How to Make a Pipe Screen
There’s nothing worse than a mouthful of burnt ash landing in your mouth. However, this can be avoided by simply getting a screen for your weed pipe. This will save you from debris as you smoke and maintain your pipe cleaner. Moreover, the smoke you will get out of a pipe with a filter is smoother and gentle with your throat.
Being such an important part of your smoking device, it can be very upsetting to run out of pipe screens when you are about to smoke. However, with patience and some items, you can make a screen for weed pipe and get ready for a clean smoke.
How to Make a Screen for a Glass Pipe
There are many different substitutes for a weed pipe screen that you can use when yours needs to be thrown away or is missing. While some of these methods seem bizarre, they will do the work while you get a new pipe screen:
- For the first homemade screen for weed pipe, you will need a pair of ear-bud headphones and scissors. Remove the casing around the part that goes in your ear to find a screen about the size of a nickel. Once you have it, cut it to fit the bowl of your pipe. When you have reached the desired size, place the screen securely into the bowl of your pipe and shape it with your fingers. Some people like to press some ashes to the filter to provide some bulk to it. Once this is done, you are ready to smoke from your pipe and enjoy clean smoke.
- In case you don’t want to go for the ear-bud option and want something more simple to follow, you can make a DIY weed pipe screen with tin foil. Just cut a piece of aluminum foil and shape your screen to the bowl. Then, grab a toothpick or a paperclip and poke some holes through the foil. Make sure they are not too big.
- Another homemade screen for your weed pipe can be made with a paperclip. Break your paperclip to size and then bend it into a flat spiral. Once your shape is done, place it over the bowl’s hole.
What to Use as a Screen for a Pipe
Besides the homemade pipe screens mentioned above, there is an item that has saved many users from getting debris into their lungs. The common faucet screen is a long-time classic of an alternative to the ideal screen pipes. Moreover, many prefer to use it because it is cheap and easy to find. It is important to know, however, that it is not a safe option. There are some faucet screens that are chrome plated, and when exposed to heat, they will release harmful fumes that go into your lungs.
In case you want to use a faucet screen as a filter for your pipe, cut the screen to the desired size, place it into the bowl and shape it. This won’t last as long as a screen pipe, but it will work in case you are in a hurry.
While these homemade screens for pipes are easy to make and can save you from a harsh smoke, you may want to get yourself a proper screen. Most of the screens mentioned above are made from materials that release harmful fumes when exposed to heat. For this reason, we recommend you use them when needed, for a short period of time. In the long-term, using these alternatives will end up being more expensive than actually buying an adequate screen pipe.
At HØJ, we understand how important it is to have a clean and cool smoke. This is why our accessories are carefully manufactured. With a KØL Filter, you won’t need to worry about harmful chemicals and screens that only last a couple of weeks. Made of titanium coated stainless steel, this filter can withstand heat up to 600°C. This makes it durable and safe, purifying every hit to help you stay grounded and calm.