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Should i bring the pipes in with me?

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by AK Kilted Guy, Nov 10, 2011.

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  1. AK Kilted Guy

    AK Kilted Guy Member

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    So it is winter here in Alaska and the majority of my smoking is now done in my 4Runner when driving. I have been leaving my pipes in the vehicle overnight, or while at work on occasion. I'm starting to think that I should bring them in and not let them freeze.

    What's your take?
     
  2. Lestrade

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    I would bring them in.
     
  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I'd be afraid that the wood would expand and contract going from cold to hot and crack! But I don't know for sure that would or could happen. But because I suspect it *might* happen, I'd play it safe and bring them inside.
     
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  4. AK Kilted Guy

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    That seemed to be the best idea. What about toby? Will leaving some in a baggie and letting it freeze and thaw harm it, or should I just bring it in too?
     
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    A frozen toby doesn't sound too appealing, either. ;)
     
  6. AK Kilted Guy

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    Sometimes this living in the Arctic thing can be a hassle. :D
     
  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I'm sitting here wondering when it wouldn't be! I lived in Minnesota for 16 years. If there is such a place as hell, it's COLD, brother!
     
  8. Puff The Magic

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    They'll sweat less if you fire up a warm pipe vs a frozen one.

    After ya smoke the pipe will have some moisture, ya don't want that freezing and messing with your mortise-tenon fit or even worse, possibly crack it. Moist concrete when frozen can crack and I'd imagine briar can too.

    Don't take chances with your pipes. The only pipe I'd leave in the cold is a cob. If it gets trashed, it is no financial loss.

    Ed
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  9. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I would bring everything in!! Remember that moisture is a part of pipe smoking and I would hate for a just smoked, wet pipe to have some sort of expansion thing and crack a wall.
     
  10. Capt

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    I guess i will echo everyone else and say bring them in. I have had bad experiences leaving pipes in vehicles, in both hot and cold weather.
     
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  11. user1975

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    Yep, I agree, bring them in!
     
  12. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I hate agreeing with the mob, but yeah...bring 'em in. A cleaned Falcon, or cob, or even clay may survive ok(or at worst just die a cheap death), but I wouldn't chance expensive wood.

    As an aside...Alaska has a Winter season? Not just Winter...?
     
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  13. AK Kilted Guy

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    LOL Here in the interior of AK we have winter, breakup (when everything melts and the river ice breaks up), and summer.

    Winter is Oct-Apr, breakup Apr-May, Summer May-Sept.
     
  14. joe912

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    We have two seasons: Winter and Construction

    Anybody who voluntarily lives where -40 gets a mild shrug from locals who refer to it as "a little chilly", needs their head examined.
     
  15. AK Kilted Guy

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    I'll make sure to get a pic of me smoking a pipe by one of those time/temp bank signs this winter when it is -30 or colder this winter.
     
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  16. el guero

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    I have many friends who live up there, and every one I wonder about their sanity lol
     
  17. joe912

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    -30? Pheh. You can do better than that. I want to see a pic taken at -50.
     
  18. joe912

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    and I wonder about your sanity of living in one of the most densely populated places on Earth:bangin::ohyh:
     
  19. AK Kilted Guy

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    If it hits -50 I'll do that. It doesn't always, and when it does I don't always feel like going anywhere.
     
  20. AK Kilted Guy

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    Amen!
     
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