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Why does oil vapor reform after it passes through water?

Discussion in 'ABV' started by Jman5280, Jun 30, 2014.

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  1. Jman5280

    Jman5280 Active Member

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    I started hooking my omicron-lite w/ KISS up to my water pieces (bong and bubbler). I love the way it hits and cools the vapor. After a few hits on a clean piece I start seeing all of these flakes of reclaim oil that reform after the vapor passes through water...why?

    When I use cold water I get a lot of reclaim building up and oil sticking to the sides of my piece. I get less reclaim with warm water but there is still enough to concern me. And I get nothing when I hit it my vape pen dry through my bong. I am guessing the water is causing it to reform, because it is cooling so fast, and because I don't see any of this reclaim when I hit the dry through my piece. Which brings me to all of my main concerns:

    1. When you are NOT using water, is the oil reforming inside of your body on whatever surface the vapor cools at (lungs/throat)? Meaning that not using water to pre-cool could be bad for you...

    2. OR is it that when you are using water it causes whatever oil would have reformed inside of your body to happen earlier, therefore preventing it from getting in your body?

    3. is it "healthier" (trying to avoid shit sticking to my my insides) to use cold water, warm water, or no water?

    I worry about this because I don't want crap building up inside of me! Thanks!
  2. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Condensation.

    It has to reform somewhere. Lungs are a pretty moist environment. So is the can in a water pipe. I would guess the interior structures of the lungs are quite a bit larger than the surface area of a rig. Assuming that, what you see in the rig water is going to be far more concentrated and thick than what is spread across the lung tissue.

    Maybe, a little. I think there's claim enough for every surface from the dome to....however how far it goes in a person's interior. If you're worried about it building up into a waxy cocoon that would coat your insides and turn you into Jeff Goldbloom from The Fly, I wouldn't worry. If you must worry, edibles might provide some lung relief. You could also run some laps after vaping. :whip:

    None of them will matter much for that, but 3 of out 5 vaporists enjoy a warm water vape. the 4th liked ice water, and the fifth won't stop talking about cannabis suppositories. :hmm:
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  3. Jman5280

    Jman5280 Active Member

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    That was an excellent response. Thanks!
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