If you went against your better judgment and decided to buy a glass bong despite your history of clumsiness, then broke it, you might be a little hesitant to replace it. On the other hand, if it was a dumb, stoned friend of yours that knocked the bong off the table by mistake, you may also be waiting on him to pay you back before buying a new piece. It’s not like you can just not smoke your herb out of your bong in the meantime though, so you’ll have to get creative and perform some surgery on your bong to return it to a functional state. Any stoner on a budget hits this point in their life eventually, but don’t you worry because you have a few different options available to you depending on your stock of typical household items.
Aluminum can be your friend for re-sealing cracks in the stem of your bowl or the bowl itself. It’s easy to shape it however you need or please, but you need to keep in mind you don’t want it heating up too much. If you’re going to use aluminum to seal up a crack, make sure it doesn’t sit near where your lighter would heat your bowl of herb. A glass bong is bad enough for your lungs on its own without aid from harmful toxins released from aluminum being burned.
This material is potentially perfect depending on the severity of the crack in your bong. If you only have a slight crack where water leaks out of or something along those lines, and the crack isn’t located too close to where your lighter sparks your bowl, then you can definitely use saran wrap to seal the crack very efficiently. Combining this with elastics or something might be ideal depending on the shape of your glass bong.
Duct tape has a reputation for a reason. It really is a multi-purpose essential. Keep in mind that this will be very difficult to remove if you have a small and particularly fragile bong. This should only be considered a temporary resort to get you through a week or two of waiting for your paycheck to get a new piece. Search around your house and get creative, there’s certainly a way to fix your glass piece.