Stuck Pipe - Help?

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zkeeper
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:50 pm

Kind sirs: Well as it happens I have a fine large Savinelli Apple bowl that has not been smoked for some months. The tenon, at end of mouthpiece is stuck fast like a '36 Ford in Minnesota mud, to/in the mortise end, or shank end.

I have tried everything, even soft tipped large pliers, also moving side to side carefully, etc. I do not wish to snap this lovely into two pieces. Could probably give it to a 4 year old and it would apart in two minutes, but none of those around. Any counsel? Thank you to anyone who can solve this. :bow:
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:53 pm

Throw the pipe in the freezer for a few hours and then give it a shot.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:57 pm

houtenziel wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Throw the pipe in the freezer for a few hours and then give it a shot.
+1

This has worked for me in the past.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Yep, if the freezer trick doesn't work, there ain't any other non destructive approach.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:53 pm

I'm going with the freezer technique. It's worked for me. Give it a nice crank when your good and ready, but only twist the stem don't counter twist the stummel.
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:31 am

I'm curious to find out if zkeeper put his pipe in the freezer and, if he did, if it worked, hopefully for him.
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:26 pm

Thanks everyone...just got home, as its Sunday and out for lunch with dear wife. It's freezer time today...will keep you posted.
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:53 pm

I think maybe a pipe incantation is needed ..

Place pipe In freezer for 4 hours . Remove pipe from freezer and before you attempt to losen the stem .... repeat this 3 times ...

Gooper , Carbon , Spit snipe
Loosen up my freaking pipe

It should do the trick . If not , more serious sheet talking is needed ...

Repeat this once ..

Though it's no fault , the pit you ain't tell 'n
I'm gonna break your freakin tenon
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:56 am

Morning Kind Sirs...Happy New's Eve...and am happy to report after the incantations LOL..very creative BTW, and 4 hours in freezer that rascal just part like sad friends at a sailing for Europe. Viola...came apart smooth and clean. Smoking it now with delight, actually with Haddos Delight. Thank you so much all...will remember this on for sure. Bests and blessings tonight and into New Year. :clap:
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:04 pm

zkeeper wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:56 am
Morning Kind Sirs...Happy New's Eve...and am happy to report after the incantations LOL..very creative BTW, and 4 hours in freezer that rascal just part like sad friends at a sailing for Europe. Viola...came apart smooth and clean. Smoking it now with delight, actually with Haddos Delight. Thank you so much all...will remember this on for sure. Bests and blessings tonight and into New Year. :clap:
Awesome! :clap:
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