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by Jmaclicious
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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: 254

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...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Make sure you have plywood mounted to the wall with a chunk of poly behind it and even insulation . This way when you finish the room you can seal to the ploy to finish your vapour barrier. thanks shannon, yeah i plan on doing 3/4 ply for backboard, but I will be doing 2lb wall-tite spray foam once...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for help with drawing !
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Looking for help with drawing !

Okay so I put down my deposit for the service panel upgrade to 200a service and 42 breaker panel now I need to get this drawing up before the electrician comes to do the upgrade and inspection. Just want to make sure the drawing will get approved so I can have the permit done and rough wiring inspec...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

I take it you're doing a complete upgrade (removing the old panel and replacing it with a new panel, instead of installing a subpanel)? This is really the best long-term solution in my opinion. If you can install it where the old one is, that might be best? Otherwise it's up to you. Before you dryw...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Oh and here’s another pic of the rest of room so you can get an idea as to how it is.
by Jmaclicious
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Ok guys just got some quotes for my service Upgrade and point of attachment locations and inspector approved two locations that I am debating on putting the new panel.. in your opinion which would be the best spot ? To the left of my washer i planned to have that all shelving for storage(if I put it...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Had to rip out shower pan
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Had to rip out shower pan

So I noticed cracking around the drain on a 36x48 dreamline acrylic fibreglass shower pan and it was driving me nuts, that rough in was at roughly 16” off the back wall to drain, and I just ordered a new base from Kohler, a purist edition 36x48 cast iron enamel.. aside from the 200 lb difference the...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floating wall gap & baseboard install?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Floating wall gap & baseboard install?

Hey Shannon and the gang, I was relooking over things in my basement before I get Sprayfoam and drywall in, and I noticed that when I framed this section of wall the gap is roughly 2 5/8” from the bottom pt plate to the bottom of the wall plate. I plan on using roughly 4” baseboard and a thin sub fl...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Looking for opinion

Looking for some input and opinion on these two style lights before I place an order. My basement ceiling isn’t very high and I cannot decide what would look better between these lights. One is a little bit recessed where the other one is just flush with the drywall. I’ll be using these for the whol...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: BASF Wall-Tite spray foam question
Replies: 1
Views: 109

BASF Wall-Tite spray foam question

I plan on going with a BASF Wall-Tite spray foam... probably 3" thickness in my basement, however my concrete walls were quite wavy in some spots behind the stud to the concrete wall i have 2" and in other spots i have 1/2", I was reading that the spray foam counts as a vapor barrier at 1".. would I...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Based on the fact your oven takes four spaces, my thought is that the breakers alternate legs, or poles, of the incoming service at every odd-numbered breaker. For example, circuits 1 and 2 are on pole one, 3 and 4 are on pole two, 5 and 6 are on pole one, 7 and 8 pole two, and so on up to 24. You ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Ok so I went through my panel again to see where I could make room: 24 cct panel as follows #1 - Washer #2 - Dryer #4 - One 15a kitchen outlet on 14-2 wire (the one under the counter as shown above) -- Seems like a wasted circuit for 1 rarely used awkward receptacle. hmm #5 through #8 - Oven (can...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Thanks for the info! Maybe I’ll try and make do with the current panel I have now if possible. I did find out that one outlet in my kitchen is 14-2 wire on a 15a circuit on its own... this outlet is nearly useless and goes unused in the kitchen, would it be dumb to replace my 4 basement bedroom out...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

If you upgrade your service (to 200A), then you would likely need to update the mast per current Hydro rules. Just replacing the panel, you wouldn't have to. With just a replacement panel, many things are grandfathered, but 80" was never to code, so it would need to be moved. As for the panel not b...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Current 100a 24cct vs 40-48 or 200a upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 690

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

Currently my 24 cct stablok pioneer panel doesn’t have enough space. Unfortunately it’s a 1950s home and the current panels top breaker is approx 80” as well as being on the other Side of the stair landing wall, if I had it swapped to a larger 40 or 48 cct panel is it necessary to pull a permit as t...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Help with redoing fence
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Help with redoing fence

Hey, looking to redo my fence as it’s on the verge of falling over. I wanted to go with 6x6 posts, my current fence is 4x4 but I noticed some fence boards are ripped to 1/2” and looks stupid. How much of a gap, if any, do you leave between the boards for expansion/contraction. I will have to measure...
by Jmaclicious
Fri May 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Drilling piles or putting post blocks down
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Drilling piles or putting post blocks down

I was interested in building a small deck perhaps this summer, just about a step or two off the ground not attached to the house, however been seeing some videos people do piles in the ground then others people just use the post blocks on the grass leveled with some type of sand mix under it.. what ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rewire or just put in a j-box
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Rewire or just put in a j-box

For any device boxes (recept and lighting boxes), it's one cable per internal clamp. For your panel, you can have 2 cables in the clamp ... **as long as the clamp is listed for 2 cables**. Most clamps are, but make sure you see it written on the box. Awesome thank you, and what about wires undernea...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rewire or just put in a j-box
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Rewire or just put in a j-box

That's nothin !! When I moved into my place, the Kitchen,nook,fridge,micro,washing machine,living and dining room, and 1 bedroom, all on the first floor ... 1 15A circuit :lol: We rarely popped the breaker, but only used one appliance at a time :mrgreen: They really didn't use much power back then ...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rewire or just put in a j-box
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Rewire or just put in a j-box

sorry for the confusion, it was very late when i wrote that lol. So in the basement I had a power wire coming from electrical panel to a junction point, which then split 2 ways, one wire went to an old laundry room outlet which then went up and fed 1 kitchen counter outlet, and then the other wire w...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rewire or just put in a j-box
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Rewire or just put in a j-box

You could just put the fridge on its own dedicated 15A circuit, that is plenty. I suspect you'd have to run a new line? Not sure what you’re asking. Would it be dumb to just add a junction box in my basement and run 12/2 wire to a new 20 a circuit? or would you rather rewire it to the outlet as 14/...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rewire or just put in a j-box
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Rewire or just put in a j-box

So I am trying to put my kitchen fridge on its own circuit as it’s currently on the same 20a circuit as 3 counter outlets... however the wiring is older cloth style loomex, is it appropriate to just put a junction box in the basement and run new 12-2 from the box to panel to its own 20a circuit, or ...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions

The dado does make for a stronger joint, but it isn't a necessity and I wouldn't change the jambs just because of this. Glue will help some, but your primary holding power will come from the fastener you use to hold the pieces together, and this is simply because you're gluing end grain, which is l...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions

Bifold doors are listed as 18",24" and 30" This is the finished width opening size. They will generally fit a slightly smaller opening (maybe an 1/8") in most cases. and usually a height of 80" will work for the finished opening height . If you really want mirrored bipass doors I have an opening of...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions

Unfortunately, none of those door widths are suitable for a bypass slider, the reason is that each panel of the door would be so small to render it's opening useless. For bypass doors cut your doorway at least in half, that is how much access you will have at any given time. You also won't get enou...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 3-way lighting circuits
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: 3-way lighting circuits

Thanks for this video, I am planning to do 3 switches in my basement that are controlled across the other side to control the lightning for 3 separate lightning sections in my basement.. 1 on one side of the beam, 1 under the beam/ducts, then the other on the other side of the beam... I might run th...
by Jmaclicious
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Bi-fold and Sliding closet door questions

Hey I am trying to clean up my upstairs bedrooms that do not have closet doors atm, they were removed before I got the house. I will get pictures when I can but the master bedroom use to have a sliding door in there, however it looks as if the previous owner put new jambs over the old jambs which no...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Canadian Electrical Code.. can electrical panels be on the backside wall of the stairs?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Canadian Electrical Code.. can electrical panels be on the backside wall of the stairs?

Ah durh, makes sense! totally forgot about the service conductor coming in that far lol. :oops: They do make exceptions, so depending on the reason for moving it, they may OK it. Generally the rule is 'as close as possible' . Anything further than that needs pre-approval. Was away for work for a wh...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Canadian Electrical Code.. can electrical panels be on the backside wall of the stairs?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Canadian Electrical Code.. can electrical panels be on the backside wall of the stairs?

Your electrical guy has a valid point. Both the Inspector, and hydro, always want to keep the incoming service conductors (line from outside) to a minimum inside the house. 5 feet is generally the maximum. If you need more than that (and it seems you do here), then you would need permission from th...