What Makes a Pipe Gurgle??

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Jacques Cousteau battled pipe gurgle on land and sea.

Here he is developing the world's first Gurgle Gremlin detector.
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I never have much trouble with it myself except with bent pipes and aromatics. I use a p[pe cleaner if it rears its ugly head. Almost all my pipes are straight stemmed and I hardly ever smoke an aromatic.
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I don't like gurgle... my filtered pipes don't gurgle, and the unfiltered ones that do, get a chamfering of the tenor airway of the stem. Seemed to stop the issue when I was new to pipe smoking so most of my unfiltered pipes got a chamfer modification.
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karaolos wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 3:52 pm I don't like gurgle... my filtered pipes don't gurgle, and the unfiltered ones that do, get a chamfering of the tenor airway of the stem. Seemed to stop the issue when I was new to pipe smoking so most of my unfiltered pipes got a chamfer modification.
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Is this what you mean by "chamfer?"
\https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamfer
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mostly we make our pipes gurgle, but if your technique is good and it gurgles then it's how the pipe was drilled
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Citizen B wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 4:27 pm I learned a new word today.

Is this what you mean by "chamfer?"
\https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamfer
Yes, a bevel might be another word for it. It's a softening of hard angle edges. In a cylindrical context it would be a funnel shape. A chamfering bit would be ideal for the job. I did mine with a sharp pointed blade and sandpaper.

I should note that I also make sure the airway is drilled to an appropriate diameter and if it's not, I would make that modification too.
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The Kaywoodie psf poy was beveled and was a super outstanding pipe . Bill F did us right and we should never have tried other shit ... imho
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Ruffinogold wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 4:58 pm The Kaywoodie psf poy was beveled and was a super outstanding pipe . Bill F did us right and we should never have tried other shit ... imho
This is the 2013, right? It's the POY I have, and it is an excellent smoking pipe.
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