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How to Make a Gravity Bong That Will Rip

Save flower and money by learning how to make a gravity bong.

Nov 19, 2018 - Rob Hoffman

Photography by Jonathan Coward for HERB

Photography by Jonathan Coward for HERB

Making a gravity bong—or water bottle bong—is easy. All you need is a few common household materials and you’re good to go. Here’s a step-by-step for how to make a gravity bong at home.

Materials:

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  • 1 clean and empty two-liter plastic bottle
  • 1 clean and empty one-liter plastic bottle
  • 4X4 inch piece of aluminum foil
  • Knife (for puncturing)
  • Toothpick
  • Scissors

Directions for a DIY Gravity Bong:

How to Make a Gravity Bong Bowl

Want to cut down on hazard when constructing a do-it-yourself water pipe? It’s easy to make a gravity bong bowl with either a standard glass bowl piece or a small socket. Here’s the step-by-step for putting together a solid piece.

Materials:

  • Plastic bottle cap
  • Knife or sharp object (for puncturing)
  • A small tapered socket or small glass bowl
  • Lighter

Directions for a DIY Gravity Bong Bowl:

  • Use your lighter to heat the tip of your knife or other piercing object.Use the heated tool to poke a hole in the plastic bottle cap.
  • Once your hole is poked, use your tool to widen the hole to a size big enough to slide the tapered socket snuggly into the fitting. If you do not have a socket and would like to use a glass bowl instead, simply cut the hole large enough to securely fit the stem.

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  • Use your lighter to gently melt the plastic opening you have cut in the bottle cap. This will help prevent any leakages and ensure a tight fit. 
  • Before the bottle cap cools, slide the tapered end of your socket or glass bowl through the hole.
  • Let your creation cool before use. You now know how to make a gravity bong bowl!

How to Use a Gravity Bong

Once your homemade gravity bong is complete, you’re ready to smoke. Using a gravity bong is easy. After all, physics does all of the work for you. Once your piece is constructed, follow these simple steps for successful smoking out of a gravity bong:

  • Fill up the large bottle base until the small bottle is submerged and the waterline reaches about two inches below the bowl.

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  • Fill your bowl with bud and light.

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  • As you light, begin to slowly pull upwards on the small bottle. The chamber should begin to fill with smoke.
  • Continue pulling upwards until you have collected your ideal amount of smoke.
  • When you’re ready to inhale, unscrew the bottlecap bowl and quickly inhale the smoke out of your DIY gravity bong while pushing down on the smaller chamber.

As a word of caution, it may be wise to have a glass of ice water and some throat lozenges nearby. Gravity bongs can collect far more smoke than the standard water pipe. As such, smoking from a gravity bong can be a little rough. Being prepared for coughing in advance will save you from some discomfort.


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