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Glass-on-Glass connection on bong is stuck

funks_hybrid
Bluelighter
  • May 11, 2008
  • #1
  • So I have a glass-on-glass bong, and for the past year it’s never had any problems. I change the water pretty regularly, usually after 5 or 6 bowls. Every once in a while, the downstem gets stuck on the GoG joint on the bong itself, and it takes a little coaxing and twisting to get it out. I feel like it’s a combination of the glass fitting so well together, as well as some slightly resinated water splashing back up to the connection, causing it to be a little sticky.

    But now, the connection is pretty much stuck. I tried using hot water, and it still will not come out. I’m afraid of applying too much pressure, because I don’t want to break the piece. So my question to all of you is: do any of you have any experience with what i’m talking about? Any tips on getting things loosened up again? Maybe there’s some substance that I’m not aware of that will help separate it.

    Thanks for the help

    UnfortunateSquid
    Bluelighter
    • May 11, 2008
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  • hydroazuanacaine
    bluelighter
    • May 11, 2008
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  • delta_9
    Bluelighter
    • May 11, 2008
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  • chizzorock
    Bluelighter
    • May 12, 2008
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  • delta_9
    Bluelighter
    • May 12, 2008
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  • I am shpongled
    Bluelighter
    • May 12, 2008
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  • kultron
    Bluelighter
    • May 12, 2008
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  • funks_hybrid
    Bluelighter
    • May 13, 2008
  • #9
  • yes, it is truely glass-on-glass. Well, was anyway. I did the isopropyl trick and threw some soap in there too, and it got it unstuck. But as soon as i pulled the downstem out it cracked, so there goes that!

    Thanks for the help anyway guys, these strategies do seem to work

    Iron_Fist
    Bluelighter
    • May 14, 2008
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  • recons
    Ex-Bluelighter
    • May 14, 2008
  • #11
  • If your getting dirty water all the way to the ground joint I would think you have too much water in it.

    Try using a diffuser for the down tube, that will also help keep the water away from the joint. And make your tokes smokalicious.

    zach5993
    Greenlighter
    • May 15, 2008
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  • nemestrinus
    Greenlighter
    • Mar 17, 2009
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  • frozen glass fittings

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    KrayZeeK
    Greenlighter
    • Aug 14, 2011
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  • sekio
    Moderator: N&PD
    • Aug 15, 2011
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  • ChemicalSmiles
    Ex-Bluelighter
    • Aug 17, 2011
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  • purple_cloud
    Bluelight Crew
    • Aug 18, 2011
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  • Chainer
    Bluelighter
    • Aug 18, 2011
  • #18
  • Lol I remember this, I remember thinking “SMH, NOOO.” Excessive force and glass doesn’t jive.

    My glass-on-glass has been stuck a few times, I found Veg Oil, Flax Seed Oil, anal-sex lube (I wish I could say it was a sexual experience getting it unstuck, but no, just sticky), and hot water all work. Just my personal experiences.

    So I have a glass-on-glass bong, and for the past year it's never had any problems. I change the water pretty regularly, usually after 5 or 6 bowls. Every…

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