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Old 05-10-2019, 08:28 PM   #21
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You may have read more into it than was intended. You surely wrote more into it, however cogently.
In the estimable Mr. V's case, I referred to a quirky, atypical sense of humor, with a fine command of painting images with his words. The boy wasn't right.
And that is so not wrong!
So in other words, my response was on the mark exactly: a quirky, atypical sense of humor combined with at least an attempt to paint your brain. (My mom was an artist painter. Can't help it, I guess.)
As for the sideways tree, it only grows at dawn.
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:41 AM   #22
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So in other words, my response was on the mark exactly: a quirky, atypical sense of humor combined with at least an attempt to paint your brain. (My mom was an artist painter. Can't help it, I guess.)
As for the sideways tree, it only grows at dawn.
Of course that arboreal species only grows at dawn. The roots shade the foliage at sunset...
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:15 AM   #23
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one thing I love about life , that all kinds of different folks still can get along, Im still grasping to the idea that there is more light than dark .
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one thing I love about life , that all kinds of different folks still can get along, Im still grasping to the idea that there is more light than dark .
In the inky blackness' of incomprehensible infinities, light is a rare and priceless commodity.
Grasp on, Garth. Grasp on...
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You best hold on tight, and keep a firm grip!
Entropy is a driving force in the cosmos, causing all of causality to strive to return to it's lowest state of energy.In the inky blackness' of incomprehensible infinities, light is a rare and priceless commodity.
Grasp on, Garth. Grasp on...
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:47 AM   #26
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:15 PM   #27
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Got my 1/2" tubing bender this afternoon. It measures 2+1/2" in outer diameter, and it looks like the inner bend of a tube bent with this tool would be about 1+1/2" diameter.


So my bends will be OK. Geez...was that hard to figure. Guess they use a machine to do all their bendin'? Stick a model in a scanner, the computer creates a CAD, and the bender uses the computerized CAD to bend the pipe. I guess?


Also found 4 of the 6 total that I need of the JIC 1/2" -8AN pipe nuts, and 5 matching washers. True Value Hardware has near everything I need in hardware when I can't find it elsewhere. The store down the street was closed on Sat, but I hope they have the last two nuts and the one washer. They had 1/2" steel tube, but I would more call it "pipe;" Thick walls, and the GA in its part number and the look of it makes me think it is galvanized. Don't need possible chemical reactions going on in my tranny. But it was so stiff, I Don't think I could bend it for my purposes. An 8-foot length barely flexed in the middle.


And the cooler came from Summit! Damaged. Looks like a return that was recycled back into the inventory. It's a nice unit, though. Looks like quality materials. 3" thick cooler core!

Sigh....
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:18 PM   #28
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And I saw they had 1/2" copper tubing (not pipe) that is flexible. Want to use that, but doubtful it is stiff enough. One wrong bump at a bend hard enough would kink it. Plus corrosion on the outside.
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And I saw they had 1/2" copper tubing (not pipe) that is flexible. Want to use that, but doubtful it is stiff enough. One wrong bump at a bend hard enough would kink it. Plus corrosion on the outside.
It comes in 2 different grades, M, and L. L being thicker walled for exterior use, the M for interior use.
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So I bought some mild-steel 1/2" tubing with 0.035" wall thickness from OnlineMetals.com by at their recommendation that it would bend and flair.


https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/...5-dom/pid/7756


It does not bend nor flair with anything that I have. It is nothing like brake line tubing.


Back to the drawing board. Anyone have any idea where to get the correct tubing, or at least what the type of tubing should be? How about aluminum tube? I'm afraid it will crack, especially at the flair.


Short of no better answer, I'm thinking of trying this 1/2"OD LP/NG copper tubing with corrosive wrap protection. I'm just wary of it getting "bumped" or banged while installed, and a bend collapsing into a impassable kink.



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You best hold on tight, and keep a firm grip!
Entropy is a driving force in the cosmos, causing all of causality to strive to return to it's lowest state of energy.In the inky blackness' of incomprehensible infinities, light is a rare and priceless commodity.
Grasp on, Garth. Grasp on...
life survives on a razor's edge. Life is in an infinite possibility of outcomes at any moment, with only a handful being ones that are "good" for it. Yet people smile, and life goes on; nothing stops the spark of light that creates the beat in every heart. It finds a way to keep living.
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