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This past weekend, some friends and I undertook a "bongineering" project.

We designed and built a "hookah" -- a multi-user water bong.

Since the result was very sucessful, I've decided to post the design in hope that fellow travelers will benefit....

Here is an ASCII schematic of the basic design:

               to user                                       to user
                 ||                    bowl                    ||
                 ||                   |    |                   ||
                 ||                    \  /                    ||     
               |-++-|                 |-++-|                 |-++-|    
               / || \                 / || \                 / || \   
              /  ||  \               /  ||  \               /  ||  \ 
             /        \             /   ||   \             /        \
            |     _____|___________|    ||    |___________|____      |
            |    / ________________     ||     _______________ \     |
            |    |/    |   tubing  |    ||    |   tubing  |   \ |    |
            |----||----|           |    ||    |           |----||----| 
            |    ||    |           |    ||    |           |    ||    | 
            |    ||    |           |    ||    |           |    ||    | 
            |    ||    |           |----||----|           |    ||    |   d2
            |    ||    |           |    ||    |           |    ||    |
            |    ||    |           |    ||    | d1        |    ||    |
            |    ||    |           |    ||    |           |    ||    |
             \________/             \________/             \________/ 

              secondary               primary               secondary

  

This design requires no stoppers or valves -- it uses water pressure differences to effect a one-way valve. The main requirement is that the water levels in the secondary chambers are higher than the water level in the primary chamber. This allows the bong to work even without every "service station" occupied!

Starting from this basic design, we actually built an slighlty enhanced version. It had a total of 4 service stations (i.e. 4 secondary chambers), as well as well as an extra buffer chamber between the primary chamber and each secondary chamber. This beast had a total of 9 2-liter bottles arranged in a diamond pattern! The tubes from the primary chambers to the buffer chambers to the secondary chambers were very short, but the tubes from the the secondary chambers to the users were very long (4 to 6 feet). This allows for mobile or remote operation.

Hints:

The results were fantastic. At first, the users didn't think they were getting anything, since the smoke was greatly cooled by the dual water chambers. As a result, they sucked even harder.... A few minutes later, they were orbiting Pluto... :-)

This was definetly a big hit (no pun intended :) with everyone...


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