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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:33 AM
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Question shiny side down a myth?

so ive tried both shiny side down and shiny side up, and really dont notice a difference. i dont understand how it could make a difference, to keep heat in? i could see if it were light we were trying to reflect off of the shiny side but heat is not light.


i just dont really think it makes a difference feel free to disagree and tell me why you disagree i wanna know if this is a myth, have any of you noticed a difference?
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:35 AM
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i think it's just a myth i've tired both ways and have never run into a problem at all
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:38 AM
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i think it's just a myth i've tired both ways and have never run into a problem at all
exactly i think people just feel more comfortable putting the shiny side down lol like now its just more of a OCD thing but i know alot of people who swear by it
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:49 AM
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yeah its also just one of those things that just becomes a habit. when i first started smoking hookah i was told to put shiny side down so it kind of just became a habit to do it.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: shiny side down a myth?

It is a myth. Heat can radiate through any medium (hence why we can get heat from the sun via empty space medium). Heat is radiation, not light or anyother type of manipulative particle. The aluminum will conduct/insulate the heat exactly the same no matter which side you face down.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 02:17 AM
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Default Re: shiny side down a myth?

Theoretically, shiny side down would keep the heat in the bowl longer than the dull side down, as it would act as a radiant barrier. Though, this may be on such a small scale that it appears unnoticable to the smoker. Also, to be an effective radiant barrier, the material used should be excellent at reflecting heat and poor at absorbing it. Though, it may be good at reflecting heat, aluminum foil absorbs heat due to being thin and because of a low melting point aluminum is more suseptable to heat, making any insulating benefits of shiny side down unapparent.
The preference of which side goes down is mainly just habitual. I always place the shiny side down for this same reason.
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The only time it matters is when you're wearing foil on your head.
Then it's shiny side OUT to reflect the mind-control rays better.
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Shiny side up lowers sperm count.
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