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Another Broken Heart

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  1. mattmars

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    I was going to say broken pipe, but I didn't want anyone to think that someone had passed.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nn0f9fniy6etm8h/2013-01-06%2019.05.38.jpg

    Dropped it and it cracked. I tried taking the stem out but the whole thing separated. This is/was my Peterson Rocky Donegal 87. I have an idea as to how I can maybe "fix" it. What's the best way to remove the silver band?

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  2. mattmars

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    arrrgh! Where's the pic? I tried using Dropbox.

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    I can see the pic,,,,sorry "for your loss".....got to hate it when that happens.Not sure how to tell you to go about fixing something like that.

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    I can't see it
    Hope its fixable tho

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    I can see it. Looks broken in two half way down the shank

    I'm no Mr. Fix It wiz -- if I loved the pipe, I'd send it to Dave Wolff (worth asking IMO):

    Rejoin Broken Shank, Internal Stainless Tube Repair, $20.00 & up

    I sent Dave a pipe for him to make me a new stem last week -- cost me just over $5 USPS including $200 insurance and he got the pipe in 3 days.

    http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/html/pipe_repairs.html

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be a post from Irish Smoker.

    I tried to embed the pic for you, but it didn't work. I think the reason it is not working is that the Drop Box url is an https S at the end = "Secure", versus just the usual http at the beginning of the url.

    Post up your Pay Pal so we can all send you some money for a new pipe.

    Just kidding. Please don't do that.

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    I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
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    There ya go... man sorry to hear that, really sucks!

    I just dropped my Meer lined Peterson about a month ago and shattered the meer lining, the pipe itself is fine other than a few dings, but no more lining so yeah I feel ya!

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    yea try the repair shop before you try fixing it, some things are worth the money.

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    That sucks man

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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    Looks like a fairly clean break. It's likely you can have the shank drilled out wider and have a metal insert put in and glue the two peices back together. It's hard to tell without actually seeing the pipe. It looks like it was a favorite from the amount of use it's seen. And you can't replace it for what it will cost to repair it. I say invest the money and at least send it away to get looked at. Seles Pipes do a good job of repairs and cleaning.

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I was thinking of just turning it into a nosewarmer. I was going to straighten the broken edge, drill it out just enought for the stem and put some pipe mud in the bottom to compensate for the shortened draft.

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    Kevin, that was a good one. I was thinking the same.

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    +1 Kevin

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    Please keep in mind that i didn't post this looking for a handout. I was just looking for some affirmation that i'm not the only one that did this and to get some ideas on how to fix it.

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    That sucks man and no worries, we know you're not here for that. You should see the threads about Hawk breaking his favorite Savinelli the same week he tore up his Mustang or irishsmoker's run of bad pipe luck.

    No idea about how to remove the band but I second getting it fixed.

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    From your pics it looks like it had some cracks in it for a long time.

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    Well that is not very fun.

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    Lol Kev, you and Cort are two of the funniest people on here!

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    @mattmars

    Please keep in mind that i didn't post this looking for a handout. I was just looking for some affirmation that i'm not the only one that did this and to get some ideas on how to fix it.

    My post wasn't really directed at you. I was being passive / aggressive.

    ace57, instymp, and Eric got it.

    @Eric, I'm nowhere as near as funny as Cortez. He is hilarious.

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    but you really have to wait on cortez.... his funnies come out of left field when you don't expect them.

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    mattmars, I don't think anyone here thought you were looking for $$, I feel your pain, Sorry Dude. Hope you can save it!! Hate that for you.

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    That sucks man, I'd send it off to get it repaired.

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    Irish is not allowed to have any more bad luck until the year 2027.

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    +1 for Walker briar works. He does great work. Unfortunately he is no longer doing repairs.

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    Irish is not allowed to have any more bad luck until the year 2027.
    +1
    I'm just hoping he remembers all his friends here when the universe drops a 34 billion dollar lotto ticket in his lap to make up for all the stuff it's been giving him lately.

    As for the pipe sorry to see that. I second or third or whatever everybody has been saying repair wise, see if you can get the shank widened and put an insert in it. Looking at the break it may shorten it some from having to clean up the edges. If your dead set on getting that silver ring I would say either solvent to remove it from the stem or a careful application of blowtorch to burn the wood out of the ring

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    Sorry for your loss man. That really sucks. I recently broke my first pipe(nowhere as nice as yours though) so I know what it's like. Hope its fixable

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    This is when I buy a new pipe and retire the broken one.

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    I'm not an expert, but I think the best fix would be to have a professional fit a new metal ferrule at the point of the break and, if necessary, replace the stem with a longer one that would help to maintain the original length.

    I'd personally never attempt to do a repair like this myself, unless I wasn't all that concerned about how it looked when I was done. That said, I'd probably just chalk it up to a hard lesson learned and let the pipe die a respectful death.

    Bob

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    I was thinking of just turning it into a nosewarmer.

    If I like the pipe, even if it was inexpensive, I'd have fixed it. Well, I would have someone else fix it LOL.

    Just curious what the OP decided to do.

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    If I like the pipe, even if it was inexpensive, I'd have fixed it. Well, I would have someone else fix it LOL.

    Just curious what the OP decided to do.

    Yesterday I took out the dremel and carefully ground it flat and then hand drilled the shank to accommodate the stem. I also put a slight bend in the stem. It smokes great but needs to be prettied up a bit before I post pics. I'm thinking of an acrylic band between shank and stem.

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    Glad to hear you're making progress. Am anxious to see how it looks!

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    glad you were able to make the repair to your pipe sir.

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    That is no bueno, hope see pics of the fixed pipe.

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    This is what I have so far. I just need to get some acrylic to finish it off.

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    Lookin' good! Have you considered wood instead of Lucite for the ferrule?

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    I didn't consider wood because i want to put a bright blue or green piece in there. Maybe emerald green since it's a pete.

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    Well it looks like you have done a good job so far.

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    Looks like you are doing a fabulous job. Keep at it!

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    If you haven't gotten the band off yet and don't want the piece it's attached to you could boil it in water for 20 minutes at a time to loosen the glue. It's looking like a nice fix and I think bright green will look great with the dark wood.

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    @eibhir
    Thanks for the recommendation on getting the band off.

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    Be careful with boiling a rubber stem.

    From Reborn Pipes: "Hot water plus vulcanite is a recipe for oxidation. The heat and the water cause oxidation to raise its ugly head. It seems like the oxidation just leaps to the surface as soon as the water gets hot and touches the vulcanite ... solving one issue, you create a second issue – the removal of oxidation. If you are comfortable with the process of removing oxidation then the method is very usable and it works. If you are not comfortable with that process be forewarned it will oxidize your vulcanite stems."

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    Let me know if it works for you. I would normally use a heat gun but the piece is so short you could damage something. It would definitely be best to remove the stem first.

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    The stem was already removed and when i bent it there was a ton of oxidation. It was nothing that some oxiclean soak a.d magic eraser couldn't remove as you can see from the pics. I will try boiling the broken part to get the band, maybe get it sized to fit my finger.

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