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by emtnut
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 67
Views: 2104

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Bankers hours :mrgreen:

This thread may go on a long time :lol: :o ;) ;) :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Before inspection do I teminate the wires or
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Before inspection do I teminate the wires or

I'd think USA and Canada would be similar. Aaron may chime in soon here as well.

You terminate the wires in the device boxes, but do not wire in the device.
Same at the panel, but don't wire the breakers.
by emtnut
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Jacuzzi Tub wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Jacuzzi Tub wiring

Outlet 1 (Please refer to photo) Currently: GFCI has two 12/2 wires. One is the source coming from the panel and the other one is powering another outlet not on the photo, which I would assume is also protected by this main GFCI outlet. New Plan: Leave as is because it is a GFCI outlet which will g...
by emtnut
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 67
Views: 2104

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Well, looking forward to the pics as you progress. It's a small bathroom, but a total gut is ALWAYS a big job. Plus the changes you're doing too. Some days you put in 8hrs, and the client can't see the difference, other days it can be 4 hrs and it really shows progress. Now get back to work !!! Dayl...
by emtnut
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69839

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I didn't pick up on it :?

But I DO know that Trump will make American trucks better ... he's awesome that way 8-)
by emtnut
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69839

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'd really like to get a nice 80's truck. They are practical, and look awesome. If the time comes, I'll probably head south and try to pick one up there. Hard to find anything here that doesn't have major rust issues. I had a chance to get a 70's F-100 pickup in really good condition for a really go...
by emtnut
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

Hey Guys, Put in a new battery and screwed up putting in the code which I have and now I get errr code and its locked How can I reset the unit?. Ill try unplugging the battery overnight but other than that what else can I do? Cheers, Matt If you can get the make and model number, you can post that ...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Ok to install BX cable without conduit?
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Ok to install BX cable without conduit?

Not sure why you're saying communication cables ?? Are these the power cables ?
There are different rules for comm cables, and power cables.

As far as 'exposed' , that is an inspector judgement, but if you have power cables (individual conductors) then that won't fly.

Not sure what 'cane' is ??
by emtnut
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

The light didn't work :( No sparks, which is good! You can see that the internal light of the switch is on. Do you think that I need to wire the red with the three black wires? As Aaron said, you will need to find the source of power. Since the Red didn't work for the switch loop, it means the powe...
by emtnut
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: Dead outlets

Wall switch readings. Switch up: brass screw to ground - 120v. Silver screw to ground - 120v. Switch down. Brass screw to ground -24v. Silver screw to ground - 120v. During testing of brass screw to silver screw flash and arced. Puff of smoke. No breaker tripped. Will have to shut off main to remov...
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69839

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:02 pm
All except for that flaky elekumtrical guy that doesn't come around much anymore, aka Nutzy. :mrgreen:
Hey ... I'm still here :o

Still waiting for the party details in California 8-)
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: Dead outlets

I replaced all three of the modular receps carefully in old work boxes. I still have no power to that circuit. What else can I test? I'd say a 95% chance there is another outlet, or junction box on that circuit. I've never seen a cable go bad on a short circuit in 35yrs (not to say it's impossible)...
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Shop Wiring

emtnut wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:12 am

You'll need the 4x4 box for the recept, because you will have 3 cables in there.
Tie all neutrals together and all hots together, and pig tail to the switch.
Sorry, that should read "pig tail to the receptacle"
by emtnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Shop Wiring

Simplest way would be to run a cable from each of the existing switches (for each machine), and run that to a 4x4 box with a receptacle. Tie into the switched hot on each switch, and the neutral. So, if any switch is on, it will energize the receptacle (and turn on the vacuum) You'll need the 4x4 bo...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69839

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Agree EMT, the grace and power of the big birds is incredible, I particularly love to watch them fish as they dive bomb at 90 degrees (almost went into internet wormhole looking up why there is not degree symbol on keyboard) from 90'! On another note, Shannon it may be a good idea to provide a vide...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Broken Central Air
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Broken Central Air

You don't think it might be the capacitor? I was going to replace the current one that I took a picture of (see attachment) with the one here since it's such a cheap part to get: https://www.amazon.com/TradePro-Capacitor-TP-CAP-30-Condenser-Conditioner/dp/B07SK7KY4W/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=30%2F5+capac...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

diy-dan wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 am

Thank you so much! I'll give it a try shortly.

:D :D :D
Dan !!! Where are you ???

If you don't get back to us, then we'll think that the main panel shorted, and your house started on fire :o ... well, or at least took out your internet :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Shop Wiring

The tools are on standard switches that are plugged into a wall outlet. However, I added an extra wire, like an extension cord, to each so that the vac male plug goes into extension cord attached to each tool. 3 tools, 3 switches, 3 extension cords. There is nothing to show in a picture unless I ta...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Shop Wiring

Let me try to be more clear. I have a saw. I added a wire to the saw switch and put a female plug like an extension cord on it so I could plug in the vac. I turn the vac on. Nothing happens. When I turn on the saw, the vac starts. I did the same for the router and joiner. I want to set up a switch ...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Broken Central Air
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Broken Central Air

Unless there is a problem with your incoming power, I'd say your compressor is shot.

That's not good news :(

You can try another 240V appliance (ie range), and see if your lights flicker ... If they do, you can call your power provider to check it out.
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

OK, looks like the red is the switched hot.

At the ceiling, leave the 3 blacks on their own. Connect the light red to black of light fixture, and white to white of light fixture, and you should be good to go.
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

Thank you for the reply! Yeah, there are a lot of things that don't make sense in the house as I've gotten to know it. It was built in 1969 and there are a lot of odd, non-up to code issues. I don't have a volmeter or test but probably should get one. If I do get one, what do you recommend I try it...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shop Wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Shop Wiring

Yes, I want to turn on each tool so that the vac will turn on too. I used a female plug just as an idea b/c that was how I could plug the vac into it. Now I'm plugging the vac male plug into each of 3 female plugs. That gets old and is aggravating when moving back and forth for little steps. I just...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69839

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know it's hot in Canada when . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va5nJ-cyI5Q :lol: I've had quite the assortment of animals on my front yard. Most recently the Turtle. Starting mid-july every year, I get frogs ... hundreds of them. Makes mowing the lawn a sloooooow process cause you have to w...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: red wire in ceiling light??
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: red wire in ceiling light??

What you described there really doesn't make sense to me :?

Do you have a voltmeter or tester, and can you get a pic of how the switch is wired for us ?
by emtnut
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: Dead outlets

Additional question. Existing cable is 12/2 Romex. Seems overkill for 15 amp circuit. Definitely change to normal recepts ! Is the double pole both listed as 15A each side ? ... There are some that are 15A and 20A for the other. This would make sense because generally a kitchen is 20A circuits (som...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: Dead outlets

emtnut wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:12 pm

In a short circuit, a GFCI won't trip ...
Just to clarify ... A GFCI won't trip in a hot/neutral short. It will pop instantly on a hot/ground short.

It can also pop in a neutral/ground short
by emtnut
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2858
Views: 69839

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ha ha ha, you guys all have hockey sticks whether you actively play or not, just an everyday useful thing like a broom or shovel. :lol: :lol: :lol: Actually half the people here in St Paul might too, leftover from kids or whatnot. :? Out pets (dogs and cats) are pretty dang smart, they make differe...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: Dead outlets

Addition to previous post. No backstabbing but wires are placed on a strange manner in a box made for thin paneling. The box is held in the paneling by two plates screwed in behind the panel. The wires are pushed into "jaws" instead of being attached by screws. No screws are present. The box where ...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: Dead outlets

There are three receptacles on this circuit. The one where the short occurred is number two. The strange thing about this wiring is that two circuits are controlled by one 20 amp breaker with two hot screws. Should the double breaker be replaced by two singles ones? I will replace the receptacles. ...