View this Visual Guide to Decide it's Fate
Can you still smoke out of a cracked glass pipe? The short answer is YES, but there are some caveats and exceptions. We have some pictures below with actual breaks, but it's ultimately your call.
- Cracked glass pipes still work (sometimes).
- Repairing a glass pipe is not recommended.
- Nobody likes bloody lips from chipped glass.
- When the going gets tough, improvise!
- Get a free pipe by mail for a good backup plan.
When Your Glass Pipe Cracks
First off, if you are reading this post, I'm very sorry that your glass pipe is cracked.
Let me paint you a picture of what happens all too often:
You’re sitting on your couch looking at your beloved glass smoking pipe lying broken on your coffee table.
It’s a thick glass pipe that survived falling off of tables, slipping out of your hand, and at least one instance where it bounced off of concrete.
You have watched countless times as inconsiderate weed smoking companions smashed it on top of tables and counters while deep into some story that had no point.
You've watched in horror as supposed smoking buddies try to ash the bowl by smashing it on the table.
But, it survived it all, yet you are still sitting there thinking about smoking out of a cracked glass pipe anyways.
After all, it has been your friend for so long.
Exhausted from all the negative feels, you look around the empty room looking for answers.
How did it happen? What went wrong? You start going down the mystery of the cracked glass pipe and realize that you might not even have anything else to smoke out of.
Stressed and now filled with anxiety, you put your hand through your hair and think, a smoke session is what I need, but how?
Trying to Repair a Cracked Glass Pipe
So your glass pipe is cracked.
Instantaneously you become a seasoned glass pipe repair-person and start hunting around to find some possible solutions.
If you feel a breeze when you are pulling air through, then you might think that getting the superglue out will solve the problem.
News Flash: Glue is toxic. Don't even think about inhaling it.
Grrrr. It's not working the way that you planned, but what can you do?
If it is a little crack and there is no water flowing through, then you might be okay to use it as is, but only temporarily until your new glass pipe comes in the mail.
Acceptable vs Non-Acceptable Cracked Glass Pipes
Acceptable Cracks in the Glass Pipe
Here's a couple of pics of two glass pipes that might have a little ding, chip, or chunk taken out of some parts of the weed pipe, where it won't effect the performance.
There is a fine line between cosmetic and cut your finger jagged, so be sure to handle the cracked glass pipe with care, to avoid a bloody disaster.
These two glass pipe examples are mainly cosmetic imperfections and hairline fractures, but there are no sharp edges.
If you feel a sharp edge on the glass pipe, just do yourself a favor and throw it away.
Non-Acceptable Cracked Glass Pipe
We didn't think it was super necessary to post a bunch of broken glass pipe pictures, since we value your time, and don't want you to have to relive the heartbreak.
If it's shattered and in pieces, well we feel the heartbreak.
It's pretty obvious if the glass pipe is shattered that there is no chance of repairing the glass piece, but we tend to think any chip in the mouthpiece is a big no-no.
There have been a handful of occasions where the glass pipe has a clean break and transforms into a one hitter or chillum pipe, but even that's a risky bet.
Besides, who on earth wants to have a bloody lip from a broken pipe?
Certainly not the person you might be passing your glass pipe to and if you think about it, imagine what someone might say if they saw you stuffing a broken pipe to get one more hit of the good stuff (🙀).
Be a Creative Stoner
So do you try and make do with what you have, or evaluate another option?
Option A: Your ex took that beautiful glass water pipe when they left, so that's out.
Option B: You ran out of your RAW rolling papers, so that's out.
Option C: Dig out that old school metal bowl and remembering its metal, so that's out too.
No good options. So the question is: would I be an idiot for smoking out of a cracked glass pipe?
Answer: Not really. Desperate times call for desperate measures friends.
If you are still reading this blog post, then we know you are a stoner gal or high guy, so we know you are creative!
Survey the Scene for Any Other Options
Smokers notoriously transform into the world's most intelligent engineers to create something that will convert into a pipe or bong.
Perhaps there are some apples in the kitchen and you could go really old school. Who needs a glass smoking pipe when you have an apple?
No, making a bowl out of an apple is actually a project and you have always found that it wastes your flower.
You could make a smoking pipe out of aluminum foil but you’re not sure if you even have foil, plus you have heard that it’s bad for your lungs to smoke weed out of aluminum foil.
Is it worth it with what you got?
It's Make or Break (further) Time.
You look back down at your cracked glass bowl.
Inner Self to Self:
"Why would smoking out of cracked glass pipe be so awful anyways?"
"Would you be mad if it cut your lips?"
"Will you go to the doctor if you you inhale small shards of broken glass?"
"Would your thick glass pipe break further if you try to use it, then you lose an entire bowl pack?"
You pick up the cracked glass pipe and examine the mouthpiece. There is this one jagged sharp shard of glass staring right at you.
You actually touch it with your index finger, and yep it’s confirmed, it's sharp. But otherwise, it seems good to go for now.
Hopefully you were able to get a decent, safe pull and that you don't hate yourself for what you just did. We've been there and will be there again.
Say Farewell and Get a New Glass Pipe
Now it's time to lay your one of your best smoking companions to rest.
Take a moment because there were SO MANY good times.
- Think about those near misses and avoided catastrophes.
- Remember that one time you almost got caught by the cops?
- Having those late night invasive, curvy intimate pipe cleaning sessions.
- Recalling the feeling of pressing your lips around the air hole.
Okay, that seems like enough of a "tribute" so let's end this before it gets any weirder.
Now take your broken glass pipe and toss it in the trash, perv.
In the end, you manage to get through your smoke session and your routine stays uninterrupted.
You might even get excited about shopping for the next unique glass pipe you will be adding to your inventory, because every one loves getting something new, right?
Oh yea, you remember that Me Time Box Products offers free pipes by mail, but it certainly doesn't solve the problem right now.
And if you are wondering about some of the others out there, we've done our altruistic research and wrote a little bit about it.