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Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:23 pm

This is just curiosity about an observation.

Regardless of tobacco or pipe, especially during the first third of the bowl, a bit of moisture collects on the "6 o'clock" area of the top of my pipe's bowl. I asked a fellow pipe smoker at Milan's if he had noticed this on his pipes and he said "never."

Knowing my habits, I suspect it is either from too loose a pack or smoking too fast, but I wouldn't ask if I already knew. The location may be no mystery as it is just above the chamber drilling.

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Re: Steam

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:30 pm

I've never seen that either. But if I did, I wouldn't call it steam.
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Re: Steam

Post by JimVH » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:39 pm

I've had it happen and assumed it was from smoking in a climate of relentless humidity. I was perfectly happy until you put it in my head that I'm doing something wrong.

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Re: Steam

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:44 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:30 pm
I've never seen that either. But if I did, I wouldn't call it steam.
I know you cannot see steam, but somewhere between flame and residual moisture there had to be steam.
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Re: Steam

Post by hugodrax » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:44 pm

That's where my time cake up.
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Re: Steam

Post by UncleBob » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:50 pm

Do you let the pipe hang lower at the front? If so, the others probably don't see that as the steam rises from the bowl. For example:
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Happens to me as well.
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Re: Steam

Post by hugodrax » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:54 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:50 pm
Do you let the pipe hang lower at the front? If so, the others probably don't see that as the steam rises from the bowl. For example:
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Happens to me as well.
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Re: Steam

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:49 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:44 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:30 pm
I've never seen that either. But if I did, I wouldn't call it steam.
I know you cannot see steam, but somewhere between flame and residual moisture there had to be steam.
Maybe. But I ain't arguing cause I really don't care. That, and I'm too stupid. That said, I really haven't noticed moisture on the rim of my pipe while its being smoked.

But speaking of steam, and getting only slightly off topic, I used to get a kick out of putting out a fire with steam. Fighting interior fires at the fire school at Texas A&M, instead of spraying a stream of water directly on the fire, we'd just give a couple of quick bursts above the fire. The spray instantly turns to steam and immediately extinguishes the fire. No fuss no muss, and the room wouldn't be full of water. The instructors used to enjoy lecturing to us, "water expands by a factor of 1600 when it turns to steam".
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Re: Steam

Post by JimVH » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:38 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:49 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:44 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:30 pm
I've never seen that either. But if I did, I wouldn't call it steam.
I know you cannot see steam, but somewhere between flame and residual moisture there had to be steam.
Maybe. But I ain't arguing cause I really don't care. That, and I'm too stupid. That said, I really haven't noticed moisture on the rim of my pipe while its being smoked.

But speaking of steam, and getting only slightly off topic, I used to get a kick out of putting out a fire with steam. Fighting interior fires at the fire school at Texas A&M, instead of spraying a stream of water directly on the fire, we'd just give a couple of quick bursts above the fire. The spray instantly turns to steam and immediately extinguishes the fire. No fuss no muss, and the room wouldn't be full of water. The instructors used to enjoy lecturing to us, "water expands by a factor of 1600 when it turns to steam".
I remember that lecture. I have fun memories of that school.

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Re: Steam

Post by tim_witten » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm

I kept checking on my pipe rim this morning, no moisture at all.

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Re: Steam

Post by hugodrax » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:20 pm

tim_witten wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
I kept checking on my pipe rim this morning, no moisture at all.
Great first post.
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Re: Steam

Post by ReverendThom » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:16 pm

hugodrax wrote:
tim_witten wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
I kept checking on my pipe rim this morning, no moisture at all.
Great first post.
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Re: Steam

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:44 pm

Like a bubbling crude? Or maybe a very, very tiny Old Faithful? I am having a hard time visualizing this.

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Re: Steam

Post by Cleon » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:50 am

I get it. I'm mostly a clencher of straight pipes, so yes, the back rim of the bowl hangs higher than the front. I also breathe into the pipe a little as I smoke. The back rim is where I get condensation, rim tar, and sometimes bubbles in the finish.
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Re: Steam

Post by JudgeRusty » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:47 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Like a bubbling crude? Or maybe a very, very tiny Old Faithful? I am having a hard time visualizing this.

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No. No venting, no geysers, no python silliness at all. Just moisture on the top of the chamber rim on the shank side. Topic title "steam" just relates to how it must arrive there.
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Re: Steam

Post by JudgeRusty » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm

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Re: Steam

Post by Cleon » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:29 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm
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Yep, that's it.

I like to use a paper towel and saliva to wipe it off the rim when I'm done.
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Re: Steam

Post by hugodrax » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:42 pm

Cleon wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:29 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm
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Yep, that's it.

I like to use a paper towel and saliva to wipe it off the rim when I'm done.
Bullpucky. That's how I like my pipes, right there. Bunch of tyros, I tell you what.
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Re: Steam

Post by Cleon » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:28 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Cleon wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:29 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Image
Yep, that's it.

I like to use a paper towel and saliva to wipe it off the rim when I'm done.
Bullpucky. That's how I like my pipes, right there. Bunch of tyros, I tell you what.
Well, you know, Jesus would probably rebuke me too. I like the outside of my pipes clean and the insides dirty. Sinner that I am.
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Re: Steam

Post by hugodrax » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:47 pm

Cleon wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:28 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Cleon wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:29 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Image
Yep, that's it.

I like to use a paper towel and saliva to wipe it off the rim when I'm done.
Bullpucky. That's how I like my pipes, right there. Bunch of tyros, I tell you what.
Well, you know, Jesus would probably rebuke me too. I like the outside of my pipes clean and the insides dirty. Sinner that I am.
I like em both dirty.

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