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My GBD, Not a great smoker anymore!!

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  • Started 6 years ago by sjpipesmoker
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  1. sjpipesmoker

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    There was a thread named, "show us your GBD's" --->Fourm here and I was gonna post mine. I got it all cleaned and polished and then this happened!

    It's a Pinner Giant and was a great smoker.

    My first thought was...Oh SH!T, 2nd thought, get the crazy glue, then it sunk in that I can't use crazy glue...

    Does anyone know if there is something I can buy at a hardware store to fix this, Or would I have to send it to a professional?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. topd

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    Dang! Maybe you should send it out to someone. I don't think glue is gonna do it for the stem.

    Steve 'Top' Downey
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    USMC - Retired
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. garyovich

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    Walker Briar Works. Sorry, that looks like a heartbreaker. I have a pipe with a particularly delicate sized tenon, I've broken and replaced the stem in that pipe almost as many times as I've smoked it. Good luck.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. tbradsim1

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    TopD you can try Floyd Norwood and his wife , I have used them for stem repairs and xtra stems, good,fast,cheap, and just down right good country folks. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. ssjones

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    Walker charges around $30 for a new stem, that one looks worth saving. He also sells a Delrin plug, that is drilled to accept a threaded tenon insert back into the vulcanite stem. You just have to drill and tap the stem to accept the insert.

    Al

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. cortezattic

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    I think it's definitely worth the repair costs. The roundel from the old stem could probably be moved to
    the replacement stem as well. Costs pale in comparison to the value -- especially if it's a good smoker.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. papipeguy

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    Worth saving? Yes, although I believe that the rondelle is not brass but, from the picture, imprinted as are the later pipes. I can vouch for Floyd Norwood's work. He's rescued a few of my pipes.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. fnord

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    Got to save it, man. A thirty buck repair is more than acceptable for an excellent smoker.

    It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says - like dumb - I'm smart and I want respect!
    Fredo Corleone
    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. irishflake

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    AGGGGH! My sympathies! I dread such a mishap!

    "Mount quickly and ride! There is a miasma over this village!"
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Some years ago, I dropped my beautiful Peterson 264 on a cement floor, where it landed just right to break the P-lip stem right off at the silver band. This was a high-end Pete and a very expensive pipe for me at the time. I called Wally Frank, who had sold me the pipe and decided to have them fit a new P-lip. $15 and a couple weeks later I got it back. I am smoking it now -- and often congratulate myself for getting it fixed.

    I agree with folks here -- have a reputable craftsman repair your GBD.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. keith929

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    +1 on Walker Briar Works.

    A smart man learns from the mistakes of others.
    A wise man learns from his own.
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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Sorry man

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  13. shawn622

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    DOH!!! I did that to the second pipe I ever bought. It is a crappy ole basket pipe though. I'd talk to Lonestar. He makes fantastic pipes and his prices are awesome. Maybe he can help you out.

    There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
    -Moliere
    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. mrenglish

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    Definitely worth the repair. Plus, the new stem and tenon will be stronger than the original. It is worth the investment if you like the pipe.

    Michael
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I had the same exact thing happen to my favorite pipe! Still sitting with the others, broken. Too cheap of a pipe to send it out.

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    Walker Briar Works.

    They did a complete restem on my GBD Congress, and floated the logo onto the new stem properly.

    "To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there."
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Dave@ Walker said he doesnt have any more brass rondells. But he can swap in a donor if you have one.

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    sorry for bad luck sjpipesmoker, i know you can have just the tendon repaired instead of a full stem repalcment. i have had only tendons relaced.

    take care.
    mike.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. fshu2

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    i would say that is absolutely worth taking to get fixed

    Posted 6 years ago #

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