Pipes Magazine » Pipe Repair and Maintenance

Search Forums  
   
Tags:   

What Is This Hole?

(23 posts)
  • Started 1 year ago by addamsruspipe
  • Latest reply from joeman
  1. addamsruspipe

    addamsruspipe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Trying to be clean here. I got this estate Comoy's second and noticed that it has a hole in it(and no I do not mean the tobacco chamber). On the top side of the shank closer to bowl is a perfectly round hole. It has no discoloration around it, it perfectly round and is centered right on the center of the top of the shank. It seems to be too perfectly round and centered on the top to be a burn through or an accident. Any ideas out there.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. mikethompson

    mikethompson

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 3,418

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Are you sure its from the factory?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. addamsruspipe

    addamsruspipe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Not sure when it occurred. It's very possible some one could have drilled it after the factory. I am assuming it is artificial as it is too perfectly round and centered to be accidental. I looked down the shank with my pen light and as best I can tell it does not go all the way through. But with that location it is somewhat hard to be sure. Just Can't imagine why someone would drill a hole there.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. mso489

    mso489

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2013
    Posts: 24,855

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I don't know so I'll guess. It was where some retailer fastened some sort of logo that fell off. Or, it was some pipe owner's idea of modifying the draw, maybe to decrease moisture?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,504

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Does it go through to the airway?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. addamsruspipe

    addamsruspipe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I looked with a pen light and could not tell. The location is just hard to see if it does go all the way through. I did fill the stummel with everclear and then sealed the top of the bowl and the shank and shook it up creating pressure and nothing came out the hole. Though it is possible even likely that the hole is gunked up in the air passage as I have not cleaned it yet.
    -
    Sound like I need to get it cleaned up and then see if it goes all the way through. The idea that someone drilled a hole to modify the draft while sounding silly to me is the only thing that sort of makes sense.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. saltedplug

    saltedplug

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2016
    Posts: 1,913

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Perhaps somewhere in the pipe's history someone felt it proved the draw or that it helped with gurgle, etc.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. workman

    workman

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2018
    Posts: 1,533

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    It´s a whistle

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. spartan99

    spartan99

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2017
    Posts: 469

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    It's the laziest EA Carey hack of all time.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. herrpfeifen

    herrpfeifen

    New Member
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 33

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Carburetor?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. cortezattic

    Cortez

    A part of the problem since he ...
    Joined: Nov 2009
    Posts: 14,124

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Stick something in it to make a conversation piece out of it (altho it already is, isn't it).

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. addamsruspipe

    addamsruspipe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Maybe it's a blowhole. When your breathing out you get smoke out two holes. Which really sounds dirty.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. User has not uploaded an avatar

    aldecaker

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2015
    Posts: 4,451

    online

    Login to Send PM

    Yarr. Blowhole.

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. seacaptain

    seacaptain

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 1,866

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Someone trached the pipe when it was gurgling.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. aro222

    aro222

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 412

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I have a sav with an emblem in that exact location. It is held in by 2 tiny pins that sit tight into the stem.
    Perhaps at one point there was something there and it has fallen out?

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. aro222

    aro222

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 412

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,532

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    The discoloration around the blow hole suggests an emblem was attached. But a unique piece it is!

    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.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. anthonyrosenthal74

    anthonyrosenthal74

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2013
    Posts: 7,197

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'm with the others thinking a pin of sorts was attached at some point. Such as a lapel pin or similar. My company gives them out after every few years you work with them, 5 years, 8 years, 10 years, etc., etc. Maybe it was a gift from a company he worked for, that did something similar and they or the original owner stuck the pin to the pipe.

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. mikethompson

    mikethompson

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 3,418

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Just a little reminder that estate pipes sometimes live a whole lifetime before they get to us.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. agnosticpipe

    Orley

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Nov 2013
    Posts: 2,613

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Sorry, but I'm going to have to comment too. It's probably a L' Anatra pipe, and that was where the little duck head went.

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. cossackjack

    cossackjack

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 763

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Alien implant.
    Your pipe had been abducted.

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
    Specialization is for insects!" - Robert Heinlein
    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. addamsruspipe

    addamsruspipe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 383

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    There is evidence that aliens smoke pipes.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. joeman

    joeman

    Member
    Joined: Mar 2016
    Posts: 297

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I know what this potentially is, I've seen a lot of them. I've tracked several back to BODA Pipe, here in Greenville, SC. For decades, they've added their own form of a carburetor to the top of the pipe shank by drilling that tiny hole...right in that exact spot. It's supposed to introduce a pinhole worth of cool air to the smoke as it passes thru the shank (to help make the smoke cool /dry). They still do this today. If it were mine, I'd be patching it. But it won't hurt anything at all; tons of their customers love it.

    JoeMan
    Posted 1 year ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   lukester, didimauw, aldecaker, emile7, tbradsim1, acidpox, sholto, morgansteele, marc75, olkofri, jiminks