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A Guide to the Shapes & Sizes of Glass Joints
Better Understanding of Glass Joints
A World of Glass
The world of glass is amazing, but it has components within the glass world that can be very confusing and misinterpreted. This guide is to help shed some light and knowledge on the topic of glass joints and their accessories. – What is the difference between a male and female joint? – Can I use my old bowl on my new bong? Is 14.5mm compatible with 14mm joints?
All joints come in two standard shapes: Male and Female.
Bowl on right features a male joint (narrow opening)
Bowl on this left features a female joint (wide opening).
Joints and Genders
Since all joints have a gender, everything with a joint has a gender. Your rig, bong or water-pipe has a gender. Bowls and pull-outs will have a gender. Bangers and nails will have a gender. Basically, any and all accessories that attach to your bong or rig will have a gender.
Have wide openings and are designed for attachments to be inserted inside.
Have narrow openings and are designed for attachments to be inserted over top.
The Standard Sizes
3 Standard Joint Sizes
14mm (Actual size is 14.5mm, 14mm and 14.5mm are interchangeable)
19mm (Actual size is 18.8mm, 19mm and 18.8mm are interchangeable)
Matching the Size
“Sizes Must Match” If you’re joint is 14mm, you will require a 14mm attachment. If you’re joint is 10mm, it needs to be matched with a 10mm attachment, and so on.