1. If you cannot verify your email address or recover your password, you need to call your ISP and tell them to stop blocking your email from this site.
    Dismiss Notice

Stem replacement suggestions.

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by MikeInMaine, Sep 30, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,125
    I bought an old medico bulldog in really bad condition on ebay for $3.00. I cleaned up the bowl but the stem is chewed all to hell. I really like the pipe and want to send it out for a new stem. The pipe isn't worth much but I like it enough to get it fixed. I have gotten rid of pipes worth way more but this one wants me to keep it.
    Who do I send it to?
     
  2. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    10,746
    Floyd Norwood. Google Norwood's Pipe Repair.
     
  3. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,125
    Cool. I will check it out. Thanks.
     
  4. Rodfather

    Rodfather Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,439
    Dave Walker.
     
  5. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,125
    I think I will go with Norwood. 8 bucks cheaper for a vulcanite stem. This is not a high end beauty.
     
  6. mecompco

    mecompco Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    2,360
    Mike, Floyd did a great job on my antique meer, and the turnaround was one day. Let us know how it turns out.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  7. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    5,010
    Definitely Floyd. He's worked on a number of my pipes in the past...great prices, superior craftsmanship, and a very fast turn-around.
     
  8. jhe888

    jhe888 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Messages:
    622
    Floyd Norwood is good, quick, and not expensive.
     
  9. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    12,665
    I have never had Mr. Norwood fix any of my stuff, but from the rec's above I think he's a safe bet. A PSF'er had me reduce a replacement stem done by Floyd (trim and sand) but that was just a matter of personal preference for "mouth-feel."

    I have gone to Tim West and Dave Walker.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.