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Carbon Filters

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by OkTree, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. OkTree

    OkTree Member

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    Hi,

    I tried searching for "carbon" on FC but didn't find much. Was hoping to start a thread to incite discussion on carbon filters. I have never used one, so I was really hoping for a lot of feedback.
    What are pros/cons?
    What are the main differences between having one/not (taste, aesthetics, etc.)?
    Was it worth the price paid?
    Favorite manufacturer (if any)?
    Science-related articles?
    Does it remove any of the potency of the product?
  2. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    I'm actually a huge fan of carbon filters for combustion. They keep your glass clean and although they do reduce the flavour slightly, I find carbon filtered smoke less harsh.

    The best carbon filter I've used is from Oregon Glass Blower on ioffer: http://www.ioffer.com/users/oregonglassblower. It's priced around $20-30 and has built in glass pinches to hold the carbon - no screen needed. He also included a ton of activated carbon.

    I've heard suggestion that potency is reduced from filtering through activated carbon, but I can't say I've really noticed in my tests.

    I found this on rollitup a while ago: http://www.lenntech.com/library/adsorption/adsorption.htm#ixzz0iEA0nCB3
    but I think it's a pretty big jump to assume that a noticeable amount of actives are filtered out.

    I can't think of any reason you'd want to use a carbon filter for vaporization.
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  3. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    Not worth it for vaping only, IMO. But if you are still combusting, Kingofnull pretty much covered it. The only filter I preferred using when combusting, was water.
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  4. OkTree

    OkTree Member

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  5. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Weight has nothing to do with it.
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  6. OkTree

    OkTree Member

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    In terms of information provided, there is a lot :p
  7. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Just a little Back to the Future reference ;)
  8. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    i got the reference and laughed!!!! Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull in 1985???
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  9. OkTree

    OkTree Member

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    Oooh I have never watched

    >.>
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  10. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    It's funny, I somehow knew you were going to say that. The second one was always my favourite.
  11. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    As mentioned, I too don't see any advantage to using one with traditional vaping EXCEPT when 'flash vaping' dabs of concentrates on an oil rig/bub. And in that case its to reduce the waxes/resins that irritate my bronchs/throat.

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