Friday, November 18, 2016

Screen Room




Baby Boid's Screen Room

1am - We just installed the Screen Room that we Blogged to you about a couple of days ago! This Screen Room, is actually a very small room just inside Twayler's front door. It is constructed [or fabricated] from a mesh screen door that was bought from Amazon.

It was sooooo easy to install. I am amazed at how well it turned out! 😎


Boid's Screen Room video

7am - Nutrition & Exercise
These two things need attention. After I began eating less food, it appears that my nutrition was not attended to. And after moving to Apple Valley and joining 24 Hour Fitness, I never resumed my 3-exercise per week routine that I had when living in La Mesa.

However, both nutrition and exercise will receive the attention that they deserve beginning now!

BTW, it was not some kind of diet that got me eating less. It was paying attention to only eating when I was hungry instead of eating when some food caught my eye. Or because it was breakfast, lunch or supper time


3pm - Home Depot advice
The remaining plumbing supplies needed for creating the interior propane supply for Scampy, I hoped to buy from Home Depot. I'd already bought stuff from Orchard Supply Hardware and an online plumbing company.

You may think that after doing all this prior plumbing supplies buying, that I would have everything that I need. Unfortunately, I still do not have what I need!! And, this is a very tiny plumbing job. Why am I having so much trouble with this tiny job?

Well, the trouble comes from advice that I received about my plumbing job. Today, for example, the guy at Home Depot informed that copper pipe is only used for water. Wow! When I heard that, I was blown away!

5pm - Google about propane plumbing
As soon as I went online, it was clear that what the guy at Home Depot told me about copper plumbing, was wrong. It is definitely OK to use copper plumbing for propane.

I am very close to completing this propane plumbing job. It should not have taken me so long to complete it. But, things happen!

6pm - Scampy has inverter installed!
This afternoon, the job of installing the inverter into Scampy was completed. It turned out well.

All the electrical connections are nicely soldered. And those connections are protected with heat-shrink tubing.





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28 comments:

  1. Great idea. Good job on video too!

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    1. Hi FG,

      Two compliments in one comment!

      Thank you sooooo much! 😎

      Tioga George

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  2. Your a genious George! Great job and baby boid will be much safer now.

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    1. Hi Fred,

      You are very generous with your genius comment! I shall try very hard to accept it graciously!

      I agree, Baby Boid's life got a lot more secure with the installation of the new mesh room. 😀

      Tioga George

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  3. I think that was a great idea. You are looking great too. Wishing you a Happy Birthday as I do every year. Been enjoying your post for 10 years. Love Barbara

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Thank you for your two comment/compliments! The "great idea" and "looking great" compliments are wonderful
      for me to receive! 😀

      You remembered my birthday! Thank you! 79 years!

      Tioga George

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  4. You did a wonderful thing, George. Great having that small room, to protect Baby Boid! :D Blessings, Lynn

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    1. Hi Lynn,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      I lost three budgies since Boid #1 hopped on my shoulder just as I was exiting from MsTioga. That was down in Mexico.

      I do NOT want to ever lose another budgie that way again!

      Tioga George

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  5. Very clever! You were lucky that your floor plan made it easy to set that up so nicely!

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      Yes! I am lucky with the floor plan.

      You know something, Grandma? I am a very lucky guy!

      Tioga George

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  6. Oh, and now that you have done such a good job of making a video showing us your door, how about a video of Baby Boid?

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    1. OK, Grandma, I'll make that video. But only after Boid and I become real good friends

      When that happens, Baby Boid will become a very entertaining guy.

      Tioga George

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  7. You always seem to find a fix for the problem. Loved the video, makes the blog so personal.
    A small suggestion, maybe some curtain weights for the bottom of the mesh to keep it from opening at the bottom.
    Little Boid seems to be a curious little fellow and he might investigate the other side of the mess through any little gap he sees.
    Enjoy your blog very much.

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    1. Hi Harriet,

      Your "find a fix" compliment was a very good one too receive. Thank you sooooo much.

      And thank you also for the "curtain weight" suggestion. And lastly, thank you for the "enjoy your blog" comment! 😀

      Tioga George

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  8. Great solution George. I wanted to let you know it was you that helped me decide to get into RV-ing. I had followed your epic blog for years, from beginning to end. I used your tips on my own RV. I do the Youtube thing to document my adventures. May I suggest filming in horizontal mode. It is a much more agreeable format for videos. Other than that, you seem to be a natural with the camera. Take care and safe travels.

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    1. Hi Steve,

      Thank you for writing and letting me know about my Blog and your decision to get into RVing! I am so very glad that my writing helped you that way.

      Steve, I first tried making that video with my iPhone horizontal. And when the video came out horizontal too, I changed so that Readers would not have to view the video sideways.

      I just do not know how to edit a video to rotate it?

      Tioga George

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  9. We have those installed on our sliding doors in our home. That way, the dogs can go in and out when ever they want to. It is taking them awhile to get used to it. So far, one of them has it all figured out.

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    1. Hi Dick,

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing your dog/mesh-screen door experience.

      I am hoping that Boid NEVER figures it out!

      Tioga George

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  10. very clever! what if he gets inside the screen while you are out of the trailer? can you hang something right next to the screen door, so if the door is open, he's still between two hanging screens?

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    1. Hi Mr 123,

      It's my responsibility to keep the mesh wall in proper shape.

      If I do that, your "what if" should not occur.

      Tioga George

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  11. Are the slide outs and quick release gas line and converter finished?

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    1. Hi Dirk,

      There are two projects for Scampy:

      * Installation of inverter [12v DC to 120v AC]. This is complete.
      * Installation of quick-disconnect propane line for the
      Wave-3 catalytic heater. I should be able to complete this project today.

      Tioga George

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  12. Great idea George, I love it!!

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    1. Hi Kathy,

      I love your comment/compliment! 😍

      Thank you sooooo much!

      Tioga George

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  13. The people at the big box hardware stores don't have a clue about anything. They barely know where the products are located. Never rely on them for advice.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Thank you for your advice about not relying on hardware store people! 😀

      I have stumbled BIG TIME on this propane line job! The reason for my not comprehending this plumbing stuff, is the myriad of brass fittings:

      * Brass pipe NPT
      * Brass compression
      * Brass flare

      And the fittings that have one of the above on one end and another of the above on the other end!

      Add to these. all of the adapters. From one of these three to the others. My brain gets confused!

      And then, there was the online order for a propane BBQ hose and matching brass tee that did NOT match!

      But I am almost finished. Today should complete this job.

      George

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  14. Happy Birthday George, the screen room may work on our fifth wheel. We have two cats and no screen door only the entrance door which has the screen built into it. I'll see if my wife is interested, lol.

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  15. There's a chance you are eligible for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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