Paraphernalia - Best Pipe Stem for Crack: Glass or Metal

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  1. BeeBadger

    BeeBadger Newbie

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    :crazy Halo Everyone. I was wondering which is the best Stem for smoking crack. I have used glass for many years now. Damn things he said kept breaking, because of the thin glass they use now. SWIM wanted to know that the tire gauge stem they sell, has to be burned, and for how long to lose the metal taste. He would be ever grateful, and Zoned. :beer
     
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  2. fnord

    fnord Palladium Member

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    swim prefersusing a light bulb,take the metall piece of the end clean it out drill a hoe sligtly bigger than a pen tube in a 2 litter botttel cap atach the cap to the end of the light bulb and then stick a pen tube in the cap still breakable but it works really good all your oils colect in the bottom so its easier to hit
     
  3. LuLu

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    RE: Best Stem

    Hello Bee,

    My friend SWIM told me that he uses 3/8" stainless steel tubing that a friend of his that works in a industrial/maintenance area gets for him, but he said you could also get it at hardward stores. I say in his opinion the best screen to use is stainless steel washing machine lint traps, also easy to get. Clean the tubing with hot, soapy water, rinse, run some alcohol through it and it will last & last & last with a cleaning every now and again. The screen needs to be burned, washed and rinsed with alcohol and it will last a while too.
     
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  4. SPWIM

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    Has You seen the Eagle Bill vapourizer? It looks like it could be used to smoke crack.
     
  5. BeeBadger

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    Thnx Lulu

    I have a metal stem also, seems not to leave much resin though. Does the metal absorb the crack? She perfers the glass though, she loves seeing that stem glow white with the smoke.
     
  6. LuLu

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    Hey Bee,
    I say that no, the metal cannot absorb the resin. He also said that if you cool the pipe quickly with ice after each hit and push it, you will get the resin.
     
  7. Jatelka

    Jatelka Psychedelic Shepherdess Platinum Member & Advisor

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    From the rules:

    • Use descriptive Topic Subject. This will help others find what they want to read. Topics with bad Topic subjects may be deleted! - there's nothing more annoying than looking at all those stupid "A stupid question" subject lines. I mean, I'm damn lazy, but how hard is it to type "A stupid question about (insert something here)"? As a rule of thumb, most thread titles should include the full name of the drug discussed.

    A rule many tend to forget will cause a mass of warnings soon...

    Therefore: Thread title edited to include "Crack"
     
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  8. johnnyko

    johnnyko Newbie

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    Recently tried a metal tube, seems like the oil prefers glass to metal. With glass seems like the oil immediately runs down the pipe, with metal seems like the oil stays more in the brillo
     
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      Not a terrible post, but not worth resurrecting an eight years dead thread for.
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  9. laron16

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    Prefer metal. Have always use taken apart air gauges (hollow tube when done) perfect size in my opinion.
     
  10. Nosferatus

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    On the rare occasion that I used a stem (generally preferred bottle pipes, or glass steamrollers or mini-bongs), I liked glass, it doesn't get as hot, tastes better, and you can see your hit coming. Metal only has availability and durability as real advantages.
     
  11. gennMarkus

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    Best pipe i made using a pill bottle. Like perscription bottle. Like 3-4 inch long and inch n half around. Put hole near bottom. Make tinfoil bowl and let er fly