Re: issues with new AF base
Actually I'm curious to see the first vase you had. The medium solid measures ~14-5/8 to 14-3/4" from the base of the hub to the top of the bowl tip. The AF size 26 vase is ~9-3/4" which is about typical for size 26 vases. The AF size 30 vase is ~11-3/4". The trays contribute slightly to the height, but not that much, maybe ~1/8" each assuming you have a tight fitting stem gasket. For your medium solid to be 28-3/4" tall without a bowl would mean your original vase was ~14" tall which is just under the size of a size 26 Syrian trumpet jar. Not even the size 30 Bohemians are that tall.