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    Can Overheating A Pipe Make It Forever Sour?

    I have let a few of my pipes get a bit hotter than i should have......not paying attention. Now they seem a bit sour. Are the 2 connected?
    Got no pits in any of em. And no sign of damage. But still sour. Or is it just me and my confused tongue? lol
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    I don't think so...I would say maintaining a clean and clear airway is the best maintenance. I hope you have some churchwarden length cleaners?

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    In my experience overheating a pipe doesn’t make it sour. But not cleaning it properly and resting it thoroughly can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    I don't think so...I would say maintaining a clean and clear airway is the best maintenance. I hope you have some churchwarden length cleaners?
    Yes, I keep lots of 12" cleaners and I clean my pipes all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyPM View Post
    In my experience overheating a pipe doesn’t make it sour. But not cleaning it properly and resting it thoroughly can.

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    Resting it I try to do. Since getting it hot won't make it sour, I am relieved of that. I am going to clean em some more and see what happens.
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    I have found that letting them dry out and rest for about a week can do wonders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyPM View Post
    I have found that letting them dry out and rest for about a week can do wonders.
    Ditto.
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    Lightbulb Now I See Said The Blind Man To His Deaf Dog.

    Well it looks like it was a burnt tongue and not my pipes after all. This morning everything tasted good. Now that I think about it. I burnt my tongue eating a HOT hot dog right out a the micro. So my taste budds were off. Man am I glad it wasn't my pipes. But now I know if it happens again, why nothing tastes good at all. Silly Me!
    Thanks guys for your help/comments.
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