Pipe screens come in two common materials: metal or glass. Metal pipe screens are commonly made from aluminum, brass or stainless steel. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to know exactly what metal a screen is made from or to ensure a trustworthy manufacturer.
Glass screens are easy to use. Available in a number of shapes and sizes, simply drop a glass pipe screen over the bowl’s hole and pack tobacco on top. Remember to remove and clean your glass screen often , and don’t let it get covered and stuck with resin. The easiest way to break a glass pipe screen is by digging around for it with a paperclip because it’s disappeared in a pile of resin.
Remember to brush metal screens clean often to avoid clogging and check for holes regularly . Never overheat a metal screen , since this damages the screen and may even release dangerous chemicals depending on the metal. If you smoke regularly, we recommend changing metal pipe screens once every couple weeks or a month.
Check out our selection of glass pipe screens here at BadassGlass. We provide quality, affordable glass pipe screens that will last a lifetime. Also check out our selection of glass bowl pieces with built-in screens. These useful accessories remove the need to keep track of your screen or clean it separately from the pipe.
The most common pipe screens are made of metal mesh, cut into small circles, which can be bent to fit the inside of your bowl. The idea is that while smoke and fine ash fall through, large chunks are held in place. Using a pipe screen keeps your pipe a cleaner, but more importantly stops large clumps of ash from being pull through to your mouth.
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Additionally, metal screens must be replaced periodically. Over time, metal pipe screens become coated with black resin and develop holes. Despite these downfalls, metal screens are popular because they’re cheap and easy to find.
Glass pipe screens provide a better solution. Unlike metal screens, which must be replaced often and may be made of unsafe metals, glass screens are safe to use and last forever. Although they’re not as cheap as metal screens, glass screens are still affordable on any budget.
Pipes are popular because they’re easy to use, easy to carry, and are perfect for both solo sessions or sharing with friends. The one downside of smoking out of a pipe, however, is pull-through. When you pull too hard on burnt herb and ash, it can be sucked through the pipe and right into your mouth. It happens to the