The ultimate guide to building your own bong
The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Own Bong
As a writer for a cannabis blog, and a passionate consumer of cannabis, I know that building your own bong can be a rewarding experience. Not only does it save money, but it can also give you a sense of pride and ownership over something you use on a daily basis.
Building your own bong may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, I will guide you through the process of building your own bong step-by-step. From finding the right materials to assembling the pieces, I’ll cover everything you need to know.
The first step in building your own bong is finding the right materials. You’ll need:
- A glass bottle or jar
- A downstem
- A bowl
- A rubber grommet
- A small piece of plastic tubing
- A diamond-tipped drill bit
Glass Bottle or Jar
Your glass bottle or jar will serve as the main body of your bong. You can use any type of glass bottle or jar, as long as it has a wide enough mouth to fit the downstem and bowl. Make sure the glass is thick enough to withstand the heat from the bowl.
The downstem is the piece of glass that extends into the water and helps to filter the smoke. You can purchase pre-made downstems or make your own by using a glass tube and a diamond-tipped drill bit.
The bowl is where you’ll pack your cannabis. You can purchase a pre-made bowl or make your own out of a small glass jar or other heat-resistant material.
The rubber grommet will create an airtight seal between the downstem and the glass bottle or jar. You can purchase grommets online or at your local hardware store.
Small Piece of Plastic Tubing
The plastic tubing will serve as a mouthpiece for your bong. You can cut a small piece of tubing to fit over the end of the downstem.
Diamond-Tipped Drill Bit
You’ll need a diamond-tipped drill bit to drill a hole in the glass for the downstem. These can be purchased online or at your local hardware store.
Once you have all of your materials, it’s time to assemble your bong. Here’s how:
- Using your diamond-tipped drill bit, carefully drill a hole in the side of the glass bottle or jar. Make sure the hole is large enough to fit the downstem.
- Insert the downstem into the hole and secure it in place with the rubber grommet.
- Attach the bowl to the end of the downstem. Make sure it fits tightly.
- Fill the glass bottle or jar with water until the downstem is submerged.
- Add a small piece of plastic tubing to the end of the downstem to use as a mouthpiece.
- Pack the bowl with cannabis and light it up! Enjoy your homemade bong.
What is the best type of glass bottle or jar to use?
You can use any type of glass bottle or jar, as long as it has a wide enough mouth for the downstem and bowl. Make sure the glass is thick enough to withstand the heat from the bowl.
Can I use a metal bowl instead of a glass bowl?
Yes, you can use a metal bowl if it’s heat-resistant. However, glass is preferred because it’s non-toxic and won’t affect the taste of your cannabis.
Do I need a diamond-tipped drill bit?
Yes, a diamond-tipped drill bit is necessary to drill a hole in the glass for the downstem. Regular drill bits will not work.
Can I use a different type of tubing for the mouthpiece?
Yes, you can use any type of tubing that fits over the end of the downstem. Plastic tubing is preferred because it’s easy to cut and doesn’t heat up as much as metal tubing.