I think there are a lot of myths out there like "You have to spend two months salary on an engagement ring." or "You should buy red roses for you spouse on Valentines Day." I think those myths and the "You should only smoke a briar pipe once a day." are myths created by people intent on selling you something.
My grandfather would smoke the same pipe all day long and then smoke a different pipe all day long the next day.
Exactly...older folks would use that pipe until it fell apart or got too clogged with cake to get tobacco into...we are blessed to have a rotation of 30+ pipes to choose from...personally I could live with my 3 from Ron and the one from Cramps and the rest I could live without.
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I actually smoke the same pipe for several days before trading it in for a new one. Monday and Thursday are my "pipe days" - on those days I give the pipe a good cleaning, put it on the shelf, and get out a new one. This method has one great advantage: each pipe gets a thorough cleaning every dozen-ish bowls. I have not had any problems with this. The pipe does not explode if I use it multiple days.
I've used the same pipe for extended periods of time and not had issues. However, I am profligate in my use of pipe cleaners. I will use then several times during a smoke, as well as after I am finished with the pipe. Any time there's even a hint of a gurgle or moisture, I use a pipe cleaner.