I bet you are tons of fun at parties.Rusty wrote: ↑Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:46 amI 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. 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. That should fix their state. The ones I smoke, are in socks, and change periodically 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.Cleon wrote: ↑Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:14 pmYou know, Rusty stuffs all his pipes in socks and hides them away in drawers.Pepik wrote: ↑Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 pmBeing 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.durangopipe wrote: ↑Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:35 amHere at the Southwest Research Lab of the Ministry of Broken Pipes our data agrees with Rusty’s observation.Irish-Dane wrote: ↑Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:28 amYep. All of those things. That's why that pictures makes me shiver.Rusty wrote: ↑Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 amFowl move? Holy loose goose, batman. What terrible cause are you proposing?JohnnyMcPiperson wrote: ↑Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 amSeriously, one fowl move, a trip or stumble, and tragedy could strike, that picture may induce future nightmares.
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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.
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.
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....
Seriously, I bet he's fun.