Compressed Drop Down Adapter Fitting (14M to 14F)
Compressed Drop Down Adapter Fitting (14M to 14F):
This handy dropdown adapter fitting provides a short thermal break to protect the nail connection on your rig. It doesn’t take up much space, yet will keep a fair amount of reclaim from getting into your rig while keeping the joint connection from cracking due to heat expansion. It also helps with banger removal.
- One side is 14mm male and the other side is 14mm female
Availability: In stock
Balance for small rigs
One handy use for a drop down adapter that many may not think of is balance. The way that drop downs achieve this is by first adding enough height to clear the rig chamber; allowing for you to rotate the banger and coil neck back towards the rig. You’ll get a much tighter center of gravity with the coil neck pointing back towards the rig. For small rigs which also have a light-weight base, this goes a long way to keep it from tipping over. Check out this quick guide for more detail.
If you are at all concerned about your heady glass contacting your hot metallic-based nail (which expands quicker than quartz/glass) you will want to utilize a drop down adapter fitting that fits both your dab rig and your e-nail nail. This is especially the case with e-nails because the constant heat can easily travel back down through the joint. If you are turning the e-nail on and off in cycles for each use, this also increases the chances of problems due to expansion and contraction. Even with a torch it is a good idea to use a drop down adapter fitting, since the heat up cycle is faster and more intense.
I don’t personally worry about my own rigs breaking much. Mostly because I haven’t had any trouble so far — knock on wood…er’…glass. However, I still use these adapters to center the weight and catch reclaim before it flows into the rig. Also, it makes it a little easier to remove a Ti nail from the glass for some reason. I’ve actually broken a piece removing a Ti nail — but never glass on glass. It’s overall been easier and less stressful with the drop down adapter with either material though. For about $5 it’s a no-brainer for some peace-of-mind and convenience. NOTE: A torch, lighter, hair dryer, or hot water can be handy to loosen the reclaim in order to remove a stuck nail.