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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: I DID It   Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:07 pm

The 9mm tenon on my favorite Design Berlin pipe got stuck in the shank and came loose from the stem. After getting it loose from the shank I couldn't get the tenon to go back into the shank without getting stuck and it wouldn't go in far enough for the stem to fit up tight to the shank. Also there was a little spacer between the shank and stem that had come loose. To most of you guys this isn't a big deal but to me attempting a repair on a pipe creates a bit of stress due to my ineptness and lack of knowledge of pipe repair methods. So after some thinking I took a small piece of fine sandpaper and wrapped it around a small dowel and stuck it into the shank and gave it a twist or two and then cleaned it out.  Then with some Crazy Glue I affixed the little spacer back onto the stem. While I had the glue out I applied some to the lower outside portion of the tenon and stuck it back into the stem. After waiting a few minutes for the glue to set I put the pipe back together and and now it works and feels like it did when it was new. I've been grinning at myself all afternoon. It's a rare thing that my repair projects work out so well. A small thing for you but a giant leap for me. Haven't I heard something like that somewhere? Rolling Eyes

AJ
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Location : Kitchener, Ontario CANADA
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:37 pm

Congrats AJ! Glad you got everything shipshape. It's particularly rewarding when the project stretches the skillset a wee bit Wink
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:10 pm

WTG there AJ! Always feels good when a DIY project like that turns out. Glad you have your pipe back in service without having to send it somewhere.

Cool


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RDPipes

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Location : East Texas
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:07 pm

AJ, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind AJ,”
Man you've done it again you cheap bastard, and cheated a willful repairman his dues, good for you sir!
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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:13 pm

Best I can figure I saved myself at least $35.00 when you consider shipping cost both ways. That's what I was grinning about after finishing the job. Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:01 pm

Very well done AJ!

I can't fix anything really and admit I'd have sent it out for repairs.

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alandadp

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Location : Plymouth, England
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:05 pm

Well done AJ
As a man fitted with sausages instead of fingers I admire any display of manual dexterity Smile
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Dutch

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Location : On the road.......
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:00 pm

Congrats AJ! Any such rescue operation, usually creates a high pucker factor! cheers cheers cheers
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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:04 pm

Dutch wrote:
Congrats AJ! Any such rescue operation, usually creates a high pucker factor! cheers cheers cheers


lol! lol! lol! lol!

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:15 pm

Well done! I prefer Epoxy than Cyanoacrylate when i glue tenon with stems,bands etc.
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:09 pm

Sid.Stavros wrote:
Well done! I prefer Epoxy than Cyanoacrylate when i glue tenon with stems,bands etc.


I had some epoxy but it didn't occur to me to use it. If the one I repaired comes loose again I'll try the epoxy. Thanks for the tip. Smile

AJ
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Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:38 pm

Nicely done!
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Briar Spirit

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Location : England UK
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:10 am

Can't believe I missed this one AJ, you did a bang up job there my friend and make no mistake, goon on ya Buddy, well done. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I DID It   Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:11 pm

Good save. I have a small thin bladed knife that I use to scrape the inside of the shank to get the dried gunk from the inside of the shank. also rubbing a little candle wax on the end of the tenon can help it slide back in
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