The majority of the pieces and tools can be found pretty much anywhere, scavenged if not immediately available, or purchased for cheap if absolutely necessary. The only piece you may want to carry with you is the small socket. We’ll talk about that in detail below. So without further ado, let’s get to building a simple and safe water bottle bong.
Make another hole in the bottom third (toward the bottom) of your water bottle. Then push the pen through like you did with the first hole. That creates an opening just about the right size for your stem (next step) and helps keep everything more airtight. Don’t worry if the hole isn’t perfect, we’re going to seal it later on. Pull the pen out of the water bottle and move on to the next step.
$3.00) depending on which brand you buy, so you could purchase a few and keep them in various places so you’ll always have on handy. The 7/32 socket has one small end and one large end. The large end will be the bowl and the small end will be attached to your downstem.
Push the small end of the socket into the hollow pen tube. It should be a pretty tight fit. Next, insert the end of the hollow pen tube without the socket back into the water bottle. There’s your rudimentary bong. But hold up there Sparky! We’ve still got a few more steps to go before we’re through.
On top of all that, a lot of the builds you’ll see use materials that, when heated, can release toxic fumes. These toxic fumes can make your smoke taste bad and even lead to headaches. No one wants that. That’s why we’ve assembled instructions for the safest and simplest water bottle bong you can make at home.
There are so many DIY recipes for water bottle bongs out there that it can be hard to distinguish the good from the bad. You’ll even see instructions for water bottle pipes that claim to be bongs but don’t use water. Wrong! Don’t be fooled. A bong uses water to filter and cool the smoke which makes for a much more pleasant and enjoyable smoke.
Both the plug and the ball point can be removed with a pair of pliers. If you can’t find a stick pen with a plug in one end, you can always cut the sealed end with your scissors. We still recommend pulling the ball point end with the pliers but you can cut it in a pinch. Just remember that there’s a tube of ink in there and it may make a bit of a mess. Plan accordingly. Once you’ve removed both ends of the stick pen, you’ll have a hollow tube to use as a downstem.
This is where the 7/32 socket comes into play. A small socket like this might not be easily found in some homes meaning you’ll have to buy one. That’s not usually a problem during the day, but when you’re in need of a bong for a late-night toke and everything is closed, you’ll be up a creek without a paddle. These sockets are pretty cheap (
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