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Glass on glass water pipes and dab rigs contain multiple sizes and different gender types, and here at DankStop we get a lot of questions about glass on glass joints. We love constantly educating our customers on the proper terminology because we believe that informed consumers make the best decisions for their individual needs. Knowing the difference between a male and a female joint, or the difference between a 10mm and an 18mm sized joint, can lead you to making the perfect purchase.
10mm Joint Size
10mm joints are sometimes referred to as mini or nano joints. They are generally found on pendant concentrate rigs and other small rigs and pipes. They are the most rare of the three joint types.
Male Joint Type
Male joints are more commonly found on vapor rigs, although they are found on water pipes as well. To properly use a male jointed glass pipe, you need to use the same sized female dome, female bowl, or female domeless nail.
Female Joint Type
Female joints are reserved primarily for water pipes, although in rare instances a concentrate rig that comes with a male jointed domeless nail can contain a female joint. To properly use a female jointed glass pipe, you need to use the same sized male bowl or male domeless nail.
Due to the consistency of joint types, glass adapters and dropdowns have been created to let you interchange your glass pipe between different joint sizes as well as transforming to the other joint type. Male jointed dab rigs can be turned into female water pipes while female water pipes can be turned into male jointed concentrate rigs.
To learn more about the interchanging of joints, check out our in-depth article on how to use your bong for dabbing.