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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Default Repairing a Leaky Stem

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been around much but I've been super busy and I just bought a motorcycle that's been taking alot of my internet time away haha.

Anyways I've been having an issue with my Syrian. It's leaking from the part of the stem where the hose port meets the chamber. Not sure what you'd call that area. I don't have a clue what to do to fix it. Any ideas?
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Another nour problem...tsk tsk...haha...

Don't have any brilliant ideas...other than like a drop of glue...or if u want a less permanent solution -- putty or tack maybe?
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Eh, I'd rather smoke it with the leak than put putty on it lol. It still smokes good.

I had a feeling there wasn't gonna be too much I could do. Thanks for your input =)
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Buy a KM .....
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:52 PM
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clear silicone should do the trick
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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I have two!
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Old April 6th, 2009, 12:55 PM
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clear silicone should do the trick
Any certain kind I need to use to make sure it's safe to smoke out of? Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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I just used one that was for Kitchens, and made sure to let it cure overnight before i used it. Its not coming in contact with heat so you dont need to worry about it, and if you make sure it cured it wont affect anything with taste or smell.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:30 PM
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blue permatex would fix that right up
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Old April 6th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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try the silicone first... but if it doesnt work for some reason get some jb weld.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:06 PM
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ya silicone would work, in fact to make it look clean, put the silicone over the hole, and then plug the hookah up and inhale to pull the silicone into the leak, then wipe off the extra. Jb weld or some epoxy is the next step. you could try to solder it but if you havent done it before it might be a pain, also if its just a small leak and doesnt need structural support a glue will be fine. dont use super glue because it doesnt seal/fill it just bonds

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