot (black). But sometimes the white wire is used as a hot in a switch loop type of light switch circuit, so you will see this already connected to the on/off switch you are replacing. In this...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding Joists to an Existing Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Adding Joists to an Existing Deck

Question on behalf of the OP: should the decking be removed before adding joists, or after? Thinking before, so the joists can be tapped into place snug with the underside of the existing deck boards, and joist hangers fastened tightly and securely. On the other hand if the deck boards are removed f...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

'86 Olds Cutless Sierra
'90 Plymouth Acclaim (hated this pos)
'96 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
'98 GMC Sierra 1500
'02 Ford Ranger (hand-me-down from Dad)
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah trucks are so less utilitarian than they used to be. Can you even order a manual transmission, vinyl seats, and no carpeting? I highly doubt it. Those old vinyl seat no-carpet ones you could just hose down the interior!! Lol Look the bed!!! I also LOVE the two-tone. 483644BC-6F23-4E5F-88D6-FBCA...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Mismatched Vinyl Siding
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Mismatched Vinyl Siding

Have you exhaustively looked for matching siding color? Don't stop with the big box stores, be sure to consult with siding companies that have access to the supply chain. Then you can just replace siding on one side of the house and it will more-or-less be imperceptibly different than the other side...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

by Aaron
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Ha ha ha, no I noticed your video after I had replaced it. :oops:

Had I seen your video beforehand, though, I might've made sure I got the right flapper!
by Aaron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture

Conduit is a GOOD thing. You guys have higher quality electrical construction in the Chicagoland area versus the rest of the county.
by Aaron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Tell people how to replace toilet flappers!

Ha ha, it's crazy because Shannon dropped that video just like a day before I had to replace one. Got the wrong diameter though, wtf don't toilets use standard flapper valves.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: chipped white melamine cabinet
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: chipped white melamine cabinet

Yeah short of refacing with new melamine, that is probably the best fix.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Oh man, that guy is so reckless. Scary. He looks like he's genuinely shocking himself too, or else he's faking it really good.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Jackhammer and auger.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Yeah he lost me on that too, as well as his commercials.

And him shocking himself... geezus. He should respect power more.
by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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by Aaron
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Gotta work smarter, not harder. You'll get yourself a hernia dealing hoisting that digging bar too much.

Auger! That's what you need. I meant to say that above, I said awl instead.
by Aaron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've got a digging bar, and all you can do is heft it into the air and bring it to bear with all your might a ridiculous number of times to make these materials give way. Aw sh*t, yeah if you're having to wield that thing repeatedly, that is quite another matter. I guess I might rent a jackhammer a...
by Aaron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Spruce you gotta take the garden hose and soak the bejesus out of spot where you're gonna dig a post hole.

Soak. Dig a bit till it gets dry. Soak again. Repeat til the hole is deep enough.

Spray yourself down for heat relief as you're working.
by Aaron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2669
Views: 63368

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

My AC is starting to feel a little less cool and dry. Probably needs a refrigerant charge.
by Aaron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

I watched the first one, not the followup. Yeah I'm sure it's some sort of capacitance type of deal happening. Small LEDs like the one demonstrated take milliamps of current so there probably is enough residual charge in the cable. Rest assured though, if a light switch is turned off, there is no co...
by Aaron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:31 pm
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by Aaron
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: good 4 foot LED shop light suggestions? Or a place to look for reviews?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: good 4 foot LED shop light suggestions? Or a place to look for reviews?

I love the lights that this guy fabricated!!!

https://youtu.be/1fMmpfpKJnQ

The only issue is he didn't dress the wiring properly, he should have a proper strain-relief bushing for the cable so it doesn't abrade on the steel. For safety.
by Aaron
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: good 4 foot LED shop light suggestions? Or a place to look for reviews?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: good 4 foot LED shop light suggestions? Or a place to look for reviews?

LEDs also generally don't suddenly cease to work like incandescent bulbs. They actually fade over a very long period of time.

So eventually you may notice they're not as bright as they once were, and that's when you begin to think about replacing them, without any urgency.
by Aaron
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: good 4 foot LED shop light suggestions? Or a place to look for reviews?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: good 4 foot LED shop light suggestions? Or a place to look for reviews?

Yeah whether you want to keep your existing fixtures and convert the fluorescent tubes to LED tubes, or replace the entire fixture to LED is up to you. The conversion is either super easy or requires moderate skill, depending on what you decide to do. If you go with LED tubes that are "direct replac...
by Aaron
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2422

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:22 am
Made for a great story though😊
Yeah the gas was probably cheaper in BC than Sask, too, you're making up all sorts of crazy stories. Lol
by Aaron
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: chandelier
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: chandelier

Well if you don't have another chandelier to test them on first, the only option is to try more bulbs.

Try a different manufacturer, perhaps from a different store. My suspicion is that you just got bad (defective) batch of bulbs.
by Aaron
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2422

Re: Da 'Burb

Our gas price here right now is 115.9 cents per litre. So that is like 4.47 a US gallon and even worst if I convert that to US dollars...Somewhere around $6 a US gallon in US dollars. Think about that for a minute and let that sink in....LOL When I was in BC last March it was around 150cents per li...
by Aaron
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: chandelier
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: chandelier

Well the only thing I can surmise is that you got some defective bulbs. Hopefully you can return them to the retailer that sold them to you.