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Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Many folks have exhausts with no rain cap. To remedy this we just put a bean can over the pipe until we use the Cub again. You can also use an empty can from corn, peas, carrots etc depending on what is available, but this is not a "How To" so we won't go into that. :) . I am one of these people. With a rainstorm on the horizon last night and no bean, or other, can handy I grabbed a breather cap. Actually, since these are vented they don’t pop off when you start the Cub like a can does.

Today while working the Cub I realized I had forgotten to remove the cover from the pipe. Holy hot cakes Batman, that dude gets hot! :shock: So after pouring an ice cold adult beverage over my fingers on the way to the house to cool them down, Rosie finally got to use her Aloe plant for the first time this season.

Always remember to remove that cover, no matter what it is, BEFORE you have run the Cub for an hour.

I’m stopping for some new rain caps on the way home tomorrow!

Re: Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:39 pm

Bill the next time you need to use a can use a larger one. That way the exhaust will take it off for you. :lol: Sorry you burned your fingers. I'll get you an adult beverage in July to make you feel better.

Re: Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:25 am

Cecil wrote:Bill the next time you need to use a can use a larger one. That way the exhaust will take it off for you. :lol: Sorry you burned your fingers. I'll get you an adult beverage in July to make you feel better.

The smaller cans usually pop off pretty good. Those breather caps are another story. I'll take you up on the beverage as long as I don't have to grab a hot exhaust to get it. :lol:

Barney (Sore, but no blisters yet) Ard

Re: Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:44 am

Barnyard wrote:
Cecil wrote:Bill the next time you need to use a can use a larger one. That way the exhaust will take it off for you. :lol: Sorry you burned your fingers. I'll get you an adult beverage in July to make you feel better.

The smaller cans usually pop off pretty good. Those breather caps are another story. I'll take you up on the beverage as long as I don't have to grab a hot exhaust to get it. :lol:

Barney (Sore, but no blisters yet) Ard


Wow, Bill. The exhaust from you cub is HOT :!: :!: :lol: Who would have thunk it. :{_}: :{_}:

Re: Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:58 am

Tomato paste cans work great, and they fit in the cub tool box under the seat. :P

Re: Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:18 am

They say little people learn the stove is hot by burning their fingers... I would say someone missed that valuable lesson, but when the rear disk brake was putting out a stink I reached in an touched the rotor.... Yep hot!

I would swap the exhaust for an underslung one and you will never have that problem. Won't get caught in the loop in the hanging drop light either.

Re: Using Rain Cap Substitutes!

Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:04 am

as an emergency substitute for a rain cap at a show, etc. the plastic water bottles that are always in the trash cans work good. cut the end off so the opening is a slightly snug fit on the pipe to keep the wind form blowing them off, and if you do forget to remove them they are so light that they will not hurt anyone when they come back down.

One word of caution, think about what you are using. The PO covered EJ's stack with a frozen orange juice can. The ends are metal, but the sides are coated paper, and they do not last long in the weather. The ultimate result was this when the can deteriorated and fell off.

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Rain got in the engine, rusted the pistons in place and damaged the head beyond repair. the owners got a divorce and it was left setting with the head off and tires robbed for another tractor, etc.
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