Yes, we do. And my reason for that is that I don't force things. If its tight fitting, rather than stressing the shank, or have it adjusted so that it does seat, but is then too loose, I live with it. Capeesh?FredS wrote: ↑Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:08 pmGoose pulls the stems out like that on purpose. I don't recall exactly why, but it seems like he either read something on the internet or had an anecdotal experience that convinced him this is required in order to preserve a pipe. A few have tried to explain that fiddling with the stem that much is actually detrimental to the health of a pipe, but Goose is set on it.
We all have quirks.
But that's enough about that for now. Let us return to JGoat's pipe.