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Meerschaum lined pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by buistd, Sep 12, 2011.

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  1. buistd

    buistd Sales Account

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    Hi there - I bought a meerschaum-lined briar pipe from ebay and have just smoked it for the first time. Upon cleaning the bowl after smoking I discovered that the meerschaum bowl is completely loose and comes out with very little resistance. Is this normal? I would like to know as it if it is not normal I need to get in touch with the seller ASAP to resolve the issue (if it is an issue at all). Thanks
     
  2. Old Ted

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    No - it is not normal! - the meerschaum lining should be bonded-in to the woodwork.
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  3. user0003

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    Yup that's not normal......
     
  4. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Normally , that isnt normal . If the pipe is lined , it should bebonded as OT said . Some pipes have a meer bowl ' set ' into a cavity , many times held in place by a gasket of varying material . If yours is the lined kind .. then thats not normal for sure
     
  5. shadow

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    Hi David!
    I'm wondering if your pipe could be repaired, i.e. could you just glue the insert back in again?????
     
  6. user0003

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    I'd use something like Water Glass. I wouldn't want to use any household type of adhesive.
     
  7. buistd

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    Thanks for the responses. I contacted the seller and told them that "those in the know" said that it was a defect. They have very kindly offered to refund me.
     
  8. shadow

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    That's a result, David! I take it you can keep the pipe as well..? If that's the case maybe you could "experiment" with it repair-wise..? or indeed use it without the insert, just like a regular Briar pipe!:puffy:
     
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