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Old 05-29-2008, 07:15 PM   #29
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Frank,
I'm not being thick even though Ive been known to be quite capable .Its just that most of the copper is waiting in the garage
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:34 AM   #30
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Then rip out the old copper and replace it with new. You then will have peace of mind knowing it is all right and all works. You then can take the care to winterize it and never have a thick or thin issue again. I thought because you were thick (like me) that you would do that automatically. From one woodwright to another, do you really want to pick up where some other carpenter left off? Hang a door in a jamb some other knuckle head installed, possibly out of square, possibly out of level. Maybe it is just me that feels this way, but I want to know it is right and was done right.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:52 AM   #31
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There won't be one shred of old copper in the globetrotter when I get done .I apologize for any confusion .
There are at least 3 different sizes of copper in the old girl
I just found that when I asked questions I confused people .I'm not sure my buddy Syd still knows what I'm looking for .He hasn't called me back. I was trying to get valves and fittings from him at his cost.
I originally wanted to replace every thing as it was .If i can get the parts fine if not I'd be better of with larger diameter pipe .
One last story
I originally went into home depot looking to replace the regulator valve that I mentioned in another post. I showed it to the man at HD .He asked me what it was .Then he told me they don't make it in the size I needed .In the end he had no idea and I never found it on the shelf. Since then i have found a few other sources of plumbing supplies
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The tubing used in the older airstreams was 5/8 od. refrigeration tubing that why it will say 1/2 inch and the plumbing supply place won't have it. I just replaced all mine with PEX and I used both compression and sharkbite and haven't had any problems with leaks at the fittings. It's very flexiable and bends around corners that copper won't.
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