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Timbo

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PostSubject: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Hi all, one of my falcons has the metal nub in the humididome about half a mil too high. As a result of this, most of my bowls have an extremely restricted draw on this pipe and I need to unscrew the bowl about a quarter turn to get any smoke out of it.

Any suggestions on how to fix it without access to a machine shop? I've a drill and some bits, sandpaper and files and the usual toolbox suspects. I thought maybe drilling out my bowls slightly larger, but don't want them to be unusable on my other falcons.

Thanks people,

Tim
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:02 pm

The one I have does the same thing. I just don't/can't smoke it with the ring, but it tends to gurgle. I thought grinding off the bottom of the bowl with sandpaper would fix it, but I'm too lazy to try. Am I wrong? I also thought of enlarging the hole, but that seems like it would just allow tobacco bits to slip through and not solve the draw problem. Pain in the ass.
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:46 pm

Glad to hear I'm not the only sufferer Richard.

I'm thinking a dremmel tool or similar with a small grinding head on might do the trick.

Will have to go to the shops to get one first though.

Cheers

Tim
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:05 pm

I had one like this, it was an older bowl, so the taper was longer and on a Shillelagh stem it almost touches the bump in the bottom. I sanded a bit off of the bottom of the bowl and the draft increased nicely. It does not change the bore of the bowl draft, so it didn't affect the interior design.. I just put a piece of 500 grit paper on the table and rubbed the bottom of the bowl on it a bit at a time. Works the charm!
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:14 pm

That is so cool, Oz! I'm gonna do it. Can't believe how lazy I am. Thanks. (Wait a minute...I didn't start this thread.  scratch )
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:02 pm

Thanks Wiz, good idea. Follow the KISS principle, I always overthink things. Will give it a crack when I get home.

Cheers

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:30 am

At your service gentlemen..... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:02 am

I used my Dremel tool with a small flat top grinding wheel on an old Viking I own that had the same issue your having.  Resolved the issue in under 3 minutes and did not have to sand any bowls.  Smokes great with a good draw an no gurgling, unless I smoke an extremely moist tobacco. 
Good luck, it's an easy fix. 


KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:36 pm

I wonder is an o-ring from the hardware store between the bowl and the stem might make it sit just a hair higher? It is a cheap experiment and easily reversible.
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:57 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
I wonder is an o-ring from the hardware store between the bowl and the stem might make it sit just a hair higher? It is a cheap experiment and easily reversible.

I found this to work great once I had the right o-ring. Took a few experiments to get it just right.


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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Fr_Tom's idea does work on many Viking and Falcon pipes. The size that's mostly used is 11/64". The same I use when I make a bowl for my Viking pipes. Very common find in Home Depot plumbing dept. 
have fun!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks for the o ring suggestion Father. On inspection, the bowls that don't fit are older and don't have o rings on them. Will pop into a plumbing supplier and get a few and report back.



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Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:47 am

Funny as I am reading through this thread I am realizing I have the same issue with one of mine. I guess Dremel power it is. Very Happy
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:43 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
I had one like this, it was an older bowl, so the taper was longer and on a Shillelagh stem it almost touches the bump in the bottom. I sanded a bit off of the bottom of the bowl and the draft increased nicely. It does not change the bore of the bowl draft, so it didn't affect the interior design.. I just put a piece of 500 grit paper on the table and rubbed the bottom of the bowl on it a bit at a time. Works the charm!  

Tried this, and it's such an easy fix that I just spent the rest of the morning wondering why I didn't try it until prodded. Sloth, procrastination, cowardice? I have all that and more! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:31 pm

It is a very easy fix, just had to do it with two out of four bowls I swapped for. It's pretty apparent what is required when you notice a few along side each other...



Not a great cell picture, but you can see the differences of the tapers on the bottom of the bowls. Other than the thread pattern, there seems to be a lot of leeway in tolerances.. It's an easy fix though, and only improves the 'smokability'.
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PostSubject: Re: Falcon pipe issue   Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:44 pm

Yep, that second one has the same profile as mine.
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