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I'm in Stevens point and have a very large hole in the pipe going to the muffler from the back cylinder on the pilot side. Does anyone have replacement parts available?
 
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YIKES!  A little noisy was it? Sorry for your troubles. Wish I could help but can't. 

Maybe the Grim Reaper will be along  He might have the part. 

Allan your phone is ringing. 

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I don't know if you have the ability and the time being AOG, but an aircraft welder can fix that like new in probably a day. 

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Actually any certified welder with a TIG system can do it and the A&P can inspect it and install it. 

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I don't know if you have the ability and the time being AOG, but an aircraft welder can fix that like new in probably a day. 
Problem is who in Stevens point Wisconsin?

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Anyone can weld it back up, just make sure it's TIG'd

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4 hours ago, Dream to fly said:

Problem is who in Stevens point Wisconsin?

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I’m sure there’s a machine shop in Stevens point.  If they ask what it’s for tell them it’s for an airboat. IA can return to service as Cliffy said previously.

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An A&P can sign it off Don't need an IA  An A&P can also weld it We learned how to weld  in A&P school, just fir something like this. 

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I would inspect that pipe very carefully. It had to have a number of cracks converge for that piece to fall out. There are likely still cracks in the metal. A die penetrant inspection would be a good idea.

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22 hours ago, Dream to fly said:

I'm in Stevens point and have a very large hole in the pipe going to the muffler from the back cylinder on the pilot side. Does anyone have replacement parts available?
 
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OK, guys, dumb question, but here it goes...

What am I supposed to be seeing that's missing?  I don't get it... :blink:

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I would inspect that pipe very carefully. It had to have a number of cracks converge for that piece to fall out. There are likely still cracks in the metal. A die penetrant inspection would be a good idea.
I'm replacing the exhaust and possibly the engine. Getting prices. I'm done with this plane. At Oshkosh right now looking

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OK, guys, dumb question, but here it goes...
What am I supposed to be seeing that's missing?  I don't get it... :blink:
By the flange is a dark hole. A two inch piece broke out.


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13 minutes ago, Dream to fly said:

By the flange is a dark hole. A two inch piece broke out.


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Oh jeez, you mean that black area on the left side of the pipe? Yikes

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OK, guys, dumb question, but here it goes...
What am I supposed to be seeing that's missing?  I don't get it... :blink:

I didn’t see it at first either, look for the slightly darker hole.


Tom

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1 hour ago, ArtVandelay said:


I didn’t see it at first either, look for the slightly darker hole.


Tom

I know, right?  Everyone was reacting like it was completely obvious and I was thinking I'd gone blind... :lol:

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53 minutes ago, jaylw314 said:

I know, right?  Everyone was reacting like it was completely obvious and I was thinking I'd gone blind... :lol:

Don't feel like you were the only one!

I stared at that photo for 5 minutes and was trying to decide if there were even pin holes...then, Holy Cow!!

Hot rod guys pay for cut-outs like that:D

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14 minutes ago, Dream to fly said:

I'll take better pictures next time


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Me, I'd be hoping there was NOT a next time:o

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14 minutes ago, larryb said:

I still don’t see it

@Dream to fly   The yellow outline area, right?  In my limited experience, that seems significant.  By nature of exhausts being almost infinitely repairable, I think you can get it repaired.  I hope you can do it soon, and local.  Or use this as the excuse to get a new exhaust, if you have doubts about the rest of the system.  

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[mention=15909]Dream to fly[/mention]   The yellow outline area, right?  In my limited experience, that seems significant.  By nature of exhausts being almost infinitely repairable, I think you can get it repaired.  I hope you can do it soon, and local.  Or use this as the excuse to get a new exhaust, if you have doubts about the rest of the system.  
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Yup that is the area. I have an AP doing the repair. He said no problem. So fingers crossed it will fix it. Then I'm heading home and will decide. Been at Oshkosh all day getting prices and ideas. Nothing is cheap and I'm looking for more speed.

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Wow tig welding in Stevens point... Expensive. 475.00. I am so over this plane.


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Damn!!! Hope that included R&R the pipe 
Had to pay hanger elf his stipend

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I’ve welded a few up and don’t think I’ve made that much on all of them combined :)

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