#1
I'm in the middle of making my bong, but I've run into one small little problem. I have no idea what to use for a stem.

Has anyone else ever made a bong, and if so, what are some everyday things you can use for the stem?
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How about bamboo?
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#5
The pen part already crossed my mind, but I'm leaning more towards a metal piece as to not accidentally inhale some plastic from the pen.
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#9
lol i've always thought that the little glass funnels in chemistry labs would work great as a bowl and stem, and a graduated cylinder or a large flask would make a great bong.
#10
i got the perfect thing. i get bored in welding class so i discover things that bongs could be made out of. do you have a ratchet set around your house with a 15mm socket in it??
#11
depends on what the chamber is made of if you can find a tire gauge take it apart use that it wont melt and then you can make it into a crack pipe for later. wont that be awesome
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#12
I've seen people use straws, pens, twigs... all kinds of things. Be creative.
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#13
use a pen as the stem and cut a cone out of an aluminum can to use as the bowl. then put some aluminum foil over the cone and poke holes in it to keep stuff from falling through. then insert thin end of cone into one end of the pen and the other end of the pen into your bong.
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#15
because aluminum is not plastic, it;s metal and it's not going to create toxic fumes. thats why buddy. The whole point of using an aluminum bowl is to not have the flame come in contact with the plastic pen. What you think the smoke traveling through the pen is gonna burn it?
Old king cole was a merry old soul, a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl( ****ing stoner)
and he called information for numbers he could have easily looked up in the phone book.
#16
ya stick with my nifty crack pipe invention cuz aluminum foil DOES put off toxic fumes dude. it causes alzheimers and cancer. the problem is the aluminum burns. stay away from that carbon **** its the devil
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#17
Oh **** I've never heard about that before. I just did some research and, while aluminum has NOT been proven to cause Alzheimers, it has be shown that every person with Alzheimers has had a higher than normal percentage of aluminum in their brain. I will admit when im wrong, and I would say that using aluminum is probably not the best choice. It's not proven, but im not taking any chances anymore. Luckily i haven't smoked out of aluminum more than 2 or 3 times.
Old king cole was a merry old soul, a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl( ****ing stoner)
and he called information for numbers he could have easily looked up in the phone book.
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Oh **** I've never heard about that before. I just did some research and, while aluminum has NOT been proven to cause Alzheimers, it has be shown that every person with Alzheimers has had a higher than normal percentage of aluminum in their brain. I will admit when im wrong, and I would say that using aluminum is probably not the best choice. It's not proven, but im not taking any chances anymore. Luckily i haven't smoked out of aluminum more than 2 or 3 times.

#20
thx for researching that dude. i wasnt trying to bust your chops but ive heard that for a long time.
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#21
A pen will melt.

Just go to your local hardware store, and for less then $2 you can get everything you need in the plumbing section.
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because aluminum is not plastic, it;s metal and it's not going to create toxic fumes. thats why buddy. The whole point of using an aluminum bowl is to not have the flame come in contact with the plastic pen. What you think the smoke traveling through the pen is gonna burn it?



Hate to burst your bubble, but aluminum does let off toxic fumes.

Metal pen tube?
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#24
i used parts from a bbq lighter once.
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because aluminum is not plastic, it;s metal and it's not going to create toxic fumes. thats why buddy. The whole point of using an aluminum bowl is to not have the flame come in contact with the plastic pen. What you think the smoke traveling through the pen is gonna burn it?


you're right

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ya stick with my nifty crack pipe invention cuz aluminum foil DOES put off toxic fumes dude. it causes alzheimers and cancer. the problem is the aluminum burns. stay away from that carbon **** its the devil


you're wrong


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smoking out of aluminum foil is actually one of the safest things you can use. and by using a cut out piece of aluminum to put between the pen and foil, you dont have the flame in contact with plastic (which does let off toxic flames).
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#26
It's not the smoke going through the pen that will melt it, it's the hot air that goes along with it. Not to mention the bowl piece itself gets hot from use. Trust me, I've tried pens before and they always melt.
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#27
glorious your wrong ive smoked out of tinfoil many times it turn to ash after bout five bowls now why would it do that if it isnt burning. not to mention the f-ed up taste.. i'm sorry but your anonymous source is weak as hell
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#28
ok so you can put some kerosine in it and then some line the inside with paper and then light it and then get a life.
#29
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i got the perfect thing. i get bored in welding class so i discover things that bongs could be made out of. do you have a ratchet set around your house with a 15mm socket in it??

They make tasty cones, but you don't really want to risk inhaling aluminium, it's sehr bad, apparently.
I use a bit of copper pipe I found lying around...
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#31
Get some papers and roll a joint?
If there are no papers at hand, and your not terribly religous
you can use bible pages to roll it in. Friend did it, I can see how it would work

if all else fails, watter bottle, cut a hole in the back, use tinfoil for the bowl ( I've always used it, and i'm fine. ) voila, you've got a bong.
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#32
easiest home-made bong

get a bottle, any kind of plastic. make a hole 1/3 of the way from the bottom, get a pen tube and stick it in. now get a socket, whatever size you want, preferably the kind that fits the pen. then the safest/best screen is the filter from under a sink. get that out and cut it to fit tightly in the socket. i have one of these and i reuse it all the time and attatch it to different homemade bongs. now burn a hole 2/3 up the bottle for your shotgun. fill up with water right above first hole you made. put pen in hole, put socket on pen, pack, light with thumb on shotgun, inhale, release shotgun, enjoy.
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use your computer....
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use your computer....

OMG, computer bong FTW!

You could rig one of those water-cooling systems to filter the smoke and cool it down!
And add some bitchin' neons so the smoke would be all colorful!

I wanna see pics of someone doing it!
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