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Things to do after your pipe fall inside a toilet

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    A couple of weeks ago, my pipe fell inside a toilet, while I was having a drink in a bar. Well, I wasn't drinking in that precise moment, but sure you know what I mean.

    The fact was that the toilet wasn't "used" yet when that horrible thing happened, but it wasn't cleaner than any toilet else in a bar. So I closed my eyes, grabbed the pipe from the toilet, put the pipe under the tap water for a while and dried the wood with my clothes. After this I decided not to smoke anymore in that pipe, at least until I find a solution to clean it in a proper way.

    But I'm not sure about it and I have a couple of questions:
    Is the pipe inexorably ruined?
    If it still isn't, is it possible to properly clean the pipe after that "accident" without ruin the pipe?

    If anyone can help me with this, I would be grateful. Thanks.

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    my sister has lost more cell phones that way.
    grandaughter put several of my pipes in the dishwasher because she thought they were 'dirty'.
    thanks god she didnt know how to turn it on.

    water being clean or not i would be inclined to think just a simple rince and let dry would work.
    ive had several pipes get soaked in salt/brackish water while fishing. even from rain with no ill effects.
    hope this helps and good luck.

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    Bah, I thought this was going to be one of those fun game threads where everyone lists funny examples of what they would do. Ah well, I would think some high proof spirits through the shank and bowl would sanitize it fairly well, same thing with inside and outside of the plastic stem. As for the pipes exterior, no alcohol, maybe a gentle soap and wipe with warm water?

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    I would do a alcohol/cotton ball treatment. If there are any germs or trapped moister the alcohol would displace it, also eliminate any germs.

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    In a similar vein to brewshooter's suggesion; a good "sanitizing" cleaning would be in order.
    I would give it the best cleaning it is likely to ever have... just to be on the safe side.


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    Flush!

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    oh lord, i thought this thread was going to be about some kind of itch or rash after having your pipe in a strange toilet

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    [A couple of weeks ago, my pipe fell inside a toilet, while I was having a drink in a bar]

    next time you'll know better than to let your pipe go the restroom alone.

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    "things to do when your pipe falls in the toilet"

    sounds like a good title for the next cheech and chong movie.

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    Damn that blends smells good, what is it ?
    Well its part 1Q and part Ty-D-Bowl

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    Thanks for the answers. Especially for the conclusion of not letting the pipe go alone to the restroom. That's something to take care about.

    But I was thinking... in case of using alcohol inside the pipe's bowl, wouldn't add it a bad taste to the pipe when you light it?

    Sometimes I have considered boiling the pipe, like the pacifiers of babies, but the wood would finish broken, right?

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    If you use a good high quality alcohol like Bacardi 151 or Everclear it will evaporate with no smell or taste. Just let the pipe rest a few days after the treatment, all will be good.

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    1. Curse...Loudly.
    2. Do a lost pet/pee pee dance.
    3. Set face to grim determination and grab pipe quickly from bowl like ninja.
    4. Shake excess water onto the walls, being sure to add a few more curses.
    5. Talk to pipe and apologize for the blatant missuse.
    6. Scold for jumping out of mouth or hand.
    7. Dry it off and stick it in pocket.
    8. Compose self and try not to cry.
    9. Exit restroom, cursing a little more.
    10. Ask bartender for some strong stuff and clean pipe at bar.

    Southerners don't talk slow because they're dumb, we do it because there's really no rush.
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    Ask bartender for some strong stuff and clean pipe at bar

    That sounds about right!!

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    Sell it on e-Bay and buy yourself a new pipe from Cup O'Joes.

    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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    Sell it on e-Bay and buy yourself a new pipe from Cup O'Joes

    ah geeze, i just bought a pipe on ebay a few minutes ago

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    Clean, clean clean, and if it still tastes like s--t, FLUSH,FLUSH,FLUSH!!!

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    Tear in my beer moment no country music needed. I'd clean and never ever tell anyone what happened. My friends would always use as a reason to explain why I'm full of **@#.

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    A good cleaning with 151 will kill any germs, clean it, let it dry, and smoke it. A good strong Latakia will help with the urinal cake taste.

    Mason

    And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman. - Anthony Trollope
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    Get on your knees and thank the Lord that the toilet wasn't full of...

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    Thank God that it was not still in Your mouth.

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    [A good strong Latakia will help with the urinal cake taste.]

    always keep katakia round just for those special occassions.

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    Let it air dry for a couple days and let my good buddy Fullbent haggle me way down so that he feels like he got a really good deal…

    As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
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    noom,you opened a can of worms on this post,and I really mean can!

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    Gift it to someone you don't really care for.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    ebay is the best answer, yet.

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    here's to hoping one bowl didn't give the other ghosting issues!

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    I'm sorry, I just have to

    (I would never use that pipe again, personally)

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    After all of the cleaning and smoking Latakia, you may want to sanitize your mouth with some of the 151 as well...just to be on the safe side

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    clean it once, clean it twice, clean it a third time, a fourth and fifth and a sixth time...keep cleaning it....clean the crap out of it!!!

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    If one of mine ever takes a dunk in a beer-joint sh*%ter...it's a gone motor-scooter!

    I could never again put the stem in my mouth without thinking about where it'd been.

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    Say a prayer of thanks for being so well endowed.

    Oh, wait, wrong pipe - my bad...

    Seriously though, I would probably retire the smoker from my collection, not because a good salt and alcohol treatment wouldn't kill anything, but because, like Tommy said, I would have a hard time not thinking about where its been.

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    Yeah, I couldnt smoke that pipe again...
    I think Ace57 had the best advice

    Thank God that it was not still in Your mouth.

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    was it breathing on its own or did you have to perform cpr?
    there are custom fit life preservers for pipes you know. can buy one at walmart. cheap too.

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    The 1st bowl said hell bitch you look good i'm coming for a close up the other bowl said f%*k off your choking me

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    i've heard of people droping there false teeth in the toilet.

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    i've heard of people droping there false teeth in the toilet.

    Been there and done that!!

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    Dry off the pipe and fill it with Mixture #79. You shouldn't be able to tell any difference.

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    Things to do after your pipe fall inside a toilet

    If you are from the south, you just pick it back up and put it in your mouth and consider it seasoned.

    “Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating.”
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    there you go.

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    If you are from the south, you just pick it back up and put it in your mouth and consider it seasoned

    I'm from the South and find that a little offensive! Why say something like that yank?

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    atleast you dropped it in clean water with maybe just a trace of tidy bowl.
    can you immagine dropping it in a porta potty??? come out the door with blue arms up to your armpits. dripping all over your shirt and pants and shoes. poop under your fingernails and if youre lucky, a blue pipe. if not lucky and come out empty handed. now that would bring stares of wonder. atleast if you came out all blue with your pipe people could think, oh, i understand what happened. poor fellow must have dropped his pipe in the porta potty. might be best to just jump in and go for it.
    moral of the story....never ever go in a porta potty with out goggles and snorkle.
    and all this happened at the state fair.
    bummer.
    always smoke your good pipes at home and carry two knockers with you. one for the porta potty and one for you. face it, there are better ways of breaking in a new pipe.

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    When I was in a remote safehouse in Najaf Iraq I dropped my only toothbrush in a toilet. Sometimes you just have put your feelings aside and do the only thing you can:)

    I second not telling anyone.

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    The top of your last soda can was likelier more dirty than fresh toilet water.... unless someone had scarred the toilet:(

    One more encouraging thought.... my dog loves toilet water, and she seems to be ok.

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    I'm from the South and find that a little offensive! Why say something like that yank?

    My bad, I must have still had one left over in the chamber from the stereotypes and cob threads and it went off accidently. Does this mean you aren't sending me that Ashton?

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    I think the 5 second rule would apply to the bowl, just let it dry. As to the stem, clean with everclear.

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    I don't think I have never heard of a better reason than to buy a new pipe than this one! Trash the old one and move on!

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    ATLEAST THE SERVERS DIDN'T GET THE CLASSIC POST OF ALL TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for all the answers, even the serious ones, I've had a funny time reading all that.

    Sooo... the conclusion is that there isn't a conclusion, right? I'll probably clean the pipe with alcohol and then wait until that part of its life gets erased from my memory. Then I suppose I'll be able to smoke in it without problem.

    Thanks again!

    PD: I'm selling a pipe on eBay, if anyone is interested...

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    maybe....message me

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    I know have a friend over for some beers bring out some pipes and baccy and let him smoke the crap out of it, bam Your pipe is ready for You.

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    I would just rinse the pipe off, dry thoroughly and sanitize the stem before smoking.

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    Throw it away!!! haha I would actually let it dry out!

    Mason jars and bale top jars, mason jars and bale top jars.... that is all!

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    I just stumbled on this thread. Man too funny! It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "I just bought another crappy pipe off of eBay".

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    I was wondering who resurrected this thread. It was funny. We had "pipe in the toilet" jokes for about a week on here.

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    My youngest took one of my pipes and washed it out for me. lol I'm just putting mine in a warm dry place for about a month. I would just rinse it off, take it apart and do the same if you like it.

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    This thread is cracking me up.Makes you wonder about some of those estate pipes floating around out there.Get it floating around?

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    Just remember next time Cortez complains that he doesn't' buy estate pipes because someone suggesteed reselling the toilet pipe, it was Cortez himself that suggested that!

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    Haha

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    i think i may never buy another estate pipe. if i dropped a pipe in a toilet at a bar i'd never be able to bring it to my mouth again. if it was my own toilet - maybe. just the thought of it is = ugh.

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    The real lesson here is that noom disappeared after this incident.

    One can only assume he smoked the pipe and died from a horrible infection.

    Poor, poor noom.

    Next time one goes in the thunder bowl....remember the fate of poor old noom.

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    FLOATING AROUND!! I get it.

    Seriously though, if the original poster is still keeping track of this, Walker Briar Works has a service where they blast your pipe with O3 (ozone) and that kills everything from what I've read. I'm not affiliated with them but I thought you should know.

    Also, if I were you, I would brush my teeth and triple Listerine after every time I smoked that thing again.

    My cell phone has gone in the toilet before but it was my toilet and I've cultivated a situation where no one calls me.

    Things to consider.

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    I am the same.I do not think I could put it in my mouth after being in a public toilet mainly because everytime I looked at the pipe I would see it floating in the toilet lol.Just think about the toilet scene in Dumb&Dumber.That could have happened just moments and a couple of flushes before you dropped your pipe in there.

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    OMG mlaug your killing me! Poor poor noom!

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    EBAY! Stuff like this has probably happened to my pipes. Cool thing is I have no rcolection of it, and I like them all. Make some one else happy. Sell it.

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    Aye... There once was a lad named noom, who dropped his pipe in a bathroom, he said with a grin, while wiping his chin.... "I must buy a new pipe real soon"

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    Just smoke the s#!t out of it.

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    HaHaaaa! Good Morning Laugh! (Woke the Girls up).

    Makes you wonder about those estate pipe, doesn't it?

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