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  1. SchumiJr

    SchumiJr Member

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    Has anyone ever seen one of the before? It was in my latest Savinelli Grand Prix. If looks exactly like a hypodermic needle and pulls out of the stem rather easily. Thanks in advance. Carter

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  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    It's an inner tube design. The tubes are replaceable, hence the ability to remove it. That's about the extent of my knowledge on the subject, so i'll let others school us both. :)
     
  3. Nate

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    I know that was the 'filter' on earlier Savinellis. They then switched to the balsa filters. Smoke with or without, your choice. You may try it both ways and see how you like it. I personally remove all filters from my 'nellis.
     
  4. Puff The Magic

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    Looks similar to a Dunhill "inner-tube". If it comes out easily, try it both ways! I have some Dunnies that came with innerdz but take em out to smoke.

    Ed
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  5. DocB

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    Yeah, Ruff is always talking about his "innertube"... He will prolly be able to shed quite a bit of light on them.
     
  6. SchumiJr

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    Thanks guys, I've never seen anything like it and couldnt figure out a purpose for it. I was 1/2 concerned it was some kind of rigging.
     
  7. Puff The Magic

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    It was to cool the smoke.....and i guess tighten the draw a bit. The bevel end goes into and meets bowl bottom...so alignment is key if you use it.

    Ed
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  8. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    Puff should have known this:) It's actually a paramedic's pipe. The idea was it could be used in an emergency to perform a tracheotomy. :xd: -David
     
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    Dunhill used the inner tube to prevent the smoke canal in the shank from getting smaller over time. Some smokers weren't keen on keeping their pipes clean so instead of cleaning out the shank or indeed the inner tube they simply replaced it when it was gunked up!:eek:

    I personally would take it out . It doesn't really cool the smoke or has other real benefits...... apart from being another item that needs cleaning:bing:
     
  10. SchumiJr

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    That or if you don't feel your getting enough vitamin N,you can mainline it.
     
  11. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    When aluminum was the rage , Dunhill put a long inner tube in one of their lines [ it has it's own pat number on the tube .. lol ] ... it was said that the tube would cool the smoke . Do they work ? Meh . My Dunhill Innertube smokes fantastic with or without the innertube
     
  12. HCraven

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    I haven't seen an innertube in a Savinelli in many years, and in truth I'd almost forgotten about them until I saw your pic. My Oscar Elite Canadian came with one of those, though I didn't know that it was removeable at the time I got it, about twenty years ago. The original stem got broken a couple of years after I got it, so I had my local pipe shop send it to Lee Von Erck for a new stem. The pipe is still a great smoker, even without the innertube, BTW.

    Incidentally, the end of the tube didn't come close to reaching the bowl on that pipe, so I'm really not sure how it was supposed to function. :msty:
     
  13. SSGpiper

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    You are one sick puppy....I like it
     
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