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Thanks again everyone for your responses. I decided to go with another solution, and if it fails overtime I will use one of yours. Main reason was that I wanted to use what I had on hand, here in my apartment.
If you see in the attached pic, the pipebowl is upside down, and not falling out of the collar, as it did before. I left some of what I used exposed, so you can see its material, but after this post I will trim it away, to conceal the fix.
What I did: I took some cotton that I found, and made a circle with it to fit in the collar, in order to decrease its radius. This way the collar would hold snugly to the pipe bowl. Then I scraped dross that was in the saddle, and melted it around the inside of the collar, so that the cotton circle would be “glued” to it. Finally, I shoved the tighter collar to hold firmly to the pipe bowl, and voila!
My next task will be to polish the saddle. Currently I don’t have the materials, but when I do, I will be sure to post results.
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