If DIY isn’t your thing and you’ve got some extra money to burn (not literally, of course), consider buying an electric air filter or purifier. These dandy devices were designed with airborne allergens in mind, but they’ll filter out marijuana smoke just as well.
As good as the sploof may be at filtering the smoke you exhale, how do you deal with the smoke from your joint or bong?
Remember that a sploof is just a container (tube) with holes in both ends. Look around and you’ll see plenty of options for making your own sploof.
Activated charcoal—also known as active charcoal, activated carbon, or active carbon—is one of the best gas and odor filters available. It’s so good because each “piece” of the charcoal is extremely porous.
Think of a sploof as a muffler for your marijuana. If you’ve ever heard a car with a malfunctioning muffler, you know that they’re damn noisy. You can hear them coming from miles away (we’re not exaggerating this time).
First, cut the plastic pop bottle in two about half-way down. Basically, you’re just cutting the bottom off, so feel free do that if it makes more sense to you. Whatever. This is DIY, so we’re not picky. Wherever you cut, just make sure you have enough room for the next step.
Plus, an off-round sploof just looks sloppy. Yes, the cannabis culture is a bit lax in its concern for appearances, but come on, you’ve got to have some standards, right? This is where we draw the line. No wonky sploofs for us.
Be sure to remove all the little bits of toilet paper that are caught in the adhesive.
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Stuff the roll with dryer sheets, and then take a few more dryer sheets and lay them flat on one end of the roll. Use the elastic bands to secure the dryer sheets snuggly on to the end of the roll.
The Eco Four Twenty feels good in your hand. And the thought of buying replacements that are cheaper than purchasing a new Smokebuddy really piqued my interest.
Still, the Eco Four Twenty does have some positive points, especially due to its small size and the sleek design that makes it the sploof you would most want to see on your coffee table. That replaceable filter, also makes it one of the more eco-friendly options.
Americans can buy the Smokebuddy right on Amazon for $12.50 USD, while Canadians will need to shell out $24.95.
All you need to McGyver your own is: a finished toilet paper roll, dryer sheets, and elastic bands.
We couldn’t write a sploof review without first bringing up the Smokebuddy. You’ve probably seen them being sold at your local headshop—this brand really seems to have a stranglehold across North America, as you can find the device in smoke shops across Canada and the US.
You can even decorate it too. Want to call it “David Blowie,” in honour of the rockstar’s 1976 arrest for marijuana? Go right ahead! You can even bedazzle it with fake jewels if you’re into arts and crafts.
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This small, cylindrical, device is a heavyweight that exudes, “I am unbreakable.” It’s billed as a sploof made with “aircraft grade aluminium casing” and including a “2 stage medical grade filter.” While it costs a bit more than the Smokebuddy, the Eco Four Twenty also boasts a replaceable cartridge system that uses activated carbon as well as HEPA, good for 500 exhales.
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