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tzoldance 08-25-2017 02:27 PM

Airstream Community in Texas Rio Grande Valley
 
Hello to all, I am looking for other Airstreams enthusiasts in my new neighborhood and in particular someone to solder a copper water pipe so I may have running water. Any leads or suggestions? Mine is a '69 OverLander.

DaveMc 08-25-2017 02:58 PM

I think you've got a pretty active WBCCI unit in your area, that's a great place to start. I know there's quite a few from central Texas here as well. A good plumber should be able to take care of that water line for you if you don't get any takers in a reasonable timeframe. Welcome to active posting (saw you joined in 2013), and stay dry over there!

Dave

Protagonist 08-25-2017 03:10 PM

If your location information "SA, Texas" means San Antonio, then the Texas Alamo Unit of WBCCI/WBAC is closest.

http://wbcci.org/regions-and-units/r...-9/texas-alamo

tzoldance 08-25-2017 03:49 PM

Thank you! Yes, Hurricane Harvey about to hit.

Protagonist 08-25-2017 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by tzoldance (Post 1999289)
Thank you! Yes, Hurricane Harvey about to hit.

So I guess the hurricane is a "Harvey Wallbanger"?:lol:

AWCHIEF 08-25-2017 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tzoldance (Post 1999254)
Hello to all, I am looking for other Airstreams enthusiasts in my new neighborhood and in particular someone to solder a copper water pipe so I may have running water. Any leads or suggestions? Mine is a '69 OverLander.

Have you tried a local licensed plumber? They do this simple job on a daily basis.

Bubba L 08-25-2017 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tzoldance (Post 1999254)
Hello to all, I am looking for other Airstreams enthusiasts in my new neighborhood and in particular someone to solder a copper water pipe so I may have running water. Any leads or suggestions? Mine is a '69 OverLander.

If SA is San Antonio, I know several people around who would be more than happy to solder some copper. Let us know.

rvb 08-26-2017 01:00 PM

Just a note on the copper pipe used in some older Airstreams. It may be copper refrigeration pipe not plumbing pipe. The diameters are different. My 77 has refrigeration pipe and came with a broken pipe. Nothing at the hardware stores was the right size, but, I was able to find the appropriate splice at a refrigeration supply house. Once you find the right parts, they all solder together the same way.

ijustlee 08-26-2017 01:17 PM

One thing to be aware of is that if the pipe needing solder was ever frozen new fittings might not fit onto it because it got expanded.


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