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Old 06-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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never welded before but willing to jump right in, i have a small hole in my muffler on the side where the exhaust comes out the pipe its not on the bottom of muffler facing the ground, its on the bottom of the side, any way it lleaks water from this spot all the time. what should i do and what kind of tools do i need
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never welded before but willing to jump right in, i have a small hole in my muffler on the side where the exhaust comes out the pipe its not on the bottom of muffler facing the ground, its on the bottom of the side, any way it lleaks water from this spot all the time. what should i do and what kind of tools do i need
That hole is supposed to be there to allow for the condensation to drip out. It should be about 1/4" in diameter. Is yours bigger?
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Welding is a skill that is acquired through training & experience. I would recommend only a journeyman welder accomplish this for you. Consideration must be taken for the material on which you are welding, thickness of pipe, composition of material, type of weld (stick, tig, mig), how much heat, whether to plug weld, or pick up weld. It'* not really a "jump in" type task to take on. Don't forget personal safety is a huge factor also. Sorry for the negataive response, this is just my .02.
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Welding is a skill that is acquired through training & experience. I would recommend only a journeyman welder accomplish this for you. Consideration must be taken for the material on which you are welding, thickness of pipe, composition of material, type of weld (stick, tig, mig), how much heat, whether to plug weld, or pick up weld. It'* not really a "jump in" type task to take on. Don't forget personal safety is a huge factor also. Sorry for the negataive response, this is just my .02.
Not to mention you're not too far off from the gas tank.. I"d pay for someone to do that..

Practice on old broken muffler thats off any vehicle.
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so the leaking in the exhaust at the muffler is actually normal? correct. well if i ever did any welding on my exhuast anywhere i would remove it from the car first, i would have some good guidance and supervision my grandfather, my dad and most of my uncles have welding experience one actually does automotive welding
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