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So Swim is a newb to meth. Swim got a glass pipe from a friend that's pretty big, its about 6 inches long and is supposed to have a cap that goes on the end opposite of the ball, but that got lost (wonder how ...) Anyway, Swim has a few questions about the pipe. Kinda shy to ask user friends...
1. How exactly do you clean it? Right now Swim sees residue in the neck part, bottom of ball has some black, and white stuff on the top part around the hole (assuming it's also residue?)
2. How often should Swim clean it?
3. Swim kinda feels really dumb asking this question but how do you know when the pipe is out of meth?
get swiy a q-tip get it wet then you can put it through the hole at the top of "the ball end" and then scrape away the black crap(burnt meth), "the white stuff" can still be smoked, should clean it whenever you burn some meth, and its all gone when you get no more vapors? and remember to turn it 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock to avoid burning it
they sell them everywhere - espesh inlondon - any tabacconist or 'legal' high shop - you just ask for a glass 'tobacco' pipe - normally a fiver each??? SWIM has never had a problem in buying them in places like Soho
not sure about oz... but here in london swim was walk into prtyy much any tobacco/paraphinalla store and buy a glass tobacco pipe - normally around £5 each for a basic small one.
dirtybead added 4 Minutes and 2 Seconds later...
swim find the best way to clean a glass tobacco pipe it to boil some water in a kettle our a little bleach into the bowl - put in a cup/glass fill with the remaining hot water and put it in the microwave for about 4 mins - comes out brand new
Last edited by dirtybead; 22-10-2010 at 04:00.
Reason: Automerged Doublepost
1) There's 3 different ways SWIM has learned to clean the pipe. Either melt it down, scrape it or water it out. Using a lighter doesnt exactly work to melt it down but a mini torch does the job. Also keep in mind that the less amount of residue, the harder its gonna be to melt it down because it needs to almost puddle and all fall down together. If theres not enough it will mostly vapor out and just leave little spots that wont go down to the bowl. Then theres scraping it. SWIM uses an extra large paper clip usually and just scrapes the neck and the bowl peice. This technique is usually used if one plans to smoke the residue. Finally there's watering it out. Just put under some water and use a Q-tip to dry it and get all the residue out. This works because meth is water soluable.
-When it comes to the black at the bottom. Take a Q-tip and get it a little wet and scrape it off throught the top of the bowl. Be really gentle though because the bowl piece is really thin and easy to break.
2)SWIY can clean it as often as he wants. The longer its left, the more residue builds. So its really a personal choice.
3)SWIY can tell the pipe is out by looking at it from the bottom. When the bowl is smoked it turns into a puddle. SWIY should let it re-crystalize (initially letting it cool so its less likely to burn) before looking turning the bubble to look because one doesnt want the puddle to go everywhere. If the bowl does not look crystal like then its done. SWIY will be able to see the black that was described in question #1.