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ive discoverd the best way to get resin out of a pipe

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 02:42 PM

ok so i just discoverd the best way to clean your glass pipes. I took a glass cup and put my pipe in it. then filled it with water and stck it in the microwave. after a few minutes the water started to boil and all the resin started floating out. then carefully poured out most of the water and used a spoon to scoop out the resin which is now being set out to dry. its about a joints worth of sticky blackness!

EDIT : put a bowl or something under the cup or else the water will boil and bubble out and you'll get nasty resin water all over your microwave. oh yeah.... and your microwave will smell for a while, but if you leave the door open it will go away in like an hour
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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:05 PM

hey i just did that its pretty cool thanks man

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:21 AM

Good idea I just cleaned out my pipe but next time I need to clean it I will try that.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 06:15 AM

I do that on the stove.. Be careful! Make sure you don't forget about your piece!... :D

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 02:37 AM

LOL! Hey, that's a good idea!, but who remembers my blow touch method? I would think I might be better to just heat the piece until it starts to smoke with a blow touch.... or a lighter.... Heat your piece until it smokes then take the draws from it... that always got me pretty high when I don't have any weed... Pretty good high, but short high though. I would think though, if you are that desperate.... it may contain alot of tar.... Hate to bust on the fun, but heath is wealth.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 06:20 AM

i just bought a glass pipe today i'm gunna smoke it so much and when time i'll try that sounds awesome

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 02:59 AM

2 questions:

1) how long did you put it in for?

2) did it completly clean the pipe?

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 03:12 AM

isopropyl alcohol/pipe cleaners never fancied resin myself:confused: I got fast ,safe ,results. Ho-Ho- or HOOT-HOOT . Posted Image lol radio

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 09:03 AM

sweet i just tried this on my spoon and it worked great. however when i did my sherlock a huge clump of resin got clogged in the top of it. i had to do it twice to get it clean.

keep up the good work

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 06:56 PM

isn't that bad for the glass?

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 10:03 PM

nice

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 11:30 PM

just remember if your pipe is still hot dont poor cool water over it or itll shatter...i learned that after my 5th testtube

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:01 PM

I think putting in a pot and boiling it on the stove is better... you can move the pipe around with tongs so that all of the resin comes out.

For all of you that live with your parents, be wary. Doing this stinks up the place like all hell.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:45 AM

Honstly, the best way to perfectly clean your bowl like new and get a nice big resin ball out of it is to use acetone. It cleans almost instantaneously, and evaporates quickly for easy resin collection. You can find it at any hardware store, probably in the paint thinner/solvents section. Just a little advice from a Chem major :D

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:50 AM

using rubbing alcohol would be much safer in lots of ways. acitone just has lots of gross stuff in it that i wouldnt want in my pipe

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:08 AM

Bah, Acetone may be slightly cancerous, but it's no worse than what you find in cigarettes. Plus it evaporates immediately, leaving behind no trace of the acetone after a couple minutes (acetone being simple methylethyl ketone.... nothing more, nothing less). We used it in my orgo labs all the time. It's perfect for any organic grime you may need to clean up :) Fun shit... works perfect

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 05:20 PM

using rubbing alcohol would be much safer in lots of ways. acitone just has lots of gross stuff in it that i wouldnt want in my pipe

Exactly...

91% rubbing alcohol is as safe as you can get..I swear by it. You're losing it if you think acetone is safe...

One can be rubbed on skin without any irritation...the other chemically burns flesh..
One evaporates leaving behind 9% of it's original content...simple h2o... the other needs to be rinsed.

Acetone is however a good way to leech pure honey out of already processed oil....

I think I've made my choice tho chem major... :P

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 09:06 PM

Honstly, the best way to perfectly clean your bowl like new and get a nice big resin ball out of it is to use acetone. It cleans almost instantaneously, and evaporates quickly for easy resin collection. You can find it at any hardware store, probably in the paint thinner/solvents section. Just a little advice from a Chem major :D

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That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Why? Because if you are going to strip your pipe with it & then make the resin into a ball, some of the acetone might get trapped in & not be able to permeate to the surface. I've worked with acetone before & I just wouldn't trust it.

One can be rubbed on skin without any irritation...the other chemically burns flesh..


Yes, as everyone probably knows rubbing alcohol isn't harmful on the skin, but
acetone doesn't burn the skin either. If anything it will just somehow remove all the natural oil off of your skin.

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 09:47 PM

That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Why? Because if you are going to strip your pipe with it & then make the resin into a ball, some of the acetone might get trapped in & not be able to permeate to the surface. I've worked with acetone before & I just wouldn't trust it.



Yes, as everyone probably knows rubbing alcohol isn't harmful on the skin, but
acetone doesn't burn the skin either. If anything it will just somehow remove all the natural oil off of your skin.

Some with super soft skin actually get nuked around the area they're removing nail polish from... so it depends on person.

Rubbing alcohol is like mary jane...I've yet to hear of any problems with it outside idiots cooking themselves trying to play fire eater.

Dude with the spoon... rubbing alcohol... 91% best 99c to a 1.50 you'll ever spend. Juts fill the spoon with a tiny bit cover the carb an mouth piece an shake like all hell. Taping a bit of paper towel over the bowl is optional....as is adding salt to remove gunk even faster. No smell no fuss no muss....

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 12:14 AM

I used to clean my peahitterr with nail polish that had acetone in it. It works really well, but that cant be healthy.




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