Ash catchers(here) are glass attachments designed to catch the ash and resin and keep it from entering your glass pipes, but it can do so much more than just that. Not only do ash catchers keep your piece cleaner but they can also add more water filtration to help cool the smoke and remove a lot of tar and impurities.
There are multiple glass companies that manufacture ash catchers of different styles and designs. 14mm Ash Catchers & 18mm Ash Catchers and 90-degree ash catchers & 45-degree ash catchers. In order to choose which glass ash catcher is best for you, you’ll need to examine several factors. Of course, your budget and style preferences will come into play when making this decision. However, you also need to consider the features of the ash catcher before you buy one. Here are some important areas you need to examine when buying an AC (ash catcher).
Style of Stem
Ash catchers are designed with distinctive styles of the stem. This is the area that affects percolation and diffusion so it must be properly considered. The stem you choose should match the style of diffusion you want to have. High-end glass companies have made high-quality ash catchers to provide various styles of diffusion and percolation so don’t expect to have limited options.
Check the Weight
The weight of the glass ash catcher is certainly important because it affects the center of gravity and prevents the pipe from tipping over the minute you attach the ash catcher. When you choose an ash catcher that is too heavy, it can end up breaking your entire pipe. There are those who have the habit of using more than one ash catcher in order to get better filtration. When this needs to be done, you’ll be putting more weight on the main joint of the piece and this can easily make the tube to tip over. If you want to stack ash catchers, make sure you choose the type that is specially designed for this without causing any balance issues.
Check the Angle of the Joint
Ash catchers can be attached to different styles of pipes and that’s why you need to find one that is allowed the angle of the joint. Ash catchers mostly come in two angles the 90-degree angle ash catcher and 45-degree angle ash catcher.
Choosing the Right Joint Size
The joint size that is right for your ash catcher will depend on the size of the joint on the pipe that you are going to attach it. If you have a water pipe that will take a 18mm slide then you’ll have to pick an ash catcher that is 18mm so that you are convinced it’s going to attach to the pipe. Don’t worry if you come across a glass ash catcher that you like but has a unique size. Nowadays, glass companies have provided adapters that can be utilized to allow pieces that have different joint sizes to fit together.
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