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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:50 pm 
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I've searched "fipple tweak" and "loose fipple" etc. and found brilliant minds at work regarding tweaking etc. I'd just like to be able to loosen my Generation D, Bb, C, etc. fipples safely, so that I can tune them (and maybe tweak if the desire strikes in the future). Without them cracking. Can someone point me in the direction of a previous thread that addresses this and or provide simple directions for me here?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:19 pm 
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Hoping I understand what you are asking:

Here is how I was able to loosen the head on my Generation Bb, I just ran the water from the kitchen tap until it became hot and then held the head under the hot water stream for about 10-15 seconds. Then carefully twisted the head and it easily came loose.

I've read that you don't need boiling water, just hot tap water. Getting the head too hot could cause it to deform.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:40 pm 
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You are right that it's come up before. I like the Joannie Madden Smackdown Method that Jerry Freeman offered in the thread below. Many other suggestions there too.

http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?p=1065278

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:25 pm 
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On many whistles the head isn't even glued. Often a little twist is all that's needed. On the others I use the "smack down" method. Insert whistle in one that is slightly larger and simply let it fall into it. Often that's all that's needs to knock the head loose and then you twist it off.


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