Stem replacement?

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last I checked, the grabow factory would do stem replacements on not only their stuff, but other pipes, too.
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Houtenziel wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Old Welder wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Houtenziel wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:42 am I just checked Walker to see what it would cost to have a fishtail made for this 303 I was gifted.. since they are known for this particular replacement. There is a banner on their page that they have shut down their business.. :(
I just checked online ,and facebook.
Still open
http://www.walkerpiperepair.com/html/pipe_repairs.html
Whoops.. I checked http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/
I guess, despite the address being listed as the same, they are different.
I emailed Walker and got a response from a gentleman named Mike Myers who told me to reach out to Tim West for my specific needs.
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Thelonious monkfish wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm I literally just had a similar experience....
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I might could be of assistance, let me root around in some boxes and see if there's a donor stem.
Same here...lookin around the inventory
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JTWilliams wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm I literally just had a similar experience....
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I might could be of assistance, let me root around in some boxes and see if there's a donor stem.
Same here...lookin around the inventory
Hopefully you have more luck, the only 3 hole KW I have are on my Regents, those are not donors. Might have threaded fitting that'll work, I'll have to test some.
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JTWilliams wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm I literally just had a similar experience....
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I might could be of assistance, let me root around in some boxes and see if there's a donor stem.
Same here...lookin around the inventory
If you have anything let me know! It would be hugely appreciated.
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Thelonious monkfish wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:08 pm
JTWilliams wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm I might could be of assistance, let me root around in some boxes and see if there's a donor stem.
Same here...lookin around the inventory
Hopefully you have more luck, the only 3 hole KW I have are on my Regents, those are not donors. Might have threaded fitting that'll work, I'll have to test some.
Thanks for any effort you put into this sir.
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Citizen B wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Houtenziel wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Old Welder wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:02 pm I just checked online ,and facebook.
Still open
http://www.walkerpiperepair.com/html/pipe_repairs.html
Whoops.. I checked http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/
I guess, despite the address being listed as the same, they are different.
My first thought was that it was Walker Briar Works, too, who could certainly replace the stem with something that is beautiful and indestructible, but only interchangeable between different cob pipes. They must make stems, too. It's what they do.

I love my forever stem from them and I can't even count how many times I've dropped it. I think it cost me $17 but that was, probably, about 12 years ago, so, for what it is, I think it was money well spent. It still looks like new.
I have a few cobs.. 😂 and I probably have a dozen Forever Stems..... The deal with Walker is that the Forever Stems are no longer, however they are still offering pipe repair services.
During covid, the Italian acrylic became hard to get and expensive.. So he decided to hang up the stem biz. 😭
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Chef Benny wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:31 am
Citizen B wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Houtenziel wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:17 pm Whoops.. I checked http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/
I guess, despite the address being listed as the same, they are different.
My first thought was that it was Walker Briar Works, too, who could certainly replace the stem with something that is beautiful and indestructible, but only interchangeable between different cob pipes. They must make stems, too. It's what they do.

I love my forever stem from them and I can't even count how many times I've dropped it. I think it cost me $17 but that was, probably, about 12 years ago, so, for what it is, I think it was money well spent. It still looks like new.
I have a few cobs.. 😂 and I probably have a dozen Forever Stems..... The deal with Walker is that the Forever Stems are no longer, however they are still offering pipe repair services.
During covid, the Italian acrylic became hard to get and expensive.. So he decided to hang up the stem biz. 😭
Thanks for the update. If an EU country can be run worse than Italy, I have yet to find it----and they have, I think, the 7th largest economy in the world the last time I looked it up!

Italians can get away with things that regular people like you and me can't do, because they are charming. Charm will only get you so far when the price isn't right.
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Jlando19 wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:13 pm
JTWilliams wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm I might could be of assistance, let me root around in some boxes and see if there's a donor stem.
Same here...lookin around the inventory
If you have anything let me know! It would be hugely appreciated.
No luck on my end either...
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JTWilliams wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:13 pm
JTWilliams wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 am Same here...lookin around the inventory
If you have anything let me know! It would be hugely appreciated.
No luck on my end either...
It'll get fixed in due time, I'm sure of it. Thank you for looking!
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