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A small glass tube can be perchased from most liquer stores. This is called a "Straight Shooter" or "Stem."
A screen is made by taking a copper brillo pad (also conveniently available the same liquor store) and cutting a small square (about 1 1/2 inch).
The brillo contains impurities which must be burnt off.
Using a metal fork, hold the brillo sheet over a lighter flame for a few seconds until it turns red hot. You'll see the smoke come off the screen. and when it cools (which will also happan rapidly) it will have changed from a gold color to a GRAY color.
The screen is now clean.
Wad the screen up into an elongated roll.
Insert it into the glass tube.
Use a small chopstick or section of rifle cleaning rod to compress the screen at one end of the glass, then push it back down a bit to allow for your rock.
If you're curious about as to how a crack pipe is made I offer the following for your information:
1.) Hollow glass tube (available at your local liquor store) [Edited, September 10, 2005] Since I wrote this almost two years ago, state and federal law enforcement agencies have come down hard on places that sell glass tubes. You'll find that many liquor stores no longer stock them.
They DO, however, sell sell car deoderizers in long glass tube-like bottles, and although these bottles have a base to them and are NOT hollow, they can be easily MADE hollow and modified into a crack pipe.
a.) Buy the car deoderizer and take it home.
b.) Remove the cap and empty the contents from the bottle.
c.) Remove any tags or stickers from the glass.
d.) Rinse and dry the inside of the blass bottle.
e.) When the bottle has been thoroughly rinsed and dried, use a belt sander or a gringing wheel to grind off the base of the bottle. Once the base has been ground off, you have a hollow glass tube with with one thread end (where the cap used to be). The end that was ground has micro cracks that need to be sealed.
f.) A propane torch can be used to heat the ground edge of the glass until it is red hot and just begins to melt.
g.) Remove the torch when done, but give the heated area a blast of flame enery few seconds so the glass won't cool too quickly (otherwise it may shatter).
When the glass is completely cooled, you're done.
2.) Copper brillo pad. (also available at the local liquor store)
3.) Cigarette lighter
4.) Small chopstick, or section of rifle cleaning rod.
-The glass functions as the pipe.
-The copper brillo is the screen that holds and burns the crack and crack resins.
-The lighter is necessary to burn the initial gunk off the brillo/screen before use.
-The chopstick is used to push the brillo from one end of the pipe to the other. "Pushing" serves two functions: a.) it tightens up the screen so it won't slide back when a hit is inhaled and ... b.) it pushes the resins back up in the opposite direction. for a good crack-resin hit.
1.) Cut the brillo pad and pull off a sheet of copper mesh.
2.) Cut 3-4 squares from the copper mesh. Size each square to 1 1/4 inch (about 3cm).
3.) Place each square on the end of a metal fork and hold the lighter underneath it to burn away the crap on the copper. The mesh must be burned until red hot. It heats and cools quickly. Once cool, it will change color to various shades of gray.
4.) Roll the mesh into a thin elongated wad that will fit into the glass.
5.) Slide the mesh screen into the glass and use chopstick to compress it at either end of the glass. It is now a functional screen.
6.) Push the screen back down 1/4 inch (5mm) to make ready to load a rock.
The crack pipe is now ready for action.
You can substitute any small steel shaft for a push stick. Steel actually works better because you can scrape the resins off of the steel shaft, and use the steel shaft to scrape resins from the edge of the glass. A small section of wire hanger will suffice.
For crack, in just about any kind of pipe, you'ld need a screen to get a good hit. Holes in a soda can don't work well for crack because there's no screen and smokeable resins become difficult to access as they stick to the inside wall of the can.
A simple sheet of aluminum foil, & a foil straw to inhale vapors works far better. Place a rock on the foil sheet and burn it from below while chasing the smoke with the straw.
Ive actually read alot of articles lately about LEO cracking (no pun intended) down on the sale of "glass roses"
This is what is for sale in Rhode Island.. every time i'm in there i go to the clerk or my friend "U know what that is" "a glass rose?" "na dude it's a fucking crack pipe, put a piece of "choy" (as we call it) in it and bang spice it up a knotch you got a crack pipe.
Gotta love the "war on drugs" everything has a loophole
Mainly, this contraption is used for smokin meth, but SWIM has found that it is most excellent for his new-found lethal pleasure as well....
Take a light bulb (any normal sized lightbulb will work..), remove the copper (?) ring thing on the very end of it with a knife. Then use that same (preferably small) knife, and jab it in between the two big black chunks of plastic.. chucks should break off fairly easily, when you can fit knive in insert and rotate to get it all out.
Now I take a long, thin screwdriver, and break the layer of glass that is seperating you from the guts of your bulb. Insert into bulb and just kind of move back and forth..you'll understand fine after you get to this stage. To break the glass tubing, take your screwdriver and get the tube between it and the outer edge of your bulb; apply pressure. (Be sure that you are cupping the entire side of the bulb you are applying pressuer onto with the palm of your hand...do not hold by the end or it will break, and you will have to go without yet another light in your probably already dimmly-lit home).
Now, its a simple matter of removing the pesky "soft" white coating. This usually takes the most amount of time by people I see do it, but only because they wash it out with water. Check it.
Pour enough salt in the lightbulb to fill it a bit under 1/4 full...cover end with thumb, shake a few times, DONE.
When pouring the salt out, swirl the bulb in a spiral fashion, so the salt will kind of clean up after itself, removing most of the salt residue. (NOTE: You can wash with water now to remove that salt residue if you really want too...however it takes a while to dry, so if you're as impatient as I usually am, fuck it. The salt doesn't hurt anything..just makes it slightly harder to see in. After using for a little while most of the salt residue will be gone (with no effect on taste).
They're disposable, easy-to-make-able, and oh so damn fun to get huge rips off....if you're not familiar with shards, to get a big hit you'll want to rotate the lighter in small circles while rotating the bulb left to right...and make sure you inhale as slooooooooooooowly as you can.
instead of all that all you nead is a empty plastic bottle about 500 ml or smaller some tin foil and a straw. half fill bottle with water burn hole big enough to fit straw inside on the side a little above the water line. if its lose cover side with gum. place tin foil on top make sucure by bending sides over top of bottle. put some small holes in top and cover with cigaret ash. blaze away. or failing that just use a coke can. cheap and easy and disposable.
ewwwwwwwww...burnt plastic is gross. Used to make lots of makeshift bongs and straws and plastic bottles are not prime matrial. Gets the job done but id just spend 30 on a freebase stylebong. Can be used for anything but weed for the most part.
This is a questions for thosewhove smoked the rock through different pipes. Do you guys think there is much of a difference using one pipe to the other, I usually prefere the glass pipe with the 1/4"bowl but ive notices it heats up quickly and makesless resine whichcan beless potent. Ive also tried the tubes with brillo and sometimes the resine is better since you dont have to hold the lighter to the brillo yet the amount of smoke you get is different, maybe i set my brillo up wrong since most people i know smoke through tubes and say they get more tokes using the brillo, ive heard of a few tricks to get the brillo to keep burning making smoke without needing to use as much rock. what do you guys prefere, what makes the best resine for you, what gives you the best tokes, most smoke ect..
Can someone explain how to smoke with the tube and brillo because I really don't understand. Can you apply direct heat to the rock (ie cannabis) or do you need to smoke it with indirect heat (ie meth)?Edited by: gbar
Is it at all possible to smoke crack from a lightbulb? Unscrew it, take the stuff out of the inside, put the rock in, light the bottom, and suck through a tooter? I saw this on the show "Intervention" and was just wondering if what I saw was right... thanks
I also saw H. Thompson / Johnny Depp smoke a light bulb in Fear and Loathing. What was that all about?
Ithink you will lose to much coke if you do that, the coke can't move and if you would put a rock in it it would just burn away,maybe if you put everythime just a very litte bit in it and every time you smoked that bit put again a little in it,but not a whole rock.
Alright u want to know how to make a choy? I'll explain it even though USING THE SEARCH ENGINE would tell the same thing i'll tell u here.
Go to your local convience store/gas station and buy a rose in a tube. Take the ends off (cork ends), and throw the rose out the window (or give it to your girl when your geeking). Take a brillo pad and cut a square out (start with a 1x1) or any size. then find something that will fit down the middle of the stem from both ends, say a small dowel (wooden or what ever)... take the brillo, hold it with some pliers and light it on fire, burn it until red hot, and then let cool, rinse off... dry it. Then push it in, repeat until you have enough brillo in the stem so when u look through the pipe u cant see light comming through. the less light the better. On the end where you will put the rock push it down about |--| that much, maybe less. Take your rock, put it in, light the rock and melt it into the brillo, dont hit the rock straight. By melting the crack into the brillo you are burning off most of the impurites and letting the crack go to the brillo. Then Take the rip lighting the lighter and sucking the flame so it touches the brillo.