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How to customize a glass bong with accessories and percolators?



A glass bong is a device that allows you to smoke your favorite herb or tobacco by filtering the smoke through water. Glass bongs come in various shapes, sizes and designs, but they can also be customized with accessories and percolators to enhance your smoking experience. Accessories are items that you can add to your bong, such as bowls, downstems, ash catchers, carb caps, etc. Percolators are filters that create more bubbles and diffusion in the water chamber, resulting in smoother and cooler hits. In this blog post, we will show you how to customize your glass bong with accessories and percolators.

Choosing the right accessories for your glass bong

The first step to customize your glass bong is to choose the right accessories that fit your preferences and needs. Here are some of the most common accessories that you can use to upgrade your bong:

  • Bowls: Bowls are the parts where you pack your herb or tobacco. They come in different sizes, shapes and materials, such as glass, metal or silicone. You can choose a bowl that matches your bong’s design, color and joint size. You can also get multiple bowls for different strains or occasions.
  • Downstems: Downstems are the tubes that connect the bowl to the water chamber. They also help to diffuse the smoke in the water. Downstems come in different lengths, diameters and styles, such as diffused downstems or showerhead downstems. You can choose a downstem that fits your bong’s joint size and height.
  • Ash catchers: Ash catchers are attachments that you can place between the bowl and the downstem. They act as an extra filter that catches ash and debris from the smoke, keeping your bong cleaner and smoother. Ash catchers also come in different sizes, shapes and styles, such as inline ash catchers or honeycomb ash catchers. You can choose an ash catcher that matches your bong’s joint size and design.
  • Carb caps: Carb caps are accessories that you can use when smoking concentrates from a dab rig or a bong. They cover the nail or banger where you heat up your concentrate, creating a vacuum that lowers the temperature and increases the flavor of your dab. Carb caps come in different materials, shapes and designs, such as glass, titanium or quartz carb caps. You can choose a carb cap that fits your nail or banger size and shape.

To choose the right accessories for your glass bong, you need to consider some factors, such as:

  • Joint size: The joint size is the diameter of the opening where you attach your accessory to your bong. The most common joint sizes are 10mm, 14mm and 18mm. You need to make sure that your accessory has the same joint size as your bong, or use an adapter if they don’t match.
  • Joint gender: The joint gender is the shape of the opening where you attach your accessory to your bong. There are two types of joint genders: male and female. Male joints have a protruding end that fits into female joints, which have a recessed end that fits over male joints. You need to make sure that your accessory has the opposite joint gender as your bong, or use an adapter if they are the same.
  • Quality: The quality of your accessory affects its durability, performance and appearance. You want to choose an accessory that is made of high-quality materials, such as borosilicate glass or medical-grade titanium, that can withstand high temperatures and frequent use. You also want to choose an accessory that has a good craftsmanship, such as smooth edges, clear joints and no cracks or bubbles.
  • Price: The price of your accessory depends on its quality, brand and features. You can find accessories for different budgets, from cheap to expensive ones. You want to choose an accessory that offers a good value for money, meaning that it has a high quality for a reasonable price.

Choosing the right percolators for your glass bong

The second step to customize your glass bong is to choose the right percolators that suit your preferences and needs. Percolators are filters that create more bubbles and diffusion in the water chamber, resulting in smoother and cooler hits. Percolators come in different types, shapes and designs, such as dome, tree, matrix, honeycomb, etc. You can choose a percolator that matches your bong’s design, color and size. You can also get multiple percolators for different levels of filtration and smoothness.

To choose the right percolators for your glass bong, you need to consider some factors, such as:

  • Function: The function of a percolator is to cool and filter the smoke by creating more bubbles and surface area. Different types of percolators have different functions, such as:
    • Dome percolators: Dome percolators are simple filters that have a dome-shaped chamber with holes or slits at the bottom. They create small bubbles and moderate diffusion.
    • Tree percolators: Tree percolators are filters that have multiple arms or branches with holes or slits at the ends. They create more bubbles and better diffusion than dome percolators.
    • Matrix percolators: Matrix percolators are filters that have a grid-like pattern of holes or slits. They create many tiny bubbles and excellent diffusion.
    • Honeycomb percolators: Honeycomb percolators are filters that have a honeycomb-like pattern of holes. They create many tiny bubbles and excellent diffusion.
  • Drag: The drag is the resistance that you feel when you inhale from your bong. Different types of percolators have different levels of drag, such as:
    • Low drag: Low drag means that you can inhale easily and quickly from your bong. Percolators that have low drag are usually simple and have fewer holes or slits, such as dome or tree percolators.
    • High drag: High drag means that you have to inhale harder and slower from your bong. Percolators that have high drag are usually complex and have more holes or slits, such as matrix or honeycomb percolators.
  • Cleaning: The cleaning is the process of removing the residue and dirt from your bong and its percolators. Different types of percolators have different levels of cleaning difficulty, such as:
    • Easy cleaning: Easy cleaning means that you can clean your bong and its percolators with minimal effort and time. Percolators that are easy to clean are usually simple and have fewer holes or slits, such as dome or tree percolators.
    • Hard cleaning: Hard cleaning means that you have to clean your bong and its percolators with more effort and time. Percolators that are hard to clean are usually complex and have more holes or slits, such as matrix or honeycomb percolators.

How to attach accessories and percolators to your glass bong

The final step to customize your glass bong is to attach your accessories and percolators to your bong. Here are some tips on how to do it:

  • Make sure they fit: Before attaching anything to your bong, make sure that they fit properly. Check the joint size, joint gender and height of your accessory or percolator and compare it with your bong’s joint size, joint gender and height. If they don’t match, use an adapter to make them compatible.
  • Use a rubber grommet or a keck clip: To secure your accessory or percolator to your bong, use a rubber grommet or a keck clip. A rubber grommet is a ring-shaped piece of rubber that goes around the joint of your accessory or percolator and creates a tight seal with your bong’s joint. A keck clip is a plastic clip that goes around the joint of your accessory or percolator and locks it in place with your bong’s joint.
  • Fill the water chamber: After attaching your accessory or percolator to your bong, fill the water chamber with enough water to cover the bottom of the accessory or percolator. You can adjust the water level according to your preference, but make sure that it doesn’t splash into your mouth when you inhale.
  • Test it out: Once everything is set up, test it out by taking a dry hit (without lighting anything) from your bong. Check if there is any air leakage, water splashing or unwanted noise from your accessory or percolator. If there is any problem, fix it by adjusting the joints, water level or position of your accessory or