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  1. wyfbane

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    So I have avoided pipes that show burned spots in the bowl. I have been pretty fortunate, actually, given the amount of pipes I get off ebay.

    Until now.

    I got a Nording 19. It looks nice. I figure it will be a great smoker. The seller is a decent sort. I've bought from them in the past, but not recently. The pipes tend to go cheaper because the pictures aren't the greatest, but you can make stuff out if you look closely.

    I missed it.

    In the bowl (Which is thick, thank heavens) is the biggest char spot I have seen in my 4 short years of smoking. It is about as big as a nickel and goes a full mm in depth. I will attempt to draw. The "o's" indicate where the char is and i had to use "." to show open areas:

    xxx|........|xxx
    xxx|........|xxx
    |xx|........oxx|
    .xx|........oxx
    ..xx.......oxx
    ...xxxxxxxx

    There is still a lot of bowl behind the char. I looked at the pics on the auction. I see it in there. Thought it was cake so I don't really think I'm going to complain.

    Will pipe mud work on the side of a pipe like that? Pipe mud and careful careful rebreak in?

    Also, should I chip out the char or just mud with the char in place? There are some chunks that could be scraped out, if that works better.

    Thanks guys.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Can you post a link to the item? It would help if we could see the photos ourselves.

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. sablebrush52

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    This would be a perfect subject for GeorgeD. PM him. My guess is that cigar ash mixed with silicate would do the trick. That's how George addressed a similar issue with one of my old Barlings. What I don't know about is the advisability of scraping out the charred wood rather than keeping it as insulation after being covered with the pipe mud.

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  4. wyfbane

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    Thanks Sable! I will PM George.

    I am not going to post a picture. As soon as you see the backdrop you would know who it was (if you peruse Ebay much, that is). I don't want any negative waves for them. Like I said, once I was holding the pipe, I saw the char in one of the pictures.

    I need to repair this myself. 1) I need to learn to do it anyway... and 2) I don't think it's worth the expense to fix it.

    =)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. wyfbane

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    The plan I am going to follow does indeed have me reaming and carefully scraping off the damaged wood, then filling the void with pipe mud.

    I am excited. Might not get to it for a while, but I will get to it.

    =)

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    WB --- The charcoal & waterglass procedure is described in this thread:

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/heat-damage-when-to-coat-and-when-to-cake-over

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. wyfbane

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    Thank you so much George.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    That's a big burn, no choice but pipe mud

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    Posted 2 years ago #
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    George, thanks for your contributions in that thread.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I'll stay tuned for updates/pix!

    Al

    Posted 2 years ago #

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