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by emtnut
Fri May 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Underground cable question
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Underground cable question

Now that there's a power to the house, can I still touch the cable on the trench to check the marking, just for curiosity and peace of mind. And I also took this picture on my service panel, I can see the AL AWG #2 markings. There should be no issue touching the cable, because it has the insulation...
by emtnut
Thu May 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Underground cable question
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Underground cable question

So my service panel located in my basement was move to a different location(still in the basement but on another wall). What the electrician did was run a new line from the meter and the cable was buried underground and back up to the side wall where the cable will enter the basement and then to th...
by emtnut
Tue May 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dimmer single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Dimmer single pole

Home-renos wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:36 pm
It really seems to be 2 wires on one of the screw!
When you go to replace it, if it is actually 2 wires, you should pigtail them and run a single wire to the switch.
by emtnut
Tue May 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Re: I did something with electrical

Aaron wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:23 pm

You ever seen a receptacle that comes apart like that?
Nope !

It seems to have a larger casing than a normal receptacle as well.
by emtnut
Tue May 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I think all stores charge for the bags now. It does encourage people to either bring cloth bags, or reuse the plastic. Good to keep the plastic out of land fills and the ocean. What P'ed me off was asking how many I wanted to buy.... in advance, with my items sitting on the conveyor belt !! I figure...
by emtnut
Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm gettin' to old for this crap :x I did some grocery shopping for my daughter since she was sick. Get there, and you need a dollar (loonie) to get a cart. Who the **** carries change anymore ??? OK, not getting much, so just grabbed a basket inside. Nope, filled one up. Oh, well, get another one. ...
by emtnut
Mon May 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Re: I did something with electrical

The way it comes apart (with those tabs) , maybe the last owner tried to insulate for a draft ???

Since the house hasn't burned down, I'd guess it's non-conductive :shock:
by emtnut
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 543

Re: I did something with electrical

Not often you hear me say this on an electrical post ... but ... WTF ???? :o :shock: :shock: :?
by emtnut
Sat May 11, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fence post
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Fence post

Something my father taught me was that a post never rots in the ground, it always rots at grade level. We were replacing 30+ year old fencing, and the part of the post in the ground looked like new. The only reason to put in crushed stone at the bottom would be for water drainage to prevent frost he...
by emtnut
Thu May 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The White Collar Tour was fantastic! The funny thing about that is Jeff has had interviews since then and has said that the tour was before LTCG and Ron White were famous, after the first or second WC tour, they were making good money and didn't want to do the tour anymore. If you haven't seen the ...
by emtnut
Thu May 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I still have 2 electrical panels in the basement. I'm sloooooooly transitioning circuits over. I have about 5 new receptacles in the living room that I've run the wire to, but no receptacle in them yet :lol: As I say .... "it's on the list" There is definitely something about working on your own hom...
by emtnut
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code
Replies: 27
Views: 643

Re: Calculating Box Fill Canadian Code

.. if using metal boxes can i just tie all the ground wires together (and also loop to each screw on each section of the connected boxes) and skip doing the whole pig tailing to the 3 switches, or do you think an inspector would want to see the ground wires also attached to the ground screw on the ...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI/panel questions.......
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: AFCI/panel questions.......

Aaron wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:32 pm
How old of a fridge would have this issue?!!
Sometimes new out of the box ! Others when they get older ... and everything in between :mrgreen:

Sometimes a wiring issue, but generally it's the compressor motor windings
by emtnut
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI/panel questions.......
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: AFCI/panel questions.......

I read that shared neutrals causes afci's to trip. I haven't explored yet, but id bet there is some of that going on in that house. A quick way to check for a shared neutral is to power down the circuit, and remove the neutral from the neutral bar. Use a multimeter on ohms mode, and measure from th...
by emtnut
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

He doesn't want to anymore, but not because of me ...

He wanted to clean up the 'Burb , and didn't want any crud under the windshield wipers .... :lol:
by emtnut
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm laughing at how you suspect that poor new user in the bathroom forum wants to learn about towel warmers and you denigrated his post as possible spam! Even when it hits -34˚C up here, I don't notice a 'chill' in the bath towels :lol: Now, some days the toilet seat ... :o :shock: brrrrrrrrrrr :mr...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Another new page !! That was fast :twisted: That's what happens when a bunch of hooligans get together. :mrgreen: All that X-Box talk filled up fast ! I don't do games, but my son bought a new (custom) controller for his x-box a few years back. He moved to the 360 after that thou. Now he does it al...
by emtnut
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Another new page !! That was fast :twisted:
by emtnut
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

I get a reading of 118V on the lead with the 2 black wires (I think I have the multimeter settings correct). I really hope I can easily install the LED slims that I've ordered. Those 2 black wires go to the temp switch ... I'd think so by the pics posted. You need to measure where the MR16 light bu...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

you old guys, we gotsa essplain everything to ya, don't we? :roll: :lol: WoW = World of Warcraft = video/online game Well, YA .. YOU DO !!! Not into video games, not for decades anyways. There was a time when I spent a lot of time playing 'battlezone' ... turns out, there was better stuff to do :mr...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :? That's when you see or hear something and are gobsmacked by the overwhelmingness of it. Usually followed by :roll: or :? or :shock: :lol: :lol: Thanks buddy, but I know what 'wow' means :mrgreen: I never heard of a recovering WoW addict thou :? :? Mebbe I'm just...
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 am
I'm having flashbacks to my WoW days.
Flashbacks ... at your age :lol: :lol: :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

OK, i'll bite ... what's a Wow ?? :?
by emtnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Most MR16 bulbs are low voltage, so where the 2 wires come in from the grommet on the IC can, there is probably a transformer on the outside of that can. In the dome part, the 2 black wires look like they go to a temp switch (to shut down light in a high temp condition). The other 2 wires, you need ...
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2756
Views: 67109

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hmmmm... we're on a new page ... should I bring forward Sprucy's pic for Aaron ??? :lol:
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!

Need some advice on furnace stuff. Service guy just turned off my heat saying the heat exchanger is toast and needs replacing. $600 installed. Wasn't leaking during his 15 minute test. Does this sound legit based on what you see here in the pics? The ledge looks "rusty" but its only 12 years old an...
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help

I am trying to install a Topgreener 3-way kit (want to do a 4-way too but I'll save that for another day). Is this actually a 4 way circuit, but you are just looking at the 2 - 3way switches at each end ? Another point, if you bypass one of the 3 ways, then how would you turn on the light if you ca...
by emtnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 368

Re: Light switch install

magambo wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:22 pm
two computers may be a small TV
Yes, that will be fine. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a high load or dedicated circuit.
by emtnut
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help

On a side note, if I cannot install the three way option, I would be fine with just having the one switch controlled by my Echo. If I understand it correctly, I can essentially convert my three way back to a standard two way setup by "capping" off the three way switches. To do this, I read that I w...
by emtnut
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Topgreener 3-way smart switch wiring help

Honestly, the white wire to common has thrown me for a loop and the lack of a neutral where switch 2 is might mean this won't work anyways. From your description, it sounds like you have a 3 way switch, with the light wired in the middle. The only thing that doesn't add up is the white wire to the ...