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Bong Parts:Carb Hole



Have you ever wondered about the Bong's "Carb Hole" but didn't know why? Maybe you've tried to get answers from your family and friends, only to find out that very few people know this little detail.

Well, we've got a well-written article for you. This article will not only answer your questions about Carb Hole.

Now, let's turn the pages of this article and start a journey of knowledge!

What Is a Carb Hole?

A carb hole, also known by various names such as shot hole, carburetor, choke, or rush hole, is typically a small opening found on glass pipes and some water bongs made of glass. Its primary role is to evacuate smoke from the chamber.

What is the Point of a Carb Hole?


When using a glass bong without a removable glass slide or slider, the carb hole is commonly employed.

To use it, you cover the carb hole with your finger while the chamber fills with

Smoke, then release your finger to inhale the smoke.

These holes are often located on the rear or left side of the bong.

Bongs with carb holes tend to be more affordable compared to those with glass-on-glass mechanisms.

This cost difference arises because creating glass-on-glass bongs involves more intricate craftsmanship.

Additionally, bongs featuring a pull-out slide and lacking a carb hole are known to deliver more potent hits.

Nonetheless, water bongs that incorporate a carb hole remain a popular choice among users.

Why Is It Called a Carb on A bong?

A carb is a small hole on the left or right side of your pipe or bubbler that can be easily covered and uncovered by your thumb while you're smoking.

The term "carb" is the shortened version of the word carburetor which is a crucia

part of a car's engine that combines fuel and air.

That is why it is called a carb on a pipe because it functions similarly to a car engine.


Is a Carb Hole Necessary?

The hole is called a carburetor or carb. It improves airflow and efficiency, providing better hits than are possible in a careless piece.

It also allows you to control the size of your hit more efficiently, or to mix air into your hit by lifting and then replacing your thumb while inhaling.

In short, it provides more control to the smoker.

Can Cover the Carb Hole?

In a bong, the "carb hole" is designed to allow the user to control the airflow. When you are smoking, you can cover the carb hole with your finger, which will prevent air from entering the hookah and allow smoke to build up in the chamber of the hookah.

When you release the covering, fresh air will quickly enter, pushing the smoke upwards, thus allowing you to inhale the accumulated smoke.

Here are some pointers on covering your carbon hole:


The covered Carbon Hole allows you to control the inhalation of smoke so that it builds up inside the hookah instead of being inhaled directly into your lungs.

2. Use Tips

By covering and releasing the carbon hole, you can have a denser and more intense smoking experience.


While smoking, you can cover the carbon hole while inhaling and then release it quickly to inhale the accumulated smoke.

Regularly check and clean the carbon hole to ensure smooth airflow and avoid clogging.

How to Use Bongs with Carb Holes´╝č

Using bongs with carb holes is very easy as you simply cover the carb hole with a finger while inhaling and once the chamber is full of smoke you remove your finger. 

As the bowl is usually tightened with a rubber grommet, you don't pull out the bowl but use only the carb hole.

If the bong has a carb hole and also a pull-out bowl, it's only up to you which way of smoking you prefer to use.


Covering the carbon hole is an important technique in the use of a bongs that allows the user more flexibility and control over the smoking experience.