The cleaning procedure for your pipe

April, 2013 by

When your favorite bongs or pipes in Long Island get covered in resin, it’s time to take time out and clean them. It’s not difficult to keep your apparatus sparkling clean, and it most certainly is worth the effort. Depending on your particular smoking regimen, your pipe may become filthy in months, weeks or even days of use. Once your pipe develops a thick nasty coat of dried resin, not only does it look disgusting, the taste is foul. If you don’t maintain your bong or pipe, eventually it will become some clogged that you will not be able to draw a hit.

Here are a few tips on how to keep pipes in Long Island clean.
Using pipe cleaners; get as much resin out as possible. Commercial pipe cleaners are available in your favorite head shop or even at the department store. Start by cleaning the mouthpiece, push the pipe cleaner through the opening of the mouthpiece and attempt to force it the full length of the stem. Usually the result of this exercise is to see a rather large ball of resin roll out of the stem and land in the pipe bowl. Insert another pipe cleaner into the carburetor until it is in to the maximum. Repeat this two or three times and the ball of resin in the bowl should come out. Any resin which remains in the bowl can usually be picked out with a wooden toothpick or paper clip. Scrape the inside of the bowl with a knife but be careful the knife does not slip on the glass surface.

Fill a glass with 90 percent rubbing alcohol. This is far superior for the job than the milder 60%. Place the glass pipe gently into the glass and let it soak for as long as you can, one hour is the bare minimum, overnight is better.

Once the pipe has soaked for a period of time, drain out all the alcohol and rinse the pipe in clear water. The next step is to immerse your pipe in a saucepan, fill it with just enough water to cover the entire pipe, and bring to a boil, gently. Do not put your pipe into boiling water as there is a good chance it will break. Leave the pipe to boil gently for about half an hour. Using tongs; remove the pipe from the saucepan and let it cool. Dump the water and clean the pan. If the pipes in Long Island were really filthy this boiling procedure may have to be repeated a couple of times.

As a result of the boiling, the pipe may be covered with a very thin veneer of resin, almost a film. Soak the pipe again in 90% rubbing alcohol for about another 30 minutes. Once the pipe has been thoroughly rinsed and dried, it should be good to light up.

BURN has one of the greatest varieties of pipes in Long Island. They range from machine made briar all the way to works of art from well known pipe makers.

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