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Airborne



Registration date : 2011-07-06

PostSubject: A disaster!    Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:17 pm

I was holding my Becker in its sleeve and learned over putting pressure on it, not paying attention to what I was doing, and broke the son of a gun. It was afraid to look into the sleeve fearing Id find pieces of wood. Instead it was a clean break. The tenon snapped clean in the stem (or is it the mortise?). Anyway, I have a big question. Does anyone know who repairs Becker stems? I wonder whether a new tenon can somehow be drilled into the bit instead of replacing the entire bit.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.



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Hermit

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Age : 65
Location : Ascension Parish
Registration date : 2008-04-22

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:27 pm

I have been successful repairing such a break.
I twisted in a screw and backed out the tenon
and fixed the tenon with superglue. I also
failed once with this technique. I sent that
pipe to the maker (Mark Tinsky - I mailed it
on a Monday and was smokin' it on Saturday.
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NeroWolfe

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Location : Southwest United States
Registration date : 2009-07-29

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:45 pm

Tinsky !
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Puff Daddy
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Location : South of heaven
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PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 pm

There's only one place I'd send it, http://www.precisionpiperepair.com/ . No disrespect to anyone else, but George is the man!! Cool

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Wet Dottle

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Location : Littleton, CO
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:03 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
There's only one place I'd send it, http://www.precisionpiperepair.com/ . No disrespect to anyone else, but George is the man!! Cool
I second this opinion. Actually, George made a replacement stem for a Becker of mine that now is better than the original. The wait is long, though...
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:09 am

Ouch, that's hard to look at! pale
Not as bad as Theismann's broken leg, but still gruesome. Hope you can get it fixed soon!
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Airborne



Registration date : 2011-07-06

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:29 am

Outstanding! I've got a few options now.

Thanks much and have a wonderful Sunday!
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Hunter5117

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Age : 63
Location : Somewhere between Kansas and Missouri
Registration date : 2009-07-29

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:14 am

Should be an easy fix and you will never tell the difference if done correctly.
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dbreazeale

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Age : 52
Location : Upstate NY
Registration date : 2009-02-16

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:27 pm

If you decide to try it yourself...once you put the screw into the tenon in the mortise, it wouldn't hurt to place the pipe in the freezer to help make the removal easier. after 30 minutes or so it should pull out easily.
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docwatson

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Registration date : 2008-03-21

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:30 pm

Any reputable pipe repairman can easily drill the stem to accept a new screw in tenon and not have to make a new stem.
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Ultraman



Location : SoCal
Registration date : 2010-05-31

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:50 am

I'd say just contact Paolo. He's a great guy and would know best about repairing one of his own pipes.
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MisterE
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Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:18 am

Wet Dottle wrote:
Puff Daddy wrote:
There's only one place I'd send it, http://www.precisionpiperepair.com/ . No disrespect to anyone else, but George is the man!! Cool
I second this opinion. Actually, George made a replacement stem for a Becker of mine that now is better than the original. The wait is long, though...

Yes. Me 3.
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Dave_In_Philly

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Registration date : 2011-08-18

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:52 am

I had a similar problem (dropped a pipe breaking the tenon off in the pipe). I used the screw technique to get the broken portion out and then just superglued it back together. No problem at all.
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mgtarheel

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Age : 67
Location : The Tarheel State
Registration date : 2011-09-13

PostSubject: Broken Pipe   Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:01 pm

Try www.walkerbriarworks.com
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Maiser

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Location : Charleston, SC
Registration date : 2009-11-23

PostSubject: Re: A disaster!    Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:05 pm

post pics when this repair is done? It looks like a beaut.
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