What Dryer Sheets Do to Your Clothes and Dryer

How Do Dryer Sheets Work?

Most dryer sheets are small pieces of non-woven synthetic fabrics coated with a solution of a quaternary ammonium salt or a silicone oil-based fabric softener. Some sheets are made of natural or cellulose fibers that can be recycled. The heat of the dryer softens the fabric softener allowing the coating to transfer to fabrics. It is this coating that makes clothes feel softer to the touch.

Dryer sheets reduce static electricity that forms in the dryer due to too many loose electrons giving clothing atoms a negative charge. The fabric softeners coating the dryer sheet fabric are cationic, or positively charged ions and equalize the electrons and ions to prevent static.

While a fragrance is not required to soften clothes or reduce static electricity, most manufacturers add a scent that some users enjoy.


Pros and Cons of Paper Towel vs. Toilet Paper Sploof

While you can use a paper towel tube, a toilet paper one works better due to its smaller size.

There seems to be less smoke sitting around in the chamber, making sure all the smoke goes through the filter, instead of leaking out the mouthpiece.

Keep in mind, using a DIY sploof may filter the smoke you blow out, but the remaining smoke rising from the end of your joint or the flower in your bowl will still rise into the atmosphere.

Where do you put dryer sheets to keep mice out

Answered By: Walter Foster Date: created: Dec 31 2020

Dryer sheets They don’t have to be expensive. I just lay them all over the interior, under the hood, in the trunk, on top of the tires – even in the exhaust pipe. Then, in the spring, gather them all up and toss them. Not only will there be no mice, the car will smell like it just came out of the dryer.

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How To Make Your Own Sploof

The sploof can take many forms. It can be built from things found around the home or require a trip to the hardware store. It all depends on your needs, how much you want to spend, and how long you want the sploof to last.

All sploofs are built around the same basic principles: an enclosed tube with holes in both ends filled with some filtering agent. Before we talk about the tube and show you four different things you can use, let’s talk about the filtering agent.

Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are the cheapest and easiest-to-obtain filtering agent for your sploof. Chances are you’ve already got some lying around the house somewhere.

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Dryer sheets work great because they’re often infused with their own odor which works to neutralize the smell of your weed smoke. As an added bonus, the thick weave of the dryer sheet material further traps the molecules that cause weed smoke to give off its tell-tale aroma.

If you don’t have a box of dryer sheets lying around, $5 at your local market is enough to keep you in sploofs for a month (depending on how often you smoke).

Activated Charcoal

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Activated charcoal—also known as active charcoal, activated carbon, or active carbon—is one of the best gas and odor filters available. It’s so good because each “piece” of the charcoal is extremely porous.

In fact, because of its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated charcoal—which can fit in the palm of your hand, by the way—has an actual surface area of 32,000 square feet.

That number might not mean anything to you, but in terms of adsorption (yes, that’s the correct word), it means that activated charcoal has plenty of room to trap and hold the marijuana molecules that make your smoke smell.

Though it may sound difficult to obtain, it’s really not. You can find activated charcoal at most pet stores because it’s used in aquarium filters. It’s a bit more expensive than dryer sheets (about $12 for 22 fluid ounces), but is much more effective at getting rid of the ganja odor that will give you away.

Which Filtering Agent Should You Use?

It’s your choice which filtering agent you use. Dryer sheets will do a good enough job to keep your smoking undetected, but they won’t last as long as activated charcoal.

The type of filtering agent you choose can also be dictated by the type of container you use. We suggest trying them both in various builds to see which one you like best. These DIY-projects aren’t expensive by any means so you can try different forms and combinations based on your own needs and designs.

Now that we’ve discussed the filtering agent, let’s turn our attention to the container that will hold the “guts” of the operation and how to assemble the numerous variations.

Toilet Paper Tube

First, remove all the toilet paper from the cardboard tube. It’s best to wait until you actually finish the roll so you don’t have a pile of toilet paper lying around. That’s a sure sign that something untoward is going on.

Be sure to remove all the little bits of toilet paper that are caught in the adhesive.

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Second, fill the tube with three or four dryer sheets. They don’t have to be packed tightly or anything. Just make sure they’re spread out so that they fill up the entire interior of the tube.

Third, cover the end of the tube with another dryer sheet and fold it over so that it covers part of the length. Secure this dryer sheet with any kind of tape, a rubber band, or even string.

That’s it! You’re ready to smoke. Just add fire (to your joint, of course) and blow the smoke from your tokes into the sploof to filter out the stinky marijuana smell. The toilet-paper-tube sploof will last for several smoke sessions but be sure to keep an eye on the dryer sheets. When they’re running out of filtering power, they’ll begin to turn dark. When that happens, just toss your sploof in the trash and start again.

The toilet paper tube may also wear out sooner than the dryer sheets because the cardboard is made to degrade in the presence of moisture (your breath). For a longer-lasting option, see the build below.

Plastic Bottle

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First, cut the plastic pop bottle in two about half-way down. Basically, you’re just cutting the bottom off, so feel free do that if it makes more sense to you. Whatever. This is DIY, so we’re not picky. Wherever you cut, just make sure you have enough room for the next step.

Second, fill the inside of the bottle with three or four dryer sheets.

Third, cover the big end of the bottle (not the part that you drink from) with another dryer sheet, fold it over the length of the bottle-top, and secure it with tape, a rubber band, or string.

We like to use tape or string with this build because the plastic bottle might compress under the tension of a rubber band. Not that that’s a problem, but the rubber band (and the dryer sheet) could slide off right in the middle of your smoke session. Then where would you be?

Plus, an off-round sploof just looks sloppy. Yes, the cannabis culture is a bit lax in its concern for appearances, but come on, you’ve got to have some standards, right? This is where we draw the line. No wonky sploofs for us.

The plastic bottle is often easier to use because the hole through which you exhale is smaller than the toilet paper tube. This smaller size minimizes the smoke that can seep around the edges.

The plastic bottle sploof will last a lot longer than the toilet-paper-roll version simply because it’s made of plastic. You will, however, have to change the dryer sheets so keep an eye on the color as you would with the toilet-paper-roll sploof.

Activated Charcoal

You could put a measure of activated charcoal in either the plastic bottle sploof or the toilet-paper-roll sploof. You would still put a dryer sheet over the end to keep it all in, but you wouldn’t want to put a large quantity of activated charcoal in these containers.

The weight might compromise the security of the dryer sheet covering the bottom of the sploof and then you’ve got a big mess.

If you want to work with the activated charcoal, try the options below.

Other Options For Your Sploof

Remember that a sploof is just a container (tube) with holes in both ends. Look around and you’ll see plenty of options for making your own sploof.

You could remove the innards of a chapstick tube and fill it with activated charcoal. Then just poke a hole in the top and bottom and smoke away.

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You could also get really fancy and make your sploof out of PVC or ABS pipe. Fill the pipe with dryer sheets or activated charcoal, place a cap over both ends, then drill a few holes in each cap. You’re good to go.

As good as the sploof may be at filtering the smok

As good as the sploof may be at filtering the smoke you exhale, how do you deal with the smoke from your joint or bong?

Can I put a dryer sheet in my bagless vacuum

Answered By: Oswald Campbell Date: created: Mar 20 2021

You can add half a fresh dryer sheet to your vacuum bag or canister to make the house smell great while vacuuming! Normally the dryer sheet is not strong enough to scent the air, but you’ll find the air smells cleaner. … This unusual use works really really well – the house will smell extra clean once you’re done!

Asked By: Steven Miller Date: created: Sep 08 2021

Dryer Sheets and Electronic Moisture Sensors

Almost all dryers—both electric and gas-powered—have a cycle that promises to prevent overdrying of clothes by detecting moisture levels and turning off the cycle when the load is dry. The cycle operates using an electronic moisture sensor that is embedded in the dryer drum.

Dryer sheets can cause the electronic moisture sensor to become coated with chemical residue. The coating prevents the sensor from working correctly and can cause your clothing to overdry (and increase your utility costs). If you use dryer sheets, locate the sensor and use a cotton ball or swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean it once a month.

Final Thoughts on Making a Sploof

Making a sploof is extremely easy. You can use it to filter the smell of cannabis instead of looking for an inconspicuous spot to smoke. It is possible to create it from a handful of easy-to-find items. Best of all, the process only takes a few minutes, and it is effective. Now, you can enjoy a more relaxing smoking session, which is primarily the point.

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