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Cavalier pipes: anything to be aware of?

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Dave Dueck, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Dave Dueck

    Dave Dueck Member

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    I bought a very nice-looking Vuillard & Strauss 'Bruyere Garantie' on eBay. I understand these types of pipes have drains for moisture and are very cool, dry and smooth smokes. I'm excited for it to arrive but I'm wondering how/if the drain will change the maintenance of the pipe. How are these types of pipe cleaned?
     
  2. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

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    Pics! Then you're question gets answered :P
    Honestly I have no idea regarding maintenance for that kind of pipe, but none of the less.. PICS!!!
     
  3. Wicker Man

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    My Bewlay couldn't be simpler, unscrew trap - shake, pass pipe cleaner down stem, pass pipe cleaner through from bowl, run pipe cleaner into trap, wipe all with a square of kitchen roll and screw trap back on.
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    cheers Wicker Man
     
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  4. Old Ted

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    change oil and filter at 10,000m and use correct torque setting for that drain plug!:ohyh:
     
  5. Wicker Man

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    80/ft lbs. or when your elbow clicks ! :whis:
     
  6. krusty

    krusty Active Member

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    I saw the pics of that pipe in t'other thread Dave, great looking cav at a killer price.
    And WM has it covered with cleaning but the bit about passing the pipe cleaner through from the bowl really threw me for a curve when I got my little Cavalier sometime back. Hadn't given the design of a cav with respect to passing a cleaner any thought til' I had one I my hands. Sad to say that it took me about 4 or 5 attempts at trying to go from the shank into the bowl before I had my Duh moment!
    Hope yours smokes as well for ya as mine does for me (-:
     
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  7. Dave Dueck

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    Thanks for the tips! Here are some relevant pics for those interested:

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  8. AussieTX

    AussieTX Active Member

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    That is one funky looking pipe.
     
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  9. davidmackv

    davidmackv Active Member

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    Nice looking pipe. The drain plug makes it look a little "different".
     
  10. jediknight129

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    hows it smoke I'm kinda looking at one now.
     
  11. Raffxr7

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    My "wine" pipe and other "hunter" pipes have a similar stem to your cavalier, I hope yours is a better material than mine.
     
  12. PipeLotus

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    That mouth piece shape looks mighty uncomftorable.
     
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  13. Dave Dueck

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    It's not arrived in the post yet, but after it arrives, I'll give it a hearty inspection and test and deliver my report here. :)
     
  14. Raffxr7

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    Oh! I almost forgot. I put a rubber softee bit on my mouthpiece that is similar to yours, and it was then clenchable. I hate the rubber bits, but it beats the hard plastic bit.
     
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