- Bong: Water bottle
- Down stem: Plastic pen or mechanical pencil
- Bowl: 7/32 socket
- Screen: Small bit of screen
- Sealant: Glue, super glue, or silly putty
That’s it for the bong itself. You’ll probably also need a pin or needle, a knife or scissors, and maybe a pair of pliers. The pin or needle is just to poke a hole in the bottle. It really doesn’t matter which you choose because it’s just to get the hole started and won’t be the final size. The knife or the scissors can also be used to poke the hole but will primarily be used for doing a bit of cutting on the pen. But again, we’ll explain that in the instructions below. Now let’s get to the actual build.
$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.
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.
The nice thing about this build is that the components can be disassembled for easy travel. A socket, a hollow pen tube, a bit of screen, and some silly putty or super glue are pretty innocent by themselves. Chances are, they wouldn’t ring anyone’s internal alarm if the pieces were accidently discovered in your bag or car. It would probably just look like a bunch of junk. Anyway, here’s step one.
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.
Fill the bottom third of the water bottle with water until it covers the bottom opening of your pen tube. Pack the socket with a strain of your choice, light up, and smoke away.
Learn how to make a simple water bottle bong from household items and discover how silly putty can make a huge difference in your smoke session.