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zonomo

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PostSubject: Is it necessary to use a brush when cleaning   Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:59 pm

Specifically, I am talking about my Falcon pipe, which has threads on the bowl. I am wondering if I could be using a soft but firm bristles when cleaning the threaded areas and small parts. I've only used pipe cleaners so far. Thanks everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it necessary to use a brush when cleaning   Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:06 am

I do not use anything but tissue paper to clean the threads of my Falcons. I don't see why I should worry about the "oil" between the threads because it can't reach the inside of the bowl/pipe. I'm careful with them theads as I don't want to spoil my pipes.
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zonomo

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PostSubject: Re: Is it necessary to use a brush when cleaning   Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:44 am

OK - good to know. Thanks.
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Is it necessary to use a brush when cleaning   Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:59 pm

To keep the threads clean I don't see any reason why you couldn't use a tooth brush on them ever so often, just don't use yours.
Although I don't smoke this type pipe I have done this many times when restoring them and they generally need it badly because of resinous build up in them. YMMV  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Is it necessary to use a brush when cleaning   Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:36 pm

A soft bristle toothbrush would do the job nicely, although not terribly important to clean the bowl thread the build up of oils and residue could end in a pretty stinky bowl I would imagine, I used to clean my old Falcon bowl thread after each smoke, best to avoid smelly pipe syndrome I feel.  cheers sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: Is it necessary to use a brush when cleaning   Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:31 am

I like my Falcons squeaky clean. I remove the bowl and scrub the hell out of 'em with a veggie brush!

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