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09-24-18, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Northern Mike

Ok... Sorryfor the delays. on the larger front...

Ok... Sorryfor the delays.
on the larger front sprocket, does the sprocket appear to be riveted on or are there little allen key (torque bit) screws holding the sprocket to the next? Some (even...
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Posted By Northern Mike

High Humidity Paint and Plaster Repair

So... Take ownership of my new project in a month. Me being me, couldn't be a simple turn key, move in ready, or simple.

A bit of background on the place;
2700-3000sqft place, 1950's build, Had a...
04-12-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Northern Mike

A second furnace would allow for two separate...

A second furnace would allow for two separate zones. Would still need to run some ducting to the second floor from the basement, as they do not build attics here to support furnaces.

The house is...
04-12-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Northern Mike

Skaggsje, I need to aquire the info on my...

Skaggsje,

I need to aquire the info on my next visit to the house. I did not that the furnace was last inspected in 1989, so I am going to assume I am looking at replacing the furnace. From...
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Posted By Northern Mike

I found a similar product to those trak 7"x48"...

I found a similar product to those trak 7"x48" which was a tray that mounted to the top of the joist, which held the piping between the joist. I think the setup you have linked may be a better idea...
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Posted By Northern Mike

Installing in-floor heating from the top.

As mentioned in a post under the forced air section, I am taking possession of an old fixer upper house. The current setup is forced air gas on main (with electric baseboards still in place) and...
04-12-17, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Northern Mike

Finish duct installation or switch to hotwater?

Planning out the heating system for a new to me fixer upper I'm taking possession of in a bit.
The house is 2 story, large with natural gas heat on main floor (with electric baseboards still...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Northern Mike

Vermont; This house was one I found over the...

Vermont;
This house was one I found over the Christmas holidays while I had some time.
I have not had anything to do with the building inspector at this time other then obtaining his contact info...
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Views: 1,394
Posted By Northern Mike

The market in Canada is a bit different then the...

The market in Canada is a bit different then the US.
They made laws to try and prevent issues of the housing bubble here a few years back. House flipping doesn't work too well here on foreclosures...
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Views: 1,394
Posted By Northern Mike

That is the plan TI. We need to satisfy the...

That is the plan TI.
We need to satisfy the building inspector and they will have the known issue from the last inspection handy.
The two big factors from what I can see without seeing the inside...
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Posted By Northern Mike

The building is heated as I heard the propane...

The building is heated as I heard the propane furnace fire up when we had been walking around the building (have not been inside yet).
I think one of the reasons it has been empty for so long is...
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Views: 1,394
Posted By Northern Mike

Looking at a Repo House (Newish construction)

Wow has it been some time since I have been on here. Been a very, very interesting past year to say the least.

So... On topic now...

Looking at a new (to me) home that is being sold by the bank...
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Posted By Northern Mike

Raw 3W LEDs, attached to the metal OEM bulb...

Raw 3W LEDs, attached to the metal OEM bulb reflector within the headlight assembly.
I'm having issues uploading pictures from my phone, so will do so from home tonight to show the configuration of...
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Posted By Northern Mike

LED retrofit in 1978 DT250

Looking for opinions on this.
One of the bikes in the shop is a 1978 Yamaha DT250. This project bike is a restore/upgrade.
One of the areas I'm working on right now is the headlight for off road...
03-03-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

I need to make a correction to my previous post....

I need to make a correction to my previous post. I didn't have my OEC book with me at the house (left it at the apartment).
The CEC quote is correct.
When memorizing the rules from the 2012...
02-28-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

I would go with a GCFI receptacle over a breaker...

I would go with a GCFI receptacle over a breaker as the breaker is nearly 10 the cost of a receptacle if even available for my panel.
GCFI is (as per the OEC manual which applies to Ontario...
02-27-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

I like the ideas guys. I do have plenty of room...

I like the ideas guys. I do have plenty of room on the one lighting circuit that covers that side of the basement, so I could use it as the secondary lighting circuit. The celling is low and with...
02-27-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

I could run run a normal GCFI on each leg of the...

I could run run a normal GCFI on each leg of the 12/3 which would protect both sides of the split plugs after them. Only thinking split plugs because it would allow the use of both plugs in the same...
02-27-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

Split receptacles are only required in the...

Split receptacles are only required in the kitchen as of now. I was considering going with them in the work shop as almost everything that would ever be plugged in besides chargers would be a motor...
02-26-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

Although GFCI isn't required by the Ontario...

Although GFCI isn't required by the Ontario electrical code, I'm not apposed to the idea. The only catch is running the split receptacle with 12/3. I can't say I've seen 20A split GFCI plugs so I...
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Northern Mike

Looking at the pictures, the dial controls the...

Looking at the pictures, the dial controls the hot from the 14/2 on the left to the one on the right.
The switch is connected to the hot on the center cable, but I can't figure out where it should...
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Views: 654
Posted By Northern Mike

That third 14/2 and what looks like a...

That third 14/2 and what looks like a timer/dimmer is going to make this interesting.
The wire in question is definitely from one of the maretts, but which one.

What is that dial control?
02-26-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Northern Mike

New basement general workshop wiring

I believe I posted on the forum a while back about the workshop I'm slowing building in my basement (when home on weekends). I'm coming up to the electrical and have some ideas but thought I would...
02-26-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Northern Mike

It could be possible to run this wemo switch on...

It could be possible to run this wemo switch on the source feed before the 3-way switches, but that would mean having to place the new switch in its own box and make this more than a simple switch...
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Northern Mike

Just to confirm, your water is setup so the...

Just to confirm, your water is setup so the filters and softener is after the pressure tank and regulator?
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