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Looking for Pipe Repair Shop Contact Info - charred pipe chamber

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    I recall seeing the names of a few repair shops referenced in pipe repair threads here but I can't seem to locate them now. Can someone provide some references, please?

    My estate pipe has a charred/burnt chamber and I'd like to repair it with pipe mud/cement and finish it off with a carbon coating. I'd like to attempt this myself, however, I'm also considering sending it to an expert. I'd like to contact a repairman and discuss this.

    thanks.

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    After reading several good reviews and seeing their/his work, I've sent a pipe off to Ric at Briarville.

    briarville

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    As Mike stated, Briarville. I have 4 in there at this moment. Link for Briarville

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    Thanks!

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    George Dibos has done this exact repair for me on several vintage pipes. He uses a silicate coating of his devising that works great. He's also a member here, so you can contact him via pm.

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    Both references are top notch.

    Could you please post photos showing the chamber?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    This is how the pipe looked when I got it. I have since applied a coating to the interior of powdered sugar mixed with water then smoked it numerous time to try to build up the cake. I'm still not satisfied with the interior geometry of the shank-side chamber wall because it had lost material due to reaming and was charred. I'd like to determine if it is possible to "rebuild" the interior with pipe mud/cement to re-establish a proper geometry.

    (first time posting pics...let's see what happens)





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    Pipe mud is a less robust approach than either silicate or pipe cement. Any way that you decide to go about it, it's important to smoke very slowly, such that the bowl isn't getting too warm during the smoke while you build up that cake. You don't want to overheat an already structurally compromised surface while you build up a heat insulator.

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    A paste of Carbon dust (activated carbon) and Sour Cream (makes the carbon dust adhere and burns off/carbonizes when smoked).

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    Another method to get carbon coating the walls is to wet the chamber, fill it with granulated sugar. Pour out. Let it dry. Load very carefully so as to not disturb the coating. Smoke gently and fully. This will build a strong bit of cake. Repeat as necessary.

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    "Another method to get carbon coating the walls is to wet the chamber, fill it with granulated sugar. Pour out. Let it dry. Load very carefully so as to not disturb the coating. Smoke gently and fully. This will build a strong bit of cake. Repeat as necessary."

    Cool.
    Never heard that one.
    Learn something every day.
    I remember honey, grape jelly yada yada.

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