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homemade downstem

Homemade downstem
$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.
Once you’ve got your socket, find a piece of screen. This screen is to keep your bud from falling into the downstem. The mesh needs to be fairly tightly woven so burned bud doesn’t fall through. An easy DIY solution to this problem is to unscrew the tip of any faucet and remove the screen. Cut the screen to fit the large end of the socket. The nice thing about this step is that once you’ve got the screen in there, you really don’t have to find a new one for a while. You can remove it to clean now and again (if you feel like it), but, really, you can just leave the screen in there all the time. It’s not like you’re going to actually use it for its intended purpose any time soon.
A simple, cheap stick pen works best in this situation. We like the kind with a plug in one end and the ball point at the other end.
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.
Any 16-ounce water bottle will do. Some of the water bottles out there are pretty flimsy. We like a water bottle that is a bit thicker so we don’t have to worry about squeezing too hard while we’re smoking. Remove and discard the cap unless you’re going to reuse this homemade bong for some reason.
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.
Homemade bongs can be fun for parties and when your regular paraphernalia isn’t available. But for regular smoke sessions, a glass bong is best. You don’t have to worry about whether everything is airtight or whether it will work correctly (it’s designed with both of those things in mind). You also don’t have to worry about hazardous chemicals being released when you heat up the components. And you don’t have to worry about the whole thing coming apart when you pass it around. We know you did a great job putting it together, but it is MacGyvered after all.
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.
An airtight seal (or as nearly airtight as possible) between the socket and pen tube, and the pen tube and the water bottle, makes smoking with this bong so much easier. This is where the glue or silly putty comes into play. We like the silly putty because it can be peeled off and reused after your smoke session. That said, glue or super glue will work just as well but can’t be reused (nor can the pieces be disassembled).
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.
Homemade downstem
Stoners are innovative, for sure, and no where is that more apparent than when there’s weed and a need to smoke it.
Don’t pull the small bottle completely out of the water or the smoke will escape! Instead, simply remove the bowl from the small bottle and replace it with your mouth. Push down on the bottle as you inhale to fill your lungs quickly and get high in a hurry.
All you need to make a basic water bong is a bottle, a bowl with a down stem (If you don’t have a bowl with a down stem, you can make one using an old pen barrel and a nut from the hardware store), a box cutter and something to seal everything up like electrical tape, hot glue, or silly putty.
T here’s no greater buzzkill than having weed and a lighter but no way to smoke it. Fortunately, as every true stoner knows, when there’s weed, there’s a way. If you’ve ever found yourself with a fresh stash and no way to smoke it, then take notes because these may be some of the best ways to make a bong in a pinch courtesy of stoners who have been there before.
Adding water to a pipe or bong adds a layer of filtration to make it hit more smoothly, but water can be used to pump the smoke into your lungs, too, with the use of a good ol’ fashioned gravity bong. The idea is to use gravity first pull the smoke out of the combusted flower and into the bong then to use gravity again to push it back out of the bong and into your lungs for a huge hit.
There’s something poetic about using the earth to consume the cannabis from which it came. To help celebrate the bounty Mother Nature gives us (or just to get high in a pinch), make a pipe out of the very ground you walk on.
Do you have a favorite way to make a DIY pipe? Comment below!
To make a gravity bong, you’ll need two bottles (or a 2-liter bottle and a 5-gallon bucket), one of which should fit easily into the other. Cut the bottom off the smaller bottle (leaving the bulk of the bottle’s length in tact) and cut the top off the larger bottle if there is one. Next, affix a bowl to the top of the smaller bottle, being sure the seal is tight but also easily removable for later by attaching a bowl (or a nut as mentioned earlier) to the bottle’s cap using a box cutter and electrical tape or hot glue.
Byba, or Bring Your Bong Anywhere, is an easy-to-use product that attaches to any water bottle and allows consumers to smoke flower or joints from a bowl with ease.
Have you ever had flower to smoke but nothing to smoke out of? Don't get caught in a dilemma, learn how to make a homemade bong!