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by emtnut
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)

I'm guessing "plug-on neutral ready" is a feature of the panel that means that breakers made for that panel that require a neutral to function, such as GFCI, AFCI, and combo AFCI+GCFI breakers, have a neutral lug that the breaker can get seated into, in addition to the hot lug. This would replace t...
by emtnut
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:54 pm
This one is for Dia, though everyone will enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6b5f9n7E-0
That was funny :lol:
There are quite a few french people up at my cottage, they sound the same.

Trust me thou, English people trying to say French words is just as funny :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1160

Re: Da 'Burb

You're definitely going to town on this ! It's going to be mint when you're done. What are you using for replacement 'plugs' (those crap plastic mounting hardware thingies) Seems those things dry out, and I always end up with a few that break when removed. I've bought generic ones at auto stores, bu...
by emtnut
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)

Thanks for all the responses, everyone. Based on the size of my conduit, it looks like i will have to go with #6 awg copper. I looked at the aluminum wire I'd need and that would be insane trying to pull that through. Technically, you can run #2 conductors and still not be over filled (40% rule) Al...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh, I miss when you're not around, but that doesn't mean I wanna be around ya! :wink: That's why we've got a border patrol to get into the states and checkpoints at the state border to stop pests from entering! :lol: Your Mother was a hamster, and your father smells of Elderberries. ... Now go away...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 pm
It's times like this when I'm glad you're wwwwaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the hell over there in Aaron's neck of the woods and not here! :lol:
Oh, and just for the record ... I don't think California is ready for me yet :lol: :lol: :shock:
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 pm
It's times like this when I'm glad you're wwwwaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the hell over there in Aaron's neck of the woods and not here! :lol:
You say that now ... but tomorrow you'll miss me :mrgreen:

Admit it buddy :lol:
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Now, wait right there, you, there's dirt, which is my age and then there's . . . what came before dirt . . . Let's see, the big bang, clouds of gas . . . That's it! Universe farts, you're universe farts old! ;) :lol: You old guys have quite the imagination :lol: ... "I fart in your general directio...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

If I get to be as old as you, I might agree :mrgreen: Now, wait right there, you, there's dirt, which is my age and then there's . . . what came before dirt . . . Let's see, the big bang, clouds of gas . . . That's it! Universe farts, you're universe farts old! ;) :lol: You old guys have quite the ...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1160

Re: Da 'Burb

Pics of you beside this vehicle ... or it didn't happen ;)
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

This is literally the first used vehicle I've bought in 30 years. I'm pretty picky about my vehicles, since a vehicle is an extension of the driver/workman. A lot of guys don't think what they drive matters in the eyes of a client, it does. I frequently base hiring someone by what they drive. Also,...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Also, the French thing because I've been learning it and now I need a person to practice with who can see small mistakes. Well, when Shannon said "Je ne pas parle francais" ... It should actually be "J'ai parle pas francais" That one was easy ... I wouldn't rely on me for much else ... but you can ...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

There's something missing in those pics !!! :lol: My last car, 1st brand new car I ever bought ... I picked up my oldest grandson when the car still had new car smell. I bought him a red slushie, and yep ... spilled all over the back seat :lol: I used to be impeccable with my vehicles, now I pretty ...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Running Electric for Dryer
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Running Electric for Dryer

When you run the new cable, stay clear of that screw (see arrow)

And that is a really BAD staple !! Use the proper staple for 10/3 cable. This is a very important safety issue.
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)

salshoes wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:06 am
There is one 90 degree sweep in there somewhere. I guess I'm going to have to lubricate the crap out of it, huh?
Shouldn't be that tough. A little 'yellow 77' (from Ideal) never hurts thou :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Garage Sub-panel Wiring Confusion - Please Help (?)

The only wire you can use in conduit is THHN/THWN conductors. All of today's conductors are 90°C rated so it should supply up to 60A. I'd go with #6 awg, that should be plenty to supply 60A out there. You'll need white, black, red, and green. I think you could use smaller #8 for the green. Aaron - ...
by emtnut
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You need to be standing proudly beside your new wheels too :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Panel works but no burners work
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Panel works but no burners work

Hi. I am wondering what is up with a problem I am having. My stove/ovenwith 4 burners stopped working but the panel lights up. ( clock etc) So I got another oven and same problem. Is it the breaker? Or is it the wiring? Sounds like you only have 1 leg of 120V (You need 2 legs to make the 240V) It c...
by emtnut
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Tools
Replies: 32
Views: 455

Re: Cordless Tools

Ya they did have one that was decant ac powered. The old 18v line had one as well.https://www.amazon.ca/DEWALT-DCV581H-20-volt-Cordless-Wet-Dry/dp/B00DD1UQ3Y/ref=pd_sbs_469_1/139-7840324-1417363?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00DD1UQ3Y&pd_rd_r=8ffd8cbb-4596-11e9-97b0-73c3e6ce26b1&pd_rd_w=UG7R4&pd_rd_wg=3t...
by emtnut
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Add A Ceiling Light to a Half Hot Outlet and Switch
Replies: 29
Views: 268

Re: Add A Ceiling Light to a Half Hot Outlet and Switch

Dumb question, but are you sure the switch you are turning on and off is the switch for that outlet ??

I asked what you were measuring the voltage with. If it's one of those non contact sticks, they often give false readings. Plug a light into both receptacles and test that way.
by emtnut
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:28 pm
emtnut wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Enough to get ... ummm, enough to talk to a french girl :lol:

Pourquis ? Qu'est-ce que tu veux ma petite fille ?
Hopefully better than this guy! This is a very funny sketch:

https://youtu.be/vbBzXPQ4CFk
There wasn't much swearing, so I didn't understand most of it :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 60266

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Anyone here fluent in French?
Enough to get ... ummm, enough to talk to a french girl :lol:

Pourquis ? Qu'est-ce que tu veux ma petite fille ?
by emtnut
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Tools
Replies: 32
Views: 455

Re: Cordless Tools

Shannon wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Nice lights but real pricey aren’t they!
The M12 is $200 (tool only). A lot for a light, but it looks like the cats azz to me :mrgreen:

For some reason, I seem to often be working in the dark :shock:
by emtnut
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Tools
Replies: 32
Views: 455

Re: Cordless Tools

I have the dewalt 18V vacuum. I really like it. It has a hepa filter, so no problems with drywall dust. I've even used it to empty toilets when removing them. Maybe that means it actually sucks ! :mrgreen: The dewalt radio is nice too. Sounds good, can plug in a cell phone to it (for tunes), and it ...
by emtnut
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Add A Ceiling Light to a Half Hot Outlet and Switch
Replies: 29
Views: 268

Re: Add A Ceiling Light to a Half Hot Outlet and Switch

I wired this up exactly like the diagram. The light and the outlet work but the switch doesn't. I tried two other switches and it still doesn't work. Any ideas? Thx The diagram is correct. I'm thinking that the switch controls 1/2 the receptacle (the one without the light). If you check top and bot...
by emtnut
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Strange Circuit Test Reading
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Strange Circuit Test Reading

Ok, so remove the front door and install a new house! Got it! :lol: I think I'll put the homeowner on the task of mapping the circuit. It's hard to say how the circuit is run, the panel is on the opposite back corner of the house and the outlets in question, two are on an exterior wall and one is o...
by emtnut
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

Nothing in the code book for staples. BUT, you have to follow mfr instructions. The number and size of cables for the staple is listed on the box packaging. Keep the box handy for when the inspector comes, sometimes they ask to see it ! As for how many cables per hole, I always advise 2 cables per h...
by emtnut
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Strange Circuit Test Reading
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Strange Circuit Test Reading

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:44 am

And the fix?
Use shorter nails :mrgreen: :lol: :shock:
by emtnut
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Strange Circuit Test Reading
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Strange Circuit Test Reading

Yeah it sounds like an open or high-resistance ground to me. I would use a multimeter and check for 120V hot-to-ground. Take the cover off the first receptacle in the circuit and touch the leads to the actual terminal screws. And the fix? First would be to turn off breaker, and find all the lights/...
by emtnut
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Tools
Replies: 32
Views: 455

Re: Cordless Tools

I remember, a whole lot of years ago, a contractor I worked for had a Bosch drill that he loved because it was lighter. At that time I had the 7.2 Makita and the Bosch was lighter and more powerful than the Makita. I'd like a lighter drill, but it's not that big a deal to me and it's not worth sign...