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sjpipesmoker

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Apr 17, 2011
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There was a thread named, "show us your GBD's" --->Fourm here and I was gonna post mine. I got it all cleaned and polished and then this happened!

It's a Pinner Giant and was a great smoker.
My first thought was...Oh SH!T, 2nd thought, get the crazy glue, then it sunk in that I can't use crazy glue...
Does anyone know if there is something I can buy at a hardware store to fix this, Or would I have to send it to a professional?

 

garyovich

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Jul 22, 2012
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Walker Briar Works. Sorry, that looks like a heartbreaker. I have a pipe with a particularly delicate sized tenon, I've broken and replaced the stem in that pipe almost as many times as I've smoked it. Good luck.

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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TopD you can try Floyd Norwood and his wife , I have used them for stem repairs and xtra stems, good,fast,cheap, and just down right good country folks. The old cajun

 

ssjones

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May 11, 2011
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Walker charges around $30 for a new stem, that one looks worth saving. He also sells a Delrin plug, that is drilled to accept a threaded tenon insert back into the vulcanite stem. You just have to drill and tap the stem to accept the insert.

 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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I think it's definitely worth the repair costs. The roundel from the old stem could probably be moved to

the replacement stem as well. Costs pale in comparison to the value -- especially if it's a good smoker.

 

papipeguy

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Jul 31, 2010
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Worth saving? Yes, although I believe that the rondelle is not brass but, from the picture, imprinted as are the later pipes. I can vouch for Floyd Norwood's work. He's rescued a few of my pipes.

 

shawn622

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Jul 22, 2012
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Mount Sterling, Ohio
DOH!!! I did that to the second pipe I ever bought. It is a crappy ole basket pipe though. I'd talk to Lonestar. He makes fantastic pipes and his prices are awesome. Maybe he can help you out.

 

mrenglish

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Dec 25, 2010
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Definitely worth the repair. Plus, the new stem and tenon will be stronger than the original. It is worth the investment if you like the pipe.

 

frennchy11

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Dec 28, 2011
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I had the same exact thing happen to my favorite pipe! Still sitting with the others, broken. Too cheap of a pipe to send it out.

 

ssjones

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May 11, 2011
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Dave@ Walker said he doesnt have any more brass rondells. But he can swap in a donor if you have one.

 

mlyvers

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Sep 23, 2012
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sorry for bad luck sjpipesmoker, i know you can have just the tendon repaired instead of a full stem repalcment. i have had only tendons relaced.
take care.

mike.