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Should I Be Smoking Out of a Cracked Glass Pipe?

Can you still smoke out of a cracked glass pipe? The short answer is YES, but there are some caveats and exceptions.

TL;DR

  • Cracked glass pipes still work (sometimes).
  • Repairing a glass pipe is not recommended.
  • Nobody likes bloody lips from chipped glass.
  • When the going gets tough, improvise!
  • Get a free pipe by mail for a good backup plan.

When Your Glass Pipe Cracks

First off, if you are reading this post, I’m very sorry that you glass pipe is cracked.

Let me paint you a picture of what happens all too often:

You’re sitting on your couch looking at your beloved glass smoking pipe lying broken on your coffee table. It’s a thick glass pipe that survived falling off of tables, slipping out of your hand and at least one instance where it bounced off of concrete.

You have watched countless times as inconsiderate weed smoking companions smashed it on top of tables and counters while deep into some story that had no point. But, it survived it all, yet you are still sitting there thinking about smoking out of a cracked glass pipe anyways. After all, it has been your friend for so long.

W TF! You look around the empty room looking for the culprit and trying to break down the mystery of the cracked glass pipe. Stressed, you put your hand through your hair and think, a smoke session is what I need, but how?

Trying to Repair a Cracked Glass Pipe

So your glass pipe is cracked. Instantaneously you become a seasoned glass pipe repair-person and start hunting around to find some possible solutions.

If you feel a breeze when you are pulling air through, then you might think that getting the superglue out will solve the problem.

News Flash: Glue is toxic. Don’t even think about inhaling it.

Grrrr. It’s not working the way that you planned, but what can you do?

If it is a little crack and there is no water flowing through, then you might be okay to use it as is, but only temporarily until your new glass pipe comes in the mail.

Acceptable Cracked Glass Pipes

These two examples are mainly cosmetic, but if you feel any sharp edges, just throw it away.

Non-Acceptable Cracked Glass Pipe

It’s pretty obvious if the glass pipe is shattered that there is no chance of repairing the glass piece, but I tend to think any chip in the mouthpiece is a big no-no.

Who the heck wants to have a bloody lip from a broken pipe? Certainly not the person you might be passing your glass pipe to.

Getting Creative

So do you try and make do with what you have, or evaluate another option?

Option A: Your ex took that beautiful glass water pipe when they left, so that’s out.
Option B: You ran out of your RAW rolling papers, so that’s out.
Option C: Dig out that old school metal bowl and remembering its metal, so that’s out too.

No good options. So the question is: would I be an idiot for smoking out of a cracked glass pipe ?

Answer: Not really. Desperate times call for desperate measures friend.

Perhaps there are some apples in the kitchen and you could go really old school. Who needs a glass smoking pipe when you have an apple? No, making a bowl out of an apple is actually a project and you have always found that it wastes your herb.

You could make a smoking pipe out of aluminum foil but you’re not sure if you even have foil, plus you have heard that it’s bad for your lungs to smoke weed out of aluminum foil.

It’s Make or Break (further) Time.

You look back down at your cracked glass bowl. Why would smoking out of cracked glass pipe be so awful anyways? Would you cut your lips? Would you inhale small shards of broken glass? Would your thick glass pipe break further if you handled it?

Oh yea, you remember that Me Time Box Products offers free pipes by mail, but it certainly doesn’t solve the problem right now.

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You pick up the cracked glass pipe and examine the mouthpiece. There is this one jagged sharp shard of glass staring right at you. You actually touch it with your index finger, and yep it’s confirmed, it’s sharp. But otherwise, it seems good to go for now.

Hopefully you were able to get a decent, safe pull.

Just Order a New Free Glass Pipe

Now it’s time. Take your broken glass pipe and toss it in the trash. If you are having a tough time saying goodbye to your friend, then close your eyes and remember the good times.

In the end, you manage to get through your smoke session and your routine stays uninterrupted. You even get excited about shopping for the next unique glass pipe you will be adding to your inventory. Maybe you will go back and take advantage of that free glass pipe offer.

My suggestion: Claim a glass pipe (or two) from the free pipe giveaway, while supplies last and stop risking your lungs, lips and fingers on cracked glass pipes!

Should you do it? Is it safe? Even if you want to attempt to repair a broken glass smoking pipe, learn if it makes sense fix a cracked glass bowl or trash it.

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How to Repair a Cracked Silicone or Glass Pipe

Posted by David on 7th Mar 2020

Nothing is more devastating to the daily hemp enthusiast than a cracked pipe. We know that accidents happen, and that even though we try our best to take care of our precious pipes, it’s not totally uncommon to drop them or knock them over from time to time.

The good news is that a crack in your pipe, whether it be made of silicone or glass, is not the end of the world. There are a couple of methods that can fix it, given the crack isn’t too bad.

Option #1: Duct Tape (Yes, We’re Serious)

The first option that can work is duct tape. We know that this may not be the most aesthetically pleasing way to go about things, but if you’ve ever used duct tape to make a repair, you know that it can definitely get the job done better than a lot of other materials that are out there.

Using duct tape to repair a crack really couldn’t be easier. The key is making sure that you cut a small enough piece that it can sufficiently cover the crack without interfering with your ability to handle it. Be sure to really press down on the duct tape to make a solid seal that won’t let out any air.

Option #2: Silicone Glue

The second option is silicone glue, which can work on both glass and, of course, silicone. This is available at any hardware store, and make sure that you choose one that’s high in quality as it’s more likely to do the job as needed. Simply apply a small amount of the silicone glue along the crack and carefully make sure that you’ve thoroughly covered every exposed piece. Then, give it a couple of hours to completely dry before using it or handling it.

Things to Keep in Mind

Very easy things to remember:

#1: If It’s Glass, Make Sure You Thoroughly Remove All the Shards and Debris

If you’re dealing with a glass pipe, make sure there are no shards inside the pipe as this can be dangerous.

#2: If It’s Too Broken, Just Buy a New One

In some cases, the crack is too big to justify fixing it rather than just buying a new one.

#3: Handle Your Pipe with Care

Once your pipe has been fixed, handle it more carefully than you usually do as the cracked area may be weaker.

Cracked Herbal Pipes Happen, Regardless of Their Size, Material and Owner

As you can see, a cracked pipe can potentially be saved, given that the crack is contained enough and that you know how to go about fixing it. Use this guide to choose your method of choice, and bear in mind that in some cases, it’s just better to buy a new one.

The good news is that a crack in your pipe, whether it be made of silicone or glass, is not the end of the world.