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Gasface



Registration date : 2011-05-09

PostSubject: Pipe retort   Fri May 13, 2011 9:18 am

Im looking to purchase one but I cant seem to find anywhere online that sells then.
Does anyone know of a site that offers them?
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flytyer

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Location : N E Pa.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Fri May 13, 2011 8:29 pm

Ebay
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sat May 14, 2011 11:31 am

You can make your own...




http://www.seattlepipeclub.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=969877&module_id=16774

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Eulenburg

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Registration date : 2009-08-15

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:57 pm

I'm sorry, but I've never heard of a "pipe retort". I've no idea what it is.
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tso-giannis

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Location : Athens
Registration date : 2012-06-15

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:57 am

I have some available for sale.
please contact me

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tso-giannis

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:39 pm

Eulenburg wrote:
I'm sorry, but I've never heard of a "pipe retort". I've no idea what it is.

This is an easy sustem to clean the inside of a heavilly used pipe.
You place alcohol in the tube, and stuff some cotton inside the bowl.
Then you place the tube on a low fire( i use a candle, other people use alcohol lambs)
The alcohol inside the tube gets hot and steam starts flowing in the pipe.
Eventually the alcohol boils and liquid alcohol flows inside the pipe and cleans everything.
In about 10 minutes of use you have a perfecty clean pipe.
If you tried to do this the traditional way (alcohol and pipe cleaners) you would need about 2 hours and more than 60 pipe cleaners. Plus you would not get rid of the goasts this way.
It is a nice idea (not mine) that saves you time and effort. I suggest to use it in an old pipe you dont like too much for start, because it will take some time to learn in which angle should the pipe be, and how hot must the alcohol be.
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:52 pm

I refurb a dozen or so pipes each year, I've been meaning to get one for my shop. Are you in Athens, as in Greece or Georgia (USA)?
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tso-giannis

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Location : Athens
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:56 am

Athens Greece, but i can ship worldwide.
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Fishfuzz

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Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2012-05-24

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:06 pm

What's your price+shipping to the US?
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taharris

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Location : Central Ohio
Registration date : 2011-11-10

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:14 pm

I'm sorry, but the Chemical Engineer in me is squirming.

Please, please use a hot plate instead of an open flame!

Alcohol is a flammable solvent and when you heat it up and boil it you are creating flammable vapors in the air.

If the vapors mix with the air just right and then come into contact with the flame you may get a flash fire in your face. affraid

OK, I'm done...

Todd
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K. Anastasopoulos

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Age : 37
Location : Athens - Greece
Registration date : 2012-04-01

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:35 am

This system really works with great results!
I do not know about chemistry but I never had any accident with that!
Also is good for the "gost" smells.
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gandalfpc

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:42 pm

Retorts are safe to use with an open flame, just follow instructions and use normal care...
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:20 am

gandalfpc wrote:
Retorts are safe to use with an open flame, just follow instructions and use normal care...

and safety glasses.....
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tso-giannis

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:59 am

relisted on ebay


http://www.ebay.com/itm/150869728776?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:43 pm

Wow. I had never heard of this. I have an estate Falcon that is beyond gummed up. Thanks for the info.
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awoodby



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Location : Livonia, MI, usa
Registration date : 2012-09-13

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Wed May 15, 2013 12:56 pm

While open flame and vaporized alcohol is a bit dangerous, you're dealing with a half ounce if that. Use caution to not have the two mix (flame and alcohol), I've never had an issue.

Of course I've also made flamethrowers out of propane tanks. 70 of them. (for legit pyrotechnics purpose) so I'm no stranger to fire.

--Alex
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Wed May 15, 2013 2:23 pm

Also, keep the alcohol off the outside of the bowl - use that cotton ball effectively!
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:03 pm

anyone make one of these themselves? If so, what size test tube did you use? And dimensions of the test tube as to match the stopper? Should be able to make one of these things for a couple bucks.
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Fight'n Hampsters

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Registration date : 2011-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:12 pm

These do look really neat.
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Terry292

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe retort   Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:50 pm

https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/16/67/68/38/pipe_r10.jpg

My homemade pipe retort. You can buy everything you need at any school or hobby supply store for less than $10.00
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