I suspect that my lovely Stanwell is damaged... :(

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  1. Per Nielsen

    Per Nielsen New Member

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    Hello to all you fine gentlemen!
    I have what I might suspect would be a grave problem with my new lovely Stanwell pibe and since my girlfriend bought it for me, at quite a high price I assume, I would like your advice on the matter so that I don't get kicked out of the bed when she finds out.
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    As you can see from the picture, I hope you can at least since I had a lot of trouble getting the right angle and proper lighting, there is a hole or crack and the black stuff that is in the bowl per standard from the stores. You can see the lovely wood of the bowl underneath and I haven't smoked it since I discovered it because I feared that I would damage the pibe itself. How do I go about this fellas?
    I would very much appreciate any advice given and wish you all a lovely weekend.

    Greetings from Denmark,
    -Per
     
  2. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Hello and welcome, Per,

    Are you speaking of the discoloration at the 12 o'clock position? Is there truly a crack or hole, or is the carbonized lining just uneven? Can you notice anything on the outside of the bowl at that spot?
     
  3. Per Nielsen

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    The outside of the bowl itself is intact and I thank gods for that. I just googled carbonized lining and yes, the carbonized lining is missing where the crack/hole is. The bowl and wood itself is fine since I discovered it before I smoked it again. Is there need for concern when the carbonized is missing and how should I proceed? Thank you very for the reply.

    -Per
     
  4. Sasquatch

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    I think just smoke it. No concerns at all.
     
  5. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    It's not clear enough to see if it's deep or shallow. That is a pretty thick walled pipe. Looking at it though, it seems like it is scorched all the way around.
     
  6. Per Nielsen

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    All of the carbonized lining is missing in the crack. Would it damage the pipe if I smoked it even tough there is nothing but the bare wood of the bowl where the hole/crack is? You guys are very fast to reply in here! I will definitely return if I ever have doubts about anything else pipe related.
     
  7. Jussto

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    I can't tell from the picture, but if the wood of the bowl itself is not cracked, you're completely fine, you'll build a cake up to cover the whole inside of the bowl before long.
     
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  8. Sasquatch

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    It won't damage it. I scrape that lining out of Stanwells because I don't like how it tastes in the first place. Briar is tough stuff.
     
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  9. JuJu McMojo

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    If it's just the carbon lining, smoke it like normal. A lot of members here advocate sanding the lining off anyway. It makes little difference as your pipe will cake like an uncarbonize pipe ....that is, like any other pipe. If the wood is cracked, contact stanwell.
     
  10. jpberg

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    Smoke it, with no worries.
     
  11. t-bear

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    First off, welcome to the forum! We would hope that you join us in the celebration of all things pipe, not just when you have a problem. You will find that there are a lot of great guys and gals here, and some of the conversations can be a lot of fun, as well as informative!

    On to your problem/question...scrape away the coating and closely examine the bowl. If there is no crack, hole or flaw in the bowl, you are good to go. If however, you see a crack or flaw in the WOOD itself, the pipe is defective. You should be able to return it to either the dealer where your lady purchased it, or to the Stanwell factory for a replacement.

    Let us know what you find....
     
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  12. MrJarvis

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    +1
     
  13. Per Nielsen

    Per Nielsen New Member

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    Wow, what a welcome! I will take up T-bears advice and troll around these forums when I find spare time. Anywho, this seems to cover my question. Since there is no damage to the bowl itself but only the carbonized lining I will build up a cake on the briar wood like I would on any new pipe. Thank you very much for the help! I got really nervous when I noticed the "flaw", or what you might call it, on my brand new pipe.
    Again, thank you all for a very swift and informative response. Happy saturday to all of you!
    -Per
     
  14. IrishRover

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    +1 on T-bear or, just smoke it ;)
    ... Welcome to the forum :bing:
     
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    All fears come from lack of understanding. Understanding comes from experience and education. This is a good place to get educated. Only life can give experience. Have fun with it.
     
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    We live to serve! :th1:
     
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