I have a glass minibong. It recently took a fall and the stem shattered into a million pieces. I tried to make a homemade bong stem and I have some questions about what to use. The one I made consists of a ratchet piece jammed onto the back end of a bic pen. The reason I chose the back of the pen is there's a little piece of plastic that could act as a screen. But, I want to know if it's a bad idea due to the chance of the plastic burning. And, I was wondering what other materials would be better than this? Granted, the pen doesn't really go into the ratchet piece that far, but I still want to know for precaution. Thanks!