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by emtnut
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:48 pm

I'm actually thinking demos might be good when you're half drunk?
Well, I see you have experience starting when you were very young with the drunk-demos :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Big kitchen reno Wayne? Like full gut or what? Full gut ... plus plus. Floor stripped to old tongue and groove. Walls were drywall/3/4" tongue and groove/barnboards. I removed drywall and barnboards and insulated, vapour barrier and put back the barnboards. Ceiling drywall removed, and was consider...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Shannon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Like full gut or what?
Well, his body is sculpted by Budweiser, so . . . :| ;) :mrgreen:
I've been told I have a swimmers body ... not sure if they meant swimming in beer :o :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You converting it to a mobile wet bar ?? :mrgreen: You know it! That's why it had to be so big, plenty of room for the bar, plus a little extra space for my work tools! :lol: Just don't be creeping the neighborhood in that thing :mrgreen: They will arrest you for that !! Ummm, so I was told :o ... ...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outdoor and Underground Conduit
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Outdoor and Underground Conduit

Also, does it need to go under the crusher run or can it be buried in the crusher run? It needs to be 18" underground ! How much crushed stone you putting down ?? (12" if your under NEC, and it's GFCI protected) Also, agree with Aaron. PVC will bend (or you can heat it with a heat gun). But I'd go ...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three Way Light Switch Not Working
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Three Way Light Switch Not Working

Not sure if you're still checking in. But since you have different color travellers on each switch, the only time that happens is if the light is wired inbetween the 2 switches. At one of the lights, you should see a black or red wire twisted on to a white wire that goes to the other switch. This is...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three Way Light Switch Not Working
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Three Way Light Switch Not Working

That is a very handy video. Think i will do one similar to that sometime. To make this safer and maybe simpler I would find the hot wire (goes on common screw) . Then connect the two travellers at that location together temporarily. Leave breaker off and go to other switch location .There disconnec...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, this last week has been interesting. On the weekend, I had 2 or 3 wasps in the kitchen. Later that day 3 or 4. Next day around 10-12 ... Then up to 20-30 of them a day. Kitchen is in reno mode, and a few outlets that are just still roughed in ... and very small openings here and there. I start...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:01 pm
On to more serious news, lookie what Santa Claus delivered this afternoon!

7x16 Carry On. It's a 2012, but in pristine condition, even had new tires put on it in the past week. 8-)
Very nice looking trailer !

You converting it to a mobile wet bar ?? :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I remember when we got our first colour TV. My dad got a good deal on a used 26". It was a TV to us, some would call it furniture :lol: It actually had really good sound. It had speakers in it like the old stereos did ... built into the cabinet it was in. Every now and then I remember the TV repairm...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three Way Light Switch Not Working
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Three Way Light Switch Not Working

Did this ever work ? New install ? renos ?

Do you know where the power originates, where the travellers are, and where the load wire(s) is ?
by emtnut
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I need more light!!
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: I need more light!!

If the house was built to code, then there should be a dedicated circuit for the GDO and receptacles in there. If you are ever planning on a larger compressor or additional electric heat, then now would be the time to run a new sub-panel in there. If not, then you can just tap off one of the recepta...
by emtnut
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

My fav from that era ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ankXUaWqQgM There's something to be said as well when you actually have to 'wait' till a show is aired. No binge watching ... In front of the TV too long and Dad would come by and ask if you need your a$$ tanned :mrgreen: Do your chores/work/h...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:43 pm
it involves a lot of jumping around on furniture and what not so as not to touch the floor.
"Mom" (my daugher) really really likes it when I play that with my grandson :lol: ....... NOT !!!
by emtnut
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Obviously, you two have never been around kids! There is a kids "game" called the floor is lava, in which you have to move around the room WITHOUT touching the floor, 'cuz it's lava and you die! :lol: As you can imagine, it involves a lot of jumping around on furniture and what not so as not to tou...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI In Existing Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: AFCI In Existing Panel

Depending on your location, you may require GFCI down there as well.
by emtnut
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69916

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, I have grandchildren, and still a kid in my little head so I remember .... "THE FLOOR IS LAVA!!!!"

And then YOU say, I have lava boots :lol:
by emtnut
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire size for 20 amp at 125 feet
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Wire size for 20 amp at 125 feet

Yeah I'd do 12/3, especially if the compressor motor is capable of being rewired to run at 240V instead of 120V. Doesn't that cut the load in half, approximately? Trench should be at least 18". 240V on the compressor is better 'if' possible. Load (watts) stays the same, but the current is half. But...
by emtnut
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire size for 20 amp at 125 feet
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Wire size for 20 amp at 125 feet

Now that I think about it, If you ran 12/3 on a 240V circuit, you'd be at 3% at 15A !

You would run from a 20A double pole, and use a multi wire branch circuit in the shed (shares the neutral with the 2 hots for 2 separate circuits)

Food for thought
by emtnut
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire size for 20 amp at 125 feet
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Wire size for 20 amp at 125 feet

We just moved a shed to the back of our yard and it’s going to have a 20 amp breaker and about 100-125ft distance. What size wire should I use? It will be buried and i will be using basic power tools and compressor in the shed so nothing that’s going to draw too much. Thanks Tough question to answe...
by emtnut
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Extension cord with "cheater " ground prong
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Extension cord with "cheater " ground prong

Aaron wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:29 am
You get tickled for sure. Feels like sand coursing through your body.
Oh !! That clears it up ... I had sand coursing through my body just last week :mrgreen:

3 times last month ;)

I need to avoid beaches for awhile 8-)
by emtnut
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Extension cord with "cheater " ground prong
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Extension cord with "cheater " ground prong

If the device is a 3 prong, and you use that cord to plug into a 2-prong outlet, you've lost the safety ground. If there is a short in the device, then the case becomes live, and that can hurt !!! (Ummm, so I've heard :mrgreen: ) Oh, come on, Uncle Fester, don't be such a Debbie Downer! :roll: :lol...
by emtnut
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How Should I Reroute Electrical?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: How Should I Reroute Electrical?

For derating, the 'internet' answers are all over the place. First, the NEC and CEC differ on this, so that adds a bit of confusion. Under CEC rules, you don't have to derate for up to 3 cables. After that you need to derate, but derating is based on the 75˚ rating of the cable. For most household c...
by emtnut
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Extension cord with "cheater " ground prong
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Extension cord with "cheater " ground prong

Interesting !! These (or the cheater plug Aaron posted) can be dangerous. If you are using a 2 prong 'device' then there is no issue. If the device is a 3 prong, and you use that cord to plug into a 2-prong outlet, you've lost the safety ground. If there is a short in the device, then the case becom...
by emtnut
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with non contact voltage tester
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: Help with non contact voltage tester

Square D stopped making the wiggy, but there is still the knopp k-60 and Ideal makes one too. The BIG advantage of the solenoid tester is that it loads the circuit, so you never get a ghost reading. Since it is powered by the circuit, no batteries either. Need to be careful with those in control pan...
by emtnut
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: ballast
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: ballast

I wouldn't want to wire in a different ballast, even if it would work (with some connections wire-nutted off) As Aaron said, do yourself a favor and return the ballast and get Line Voltage LED tubes ... ditch the ballast altogether, and you'll have a maintenance free light for the next 15-20 yrs ! J...
by emtnut
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Plastic vs metal junction box?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Plastic vs metal junction box?

Seems almost all work in Canada uses metal boxes, and Plastic in the US. We have much more selection of metal boxes up here, and Vice-Versa for our neighbours down south. So to answer your question "which on is better?" ... answer is YES :mrgreen: I'd go with whatever is cheaper (metal in my area)
by emtnut
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with non contact voltage tester
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: Help with non contact voltage tester

It made me laugh when I saw it. Glad they didn't edit it out, I think the viewers got a laugh out of it too. My NCVTs usually work perfect, but I remember showing my Nephew how to use it, and same thing ... it lit up like a christmas tree :lol: (on a dead circuit) I think they act up when someone is...
by emtnut
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 67
Views: 2104

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Looks like quite a bit of framing went into this. Looks good ! I see you didn't like the pocket doors much, but looks like they turned out really well. Looking forward to seeing the finished work. I guess the whole shower was tiled ? (From the pics, looks like a good job sloping the floor to the dra...