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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:39 pm

Wow, that's strange. When I previewed my post they were all right side up. I'll see if I can change it later, right now I'm rather busy.

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:54 pm

OK, the pics show up right side up on my ipad and upside down on my smart phone when viewing this thread. I tried to make another post of the pics after rotating them and they were upside down on both devices, so I deleted that post. I dunno, hold your computer whatever way necessary to see the photos I guess, I give up Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:40 pm

Displaying your pipes on your ceiling. Nothing to be ashamed of.
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:28 am

You know, I'm not real keen on admitting this, but I really like smoking my only Falcon, recently purchased. The esthetics suck, and breaking in a new bowl wasn't very enjoyable, but this pipe now smokes great. Dare I say it? It's right up there with a good cob.  Any other Falcon newbies looking at their other pipes a bit askance? Know what I'm sayin'?
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:05 am

Richard Burley wrote:
You know, I'm not real keen on admitting this, but I really like smoking my only Falcon, recently purchased. The esthetics suck, and breaking in a new bowl wasn't very enjoyable, but this pipe now smokes great. Dare I say it? It's right up there with a good cob.  Any other Falcon newbies looking at their other pipes a bit askance? Know what I'm sayin'?

See? I TOLD you, you won't regret it!
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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:59 am

Richard Burley wrote:
breaking in a new bowl wasn't very enjoyable

True! I have a few rusticated bowls, a couple hunter bowls and a meer. The meer is perfect, needed no break in (obviously) and smokes like a champ. The Hunter bowls had a bit of an off taste for a couple bowls but are settling in nicely and are good smokers. The rusticated bowls are dip stained like Peterson used to do. With multiple colors used, there's a lot of stain inside the chamber and god they taste awful. I immediately sanded down the walls to remove as much stain as I could, and they have been a bit of a chore to break in, taking several smokes to get past the taste. The ones I smoked enough are fine now, but what a chore.

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:27 pm

Finally got my 1st Falcon to smoke today.

I had come to the conclusion that the seal of the briar bowl to the stem was passing air and thus was not able to draw properly. Got this as an estate, and if the bowl once had an o-ring it didn't when I got it. And not being experienced with Falcons WTF did I know?

Experimented with a couple different o-rings to seal the bowl to the stem and the thinnest one was the winner. Surprisingly, the thickest one created a situation of very restricted draw. I also tried out the draw with a dry ring and it also seemed to restrict the draw so removed it.

So, allus gut! Although I did get a slight gurgle from the 'baccy, but figure that's more of an issue with the moisture content than the pipe.

Looking forward to smoking the new Falcon POTY w/meer bowl and black anodized stem. Now in the capable hand of Ozzie for engraving.

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PostSubject: Re: falcon pipes   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:28 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
breaking in a new bowl wasn't very enjoyable

True! I have a few rusticated bowls, a couple hunter bowls and a meer. The meer is perfect, needed no break in (obviously) and smokes like a champ. The Hunter bowls had a bit of an off taste for a couple bowls but are settling in nicely and are good smokers. The rusticated bowls are dip stained like Peterson used to do. With multiple colors used, there's a lot of stain inside the chamber and god they taste awful. I immediately sanded down the walls to remove as much stain as I could, and they have been a bit of a chore to break in, taking several smokes to get past the taste. The ones I smoked enough are fine now, but what a chore.

This is great intel PD. Thanks for sharing.


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