Wednesday, October 15, 2014
How to temporarily repair a broken exhaust pipe weld using two beers*, two hose clamps, a tube of JB Weld, and The Big Lebowski.
Step One: Press and form JB Weld into the cracked exhaust pipe weld.
Step Two: Go inside, watch The Big Lebowski while drinking the two beers as you wait for the JB Weld to cure. Do not resume repairs until the movie is over and the beer cans are empty. This is a crucial step.
Step Three: Take the two empty beer cans into the garage, cut off their tops and bottoms, and slit lengthwise.
Step Four: Slide one can over the top of the weld joint, one can over the bottom of the weld joint, and place both cans to where they overlap the joint.
Step Five: Place the two hose clamps on either end of the overlapping cans and tighten as much as possible.
Step Six: Step back and observe your handiwork. Become very pleased with yourself. Go back inside and watch Fargo.
Step Seven: When you do eventually get around to taking the car to a muffler shop to have it repaired correctly, make sure your wife does it so they can't make fun of the idiot who thought this was a good idea.
*No, I don't usually drink Michelob Ultra, but my wife does, and those slightly longer-than-normal, skinny little cans were perfect for the repair. So don't judge.
Posted by Chad Love at 1:18 PM