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dog_park_piper

Can't Leave
Jun 15, 2021
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The Woodlands, TX
I've seen enough warnings online against storing pipes bowl side up on a rack that it warrants bringing it up in the forum.

I have some bent briars that only fit in the wood rack I have if they are placed from the top down.

Do we think this leads to moisture not leaving the bowl well enough?

Or is this a pipe myth?
 
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OverMountain

Lifer
Dec 5, 2021
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I’ve never heard this. The only thing I could think would be collection of dust in the bowl right side up.

Without solar or some other type of heating wouldn’t moisture in the bowl be drawn towards a desiccant or other dryer substance in the vicinity?
 
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RookieGuy80

Part of the Furniture Now
Jul 6, 2023
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I clean my pipes after using them and then store them upside down. I haven't had anything bad happen, no mouthful of tobacco juice or ash, no funky smells or tastes. And I keep them where there's plenty of air circulating. The only difference I've seen is it's easier to get them in and out of the rack. But, as always, YMMV.
 

Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
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Do we think this leads to moisture not leaving the bowl well enough?
If you thoroughly clean them after smoking there won't be any moisture left to worry about. I haven't used racks for several years now and just lay them on their sides with no issue. At one time I used this rack and it worked fine.

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dog_park_piper

Can't Leave
Jun 15, 2021
483
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The Woodlands, TX
If you thoroughly clean them after smoking there won't be any moisture left to worry about. I haven't used racks for several years now and just lay them on their sides with no issue. At one time I used this rack and it worked fine.

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Good to hear.

If I use pipe cleaners to remove moisture from inside the pipe before racking upside down, then there's not going to be enough moisture left over to "flow" any one direction.
 

Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
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109,233
Good to hear.

If I use pipe cleaners to remove moisture from inside the pipe before racking upside down, then there's not going to be enough moisture left over to "flow" any one direction.
Don't forget to wipe out the chamber with a paper towel. Regular full cleanings negates the need for resting a pipe as well. Orientation on a rack isn't going to affect the pipe at all. Just one more pipe myth.
 

sablebrush52

The Bard Of Barlings
Jun 15, 2013
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I've seen enough warnings online against storing pipes bowl side up on a rack that it warrants bringing it up in the forum.

I have some bent briars that only fit in the wood rack I have if they are placed from the top down.

Do we think this leads to moisture not leaving the bowl well enough?

Or is this a pipe myth?
It’s just another myth. Anyone who believes this is simple in the head.