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by Jmaclicious
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Can't remember if you are in Canada or US. If Canada, then even our plastic boxes have a ground strap in them. Either way, if it is a metal box, then bond the box. In canada :), that wire was a PITA to get in but i did it, i didn't want to destroy the finished wall considering the store that sells ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ran new wire to old Switch Box
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Ran new wire to old Switch Box

Hey, just ran a new power feed to a switch box upstairs in order to get rid of a junction box in the basement ceiling so i can drywall (this switch box feeds power for lights and outlets) However it was all the old black wiring that didn't have a ground wire and has paper type material in it.. Shoul...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Self leveling floor
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Self leveling floor

Shannon wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Generally the transition between floorings would be under the door so i would come out that far.
So just bring it in the middle of the pocket door opening? I won't have any issues installing the door guides?
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Self leveling floor
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Self leveling floor

I think I may need to add some more cement as when i did it i had the blocking within the door, I am going to be going with the pocket door as well as Ditra TB/DUO heat with tiles transitioning to a DMX airflow + carpet, however i feel like if I install the pocket door the carpet will be exposed in ...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

They are def a nice colour, but yeah super bright ! Also heres a dimmer list i found on philips spec sheet. :mrgreen:
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

So I ordered a Philips Dimmable 11.6 Watt 4" Round 3000K Flat LED Downlight 90 CRI, 700 Lumens, 3000k 113 degree beam angle, 50,000 hours, wet & ic rated, bit of a cheaper build compared to the lotus.. but for $20 a light compared to $80 of lotus's equiv 90 CRI version... I couldn't resist.. but ho...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Basement Recepticles: 20 Amp Line, Outlets and 20 AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection?

Basement Recepticles: 12/2 Line, 20A Outlets and 20A AFCI Breaker. Has anyone done this and passed inspection in Ontario? This is what was floated in a conversation I had: Inspectors may have an issue with the above. Unless a valid reason is given why someone may want 20 Amps. If no valid reason is...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

LEDs do get a bit confusing because of all the info and differences, most of which we never even heard of before. Really any of those lights will work. My recommendation is to not go below 3000k , keep at least 700 L and above 80 CRI. These specs spaced at no more then 4' - 5' apart will work well....
by Jmaclicious
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Curious about covering up backwater valves.
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Curious about covering up backwater valves.

Can't find ideas anywhere, I was looking at my bathroom to see how I am going to be going about it.. Was curious how one would cover this attractively, or perhaps a nicer lid. I plan to use Ditra TB DUO as a membrane with infloor heat following a larger style tile and I am going to be installing a w...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

Just curious. All the wiring seems to be run under the joists. Are you doing dropped ceilings everywhere ? Those ones are old lights, all of those including the j-box's will be removed once i get the new lights and re-wire, I am going to be drywalling the ceiling down there. I will probably be usin...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

Hmm, any particular brands you would recommend? This is tough lol, trying to compare the specs and everything seems to be pretty similar minus the costs. Just want nice light thats not to goldy/yellow thats not going to blind people in my short basement. :geek: Lithonia WF 4" Lights: (Pricing is app...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

I agree with Shannon, you really will want 11 watt which typically corresponds to 800-1100 lumens which is roughly equivalent to the old 60 watt incandescent for light output. I'm a fan of the 2700K or 3000K at most if it's going to be a living space. I use the 4500K-5000K over my workbench. The fo...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

Well first off 9w lights will be very dim. I would go no less then 11w and with 11w I would keep them 4’-5’ max apart. I also try to keep lights about 3’ from walls when I can. I would place slims in the bulkhead bottom if you can. Really, i find the 9w actually pretty bright, the bottom pic there ...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Advice on basement lighting with low ceiling

So I am about to place an order for some lights but having some trouble trying to figure out how I want to light up the basement.. I plan on using the 4" slim LED 3000k 9w lights however the beam/duct work bulk head runs across the middle of my basement... in order to avoid dark areas should I place...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for some guidance for fishing wires.
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Looking for some guidance for fishing wires.

I want to re-wire my front & back doorbells, as well as the chime in the upstairs hall way as right now the transformer (which i think doesn't work) is in the basement rec-room mounted to a junction box.. but considering Im trying to remove the JB's from the rec-room so I can drywall the ceiling, I ...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Do led lights in series count towards the max on a circuit?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Do led lights in series count towards the max on a circuit?

I had an electrical panel inspection done today by the big head senior chief inspector and I asked him this question and he said as long as its a dedicated lighting circuit and doesn't exceed 80% of the total load that I could put the entire house on one circuit with LED lights if I wanted lol. Peac...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Curious as to why this metal surrounds duct?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Curious as to why this metal surrounds duct?

Shannon wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Looks like a heat shield for some reason? what's above it?
the bathroom upstairs, the vanity is above it. however the duct run isn't tight to the floor so found that weird.
by Jmaclicious
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Curious as to why this metal surrounds duct?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Curious as to why this metal surrounds duct?

Curious as to the purpose of this metal that surrounds the duct... not even the whole duct just like 7 ft worth.
by Jmaclicious
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: nicked sheathing
Replies: 1
Views: 125

nicked sheathing

Hey I noticed when I was looking over my wires to staple them that I must’ve nicked a spot when I was pulling. Is this a big deal or can I just tape it ? I can’t really repull since it’s a wire that goes upstairs and that is now covered up.
by Jmaclicious
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Annoying duct noise when heat is on/off
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Annoying duct noise when heat is on/off

Your ducts are going to make more noise with heat than they do with cold. If you framed tightly against metal duct, that is probably the source of the problem. The metal expands when it warms up and shrinks when it cools off, this creates movement, movement creates squeaks and thunks when that meta...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Annoying duct noise when heat is on/off
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Annoying duct noise when heat is on/off

I had all my ductwork, furnace and ac replaced about 2 years ago... and every winter when the heat is on/off it knocks/pops every so often, and even more frequently when the heat turns off for the first few minutes... at night time its severely annoying. Is this a result of me framing a short wall t...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Self leveling floor
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Self leveling floor

Shannon wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:37 pm
It may work depending on the dips and valleys. What type of floor covering will you use?
Haven't figured out what tile im going with yet, but for the membrane I will be going with Schluter Ditra Heat DUO. :mrgreen:
by Jmaclicious
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Self leveling floor
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Self leveling floor

Okay so I am doing my bathroom, I want to make the shower pan area perfectly level, however the rest of the floor is relatively “flat” but just unlevel because of drainage in my basement. Would it be okay to self level the shower pan area perfectly level, let dry and then pour self leveler over the ...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Had to rip out shower pan
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Had to rip out shower pan

That will work . Awesome, I got the rough in to the perfect measurements now, and I put down some Self levelling cement, however when I did it I suppose one spot was drying as I was pushing it around, the majority of the room is perfectly flat/level, except for one spot i guess it forced the one si...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Had to rip out shower pan
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Had to rip out shower pan

Ya , I know what it feels like but not sure I can explain it in anyway that makes sense. If you are having to force it you are likely pushing to hard. How much pressure is too much, it's a judgement call, I'd say anything more than a whisper of pressure is too much. When you push on the pipe, you f...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for help with drawing !
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Looking for help with drawing !

Perfect, at first I was worried maybe theres too many wires going to the switches or doing something wrong! Appreciate the help emtnut! You can have as many wires to the switches as needed, just be sure to size the junction box accordingly. From the drawing, It doesn't look like you'll need anythin...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Had to rip out shower pan
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Had to rip out shower pan

As long as you're not putting stress on the pipe to get it to move the 1" you need, no worries. If you stress the pipe, you run the risk of fractures and leaks. I would never use metal shims in a wet environment, I'd use plastic toilet shims or even pieces of Trex cut to the right thickness, someth...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: can I use 2" pipe to vent my washing machine?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

can I use 2" pipe to vent my washing machine?

Just wanted to be sure 100% I could use a 2" pipe for my venting to the washing machine, I have 2" drain line with 2" horizontal run with in-line backwater valve but I wanted to add the oatey sure vent AAV on the venting portion for when the inspector is dancing around my house when the electrical i...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade

Hard to tell from the pic if you put the panel on the right side of the dryer. Would you have the 1M clearance (width) required after the old panel comes out ? Its tight on that side for sure, but the inspector said it would be okay there, however I think im going to go with it on the left side of ...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for help with drawing !
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Looking for help with drawing !

Nor sure what the 'beam/duct' portion is on the drawing, but I don't see any recepts there. Hard to say without seeing the place, but make sure there is no more that 12' of space between the recepts. Apart from that, It seems to look good ! oops , beam and duct is just bulkhead, other than that its...