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Filter stuck in a corn cob

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  1. punkpiper

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    Recently I had to turn to using RYO type filters in my corn cob, having run out of the falcon international ones I was using. This was working fine til last friday when the filter got stuck in the stem of the cob. I've tried to retrieve it with my pipe tool to no joy. Would anyone have any advice for it? I would throw it out but I've only got this and my churchwarden at the minute and thats not suited to aromatics, so I need to get this smoking again. (I'm also aware I'll get disparaged for using a filter. I dont like chewing tobacco and getting a jet of hot air when I'm smoking, so sue me.)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. unclearthur

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    Paper clip . Straighten it out and put a little hook on the end. slide it up alongside the filter and hook it out.

    If at first you don't succeed you are running about average.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. thesmokindragon

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    no good can come of filters

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  4. pawpaw

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    have you tried soaking it?may be able to get it wet enuff to poke it out with a pipe cleaner and FYI Doc grabow filters work in cobs as well

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. smokindawg

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    First thing I do when I get a cob is remove the filter before the first smoke. I would think soaking the filter would make it even harder to remove, as it will probably swell even more.

    What I would try is inserting a sheetrock screw into the filter and then pull it out. And of course, then never replace the filter.

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. papipeguy

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    Good ideas. Once you get it out don't use filters. I chuck mine the minute I get a pipe that has one.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. romeowood

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    Don't listen to 'em punkpiper. About chucking the filter, that is. I have dozens of filter pipes of different varieties, about 65% of my collections are filtered in fact, and I love every one of them. It's all about your preference, and if you've found what you like and can adjust your smoking to it, then all the better for you.

    And it sounds like using a small screw as a corkscrew would be your safest & easiest remedy for removal.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. baronsamedi

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    Get unclearthur to make you a new stem. I love the unclearthur stem on my cob.

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  9. thesmokindragon

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    say that again baron, can't wait to get that new fire swirl stem from him to install on my brand-new MM-Egg cob

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. harrier52

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    Meh i used filters depending on the pipe but i use the balsa ones from savinelli.

    "The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected..."

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. markw4mms

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    The only filtered pipe I smoke are Savinelli's with the balsa wood filters, I can't stand paper filters in a pipe.

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    - Benjamin Franklin
    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. seanz

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    To Be honest i have never heard of a filter in a pipe. is this like those stinger things?

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    Give me the weed, the fragrant weed, My wearied brain to calm; In a wreath of smoke, while I crack my joke, I'll find a healing balm.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. schmitzbitz

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    The only filtered pipe I smoke are Savinelli's with the balsa wood filters, I can't stand paper filters in a pipe.

    Yes, but replace Savinelli with Brigham for me. Other filter pipes get cut down Brigham filters to reduce the draw to something I can't park my truck in/suck entire flakes through (cobs).

    To Be honest i have never heard of a filter in a pipe. is this like those stinger things? [:?:]

    Sean; 6mm paper (or balsa) filters fit inside the tenon, as the smoke passes over the cardboard baffles (or porous wood), it condenses and absorbs some of the tars/liquid/nasty-crap. There are also 9mm activated charcoal (or, once again, balsa) filter pipes; the theory is the same, but with charcoal as opposed to paper. The biggest draw-back of filter pipes is that you cannot pass a pipe-cleaner with them in.
    Enter the Brigham filter - a tube of rock-maple with an aluminum "gromet" (for lack of a better word) at one end. Once again, as the smoke passes over the aluminum/maple, it cools and any nastyness is soaked up by the maple, but being drilled through, they do accept a pipe-cleaner.

    The balsa (Sav.) and maple (Brigham) filters also have the added advantage of being re-usable; a quick rinse under the tap, a few hours drying time, and you are ready to go (for 30 odd smokes), while the paper filters turn disgusting rather quickly. I can't speak for the 9mm filters, as I don't actually have any pipes that will accept these!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. portascat

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    damn cob smokers at it again.....

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. seanz

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    Ahh i see thanks

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. juozapas

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    Filters are good...no ooowie gooowies and less icky tar.

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  17. bubbadreier

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    I for one see no need for filters and I have tried many times to like them... It just isn't for me!

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

    "There’s truth in the statement that pipe tobacco will never be any less expensive than it is today, so think of your cellar as a cost averaged investment" - G.L. Pease
    Posted 7 years ago #

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