Pipe Screens....LOL

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  1. Omar Serrato

    Omar Serrato Member

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    Has anybody found useful those pipe screens that are supposed to keep your ash in the pipe? For one, I couldn't figure out if they were supposed to rest on top of the tobacco inside your pipe, or if they were supposed to sit on top of the bowl....but I used them once and made a bigger mess than if I used nothing at all.

    Wondering if anyone else finds these useful. My personal verdict.....one giant marketing load.
     


  2. browny

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    I've never seen anything about them except the for sale add's, I thought they were for the bottom of the bowl to help keep the baccy in the bowl in pipes like the cobs etc and never thought about using them tbh.
     
  3. DGErwin11

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    They are a solution in search of a problem.
     
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  4. Linus

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    I belive they are mostly for smoking haschish since that get crumled up with tobacco to almost dust. So i have'nt used any of those since i was a 16-17 years old kid :)
     
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  5. Longshanks

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    Never used one; they sure do look interesting, though. :) It normally fits into the bowl rim, that's where it belongs as a wind block. This may be useful for smoking while motorcycle riding or smoking in the rain. Unless it's windy, I've personally never had a problem keeping ash in the bowl. In fact, if I turn the pipe upside down while smoking, little more than a sprinkling of dust ever falls out.
     
  6. Linus

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    Ohhhh, we're talking of that kind of screens, those i still use sometimes :)
    I was thinking of that fine metalscreens that some push down in the bottom so ash and stuff can get in to the airway :)
     
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    Yeah, I could have read that into the question as well. The absence of 'mesh' and because he said 'top of the tobacco' and 'top of the rim' I assumed it was a wind guard. Without a pic, I could very well be wrong about what it is and where it sits.
     
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  8. Linus

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    Anyways, now we'll cleared out both subjects :) those windscreen things are quiet usefull when i go on ferry trips (at least once a year) 3,5-4 hours on a ferry just screams pipesmokingtime if the weather aint to bad :)
     
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  9. upinsmoke

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    They are sold for smoking weed, but may be used in the bottom of a tobacco pipe bowl.
     
  10. Wicker Man

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    You more or less have to use one with the Baronite post #213 https://pipesmokersforum.com/commun...oking-february-2013.25068/page-11#post-479965 but plenty of local "head" shops sell them, funny that ? all the tobacconists closed ? but an illegal activity is well catered for ? :sh: Either a screen or drop a ball bearing in works, just my 2 cents worth cheers WM
     
  11. Linus

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    I guess there's a wide customergroup for headshops.
    Cant speak for anything but sweden and denmark, but over here there are tons of weed/haschish smokers among most classes, some prepared to spend money to allways have a nifty new accesorie.

    While many pipesmokers over here whould'nt spend a dollar more then they must and have'nt visited a tobacconist for years.

    Myself i try to visit a good tobaccostore once a month, i dont buy much, only like 2-8oz, and maybe some accesorie i like, thats what my wallet allows, niether do i need much more couse mainly im on cigs but i'd rather pay up 33-40$ for a 4 oz of good tobacco then 16$ for otc's of lesser quallity :)
     
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  12. jediknight129

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    herbal blends and tobacco the staff of headshops here are instructed not to sell if they believe you will be smoking illegal substances in the device lol :rolleyes: as for the pipelid windguards, are they any good? I may need one.
     
  13. Young Gun

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    Only ever seen them used in glass pipes, and only ever seen them for sale at head shops. All the tobacconist carries are wind caps meant for tobacco pipes. If you damage the bowl on your glass pipe you can sometimes "fix" it with a screen as well.
     
  14. Johnny Dingo

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    During my misspent youth, when I had use for such things, I stayed away from the glass pipes. They were expensive and I never saw the point in using something so breakable in an activity that, by it's very purpose, turns you into a zoned-out, wobble-heeled klutz. I had friends that say that the glass pipes allow for a better appreciation of the flavor of the whatever they are smoking. To me, that's like saying that they also like watching porn for the dialogue.
     
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  15. Linus

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    Windguards does work, but only to a certain point, i only use them when im on open water, and thats like once or twice a year, -if- i was one of those that loved outdoors life i whould use them when out and about, espacially during dry weather to prevent any ember to fall out for any reason.

    However, i dont know if they are effective enough for driving with windows rolled down or such, but they work in a nice summerbreeze :)
     
  16. jediknight129

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    nice to know as I can only smoke outside so...
     
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    Tape one on each side of the outside of the bowl, bent outward, and they make bitch'n looking wings, especially the gold ones.
     
  18. Jussto

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    Pipe screens:
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    go under a substance to be burned in a pipe to keep embers and ash from going up the draft hole. I have only ever heard of these being used for non-tobacco smokeables. No REAL pipe smoking use.

    Wind caps:
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    Go on the top of a tobacco pipe on a windy day to keep ash and embers from setting your shirt on fire. They also keep the tobacco burning cooler, and help you not to burn through your favorite pipe. They are very useful, and anyone who smokes outdoors or in a car should own several.
     
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  19. Linus

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    Then you should get one or two of them, they dont cost a fortune so you will soon get your money back on tobacco that does'nt get smoked by the wind :) not to mention that the risk of a pipe burnout is lesser since the wind does'nt get tonguebite when it gets to hot.
     
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  20. fogpipe

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    Windcaps work very well to keep ash out of your eyes and to keep the wind from burning up your pipe and tobacco. I smoke outside almost everyday walking back and forth to the bus stop. Where i live 40 mph winds are not unusual and wind caps do the job.
     
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