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cc532c

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I'm very new to this.
Bought 2 pipes that have small metal inserts (like tiny sink strainers) in the bowls. What are they called, and does anyone sell them separately?

 

gerryp

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They sell little round pipe screens in head shops, if you're near one. Kitchen faucet aerators are little round screens so the hardware store should have some too.

 

bnichols23

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They're called pipe screens & are designed to keep the tobacco &/or ash(usually finely textured stuff) from slipping through & getting sucked into your mouth. Second question,m yeah, absolutely. You can pick them up either at head or vape shops, or a number of the online tobacco suppliers like smokingpipes.com, pipesand igars.com, or coupojoes, etc.
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bnichols23

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Seeds you won't have to worry about, but finely cut tobacco does tend to have a habit of going through the stem & landing =on your tongue. The screens are specifically designed to prevent that. :)

 

didimauw

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Yeah I've never used one in my tobacco pipe smoking days. That's for other stuff.
And I've never smoked tobacco with seeds in it.

 

gerryp

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That sounds like a "screen" used in a marijuana pipe.
That's what I was thinking when I mentioned head shops. I mean, I wouldn't know about that myself. My, um, friend...yeah definitely my friend told me about it.

 

judcasper

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I smell skunk.
let's not be presumptuous here. Well, you can but I'm not :)
The first pipe I bought had a metal basket in the chamber. I wanted a cheap pipe (for smoking pipe tobacco) and simply didn't know any better.
Seems to be a bit of confusion as to what the OP is talking about, though.
I'm talking about these, but I'm not sure the OP is.


 

buster

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Do you mean these lil things?
https://www.tobaccopipes.com/brigham-dri-kule-pipe-screen-pipe-tool/

 

mikethompson

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I've never heard of those for a tobacco pipe. At first I thought the OP was talking about a windcap.

 

mechanic

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I have seen on amazon with the inexpensive tobacco pipe sets they come with some of those wire mesh balls.