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sikk50
08-29-2014, 07:03 PM
I just bought a Dr Garbow omega on a whim. Went to remove the stem and it seems to be fixed. Is it removable? I've never encountered a NON removable stem. But this thing is TIGHT!

The Poet
08-29-2014, 07:13 PM
The last Dr. Grabow I had was 40+ years ago, so I'm no expert. But always thought their point was that the stem pulled out so that you could replace the filters in them. A quick check on Pipes&Cigars shows they still sell packs of filters, so I'd assume that still applies.

Yet I don't know for sure, so don't force anything then blame me if $#!+ breaks. :r

TXSmokey
08-29-2014, 11:51 PM
Try smoking a bowl and then try to take the stem off. but I wouldn't recommend doing it too many times cause it can mess up the fit of the stem.

MarkinCA
08-30-2014, 12:59 AM
The stem is removable Andrew. I agree with Andrew. I'd smoke at least three and give it a gentle try upon finishing the third bowl...

WaRevo
08-30-2014, 01:00 PM
I just bought a Dr Garbow omega on a whim. Went to remove the stem and it seems to be fixed. Is it removable?!

Hello New here on the Board. I have 3 Omega pipes and love them. As others have stated already the stems are removable. I have one from the 80's one from around 95ish and one that I bought in 2010. The 2010 one is the smooth pipe of the 3 http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh312/WaRevo07/E72A4627-2D55-408E-B5F8-AF4839CF975A-7081-000017E6CF7FBF4E_zpsf80f3d6d.jpg

I prefer the Savinelli Balsa System filters over the Grabow as seen in picture.

James

sikk50
09-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Thank you guys, I finally got it undone. I put it in a zip lock and placed it in the freezer over night. Came apart with very little effort in the morning.