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Peterson Dalkey

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by 50rayj, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. 50rayj

    50rayj Active Member

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    I recently bought a new Pete Dalkey 68. I love the look, shape and feel of this pipe. Only problem is that it doesn't smoke they way I think a $100 pipe should smoke. It smokes hot and steamy even with dry tobacco. I've been smoking it for the past 2 weeks and with tha same tobac I smoke in other pipes with great results. Maybe I should have tried a special break in process but I just starting smoking it just like I've always smoked new pipes or any pipe for that matter.
     
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    I was consider this same pipe at Christmas time, after I couldn't find the emerald rustic's i wanted... this is the second complaint against Peterson in the last month.... maybe the Peterson quality has ...................
     
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    Yeah well I'll keep working at it. Maybe it'll eventually break in to a good smoker. Maybe I just haven't found the right tobac load for it. Just like guns, you gotta to find the right load for optimum shooting.
     
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    I am of the belief that there is nothing special needed in breaking in a new pipe. Simply smoke it the way you smoke any pipe and it'll break itself in eventually . Especially since I tend smoke way down. I usually have very little to almost no dottle.
     
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    How is the draw? does is seem tight? I have a st. paddy day #69 (very sim to 68 bent billiard) smoked wet until I opened up the draw. Also where is the draft hole in relationship w/ the bottom of the bowl? If it's drilled high that could explain a wet pipe too.
     
  6. AndyLowry

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    I think it'll work itself out. I've had pipes that cost twice that much that did the same thing for the first 20 bowls or so. Some pipes just take a while to cake up a little, and what you're smoking is a factor too.
     
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