Bowl Burn Out

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papipeguy

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Jul 31, 2010
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Bethlehem, Pa.
A customer of the B&M bought a POY and promptly burned out the bowl. He ordered another and the maker lined the bowl with carbon so it wouldn't happen again. This is the second pipe after the customer had it a week. I have the same pipe and love it. It's my best smoker and no issues whatsoever. I can't imagine what this guy was doing but here it is.


 

12pups

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Feb 9, 2014
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Minnesota
Was he lighting them with an acetylene torch? Whoa.
Makes me feel better. Simpleton that I am, I will always be able to point to this picture and say, "But I ain't as bad as *that* guy."
Don't be that guy.

 

sablebrush52

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Jun 15, 2013
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The gentleman in question quite clearly has no idea how to smoke a pipe properly. Before he assassinates another one he needs to take instruction. The B&M should cut him off before he kills again.

 

misterlowercase

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May 31, 2012
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OMG

8O
12pups noted

Makes me feel better. Simpleton that I am, I will always be able to point to this picture and say, "But I ain't as bad as *that* guy."
Don't be that guy.
Hear hear!
Damn straight it makes me feel better!

LOL
That's one of the worst burn-outs I've seen,

and that was dudes 2nd pipe,

after one week?!?!?!?

YIKES!

8O

 

meatballj

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Jan 14, 2014
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New Brunswick
Absolutely crazy…how does someone not see that happening? I doubt you'd be able to even touch a bowl that would have been hot enough to do that. It may be just me, but I regularly touch my bowl to check how hot it is. I've read on the thread's in the forum but had remembered hearing it years ago that if you can't touch the bowl to your cheek for 5 seconds, its too hot.

 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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Chicago, IL
Smoking outdoors on a windy day can do that. I burned-out my first pipe, a Medico, while walking on a cold, windy, sleeting day. I remember thinking to myself, "Self, (Middleton's) Cherry Blend never tasted so woody before..." Moments later my thumb effortlessly crushed the crispy briar on the bottom of the bowl. That explained why on this particular smoke I didn't need a single re-light! :lol: Back then I think that pipe sold for about $4.00, so a valuable lesson learned on the cheap.

 

phil67

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Dec 14, 2013
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Now that's something that will never happen to me as I only smoke while taking a shower. And yet, my granddaughter still thinks I'm 'goofy'.