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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Default First hookah a dud, please help

Hello everyone, I just recently bought a hookah from a local merchant about a week ago. I was enjoying some HH Strawberry last night when all of a sudden my stem piece fell off where the top meets where to hose and release valve is (med way). I figured it was not secured right so I tried to screw it back on but it would not catch and then I noticed it was striped. I called the vendor but no return policy or replacement parts. Any suggestions on what to do or where to buy reasonably priced stems online?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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try to wrap a thin layer of electrical tape around the top of the stem that you are trying to screw in.. this may catch the piece it's going into.. this would only be a temporary fix though.. do you have any pics of the hookah so we can determine what it is? you can find replacement parts on many different rigs
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Old June 16th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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sounds like you got a hookah from saharasmoke.com. check out this site:
http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...p-1-c-250.html

does your hookah have those sorts of pieces on them?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: First hookah a dud, please help

No worries, I had my downstem snap along the threading and had to find my own replacement. Went to lowes and found a small brass pipe (double side male) it fits snug but about a 1/2 an inch shorter then my old down stem, if you dont care about looks id say go with that, the only issues is length is shortened and it makes the hookah look unfinished with the threading out in the open at the bottom... Hope this helps (pics)

*or yeah... didn't read the post above me - you can just buy an actual downstem*

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Old June 16th, 2009, 03:42 PM
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Thanks chadtizzle, thats what I'm looking for. But don't know weather I need the teardrop tier or the base adapter. But thanks for the heads up. I'm new to all this hookah stuff but I really enjoy the smoke and ritual of it.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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from what you said, you wouldn't need either.. you would need one of the pieces at the very bottom, the downstems
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Old June 16th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Thanks chadtizzle, thats what I'm looking for. But don't know weather I need the teardrop tier or the base adapter. But thanks for the heads up. I'm new to all this hookah stuff but I really enjoy the smoke and ritual of it.
np man, i'm thinkin you'd need the base adaptor, because when metal gets stripped it's most likely the female part of the stem. you could just buy a whole stem from ssc if you want. they have gold ones and black ones now!
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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I bought both the adapter and a tier for a decent price on SSC. An extra of either part will be good to have. Thanks again.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:13 PM
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good idea dude. plus if it's not the tier that's causing the problem you can always just add it to your other tier and it makes the stem taller.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 10:58 PM
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I want to buy a sahara smoke hookah just for the heck of it, but it seems that their quality just isnt the same. I guess i want a hookah that looks cool, and yet cheap so i can bring it to parties. I was thinking of this one that has crystals on the stem, it looks cool, im sure it smokes bad, but the crowd would be pleased with it.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 10:59 PM
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I have broken my lower stem many times, im just too rough.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:01 PM
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I have broken my lower stem many times, im just too rough.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:13 PM
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I want to buy a sahara smoke hookah just for the heck of it, but it seems that their quality just isnt the same. I guess i want a hookah that looks cool, and yet cheap so i can bring it to parties. I was thinking of this one that has crystals on the stem, it looks cool, im sure it smokes bad, but the crowd would be pleased with it.
i'm pretty damn satisfied with my cyclone. i got it really cheap, it looks great (i get compliments all the time when i goto parties), it smokes really well, and it's easy to clean. my only complaint is that the top two pieces are stuck together now, because i didn't take them off to clean, and they are literally sealed together. it's not a big deal but i wish i wouldve known that before i bought it. and the bag it comes with is fantastic, it holds everything you need for the night.
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