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Question about System pipes.

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Jayson H Bucy, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Are system pipes like military mount pipes in that you can you disassemble them on the fly? I know I read somewhere that their spigot pipes can be and the systems seem to be a lot like most other companies military mounts.
     


  2. Brian Powers

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    I pull mine apart when I'm done smoking them. It is a military mount, so I see no issues.
     
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    Most are so you can pull them apart to dump the moisture out while they're still warm.
     
  4. Brian Powers

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    Because there's nothing worse than having the reservoir dump back into the bowl!
     
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  5. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Good to know, I was always scared I would break the stem or tenon.
     
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    What would be a good thing to use to coat the inside of the well to prevent moisture from seeping into the wood? I've read that tsung oil is used a lot, but somehow I don't think that is something I want to put in my pipe
     
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    Chap Stick, Natural unflavored.....
     
  8. Sasquatch

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    I've used Tung oil and Linseed oil with good success in the well.
     
  9. Chuck S

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    Does coating the inside of the well significantly improve the pipe's smoking/maintenance? I picked up my first Peterson yesterday and, after giving its first couple break-in smokes, have been puzzling over the best ways to clean the system well and p-lip.
     
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    Congrats on the Pete man!
     
  11. Sasquatch

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    Why I like to oil the well is that I can then just swab it out with a Q-tip, and get it pretty dry, and the briar isn't absorbing moisture. So after every smoke, you break down the pipe, wipe it out, run a pipecleaner, and you're good to go.
     
  12. Chuck S

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    Thanks dude. It was money I kinda meant to save for Boswells, but I've been thinking about a Pete for a while. Walked into a cigar store by me, glanced at the pipe rack, and PAD hit like a bolt of lightning.

    Makes sense. The linseed oil doesn't impart any kind of flavor or smell? Also, how often do you wind up re-oiling it, if ever?
     
  13. Sasquatch

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    I've never re-oiled, no.

    Neither tung nor linseed in the well has affected the taste of the pipe in any way. Linseed is okay tasting anyway (the dunhill patent mentions it specifically), but unless you soak the airway and the chamber, you won't notice it at all once it's dried for a day or two.
     
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