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Fiberglass for Pipe Screen - Bad idea?

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by Chicken #420, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Chicken #420

    Chicken #420 I and I be Irie Vaping with U and U in Zion, mon!

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    Fiberglass or fiberglass matting... the pure industrial white stuff, not pink house insulation. Thoroughly washed and dried before use. Is this a good idea or a bad idea for a bowl screen for vaping? Why?
     
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  2. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    You ever have an aquarium? If so, have you ever changed the glass wool in the filter while sitting on your bed....and then spending a night tossing an turning because you have a bed full of glass splinters.

    So, in that light....ask your question again. :brow:;):tup:
     
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  3. SamuraiSam

    SamuraiSam Extraction Technician

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    Are you aware you are supposed to wear a particulate respirator when working with fiberglass because of the consequences from inhaling fibers? They will embed into your lungs.

    In no way should you ever attempt to breathe through fiberglass.
     
  4. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    Better try to make a spiral out of wire and use it as a screen. Clothes ropes are usually stainless.
    Alternatively you can cut some tea/flour strainer :)).
     
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  5. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

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    a really bad idea... would not recommend it... if your health is important for you!
     
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  6. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    ____________ by a billion tiny cuts

    organic cotton, degummed hemp fiber, ceramic disc screens, and stainless steel pad for vaping are some actual choices.
     
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  7. Chicken #420

    Chicken #420 I and I be Irie Vaping with U and U in Zion, mon!

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    steama,
    What is available in the way of a glass disc screen or plate?
    I've looked at glass and quartz fritted discs, pretty expensive and I'm not sure the draw will be good. Glass disc pore plate screens made for pipe bowls are commonly available up to about 9mm, 12mm are rare... and nothing larger seems available. Would LOVE to find those in 18 or 19mm! :)
    I'm wanting this for FlowerPot use, currently using Titanium screens but would REALLY like glass instead if I can find something that works. Because it's for the FlowerPot, glass jacks and sea mines won't work.
     
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  8. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    Bad idea! Don't even attempt it.
     
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  9. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

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    @steama
     
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  10. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Being in construction I've breathed in enough insulation over the years to insulate a large house LOL... that stuff is everywhere old and new on the job sites... thankfully there is spray foam now that is less irritating...

    But plus 1000 to degummed hemp fiber or organic cotton... they are best used in a vape... it is called hemp wicking too
     
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  11. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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    My lungs started itching just reading the title.
     
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  12. virtualpurple

    virtualpurple Well-Known Member

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    Yeah definitely don't mess with fiberglass of any type.

    You could always contact a reputable glassblower about making a few custom screens and see if they feel like they can accommodate.

    I highly recommend @Oregonglassblower. I have purchased from him several times and am a very big fan.
     
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