- 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
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.
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.
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.
With the pin or needle, poke a hole toward the top of your water bottle of choice. This will be your carb hole. Next, take your pen with the ball point end still intact, and push it through the hole to make it bigger. Remove the pen from the water bottle and pick up your pin or needle again. Your carb hole should be high enough that water won’t slosh out when you tip the bong.
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).
$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.
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.