- Fill a small bowl with plain bleach. Put the pipe in it.
Be sure the pipe is completely submerged in the bleach. The pipe will float unless you get all the air out, so be aware that the pipe needs to be completely submerged in the bleach.
- Place the bowl in the microwave "cooking" it on high for about 3-5 minutes or until it has boiled for a solid 60 seconds.
Do not let all the bleach boil away or allow it to boil for more than 90 seconds.
- Rinse with hot water first, then very gradually turn the water warm then luke warm, not cold.
The trick to the rinse is not to pick up the pipe upon taking it out of the microwave. It's best to leave the pipe in the bowl, adds hot water from the facet, letting it flow into the bowl so it overflows and replaces the bleach with water. This is done without touching the pipe which will be. Gradually change the temperature of the water from hot to warm as you slowly bring the temperature down to a luke warm.
Note: Using cold water directly from the microwave will most likely cause the pipe to break.
Alternatively, rather than going through the steps to rinse the pipe, you could simply allow it to cool to room temperature, then rinse it using luke warm water
If you plan on using the pipe immediately after cleaning it, Swim
recommends using a blow dryer to evaporate all the water in the pipe.
Swim likes this method although is usually too impatient to do all the steps involved with this one. For example Swim finds it is to be a bit cumbersome to do the rinse correctly. If it is a clean pipe you want and have the time to take all the steps involved, this is a great method to use, your pipe will be like new when you are done.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
Approximate time using this method till pipe is ready: -
35-45 minutes if you rinse it right away to several hoursif you allow to cool to room temperature before rinsing.
Spot on TWEAKERMAN
SwiD has never seen it done for 3-5 minutes only 2-3 max....
-Cleaned with a qtip (holding pipe with a towel)
-By this time its good for warm water
-Gradually over a period of a minute or 2 reducing it to cold water.
-Completally dry with towl
Blow through bowl to remove all water or send it down the stem at least
10 minutes cleanest pipe ever.
35-45 is the longest it could possibly take someone the first time.....
Hair dryer is a GREAT OPTION for a totally dry pipe!
This and torching a pipe is all one should ever dream about.....
Spot on! Rep points for you!
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