Hi guys, I have in my collection an antique Kaywoodie "drinkless" small bent pipe. I was wondering if anyone can offer me some advice, the pipe does gurgle about once a bowl, no matter what I put in it, how dry I get my mixture, or how slow I puff on it, the stinger does a wonderful job, too good actually. Anyway some of you may be acquainted with these pipes, as the stem is threaded into shank, both what apears to be stainless steel. I was wondering since the fitting of these two parts doesn't rely on friction or a proper fit (since it threads into the shank) if it's safe for me to unscrew this and wipe the stinger down and keep my smoke dry. Thanks in advance guys!