brass is ok right?

Discussion in 'Homemade Paraphernalia' started by gabriel420, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. gabriel420

    gabriel420 New Member

    I made a bowl out of some brass fittings from my garage. Brass is straight to smoke out of though right?
  2. Hookahs

    Hookahs Banned

    yup- you're cool. we make pipes out of fittings in a pinch all-the time :cool:
  3. dreamer

    dreamer Inclined to Isolate

    personally i would say no.
    want to know why?
    do you know what brass is?
    brass is a mixture of COPPER and zinc.
    im a little out of it but im pretty positive copper is no good to smoke from
  4. Higher Logic

    Higher Logic Web Developar

  5. dreamer

    dreamer Inclined to Isolate

    yea see both ZINC and COPPER are toxic to smoke from, zinc+copper=brass, so brass is not good to smoke from;)
  6. steakii

    steakii New Member

    I know this topic is like a week old, but i have a question related to this. Would using something like a trumpet mouth piece be safe to smoke out of. I'm not sure exactly what they are made of, but i have always though that they were safe, until reading some stuff on this site. Anyone know if it would cause any type of harm?
  7. Higher Logic

    Higher Logic Web Developar

    Brass should actually be fine to smoke from. Zinc has a melting point of ~1650º F, and your lighter is not going to get anywhere near that heat. Not to mention, they still make some candles with zinc- or tin-core wicks, which are safe and non-toxic.
  8. homemadebubbler

    homemadebubbler Always bubblin'

    ^Well the zinc half may be safe, but what about the copper in brass?
  9. nornerator

    nornerator New Member

    I wouldnt advise anyone to smoke out of anything metallic.

    If you can't afford a glass pipe, you shouldn't be smoking marijuana.

    You can get them for less than $20 for a real basic one.
  10. SublimeStylee.

    SublimeStylee. New Member

    im almost positive that,when 2 alloys bond like that they create a totally new metal, so just because it does technically have copper in it, the melting point of brass is much higher because of the bonding with zinc, so unless ur smoking inside of a kiln or something brass is the safest metal to smoke out of
  11. Frojoe

    Frojoe New Member

    You don't have to melt a metal for it to be toxic, it could release umes at a much lower temp then where it melts.
  12. It may freak out some people to think that aluminum (melting point 1220°F) can be alloyed with other metals (such as zinc, melting point 785°F) at temperatures far below it's melting point. Just remember that the aluminum is not melting, it's dissolving. Same applies to the vapors. Just because its not melting, doesnt mean microscopic pieces of stuff arent breaking off and going into your lungs....that being said...

    (Lights bong that has a foil bowl)
  13. Juggular

    Juggular New Member

    Affording something isn't always the problem its more of an aquiring thing that can be tough
  14. Sir Jman

    Sir Jman New Member

    brass is not toxic and is certainly safe to smoke from.
  15. -e4

    -e4 New Member

    Brass can't be that bad, cant you get brass screens?
  16. Generic Name

    Generic Name New Member

    I personally don't know but since there is a bit of dispute among whether it is safe or not, I would advise against it. When the consensus don't comply, uh, you shouldn't try. Sorry, but it was the best 'Johnny Cochran' sounding phrase I could think of. Horrible, I know.
  17. MeatRo

    MeatRo New Member

    If it's a temp thing, it's not going to kill you. I'm sure everyone's seen many copper pipes.. And I, for one, have never seen anyone hit a copper pipe, keel over and die. Like I said tho, temporary. I definitely wouldn't use a metal pipe regularly, not only is it (after a long period of use) toxic, but it also makes your bud taste like friggin crap.

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