How to Clean Your Pipe

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Do you have a pipe? Then you know that after smoking Tobacco or other LEGAL things such as Saliva. After a couple uses the pipe can get full of resin and other things. This instructable will show you who to clean it.

Step 1: Parts

You need:
A pipe to clean
Rubbing Alcohol
Something to get the screen out
Bags
A new screen

Step 2: Pull Out Old Screen and Disassemble

Use a pointy object to remove the old screen, then disassemble as far as u can.

Step 3: Bag It

Put all the pipe related parts in a bag then fill with the alchol leaving some room.

Step 4: Shake

Shake and leave to sit over night, but not to long. mine leaked.

Step 5: Finish

Wipe up, reassemble and put in a new screen, and you're done.

Here are the twins, as Bender would say "Make new friends and keep the old, because one is silver and the other is gold."

Step 6: Other Ideas

If you are smoking a certain green substance and you want to keep the resin, pour the bag into a bowl. Then leave it in the sun to evaporate.

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    49 Discussions

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    keaghanz

    3 years ago on Introduction

    i need to know how to clean a mushroom keychain pipe mine is so clogged with rez i cant even smoke out of it anymore

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    SideSh0wkeaghanz

    Reply 3 years ago

    Or use a Bobby pin or something similar and scrape it if you plan on smoking it.

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    SideSh0wkeaghanz

    Reply 3 years ago

    Add some sea salt in with it and shake, the grains scrub the sides. Or you could buy cleaning fluid from a headshop and follow the directions in the bottle, some don't work very well if it's caked full.

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    mclaybaugh

    5 years ago

    I think u meant salvia

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    jlynch771

    5 years ago on Introduction

    If you add coarse salt to the bag and shake hard for a min or two it really helps alot. It acts as an abrasive. The salt will not dissolve in the alcohol.

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    x3n0c1dal

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice instructible. I have an instructible series coming out about kinds of smoking apparatuses and how to make them. by far, I only have one about making a bong, or "water filtered pipe" and I would strongly appreciate if anyone could view it and comment on it. Thank you.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Smokers-UNITE-project-1-Homemade-Bong/

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    Not "rust" exactly. Rust normally refers to iron oxydation. Salt causes corrosion for sure, especially sodium salts, but any salt that is electrolytically active will do the same thing.

    BUT, if the salt is not left on it for any length of time (days or longer) it will help remove some oxidation.  An overnight soak and rinse shouldn't hurt it at although I might not do this with copper parts.  

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    alchohol and salt. you dont need anything else. get 90% iso- it works better(less water) and is clean disolving. all of the cleaners you could use or detergents or whatever are going to leave residue. residue that could react to heat, you dont want to breathe that in. even some chemicals that work well are generally industrial grade- not medical and the ingredients listed do not have to be 100% pure. when using something like napathol, try leaving some out on a glass dish for a few days before trying it on your piece and see what is left behind.
    if you dont care about your piece or pan i suppose boiling is a good way to clean, but putting the stress on the glass all over from the heat is bad. it puts stress on any faults in the glass or tiny cracks and chips. this could result in a premature break. while heating is inevitable of some parts of the piece with use, why put undo stress on good pieces?
    maybe im just a connoisseur

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    Hey guys and gals, I have found a really cheap and simple way to clean a whole pipe. No matter what type or brand. If you go to a beauty shop or whatever (the way i found this was my wife was helping me clean pipes and she made the suggestion) buy some of the nail buffer, shiner and one of the rough ones. Then use long strokes and use the rough one to sand away any gunnk or residue left on the stem of the pipe. Then use the buffer to get any scratches off of it. Finally scrub as hard as you can with the shiner and watch your pipe shine.

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    chriskarrTylermonn

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Well, some people would do it. Ancient cultures that worshiped the Fly Agaric mushrooms found that there was a scarcity at one point, so the priests began to be the sole people that ingested the mushroom alone. Since the toxins in the fly agaric don't get absorbed, for the most part, by the human body, the next lower social class would drink the urine of the priests in order to get the high that they desired, since it made them feel closer to 'God'. It kept going like this until the lowest social class.

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    Kashtray

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Boiling your pipe is another good way to get it clean. It's healthy for you and the environment, not so healthy for the pot you use though.

    To keep your pipe clog-free between cleanings, check out this thing.
    www.kashtray.com

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    applesupnorth

    9 years ago on Step 5

    Hey all, I have found something to add to this method of pipe cleaning. Once you add the rubbing alcohol, also add a couple table spoons of Epsons Salt. It REALLY helps!!! Not sure if it's the grit or if it make a chemical reaction, but it is easily 2-3 times more "potent" than alcohol alone. Try it! It works great! Also, another method I use is EASY OFF oven cleaner. It also works awesome! Just make sure to rinse the parts well after with water.

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    Yeah, it's the grit. This works especially well in glass pieces, where you can add some salt and then shake it around.

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    xACIDITYx

    8 years ago on Introduction

    In reference to step 6, you should not put it in a ZipLoc bag, but rather pour out the dirty isopropyl alcohol onto a plate or cooking pan and leave it to air dry over 24 hours. If you did it right, you will have a brownish substance left on it. Scrape this off; it is smokeable "QWISO" hash.