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Paraphernalia - Home-made crack-pipes (do you do this?)

Discussion in 'Cocaine & Crack' started by beena, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. beena

    beena Palladium Member

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    Mar 14, 2007
    38 y/o Female from U.K.
    SWIM has a quick question involving home-made crack-pipes:
    Basically, SWIM uses an Evian (or other similar) bottle, empties a quarter of the water out, makes a hole in one side of the bottle in which she inserts a small tube to pull on, tinfoil with tiny holes on top of bottle, then ash, crack and voila! She has her pipe ...
    The other week a friend of SWIM's asked her why she didn't put a "shot" hole on the other side: this is a technique SWIM is familiar with from back in the day when she used to smoke pot, i.e. you put a small hole in the bottle/pipe on the other side from where the tube is, place your finger over the hole whilst you pull on the pipe and then release it at the last minute so that air gets sucked in and pushes more smoke (and air) into the users' lungs. SWIM has never thought to do this with a crack-pipe before though and for some reason she just always saw it as something stoners did. Does it work as effectively with a crack-pipe? Is there any point doing it?
  2. entheologian

    entheologian Newbie

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Male from U.K.
    it can help if you don't finish the rock in one go to clear the bottle without pulling ash through
    the holes, but i prefer the glass pipe with copper wire screen

    entheologian added 68 Minutes and 54 Seconds later...

    i meaning my friend Ian in the above post
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  3. Madhat

    Madhat Titanium Member

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Male from U.S.A.
    That hole is known as a "carb" on marijuana pipes. It allows fresh air to fill the pipe after you're almost done inhaling so that you can suck the last bit of smoke out without continuing to burn the product in the bowl.

    All of the crack heads I've ever talked to have used either the glass tube from those rose things they have in gas stations or the metal tube from a tire gauge. A few others had metal tubes they took from other items, but the glass and tire gauges are the most common I've seen. I've never seen anyone put a carb on one, but crack can be smoked in pretty much any way conceivable.
  4. LLCoolD3

    LLCoolD3 Silver Member

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    Dec 15, 2010
    Male from Canada
    Swim has seen this type of pipe made with the carb and without. He's not sure which is better for a pipe of this sort. The main drawback to this design is the obvious one, that it's only good for sessions at home, unlike a pipe that fits in a pocket.
  5. Nosferatus

    Nosferatus Silver Member

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    Nov 13, 2012
    Male from Canada
    The best pipe, if portability and price isn't a concern, is a mini glass bong of the type with a tube for inhaling on the side loaded with 10 or so pipe screens and a little bit of either ash or very finely ground cannabis on top, this is an economical and disposable version of that that certain people have told me works excellently.