Am I going to Die?

Discussion in 'Show Your Piece' started by eberg13, May 28, 2006.

  1. eberg13

    eberg13 Member

    I decided to stop by my local Home Depot today and ended up spending about 6 bucks on some PVC for a double bubbler. I built it, and it's amazing (two chambers, a 90 degree bend, diffusing downstems...pictures will come later!) Anyway, I've been reading some stuff online about the dangers of PVC bongs. From what i have gathered, the harmful component is chloride which is released when the pvc is heated up enough. My PVC bubbler has a glass slide, so the flame really doesn't get too close to the PVC. Does anyone on this forum have experience (positive or negative) with PVC bongs/bubblers, specifically with glass slides?

    I also made a diffusing stem piece for my big water pipe. Both the slide and the pipe itesef are glass, but the stem between the two is PVC. It doesn't really get hot, but for all I know just having the smoke pass trhough it could be bad.

    Any advice? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Radiohead

    Radiohead Member

    unless the pvc is getting melted away or whatever to heated temperatures, it should be fine if your pipe and slide are glass
     
  3. SirTokesAlot

    SirTokesAlot Lives

    Yes, your going to die
     
  4. enjoibaked

    enjoibaked Member

    I am going to die too.
    So don't worry.
    It's all over now. baby blue.
     
  5. 5Joints_0Cops

    5Joints_0Cops Member

    Yee?

    I'll race u all
     
  6. 1...2....3...go!
     
  7. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    Ive heard of boiling the PVC to release the toxins but Ive never researched the subject.
     
  8. SagaciousKJB2

    SagaciousKJB2 Member

    It all depends on how hot the PVC is getting. Fumes may still be permeating from it, even if the material is not melting.

    Chloride is very dangerious, though. Basically, it was what was used for mustard gas in WWI. I would very seriously consider not using that, even though it's probably not permeating very much fumes. Prolonged exposure probably wouldn't be a very good idea.
     

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