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Mini Rig got a small crack but now I can't see it anymore.

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Dr. Plutonious, May 2, 2014.

  1. Dr. Plutonious

    Dr. Plutonious Well-Known Member

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    I was moving across the border this week and I had a cheap China glass mini-rig I wanted to bring. It had a nasty stain on the male joint so I used a torch to burn it off. It went fine at first but when I got lower on the joint, I hard a pop and saw a small crack. It looked like the crack didn't go all the way through, more of a surface crack on the inside of the joint.

    After that I put my HE domeless on it and heated that up, to see if the crack was going to cause problems with a heated nail. I heated the nail up good and hot, then pulled it back off with a leatherman. I could see some bubbles around the joint (so I know I weakened it), but the crack was gone. Performance wise the mini-rig hasn't changed.

    I don't know much about boro and why I can't see the crack now, so I was hoping to get some info!

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