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Home Made Jar Hookah ($25) + Jar

[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Jar%20Hookah/finished.jpg[/IMG]

This is a hookah design my friends and I have been using for 2 years and it smokes excellent. It's tunable (you can adjust neck height, volume of smoke in chamber v/s liquid by lowering or raising the pickup tube. And you can use 25 or 50 foot hoses if you want). Other benefits are taking pride in the hookah, and great conversation starter at parties. People ask me if I would make them one all of the time and I have made several. Okay, so things you will need.

1- Mason Jar, the larger the better (can be found in most homes, or purchased in a large pack of 15 for about $10, but you just need 1, so if you need just one, try to buy somehting packaged in a mason jar.

These items from home depot plumbing isle
[b]1-A threaded lamp stem kit with washers and nuts $5.74[/b]
http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Indoor-Lighting-Indoor-Lighting-Accessories/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zbvlm/R-100351515/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
[img]http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/e7/e704b582-e7aa-4272-aed6-82fadf6cfa29_300.jpg[/img]

[b]1-1/8 ip to 1/2 in adapter $3.01[/b]
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pipes-Fittings-Valves-Brass-Pipe-Fittings-Fittings/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zbuz9/R-100644009/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
[img]http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/b8/b87898af-d73e-4da9-9bc3-86ca16d8c0b3_300.jpg[/img]

[b]1/2 in flared fitting $2.24[/b]
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pipes-Fittings-Valves-Brass-Pipe-Fittings-Fittings/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zbuz9/R-100638269/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
[img]http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/4f/4feb74d8-c2b7-4548-8c78-736314b806c5_300.jpg[/img]

[b]1- 3/8 diameter 10 foot vynil tubing $6.90[/b]
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pipes-Fittings-Valves-Vinyl-Pipe-Tubing/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zbuyw/R-202257575/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
[img]http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/fc/fc57ed3f-84c1-45ee-8959-f79d18e88973_300.jpg[/img]

[b]3/8 double barb fitting $2.45[/b]
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pipes-Fittings-Valves-Brass-Pipe-Fittings-Fittings-Couplings-Adaptors/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zbuw1/R-100637909/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
[img]http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/f0/f08801ec-9aa5-458f-9004-e26535aaf335_300.jpg[/img]

[b]1-JB Weld or other cold welding adhesive $4.97[/b]
http://www.homedepot.com/Paint-Adhesives-Tape-Adhesives/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1Zblff/R-100189012/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
[img]http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/1a/1aeaface-20a3-49c1-87fd-20fb1142559c_300.jpg[/img]

total: $25.31 USD

Tools needed:
A thumbtack
pliars
a sharp knife

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Step 1, remove the jar's lid and use the thumbtack to poke a hole slightly off center about 1/2 of an inch from the edge. poke another the same disance from the other side. Use these hols to slice an X into the jar slightly smaller than the stem of the lamp. As shown in the drawing below.
[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Jar%20Hookah/step1.jpg[/IMG]

Step 2, press the lamp stem through the X. Place a washer and nut on both sides of the lid (to "sandwich" the lid between them) and tighten down to crimp the edges of the jar onto the stem. As seen in the picture below.
[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/step2.jpg[/IMG]

Step 3
press the barb fitting through the other hole, and cake up a healthy layer of the JB weld (mixed to a shade of medium gray in equal portions) both above and below the lid of the jar and let set for a tight seal. Leave some of the barbs exposed above the lid.
[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Jar%20Hookah/step3.jpg[/IMG]

Step 4:
arange the adapters in such a way as shown below. I have 3 adapters because I didn't plan ahead, the links I sent you to should give you 2 adapters
[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Jar%20Hookah/step4.jpg[/IMG]

Step 5:
Fill the hookah with as much water as desired, loosen the nuts holding the stem in and adjust as needed for the jar and water height. (threading the stem into the jar a long way is reccomended, the hookah can hold more smoke, and the water bubbling is lsee likely to get into the hose)

Step 6: slip the tubeing onto the barb fitting, this is your hookah hose.
Step 7: place a standard $1 silicon grommet from a smoke shop coupled with a bolw of your choice on top of the stem and adapters like so:
[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Jar%20Hookah/step6.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/finished1.jpg[/IMG]

The hooka is ready to be enjoyed. If this is popular, I can show how to make an excellent wind cover for the hooka, and may even learn how to make a cheap ash tray for it. the ash tray I am using is from a store bought hookah and is held on the stem with a second set of nuts.

Enjoy your new hookah. Bring to parties. if the jar is broken, just replace.

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So this is a little random, but why is your base liquid (water?) so dark? o___o

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Haha the sheisha I use is very juicy. (Fantasia brand) and the draw through style bowl I use for 1 person sessions lets a lot down the stem, where it mixes with the water and dyes it after about two bowls. I change the water once every 4 bowls or so. If I use a vortex bowl it holds the moisture in, but it is two large to blow through sheisha with by myself.

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this makes me want to clean my base.... i change my water every session unless i smoke one bowl immediately after the other

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[quote name='IainUM' timestamp='1292456836' post='491461']
this makes me want to clean my base.... i change my water every session unless i smoke one bowl immediately after the other
[/quote]

that's what I usually do

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Great instructions.

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[quote name='Epoch' timestamp='1292473035' post='491488']
Great instructions.
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Thank you, I tried to make them clear and understandable. I hope that this helps somebody down the line who is either exposed to hookah but doesn't have one yet, or if people need a good travel hookah so their nicer stuff doesn't get damaged. They also make good gifts.

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nice job man, you got any vids of you or someone smoking from it?

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No videos but I can try to catch a pic of th ethick smoke clouds I can get out of it.

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Ok, this is from the jar hookah. very small draw through bowl, 1 three kings coal.

[IMG]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Jar%20Hookah/smoke.jpg[/IMG]

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Just as a reminder for those feeling down for the project. This would make a good Christmas gift for somebody. I want to see that somebody else makes one, I'd like input on ossible improvements, and decoratng methods that make these little jar hookahs nice.

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UPDATE: As requested I have made a video that is currently uploading. I will post it here when it is done.

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Here is the vide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeZDLTwKbYg

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