These millimeter sizes are in reference to the ground joint on the glass-on-glass products they are describing. The most common industry sizes are 10mm, 14mm and 18mm, which will occasionally be described as 19mm. These are actually the same size, at 18.8mm, and when listed can be rounded up or down for clarity’s sake as long as the rounding is consistent.
These are water pipe or bong attachments that help to prevent the accumulation of resin at the bottom of the piece in question. This provides an additional level of filtration that leads to a cleaner, smoother smoke.
Also called a water pipe, this is a large pipe that holds water for filtration. Unlike a bubbler or handheld piece containing water, a bong is usually much larger and consists of a tube mouthpiece that your lips go inside rather than around, such as with a handheld bubbler. Bongs can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and typically consist of a tube, downstem and bowl. Most commonly used with flowers however, can be converted to a dab rig by replacing the bowl with a nail! (Usually 45 degree)
This is the bowl-shaped area of a given pipe where herb is inserted. Bowls usually have a single hole at the bottom to allow airflow for your smoke; however, some bowls use multiple holes or even built-in screens.
A small hole found on glass hand pipes and some acrylic pipes. The carb is covered by the thumb or finger while inhaling to build smoke inside the pipe; releasing the carb releases the smoke in turn and allows for easy inhalation. Sometimes referred to as a “power hitter.”
A device used for dabbing. Usually used with domeless nails, the carb cap is placed over the nail, pressurizing the oil within and causing it to spread over the surface. This, in turn, helps to vaporize waxes that would ordinarily be wasted.
Much the same function and design as a water pipe or bong, but used for smoking concentrates or waxes instead of herb. Dab rigs will usually consist of a male joint with a nail and carb cap. Most can generally be converted to a flower water pipe simply by replacing the nail with a bowl!
Diffusion is the act of water passing through a percolator to create small bubbles in the water, creating a cooler and smoother hit. A “diffused” product such as a downstem is one that diffuses the hit in this manner.
Portion of the pipe that the smoke travels through from the bowl into the water; present in most bongs and water pipes. These come in a variety of lengths and can be easily replaced on most pipes.
Glass blowing technique that uses gold or silver flakes in the glass to change its color when placed on different surfaces or heated at different temperatures. “Gold fumed” pipes tend to be yellowish before color change, whereas “silver fumed” are more typically pinkish.
Sometimes referred to as a “bat,” this is a cigarette-sized pipe with no carb that fits into a dugout for quick, discreet smokes. One-hitters are frequently made from glass, quartz or metal.
An additional filtration mechanism in bongs and water pipes that allows for a smoother, cleaner hit. The most common styles of percolator are inline, showerhead, barrel and tree shapes.
A component of a bong or water pipe that brings the water back down to the bottom of the pipe when it would ordinarily travel up the mouthpiece. This creates a better flow than most standard water pipes.
More commonly called a “bowl,” this refers to the part of the pipe or bong that sits in the downstem where the herb is packed. Slides are usually Glass-on-Glass but can also be 9mm or 12mm slides with a rubber o-ring.
Also called a Bong, this is a large pipe that holds water for filtration. Unlike a bubbler or handheld piece containing water. Water Pipes can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and typically consist of a tube, downstem and bowl.