How to Make a Cheap and Easy Vaporizor




If you smoke, you know how bad it is for your health. Vaporizing is the cleanest, purest way to get the effects of what you are smoking, without the harmful toxins.
This vaporizer was built from household objects and requires very little tools.

Step 1: Materials....

Materials needed are:
Heat gun w/variable temps
Martini shaker w/ strainer and lid
One foot 3/8 clear tubing
Threaded hose fitting
Open/close valve
Some smoke
Tools needed:
Drill bits

Step 2: Drill....

Drill a hole in the bottom of the shaker. Drill it big enough so that you can thread your hose fitting for an air tight seal. Then drill small holes in the top of the strainer cap.

Step 3: Attach...

Attach the open / close valve about three inches from the bottom of the shaker. Check all connections for air leaks.

Step 4: Put....

Put it all back together. I use an extra screen to prevent the shake from entering the chamber.

Step 5: Stick.....

Stick the whole thing in the freezer to chill for awhile.
When your ready to smoke, load the top with your favorite.
Turn your heat gun on low ....and
Be sure to open the valve.



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    9 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is the only real vaporizer ible I was able to find on instructables. All the others are just complicated pipes as they don't use a regulated heat source to keep the temps in the vaporizing range.

    This is the perfect starting place for a simple vapo and I will definitely be using your idea of the martini shaker. However I will have it fill a bag similar to the volcano vapo. You can buy the one way valves for the bags online and are pretty cheap iirc. Then use oven baking bags for replacements to keep costs down. (they are identical and safe) Long run I plan to remove all the guts from the heat gun and put it into a table top friendly project box or something.

    My only concern at this point is the heating element inside the heat gun, and the materials used to hold the element. Not knowing what they are is unacceptable because one of the major reasons of vaporizing is to eliminate undesired byproducts of traditional smoking.

    Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of air flowing over the heating element, and the amount of power supplied dictates the heat.. If you remove the heating element and run it with no air flow for too long it will burn out, but since we are looking for vaporizing temps, it very well may not be a problem. If I get around to experimenting with the heating elements I will try to remember to return here and post the results.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    As the product of choice is not burned, rather the moisture/essence of the product is extracted, there is little of the hacking and coughing associated with traditional smoking. And yes, the cooling of the vapour makes inhaling alot easier. As an added bonus, the vapour, not containing smoke particulate, is now quite easy to taste. You can start to taste the difference between products as well as between two similar products but of a different strain.
    I would think the idea would be to turn the hot air gun off before opening the valve to inhale, otherwise you are still inhaling a hot vapour which is being forced down your throat by the air gun.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Try adding ice cubes to the part that is meant to hold martini mix. (The chamber where vapor builds u could also call it). that way it will cool the vapor as well as putting it in the freezer.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for a good starting point to improvise and devise something even more user-friendly and efficient . An adjustable heating element somehow encased in glass and a vapor-cooling apparatus would be worthy of time & resources applied....I'll post my finished product should it come together properly in the lab.  catch me L8'er


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    by the looks of it, you put the hose in your mouth, and as the heat gun heats your item of choice it vaporizes in the shaker then opening the valve allows the vapors to come out, just a guess. and the cooling helps with inhalation i suppose?