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Good Morning everyone:

My bird is at Coachcraft in Columbus for repair to my exhaust system on my genny. It seems the slider pipes were destroyed apparently as a result of improper repair at BB in September.

Anybody know where new or replacement pipes may be obtained?
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I would think you could get what you want made up by a muffler shop. I know a few folks have had generator exhaust stacks made up at Midas shops.
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Gardner:

From what I understand, the pipes in and of themselves are no problem to duplicate, onejust needs a bigger pipe that will allow a smaller pipe to telescope in and out. The larger pipe, however, is more problematic. It is lined with an asbestos (bad word, but lack of a better one) type material that keeps exhaust gasses from leaking. This is apparently a BB (and probably other top-end coach) part, but no one seems to know where these pipes (or stock) might be obtainable.

Bear in mind my technological deficiencies; I'm just repeating what I have been told. Perhaps John, Randy or Woody will jump in here directly and offer some insight.
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not the sharpest knife in the kitchen ........but

my pipes are just 2 pipes as you described........and no stuff in the pipes

barely a leak showing and with the rad fan blowing why worry....

IMO.....

use the cheap stuff so if you bang them they are not much $$ to fix again

or you can rig up a deal like john and randy did on johns bus

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call powertech in leesburg Fl,i bet they have them.
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Thanks, Randy and Woody:

I like Woody's idea, even though I am challeged, I believe a good muffler man could fit together two pieces of pipe that would "telescope". I don't understand the issue of the "liner". It would seem to me that there would be so little exhaust escape, any carbon monoxide threat would be minimal. But the folk at Coachcraft know I am a lawyer and maybe that's why they want to install the lined pipe.

Randy, I will call Power Tech tomorrow, thanks for thew suggestion.

Y'all are great!
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Thanks, Randy and Woody:

I like Woody's idea, even though I am challeged, I believe a good muffler man could fit together two pieces of pipe that would "telescope". I don't understand the issue of the "liner". It would seem to me that there would be so little exhaust escape, any carbon monoxide threat would be minimal. But the folk at Coachcraft know I am a lawyer and maybe that's why they want to install the lined pipe.

Randy, I will call Power Tech tomorrow, thanks for thew suggestion.

Y'all are great!
Tommy,

Thanks to Leroy Eckert for the leg work, here is a link to the sliding exhaust manufacturer for the Powertech generators RIKER Products (Powertech Exhaust)
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simply using 2 pieces of tubing is not going to work.
add heat,road salt,sand water and a million other things will result in that sliding pipe being stuck together.
the pipe has a coating,or its loose enough that it needs a gasket or packing to keep the leaks down..
remember,exhaust gases kill,do not rely on your smoke alarm to keep you alive.
repair you exhaust properly!
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Thanks, Randy:

After listening to wiser heads than mine, you are absolutely right. Coachcraft found the proper pipe stock and they are going to do it right.

As I have stated, "When my time comes, I want to go peacefully in my sleep, unassisted by carbon monoxide".

John has posted the supplier of these pipes which he has added to the links page.
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Tommy,

Thanks to Leroy Eckert for the leg work, here is a link to the sliding exhaust manufacturer for the Powertech generators RIKER Products (Powertech Exhaust)
Actually, Tommy provided that information in a post. I just passed it along for future reference. Better give Tommy the credit, he is legal counsel. lol

I did look at my application and found I do not have a pipe collector with any asbestos looking material that I can see. However , I did find something interesting. My slider pipe is covered with a black substance that appears to be graphite. I am not a chemist but decided to do research on the chemical properties of graphite. It's melting point is above 2800C whether natural or synthetic, is a fabulous lubricant, works well on rotational or sliding mechanism's and conducts electricity. I would not be startled if it provides a seal on my slider pipe at the same time.

I did call PowerTec who advised me that BB fabricated the system in house. Since BB is MIA I expect someone will need the pipe info at some point in time. I also put it in links on another forum.
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