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by emtnut
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

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: 397

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: 397

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. ...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

The dog wisperer !

Well, I don't usually whisper at my dog but .... I can tell when he sees a cat or squirrel by his bark. I can tell if he sees another dog, and I can tell when he barks to come in ... all very distinct different barks. Well I heard a new one last week, and I knew something was up ... went to look out...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hard to remove fixture?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Hard to remove fixture?

I'm thinking the same as the other guys ... Either pop off the middle circle part, or possibly a set screw on the whole fixture.

That center part is where I'd start, either try to see if it's threaded, or pry it off.
by emtnut
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dead outlets
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Dead outlets

Breaker was rest several times. Voltage readings show 120v on both screws. (There are two black wires connected to this breaker). GFCIs (2) did not trip. Could the cable from the service box to the dead outlets be damaged? In a short circuit, a GFCI won't trip ... But the surge of current is hard o...
by emtnut
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That song brings back some memories for me ... I worked at a restaurant after school and weekends, we used to sing that song in the kitchen. The head chef could do a really good falsetto, so it sounded pretty good. Another favorite we used to sing was 'I want candy' . Hands banging on the stainless ...
by emtnut
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Installing In-ceiling speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Installing In-ceiling speakers

Just rent a coring machine, and core out a hole big enough to put in the speakers :lol: :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I drove a work truck, GMC crew cab with the long box as well.

I used to say it had the turning radius of a yacht :lol:

2 lane street with parking on both sides, NO WAY could you do a 3 point turn ... was at least 4 or 5 :roll:
by emtnut
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I forgot, I also had an early 80s buick. Mid-size, can't remember what it was. It was like driving a couch down the road ... I didn't keep it very long ! That is what is *always* said about Buicks, that it's seats are couches. :mrgreen: Also, why isn't Buick pronounced like Quick? Cause it would so...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 4178

Re: Da 'Burb

For my new civic, I've been using FRAM because that's what's available in synthetic filters at Canadian Tire. I generally use Castrol oil. Oil change intervals vary for me ... Rule of thumb, 8 cyl - 5000 miles 6 cyl - 4000 miles 4 cyl - 3000 miles. If I'm working the truck hard, I'll change it a bit...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! ) '82 honda civic ... trashed it :o '85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years '84 Chev S10 pickup '92 Honda accord '84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage) '94 Dodge dakota '95 G...
by emtnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah trucks are so less utilitarian than they used to be. Can you even order a manual transmission, vinyl seats, and no carpeting? I highly doubt it. They used to order some of them where I worked. They do have to be ordered, but can still get them. And yep, you can just power wash the inside :lol:...
by emtnut
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

'94 chevy Vega , 4 cylinder 3 speed manual :lol: (hey it was $250 bucks, and got me to school ! ) '82 honda civic ... trashed it :o '85 honda prelude ... kept that car for 14 years '84 Chev S10 pickup '92 Honda accord '84 Chev chevette (beater for work cause I was on mileage) '94 Dodge dakota '95 GM...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That is something I would like to do sometime. I do from time to time meet fans ( I use that term loosely ) by accident at events, on the street or in big box stores sometimes and its always an interesting conversation. It was really awkward the first few times for sure but I have gotten more used ...
by emtnut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Just special effects :lol:

He does do some stuff with a Van de Graaff generator as well ... High voltage, extremely small current, and he probably feels it a bit ... but he still exaggerates the shock :lol:
by emtnut
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture

If you have a decent metal fish tape, I'd see if you can fish it in first. With only 2 wires in there, it should be fairly easy (depending on bends etc.) If not, then have a helper hold the wires at the switch, and you at the fan, and pull back and forth. If it moves freely, you got yourself a pull ...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

I happened across a very interesting video, in it, the narrator was approached to figure out why an LED light bulb continued to glow after the switch was turned off. He explained the phenomenon occurs because the house wiring acts as a sort of capacitor. He tossed the final analysis to another YT c...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LEDs and Capacitors
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: LEDs and Capacitors

Yeah he lost me on that too, as well as his commercials. And him shocking himself... geezus. He should respect power more. He actually knows alot more about electricity than most electricians. He wasn't doing so much commercials early on, but I guess millions of views on many videos can do that. He...
by emtnut
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Upgrading bathroom ceiling Fan/Light fixture

Rare for those wires to be in conduit, unless your in Chicago. Regardless, nothing wrong with your plan, but I'd make sure that the existing cable moves freely before you use it as a pull rope. Also, make a hook in the wires, and use lots of tape to taper the new wires so it pulls in and doesn't let...
by emtnut
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Aaron wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:26 am
Yeah puns are my favorite. But poop jokes are a solid number two.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Whatcha laughing at ??? That was a chitty joke :o

OK, I don't know how he does it, but he keeps on doing it.
by emtnut
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 4178

Re: Da 'Burb

Fix Or Repair Daily :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

Let us know if you can't find one. Obviously you're in Ontario, so try Nedco, Westburne, or Graybar ... All of them, or at least one or 2 will have them ;) I found it in Paul Wolf Electrical for 109CAD in the end. I have it installed and it works great! Seriously, a big thanks for this - I was gett...
by emtnut
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 4178

Re: Da 'Burb

Aaron is giving Sprucy a hard time .... I'm getting the popcorn ready :mrgreen:
by emtnut
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 4 way circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: 4 way circuit

I have a four way switch circuit that the painters took down the ceiling fan because we were putting up a new fixture. They left me with 2 white wires connected, 2 black wires connected and a single black wire. I have tried different combos with no results except to have the light on with no switch...
by emtnut
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with adding outlet for TV
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Help with adding outlet for TV

I cut a hole in the drywall, to see if there was a vapor barrier. There is not one. So, based on that, can I just run it in between the sheetrock and insulation? I'd think that since there is just insulation, it is just for the chimney in behind. So yes, you can run between the rock and insulation....
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 4178

Re: Da 'Burb

That truck is looking like new condition .... I think I need to truck down south to you with my truck to work some of that magic on it :lol:

Beer will be on me 8-)
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with adding outlet for TV
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Help with adding outlet for TV

You can install a receptacle, but as Aaron said, you need to take out a section of drywall to be able to maintain the vapour barrier. That way you can install a VB around the electrical box and tape it up. Adds a bit to the job, but a bit of drywall and paint is not really a biggie. If you hired a p...
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71668

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:40 pm
emtnut wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 pm


I was only on my 4th pint when I posted that .... so NO !! :mrgreen:

I'm semi feeling good now thou :o
Oh good, I'm glad urine good spirits.
You're definitely the punniest guy I have ever come across :lol:
by emtnut
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

It's annoying the detectors you need aren't readily available. Usually items that meet or exceed code are at retailers months or years before the code takes effect. That said, I'd wager Ontario may have the most extreme requirements in North America at the moment. Once everywhere else catches up, t...