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Old September 9th, 2009, 01:00 AM
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Default My $15 hookah... stem i.d?

I had a base lying around so I wanted to find a stem for it so instead of wasting $40 on a stem from online I went to my local shop and we tried a bunch of stems from hookahs and this was the end result. Not bad for a $15 hookah/stem. The base used to be a crappy green with white stripes so I took a razor and scrapped the paint off and made it a clear vase. lol

My question is what kind of stem is this? it looks like it has a traditional chamber as pictured below.

Also what kind of downstem is it? it screws off, it resembles a mya but i'm not sure.









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Old September 9th, 2009, 01:27 AM
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Chinese stem with a plated common chamber.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 01:33 AM
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Are platted common chambers supposed to be like a traditional? This thing purges all the smoke out.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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I pretty sure its chinese as well from the purge value
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Old September 9th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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plated common chambers generally purge like shit....and that does appear to be plated common, if it was traditional there would not be holes where there are not valves.....
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Old September 9th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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1. It is a plated Chinese the Purge valve and hose port gives it away.
2. The stem breaks down into a few parts the stem part that goes into the vase is aluminum and unscrews the Purge valve unscrews in two sections the Hose port unscrews as well. On the top of the stem the metal piece under the grommet unscrews then the tray and plated beads can be removed the main down stem of aluminum can then be unscrewed from the heart.
3. The heart is normal plated mild steel and common chambered there is no connecting tubes between the Purge valve and hose port to the chamber only a the four holes you see from the bottom. These hookah's tend to have major rusting issues in the heart.
4.I opened the heart on mine by prying the fold over joint open and then removed the excess metal with a grinder. then I use a big o-ring as a seal when assembling the heart the stem holds the hookah heart together that is the only way to fight against the rust.
5. Here in South Africa this is basically the hookahs that everybody buys for that is what is sold here. Any Syrian Km Mya or MZ does not exist here.
6. You will find with care the hookah should smoke fine just replace the steel bearing with a bb and take care of the heart for rust forms there very quickly.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 12:26 PM
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if it's a chinese - get ready to eat rust!
trust me i'm having to live with one until i get my new one in.. lol
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ehhh it was $15 though... if it smokes it smokes...
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Old September 9th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: My $15 hookah... stem i.d?

Im probably not even going to use it, I have other pipes I just wanted to fit something on that vase. I am thinking of having whoever comes over to my house sign it and have it up for decoration.
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