Do you use a screen when smoking?

Discussion in 'Surveys, Polls and Questions' started by tdlex420, Feb 18, 2009.

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Do you use a screen when smoking from a bowl, bong, etc.?

Yes 10 vote(s) 55.6%
No 8 vote(s) 44.4%
  1. tdlex420 tdlex420

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    I myself use a screen anytime I am smoking out of a bowl, bong, etc. I'm pretty sure I have heard most arguments on both sides but feel free to post why you chose your answer.
  2. rich420 rich420

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    I only use a screen if it is needed. Say if a hole was to big in my pipe or bowl piece then I would resort to a screen. When I make home made pieces, then i'll more than likely use a screen for it. Other than that, I don't like using them unless I need to.
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  3. sterbo sterbo

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    • Since: Feb 10, 2007
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    I hear ya but have always found it odd that people argue over such a thing.

    Sometimes screens (as rich points out) make sense and sometimes they don't.
    It's a practical matter, no more no less...
  4. jodster jodster

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    I only use a screen for my chillium. Usually I don't have a problem with ash or bud falling down spoons.
  5. Everlong2019 Everlong2019

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    where do you guys get screens? or do you use something around the house?
  6. tdlex420 tdlex420

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    Yeah I know what you mean. I've never gotten the point to people arguing about it either. For me, regardless of how small the hole is, I feel better about using a screen as I know for sure it won't waste any weed.
  7. tdlex420 tdlex420

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    Most head shops/tobacco stores will sell screens in small packs.
  8. sterbo sterbo

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    Hardware stores and markets sell faucet aerators for a few bucks. Just buy one, unscrew the fitting and the screen will fall right out.
    So, if you don't have a head shop near you or just don't want to go to one then, while more expensive, these will do just as well.
    Marine supply stores also commonly sell loose screen that can be cut to size.

    Some people just pirate the screen from their parent's or friend's kitchen faucets
    but that's not very friendly is it?
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  9. rich420 rich420

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    When I need to use screens I grab them from old headphones I have, the earbud ones though. They have small metal screens in some earbuds and then again, some may be plastic.
  10. SolarToker SolarToker

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    • Since: Feb 3, 2009
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    I use a small pebble as my screen in a bong.
    Pebbles are found everywhere and are usually free.
    Just wash them a bit before using.
  11. rich420 rich420

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    Sounds ironic when you say to wash it, when heat is a good sanitizer. But correct me if im wrong.
  12. sterbo sterbo

    • sailor dog...
    • Since: Feb 10, 2007
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    Not entirely,
    but heat often facilitates the release of any toxins that may have adhered to a given substance, in this case a pebble.
    If it were me, I'd first wash it or soak it in alcohol...
  13. ctwalrus ctwalrus

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    • Since: Jun 21, 2008
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    i use glass screens
  14. Smoking-My-Cancer Smoking-My-Cancer

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    • Since: Feb 19, 2009
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    I've always used a screen when I smoke. Mainly because I make alot of my own bongs. The gravity I made a week ago was the shit for real, but the socket I used was to wide so I went to the head shop and got a pack of screens.
  15. Yotabeater Yotabeater

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    • Since: Feb 19, 2009
    • Posts: 64
    Anybody here use screen-buddies? They make all the difference.

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