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by emtnut
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire Sizing for Heaters
Replies: 28
Views: 1262

Re: Wire Sizing for Heaters

So my understanding & what I wrote above is correct? For the most part ... Yes ! But if you install that heater, you have to go by the Mfr recommendations ... they outweigh CEC and NEC ! I think it's just a mistake, or lazyness ... But possibly they have problems with heat where the wiring enters t...
by emtnut
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire Sizing for Heaters
Replies: 28
Views: 1262

Re: Wire Sizing for Heaters

Hey - Wondering if you can help me understand this one... In short here's the information. 2 different types of heaters. Both run on: 240 volts 15 amp breaker Both models draw less then 8 amps But one of the heaters calls for 12 gauge wire and the other one calls for 14 gauge. I thought wire size w...
by emtnut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Extreme water hammer
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Extreme water hammer

This is what you are looking for ... https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.lf25 ... 29230.html

Best to install just before or after your water meter device.
by emtnut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Extreme water hammer
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Extreme water hammer

I think there was a good chance that a supply valve was turned way down to compensate for the high pressure. When they finished changing 'the part' (btw, helpful if you can tell us what part it was), then they completely opened all valves. You can try cutting back on the main line to your house as S...
by emtnut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just For Fun Chit Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Just For Fun Chit Chat

Can't see it in that pic, but I have a/c too :lol:

Working on trying to get baseboard heaters, but the dang walls keep melting :shock:
by emtnut
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just For Fun Chit Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Just For Fun Chit Chat

This is me trying to insulate my window ... kinda drafty !
by emtnut
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interconnecting Smoke Alarms (only 14/2 wire)
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Interconnecting Smoke Alarms (only 14/2 wire)

Code wise, the wiring has to be NMD (14/2 or 14/3), so if anything I would just cap the spare wire (as in your diagram) or just cut it at the jacket of the cable. As for the ground, although it's not really needed (9V signal as Aaron mentioned) I would bond it to the box anyways. If nothing else, if...
by emtnut
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interconnecting Smoke Alarms (only 14/2 wire)
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Interconnecting Smoke Alarms (only 14/2 wire)

Thank you both (Aaron & Emtnut) for your responses and information. Appreciate it! Just to correct what I said earlier ... The smoke detectors 'can' be on an AFCI circuit, IF they are battery back-up type.This was an ammendment to the 2012 CEC. Although they are not required to be. They allow this ...
by emtnut
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Exhaust Fan Over Shower?
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Exhaust Fan

Figured I'd chime in on this one .... Just wouldn't want you to get back on the couch :mrgreen:

The exhaust fan has to be 'listed' as being suitable for above shower/bath use. It should be stated on the fixture.

The fan also needs to be on a GFCI circuit.
by emtnut
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interconnecting Smoke Alarms (only 14/2 wire)
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Interconnecting Smoke Alarms (only 14/2 wire)

Aaron is correct on NEC rules, Canuck code differs from NEC here. Power for our smokes comes from a lighting circuit ... Idea behind that is that homeowners would know if the circuit breaker popped ! It's also against code to have them on AFCI or GFCI circuit ! The run of interconnect has to be sole...
by emtnut
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone.

Hope 2017 is a good one !
by emtnut
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Troubleshooting GFCI Outlet
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Troubleshooting GFCI Outlet

I installed a GFCI outside (exposed to weather). Got all of the proper materials for weatherproofing - worked fine for a few weeks. Used it for Christmas lights - unplugged them for a day and came back to plug them in and the receptacle was blinking red (tripped). Could not reset - wouldn't even cl...
by emtnut
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light and Plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Light and Plugs

The building is separate so I don't have to worry about the afci''s. Mark As a 'recommendation' , If you can wire in a GFCI on your first receptacle, and wire the load side to all others it will give you protection on all outlets. Canadian code doesn't 'require' it ... yet ! I personally think it's...
by emtnut
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light and Plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Light and Plugs

Emtnut There's only 2 fuses in the box total and no other spots to add more. I ment 20amp for the plugs and not 30. Typo. My bad. I'm in Nova Scotia. The compressor is a plug in unit, so that's good. When you say 12 devices, doe's that mean since I have 4 plugs that would be 8 devices. If I add in ...
by emtnut
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light and Plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Light and Plugs

My fuse box only has 2 spots for fuses in it, in the garage. I have 4 lights and a motion light on the outside hooked up to a 20amp fuse. Lights are all LED ones putting out 13watts, I think. The 4 plugs are on a 30amp fuse. How many more plugs and lights can I add by piggy backing them?? Going to ...
by emtnut
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cover AC unit in winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Cover AC unit in winter?

I just put a piece of plywood on top of mine.
Keeps the snow and ice out, and I thought a 'bbq' type cover may give moisture problems.
by emtnut
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cover AC unit in winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Cover AC unit in winter?

When I used to have central air, I covered mine for the winter.
If you're in an area with lots of snow or freezing rain, you could get ice buildup inside.

I figure it's cheap insurance !


Note ! ... Turn off the breaker when you do this ... prevents automatic startup next spring ;)
by emtnut
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays, everyone. May the new year bring happiness and prosperity to all. 8-) Thanks Sprucy :mrgreen: Merry Christmas to you, and to the Home-Improvements family. Hope you all have a nice Christmas santa-handyman-christmas-cartoon-illustration-claus-holding-hammer-giving-thumbs-up-56821617....
by emtnut
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: basement electrical
Replies: 29
Views: 1911

Re: basement electrical

I have finally gotten around to doing the wiring. The only switch I needed to install was the bedroom which I have done and it works as it should, independent of all other basement lights. So I re-wired the bathroom light as per your diagram and also the "unused light". The three way switch now onl...
by emtnut
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Baseboard heaters - what do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Baseboard heaters - what do I need?

RCGA wrote:Quick update for anyone searching for this via Google

3500w (2000w + 1500w) works perfect. Room heats up very quickly. Couldn't imagine ever needing more than this.
Thanks for getting back ... and glad it worked out well for you !
by emtnut
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: House-Improvements apparel
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: House-Improvements apparel

Shannon wrote:HAHA, I think you have more then earned your credibility here buddy!
I'll second that :)
by emtnut
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Recip Saw musings
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Recip Saw musings

I've found Milwaukee quite pricey ... That was why I went with dewalt to begin with. Currently if I do a service changeout, I have dual halogen lighting on a stand, and a champion generator :shock: So I'm in the market for something LED on batteries ... These old arms have a hard time lugging all th...
by emtnut
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: House-Improvements apparel
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: House-Improvements apparel

The shirt I ordered came in today :)

I'm very happy with the fit and quality. Reminds me of my carhartt workwear !
Kudo's to the supplier you chose.

I'll have to update my picture in the new year with the shirt on 8-)

Nutz
by emtnut
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Recip Saw musings
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Recip Saw musings

The saw in this video looks more like Mr. Admins ... but mine has the same function. Comes in handy sometimes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrB_w2T1PUM Apparently is a patent... so I guess Milwaukee doesn't have it. I still want to change over some day though ... mainly because of the rocket LED ...
by emtnut
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Recip Saw musings
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Recip Saw musings

I have the 18V dewalt 'sawzall' . Originally with 18V NiCads, but I've upgraded to the Lithium. One thing I didn't see in the video, Is on my saw, you can also put the blade in on at 90˚ . Have rarely used it, but it comes in handy sometimes. Thanks for the plunge cut tip !! I've always drilled a ho...
by emtnut
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interesting Electrical Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Interesting Problem

Sorry for doubting you :cry:

Since you replaced the fixture, why not replace the roomie while your at it :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interesting Electrical Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Interesting Problem

I thought you fixed the problem, and were playing a game !

Is the light still intermittent ?
by emtnut
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Interesting Electrical Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Interesting Problem

It's on a 3 way switch, and your room-mate randomly switched the other switch :mrgreen:

or ... Your room-mate added christmas decorations outside, and covered up the motion sensor

or ... you didn't have a real electrician wire that thing up to begin with :lol:
by emtnut
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Questions on 14-50 Outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Questions on 14-50 Outlet

You know after I read your reply I did some checking and you are correct A/Cs are mostly 120V on RVs. MY bad I have been wrong all along on that! :oops: It appears that those 30Amp and 50AMP hook ups at the campsites must basically give you two separate 120V feeds because of all the gizmos we run i...
by emtnut
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Questions on 14-50 Outlet
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Questions on 14-50 Outlet

Well my travel trailer is far from high end. My parents motorhome might be almost considered but that was when it was built in 1999. Since I have dual throw breakers marked 50 amp is it safe to assume that the 14-50 outlet that runs off of it is 240v. If it is 120v it won't cause problems though bu...