Gravity bongs

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By SYDYSTYK (Addict) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 02:37 pm:

alright now Nookians are some pretty inventive people, lets hear some of your fave gravity bong designs.

mine-find a five gallon sparklets bottle(having the cap is nice) that will slide into a five gallon bucket(make sure it fits first)cut off the bottom of the sparklets and put your bowl into the cap-light with cap on,hit with cap off------makes for the most painful bong rip you ever had(works best outside)

---A wise man's words---
if you dont cough, it dont get you off.

By nuecrew (Nue) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 06:02 pm:

-----Another word to the wise-----
Smoke from any source can cause emphesyma and lung cancer. Shrooms promote vibrant strong health. 90% of my family member's smoke one or the other or both. I quit.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 06:16 pm:


By Nugdumper (Nugdumper) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 08:18 pm:

Alright dude, someone has to set you straight. Firstly, what YOU are hitting, is not a gravity bong.... it is more aptly called a "gravity steamroller". The design you are implementing has no water filtration.... and you could probably pull a gutbusting hit like that off anything if you sucked hard enough. Try this:

Take your cap... put a big enough hole for the threads of whatever bowl you are using through the cap. Attached to the threads of the bowl on the bottom should be a hose(I use 1/2inch clear tubing). Make sure the hose can reach into the water, but not below the bottom of the bottle. Use silicone sealent to plug it up, get it all nice and tight. When you pull up on the bottle now, you will see the smoke coming out in large bubbles through the hose, through the water, and back up into your chamber, thereby filtering your smoke. Unscrew cap, take hit. You'll find this is much more like a real bong and a hell of a lot more tolerable to take a hit off of. This way you can get your huge hit and hold it too :).

--Another wise word--
A real water filtration bong is the most healthy way to smoke, if you are going to smoke bud, use the method which harms your lungs least. And don't smoke cigs.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 08:20 pm:

actually i think that a vaporizor would be the best way to "smoke" bud because you aren't actually smoking it

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 09:18 pm:

I used to live in Ann Aror, Michigan. One year for Hash Bash (an famous but over-rated yearly event), a friend and I made this super-duper water hookah. It consisted of 2 five gallon water jugs, the office kind, they were conected by a 4inch (diameter, roughly) tube at the bottom. Each jug had one of the big 8th bowls on top. Right before the neck of each jug was 8 tubes for the smoker to hold.
If anyone has smoked a hookah, they know the problem is trying to fight for the smoke, while you are pulling it towards you, the other smokers are pulling it away from you.
This is how our hookah worked; One jug was put on the floor, filled with 5 gallons of water and weed in the bowl. The other jug was above it on the table, no weed or water. A lighter with a big flame lit the bowl and the jugs were switched. The water ran out into the one now on the floor and filled the above jug with 5 gallons of thick smoke, real quickly too. The now emptied bowl was covered and the jugs were switched again. The water rushed back into the original jug but this time it forced the smoke out of the eight tubes into the smokers. It was so easy on the lungs.

By Martaxus (Martaxus) on Sunday, December 02, 2001 - 09:43 pm:

I've build a couple double-chamber ice/water bongs. All you need are two 500ml 'tupperware'-juice containers, a foot of copper pipe, a foot of hard-flexible plastic tubing, a tube of shoegoo, and some clear flexible tubing.

The first container lies on it's side; it's screw-on top has it's hole shoegooed shut. The next container sits upright on top. Punch a hole into the bottom container, an inch from the end, for the copper pipe to slide into. Seal that up, and the length of the pipe to the side of the top chamber. With the hard-flexible tubing, punch it into the front (original top) of the bottom chamber so it runs along the top of that chamber. The other end of the tube loops up through the top end of the top chamber and to the bottom of it's inside. Attatch the flexible tube to the top of the screw-on top lid.

The smoke goes down the pipe, into the lower chamber. Then to the top of that chamber to the hard-tube and through to the bottom of the upper chamber, and up into the tube you're inhaling with.

Nice as you can put ice in both chambers as well as clean it easily. Means a lot of shoegoo, but soo nice to smoke.

By UnkyHerb (Notapplicable) on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 08:40 pm:

Or, buy a nice glass piece. I can't(won't) smoke from anything else but glass :) $10 for a nice little glass spoon, and well worth it :o

And if you want to go the "healthy way"... eat it :)

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 11:51 pm:

i'm with you unky

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 12:51 am:

I like bubblers, bongs....... anything that goes threw water is a +. I love ash catchers :D
The only vaporizor i smoked out of i didnt get high, total waste of funk

By SYDYSTYK (Addict) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 01:34 am:

dont mean to seem like a know-it-all, but information i read at EROWID while i was writing a paper said the water filters thc and everything equally, resulting in less garbage as well as less thc inhaled

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 01:50 am:

it's worth the sacrifice to me... the weed i smoke has plenty of thc to spare

By Nugdumper (Nugdumper) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 02:10 am:

THC is not water soluble. It is soluble in alchohol, so the next time some guy tells you a cool story about how he used Jim Beam or some Zima in his bong, set him straight.

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 09:14 am:

The tars are filtered out and the resulting smoke, with the thc in it, is cooled.
I think this allows for greater inhalation, and therefor better absorbtion, into the broncia of the lungs.
My gravity pipe was a 2ltr with a cut off bottom inside of a 1gal thermos with water.
The metal bowl was attached to a metal stem that was inserted thru the plastic cap and sealed with duct tape (good for everything).
The stem would not always be below the water as the 2ltr was pulled up as the bowl was fired up.
Blew me away, even with dried and crushed leaves (no bud).

By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 12:12 pm:

syd is correct.
studies have shown that, although thc is not 'soluable' in water,
it is an incredibly 'sticky' substance,
and will cling to water molecules in passing,
lowering the total amt. of thc delivered in a water pipe.