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Torches and Meth Use


amanda

Question about torches and meth use


Okay, this is going to sound so dumb, but could someone explain something to me. I know that those small butane/propane? torches are a sign of meth use in many cases. How exactly are those things used for meth? Are they for heating up and smoking it or something? I know how stupid that sounds....I just don't know a lot about it. The reason I'm asking is because I keep seeing a small torch around. I questioned my husband and he claims he uses it outside for burning things or some crap. I wondered how meth addicts use them.

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Loraura

Re: Question about torches and meth use


Torches and Zippo lighters keep the fire on without having to keep your thumb on a button to continue releasing the lighter fluid to maintain a flame (as you would have to do with a regular cigarette lighter).

So basically -- it's a lot easier to keep a flame on with a zippo or torch type lighter.

amanda

Re: Question about torches and meth use


So, then you use them for smoking meth?

XOutlaw
Woman

Re: Question about torches and meth use


Yes, the torch is used for heating up the meth and turning it to liquid form. When it liquefies, it produces the smoke. It then cools and "ices" back over to a solid. The solid can be reheated and smoked until it is all burned up or gone.

Loraura

Re: Question about torches and meth use


Unlike a cigarette that remains lit while you smoke it. Meth must be continually heated while being smoked. So keeping your thumb on a regular lighter button is a pain.

cleanand
serene

Re: Question about torches and meth use


they are also used to make and clean pipes. I used to think i was some kind of expert glass blower. lol

XOutlaw
Woman

Re: Question about torches and meth use


Hey cleanandserene!! You are right, I forgot about that. Amazing what we forget!

No question is dumb! The only thing that is dumb is to have a question and not ask it!

syndralove

Re: Question about torches and meth use


Like someone had said, yes, the small torches are usually used to clean glass pipes. And when you do it for a while, you actually can learn to glass blow pipes!!! What a dumb new talent I have!

amanda

Re: Question about torches and meth use


I see. Well like I said, I've found the torch but I've never found any glass pipes around the house. That's why I didn't exactly know what it was used for. Thanks for the answers.


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