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fishnbanjo

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PostSubject: Is it asking too much   Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:44 am

To have a pipe cleaner run through to the bowl? I don’t mean just your ordinary basket pipe because there are high $ pipes that suffer this as well, I know a bit of twist this way, or that, may not mean much but really shouldn’t that be a part of being correctly made. Rant mode off.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:19 am

One would think not, especially with shapes that should obviously pass a cleaner--Oom-Pauls and similar excepted. Some Petersons, for example, tick me off to the point of getting rid of them. But I try to maintain a rational irritation threshold most of the time. The longer I smoke pipes, the more I wish I had smoked only cobs. Can't believe the expense, aggravation, repair costs, even travel time (in the old days), that I could have saved by doing so. But briars, even with their peculiarities, look so dang cool!  Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:40 pm

That's the main reason I don't like full bent pipes and Peterson's System pipes! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:54 pm

It's also aggravating when you have a pipe that is made to have a filter, and the hole is so far off that the filter blocks any draw at all! I have one like that and it isn't a cheap pipe. My solution was to not use the filter! But, I still have to take it apart to clean it because the pipe cleaner won't go through it. And, yes, it is a full bent pipe. It always makes me wonder if the briar is not top notch when a pipe is made with a filter.
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JensDK

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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:37 pm

That's always the thing with bent pipes. I have an old BBB though, that comes apart so lightly even when hot, so it's just a little extra work that I don't mind. And the draught is perfect.
To me a pipe with bad draught or clumsy lips is dumped, no matter the price. I own one that I love despite of that.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:45 pm

At the risk of winning this week’s Captain Obvious Award — Sometime this little trick works. Instead of holding the pipe and pushing the cleaner into it, hold the cleaner and push the pipe onto it in 1/4” steps. SOMEtimes this works, sometimes not. When it works, I think it may be due to the cleaner getting a less solid “grip” on the impediment that’s catching it, so it slips past. To answer the Q: I have some very inexpenve briars that have no trouble executing this basic maneuver, so I’m not sympathetic to those than won’t.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Guess I've been lucky with this. On the one or two pipes that seem to be a problem, usually twisting the cleaner a little works. And even then it might take a dozen tries. I've also found a fresh cleaner works too as sometimes the slightest little kink can add to the problem. Patience is always required.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it asking too much   Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Man o man, you've hit on my Number 1 pet peeve RE: pipes, ESPECIALLY when it happens to be an artisan pipe. Nothing makes me as batty as when I'm enjoying a nice smoke but feel the need to soak up a little moisture and CAN'T because I can't get a blasted pipe cleaner through to the bowl!
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