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Kaywoodie drinkless stems crooked

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  • Started 6 years ago by sjfine
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  1. sjfine

    sjfine

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    I just picked up my second Kaywoodie drinkless, both used. The stems on both are crooked (a bit) as if the previous owner over-screwed them and the metal insert (in the shank) rotated to the right a bit. Can anyone suggest a way to fix this?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. crpntr1

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    Welcome in. Easy fix, heat the point where metal and stem meet for a few seconds with a lighter, then gently and carefully twist let cool a few minutes then put together, if not correct yet start over.

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    One was harder than the other, but I did it. And without breaking anything.

    Thanks.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    This is an idea that I will have to remember.

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    I just hold the stem upside down. Trickle of few drops of Olive Oil around tenon, let sit for a few minutes, screw it in pipe until it lines up.

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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I guess I'm an idiot, but a lucky one. I just grabbed the stinger with some pliers and twisted it back!

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