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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by JMG » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:31 am

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Why yes I did!
That's been quite some years ago now.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am

Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Cleon » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:51 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:21 am

I don't have a pipe rack, but I have a tall cabinet and it has 3 shelves that pipes and lighters and stuff sits on with my tobaccos beneath. On the shelves I have 5 pipes that are currently "running" in rotation. I have 2 plastic storage tubs, that hold the rest...some in need of cleaning or repair or just waiting to jump into the rotation.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:26 am

I have more pipes in the rack than I have potatoes in the sack.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by JimVH » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:35 am

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I have more pipes in the rack than I have potatoes in the sack.
Please, tell us more, Dr. Seuss.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:03 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:35 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:26 am
I have more pipes in the rack than I have potatoes in the sack.
Please, tell us more, Dr. Seuss.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Goose55 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:22 pm

About a dozen. But I don;t smoke all of them often
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by A_Morley » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:58 pm

I have a number of pipes and a number of pipe racks, not all of which I use. I have a glass fronted pipe cabinet with twenty or so pipes and a few stray ones on the lower shelf. On the bookshelf over by my desk I have a teak wood pipe rest with a few more vintage American private label briars on it. On my desk there is a mason jar with a handful of cobs in it. There are literally pipes scattered all through my house. I think I have over thirty, counting cobs and clays, that I use right now. In boxes in storage I have any number of other pipes I don't smoke, as well as those that are damaged or broken and have to be repaired.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:05 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:03 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:35 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:26 am
I have more pipes in the rack than I have potatoes in the sack.
Please, tell us more, Dr. Seuss.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by 7formy1911 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:39 am

A dozen briars, 2 clays and 4 cobs. They all fit, for now...
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am

Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Rusty » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 am

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


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Fowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?
I think false move is the saying.

That peg rack is likely safer than other racks including the one on the wall because the pipes are separated and there is a static load on each pipe. Note that the pipes don't bang into each other. One improvement that occurs to me are larger buttons on the end of the pegs that prevent the pipe 'walking' off the end of the peg when the whole thing is disturbed or shaken horizontally. Think of a small Earthquake or somebody bumping into the rack. There is horizontal movement. Most racks that are just beds for the pipe will empty if knocked or experience an earthquake. I actually watched this happen with an earthquake occurring. It emptied the rack onto the table. There is no load on pipes sitting so they bang into each other and it empties the rack. The other incidence of dropping occurs with the pipe smoker taking a pipe from the rack and having an accident. That incidence is almost certainly more frequent than earthquakes or someone else banging into the rack. The peg rack separates the pipes so that accident is less likely. I used to drop pipes accidentally in front of the rack. That was the most likely place for an accident. A little padding on the floor and limiting the height of the rack will save most of them. One of my meerschaums survived that fall.

You can test all this by shaking and bumping your racks.

But all open racks expose the pipe to the constant rain of dirt and debris in the air and expose the vulcanite stems to the same plus light which degrades the vulcanite. Which means you probably dust them and access them for cleaning. More opportunity to drop them.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Irish-Dane » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:28 am

Rusty wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 am
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


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Fowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?
I think false move is the saying.

That peg rack is likely safer than other racks including the one on the wall because the pipes are separated and there is a static load on each pipe. Note that the pipes don't bang into each other. One improvement that occurs to me are larger buttons on the end of the pegs that prevent the pipe 'walking' off the end of the peg when the whole thing is disturbed or shaken horizontally. Think of a small Earthquake or somebody bumping into the rack. There is horizontal movement. Most racks that are just beds for the pipe will empty if knocked or experience an earthquake. I actually watched this happen with an earthquake occurring. It emptied the rack onto the table. There is no load on pipes sitting so they bang into each other and it empties the rack. The other incidence of dropping occurs with the pipe smoker taking a pipe from the rack and having an accident. That incidence is almost certainly more frequent than earthquakes or someone else banging into the rack. The peg rack separates the pipes so that accident is less likely. I used to drop pipes accidentally in front of the rack. That was the most likely place for an accident. A little padding on the floor and limiting the height of the rack will save most of them. One of my meerschaums survived that fall.

You can test all this by shaking and bumping your racks.

But all open racks expose the pipe to the constant rain of dirt and debris in the air and expose the vulcanite stems to the same plus light which degrades the vulcanite. Which means you probably dust them and access them for cleaning. More opportunity to drop them.
Yep. All of those things. That's why that pictures makes me shiver.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Cleon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:43 am

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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:28 am
Rusty wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 am
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


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Fowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?
I think false move is the saying.

That peg rack is likely safer than other racks including the one on the wall because the pipes are separated and there is a static load on each pipe. Note that the pipes don't bang into each other. One improvement that occurs to me are larger buttons on the end of the pegs that prevent the pipe 'walking' off the end of the peg when the whole thing is disturbed or shaken horizontally. Think of a small Earthquake or somebody bumping into the rack. There is horizontal movement. Most racks that are just beds for the pipe will empty if knocked or experience an earthquake. I actually watched this happen with an earthquake occurring. It emptied the rack onto the table. There is no load on pipes sitting so they bang into each other and it empties the rack. The other incidence of dropping occurs with the pipe smoker taking a pipe from the rack and having an accident. That incidence is almost certainly more frequent than earthquakes or someone else banging into the rack. The peg rack separates the pipes so that accident is less likely. I used to drop pipes accidentally in front of the rack. That was the most likely place for an accident. A little padding on the floor and limiting the height of the rack will save most of them. One of my meerschaums survived that fall.

You can test all this by shaking and bumping your racks.

But all open racks expose the pipe to the constant rain of dirt and debris in the air and expose the vulcanite stems to the same plus light which degrades the vulcanite. Which means you probably dust them and access them for cleaning. More opportunity to drop them.
Yep. All of those things. That's why that pictures makes me shiver.
Here at the Southwest Research Lab of the Ministry of Broken Pipes our data agrees with Rusty’s observation.
We’ve never broken a pipe while smoking. The two stems that were broken in the man cave laboratory were fumbled during or just after cleaning, falling on a hard surface. Countless pipes dropped on the carpet (for research purposes, of course) survived the fall.

The lesson learned from research (and ignored, of course) is to smoke more and clean less.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:20 am

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 am

The lesson learned from research (and ignored, of course) is to smoke more and clean less.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Pepik » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 am
Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:28 am
Rusty wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 am
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Fowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?
I think false move is the saying.

That peg rack is likely safer than other racks including the one on the wall because the pipes are separated and there is a static load on each pipe. Note that the pipes don't bang into each other. One improvement that occurs to me are larger buttons on the end of the pegs that prevent the pipe 'walking' off the end of the peg when the whole thing is disturbed or shaken horizontally. Think of a small Earthquake or somebody bumping into the rack. There is horizontal movement. Most racks that are just beds for the pipe will empty if knocked or experience an earthquake. I actually watched this happen with an earthquake occurring. It emptied the rack onto the table. There is no load on pipes sitting so they bang into each other and it empties the rack. The other incidence of dropping occurs with the pipe smoker taking a pipe from the rack and having an accident. That incidence is almost certainly more frequent than earthquakes or someone else banging into the rack. The peg rack separates the pipes so that accident is less likely. I used to drop pipes accidentally in front of the rack. That was the most likely place for an accident. A little padding on the floor and limiting the height of the rack will save most of them. One of my meerschaums survived that fall.

You can test all this by shaking and bumping your racks.

But all open racks expose the pipe to the constant rain of dirt and debris in the air and expose the vulcanite stems to the same plus light which degrades the vulcanite. Which means you probably dust them and access them for cleaning. More opportunity to drop them.
Yep. All of those things. That's why that pictures makes me shiver.
Here at the Southwest Research Lab of the Ministry of Broken Pipes our data agrees with Rusty’s observation.
We’ve never broken a pipe while smoking. The two stems that were broken in the man cave laboratory were fumbled during or just after cleaning, falling on a hard surface. Countless pipes dropped on the carpet (for research purposes, of course) survived the fall.

The lesson learned from research (and ignored, of course) is to smoke more and clean less.
Being the Engineer that I am, and having been inducted into the Mysteries of Statics and Dynamics (that's Physics as it relates to bodies at rest or in motion), as well as not having RugRats nor beasts-with-very-large-tails (no house beast at all really), and lastly being rather adroit at Risk Management - this setup is secure boys.

The floor underneath is well padded, the pipes with the proper sized buttons are sturdily held in it's pegging, and those that are not have the rubber pipe tips to ensure adequate traction.

Some of you are Nancies - get a grip Men....
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Cleon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:14 pm

Pepik wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 am
Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:28 am
Rusty wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 am
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Fowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?
I think false move is the saying.

That peg rack is likely safer than other racks including the one on the wall because the pipes are separated and there is a static load on each pipe. Note that the pipes don't bang into each other. One improvement that occurs to me are larger buttons on the end of the pegs that prevent the pipe 'walking' off the end of the peg when the whole thing is disturbed or shaken horizontally. Think of a small Earthquake or somebody bumping into the rack. There is horizontal movement. Most racks that are just beds for the pipe will empty if knocked or experience an earthquake. I actually watched this happen with an earthquake occurring. It emptied the rack onto the table. There is no load on pipes sitting so they bang into each other and it empties the rack. The other incidence of dropping occurs with the pipe smoker taking a pipe from the rack and having an accident. That incidence is almost certainly more frequent than earthquakes or someone else banging into the rack. The peg rack separates the pipes so that accident is less likely. I used to drop pipes accidentally in front of the rack. That was the most likely place for an accident. A little padding on the floor and limiting the height of the rack will save most of them. One of my meerschaums survived that fall.

You can test all this by shaking and bumping your racks.

But all open racks expose the pipe to the constant rain of dirt and debris in the air and expose the vulcanite stems to the same plus light which degrades the vulcanite. Which means you probably dust them and access them for cleaning. More opportunity to drop them.
Yep. All of those things. That's why that pictures makes me shiver.
Here at the Southwest Research Lab of the Ministry of Broken Pipes our data agrees with Rusty’s observation.
We’ve never broken a pipe while smoking. The two stems that were broken in the man cave laboratory were fumbled during or just after cleaning, falling on a hard surface. Countless pipes dropped on the carpet (for research purposes, of course) survived the fall.

The lesson learned from research (and ignored, of course) is to smoke more and clean less.
Being the Engineer that I am, and having been inducted into the Mysteries of Statics and Dynamics (that's Physics as it relates to bodies at rest or in motion), as well as not having RugRats nor beasts-with-very-large-tails (no house beast at all really), and lastly being rather adroit at Risk Management - this setup is secure boys.

The floor underneath is well padded, the pipes with the proper sized buttons are sturdily held in it's pegging, and those that are not have the rubber pipe tips to ensure adequate traction.

Some of you are Nancies - get a grip Men....
You know, Rusty stuffs all his pipes in socks and hides them away in drawers.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Rusty » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:46 am

Cleon wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Pepik wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 am
Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:28 am
Rusty wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 am
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Cleon wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
This is one of those pictures that makes my skin crawl and my body to shiver. Nope. Couldn't do it.
What? SNAP city! :lol:
Seriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Fowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?
I think false move is the saying.

That peg rack is likely safer than other racks including the one on the wall because the pipes are separated and there is a static load on each pipe. Note that the pipes don't bang into each other. One improvement that occurs to me are larger buttons on the end of the pegs that prevent the pipe 'walking' off the end of the peg when the whole thing is disturbed or shaken horizontally. Think of a small Earthquake or somebody bumping into the rack. There is horizontal movement. Most racks that are just beds for the pipe will empty if knocked or experience an earthquake. I actually watched this happen with an earthquake occurring. It emptied the rack onto the table. There is no load on pipes sitting so they bang into each other and it empties the rack. The other incidence of dropping occurs with the pipe smoker taking a pipe from the rack and having an accident. That incidence is almost certainly more frequent than earthquakes or someone else banging into the rack. The peg rack separates the pipes so that accident is less likely. I used to drop pipes accidentally in front of the rack. That was the most likely place for an accident. A little padding on the floor and limiting the height of the rack will save most of them. One of my meerschaums survived that fall.

You can test all this by shaking and bumping your racks.

But all open racks expose the pipe to the constant rain of dirt and debris in the air and expose the vulcanite stems to the same plus light which degrades the vulcanite. Which means you probably dust them and access them for cleaning. More opportunity to drop them.
Yep. All of those things. That's why that pictures makes me shiver.
Here at the Southwest Research Lab of the Ministry of Broken Pipes our data agrees with Rusty’s observation.
We’ve never broken a pipe while smoking. The two stems that were broken in the man cave laboratory were fumbled during or just after cleaning, falling on a hard surface. Countless pipes dropped on the carpet (for research purposes, of course) survived the fall.

The lesson learned from research (and ignored, of course) is to smoke more and clean less.
Being the Engineer that I am, and having been inducted into the Mysteries of Statics and Dynamics (that's Physics as it relates to bodies at rest or in motion), as well as not having RugRats nor beasts-with-very-large-tails (no house beast at all really), and lastly being rather adroit at Risk Management - this setup is secure boys.

The floor underneath is well padded, the pipes with the proper sized buttons are sturdily held in it's pegging, and those that are not have the rubber pipe tips to ensure adequate traction.

Some of you are Nancies - get a grip Men....
You know, Rusty stuffs all his pipes in socks and hides them away in drawers.
I do put them in socks but I don't hide them in drawers. I keep the ones I'm not smoking in socks, in the dark, in cardboard boxes. It sounds primitive but they're stored at the lowest potential energy that I can find. I've recently realized that room temp. thermal activity is probably still degrading the vulcanite on the stored ones and I've wondered if I can store them closer to absolute zero. 8O That should fix their state. The ones I smoke, are in socks, and change periodically with the boxed ones but they're just stacked like logs on a table that I also use as a desk extension. There is nowhere for them to fall. I like digging through them when it gets excessive.
You're out of the woods
You're out of the dark
You're out of the night
Step into the sun
Step into the light

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