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Old 03-25-2020, 07:47 PM
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Thermocouple? Are you on propane?

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Yep. I think they called it a "Pilot light control Line."
I've just always called it a thermo coupler. Hardware store knew what I meant.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:22 PM
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Yep. I think they called it a "Pilot light control Line."
I've just always called it a thermo coupler. Hardware store knew what I meant.
I understood perfectly. In my first life, I had several LPG certifications and thermocouple or thermocoupler are what I know them as.

I'm just surprised that you have a mechanical gas control in these digital/electronic times.

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Old 03-25-2020, 10:50 PM
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I understood perfectly. In my first life, I had several LPG certifications and thermocouple or thermocoupler are what I know them as.

I'm just surprised that you have a mechanical gas control in these digital/electronic times.

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Its from 98 or so I think Crank. Good shape Nice and clean and I keep it maintained. Just one of the consumable parts. I have fixed the thermo couplers before by cleaning them off with some fine steel wool. And would have tried that had i not been able to source one quickly.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:55 AM
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Mechanical wins the reliability contest every time... not to mention, you can't buy a circuit board at the hardware store.

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Old 03-26-2020, 08:44 AM
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Unless a dirt dobber decides to take up residency
Better than a circuit board going out
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:05 PM
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Mechanical wins the reliability contest every time... not to mention, you can't buy a circuit board at the hardware store.

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Indeed Crank.
My friends at the local hardware store seemed a bit surprised when Mrs T told them we were fixing our furnace.

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Unless a dirt dobber decides to take up residency
Better than a circuit board going out
I found out where all our honey bees go to die when I pulled out that burner unit. Right down the stack.
Don't mention dirt dobbers to Mrs T. We were in the process of snaking out our 15 foot long dryer vent when she had her heart incident last fall. Its was plug right up with some thing like them.
Back to the story.
Pulled the bottom planks from the PS today to be able to reference it when working on the SB side.
That's it for today. Time to go play with my.......er. I mean practice my electric bass.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:50 PM
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First decent day around here. You must be having ok temps to be working on the boat. Do you have a finish date?
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First decent day around here. You must be having ok temps to be working on the boat. Do you have a finish date?
LOL. Yeah bob. A year ago. Well not quite. But I should be farther along then I am.
My take on it is this. My bro in law had this boat for almost 25 years and didn't do a whole lot to it. What's the rush.
After I get the bottom on. Then I have to flip it and start to re plank the hull sides as well as the decks. Then I've got to put together that Y block for it. Then I've got to stain and apply around 12 coats of varnish. Then....Then...
Well, you get the picture.
The last Riviera I did took about 4-5 months of working on it as time allowed with another guy. And we didn't do anywhere near the frame work or bottom replacement I'm doing with this one. That boat is still around and gets used every summer.
And we all know how slow I've gotten.
Keep on keeping on.....
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