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How often do you: Change your bong water / Clean your bong thoroughly?

Discussion in 'Glass' started by EverythingsHazy, Nov 29, 2014.

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How often do you: Change your bong water / Clean your bong thoroughly? (Choose 1 for each group)

  1. Full Clean: Everyday

  2. Full Clean: Twice a week

  3. Full Clean: Once a Week

  4. Full Clean: Once every two weeks

  5. Full Clean: Once a month

  6. Full Clean: Less than Once a month

  7. Water change: Every session

  8. Water change: Every several sessions

  9. Water change: Every week

  10. Water change: Whenever it gets visibly dirty and/or tastes bad (greater than a week)

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  1. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    haha no problem.
    Personally, I think keeping your piece empty between uses is the best idea. Only problem is that it's almost impossible to get most pieces fully dry inside, but after a good hot water shake/rinse it shouldn't matter if you are using the piece daily anyway. Just fill and rinse before use. Should be common practice already imo.

    Filling right before use also allows you to use hot or cold water, and not just room temp.

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    Also, for 18mm joints, wine bottle rubber stoppers can be used to seal them off during cleaning.
     
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  2. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    And, with or without extract, I always use distilled water as all tap water has some impurities that stain the glass more than pure distilled water. A gallon of distilled is cheap and lasts for many refills.
     
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  3. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    After using Cranberry Extract for a couple months, it definitely makes a huge difference in how easy it is to keep your piece looking brand new. CE+hot water rinse/changes every session + iso/salt once a week > iso and salt every day.
     
  4. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    I've been headed the other direction lately.

    No CE and just bottled water. Dump the water every session or few into an old 20oz bottle. I quit using ISO and now use Mean Green/Simple Green, much cheaper and can be dilluted with hot water.

    I'm finding taste/smell suffers after a session with CE and only a hot water rinse can get it out. Plain water smells more of a oil reclaim like from a wand, much more tolerable for me.

    Or maybe I'm just getting lazy, :myday:
     
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  5. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    Personally, after one session, the water starts to pick up an avb kind of taste and it messes up the flavor of the next one, so a hot water rinse is always done in between, until there is no smell.

    Also, it seems like leaving the used water in your piece for a long time (several hours) will cause the smell/taste to get stronger.

    Basically, if a piece smells, I wouldn't start a session before cleaning it.

    I also find that you only need 2-3 drops of CE, to get the desired cleanliness effect, without changing the flavor and appearance of your water.
     
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  6. smokedaletobacco

    smokedaletobacco New Member

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    I think Formula 4/20 or GrungeOff is the best option to clean your pipes!
     
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  7. amberevil

    amberevil Well-Known Member

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    What about a caked quartz banger? I managed to scrape more off mine than I thought was there. Ive tried an iso soak, it didn't seem to do anything but maybe I should do it longer. What to do when the torch wont get it off?
     
  8. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Try heating the ISO. Place the ISO in a jar and place jar in hot water bath. Then place ISO in rig, should eat right through.

    Are you wanting to reclaim it? If not salt works great as an abrasive.
     
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  9. rakka

    rakka Vaped

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    Full clean of gong, bubbler/blong, and claisen every day :D

    Imo one session leaves it tasting like shit (as mentioned, ABV-like).... so every morning I rinse/shake them out, fill up with hot water + simple green, then rinse when its time to vape. smells brilliant every time :rockon:

    bits that accumulate crap more easily e.g gong get a bit of alcohol+rice shake before soaking in the water/simple green
     
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  10. grdwaste

    grdwaste Glass Psycho

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    Torch it till the black dissolves away. I've tried I so with the black buildup on ti, quartz, and ceramic and thew only way to clean them it to torch it off.
     
  11. twentypast4

    twentypast4 #nycdabber

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    do you notice with quartz bangers still having a greyish/charred look rather than transparent after some uses? wish I could do something about that...
     
  12. grdwaste

    grdwaste Glass Psycho

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    I'm pretty sure that's a good thing. Its kinda smoky and opaque correct?
     
  13. vapenerd

    vapenerd Well-Known Member

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    So how do you guys dry your water pieces? I met a friend today and he suggested to put the bong in the oven for about 20 minutes at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Is this good or bad advice?
     
  14. 2 Cycle

    2 Cycle Well-Known Member

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    I have a boot dryer and made pvc adapters to hold my hydra tubes. Works pretty good
     
  15. thewubs

    thewubs Well-Known Member

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    That's not a good idea. Just let it air dry of you have time, otherwise use a hairdryer
     
  16. djurodjakovic

    djurodjakovic Active Member

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    I wouldn't use a hairdrier. it's probably full of dirt and stuff that blows it in your piece. especially if very old and you keep it in the bathroom.
     
  17. asdf420

    asdf420 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe one of those heating pads?

    I didn't clean it often enough, should be every day? but I did change the water every day
     
  18. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu they say im crazy but i have a have a good time

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    ...i keep it inverted (or upside down) for a hour or so... if i want to use right away i usually dont bother drying glass, only when it's going on the shelf for display :D







    ...i change water daily- that is when it looks dirty and smells... or if i'm switching strains or going from concentrates to flower (usually have dedicated rigs for each though, but it does happen i'll use same glass for both)
     
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  19. thewubs

    thewubs Well-Known Member

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    Never had this problem. I never use my hairdryer for drying my hair, though
     
  20. djurodjakovic

    djurodjakovic Active Member

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    I don't mean dirt that you can see. I mean tiny small stuff that you can't really see. the unit sucks air on the back. probably in the bathroom meaning the wors location in your house probably for molds, fungus and stuff. maybe I'm wrong but common sense tells me this... then again if you have a special new fan that you use only for this purpose...
     
  21. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    I suck the water out using a wet vac.
     
  22. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I only ever clean my bongs in a 40khz 50w ultrasonic cleaner, whenever I see build up, other than that I rinse with hose trigger gun every time I refill (daily). The pieces always look really clean, does the ultrasonic cleaner kill germs? Should I iso the glass as well?
     

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