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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:30 am

So do you know of one?
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RDPipes

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:27 am

99% ISO Alcohol
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daveinlax

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:11 am

I suppose you could make do scraping the bores out with a drill bit. There might be some commercial cleaner/degrease product used in food service that might cut the tar. I think all the Bee Sweet like pipe products are alcohol based.  Shocked 
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:15 am

Mike - I've used this for years and can do nothing but recommend this stuff:


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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:26 am


If Kerosene works, why not gasoline??  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 



Personally I just go with denatured alcohol, purchased by the gallon down at the local hardware shop and leave the reinvention of the wheel to those with the inclination.  5) Evil or Very Mad 
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BigCasino

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:46 am

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Mike - I've used this for years and can do nothing but recommend this stuff:



This stuff is alcohol and actually reminds me of the green Isopropyl alcohol you can buy at the store

CanI ask why you want a non alcohol type cleaner?
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RDPipes

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:08 pm

He mention Non-alcoholic so I was led to assume that he meant NON- Ethyl alcohol/ Spirits.
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:11 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
He mention Non-alcoholic so I was led to assume that he meant NON- Ethyl alcohol/ Spirits.

That's what I took from to too, Ron. I am thinking he means non-drinking types of spirits. If, in fact, the OP is looking for non-alcohol based cleaners, then it's a different story entirely.
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:13 pm

BigCasino wrote:
This stuff is alcohol and actually reminds me of the green Isopropyl alcohol you can buy at the store.

Yeah - but it's got the 'Wintergreen' look and smell.  Laughing   Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
BigCasino wrote:
This stuff is alcohol and actually reminds me of the green Isopropyl alcohol you can buy at the store.

Yeah - but it's got the 'Wintergreen' look and smell.   Laughing    Razz 

Yeah, I like my pipes to taste and smell like Pine-sol. LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:40 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
Yeah, I like my pipes to taste and smell like Pine-sol. LOL!

Took in a little too much Pine-sol over the years, eh?
Actually that explains a lot...  lol! 
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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Thank you, Rob; I'll get me some!
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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:28 pm

I see the bottle is 2 oz. How much will I need for 20 pipes?
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BigCasino

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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:32 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
He mention Non-alcoholic so I was led to assume that he meant NON- Ethyl alcohol/ Spirits.

That's what I took from to too, Ron.  I am thinking he means non-drinking types of spirits.  If, in fact, the OP is looking for non-alcohol based cleaners, then it's a different story entirely.  

Ahh my fault I misread the title, I do like the green pipe sweetener it is just a little pricey considering
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:51 pm

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
I see the bottle is 2 oz. How much will I need for 20 pipes?

One bottle goes a long way. Try one bottle and take it from there.
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:26 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Mike - I've used this for years and can do nothing but recommend this stuff:



Same here! GREAT stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:37 pm

Since alcohol is the best solvent available,
why do you want something that isn't?   Question
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:40 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Mike - I've used this for years and can do nothing but recommend this stuff:



This is what i use as well. Very pleased with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:02 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Mike - I've used this for years and can do nothing but recommend this stuff:



Ditto, used spirits untill I got on this stuff and with the price of are alcohol it's cheaper and works great, no need to use anything else.

Even works on getting rid of some of those nasty harsh English blends some of you are smoking in a some of the estates I've bought. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:36 pm

Since I started smoking a pipe 50 years ago, I've been using whatever suitable booze was at hand, usually 80 proof and Irish on the last half-inch of a pipe cleaner. For about the same time, I've been reading that this kind of liquid restorative is suitable for people but definitely not pipes. Yet, my pipes have been satisfied with the results. On those occasions when I've used "pipe refreshers," I didn't care for the sweet smell and taste. And the result was no better than my already-have-it 80-proof cleaner. Are we dealing with an urban legend, here? Piper's Choice, I'd say.
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PostSubject: Re: Non-alcoholic cleaner for internals of the pipe   Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:18 am

Guys, thanks for the discussion; I've a number of options, now.
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