Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Exhaust Pipe Shape


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Cat Lover

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 9,592 Thanks
  • 7,653 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:44 PM

I made an el shaped exhaust pipe on my Wheel Horse and put a Nelson muffler on it with a flapper. Now, I'm wondering if I shouldn't put a P shaped exhaust on it, like the P trap under your bathroom sink. Then, if I drill a small 1/8" hole in the bottom of the loop, it will drain out any moisture instead of going in the valve. Any thoughts? Am I over thinking it?



#2 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    Therapy CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 11,681 Thanks
  • 8,882 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Keep it out of the pool, and skip the hole.

 

Pics would help.


  • LilysDad and HANKG have said thanks

#3 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

ol' stonebreaker
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 12515
  • 1,304 Thanks
  • 973 posts
  • Location: idaho

Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:50 PM

  I think the flapper should work well. If you have doubts just drill a 1/8" hole in the lowest point of the system. Every turn in an exhaust system creates back pressure.

                                           JMHO,

                                                      Mike


  • LilysDad and superaben have said thanks

#4 superaben OFFLINE  

superaben
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11204
  • 7,664 Thanks
  • 5,677 posts
  • Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA

Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:37 PM

  I think the flapper should work well. If you have doubts just drill a 1/8" hole in the lowest point of the system. Every turn in an exhaust system creates back pressure.

                                           JMHO,

                                                      Mike

 

I agree with Mike. 

 

I've seen tractors sit in the rain for years with only a flapper on the muffler and not be locked up.

 

Ben W.


  • LilysDad said thank you

#5 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Cat Lover

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 9,592 Thanks
  • 7,653 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:17 PM

 . Every turn in an exhaust system creates back pressure.

                                           JMHO,

                                                      Mike

Good point!

 

Keep it out of the pool, and skip the hole.

 

Pics would help.

You want a picture of my bathroom sink???


  • Cat385B said thank you




Top