Savinelli 6mm, or 9mm filter?

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limpinghawk

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I have a Sav. coming in this week that I need to work on,
I don't think it has a filter in it to check the size,
and I would like to be able to smoke it with, and without a filter to see which way I will like better.

Can anyone tell me if the Savinelli 803 KS, takes a 6mm, or a 9mm filter?

Thanks.
 

limpinghawk

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Jesla said:
Unless it says 9mm, it uses a 6mm. 9mm is more popular in Europe and the 6mm is more popular in the Americas.
Thanks.
I don't have the pipe in hand yet, but will it say 9mm somewhere on the pipe?
 

user0003

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I'm not sure if the pipe is marked but the box will be mark indicating which filter it is uses. You can smoke either with or without the filter.
 

limpinghawk

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Jesla said:
I'm not sure if the pipe is marked but the box will be mark indicating which filter it is uses. You can smoke either with or without the filter.
Thanks.
Yes I know I can smoke with or without the filter, as stated before I would like to try with, and without a filter to see which I like better.

Not sure what you mean by the box?
If you are talking about the pipe box that the pipe would come in?
I doubt very much if it will have one, it is an ebay estate pipe that needs work.

I will just go with a 6mm, if that doesn't work, then I'll know which one to get.

Thanks.
 

Marc

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I believe it uses the 6mm balsa filter like most of their pipes; it will also come with a converter tube you can use in lieu of the balsa filter to keep a proper draw.
 

limpinghawk

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justcobs said:
I believe it uses the 6mm balsa filter like most of their pipes; it will also come with a converter tube you can use in lieu of the balsa filter to keep a proper draw.
Thanks.
But when I bought the pipe on ebay, I did not see the inside of the pipe,
in fact, I didn't even know such a thing existed as a converter tube?

The pipe should be in this week, and I guess some of my questions will become self evident once I have pipe in hand.

I do want to try the filters though, so I will get a small box of 6mm just for giggles.
 

Marc

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limpinghawk said:
Thanks.
But when I bought the pipe on ebay, I did not see the inside of the pipe,
in fact, I didn't even know such a thing existed as a converter tube?

The pipe should be in this week, and I guess some of my questions will become self evident once I have pipe in hand.

I do want to try the filters though, so I will get a small box of 6mm just for giggles.
Savinelli balsa filters do not come in a box like Dr. Grabow or Medico filter tubes. The balsa filters are triangular shaped filters and come 20 to a pack.
 

ddandb

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They only run about 3 dollars for a box of filters. You could always get one of each. Whatever one doesn't fit just may fit your next Savinelli estate pipe.
 
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ddandb said:
They only run about 3 dollars for a box of filters. You could always get one of each. Whatever one doesn't fit just may fit your next Savinelli estate pipe.
My thoughts exactly, and that is what I was going to do,
but, I think it is the 6mm.
Too late anyway as I just ordered some 6 mm filters with my tobacco order.

I don't plan on getting anymore brier pipes so another Sav. is not in the future for me.
I like cobs, and a metal pipe called the Quiet Comrade. (similar to the Kirsten).

I have two briers, a cob, and the metal pipe, I don't want, or need anymore pipes.

But thanks for your suggestion, I had the same thought, but settled in with the possibility of it using a 6 mm.
 
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