How long can I use the screen for the corn cob pipes?

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  1. sonsw87

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    Also whats the difference between using a screen n not using one?
     
  2. Elwin

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    How can I be delicate?
    Screens were designed for substances other than tobacco. (To hold fine particles from being sucked through the pipe instead of burning.)
    There's no real need to use a screen for tobacco made for a pipe.
    Pipe tobacco is coarse enough to hold itself in the pipe on it's own, and what little may pass through a pipe is minimal.

    But to answer your question, the difference is that the screen will probably impart a metallic flavor to the tobacco, and possibly impede the draw of the pipe.
    So screens can at best be an unnecessary expense, and at worst an impediment to experiencing the best qualities of a good pipe tobacco.
     
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    What Elwin said.
     
  4. Johnny Dingo

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    They also clog up quickly and need to be cleaned or replaced regularly depending on frequency of use. Not that I've ever used them. For smoking tobacco.
     
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    :whis:
     
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    Not to mention a possible citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
     
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  7. TRAVIS

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    Are you meaning a wire mesh screen in the pipe bowl or are you refering to the rolled paper filter in the stem?
     
  8. sonsw87

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    The wire screen but looks like I don't even need it for my use lol
     
  9. TRAVIS

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    No rip it out and toss it bwould be my recomendation. The thought of putting a wire screen in there sounded wrong thats why i thought you might of got them confused. Let us know how much better it smokes when you take that screen out.
     
  10. IrishRover

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    +1 on getting rid of it. I did the same thing when I first started with the cob. The pipe shop attendant was the one who suggested screens in all pipes - it's actually more like a cigarrette shop...
    I then stopped after realizing I didn't need it at all.
     
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  11. Chriss

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    lol yeah thats not for tobacco, take my word for it ^_^
     
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