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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:23 PM
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mattathayde
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

find out what the average diameter of the human trachea is and go with that as the biggest you could use, no point to make it any bigger than that since it wont be any easier after that.

i dont think going over 1/2 inch is going to do much, my hookah that has no resistance has 3/8 i think about for the width of the inside of the stem but the hose port has about a 1/4 inch restriction and it doesnt hinder anything

remember gasses can go through a restriction and get less of an affect than liquids since they can compress and speed up more easily so you can get away with some small restrictions that are short and not notice it

-matt
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