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Old 05-21-2015, 06:54 PM   #701
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Great to hear your headed out again.

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Old 05-21-2015, 10:12 PM   #702
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:48 PM   #703
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Rumours... (note spelling, I'm a Fleetwood Mac fan)...
So that would be the later Nicks-Buckingham-Perfect era, not the earlier Peter Green "Black Magic Woman" era?

(Come to think of it, I haven't heard the original in decades.)
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:40 PM   #704
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Hah! I have a CD with Christine Perfect's Blue Horizon recordings from 1969!

Millicent completed a 500 mile trip this weekend. Six adults and four children under 7. We need a MUCH larger bus! lol

Had to replace one of the new radiator hose clamps because it was a bit too large and bottomed out without becoming sufficiently tight.

The accelerator linkage still has "issues". This is not related to the recent replacement of worn-out rod-ends, but is a return spring problem. We had to put an extra return spring on it, to make sure it comes back to idle. So now the pedal requires two men and a boy to accelerate, and even to hold steady speed. The cable seems to operate perfectly freely when I fiddle with it, but something is causing it to hang up while driving. Anybody have experience with this? I am considering converting to a more direct linkage thru the floor, eliminating the many-feet-long cable.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:45 PM   #705
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The cable has probably cut a pathway in the outer shield and is hanging up
in the outer housing. You've got two choices 1. replace the throttle cable with
new or 2. turn the housing 90 to 180 degrees so the cable doesn't have the
valley to drop into to and get wedged. HTH
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:48 AM   #706
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That does indeed sound like the most likely explanation. Thank you!
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:34 PM   #707
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While these other items are brewing, I want to buy 100 feet black plastic tubing to use as a solar water heater on the roof. An online calculator tells me that 100 feet of 1 inch I.D. tubing will hold 8 gallons -- plenty for several showers. And I still have the anti-scalding mixer patiently waiting to be installed.

Question is... what type tubing to buy? I looked at some black "poly" tubing at Home Depot, and it was listed as tolerating a maximum of 80 F. Heck, that might boil right along with the water. So to speak. What do I look for?
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SCH40 is used in most houses around here for hot water supply. It should hold up.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:20 PM   #709
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SCH40 is used in most houses around here for hot water supply. It should hold up.
I would like to see some science on that pipe holding up to that temp.

Why do they not use pex?

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I dunno. I just know what I've seen.
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