Dabbing gives you the most out of every hit from an herbal medicine, such as cannabis, while not leaving out the aroma or flavor behind.
It’s quickly gaining popularity in the cannabis-inclined community. That’s the very reason more torch manufacturers are coming into the scene offering their dab torches.
Now if you’re a first-timer, consider dabbing with safety, just as if it is a first encounter with the unknown, keep reading for safety tips with torches.
Dabbing Safety Concerns
Dabbing is a cleaner method of enjoying THC because the waste material – the plant – is left in the oil-making process.
But because it involves butane, dabbing poses concerns for the skeptics and first-timers (Cannabis.net). They cannot be blamed though.
Dabbing involves a modern way of enjoying cannabis, not with a traditional bong or pipe or smoking.
That’s the very reason it is chosen by experienced cannabis users, who have tried different ways of inhaling/smoking/ingesting the plant for medication or a high.
How to Work Safely with Dab Torches
Using butane torch indoors
Pot Guide revealed that using a dab torch requires much attention. Remember that the entire process involves heating a nail to reach a specific temperature.
- While getting high, people are paying less and less attention. To avoid any minor or severe accidents see to it that the nozzle and the plug are fit to prevent leaking butane, which is flammable.
- See to it that any flammable material near the nail and glass area are taken out to prevent accidents.
- For the lazy stoner, they rely heavily on the auto-locking features coming with the torch. However, it is not a good idea to do all the time. Because a narrow-based lighter can easily be knocked over, they can set your place a blazed if you’re not mindful enough.
Purging the torch
According to the Weed Blog, it is important to purge your light before dabbing. The reason is that a newly manufactured dab torch could have had oxygen remaining. Oxygen isn’t as flammable as butane.
In that case, you must ensure that you don’t fill the chamber up the first time you’re using the torch.
Remaining un-purged oxygen will cause a problem. It either will extinguish the flame prematurely or not allow butane into the fire as powerfully as you intended it to be. In short, the oxygen will just blow or kill the flame out.
You also need to purge to release excessive air pressure building up in the gas chamber to expel butane from the torch whenever you fill it. If it is not released, the air pressure will not be released, building up in the chamber.
When that happens, less butane will flow whenever you’re refilling. Frequent refills won’t help. To prevent the problem, you should purge your torch regularly.
More dabbing safety tips
Pro tip: According to Grow Pro Blog, never touch the nail, as it remains hot for some time.
Otherwise, touching it will result to an accident, such as burning clothes, or injury to your hands and elbows, especially when moving around the dab zone.
You need a hot surface to take a dab, requiring a small torch if you don’t have an e-nail. See to it you’re dabbing the nail’s surface, not the rig – a common mistake among beginners. Do not let the torch flame touch the rig.
If you do, you may have to buy a new rig, which is expensive, from time to time due to damage for constant heating and cooling. The process can lead to broken joints of the glass itself. Avoid it by using a drop-down alternatively.
Dabbing is a convenient, efficient way of enjoying or medicating with cannabis. Before anything else though, consider safety with dab torches. After all, a high won’t be as pleasant as it would be if you’d set yourself or your place in fire.
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