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How To Use A Water Pipe – Knowing The Parts

How To Use A Water Pipe : All The Important Water Bong Parts

The great thing about a water pipe is that it comes in all different sizes and types. From tall, monstrous water pipes that stand at over three feet to small, portable and easy-to-manage water pipes, they all elicit a different experience.

For example, let’s say that you’ve recently just purchased a small water pipe in the shape of a beaker. The instructions for this one are pretty easy: add water, add your substance of choice, grab a lighter and smoke away. Other water pipe combinations may have accessories like ash catchers, drop downs, dab nails and more that may be a little daunting to take in all at once.

Don’t sweat it. We’ll walk you through it. First, we’ll explain two different types of water pipes and their various parts.

The Best Water Pipes : Stemless Vs. Stemmed

While the water pipes shown here look drastically different from each other, you’ll find the steps it takes to use them are basically the same. Still, you might need to understand the different water pipe parts to get what we’re talking about.

Stemless Water Pipe Example

Let’s start by first dissecting this 16-inch water pipe . This awesome device is made up of many water bong parts , like the spinning disc splash guard. The neck, sitting slightly above the splash guard, is made of an impressive 50x7MM of Thick Ass Glass.

As you move down the water pipe, you’ll find two honeycomb discs, which are a kind of percolator. The small holes aerate the water as you inhale, allowing for a smoother and more enjoyable hit.

Another important part of this stemless water pipe is the 16MM thick base. This base will keep your water pipe standing sturdy on your desk, table or nightstand.

Stemmed Water Pipe Example

Beaker water pipes like this stemmed example are more suited for first-time glass pipe owners due to their wide base. With a beaker base, you get a large circumference base that will be sturdy for any table or desk and therefore easier to use.

The beaker water pipe shown here also has a diffused downstem. A diffused downstem is a downstem that has little holes in the bottom to diffuse the smoke without a separate percolator. Diffusion is literally the smashing or dividing of bubbles to increase the surface area. The more surface area there is of the bubbles, the cooler your smoke will be.

Lastly, this relatively small water pipe features an ice pinch. If you’re a newbie, we’ll let you in on an age-old trick for smoother hits: adding ice cools down the smoke so that it doesn’t burn when inhaling. And, the ice pinch of this small water pipe holds the ice above the water line, where it can best cool the smoke, making it an awesome addition for beginners!

Now that you understand these common water pipe parts , it’s time to start using them.

How to Set Up Your First Water Pipe

  • Inspect the glass pipe.
  • Locate the removable water pipe parts , such as the bowl.
  • Insert the bowl into the opening (stemless or downstem).
  • Add enough water to cover the percolators, but not too much.
  • Test out the water levels by taking practice pulls. If the water reaches your lips, you have too much!

How to Use a Water Pipe for the First Time

  1. Insert your bowl into the downstem and add your herb of choice.
  2. Light your herb with a lighter or hemp wick.
  3. Place your lips over the mouthpiece at the top of the water pipe , and slowly inhale.
  4. Remove your bowl and take another hit to clear out all the smoke remaining in your water pipe .
  5. Take as many more hits as you like!

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Before you experiment with a new water bong, learn how to use a water pipe correctly from the pros at Thick Ass Glass. In this article, you'll learn about two of the best water pipes, the different water bong parts and how to use a water pipe once set up. ]]>