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Is smoking out of an aluminum pipe poisonous?

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:29 AM

I was smoking today and began thinking that its bad when u smoke out of aluminum cans so is it any different from a pipe? Plus i heard that some people who smoke coke offa aluminum foil can die.
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Posted 07 December 2003 - 03:26 PM

I'm not 100% sure, so don't quite take my work for it, but I think it's the paint off the aluminum cans (coke cans, etc) that is really bad for you. Aluminum isn't the best thing either, but I don't think it'll hurt you to do it once in a blue moon.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 04:56 PM

it's the chemicals used on the aluminum can and foil that are really bad for you. Some people say excessive aluminum in your blood can help cause alzheimer's too.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 06:16 PM

It depends on the thickness. Those anodanized pipes you can buy are not poisonous. They are much thicker than cans and foil. So no chemicals come off of them... or atleast nowhere near the amount that cans and foil give off...

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:46 PM

i dont smoke smoke from metal period

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 05:37 AM

i got the aluminum flashlight pipe offa this site and i was wonderin if its ok...Its an awsome pipe tho, i love it

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 07:43 AM

just use glass! if your in a fix, use an apple!

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:08 PM

Originally posted by Dr Jammin
just use glass! if your in a fix, use an apple!



I agree! smoking out of an aluminum pipe won't hurt you, though. NEVER SMOKE OUT OF A CAN! They cover the inside of the can with a VERY thin layer of plastic to prevent corrosion, so you're inhaling plastic, as well as burning paint.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 11:44 PM

I have all ways smoked out of a water bong with a side carb but i have been in a situation where i had to impervise and make a coke can into a bowl and i've heard it was bad for you but i'm still alive and smokeing so i guess it's the greater of the evils

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 12:41 AM

Originally posted by Neo of WNEC
The misconception is that the metal is bad fo ryou. aluminum is FINE. But in cans... if you've ever noticed... there is paint on the outside, and such. And it does form a poisonous gas when burned... a lot like all other forms of paint. The metal itself is ABSOLUTELY FINE!



What the fuck u smoking? Aluminum is not fine.. altho i have used it occasionaly

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 02:37 AM

im not sure..ive always heard it was dangerous and shit.. but im not an expert.. not meaning to bash n e one here.

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 03:21 AM

Lol whoever told you aluminum is fine to smoke was dumb.....When aluminum is heated up as tin as tin foil or a can, it releases a toxic compund aluminum oxide....Aluminum oxide is VERY harmful, it basically clogs your lungs so badly that they can bleed and cause you to die....fast...This is if you do it every once in a awhile like once a week.........It also has been known to cause alzhiemers

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 05:45 PM

Pure aluminum is not dangerous. Things like foil or cheap (thin) cans have so many other shit metals in them, that thats what makes them dangerous. The shit in them vaporize at low temperatures and you toke that shit it with your weed. A bong or pipe made out of aluminum is cool, because its food grade metal, meaning that no fume are emmited at low temps. ie under 800 degree celcius.

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 04:00 AM

Would .26 gauge Aluminum Sheet Metal work?

It's damn thick, and not treated with anything...

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 04:14 AM

Oh yea and can't you scrape off the glue/paint??

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:58 PM

What's wrong with smoking out of copper?

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 09:48 PM

Originally posted by Neo of WNEC
We're working on getting our Prof to quote it and let us put it up here, but he wants to put a full chemical reaction up here, and its tough to explain to him a bunch of pot heads probably wouldn't appreciate it.



Why wouldn't we appreciate it? I think you have a good argument.




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