Condensation dripping from crossover pipe

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    Just wondering if others are experiencing condensation dripping from the crossover pipe near a tube clamp on the driver's side (see photo). I drive about 60 miles a day, so I would have expected any exhaust condensation to evaporate after the exhaust reaches operating temperature. I get a small sooty puddle on my garage floor pretty frequently from this issue. I had assumed it was A/C condensation dripping, but it didn't make sense that it would be a sooty color. I also confirmed that there is nothing above the exhaust that is dripping. It's just heat shielding above the location in question.

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    This is totally irrelevant to your question, but how do you like your epoxied floor? Do you live in a place where it snows? They look amazing, I just fear they might not be as fun in the snowy winter if the water just sits on them rather than being absorbed.

    On a side note I'll take a look for any puddling!
     
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    The clamp almost appears to be loose in the pic. Try tightening it up.
     
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    I epoxied 3 of my garages and none of them are slippery and I live in Northern Wisconsin. I mixed silica sand in with the final coat, so its abrasive and has a lot of traction. You can't see the sand, but it sure isn't slippery ever.
     
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    Yep if done right the epoxy is good stuff
     
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    Thanks, that's good to hear. Sounds like you did your own, nice work! Guessing the snow/slush just evaporates eh.
     
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    I'm mostly pleased, but do have some issues with the Urethane top coat which is supposed to protect the epoxy from UV issues, etc. My installer used industrial Sherwin William's coating epoxy/urethane products, so I was under the impression they would hold up for garage use.

    The 1st issue is that the urethane isn't durable enough to hold up to using a floor jack without putting something under the jack. The point loads on the casters of the jack cause the urethane to crack (epoxy is fine underneath). I usually put a piece of vinyl floor tile under the jack to deal with this issue, but I had higher expectations.

    The 2nd and more troubling issue is that the urethane seems to react with the chemicals in the vehicle tires and causes light brown staining which can't be removed with solvents etc. I ended up parking on mats to avoid this, but it defeats the purpose of an easy to clean floor in my opinion, so not pleased with this issue.

    What has your experience been with the issues I've mentioned?
     
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    I'll give that a try and see if I can tighten it anymore.
     
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    Ya, the in-floor heat dries it up quick with the aid of a ceiling fan and floor drains in each bay!
     
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    I didn't do the clear, so mine is just the Epoxy. It doesn't yellow from the tires or anything but it does show scuffs if you drag heavy steel across it, but it doesn't hurt it at all. My detached garage I use for my tractor and toys and I'm dragging stuff around on that floor often. Its got scuffs, but it will not peel or anything negative like that. It just gets white looking when you scuff it. My plow truck is the only thing that annoys me as the plow lets a rust stain on the floor if it sits on the floor, so I threw boards down for the plow to sit on.
     

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