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Caminetto needs a new stem

Discussion in 'Repair, Maintenance & Restoration' started by SouthBound, Dec 19, 2013.

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  1. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    I've got a question for you experts. Recently, I purchased a Caminetto off of eBay. It was obvious that the stem was a replacement. The bowl has the spigot shank, and the stem was not a spigot. Nor did it have the mustache. However, my bid was low enough for comfort, and I liked the way the pipe looked. Well, the pipe arrived today, and it is spectacular. I love the size and shape. However, the replacement stem is atrocious in person and poorly fitted to the pipe. Before I just send it off to Norwood for a new stem, I thought I would seek some advice from PSF.

    Do any of you know if I can find a replacement Caminetto spigot stem? If not, is there any other advice you can give? I'm keeping the pipe and smoking the crap out of it either way, but I would love for it to look as close to original as possible.
     
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  2. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    To answer my own question....

    After a little back and forth with Tim West, I found out that he has some silver spigot stems that he uses for repairs. He won't know if any will fit my pipe until I send it to him. So, I'll update this when he finishes with the pipe.
     
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  3. WalkinStick

    WalkinStick Your Huckleberry

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    After reading through both posts, you named both the people I was going to suggest. Hopefully one of Tim's will fit. I'd like to see it when it's finished.
     
  4. SouthBound

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    I'll post a pic when I get it back. Silver spigot or regular spigot, it'll still be a nice pipe.
     
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  5. psquared

    psquared DGErwin, my horse would like a word with you...

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    That's the part I like best.

    Edit: this thread is worthless without pics...:beck:
     
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  6. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Glad you talked to Tim. He has more stems than a field of wheat.

    In the future you could contact Caminetto for a replacement. It'll cost more and take longer, but it will be "factory original" and likely a higher quality stem.
     
  7. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    Do you know how to contact those guys? I can't get their website to load any page but the main page.
     
  8. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I'll ask my buddy who knows all the big- boys how to contact them ;-)
     
  9. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    Thanks, Spill.
     
  10. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Caminetto c/o Ascorti Fap (S.N.C.)
    - Roberto Ascorti -

    Via Alessandro Volta 14/B
    22060 Cucciago
    Italy
    Tel.: (+39) 031 787176
    Email:
    info@caminettopipe.com


    And/or:
    Roberto e Silvana ASCORTI
    Via Alessandro Volta 14/B
    22060 Cucciago (CO)
    Italy
    Phone: +39.031.78.71.76
    Email: mailto:ascortipipe@tin.it
     
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  11. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    You're the man!
     
  12. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff Active Member

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    Norwood made a spigot for one of my Upshalls, but he had the original spigot mount to re-use. (the Cumberland stem he made is wonderful).
     
  13. SouthBound

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    Well, I sent this pipe and four others to Tim West about 8 weeks ago. I told him that I was in no hurry, and I'm not. However, I'm beginning to wonder how long to expect this to take. Do any of you guys know what his turnaround time is?

    @psquared, I'll post some before and after pics when I get them back.
     
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  14. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Last time I sent TW a pipe it was for a tenon replacement. Took a week.
     
  15. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    I'll give him a call, then. Thanks.
     
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  16. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Hey I just remembered something. The pipe "I" sent in was actually sent from the Carmel Pipe Shop- probably a year ago. TW does their stuff faster than some others.
     
  17. SouthBound

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    I did tell him that I wasn't in a hurry. I'll just give him a gentle nudge.
     
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    You are paying the price in time for not having faith in Floyd.
     
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  19. SouthBound

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    5 or 6 more weeks. It's been 12 so far.

    Not complaining, just throwing it out for any of you that wonder about how long it takes. I will say that a little communication would make a wait like this more comfortable.
     
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