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Old 10-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #29
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How could you be wondering that?!? You're the person that did it!

Actually, that's the 1st good laugh I've had today, so thanks.

I'll get in there and cut some hoses so I have a sample and head for the Home Depot store here.

We had our first hard freeze last night, but just barely, so I hope & assume I'm okay. My air compressor fitting arrives today and I'll get at it as soon as I can.

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Old 10-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #30
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How could you be wondering that?!? You're the person that did it!

Actually, that's the 1st good laugh I've had today, so thanks.

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Sorry Frank,
That was a factory mod, not done on the early production models. Wish I could take the credit but the job was already done for me. Tim Wood did his own plumbing mod and would probably be a better resource than me if you have any questions that my photos don't make clear.
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No need to be sorry Brian. Maybe Tim will jump in here!

Enjoy your day.

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Old 10-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #32
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Here are some pix of the set up on PL34. The first shows the shutoff valve at the cold water inlet to the water heater.
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The second shows the drain valve on the hot water side. This will drain most of the water out of the water heater, but not all. To get the rest, you have to pull the anode rod and use a 3/4" diameter piece of tubing duct taped to the hose on a wet/dry shop vac to suck out the rest plus any sediment.
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Finally I've included my basic pex tubing tool kit. Instead of using crimp rings, they make push on fittings but they are a bit pricey. I think ~$5 -6 for a single 90 degree elbow.
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My water heater set up is different from yours Brian. I have a tee where you just have an angle coming out of yours. See pic. Any suggestions?

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Well, if nothin else, it's 1/2" PEX, so off I'll go to the Home Depot tomorrow and get me a valve. I'm sure it goes to the right of the "t" in the pic above.

Got my air blow-out fitting today. Oh oh, says only to use an oil-less compressor? I've got a great compressor, but it is NOT oil-less. Now what?

To make things even better, the folks that fulfilled my Amazon order for a new stainless steel stove top (Suburban 2702AST) sent me a furnace vent with a 2702AST label on it, quite obviously mislabeled. Geez!

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #34
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Frank, don't you have a water separator for your compressor, that should make it OK to use. I just noticed today that Amazon upped the free shipping minimum to $35, was $25 when I ordered an item last week.
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Frank, don't you have a water separator for your compressor, that should make it OK to use. I just noticed today that Amazon upped the free shipping minimum to $35, was $25 when I ordered an item last week.
I have a water separator Bob, but in my experience it's pretty much useless. Harbor Freight $30 special. I could use a $300 good one and then I'd be all set. I do have a couple one-time use filters for painting and I can give that a try. I'm going to check into it more.

Yes, I see where Amazon raised rates today. We're "Prime" members and pay some annual fee to get stuff marked "Prime" with free shipping. It sure makes it easier to shop Amazon, and thereby pays for itself over a year.

Tomorrow I'll deal with the folks that sent me a furnace vent for a cooktop.

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My water heater set up is different from yours Brian. I have a tee where you just have an angle coming out of yours. See pic. Any suggestions?

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I think I would replace the tee with a coupling and move the tee to give enough space to put a valve in the leg to the water heater. Sort of like this -

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It's kind of a tight spot but you could go up over and down. This would prevent pumping 6 gallons of anti-freeze into the H2O heater but still allow you to pump anti-freeze to anything past it, i.e. sink, shower, toilet. That looks like the simplest to me but you may come up with a more elegant solution.
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Got my air blow-out fitting today. Oh oh, says only to use an oil-less compressor? I've got a great compressor, but it is NOT oil-less. Now what?
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Oil-less? Oops. My old compressor was, but not the new one. Too late now, hope that stuff isn't too toxic. Maybe in the spring I'll have to disinfect the water system with vodka instead of clorox and water. Guess I'll have to get a separator before I do that again.
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Congrats again Frank on your Parkliner : )

As an FYI the screen door to include welcome mat is an easy fix. I did mine on a friend's table saw by trimming off 3/8" from the bottom so i could have our magic carpet there to catch the dirt off shoes. Works great & the wife loves the addition (um'er subtraction?)

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Congrats again Frank on your Parkliner : )

As an FYI the screen door to include welcome mat is an easy fix. I did mine on a friend's table saw by trimming off 3/8" from the bottom so i could have our magic carpet there to catch the dirt off shoes. Works great & the wife loves the addition (um'er subtraction?)

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Thom, we're did you get the magic carpet?

Hard frost here last 2 nights. I need to winterized our new ParkLiner!

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Oh well. 100 bucks worth of PEX stuff this morning, but that did include a crimper (for 1/2 & 3/4) and cutter, plus a bunch of 1/2" stuff - bag of crimp rings, 2 angles, one coupler, one "t", a valve, and a PEX adapter for the tank, which the guy at Home Depot thought was probably 3/4 pipe. Buying the "t" saved me from having to buy a crimp cutter.

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Oh well. 100 bucks worth of PEX stuff this morning, but that did include a crimper (for 1/2 & 3/4) and cutter, plus a bunch of 1/2" stuff - bag of crimp rings, 2 angles, one coupler, one "t", a valve, and a PEX adapter for the tank, which the guy at Home Depot thought was probably 3/4 pipe. Buying the "t" saved me from having to buy a crimp cutter.

Saturday...

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If you own a Dremel tool, a cutoff wheel, carefully applied, does a great job of scoring the crimp rings to the point where they will simply pop apart. Then you can use a screwdriver to pry them loose.
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If you own a Dremel tool, a cutoff wheel, carefully applied, does a great job of scoring the crimp rings to the point where they will simply pop apart. Then you can use a screwdriver to pry them loose.
Aha! Thanks Brian, own 3 dremel tools, an old electric, an old battery driven, and one of the new models. Got plenty of cut-off wheels. That means I can take the "t" back!

31 degrees here both yesterday and today early, but hopefully that isn't a problem. It will be Saturday before I can get at this hot water tank shut off valve thing, then go through those winterization steps you posted. Saturday's low is supposed to be 34, so hopefully I can proceed. Just been behind the darn 8 ball since last Saturday!

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