Bongs are made out of glass so that they can cool and filter out smoke before you inhale it. Bongs are used for products such as tobacco and cannabis. If you are a smoker, chances are you have realized how dirty are your pieces after consecutively using them. To add to that, your bong might develop a foul smell. The percolators might clog if your bong is dirty.
What Is an Ash Catcher
An ash catcher is a movable attachment that aids in keeping the debris and ash from going into your pipe. Ash catchers can be purchased online or at a local smoke shop. They are available in different sizes and styles, and they look like miniature water pipes.
Different ash catchers are designed using different types of percolators that help diffuse and purify the smoke and inhibit the necessity of cleaning your bong daily.
Once you are done with your smoking session, you can easily remove and wipe the ash catcher, easy to maintain and clean.
Attaching your ash catcher to the water pipe will ensure that cleaning your bong now and then will not be necessary as you would if you didn't have it. Less cleaning time, but even more smoking time.
As a smoker, getting an ash catcher may not be necessary if you have a small bong. However, if your bong is huge with several percolators, you might need to get one or more ash catchers.
The same way bong bowls are removed and placed, and ash catchers can be attached to the bong. If you have an ash catcher, place your water bowl inside rather than placing it in the water pipe.
The ash catcher will trap the ash while you smoke, which would have passed to the water pipe's main chamber. You have to be careful not to add a lot of water inside the ash catcher because the water pipe will be filled with dirty water. To avoid dirty water, get a K-clip to secure the ash catcher with the water pipe.
An advantage of having the ash catcher to the bong is that there will be no increased temperature from the torch that will go near the bong. True, it is rare for the bong's joint to be damaged by heat but, having an ash catcher will eliminate the likelihood.
An ash catcher consists of two joints. A female one and a male one. Each size of the joint is about 14mm to 18mm. For the male joint, you can set it at an angle of 45 or 90 degrees. These options will ensure that you get what will help you.
If your bowl is pointing in a different direction from you, you will need to contemplate a 45 degrees joint on the ash catcher to enable the bowl to stay in the same position as you roast it and light it.