An ash catcher is a smoking accessory that helps to keep debris and ash from ending up in your pipe to offer you a clean smoking experience. They protect your water pipe from getting messy, meaning you won't have to clean your piece as often! Ash catchers resemble a miniature water pipe and come in a variety of styles and sizes.
Some ash catchers come with different types of percolators that help to diffuse and filter smoke so you don't have to clean your bong as often.
You can remove and clean your ash catcher when you're finished smoking to preserve the quality of your piece. Ash catcher's are very easy to clean and require little setup and maintenance. Ash catcher's protect your water pipe from getting messy, meaning you won't have to clean your piece as often!
For smaller bongs, smokers may not require ash catchers at all. However, if you own a large piece with several percolators, an ash catcher is an accessory that you must possess. If you own a smaller bong,
Ash catcher's are an amazing smoking accessory because of their versatility, you can convert your ash catcher into a portable water pipe!! Just attach a j-hook to it, and start puffing!
Finding the perfect ash catcher isn't too difficult, just make sure you know the exact joint size, gender, and angle that will match up with the joint of your favorite water pipe. Read our guidelines on picking the perfect piece so that you don't purchase an ash catcher that doesn’t work with your daily driver.
Ash catchers will keep your water pipe or daily driver significantly cleaner, giving you more time to enjoy the smoke!
Some ash catchers are 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. Dank Cartel has an amazing and wide selection of ash catchers, so you can enjoy that sesh down to the last hit!
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, 14mm, 18mm. 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.