Keep it clean, catch some ash!

An ash catcher is an accessory designed to be easily added to (or removed from) your favorite flower tube. You may be asking yourself, “why purchase an ash catcher?” For starters, nobody likes to hit a dirty pipe. Ash catchers enable even the most relaxed smokers to keep their favorite water pipes and daily drivers significantly cleaner.

Ash catchers are excellent attachments that offer extra filtration and keep your water pipe clean from ash and other byproducts of smoking. Ash catchers are available in many different shapes, sizes, and styles with a huge variety of different percolators. An ash catcher’s potential doesn’t stop there— many smokers enjoy converting their ash catchers into a portable water pipe by attaching a j-hook to it!

Before you scoop a new ash catcher, make sure you know the exact joint size, gender, and angle that you need Depending on the joint of your favorite water pipe, some ash catchers may be incompatible with your favorite bong. Before you make your purchase, study the ash catcher sizes infographic on our Knowledge Base. We’d hate for you to purchase an ash catcher that doesn’t work with your daily driver.

Ash catchers enable even the most relaxed smokers to keep their favorite water pipes and daily drivers significantly cleaner. They work as a vessel to catch nasty residues and other debris, leading to bigger and better tasting rips from your trusty water bong.

They work as a vessel to catch nasty residues and other byproducts of smoking - leading to bigger and better tasting rips from your favorite bong. Ash catchers are often loaded up with scientific percs to filter your smoke before it hits the main chamber and percolator of your bong. More percs means smoother rips. We know you silly stoners are always searching for a smoother hit, so purchase an ash catcher through SmokeCartel to make your favorite glass bong stack even more bubbles!

When choosing an ash catcher for your favorite water pipe, it’s important to know the following information to make sure you get the correct ash catcher for your pipe.

1. Joint Size

Glass-on-glass bong joint sizes have been standardized since their inception and can only be one of the following three sizes: 10mm, 14mm18mm. If you have a Illadelph water pipe with a 14mm joint, you can only purchase an Illadelph ash catcher of the same size, unless you plan to use adapters. We recommend against the use of adapters for ash catchers as they add weight (more info on that soon) and can complicate simple set-ups.

2. Joint Gender

Water pipe joints are either male or female, and need to be paired with their respective counterpart. Remember, opposites attract! So, to continue the example above, if you have a 14mm male joint on your Illadelph tube, you need a 14mm female joint on your Illadelph ash catcher. This allows the ash catcher joint to sit on the tube’s joint, allowing for a perfect and tight fit.

3. Joint Angle

Water pipe joints are set up on either a 90 degree or 45 degree angle. Like the joint sizes, these also need to match. So, if your favorite Illadelph tube has a 14mm male joint that sits at a 90 degree angle, you must purchase a 14mm Illadelph ash catcher with a 90 degree female joint. If you were to purchase a 45 degree ash catcher, it will not fit your tube.

Other Tips: Weight

Another important factor in choosing an ash catcher for your water pipe is weight. If you have a small water pipe standing less than ten inches, you can’t purchase a massive six inch tall ash catcher. This is because the ash catcher would make your piece top-heavy, increasing the likelihood of an accident and breakage. On the contrary, massive bongs are usually paired with large ash catchers to keep the aesthetic consistent.

Make sure to keep the size and sturdiness of your bong in mind when purchasing an ash catcher to prevent any risky situations! Remember: ash catchers are mainly designed for use with flower tubes. The nature of concentrates and recent trends towards nano rigs prevent ash catchers from being ideal for oil set-ups.

We hope that makes things easy when you pick out your next ashcatcher with SmokeCartel. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to get in contact with our Customer Support specialists for further help. Happy Smoking!



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