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How Often Are You Changing The Water

Discussion in 'Glass' started by JCharles, Dec 14, 2017.

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How Often Are You Changing The Pipe Water

  1. Never

    1.6%
  2. Once every couple months

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    0.0%
  3. Monthly

    3.1%
  4. Bi-weekly

    15.6%
  5. Weekly

    15.6%
  6. Once every couple days

    21.9%
  7. Daily

    42.2%
  8. After every single session

    21.9%
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  1. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    Curious how often everyone swaps out the water in their pipes.

    I recognize some pieces require more frequent changing so you can choose up to two options in the poll.



    I find myself dumping the water every morning and a quick ISO swish to knock out any residue (and a hot water rinse). If I don't have time for the ISO, I will hot water rinse my piece and let it dry before next use.

    I like and appreciate really clean glass - though I have some admiration for those who can go extended periods with dirty glass.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
  2. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    I change the water in and clean my vape glass (two ISO and one water rinse) after every use. On the other hand, my bamboo combustion bong only gets changed when something starts trying to crawl out of it. I suspect that is nostalgia in action.
     
  3. rogrog

    rogrog Well-Known Member

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    I clean my glass bubbler every other day and rotate with an identical piece (one is always clean and the other is in use). I see it no different than treating dishes or drinking ware, other than a slightly more use before washing. I wash my glass when I do my dishes (manually, no dishwasher).
     
  4. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Very well said!
     
  5. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead FC-OG

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    Damn you guys are fucking on it, I change the water every day or 3 and give my tools an ISO clean once or twice a week. Rinsed and refilled with distilled water.

    I have to assume you folks doing a deep clean after every session are lower tolerance users? I can't imagine ISO washing my pipe 20x a day which is why I ask.
     
  6. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    For me, sometimes I'll pull out a pipe, rip a load and decide I want something else for the evening. So quick ISO swish, hot water rinse and air dry before it goes back in the cupboard.

    The pipe I use for the day/evening received the same treatment as above the next morning. Essentially any time In putting a pipe down for something else it gets a mini clean.

    I save my used ISO and use that for the quick cleans.


    Deep cleaning is a whole other story. The whole family is deep cleaned on the same day- usually morning - with an ISO rinse -> hot water rinse -> PBW soak -> hot water rinse -> air dry. I will go through that rigamorle once every couple weeks.

    I really only change the water once a day.
     
  7. Shooby

    Shooby 4ShOObY3 - IG

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    I thought i was ANAL doing this daily. After each sesh is outrageous. I guess if you take a dab or two a day, its fine so im with you @invertedisdead. I might as well grab a stool as I would be at the sink vaping and cleaning all day and night!

    I clean two rigs daily. Flowerpot rig and Liger rig. Its quick and easy, about 15 mins and i do it in the evenings towards the end of my night. I use about a half oz of ISO i recycle in both rigs with a scoop of coarse salt. Shake for 1 min and pour and flush with hot tap water for 1 min. Then i add soap and shake and flush for a few minutes to get rid of the soap. I dont have to shake for long as my rigs are not that dirty since they are cleaned daily.

    I do this to my GonG adapters and drop downs every 3 days. i have 5 drop downs and a bunch of adapters and use a new one each day.

    Its funny cuz i hate doing dishes but i dont mind doing this daily.
     
  8. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    It's part of the ritual for me. I used to roll 5-6 joints when I got home from work for that evening. It would take a few minutes and I could catch up on sports highlights/scores/news.

    The cleaning and selecting my glass for the evening fills that role.


    Besides, dishes are gross. Worst job in the kitchen
     
  9. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead FC-OG

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    @JCharles how many sessions would you guess you do in a day?
     
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  10. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    I vape around 2 grams a day and 80% of that is through water.

    My Underdog is the workhorse through water with my other portables generally dry.

    Prob 2-3 Arizer stems, a half pack oven Pax, 4-6 bowls with the DynaVap and everything else is Underdog.
     
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  11. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead FC-OG

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    Do you ISO clean the Arizer stems and Vapcap afer every session?
     
  12. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    Nope. I don't really ever clean the Arizer stems (once a year maybe) and the DynaVap has been once a week - but I could probably get 2 weeks without needing too.

    I rotate through 3-4 stems (all the different sizes) in my Arizer.
     
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  13. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    WOW!
    2 gram's per day?

    When I smoked JOINTS 4-6 gram's per day.
    VAPORIZING 0.50 gram/per day

    We carried 1/4 pound in HS. (To SHOW OFF)

    [​IMG]

    100% H2O these dayz!
     
  14. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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    I was a bit ashamed to click the weekly option but I'm relieved now that I see I'm not alone!
     
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  15. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

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    Back when I use to use water tools I was changing the water out almost daily or every session.
     
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  16. Shooby

    Shooby 4ShOObY3 - IG

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    Its the Internet, we dont judge!
     
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  17. LargeLeaf

    LargeLeaf New Member

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    I don't do bong hits, but when I do I change the water the day of, might as well. Takes like 2 seconds. :)
     
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  18. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Very regular

    One time.

    clean your h2O
     
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  19. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I clean as often as I can. Lately it’s been a bit less, but I find I can only get 3 days with cranberry extract in the water, which keeps the pieces much easier to clean. After that time the water is discoloured and may start growing bacteria.
    Now I’ve found a cheap source and use it over RezBlock, I don’t really care so much about preserving it.
    Typically after a few solid seshes, the taste is compromised, after a few more the water starts getting oily and percolates differently. Noticing those things usually has me changing the water, which can mean a simple empty and refill, or a hot water rinse and refill, or a methylated spirits and salt rinse to hot water rinse to refill, or a full deep clean with PBW.
    A sesh with shiny clean glass is how it’s meant to be.
     
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  20. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    If done regularly, it doesn't take much effort at all to clean glass used with most vapes. I don't use water very often but when I do I dump it when done. I used to keep water sitting in bongs forever....heck I used to smoke and do that. It's pretty gross to me now. I don't know how I liked the flavor of it!
     
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  21. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    Per use/day.

    Having switched completely to vapcap use I don't always use my water device. I have one out in the workroom in a bubbler and another indoors in my heater.
     
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  22. CIWYW

    CIWYW Active Member

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    Welp, shit. This thread reminded me to change my hydratube water. I had some nice residue buildup already and I was collecting it for some stem milk. I thought cleaning my hydratube with a quick rinse of water to clean up the small particles. I just cooked some water for tea, so I thought, might as well do it with the cooked water. Woops, immediately my piece was all glass again without any stains. Bye bye stem milk. Lol. Just rinse with cold water I presume haha.
     
  23. syrupy

    syrupy Authorized Buyer

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    I change mine on a full moon.
     
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  24. mixchu69

    mixchu69 Well-Known Member

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    When did @ataxian use fat mouthpieces?

    I'm lazy? Only have 2 dabs a day off my liger or d-nail and change water once a week? Must make some of you sick
     
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  25. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Haha I used to never change but a thread like this a few months ago made me up my game. Maybe every few days now so look at me all clean and tidy .
     
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