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by emtnut
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: screw discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 900

screw discussion

Shannon wrote:Glad you got it. One very minor thing... and this is only because of my OCD.... I like to have all my cover plate screws pointing one way. Its a little thing but I think it looks more professional.
Shannon ... It's not OCD !!! ... It's CDO, put the letters in order !!

EMTNUT
by emtnut
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Hey, That's awesome Megan ! :D

Thanks for the finished pic too ... Looks great, good job !

Wayne
by emtnut
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

MegantheEngineer wrote:
what do you mean by 'maintain your wiring'?

Just meant the 3 way switches are working, careful when your rewiring to maintain those circuits.

I'm looking forward to the outcome too !
by emtnut
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dishwasher GFI question
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: dishwasher GFI question

$71.50 :shock: Dollars :shock: I get contractor pricing, but I can buy a loadcenter for that ! This may be a bit of a hack, so let's see what Shannon says... but do you have a circuit you don't need till the spring ? Maybe the outside plugs ? I'd use that till you change the panel. If you post a pic...
by emtnut
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

I'm having a hard time making out the picture, so I did one up showing just the utilitec timer and outside light/receptacles. Careful maintaining your wiring on the 3 way and kitchen light when you do this. And yes ... your almost there !! The light dotted line is the white (neutral) Grounds not sho...
by emtnut
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Megantheengineer,

Let me know if you want me to make you up a drawing of the wiring.
Sometimes just the text can be hard to visualize, especially with 3-way switches !

Wayne
by emtnut
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Easiest way to think of 3 way switches .... The 2 brass screws, are your 'travellers' ... Just hook the 2 of them together. Use the red and white wires. Red to Red, White to white. Red to white, White to red ... doesn't matter ! The 'black' screw is the important one. On one switch it gets power (li...
by emtnut
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Shannon wrote: BTW emtnut, nice to put a face to the name!
Thanks ... I feel right at home here.
I can be a bit off beat, so let me know if I get out of hand. (If I had feelings, they might be hurt :) )


Wasn't sure about the "kaboom" signature... seein' as this is electrical :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dishwasher GFI question
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: dishwasher GFI question

Hey Gatsby, Re-reading your question , and you mentioned AFCI for kitchens as well. That is not in the code yet for kitchens, however the dishwasher as well as fridge (or anything else with a 'motor' on it) would not be required. The motor would trip the AFCI EVERY time it started ! Wayne Edit *** ...
by emtnut
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Sounds good. I think it's a receptacle. I'll only be able to check in late tonite, but maybe if Aaron is around he can help out. From what I see so far, you will be able to use the #3 numbered cable for your 3 way switch (Shannon gave the hook up details). The #5 numbered cable, we know the black go...
by emtnut
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

emtnut wrote:
Shannon wrote:
Looks like it's been rewired, so that the switch in the kitchen, turns on the living room light, and at least one receptacle

Are you able to confirm this ?

Also, the kitchen switch looks OK .... but hard to make out the wiring from that angle
by emtnut
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

The thing that is confusing me is that red wire from #5 wire nutted with the red from #3? Where the heck is that going? We for sure need more pictures ! My head is spinning. Looks like it's been rewired, so that the switch in the kitchen, turns on the living room light, and at least one receptacle ...
by emtnut
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Your Welcome !

Let me know if you have any other questions :)
by emtnut
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

Also, I can't make out what you have written on the leftmost side of the 3 way switch.
by emtnut
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

It's normal to only have 1 hot supply to a box, no worries. I attached a similar diagram as yours for clarity. Cable 1 goes to the kitchen switch Cable 2 goes to the outside light Cable 4 incoming power If cable 3 or 5 also goes to the kitchen your in luck. If not, you can't do a 3 way switch with c...
by emtnut
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a timer sw
Replies: 43
Views: 1990

Re: Replace 2 light switches with a dimmer switch and a time

I was thinking it wasn't a 3way switch too .. but I see one terminal not used. Is the terminal on the other side of that switch (with the black wire) a black screw ? I also see a capped off black wire ( that's probably a good thing ! ) Do you have a drawing of how the two 3way switches should be wir...
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Roxul Insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Roxul Insulation

I don't want to sound like an add for Roxul, but .... When I did my basement , the stuff was awesome to work with. Working around electrical boxes was awesome. It can get wet, and won't loose it's R value ... and the Video you posted shows it's extremely fire retardant. What gives ? .... Must have a...
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What's wrong with this picture !!
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: What's wrong with this picture !!

Yes, actually 3 drains sharing 1 trap ... Here is my 'artwork' of before before.jpg And this is what I did .... But all 3 drains are going into the 2 " to septic. I think I should have wye'd to the 3 " from the toilet.... I the washer was draing, and the tub draining at the same time, it might be a ...
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What's wrong with this picture !!
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: What's wrong with this picture !!

You can't see it in the picture, but the sink's trap is under the sink. The washers trap is close to the washer.

Thanks for the drain pipe tip. I moved it to the other side, but I think that was a 2 inch.

Any problems moving it to the 4" pipe instead ?
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed lighting and insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Recessed lighting and insulation

Great Video .... and Hey, Mister ADMIN .... where's the 'like' button :mrgreen:


I used roxul in my basement, apparently it's mildew resistant as well.
It's not 'itchy' either !

Not sure of R value compared to PINK ... but I think I'll use it from now on !
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What's wrong with this picture !!
Replies: 7
Views: 688

What's wrong with this picture !!

A buddy of mine installed a washing machine and piping at his cottage. Ever since he installed it, he said they could smell septic gas in the bathroom after they used the shower. I went to take a look.... took me quite awhile to figure out what was wrong, and I thought the members here might like th...
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Recessed lighting and insulation
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Recessed lighting and insulation

If you are insulating , the recessed light HAS to be "IC rated". I think all IC rated fixtures have an integral box with them, but I'd imagine the LED ones would be lower profile because they generate less heat. I like Shannon's idea of Roxul insulation. I don't know the specs, but I think it would ...
by emtnut
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dishwasher GFI question
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: dishwasher GFI question

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I think he was placing the receptacle under the sink.[/quote]


Should have re-read my re-read !

I'm sure he will ask for a GFCI there .... Let us know how it goes, always interested what Inspectors say in various areas
by emtnut
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: vinyl siding video
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: vinyl window instalation in existing house

Shannon wrote:
Marc wrote:Outstanding explanation of siding a house!
Sounds like your near an airport, in SK?
. We were no were near an airport but you have the province right.

Does Saskatchewan have an airport ?




(that's for calling me emptynut ) :)
by emtnut
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dishwasher GFI question
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: dishwasher GFI question

Hey Gatsby, Re-reading your question , and you mentioned AFCI for kitchens as well. That is not in the code yet for kitchens, however the dishwasher as well as fridge (or anything else with a 'motor' on it) would not be required. The motor would trip the AFCI EVERY time it started ! If you want to c...
by emtnut
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Impulsive purchase got me into a jam
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Impulsive purchase got me into a jam

Now I want toast and jam for supper :)


p.s. ... I'll have to change hardware stores ... I'm missing out here !
by emtnut
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dishwasher GFI question
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: dishwasher GFI question

I'll try to sum it all up ... Some areas require 15A , some 20A 15A circuit = 14AWG , 20A circuit = 12AWG (I know you all know that) Some areas say 15A breaker, but with 12AWG because of the heat generated by the dishwasher. My area (Ontario) , says you can use a 15 A breaker if the nameplate data o...
by emtnut
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Installing electrical wire in a BLOCK house
Replies: 16
Views: 1773

Re: Installing electrical wire in a BLOCK house

Hi Angelo , Generally speaking, you need to install your wire in conduit in the slab with a stub up. As you are builing up your blocks, you would install 3 - 4 foot sections of EMT. Then you lift each cinder block to feed the conduit through it. You could go with higher sections of pipe, but it make...
by emtnut
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dishwasher GFI question
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: dishwasher GFI question

A dishwasher is considered a motor load and a heating load. You need a 20 Amp breaker with 12/2 on a separate circuit. Make sure the receptacle you are plugging into is not shared with anything else. As far a GFCI protection, there is nothing stopping you from doing it, but you would have to contact...
by emtnut
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spa (hot tub) wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Spa (hot tub) wiring

That might be a good idea for Mr Admin.

You could have a 'knowledge base' section for the various trades with useful pdf's links etc.