cleaning a glass pipe

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by smurfy78, Jan 15, 2008.

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    GangstaChronic

    GangstaChronic Well-Known Member

    i used clorox bleach and hot water. but you gotta let it sit and dry for a day or so.

    Also, rubbing alcohol works... as well as a boiling pot of water.
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    Endoe

    Endoe Well-Known Member

    OK here is the explaination of why you use alcohol. Resin is an oil based substance. Therefore You have to use something that will break down an oil based substance. As most of you SHOULD know by now in your lives, water doesn't break down oil. What you are doing when you put it in Boiling water is you are making an oil and water suspension. What happens when you let the water cool off after you have boiled your pipe? I'll tell you in case you haven't let it settle. You have water with a layer of resin on top of the water. If you do the same thing with the alcohol you have a resin and alcohol solution. So all you are doing is spreading the resin around. I bet when you get done cleaning with water it has to be sticky as hell now you know why.Now I will be the first to admit that it will do a lot to clean your pipe. But if you want that son-of-a-bitch spotless like it is brand new the only way to do it is Alcohol. As I said before the salt doesnt really do much all it is, is an abrasive. But it does help with the really thin resin coating that gets all over everything.

    Also I saw that Kochab you only clean your every four months? Man, I clean my bong every 2-3 weeks. My pipes I don't clean nearly as often but I don't use them nearly as much.
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    thats the hand pipes bro. the bongs get cleaned much much more often. well, i take that back. the stems and bowls do, i dont mind the resin taste so much in the chamber....
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    mr.x007

    mr.x007 Well-Known Member

    Well i broke it, while i was cleaning it. So now off to the smoke shop and for a nice 2 footer, with a perc. Or maybe a hurricane.
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    taekwondoguy

    taekwondoguy Well-Known Member

    how much resin do you get from the average dirty glass pipe? enough to get a buzz or what?

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