At 8/13/04 04:45 PM, Greeniemachinie wrote:
Also, does anyone know a good way to make a good, reliable, sturdy bowl? (preferably pretty small [pocket sized], too)
Yes, yes, and yes.
Get some hot glue, some duct tape, a metal bottle cap, a nail, a hammer, an old peanut butter or mayonaise jar (preferrably glass), aquarium hose (or equivalent. use an empty bic ink pen in a pinch. the body, not the ink catridge).
Take the nail, and hammer 10-20 small close fit holes in the metal cap. Make sure to remove any plastic lining, but not to make any hole bigger than the tip of a pen. (this technique also works on an soda can or altoids box without the extra steps. just remember to have the bowl far away from the "hit" hole. ) Now you have a sturdy metal filter and bowl. An empty bullet casing or any other cup or bowl shaped indention in metal will do, such as the crimped end of a soda can (very useful techique! Disposable Bong!!!).
Now that you have a bowl, your going to need something to connect it two. You don't wanna just set a bowl on your lips!! Make a cone out of tinfoil (at least three layers thick. It needs to be as airtight as possible). Duct tape the open end of the cone to the cap, also making sure not to leave any leaks (use a lighter to melt the end of a hot glue stick, cover the bowl, and inhale from the hit tube . The put the hot glue on any "suspicious" leaky areas, and the glue gets vacuumed right into the trouble spots) You can also use epoxy or caulk or even gum, but they can be tricky. Now connect the other end of the cone to your bong tube (preferrably exactly as long as your jar).
Now for the easy part!
take the lid off your jar, and make two holes in it to fit your bong tubes into. It you have a plastic lid (ie, prefferably) make a small hole and melt the plastic, then push the tube through. This automagically makes a nice tight seal with no glue. If metal.... use your nail and a strong knife. use hot glue to hold your tubes.
One tube (the bowl tube)should reach down to the bottom of the jar with the lid on. The other should start right at the top the jar, and lead out, like a hookah. It your cover the bowl with your hand, you SHOULD be able to create a vacuum inside. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Ok, here's the fun part:
Fill your jar up with water just high enough to not be sucked into the hit tube (you know, the one that doesn't have a bowl on the end, and only barely goes into the water chamber). When you inhale, the air in the top of the jar drops, and causes a differential with the outside air. This is powerful enough to push the water in the tube out, and bubble outside air (preferrably full of weed smoke) into the chamber, out through the hit tube, into your lungs, and straight to your brain.
You can also use mouth wash to "flavor" your bong, like mint. This will also help keep the bong water fresh.