What I did not know was that I had damaged the thermocouple when I cleaned out the debris. The little piece of metal in my fingers sits on top of the burner and directs some of the flame back down so the eye can read it. I don't know these things, I am a freakin carpenter! So after sending emailed photos to Rob Baker so he could show them around at the Rally and numerous calls back and forth it was determined that Yes, I had a bad thermocouple. Yes, I had broken it. And yes, I would have to change my plans slightly to go to a Campers World and get the new part. Rob was trying to send me to Mannassas where there was a Campers World. The problem with that is that it would mean getting on 95 south then 495, the dreaded Washington Beltway, and the route 66, which has nothing to do with the real 66 except the asphalt they are both made with. All three of these roads are hell anytime you drive them. Rush hour lasts all but two hours a day. But, lookie there, a Campers World is in Winchester Va. We were planning to go right through Winchester on our way. A one mile in each direction detour is all we will have. On top of that, they have an appliance service center there. Sometimes you get lucky. Well, I need to go get some ice for the coolers, had better cut this off so we can hit the road. Good luck y'all and see you down the road.
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