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Old 01-01-2021, 01:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: Drone plugs/corks for Kitchen Pipes

Many makers of smallpipes have been supplying their sets with wooden pegs for s long, long time. I would suggest that a pipe maker would know what works and what is best for shutting off drones. Armed with that knowledge, I would not be afraid of using golf tees for drone stoppers.

For poly kitchen pipes, I like the rubber stopper idea, too.

I have even used a piece of electrical tape, which can be removed and stuck to the drone top for quick retrieval.
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Old 01-02-2021, 06:28 PM   #12
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Default Re: Drone plugs/corks for Kitchen Pipes

In a pinch, Q-tips work really well.

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Old 01-03-2021, 07:43 AM   #13
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Default Re: Drone plugs/corks for Kitchen Pipes

Guitar bridge end pins work fine in my set. You can find some very nice ones on line.
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