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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #21
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I've been putting up trim in my house using a couple different finishing air nail guns. I trimmed out the door to the half bath Sunday. A while later my wife says have you closed the bathroom pocket door since you put the trim up?

Funny how long nails will go through the trim and into the door.
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While reading the original post my wife came out in just a t shirt and socks, waiting to see how long it took me to notice. Needless to say, it took me a while. Since I don't really like her anyways, it wasn't a big deal...
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Old March 6th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #23
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110V
Black wire: hot
White wire: ground
Green wire: earth ground

220V single phase
Black: hot (L1)
White or another black: hot (L2)
Green: earth ground

220V three phase
Black: hot (L1)
White: hot (L2)
Red: hot (L3)
Green: earth ground

If you've worked on a vehicle with dozens of wires, a 3 or 4 wire A/C circut is pretty simple. 110V multi-switched light circuts can be confusing.
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I've been putting up trim in my house using a couple different finishing air nail guns. I trimmed out the door to the half bath Sunday. A while later my wife says have you closed the bathroom pocket door since you put the trim up?

Funny how long nails will go through the trim and into the door.
Dont feel too bad about this one. Its a very common thing with pocket doors that many of my friends, coworkers and myself have done.
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I've been putting up trim in my house using a couple different finishing air nail guns. I trimmed out the door to the half bath Sunday. A while later my wife says have you closed the bathroom pocket door since you put the trim up?

Funny how long nails will go through the trim and into the door.
Built an addition last winter and a longer drywall screw got mixed in the bucket. Nobody noticed until the home owner tried to shut the pocket door as we were leaving the last day, paint and all was done. That was frustrating and fairly embarrassing.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #26
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Spent a half hour walking around Home Depot's parking lot looking for my car, getting more panicky by the minute...... then remembered I had the company truck.
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110V
Black wire: hot
White wire: ground
Green wire: earth ground

220V single phase
Black: hot (L1)
White or another black: hot (L2)
Green: earth ground

220V three phase
Black: hot (L1)
White: hot (L2)
Red: hot (L3)
Green: earth ground

If you've worked on a vehicle with dozens of wires, a 3 or 4 wire A/C circut is pretty simple. 110V multi-switched light circuts can be confusing.
Was that advice to me? I didn't mess up any wiring, I just forgot to turn on the switches for the lights! Hence the brain fart.

Also, white is considered to be "neutral", not ground. Of course in many cases the neutral and ground bars are tied together in the main panel so it's a moot point, but not always, like in many subpanels including mine.
For 220V single phase, the second hot wire should still be red. Both my compressor and welder outlets are only 3 prong and don't require the white neutral wire. I used this as the second hot wire, but taped it red to avoid future confusion....that's the right way to do it. White wire should not be hot and if it's used for that it needs to be labeled as such. A 4 prong single phase 220V outlet will have the 2 hot leads(black and red), and a separate neutral(white) and ground(greeen or bare).

I did run into an interesting situation when removing the old wiring. Rather than 2 separate runs of 14-2 wire for the lights and outlets on separate circuits, the original electrician used a single run of 14-3 with the ground and neutral tied together for both, one hot lead going to the light switch, and one going to the outlets. Not sure if this is to code or not but it seemed sketchy and caused me to trip a breaker and nearly wet my pants since I was trying to save the outlets for last so I could have music playing. All the other electrical in my house is top notch, so not sure why that was done this way. Fixed now though.
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While reading the original post my wife came out in just a t shirt and socks, waiting to see how long it took me to notice. Needless to say, it took me a while. Since I don't really like her anyways, it wasn't a big deal...
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While reading the original post my wife came out in just a t shirt and socks, waiting to see how long it took me to notice. Needless to say, it took me a while. Since I don't really like her anyways, it wasn't a big deal...
and you had another brain fart by posting that you don't like her on the interwebs?
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While reading the original post my wife came out in just a t shirt and socks, waiting to see how long it took me to notice. Needless to say, it took me a while. Since I don't really like her anyways, it wasn't a big deal...
Are you the same one who posted recently about her being a b1tch? Posts like this don't help your case....it sounds like she tried and you blew her off to be on an offroad website.



....Not that I've never done that, but I actually like my wife and made it up to her after.
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I'm a woman, blonde and Polish.. Enough said..
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I was at a Dunham store to buy some ammo. Walked out and hopped in my car to start it and take off when I noticed all these kids toys all over the floor of the passenger front seat and floor. Now I am scratching my head wondering who toss all this shit in my car. So I look out the passenger window to see that MY car was parked next to the car I was in!
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Rewired my kitchen once,plugged in the toaster turned it on and sparks went flying. Apparently not removing the tabs on the new wall sockets= 220.
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Following a power outage I received a call from my neighbor telling me that I could shut off my noise machine.
I did so, and drug it into my garage.
I then entered my home, flipped my main and sat down to finish my beer.
2 minutes later I went back into my garage to dispose of my beer can only to find a 3'x4' fireball in the same area that I thought I had just parked my generator.
guess what I forgot to do?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 10:29 AM   #36
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Current posting from the old fart moment of the day archives;



Back at it again;
The durango has been making a lot of clunking noise, while hitting pot holes this winter. I had rebuilt the exhaust last year, but I could have swore that it was the sound of the exhause pipe hitting the cross member.

So I have been under that thing adding hangers and clamps, while welding joints with no luck. Countless hours were spent trying to find out what was rattling under it............heat shields, shocks, skid plates, ect...
At one point I was putting my full body weight on the exhaust to see if I could get it to hit the cross member.

I realized last night that the hidden compartment above the spare tire was full of loose tools. Apparently they were bouncing around, and sounding like exhaust clatter.

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She makes a mean sammich too
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Following a power outage I received a call from my neighbor telling me that I could shut off my noise machine.
I did so, and drug it into my garage.
I then entered my home, flipped my main and sat down to finish my beer.
2 minutes later I went back into my garage to dispose of my beer can only to find a 3'x4' fireball in the same area that I thought I had just parked my generator.
guess what I forgot to do?
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Built an addition last winter and a longer drywall screw got mixed in the bucket. Nobody noticed until the home owner tried to shut the pocket door as we were leaving the last day, paint and all was done. That was frustrating and fairly embarrassing.
Haha, my friend who is coincidentally a builder, had the same problem. Told me the door track was broken or something, i pulled hard on it and noticed the picture on the wall moved. he will never live that one down
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