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Dedicated day to clean pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by David Emond, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Do you guys have a dedicated day or night of the week to clean all your pipes?
     
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  2. PipeSimmo

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    I'm cleaning the hell out of each pipe, after every smoke. So all my pipes are very clean at any time. :byg:
     
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  3. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I run pipe cleaners through until they come clean after every smoke. Once every 2-3 months, I put all my pipes in a pile, take them apart and clean them with either bristle pipe cleaners and a shank brush, and usually some vodka. They usually sweeten up considerably after the big cleaning.
     
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  4. PipeSimmo

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    Most of my pipes I haven't smoked 3 months yet - but I guess when it comes to that point - I will do it the same way like Brad does.
     
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  5. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a set time to clean them, I just know when the flavor starts going off a bit on 1-2 pipes, that its time to clean them all. In fact... tomorrow is a pipe cleaning day. ;)
     
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  6. ruffinogold

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    I run cleaners through them as I smoke them and one day it hits me ... jeez , I need to clean and buff the pipes :eek: then it takes me a few days to set aside the time to do a bunch . Sometimes I'll walk up to the barn and clean just one but not often
     
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  7. Buckshot

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    I usually smoke 3-5 bowls in the same pipe then give it a thorough cleaning with pipe sweetener or Everclear before I put it back on the rack. Then I start the whole process over again with a different pipe. The pipe I'm smoking at the time is usually the only unclean pipe in my rotation.
     
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  8. David Emond

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    I like to dedicate one night of the week to clean the pipes. I sit down in front of the tv and just go to work on all the pipes that ive smoked recently.
     
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  9. PipeSimmo

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    Watching Dexter morning routine while following your own cleaning routine - classy! :thu2:
     
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  10. David Emond

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    yeah im trying to catch up on dexter with the wife and alone i watch mad men, spartacus, survivor, game of thrones and boardwalk empires.
     
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  11. BradNTX

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    We watched all the Dexter episodes from season 1 to current over the last couple of months. We also did Game of Thrones, and can't wait for that one to start up again. My wife likes Mad Men, but I'm kind of meh... on it.

    BTW, thanks for reminding me to clean my pipes today. I just finished cleaning and polishing them all. I tried some 3M automotive spray wax on one and it worked well, so I used it on all the briars. Smooth, shiney and not tacky like some of the other waxes I've used. :bing:
     
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  12. PipeSimmo

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    Boardwalk Empire - love it. Whats about Breaking Bad?
     
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  13. David Emond

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    no problems, im cleaning them up right now hehe
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    never watched breaking bad, all my friends have watched it. Ill have to start watching it one day
     
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  15. PipeSimmo

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    Do it.
     
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    Breaking Bad is a good one! Maybe tomorrow I will scrub some pipes too.
     
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    Its easier to get hooked on Breaking bad than Game of thrones, better get to watching, so you can catch up.
     
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  18. Raffxr7

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    sunday, I clean every pipe from a rack. the next sunday I change to another rack. I give a light cleaning each day I smoke, but I like to be thorough. A pipe cleaner after each bowl does not reach where a shank brush can.
     
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  19. JRobert

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    I have mostly cobs, and I clean them when I remember. As in "oh sh*t it's been a few weeks, better clean all the cobs" -- and I use 90% isopropyl alcohol. I know, I am a heathen, unwashed, unworthy, but I still can't bring myself to use drinkable alcohol to clean my pipes...
     
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