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Homemade Dab Rig: How-to Guide

Homemade Dab Rig How-to Guide

You sometimes get bored with the ground weed. It’s not about the effects but the method. The good news is that there are different ways of consuming marijuana. Concentrates and oil can from this plant also make you get high. 

Some tools are needed for it but you can learn how to make a homemade dab rig. You can buy any tool but making your own can make you save some money. If you do it occasionally, you don’t need to buy expensive tools. This article will guide you on what to do.

The Essential Parts of a Dab Rig

Creativity has a role to play to complete this homemade dab rig. But it’s not everything as there are essential parts of this tool that you need to know before you can complete the project and see to it that it works.

  1. Bong or Water Pipe

This part doesn’t need to be fancy as long as it works. The essential part is the right size for it to function properly. It creates a passage for the vapor as it cools down into the chamber. Vapor becomes much cooler and cleaner when it reaches the lungs.

  1. Banger or Nail

It is responsible for vaporizing the concentrate and it is situated at the end part. A banger is like a bowl. The nail is usually thin and long and you can find electronic ones. Either of them needs to contact heat. You can choose any of them based on your preference.

  1. Dabbing Tool

It’s a must and you can’t dab without it. The role of this part is to let you load and manage your concentrate. Metal is the ideal material for its purpose.

  1. Torch or Torch Butane

Before anything else, a torch or torch butane should be available so you can get started with your session. A torch can be taken everywhere due to its small size so dabbing can be done in many places.

  1. Timer

It is a necessary tool for checking the time for the banger to cool down. Anything portable is fine like an ordinary stopwatch and the clock on your phone.

Guide on How to Make Homemade Dab Rig With Things You Can Find Inside Your House

Plastic Bottle Dab Rig

You may have heard about light bulbs for homemade dab rig and you may like the idea because of its shape and surface. But you don’t want to handle the hazard of shards hitting your face. To make things easier and safer, recycle a plastic bottle to turn into a dab rig.

A few things are needed: disposable water bottle, a pen or paper clip, a metal knife, butter knife, blow torch


  1. The bottle should be cut in half. The top half of the bottle should be notched. Remove the cap and let it stand on a flat surface. 
  2. Add a dab on your paper clip or something pointy. 
  3. Place your butter knife on the heat from a blow torch or the top of the stove. 
  4. When you’re ready to hit, place the heated knife on the slot that you made. Once the knife and the oil mingle with each other, you can inhale on the top of the bottle. 

Mason Jar Dab Rig

You may have some mason jars lying around the corner. They can be put to use by turning one of them into a dab rig. All it takes is your time and skills in making crafts. If you haven’t made anything by your hands, you don’t have to worry as the steps are easy. Some bucks can be saved when you would do this. 

Collect the following materials:

Mason jar with lid



Aluminum foil

Titanium foil

Steps to Follow:

  1. The first step is working on the jar. Two holes should be drilled on its cover and they should be lined up in uniform.
  2. The pen will be made into the down stem and you need to put it into one of the holes you made on the cover.
  3. Then you can insert the titanium nail into the pen wrapped with aluminum foil. The area where the lid and nail meets can also be wrapped with aluminum foil. Glue or silicone can be used to secure the hold.
  4. A bendy straw can be used to serve as a bong or water pipe. It should be placed into the other hole. It needs to wrapped with foil too to ensure that no air can get inside.
  5. When all the parts are connected properly, fill the jar with water along with your favorite concentrate.

Turning an Old Bong Into a Dab Rig

Aside from the plastic bottle, you can recycle an old bong by turning it into a dab rig. Some may have it in their storage room left unused. But if you don’t have one, you can get from a friend or a garage sale.


  1. Getting an Adapter

An adapter is a key to create a dab rig out of a bong. It may be small in size but it can serve multiple purposes. Other uses can be done with this thing aside from this project.

But you must get the right as you need the bong needs to be transformed from female to male. A male adapter is suitable for the male one. Size is another consideration and they come in ranges of 14.55 mm to 18.8 mm. It’s easy peasy to know the right size. You can get 14.55 is the size is similar to your pinky finger and the 18.8 mm is for the dime-sized joint.

  1. The Nail That You Need

The size of the nail should fit the adapter. It’s a matter of size again. Take a 14.55 mm nail for the adapter with the same measurement. The 18.8 mm size follows suit as well.

The next thing you have to look at is the material of the nail. Titanium, ceramic, and quartz are the chosen materials. Pros and cons existed with them so they will help you to decide which one works for you.

Titanium nails are sturdy and they heat up in no time but you have to season them first. You have to do it to avoid any funky taste. Another disadvantage is that it’s not medical grade, unlike its ceramic counterpart.

Ceramic nails are deemed safe but you need more time to heat them. When you want the heat to adhere quickly, you can for the quartz type. Since you know the ups and downs of each type, you can get the one that goes well with your preference.

Summing it Up

The homemade dab rig ideas in this article would let you use the idle things you have in your house. Instead of just letting them get dusted, you can spend some time and effort to make them useful.


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