Leaky pipe?

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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by UncleBob » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Did it always do this or just start? I have a Savinelli that leaks only when it is subjected to minus zero temps. I was walking a bridge across the Cedar River in northern Iowa one February while smoking that pipe. It was -26 F. The pipe started leaking around a fill in the bowl. It still smokes great and doesn't leak unless I smoke it outside when its below zero.
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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by Jocose » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:32 pm

It sounds like the pipe may leak.

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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by rgcurrey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:13 pm

I would just switch to a slightly thicker and better smelling bubbles solution. I know Mr. Bubble is always a good standard choice but really the Gymboree Bubbles are top notch.
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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by Adam Z » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:21 pm

rgcurrey wrote:I would just switch to a slightly thicker and better smelling bubbles solution. I know Mr. Bubble is always a good standard choice but really the Gymboree Bubbles are top notch.
My bubble solution used last night was fairly thick - it's called Star of the East flake ;)

Anyway...

I looked and I can't find any crack in the mortise/shank. If there is one then it's very small and very well concealed by the rusticated finish. I'm just going to keep on smoking it and wipe the moisture off as needed. I enjoy this pipe quit a bit, and I'm not highly distressed about the moisture. I was mainly asking about the issue as a matter of curiosity.

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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:12 pm

Thank you, FredS and Slowtoke.

The whole sticky thing was creeping me out.

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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by JimVH » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:19 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:21 pm
rgcurrey wrote:I would just switch to a slightly thicker and better smelling bubbles solution. I know Mr. Bubble is always a good standard choice but really the Gymboree Bubbles are top notch.
My bubble solution used last night was fairly thick - it's called Star of the East flake ;)

Anyway...

I looked and I can't find any crack in the mortise/shank. If there is one then it's very small and very well concealed by the rusticated finish. I'm just going to keep on smoking it and wipe the moisture off as needed. I enjoy this pipe quit a bit, and I'm not highly distressed about the moisture. I was mainly asking about the issue as a matter of curiosity.

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Re: Leaky pipe?

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:46 pm

I have a bamboo that always does this at the joint between bowl and bamboo


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