Installing Stainless Steel Exhaust Turn-Downs on a 1957 Chevy Wagon

My Brother Peter Excho has a 1957 Chevrolet Station Wagon, called the “Grocery Getter”, that he is in the process of Restoring.  One of the issues is, that when driving, Exhaust Fumes get drawn back into the Cabin, which isn’t good for any occupants of the vehicle.  So we installed 2 Stainless Steel Turn-Down pipes onto the the rear of the Exhaust system.

The Turn-Downs we received, weren’t quite the right size to fit directly into the Exhaust, so we purchased 2 adapter couplings, which then we fitted to the 1957 Chevy Wagon with some 1/4″ Stainless Steel Bolts.

Below is a Video explaining the process to fit the Stainless Steel Exhaust Turn-Downs on a 1957 Chevy Station Wagon.

Thank you for Watching and Please have a Wonderful Day!


Connectite DWV PVC Fittings – Are these Garbage?

I was at our local Lowes the other day, picking up some Insulation and Vapor Barrier for my next Bathroom Project, and I needed a couple of 1 1/2″ PVC Couplings, for removing a Sanitary Tee and rerouting a PVC Vent to the Attic.  To my surprise, I see these New (to me) Push Fittings from Charlotte Pipe, called Connectite, occupying a space on the shelves –

Connectite 45 degree Ell

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Building & Testing an Italian Black Granite Fountain

This Reclaimed Italian Black Granite Fountain was built in a space between the Deck of the Outdoor Kitchen/Fireplace, and a Sturdy little Garden Shed – the first structure I built on this property.

We began in mid-December of 2017, pouring a concrete slab foundation, that was 12″ or more thick in places, with plenty of 1/2″ diameter steel Rebar.  The below photos are an overview Continue reading “Building & Testing an Italian Black Granite Fountain”