Information - American Smoking Pipe Repair Co.

Repairs Available for Tobacco Smoking Pipes

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Most general questions are in my FAQ section below.  If you have another question, please use the contact button to get in touch with me.

  • STEM REPLACEMENT

    • ​Vulcanite/ Lucite

    • Meerschaum

    • Churchwarden

  • BOWL REPAIR

    • Plugging a hole in the bowl

    • Cracks in bowls

  • SPLICING BROKEN SHANKS

 

  • REFINISHING

  • RECONDITIONING

  • STERILIZING

  • REAMING

  • DRILL OUT CLOGS

  • REPLACING MEERSCHAUM CORKS

FAQ's - American Smoking Pipe Repair Co.

Pipe Repair Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:  Which is more durable, Vulcanite or Lucite?

    • A:  Lucite

  • Q:  Can you remove the oxidation from a vulcanite stem?

    • A:  Yes

  • Q:  What does reconditioning consist of you doing?

    • A:  Reaming, Sterilize, and Polish

  • Q:  Can I replace the tenon?

    • A:  Yes, if the air hole is drilled on-center. Lucite stems work best to replace tenons.

  • Q:  Can you remove clogs in the pipe/stems?

    • A:  Yes

  • Q:  Do you band shanks?

    • A:  Yes, with nickel and silver, I do not replace gold bands.

  • Q:  The shank broke in half; what can I do?

    • A:  I can splice it back together

  • Q:  Do you do logos?

    • A:  Yes, I have some, not all

  • Q:  I want my pipe to look newer. What can be done?

    • A:  Refinish the pipe by removing all scratches and re-stain it

  • Q:  Do you have BakeLite Stems?

    • A:  No

  • Q:  Do you have twin bores?

    • A:  Yes

  • Q:  Do you replace the Meerschaum bowl and recork Calabash bowls?

    • A:  I do not replace the bowl, but I can replace the cork.

  • Q:  Can you fix a hole in the bowl?

    • A:  Yes, I can also fill cracks in the bowl

  • Q:  Can I convert my metal screw filter to a push-pull fitting?

    • A:  Yes

  • Q:  The stem in my Kaywoodie is overturned. Can it be made to line up with the shank?

    • A:  Yes

  • Q: My pipe fits into a box. Can you make the stem fit the box?

    • A:  Yes