Moisture Tube

(1 customer review)

Fitting your bagpipe with a water trap is absolutely essential to reduce the amount of moisture getting to your reeds. It also reflexes your hot, moist breath to the back of the bag and away from your reeds. My Moisture Tube has been specifically designed as an effective, lightweight, moisture control system that works without the use of silica gels.

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Posted by Bruce Hitchings on Thursday, 24 January 2019

SKU: MT2 Category:

Description

Description

We have received great feedback from this new product. It is lightweight and very effective with purpose-built components.

Fitting your bagpipe with a water trap is absolutely essential to reduce the amount of moisture getting to your reeds. It also reflexes your hot, moist breath to the back of the bag and away from your reeds. My Moisture Tube has been specifically designed as an effective, lightweight, moisture control system that works without the use of silica gels.

It is made up of a lightweight flexible tube connected to a compression cartridge. Warm, mouth-blown air flows through the tube and when passing through the cartridge it is compressed, causing the warm air to cool and humidify within the cylinder. The cartridge is fitted with a breathable cloth which can help with the air compression and to absorb excess moisture. The system is very easy to remove and fit. It is easily dismantled allowing for speedy and efficient cleaning.

This new product allows for adjustments to how much restriction you want or need.

Product Data

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Product Code

MT2

Support

Support

Moisture Tube Instructions 1

Moisture Tube Instructions 1

Installing the Moisture Tube (MT2)
A tight fit of the MT2 is essential to optimize the benefits of the system. Do not separate the stock connector from the flexi-tube. To ensure a tight fit, apply waxed hemp to the stock connector and then insert it (complete with its flexi-tube) firmly into the bottom of the blowpipe stock. An easy way to do this is to remove the blow pipe itself and hemp the stock connector up to the outside end of the blowpipe stock. It may take some adjustment until you are satisfied with the connection. You are now ready to fit the cartridge section onto the flexi-tube.

If using a split stock install in the normal way.

 

Cartridge Section
The cartridge section is comprised of two parts – the cartridge itself and the cartridge connector. Push the cartridge onto the cartridge connector. These parts should be kept intact unless you wish to remove the cloth to dry. To remove the cartridge section from the cartridge connector, grasp the cartridge and gently twist apart from the cartridge connector.

Between playing times keep the stock connector and flexi-tube in place (as one piece) in your pipe bag and remove the cartridge section.

 

Cartridge/Cloth and Air Reductions
The system has a number of built in air reductions.
1. The smaller diameter bore through the cartridge connector.
2. The grill inserted into the end of the cartridge connector.
3. The series of small holes in the cartridge itself. These holes should always be facing upwards in your bag.

Moisture Tube Instructions 2

Moisture Tube Instructions 2

The system can be used without the cloth but a lot of condensation will be created by the air passing through the small holes in the cartridge and the condensation will collect in the bottom of the cartridge.

If the cloth is inserted in the bottom of the cartridge, this will help absorb the majority of the moisture.

The supplied cloth is breathable and can be moved and adjusted to cover the small holes in the cartridge. This applies another obstacle to your hot air, and will create a lot more condensation taking moisture and heat out of the air before it enters the bag. However for some people this might be too restrictive and therefore you can adjust the cloth to cover all of the holes, part of the holes or no holes, to get the desired balance between restriction and moisture removal.

 

Drying the Cloth
An easy way to dry the system after playing and before placing into the pipe case is to remove the cartridge and either place it onto or near a heat source (e.g. a radiator or drying cupboard) or remove the cloth and dry it separately. The system is supplied with an additional piece of cloth. Spare cartridges and cloths can be purchased.

 

Stock Connector and Flexi-Tube
The stock connector and flexi-tube should be removed periodically for cleaning.

Video

Video

Distributors

Distributors

One Click Purchase via Distributors:

Hendersons Ltd – USA

Kilts and More – Germany

Other Distributors:

Asia

Highland Supplies – Singapore

Highland Supplies – Hong Kong

Australia / New Zealand

Bryce’s Bagpipes – New Zealand

Celtic Affairs – Australia

Easton Bagpipes – New Zealand

St Kilda Retail – Australia

Central Europe

D&M Shop – Belgium

Kroashent-tro Rond-point Karamporiel – France

Scottish Bagpipe Centre – Netherlands

The Piper’s Corner – Germany

North America

Ben Bhraggie House Ltd – Canada

J Higgins – USA

Pipeline – USA

Scott’s Highland Services – Canada

Tartantown – Canada

UK

Achiltibuie Bagpipe Specialists – Scotland

Beatstreet – Northern Ireland

Cabar Feidh Bagpipe Supplies – Scotland

Kilberry Bagpipes – Scotland

Kingdom Thistle – Scotland

R.G. Hardie & Co – Scotland

The Bagpipe Shop – Scotland

Wallace Bagpipes – Scotland

Reviews (1)

1 review for Moisture Tube

  1. Dennis Browning

    After trying many variations and types (most of them I made myself) I tried Bruce’s moisture tube. It works as well if not better than anything else I have tried. The ribbed tube is very good at trapping moisture as is the small yellow bottle and cloth at the end. With the addition of the moisture control system this is the driest setup I have ever had – and I am a VERY wet blower. The drones remain steady for such a long time – it makes piping evermore pleasurable,

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