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post #1 of 10 Old 07-29-2014, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Socket in the Staintune pipe

Well last night I was out in the garage and happen to walk up on my 21 month old grandson as he was depositing a deep well socket into the end of my exhaust. Sure enough it slid right down into the bowels of the muffler. I started it up and didn't notice any ill effects or rattles. I'm hoping to I can remove the muffler and shake it out. Any ideas ??
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If it's a "straight-through" pipe like my 2-Bros, then try a magnetic wand to see if you can retrieve the errant socket. You can get one an any hardware or parts store. Usually collapsible. Very handy little device. Bobby
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Hmmm...tough one. Keep pushing other stuff in there and see if you can push it out the fuel tank opening? :mrgreen:

Go to your local big box hardware store, and get a flexible magnetic wand. OR, remove the muffler and do the shake/shake with it.

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Socket in the exhaust...

I have a magnet on a telescoping rod that I use occasionally. The magnet is not very strong. It's good for small bolts, washers, etc, but may not be able to hold a full-sized socket. It extends 21". There is also a spring-loaded "grabber" available, which I have. There is a plunger on one end that works like a hypodermic. The other end has four springy "fingers" that open and close as the plunger is pushed and released. It is flexible and can be weaved into an exhaust. It has a length of about 22". You could take a dowell rod or some other length of material and afix a wad of sticky tape, like duct tape, on the end. Weave it down in there and maybe the socket will stick to it. The duct tape MUST be stapled, nailed, etc, to the rod or it will stick in the exhaust when the rod is pulled out. You could use a strong magnet on the outside of the exhaust to to slide the socket closer to the opening. These are all things I have used in the past to get stuff out of small spaces. Good luck.

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I would probably start with an inspection camera to see how far in it went. The magnet idea would probably work too, you could even attach the camera to the magnet so you could see where it goes.
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Well last night I was out in the garage and happen to walk up on my 21 month old grandson as he was depositing a deep well socket into the end of my exhaust. Sure enough it slid right down into the bowels of the muffler. I started it up and didn't notice any ill effects or rattles. I'm hoping to I can remove the muffler and shake it out. Any ideas ??
If your Staintune is like mine it's a straight through pipe and you should be able to split the system down near the right foot peg and drop the socket out. If it's identical to mine there's an O2 sensor that might get in the way.

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Just like Dark Angel suggested I removed the muffler by unhooking it near the foot peg and with a little shake it came right out.
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Send the grandson in after it?
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