How To Make Your Homemade Bong
Have you forgotten your bong at a friend’s house? Maybe you never actually bought one, or perhaps you’re just feeling a little crafty. Whatever the case, don’t worry, we’ll help you build your own homemade bong, it’s an experience every true stoner should have at least once in their life.
1. Understanding the Basics: Parts of a Bong
In this article, you’ll find different options for making your own homemade bong, from the simplest to true art pieces. But let’s cover the basics first, starting with the parts of a bong:
- Tube : it’s usually the neck of the bong in which the smoke rises all the way into your lungs and then wonderland.
- Base : the base is base-ically where the water goes.
- Carb or Carburetor : it’s the small hole on the side or back of the bong which helps you control the airflow with your index finger.
- Bowl : the bowl is the place where you pack your weed.
- Downstem : the downstem is the thinner pipe that’s connected to the bowl, allowing the smoke to travel down to the base into the water and up through the tube.
2. The Bottle Bong
The bottle bong is a pretty simple homemade bong , and it’s good for recycling too. To make it you’ll just need to take any type of plastic bottle and a few more things, don’t worry if you don’t have the bottle’s cap because you won’t use it anyway. Keep in mind that the larger the bottle, the bigger the bong hits.
Take your chosen plastic bottle and fill up ¼ of it with water. Now, with a pair of scissors or any sharp object like a pen or screwdriver, poke a small hole just below the neck of the bottle to make the bong’s carb.
Then, add a second hole slightly above the waterline of your bottle bong. This is where the downstem will be placed. Make sure the hole isn’t too big that the stem is dancing or even falling inside.
Building the downstem and bowl
You’ll need a tube-like object, like an old marker or a pen , and some aluminum foil . The wider the marker’s diameter, the more space you’ll have for placing your buds on the bowl.
First, get rid of the marker/pen’s inner parts, keeping just the hollow tube . Taking the aluminum foil, cover one of the edges, and press softly in the center to create a bowl-like shape . It’s important that the foil doesn’t break because we don’t want the plastic below getting burned while smoking given it’s highly toxic.
All you’ll need before you can light up your new homemade bottle bong is to bring the pieces together. Take your downstem and stick the open edge into the bottle through the lower hole you’ve previously made, angling it down into the water. Now pack your bowl and fire it up!
3. The Gravity Bong
The Gravity Bong is a cool, scientific-looking method for making a homemade bong and it also requires just a few simple things you can find at home :
- a plastic bottle;
- a needle or a toothpick;
- some aluminum foil;
- any kind of container, as long as it’s bigger than the bottle.
Building a Gravity Bong
To start with, take the bottle, toss the cap, and cover the mouthpiece with the foil in order to make the bong’s bowl. Now with the needle or any thin stick, poke small holes into the bowl so that the smoke can travel through and into the bottle.
Then, take the bigger container, fill it up with water and sink your half bottle with the foil inside, with the aluminum bowl looking up, of course. Pack up your bowl and light it up as you slowly lift up the bottle, making sure you don’t pull it out completely as it gathers the smoke inside.
Keeping the bottle at the same level, carefully take off the aluminum foil and absorb the smoke gathered inside as you push the bottle down. If you can’t smoke it all in one hit just cover the mouthpiece with your hand until you’re ready to take another one.
Extra Tip: If you want to make your homemade gravity bong look more professional , take the bottle’s cap and make a hole in the center. Then, cover it with foil and pressing softly in the center make the bowl shape through the cap’s hole. Add the small holes with a needle and then put the cap back on the bottle.
Now when you light up your buds, instead of taking off the foil you can unscrew your cap.
4. The Tic Tac Bong
So you’re at home at 3 am, you ran out of rolling papers, you’re googling for any smoking devices alternatives you can make at home but you’re so unlucky you don’t even have any plastic bottles at home. There’s no need to panic, turns out a small recipient like a Tic Tac box can be your best ally. Or you can even go big and use a Pringles empty box.
Building a Tic Tac Bong
It’s easy: take the empty Tic Tac box and with a couple of scissors drill a small hole near the bottom, where you’ll stick the downstem in. If you don’t know how to build a downstem, you can follow the same instructions from the Bottle Bong method.
Now, make another small hole closer to the upper edge of the box, which will work as the carburetor.
Finally, fill the small bong with water, it should be enough to cover the stem’s edge, and using the already existent hole in the Tic Tac box as the tube, inhale as you light up.
5. The iBong, or the Apple Bong
Who knew you could even get bongs at Apple. Just kidding. The homemade fruit bong (although it’s more of a pipe) is a true classic. And the best part is that this method is cheap and easy to do : it requires only an apple and a pencil, plus it adds good flavor.
Building an Apple Bong
The first step is getting a ripe apple and removing the stem. Stick the pencil, or any pointy object, through the top until you reach the center of the apple to create your downstem and bowl .
Now with the same pencil stick a hole through the side of the apple, also until you reach the center, aiming to make both holes meet in the middle . This one will be your carburetor . Lastly, make a hole by the front of the apple, also meeting the other two holes in the middle, this will act as the tube .
Extra Tips: Apple pipes are great, yes, but don’t get stuck only with apples though! You can use many types of fruits and vegetables as a bong, such as bananas, pumpkins, pineapples, cucumbers and even combine more than one together, get creative!
Voilá, your apple bong is ready to go, light it up!
5. Mason Jar Bong
We know jars are the favorite object for DIY crafts of the decade so of course, we had to include them in this list. This is a good method for those who are feeling inspired and want to put dedication into their homemade bongs.
Building a Mason Jar Bong
The first thing you’ll need to do is take any jar you find at home and cut three holes into the lid, two of them equally sized and a smaller one for the carb.
Then, grab any tubes you find at home, or old markers as we did in the plastic bottle method, and stick them into the jar through the bigger holes. Keep in mind one of the tubes should be long enough to be covered by the water in order to work as the downstem .
If you’re feeling inspired, then purchase a couple of transparent tubes to turn your homemade bong into a professional-looking bong. Make sure the holes and the tubes resemble in size .
Extra points: to avoid air from sneaking out through the lid’s holes you can also add some rubber grommets around the tubes to seal the air properly.
Finally, you’ll need to build a bowl on the edge of the longer tube. You can do this the easy way, by covering it with aluminum foil, or you can attach a metal bottle cap to it -which you could get from olive oil bottles, alcoholic bottles, or anything that comes useful- then add some small holes inside to let the smoke through.
6. Conclusion And Recommendations
You don’t really need to be an engineer to build your own homemade bong, and the most fun part is that you can use basically anything your mind can think of to do it too! The main thing you’ll need is some creativity and patience .
We hope these ideas helped to spark up both your imagination and bowls! Please remember to be careful that you don’t smoke any plastic while testing your smoking device and you should be good to go. Enjoy and don’t forget to send us photos of your masterpieces!Building your own homemade bong is an experience every true stoner should have at least once in their lifetime. Find the tutorial for your homemade bong here!
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Water bongs are also known as water pipes (esp. in head shops),They are the most enjoyable, comfortable and easy way to smoke. The bong is essentially a sealed chamber half-full of water. A pipe with a bowl on the end goes into the chamber and the water, another pipe with a mouthpiece on the end that enters the chamber but stays above the water
level. You put bud in the bowl, light it and suck on the
mouthpiece. This will lower the air pressure in the chamber, causing air to travel from the bowl, through the water, into the chamber and then into your lungs, pulling the smoke with it. The water cools the smoke, as well as filtering quite a few carcinogens from it, and you usually
get a few tokes because the chamber fills with smoke. You can build a carb into the bong to drain the chamber, or leave it without (some prefer this, as it’s a less immediate way than a carb to drain the chamber if you just keep sucking on the mouth peice).
POP BOTTLE BONG
This is a simple design. Take a 1-litre plastic bottle and put two holes in it, one about halfway down the bottle and the other on the opposite side about an inch up from
the bottom. Take a pipe & bowl and insert it in the lower hole. Hold the pipe up at about a 60 degree angle
so that the bottom of the pipe is almost at the bottom of the bottle and the bowl is sticking up as much as possible, and seal/glue it in place(make shure the hole is glued or sealed airtight). Fill the bottle up with water to about half way between the two holes. Then hold the bottle straight up so that the bowl is pointing up and away from you. Now all you have to do is put your bud in the bowl and suck through the top of the bottle(now a mouth peice). You can also make it out of smaller bottles for more portability, or link two or more bottles together, or use
bigger bottles for a larger chamber.
First get a regular sized mason jar then Punch two holes in the lid, one differnt sides of the lid. In one of the holes put some rubber surgical tube that goes a quarter ways into the jar, then get a long piece of pipe that can go more then half way down in the jar, and still be an inch out of the jar. Then you can ether put a screen in the pipe (it would only be a One-hitter) or go buy or make a bowl that will screw into the pipe. Fill the bottle half way full of water (make sure the bowl-pipe is in the water, and the tube is not in the water. Load the bowl, light it, and start sucking on the tube. If you are using a large jar you can put two tubes coming out of the jar and it can be a bong that two people can hit at the same time. You can also put another hole in the lid if you want a carb. You also might want to seal in the mouth piece and pipe using hot glue or another non-flammable sealant. The diagram below might be of some help.
TRIPLE CHAMBER MASON JAR
The design is the same as the mason jar bong, but there are three jars used. Three wide-mouth mason jars of different sizes are needed. The second largest jar comes first. Mount the bowl and pipe on the lid, except instead of the mouth piece going into your mouth, use a 1/2″ diameter
piece of rubbing tubing and put it into the largest jar, below the water level. Then another half-inch piece from above the water level of the largest jar into the smallest, below water level, and finally a
mouthpiece from above the water level of the smallest. When you suck on the tube of the smallest, it lowers the air pressure in the jar, and it sucks air from the largest chamber. The air pressure in the largest goes
down, so it sucks from the chamber of the second-largest jar, which then sucks the smoke down from the bowl on that one. This is the chain:
Mouth hose (3/8″ rubber) – chamber on smallest – 1/2″ rubber
hose below water level on smallest – chamber of largest – below
water level of largest – chamber of second largest – 3/8″ pipe
below water level of second largest – bowl & ganja.
That’s as clear as I can make make it. It gives a surprising amount of suction and really huge tokes. You can work out some kind of carburation system for it, but it seems to me that carbs are pointless with this design. Make sure all seals between lids of jars and
the hoses are airtight – one small hole will stop the whole fucking thing from working. If your still confused the diagram below might help.
Also known as bucket bongs, beach bongs, and depth charges. This is essentially a device that uses gravity and air pressure to draw the smoke into a large chamber and then expel it quickly into the lungs. This gives much larger hits than most instruments, and it is possible to
get really stoned really quick with a relatively small amount of bud. First take a 2-litre and a 3-litre bottle. Cut the top off the 3-litre at the point where it starts to curve into the neck, and the bottom off the 2-litre. Attach a bowl to the top of the 2-litre (attach one to the lid so it can be taken off). Fill the 3-litre up with water. Place the 2-litre into the 3-litre and attach the
filled bowl to the top. Then light the bud as you slowly draw the 2-litre up. This will create a vacumn in the 2-litre bottle and suck the
smoke down into the chamber. Once you get near the top, quickly remove the bowl, expel all the air out of your lungs, put your lips over the
top of the bottle and push it back down quickly. This will force all the smoke into your lungs. You can experiment a little bit with this design, using different sized
containers and such, but the model above is the most effecient. It’s easy to use it in a kitchen sink filled with water as well. Another popular method is to just put a small hole in the lid instead of a bowl and placing a lit joint in the hole. Draw the bottle up, and it’s possible to get an entire joint into the bottle to be taken in your
lungs at once.
WATER FALL BONGS
This is a simlar design as the gravity. You take a bottle (a
2-litre works best) and drill a small hole in the bottom.
Cover this hole with your finger and fill the bottle up. Then, attach a filled bowl to the top (or the same bolw as you use for the gravity that is attached to the l-litre lid) andlight the marijuana. Uncover the hole out the bottom, and as the water drains out, thesmoke will be drawn in. Keep the bowl lit and let the water drain out,
and by the time you’re done you have a 2-litre bottle full of concentrated smoke. Just suck from the top and uncover the hole at the bottom. This is also an verry efficient design, because verry little smoke can escape.
THE TWENTY LITRE BONG
Take a 20 litre plastic water cooler jug. Drill four holes around the top, put in four hoses a couple feet long and seal them. These are your mouthpieces. Then find a bowl(a really big one. Drill a hole in the lid of the bottle and
insert the bowl. Seal it with silicone or something heat-resistant. Then, on the bottom of the cap, afix a rubber hose over the bottom of the bowl or a pipe long enough to reach near the bottom and seal it in place. This is your main bowl with stem. Fill the bong half-full of water and put the lid on the top. You now have a bong with a 10 litre chamber and a bowl that can hold as much as an eighth of an ounce of bud that four people can suck on at once. A propane torch or similar heavy-duty flame is recommended
for lighting the bowl, as the bowl is almost too big for a lighter flame. This bong is great for parties.
To make a vaporizer you will need a few things here is a list.
-5 Gallon jug (you need this so the plastic wont melt at the top)
-Small Soldering Iron (with screw off tip)
-Large Thimble or Brass Plate that is bowl shaped
-Light Dimmer (optional, read about it)
Find a soldering iron with a screw off tip (which can be found at any hardware store). Unscrew the tip. Find a screw that can screw into the hole you just made by unscrewing the tip. Find a brass plate, or bowl shaped brass plate thing that you can drill a hole into. One with a hole already in it would be nice. Drill a hole that is the width of the screw into the bowl thing. Then screw the screw through the brass bowl into the soldering iron. Hooking the iron into the jug might be hard. You need to use a cap that will fit onto the jug but also allow the soldering iron to go through the cap also. Its illustrated below how it should look. If you can get the soldering iron to hook onto the jug without a cap do it. If you can’t, make a hole in the cap that can fit the soldering iron through it then snap or hook the cap to the 5 gallon jug. You can also add something called a Dimmer Switch which is used to dim or lighten lamps. You can use it with this to lower electricity to the soldering iron. This lowers the temperature at which the weed burns at, so if you want it to burn and produce more of a “smoke” and less of a vapor you can raise the temperature. Remember, the point of a vaporizer is to make it so the THC doesn’t get burned, because when you smoke it with a pipe under a flame it destroys around 50% of the THC. With a vaporizer only around 5% is destroyed. This is optional though, soldering irons usually only reach the temperature that vaporizes THC, about 210-220 degree’s. Now you should have the soldering iron in the jugits. Next, just drill, or cut a hole in the top of the bottle. Insert a tube. Then your vaporizer is now done! If you are having trouble understanding the picture below will help you. But if your still clueless just email me or go ahead and start building one (thats what i did) and its main idea will come to you as you are building it.
A steam roller is not a bong but I figured that I might add it in this part of the site. A steam roller is a tube that isn’t covered on either side, and has a bowl screwed into the side tords one end of the tube. It works well, and gives you large hits. To make a steam roller, you need a tube with a opening at both ends, this could be a paper towel tube or a tolet paper tube with a hole in it and a tenfoil bolw, if your making a temporary roller, or if your making a permanent steam roller, go to the hardware store and get a see through plastic tube that is 5-6 inches long OR make a wooden tube some how(because wooden rollers work best). Once you have your tube, drill a hole big enough for your pipe bowl to screw into in the side about one inch from one end of the tube, then screw your bowl into the hole, and cover the end closest to the bowl with your hand, and put your mouth up to the other hole, and hit away! Use the hole your covering with your hand as a carb. If you are still cueless there is a diagram below.Making mason jar into bong This bong building section has the most accurate,dependable,and the most useful information on the net. If you see somthing that I have not included or you have ]]>