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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by TedVig, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    For those of you who use filter pipes, could you tell me, do you tend to pack them a bit lighter?
     


  2. Jussto

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    If I do bother with a filter (which is not all that often) I don't change my packing to compensate. I'd say see which way works best for you though!
     
  3. Mbalta

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    Hi, I use filters but I don't change the packing "strength", in any way, for that reason. I never felt I had to. I do change, accordingly to the kind of tobacco cut I'm smoking...
     
  4. cobbsmoker

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    I use the standard 3 step packing technique with all my filtered cobs and briars.
     
  5. Vaquero

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    I use the same method for packing as always, but I do tend to pack lighter, just by nature, since there is more restriction on the draw with the filter pipes. I smoke a Vauen filter pipe, and the other night I tried it without the filter, and it wouldn't stay lit. Stuck the filter back in, and it lit right up just fine. So I would pack the same method, same packing strength, etc. The main thing is to find the best way for you!
     
  6. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Fair enough. I tried a bunch of methods today. I thought I was loading it too light for a bit... not sure on that one. Seems like when I do the three step it always ends up a little too tight. I'll keep at it.
     
  7. Vaquero

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    This method has worked for me, after struggling with the 3-step method for a long time:


    Give it a go, never hurts to try!
     
  8. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Yup, that one has worked well for me in the past. Think I'll revisit it. Thanks V!
     
  9. TedVig

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    I'm thinking now I shouldn't have had 9 bowls in a row yesterday...
     
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