A bong bowl, also known as a slide, is an essential part of a water pipe or bong. It is the small, removable piece placed in the bong’s stem, or downstem, and holds the dry herb or tobacco to be smoked. Bong bowls come in various sizes, materials, and designs, and each has unique features and benefits.
A male bong bowl refers to a type of bowl piece that is designed to fit into the male end of a bong or water pipe. The male end of the bong is typically the part that connects to the bowl piece and holds the dry herb or tobacco. The male bowl piece usually has a stem that fits into the female joint of the bong, and a bowl on the top to hold the dry herb. It is an interchangeable piece for the bong.
There are several different types of bowl pieces that can be used for a bong, and the best type for you will depend on your personal preferences and smoking habits. Some popular options include:
It is not recommended to make a bong bowl at home, as it can be dangerous and difficult to create one that is functional and safe to use. Furthermore, it is illegal to make or own a bong in some states, therefore it’s best to purchase a bowl from a reputable headshop or online retailer.
Even if you have the tools and materials, making a bong bowl at home can be challenging and requires some level of expertise in glassblowing or metalworking. Improperly made bowls can be dangerous and can cause injury.
It’s important to use safe and appropriate materials and equipment, and to have proper knowledge of the process, including the necessary safety precautions, to avoid accidents or injuries. It’s best to purchase a bowl from a reputable headshop or online retailer.
A 14mm bowl refers to the size of the bowl piece that is used with a bong or water pipe. The measurement, 14mm, refers to the diameter of the joint that the bowl piece fits into. 14mm is a standard size for bowl pieces and is compatible with bongs or water pipes that have a 14mm joint. This size is considered as a medium size bowl, which is suitable for most bongs. Some bongs have 18mm joint and some have 10mm. So you have to make sure that the bowl piece you are buying matches the joint size of your bong.
A female piece bong refers to a type of bong or water pipe that has a female joint. The female joint is the part of the bong that connects to the bowl piece and holds the dry herb or tobacco. The female joint typically has a slightly larger diameter than the male joint and is open on one end to allow the bowl piece to be inserted.
In a female piece bong, the bowl is inserted into the bong’s joint, while in a male joint bong, the stem of the bong goes into the bowl piece. Female joint bongs are less common than male joint bongs but they are also available in market.
The use of a female joint bong allows for more versatility in the types of bowl pieces that can be used, as a wide variety of bowl pieces can be inserted into the joint. Additionally, accessories such as ash catchers can be added to the joint as well.
Whether or not you need a screen in your bong bowl depends on the type of bowl piece you are using and your personal preferences. A screen can be helpful in preventing small particles of dry herb or tobacco from being drawn into the bong and inhaled.
If you are using a glass bowl or ceramic bowl, a screen is not necessary as these types of bowl pieces typically have small holes that allow the smoke to pass through while keeping the dry herb or tobacco inside the bowl.
However, if you are using a metal bowl or a bowl with larger holes, a screen can be useful in preventing small particles of dry herb or tobacco from entering the bong. Screens are also useful when smoking with a pipe as they help to keep the ash and embers from falling down the stem and into the pipe.
You can purchase screens specifically made for bong bowl at most headshops or online retailers, or you can use other materials such as a small piece of aluminum foil.