Originally Posted by faeriekitsune
Also, will a silicone vs. rubber grommet vs. other make a difference? I've only used the ones that came with the hookah. (Foam rubber looking stuff on the KM, and a rubber one on the Sahara)
Silicone is really pliable and squishy; easy to stretch and shape. The standard grommets are very stiff. I'm not sure which is actually better, or if it even makes a difference. But I do know that if you have a silicone grommet and the opening to the base is too small, you can't sand it down and it will be a pain in the butt to get it to fit. It will want to fold over on itself. Personally, I'd stick with the regular rubber.