Kaywoodie drinkless stems crooked

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.

Log in

Search on Site

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.

Recent Posts

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.
Status
Not open for further replies.

sjfine

Preferred Member
Mar 4, 2012
653
0
I just picked up my second Kaywoodie drinkless, both used. The stems on both are crooked (a bit) as if the previous owner over-screwed them and the metal insert (in the shank) rotated to the right a bit. Can anyone suggest a way to fix this?

 

crpntr1

Preferred Member
Dec 18, 2011
1,974
0
Texas
Welcome in. Easy fix, heat the point where metal and stem meet for a few seconds with a lighter, then gently and carefully twist let cool a few minutes then put together, if not correct yet start over.

 

sjfine

Preferred Member
Mar 4, 2012
653
0
One was harder than the other, but I did it. And without breaking anything.
Thanks.

 

nsfisher

Preferred Member
Nov 26, 2011
3,567
0
Nova Scotia, Canada
I just hold the stem upside down. Trickle of few drops of Olive Oil around tenon, let sit for a few minutes, screw it in pipe until it lines up.

 
Status
Not open for further replies.