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Bong size question for the glass masters

Discussion in 'The Glass House' started by jim rucker, Oct 10, 2017.

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    jim rucker

    jim rucker New Member

    If you were to put a tape measure around the tube/neck of the average sized straight bongs, what would it be? For example, I am interested in this because it appears to me that there are two average sizes of the tube for regular straight ice catching bongs. 6" and 7" using a tape measure. It makes sense because people's mouth's only get so big or small. This has been my experience with bongs 10" through 36." I am just interested to see if anyone gets different numbers than me.
     
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    J710

    J710 Member

    o_O
     
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    jim rucker

    jim rucker New Member

    I did not specify enough. If you wrap a tape measure around the tube of the bong what size do you generally see? I have noticed 6" and 7" are the most standard circumference for bongs 10" through 36" tall.
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    I pulled a Taylor's tape out and measured the body of a Helix bong. It's 5" around with about a 1 3/8" diameter. 10" high from base to the top rim.
     
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    jim rucker

    jim rucker New Member

    Helix! Nice! The 10" bongs does not surprise me they get down to 5." The smaller bongs tend to have that smaller mouth.
     
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    SouthCross

    SouthCross Well-Known Member


    That 5" was the chamber the bowl attaches to. The upper chamber has a shape like an kerosene lantern but it's not much bigger in circumference.

    On average, it's 5". It doesn't hold much water. I'd guess about half a cup. It's definitely small. I'd prefer a bigger chamber for the water but don't want to use the old school 'Heavy' bong. The thick colored jobs without a standardized bowl. I have one and it sits on a shelf.
     
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    jim rucker

    jim rucker New Member

    Gotcha! I may be getting a helix similar in size to yours for a good personal bong. I am really trying to find as much as can about the circumference of bongs, so your help is appreciated.
     

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