Originally Posted by daedra
my downstem and stem screw on (syrian). so ill need to find one that is threaded.
by the way, why would anyone pick egyptian?!
Because a lot of great Narhgiles are made in Egypt. While it is true that a lot crap comes from Egypt if you buy from one of the better brands you will almost certainly be happy. On the whole I much prefer Syrians but it simply is unfair to condemn all Egyptian narghiles as poorly made. I've had far better experiences with high quality stuff from Egypt then I have from the PRC.
As to your down stem i'd suggest geting someone to soder it if possible and if not following lake's suggestion for modifying something from Home Depot would be the way to go.