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by emtnut
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Putting Multiple Pull Chain Lights on New Light Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Putting Multiple Pull Chain Lights on New Light Switch

First, for the new switch. What you read about taping the white wire, is for a switch loop. Since you have conduit, you can still do this (in case you put a device that needs a neutral some day) You can run any color you wish, but if one of the 2 new wires you run is a white wire, it needs to be tap...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74514

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It is getting to be about snow season, isn't it? A YT channel I watch is in Montana, and they had a good dusting a week-ish ago. While we're not prone to snow here, the weather is getting chilly and rain is imminent, assuming we're going to get some this year. I was at Lake Tahoe on a conference in...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit

Got it removed. Now I need to find an alternative for the heat pump that will go into the wall in a room that is 18 x 25 feet with 14ft vaulted ceilings. I have heard that Mitsubishi makes a unit that you can put into your wall that does both heat and cool. Any experience here? I don't want to add ...
by emtnut
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Storm Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Storm Windows

I have storm windows like that at my cottage.

There are spring loaded tabs at the bottom of each pane that locks it in place. Either the tab is missing/broken, or the holes that it lock into are filled with crap.
by emtnut
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74514

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:49 am
Shannon wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 am
Ya I know, Just screwing with ya! :o :lol:
Well, stop it! I have sensitive feelers! :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Feelings ??? What is like to have those ?? :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74514

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:07 pm
We got maybe 50cm a few weeks back and a couple of dustings since. Nothing like Manitoba.
OK, so ONLY about a foot and a half :lol: In October !! :shock:

Don't be sending that crap this way :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostat upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Thermostat upgrade

Not familiar with which t-stat you were looking at, but most 'digital' t-stats have programs in them to raise/lower settings on a schedule. Not sure about the ecobee Aaron mentioned, but if that one needs a 'common' wire, you would need to run a new t-stat cable up the wall. Maybe Aaron will confirm...
by emtnut
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Outdoor and Underground Conduit
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Outdoor and Underground Conduit

Is it ok to get stranded or does it need to be solid THHN? Solid is MUCH easier to wire nut !!! If you get stranded, I'd suggest using Wago lever nuts instead of wirenuts. As for the wire itself, makes no difference. As for GFCI, it is only required on receptacles. Having said that, if this light i...
by emtnut
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Winterizing AC Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Winterizing AC Unit

I had a call from a friend for a 'no cooling' from his AC, asked me to take a look for him. He said he turned on the breaker, the AC came on ... runs for hours, but really not cold air. I go out to his unit, and the cover is still on it :lol: Good idea to flip the breaker, but make sure you take the...
by emtnut
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulating around/over air handler in attic
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: insulating around/over air handler in attic

I have an air handler for my central A/C in my attic. It takes up a lot of space and it is over one of kid's bedroom. The bedroom tends to be cooler than other rooms on that floor in winter. I have insulation in the attic except for the air handler area. I was wondering If I can say put batt or roc...
by emtnut
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74514

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

LOL, Spruce said "winterized" ....I think he forgot he lives in California! :lol: Speaking of ... Did you get any snow your way on either of those storms ? I heard Alberta and part of Sask for the first, and Winnipeg for this latest one. Wild ... I heard between 60 to 90 cm in some areas. That's 2 ...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74514

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Have I ever mentioned just how much I despise silicon caulk? I've got probably 8 hours into removing failed silicon caulk off the nose cone of my trailer because it was leaking and I can't have that going into winter. :evil: :roll: You should move this to the 'Burb thread ... Things tend to get los...
by emtnut
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three Way Light Switch Not Working
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: Three Way Light Switch Not Working

MartinEllinger wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Still not working correctly.
OK, Leave that the way I asked. Now on the other switch (box b) , move the white wire to the black screw (switch it with either the red or black ... doesn't matter)
by emtnut
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three Way Light Switch Not Working
Replies: 23
Views: 327

Re: Three Way Light Switch Not Working

MartinEllinger wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:41 am
Circled hot wires in box A.
The hot wire on the switch should be going to the black screw. The other two should be the travelers.
(in other words, swap the 2 black wires on that switch)

The other hot wire seems to be part of a separate circuit, and likely a switch loop.
by emtnut
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 7
Views: 166

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: 23
Views: 327

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: 23
Views: 327

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 23
Views: 327

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: 117

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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: 2944
Views: 74514

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...