Anyone who enjoys legal herbal products can attest to the importance of having a glass adapter. They are small and people undermine their importance, but genuinely good adapters are very efficient in enhancing the quality of your essential oils. They also enable water pipes to function the work of concentrate pipes. Glass adapters can be bought together with an oil rig or can be sold separately.
variety of 14mm Sidecar Glass Adapters
Either way, they have the same functions of ensuring no leakage happens during processes such as dabbing. They are used when connecting two different vapor rigs of varying sizes. They can be grouped under two main categories, male adapters and female adapters which can also be angled or not angled Male adapters have a width of between 14mm-18mm and are common in bigger concentrate rigs.
They can connect with 18mm joints of water pipes or in oil rigs. Angled male adapters enables the user to grip them easily. However, there is no big difference between angled and straight glass adapters when it comes to functions. Female adapters on the other hand are often small and are used to join female vapor rigs. They also have width ranging from 14mm to 18mm.
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Glass adapters are common in most online head shops. They are often cheap and readily available. In addition, they are mainly made of glass material (borosilicate) which lasts for a relatively longer period of time. Moreover, glass pipes can have different unique joints which makes them easy to distinguish. There are those that have a ball and socket joint, O- ring joint, conical or glass to ceramic joint.
The type of joint depends on the manufacturer but generally, the conical and ball and socket type of joints are the most common in popular brand name glass adapters. If you are someone on a tight budget, buying a glass adapter can be a big boost since in any case, it will repay itself in the long run. With a good original adapter, there will be no leakage during dabbing process, which can save a lot of your legal essential oils and concentrates.
In addition, glass pipes, whether male or female, can save you the cost of having to buy a concentrate rig and a water pipe. It makes a water pipe to function as a concentrate rig. Lastly, it is better buying a separate glass pipe since most of those sold together with a water pipe do not last for long.
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