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by emtnut
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I drove a work truck, GMC crew cab with the long box as well.

I used to say it had the turning radius of a yacht :lol:

2 lane street with parking on both sides, NO WAY could you do a 3 point turn ... was at least 4 or 5 :roll:
by emtnut
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I forgot, I also had an early 80s buick. Mid-size, can't remember what it was. It was like driving a couch down the road ... I didn't keep it very long ! That is what is *always* said about Buicks, that it's seats are couches. :mrgreen: Also, why isn't Buick pronounced like Quick? Cause it would so...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

For my new civic, I've been using FRAM because that's what's available in synthetic filters at Canadian Tire. I generally use Castrol oil. Oil change intervals vary for me ... Rule of thumb, 8 cyl - 5000 miles 6 cyl - 4000 miles 4 cyl - 3000 miles. If I'm working the truck hard, I'll change it a bit...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! ) '82 honda civic ... trashed it :o '85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years '84 Chev S10 pickup '92 Honda accord '84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage) '94 Dodge dakota '95 G...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

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. They used to order some of them where I worked. They do have to be ordered, but can still get them. And yep, you can just power wash the inside :lol:...
by emtnut
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! ) '82 honda civic ... trashed it :o '85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years '84 Chev S10 pickup '92 Honda accord '84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage) '94 Dodge dakota '95 GM...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That is something I would like to do sometime. I do from time to time meet fans ( I use that term loosely ) by accident at events, on the street or in big box stores sometimes and its always an interesting conversation. It was really awkward the first few times for sure but I have gotten more used ...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Just special effects :lol:

He does do some stuff with a Van de Graaff generator as well ... High voltage, extremely small current, and he probably feels it a bit ... but he still exaggerates the shock :lol:
by emtnut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture

If you have a decent metal fish tape, I'd see if you can fish it in first. With only 2 wires in there, it should be fairly easy (depending on bends etc.) If not, then have a helper hold the wires at the switch, and you at the fan, and pull back and forth. If it moves freely, you got yourself a pull ...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

I happened across a very interesting video, in it, the narrator was approached to figure out why an LED light bulb continued to glow after the switch was turned off. He explained the phenomenon occurs because the house wiring acts as a sort of capacitor. He tossed the final analysis to another YT c...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 213

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. He actually knows alot more about electricity than most electricians. He wasn't doing so much commercials early on, but I guess millions of views on many videos can do that. He...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture

Rare for those wires to be in conduit, unless your in Chicago. Regardless, nothing wrong with your plan, but I'd make sure that the existing cable moves freely before you use it as a pull rope. Also, make a hook in the wires, and use lots of tape to taper the new wires so it pulls in and doesn't let...
by emtnut
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Aaron wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:26 am
Yeah puns are my favorite. But poop jokes are a solid number two.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Whatcha laughing at ??? That was a chitty joke :o

OK, I don't know how he does it, but he keeps on doing it.
by emtnut
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

Fix Or Repair Daily :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 9
Views: 167

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 emtnut
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

Aaron is giving Sprucy a hard time .... I'm getting the popcorn ready :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 4 way circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: 4 way circuit

I have a four way switch circuit that the painters took down the ceiling fan because we were putting up a new fixture. They left me with 2 white wires connected, 2 black wires connected and a single black wire. I have tried different combos with no results except to have the light on with no switch...
by emtnut
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with adding outlet for TV
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Help with adding outlet for TV

I cut a hole in the drywall, to see if there was a vapor barrier. There is not one. So, based on that, can I just run it in between the sheetrock and insulation? I'd think that since there is just insulation, it is just for the chimney in behind. So yes, you can run between the rock and insulation....
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

That truck is looking like new condition .... I think I need to truck down south to you with my truck to work some of that magic on it :lol:

Beer will be on me 8-)
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with adding outlet for TV
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Help with adding outlet for TV

You can install a receptacle, but as Aaron said, you need to take out a section of drywall to be able to maintain the vapour barrier. That way you can install a VB around the electrical box and tape it up. Adds a bit to the job, but a bit of drywall and paint is not really a biggie. If you hired a p...
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:40 pm
emtnut wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 pm


I was only on my 4th pint when I posted that .... so NO !! :mrgreen:

I'm semi feeling good now thou :o
Oh good, I'm glad urine good spirits.
You're definitely the punniest guy I have ever come across :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

It's annoying the detectors you need aren't readily available. Usually items that meet or exceed code are at retailers months or years before the code takes effect. That said, I'd wager Ontario may have the most extreme requirements in North America at the moment. Once everywhere else catches up, t...
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 9
Views: 167

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 unavoidab...
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Need help with GFI and compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Need help with GFI and compressor

Agree with Aaron, try another GFCI recept first. If it's fine, then you know the GFCI is faulty/intermittent.

If it was mine, i'd plug it into a non GFCI recept.
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

I'd take the door panel off and take a look at the mounts. There could be one that is loose, and that would cause the problem. If nothing else, operate the window up and down when you can see what is going on.
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:43 pm
emtnut wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 am
Well, I see THIS thread has gone down the toilet :roll:

:lol:
Oh no, you sound a little pissed.
I was only on my 4th pint when I posted that .... so NO !! :mrgreen:


I'm semi feeling good now thou :o
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2626
Views: 62094

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, I see THIS thread has gone down the toilet :roll:

:lol:
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

Well, s**t!!!!!! I was out running errands today and blew the engine in the Burb! :evil: Thankfully, I was able to find a replacement and it should be installed by Monday! :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice ... Diesel engine sounds best in a truck :mrgreen: More power arrrr arrrr arrrrr :D
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2123

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:17 am
Ya wanna talk about blind spots Drive a jeep! That being said this is the most fun vehicle we have ever owned.The newer ones have a back up camera but this year did not or maybe its just the model that didn't ,not sure.
I've always liked the look of the Jeeps 8-)
by emtnut
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

BRK makes a good detector, (and Ontario compliant) Not sure if the big box stores have them, but most electrical supply houses would. If you can't find one, just call BRK Canada ... they're quite helpful there. *edit* Your other option is a regular detector, and a separate visual signalling unit. Ei...