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Small Dab Rig Tipping Over?

By July 11, 2019 No Comments

How Do I Keep My Banger Hanger or Mini Tube From Tipping Over?

Can I use an e-nail with a small dab rig, mini tube/beaker, banger hanger, etc.? My dab rig is really small and is prone to tipping. When I put the e-nail coil on the nail the cord it make it worse. I really want to use an e-nail on this though. What can I do to solve this?

The main thing is to understand how the balance works with your rig. E-nail coils may add a little too much weight to the outside of the rig. This is especially true if the base is not heavy or sturdy enough. Also, a stem which makes the nail extend far outward instead of upward could contribute it’s share to the tipping problem.

Inward coil, not outward!

The good news is this is usually a simple issue to fix! Most people will naturally point the coil cable away from the rig instead of turning it inward (see diagram at bottom). This cases your dab rig to become unbalanced and tip over. Sometimes it may not immediately tip over on you until something moves it or until the cord gets yanked. In most cases if you angle the e-nail coil back inwards closer to the rig this will fix this problem.

If this doesn’t quite do it you can go a step further and get a $10 dropdown glass adapter which can lower the center of gravity so that the nail sits closer to the top of the joint. instead of high up and away from the rig. If the rig has an angled joint it may also help to get a cheap 45 degree adapter (probably male to female 14mm). This will point the nail upwards instead of outwards.

Drop down adapters for dab rig tipping

A dropdown adapter also will allow you to create a “loop” that brings the coil weight back towards the rig. The coil should point towards the mouthpiece and balance the rig perfectly. Now you need not worry about your dab rig tipping over!

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