Introduction: How to Make a Water Pipe/bong
My entry for the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest involves making a bong out of a used water bottle, a stem and cone, and a lighter. What's better than saving the environment and getting high while doing it.
Note: Use this at your own risk. Smoking is bad for your health, and if you get caught it's also bad for your criminal record.
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Step 1: Gather Supplies
To make this bong you'll need:
-An empty water bottle
-A bill, billie, bill piece, stem and cone, or whatever it is called in your area. Basically a hollow tube with a small bowl on the top. These are available at your local head shop, and can also be made out of things that you can get from a hardware store.
-A lighter (I recommend a BIC)
Step 2: Remove the Label
Take your empty water bottle and peel off the label. Normally there is some paper that wont peel off, this is alright just use the other (label free) side of the bottle.
Step 3: Melt the First Hole
Take your lighter and bottle. Light the lighter and bring it from above, hold the bottle horizontal, and place the flame so it is just touching the plastic (look at the picture if this is unclear). The plastic should slowly melt and form a hole. When the hole is just slightly smaller that your stem, shove it into the hole.
This should be an air tight seal. To check if it is plug the top of the stem with your thumb and place your lips on the top of the bottle. When you inhale you shouldn't hear any air rushing into the bottle. If you do hear air remove the bill, and try again. If the second time fails you'll need a new bottle.
Step 4: Make the Choke
Note: If you screwed up the first hole, and already have a hole without a bill in it DO NOT do this step.
Take your lighter and bottle again and melt a second hole in the bottle. This is called a choke.
Step 5: Fill With Water and Blaze Away
It is very simple to use this bong. Fill it with enough water that the bottom of the stem has about half an inch of water over it, but not too much or it will pour out the choke. You then pack your substance of choice into the cone of the bill. To smoke you cover the choke and put your lips over the mouth of the bottle. Light your substance and inhale.
When you get better at making these you'll be able to make them out of bottles that have water already in them. This is very useful if you want to smoke somewhere where you don't have access to water.