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What KIND of water do you use in your glass?

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Blueberryyumyum, Nov 29, 2017.

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What KIND of water do you use in your glass?

  1. Tap Water

    56 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. Distilled Water

    34 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. Demineralized Water

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Reverse Osmosis Water

    5 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Other (specify it below)

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. jl420

    jl420 Well-Known Member

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    It's basically tap water with food coloring. I have 4 2 Liter bottles with red blue green yellow and depending on the glass that's what I add in.
     
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  2. JCharles

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

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    I generally add some food colouring to the water in my bubblers as well. I mix on the fly with whatever colour I'm feeling that day (or if I'm filming, colours I haven't used before/in a while).

    I love the contrast it provides and the additional variety to the experience.

    A 4 pack of colour will last month's mixing on the fly. If you make bottles worth as @jl420 has, a pack of colours could last a lifetime.

    I think I paid $2 per package - and I have regular and neon colours.
     
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  3. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    I use distilled water
     
  4. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    Good idea for a thread OP! This helped me make up my mind what to use in a new piece.
    I can only get de-ionised water so far and I'm happy enough with the smell, looks, and the data sheet is available online.

    I'm glad my glass will now be cleaner looking than the stained stuff from science class back in the day!
    Just need to work out some ideal water changing and cleaning frequencies now...
     
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  5. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    I just use tap water, but do the trick @t-dub pointed out to us a few years ago with adding some cranberry extract and a little citric acid to keep the glass nice and clean. Have never had any issues doing this and its kept my glass squeaky clean.
     
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  6. Hwy420

    Hwy420 Active Member

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    Water water.

    I tried warm water, as someone here suggesterd, and I really like the experience — makes your vapour much less dry
     
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  7. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    The wet drippy kind.
     
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  8. Chicken #420

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

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    Distilled or R.O. filtered, along with alcohol-free cranberry extract. Planning to start adding Citric Acid as soon as I obtain a bag.
     
  9. Morty

    Morty Well-Zoned Member

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    Do it. I highly recommended it. :tup:

    Even using warm distilled water, NACE, & citric acid sour salt, I still get dem vape boogers using my Supreme and FlowerPot. Especially w/ concentrate sandwiches or twaxin. That's the price to pay I suppose for using those high octane vaporizers. :freak:
     
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  10. Dubmonkey

    Dubmonkey Well-Known Member

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    Filtered water or Piece Water
     
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  11. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    You all are fancy pantsy.... I use Toilet water.
     
  12. Hwy420

    Hwy420 Active Member

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    Just curious, are there any benefits of adding citric acid/cranberry juice? Is it to improve the taste, or the effect, or............?
     
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  13. Ech0_

    Ech0_ Active Member

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    Pretty sure the cranberry juice does what Piece water does, puts a slight film on the glass where it touches so when you wash with hot water, any bits stuck to side easily release due to the crap not being directly stuck to the glass.

    Citric acid crystals stops tap water (especially hard water) leaving those obvious water drips marks you see on the inside of the glass after its dried due to the chalk and lime or w/e is found in your water. (I use it to descale the inside of my kettle for example)
     
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  14. Green Kiwi

    Green Kiwi Well-Known Member

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    i just use cooled down green tea with a squeeze of lemon juice,keeps it nice and clean and as bronchitis sufferer , it also helps the lungs stay happy and clean,with absolutely less infections.
    the anti oxidants in the tea are responsible for the later.
    hope this helps anyone out here on the forum.
    Regard's Green Kiwi.
     
  15. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

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    I just received my new easyflow bubbler and right off the bat, made the mistake of running tap water in it. Then I read this thread and realized the ill of my ways so I immediately gave it a soak in toilet water.


    J/k. I gave it an ISO soak and then final rinsed it with distilled water.
     
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  16. JCharles

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

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    I had a respirology appointment today and my doctor asked about my cannabis use. I mentioned using vaporizers with water pipes.

    She suggested I use distilled water in my pipes because tap water usually has some bacteria in it.

    Drinking tap water is fine because the stomach acids will kill any of those pathogens but through a water pipe your lungs will not have a defence.

    She also mentioned just boiling and cooling the water to avoid any bacteria but that I will probably be using enough it that a big ole jug of distilled water would be easier.


    I always thought the choice for distilled was the hard water stains or avoiding the chloride and fluoride or something.

    I'm now converting to distilled water!!
     
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  17. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    Jeez, sounds like a good reason to change the water at least every 2 or 3 days too, or maybe even refrigerate between uses??

    I first thought this was a bit over the top, a bit like a huge fancy mouthpiece. And not really what the glass was designed for.
    But I tried it and I can see the attraction!

    It has also got me looking at all kinds of complex mouthpieces and coiled vapor tamers in a new light.
     
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  18. JCharles

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

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    I did a survey in another thread - most of us are changing water daily.

    Not sure if refrigeration would be useful - cold water will lead to more vapor condensate on the glass and the temperatures may not be sufficient.

    Not all tap water will have bacteria but safe to assume if you have old pipes supplying your water the potential for contamination is there. As well as keeping the faucet spout clean (something not enough people do - gross) minimizing risk makes sense.

    I have poorly controlled asthma, so introduction of bacteria or irritants is to be avoided. I live in a big city that frequently has to repair cracked pipes (Toronto weather), and I also live in an apartment building built circa 1940 (really old pipes); many factors stacked against my respiratory system. Distilled water seems like an easy way to minimize risk.

    Interestingly the doctor did not have an issue with vaporizing cannabis but suggested oils/edibles as well.
     
  19. Hwy420

    Hwy420 Active Member

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    I use my bong daily, and I change water every day
     
  20. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    I would prefer to use distilled...but I don't have it around often enough...so I usually just use tap water.
     
  21. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    Yes I saw the thread. I'm new to water and I used to think changing the water or cleaning daily would be over the top, but when I taste how nice it is with clean I can see why it's desirable, and it looks so much better too.
    I would like to do it around every three days because of limited access to expensive iso for cleaning and I'm using de-ionized water to keep the glass clean at €2(us$2.46, ca$3.05) per litre.

    Maybe I'll change the water twice as often as I clean the glass.

    I was thinking I could be quite safe from bacteria with the de-ionized water although I did consider if the herb matter floating around could bring bacteria.
    Maybe not as it should have been well heated, but best to change often indeed! Thanks
     
  22. JCharles

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

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    You can re-use Iso.

    Hang on to your next empty bottle and just pour it in there. You can re-use the same small amount for a long time.

    Also, some people use cranberry extract (or cherry, check the first page in this thread) to keep things cleaner during and between use.
     
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  23. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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  24. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    @disGRUNTled I always admire your set-ups & glass in your photos, I've told you this. But I had no idea you were pouring Pellegrino in that glass, you posh fucker! :haw: You're absolutely the coolest! Btw, I would have never known of grind mode without you. What I dig is all the variety of music in the videos you post! Anyway back OT, you obviously notice and prefer something about it or else why, right? So what is it about the P-water that you like? Do the fizzy carbonated bubbles do anything? Please tell us, Professor!
     
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  25. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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    Ha thanks man, as far as the Pellegrino goes I own a business we do open houses every week , so my wife had a bunch of cases at the office because nobody drinks it. So I thought I would take a case home and try it out in one of my pieces.There is no fizz though looks like normal water . What I have noticed is 2 things compared to tap water it keeps the glass way cleaner and it also does not "develop" flavors for me after a while of having the same tap water in the glass it would develop a flavor I could taste when I would vape.
     

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