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Functioning lakes pipes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by usmile4, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. usmile4
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    I just installed some lakes pipes on my 51 chevy that are capped but I can open when I want to. I have read several threads about drilling a small hole in the pipe to allow the condensation to drain out. I've have not run these very long but I have found puddles of water leaking out of the caps but it was only after running the engine a short time so the pipes might not have had time to get heated enough to get rid of the condensation.

    Any suggestions and tips are welcomed.

    Bill
     
  2. It is a good idea on capped lakes Pipes that are hooked up to put a drain hole in them. Condensation will continually accumulate.
     
  3. usmile4
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    What size do you recommend?
     
  4. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    from Oregon

    You probably don't need more than a 1/8" hole.
     

  5. Yep, I second that. If not they will rust out in a few years.
     
  6. usmile4
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    where is the best place to drill that hole?
     
  7. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    at the lowest point!
     

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