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Happening NOW: Pipe Retorts on Ebay

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  • Started 5 years ago by sailorjeremy
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  1. sailorjeremy

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    So I looked up retorts today on eBay (as I randomly do because they're not always there) and I came across these. They appear to be pretty decent quality and for $20 you cant go wrong. It also helps support the Wounded Warrior project so you KNOW I'm all in! I know we don't really come across retort kits too often so if some of you who don't have one are in the market, now is a pretty good time. Just a heads up

    eBay: $20 Pipe Retort

    I'd like to note that I do not have any affiliation with the seller and that although I am a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, I do not have any direct affiliation with them either. I'm just doing my duty as a fellow pipe smoker and letting you guys know that they are there.

    ~ Jeremy "Doc"

    "This is not recreation, this is therapy. This is essential... I consider the tobacco I put in my pipe all the grief and suffering. And I will burn it.”- US Navy Chaplain (RET) A.P. Sholtes
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  2. sablebrush52

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    Don't we get enough retorts in this here forum?

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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  3. sailorjeremy

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    Yea we should advertise. Overstocked: Come NOW and get your free retorts!

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    I picked one up a little while ago. Still haven't used it yet, but I'd expect to soon. I have several estates that could use it.

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    I am the captain of my soul."
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    Pipe shank brush and alcohol will do all my pipe cleaning job for me.

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    @dread- Same here. I have a "few" estates that are going to need some TLC when I get back from Japan.

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    I've purchased two from the Gent and they are great little kits. I've used retorts and I've used a brush with alcohol. Both give good results but the retort wins.....just less convenient.

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    I just took delivery of one of these yesterday. It's a very good little kit, exactly as shown. You get one test tube, but TWO stoppers with hi-temp rubber hose, and those are the parts that making your own retort so frustrating.

    See, most of these parts are only available in lots of ten or fifty. Unless you can find a source to get them by smaller lots, you'll quickly spend way more than twenty clams and have a whole lot of materials left over. Much easier to deal with this gent AND support a cause.

    Yes, one COULD go into business and under-cut him by a fair amount, but do you really want to be that kind of guy?

    Haven't used it yet and don't know the seller, tho he goes live fairly close.

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    If you do any estate restores at all, the $20 kit on ebay is awesome. It's amazing how much gunk will come out of a pipe you otherwise thought was clean an ready to go.

    Mike
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    Wow, I can't believe this guy is allowing people to make an offer. Not only is he donating to the wounded warrior project, but he's got the patience to put up with yahoos offering him 50% of his asking price.

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  11. mso489

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    If you're into restoring estate pipes at all, this looks like a must-have outfit, at that price. Or even
    if you are contemplating trying restoring an estate pipe or two. I only hope they include good
    instructions. Mine are all "one-owner estate pipes" (me) so I maintain but don't restore 'em.

    Posted 5 years ago #

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