How to Make a Glass Bong from a Basic Bottle
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make a glass bong, you might be surprised to find that it’s easier than you may have imagined. Glass bongs are a preferred choice for many smokers since they tend to provide the cleanest, smoothest hit. Unfortunately, they are made of glass which makes these pricey bongs quite breakable. Their fragile nature can be enough to put off some people from spending the money on them and, if you have been unfortunate enough to have your piece break, you may be wary about buying another. Hell, you may not be able to afford to buy another. This is why knowing how to make a glass bong can be a great thing.
What You’ll Need
To start with, you’ll need a glass bottle. Having one that has a thin neck and a wide base is obviously going to provide the best shape for your bong.
Next up, you’ll need a 3/4 inch diamond drill, which usually retails somewhere between 8 and 10 dollars.
Lastly, you’ll need a downstem, bowl and grommet. Getting a 14mm glass bowl is a good idea. With your downstem, you need to make sure it is long enough to reach the water in your bottle but not so long that it is longer than the bottle. You can get these from many marijuana related stores or your previous downstem may have survived the breakage. As for the grommet, you can get one from places like Lowe’s or, better yet, your local mom-and-pop hardware store. Just make sure that it has an outside diameter of 31/32 inches and an interior diameter of 1/2 inch with a 3/4 inch groove.
Prepping the Bottle and Your Tools
Now you can clean the bottle, removing any paper or plastic on the outside of it.
Pick the spot where you’d like your bowl to go, remembering that you’ll need to find a flat smooth surface to drill. Mark that spot.
Attach the diamond drill to your drill. Be sure to use a battery powered drill as it will need to be used under running water and be sure to put safety goggles on.
Now, over a clean, clear sink area, place the bottle and the drill spot under cold running water. You will need the glass to be cold in order to keep it from breaking.
How to Make a Glass Bong from the Comforts of Your Home
Put the drill on at 3/4 of its highest speed and start pushing it against the drill spot on your bottle. Angle the drill so that it enters at 90 degrees. Go gently to avoid breaking the surrounding glass and when you’re almost through, ease up even more. Once you’re through, just use the drill to smooth out the edges around the hole.
Wash the bottle thoroughly. Make sure that there are no remaining glass bits as you absolutely do not want to be breathing that in when you go to use your bong.
Now you can place your grommet gently into the hole you just drilled. Under some running water, place the downstem into the grommet. Lastly, place your bowl into the stem.
And that’s all there is to it! You now know how to make a glass bong. Just be cautious and follow the steps carefully and you’ll be able to have the smooth and tasty experience of smoking from a glass bong.