Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Copper tubing



A Copper Tubing Challenge 

8am - In yesterday's Blog, I described the challenge that was encountered because of a copper tubing specification difference between copper tubing sold at Home Depot and copper tubing used in my Scamp Trailer.

I phoned plumbing supply companies all over the United States asking for info. Nobody knows anything about this spec difference!

So, I phoned Scamp Trailers asking for help. A 3/8 brass compression fitting is being sent out to me. If I am lucky, the receipt of this fitting should resolve the issue.

But, if the fitting from Scamp does not do the job, I'll have to figure out some other way to do this.


8:30am - Passport photo
I'm in the process of renewing my passport. A photo has to be submitted. I went to Walgreen's where they sell passport photos with the correct dimensions.

Below is what I have come to look like. I don't even recognize this face! Who is this old guy? Me?

This is Tioga George?


4:30pm - BIG NEWS!
Tioga George and Baby Boid left Lone Wolf RV Park with Scampy in tow behind Little Honda. We headed into the mountains. Our destination, somewhere near Crestline, CA. And……we are there NOW!

4:45pm - Church parking lot Nite Camp
While we were heading toward a lake near here to make our Nite Camp, Cricket Cell Service became NO SERVICE! We had no directions. We came upon a church with an empty parking lot. Went to the church door where phone numbers were posted.

We asked permission to stay the nite, and the answer was, “YES!”

First thing after setting up Nite Camp, we cranked up our Wave3 Catalytic Heater. The heater is set at low.  And it’s comfortable inside Scampy.

About Passenger Baby Boid

Baby Boid is a real fun guy to drive with. He loves to drive, and is interested in EVERYTHING! Every second, Boid’s eyes are looking here and there, and all over. 

Much of the time, Boid perches himself very close to me. Maybe Boid feels secure when he is close to me? 


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21 comments:

  1. George,you look goooood dude,happy new pasport.

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    1. Thank you sooooo much! 😎

      Very nice compliment for me to receive.

      Tioga George

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  2. In Canada you are not allowed to smile for a passport photo. It must look exactly like a mug shot.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Governments are going nuts with their power.

      * One day perhaps Canada will make a ruling on which way the toilet paper hangs in a citizen's home.
      * They will send a TP inspector out.
      * And there will have to be a TP license, to pay for the inspector.


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    2. Too funny! Hope that does not come true but then... maybe I'll apply for the job!

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    3. I really, really wish they would do that George! I am so sick and tired of having to deal with toilet paper rolld being hung backwards. I tend to do my business in the middle of the night in the dark and would love my government to ensure that when I give the TP roll a spin, the paper will come off in the right direction!

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  3. Looking good George as al Georges do.
    Good luck with the copper tubing.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, OAT! 😎

      Tioga George

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  4. When my husband & I had passport pictures taken at Walmart 6 or 7 years ago, we were admonished not to smile! Talk about some scary pictures! They look like morgue shots, never mind mug shots! George, you are looking good.

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    1. If we don't look enough like terrorists already the photos sure do the job! :)

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    2. Hi Rose,

      President Thomas Jefferson stated:

      "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

      We are WAY overdue in the coming of our rebellion!

      Tioga George

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    1. Hi Barney,

      Sorry, but your comment is incorrect.

      I have a problem with tubing that is 3/8 outside diameter, but has an OD that is slight greater than the 3/8 copper tubing sold by Home Depot.

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  6. I hate having my driver's license renewed. It always makes me look like an escaped inmate {sigh}. I've offered DMV $20 to retake my picture but so far, they've refused...too little? I've decided if the police stop me and ask for my license to tell them I left them at home, lol. Just write the damn ticket and get it over with. If I hear a high-pitched girly scream from the patrol car, I'll know he pulled up my ID online...will serve him right.

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  7. Looking good Tioga George

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  8. George

    Are you aware that soft copper tubing (the bendable kind) comes in two types, plumbing tubing and AC tubing? The former is measured by ID and the latter by OD.

    Joe

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  9. If your Cricket is a Android phone. At Amazon you can download the FREE CoPilot GPS that needs no cell service to use.
    http://tinyurl.com/hmqnndb

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  10. Dear George.
    Under the stove usually is a fitting for the gas to stove. Some units have a Tee. This usually splits the gas from main line to stove and refrigerator.

    If this is the case for yours. Then all you need is a 3/8 nipple and another Tee. From the new tee,to a new coupler to a adapter MIP to flare. most gas lines are 3/8. Hope this helps

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  11. George, If the compression fitting from Scamp does not work, I suggest you go to a real plumbing supply house. Most of the people working at these businesses are very knowledgeable about many plumbing issues. I would be surprised if they could not help you. I wish the best. Enjoy your Thanksgiving day.

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