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    I am wanting to buy a peterson system pipe, but I would like to know if cleaning is difficult, and if the smoke is any different then a traditional peterson. Is there also a difference between standard and premier systems??

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    Great questions. I can share one of the best videos discussing the cleaning aspect of your post.

    The Stuff & Things Guide to Pipe Smoking - Cleaning a Peterson System Pipe

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    Is cleaning difficult, no I do not think so, I enjoy to smoke and clean my systems pipes - but it must be mentioned that have nothing else to do than smoking and cleaning.
    No difference in smoking qualities between a standard and a premier.

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    Jensen - "difficult" may not be the word, but it is a little more involved than your typical pipe, right?

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    I have all non-system Petes, and find them sturdy no-fuss smokers, just to put in a good word for the non-system pipes. I especially recommend the B-11 brandy in various series and at various price levels. I've only seen it mentioned by one other Forums member, fairly recently, but these are sitters, with ample bowls, but nice light weight for their size. I like the fishtail bits on my Petes.

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    I love Peterson pipes and they make up something like half of my collection. But I have only one system pipe because I just don't like them. I don't think they add much over a well-drilled pipe and they are a little pesky to clean. That said, everyone probably ought to buy and try at least one. You may find you like them.

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    Woopigpiper, of course you are right. But, as I said, I got plenty of time so when I clean a system time goes with that.
    Maybe Peterson systems pipes are for old boys only.

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    Is there also a difference between standard and premier systems??

    The price!
    The Premier System comes in a spectacular briar.
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/peterson-system-premier-313
    http://www.peterson.ie/c/27/premier-quality
    And...
    https://petersonpipenotes.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/64-the-next-gen-system/

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    If I purchased a system pipe say from the 50's would I have to replace any parts on it?? I'm not sure if there are any replaceable parts on these type of pipes.

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    I'm not sure if there are any replaceable parts on these type of pipes.

    No parts. The Peterson System is cut into the bowl itself.
    Scroll down this linked page, and until you come to a System pipe cut-away.
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/show-off-your-petersons-here/page/5

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    Great illustration!

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    Though I have to wonder about the "no nicotine reaching the mouth" bit. Moisture, water, condensate, yes, but nicotine??

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    I can share one of the best videos discussing the cleaning aspect of your post.

    Woopigpiper, thanks for the link, I really enjoy Bradleys videos and reviews. He is meticulous about his cleaning and care for his pipes. I have found that the system pipes are not much harder to clean, I will run a Q-tip in the system chamber when I am done is the only thing I do different from other pipes.
    Pipeude28 They are great smokers I advise picking one up!!

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    pGreat questions. I can share one of the best videos discussing the cleaning aspect of your post.

    The Stuff & Things Guide to Pipe Smoking - Cleaning a Peterson System Pipe

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    I have a Peterson System but have not cleaned out the chamber properly, will do it in future. Although the guy on the YouTube was way too much OCD, feel excessive cleaning is as bad as not cleaning!
    As regards reducing/stopping nicotine being drawn up, not noticed any significant difference, but then one of the things I like smoking for is the nicotine hit!

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    Why are there some system pipes with a metal type cartridge at the bottom of the stem?

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    Why are there some system pipes with a metal type cartridge at the bottom of the stem?

    It is a spigot: a nice variation on the army mount, for fitting the stem into the pipe... covered in one the answers above, and here it is again:
    https://petersonpipenotes.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/64-the-next-gen-system/

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    Just picked up one off the bay. Will restore it when it gets here and then see how it smokes........and cleans.

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    One last thing do any system pipes accept filters?

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    I have several Pete System pipes, and find that they smoke dryer than some other pipes. Yes, they need a couple of extra steps to clean but it doesn't make that much difference. I use a q-tip to clean the tenon and the reservoir in the shank, then use a pipe cleaner to clean the stem and shank draft hole. No big deal, but if anything, the P-lip bothers me more that anything else. I've gotten used to it, but prefer a fishtail bit.

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    I have 8 Peterson System pipes, I enjoy them a lot. I find some tobaccos taste better in System pipes and others taste better in non-System pipes. The smoke is cooler and drier, especially if you pair it with a p-lip. P-lips do two things, 1) aim the smoke at the roof of your mouth 2) they are wider at the bottom than the top, which causes less suction in the bowl. Basically it forces you to slow down your smoking.

    As far as cleaning? Not much different, just swab the reservoir area. If you neglect to clean the reservoir area, and leave it for too long, it can be a real bitch to clean.

    Standard vs. Premier. Standard is basic, decent briar, nickel mount. Premier is a higher grade of briar, and silver mounted.

    System pipes and p-lips, either you love them or hate them, especially the p-lip.


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    Though I have to wonder about the "no nicotine reaching the mouth" bit. Moisture, water, condensate, yes, but nicotine??

    It should have been nicotine juice, I guess.

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    One last thing do any system pipes accept filters?

    Yes.

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    I have two Peterson Systems, and four Savinelli Dry Systems. The Savs take filters, the Petes don't. None are difficult to clean, and the reservoirs do prevent gurgling and do prevent liquid from reaching your mouth. Mine have P-lips, which make them easier to clench with my dentures. These six are my most smoked by far.

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    the Petes don't.

    I have System pipes fitted with 9mm stems by Peterson at the factory:
    Peterson System ($)
    Peterson System Premier ($$)
    Peterson System Deluxe ($$$)

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    You can buy System pipes drilled out for 9mm filters, mostly on overseas sites. Search English and Irish pipe sellers on the web and on the bay and you will see them if you want them. I have multiples of both types, all shape 303. I like the pipes, and I don't get why folks are hassled with cleaning them. Once you finish your regular cleaning, just fold a used pipe cleaner in half, make the crease and the bend tight, and stick it in the reservoir and twist. Takes all of 5 seconds total time and it is done. I like the dry smoking of the pipes.

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    "Just picked up one off the bay. Will restore it when it gets here and then see how it smokes........and cleans."

    St. Peter, hopefully you will perform the latter afore attempting the former

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    My Smoking Shop in the UK stock the 9mm filter type.

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    Panamacharlie, that was a very insightful contribution to which the forum will be eternally grateful

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    Panamacharlie, that was a very insightful contribution to which the forum will be eternally grateful

    Not so fast/sarcastically, Jay.

    Due to an error on the interweb, or just on this ye-olde-type-server,

    P-Charile's comment has been vacated of its contents. His original comment, now blank, was a response to mine.

    He posted a quick note earlier today to say: only his System pipes acquisitions (two, so far...) were non-filtered.

    It is UNFORTUNATE AND QUICK-TRIGGERED that folks here (and elsewhere) like to shoot from the hip.

    Training (vs. bluster) is key.

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    "Training (vs. bluster) is key. [SnowyOwl... SpecialOps, SEAsian theater '71-73]"

    Not so sure I get your point Snowyowl, why is his posting blank? My 'sarcastic' comment was obviously tongue in cheek and not intended to offend. Also not sure of the significance of your employment record but in keeping with the theme below is a little of mine

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