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Really Resiliant Ghost Causing Major Issues

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  • Started 1 year ago by joshwolftree
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  1. joshwolftree

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    So I picked up a small fruit wood pipe on E-bay for a coupla bucks after shipping. I thought the bowl size would be perfect for work breaks. I went through my standard ream to bare wood, lodge a rum soaked cleaner in the stem clean up, unfortunately the stem is also wood and fixed permanently to the pipe so a soak isn't an option. Well I finally tried to light it up yesterday. I noticed a slight strange flavor lent to the tobacco and chalked this up to the charring of the wood from bare wood. Then about halfway through the first smoke I started to get a horrible migraine. Since it's a tobacco I'm familiar with and smoke frequently(blackhouse), the only thing I can think of is that the pipe is experiencing ghosting ghosting from a previous owner. I'm thinking it was used for other than tobacco. I've come to this thought since it's causing the same symptoms as when I consume tetrahydrocannabinol. (mild to sever headache,dizziness, and nausea) I'm giving the bare uncharred wood a salt treatment tonight. Just wondering if anyone else has any super cleanup techniques that may help with this? If it doesn't work I'll be looking to get rid of a tiny pipe, or using it for fire wood.

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    A fruitwood pipe? You can get a little briar for a couple bucks.

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    Yeah well it was like three bucks after shipping and I liked the little gecko mother of pearl inlay on the bowl

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    I'd throw it away and get a cob.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    yeah I have some cobs it was the smallness of the pipe that I liked, and in it's defense if it weren't giving me migraines it smokes better that I've gotten out of that size cobs

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    I wouldn't take the chance in the first place. Anyway, good luck with it.

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    One thought is a retort treatment. The second is an activated carbon treatment. Greg Pease wrote an article on it on the blog here on PM.

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    Here's GLP's article on using activated charcoal to rid a pipe of ghosting that Greg mentioned.

    http://www.glpease.com/Articles/Spot.html

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    just use it a few times, smoking it will get the ghosts out easier than anything else.

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    I would carve the name "Rad Davis" in the shank and then sell it to Cgrmaster for $200.

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    I would carve the name "Rad Davis" in the shank and then sell it to Cgrmaster for $200.

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    Sorry Cigrmaster - that joke was too hard to resist

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    Maybe if you ream it a bit past bare wood and open up the stem a bit you can remove the affected portion. Sorry it gives you headaches, it sounds like a real beauty.

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