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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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Default AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

So I just got a medium SS vase for my medium AF solid, the problem is I don't have a grommet to fit it, every grommet I tried it to thick, when I put in the stem by itself with no grommet it barely has any space. I don't think there is a grommet on this world that will seal this up. What should I do?

Right now I was able to make my grommet out of electric tape, I think I am just going to have to use tape all the time.

Is there any really thin grommets out there?

I have used a rubber....thats what she said, and silicone, I even cut off the ridges on the silicone grommet and still didn't work.

Here is a picture of the beauty, I just bought a black caravan hose so its going to have a black and red theme.

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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

mya expandable grommets are pretty thin.

how much electrical tape are we talking about, if it fits well with a few loops its ok. more than that youre better off with a thin grommet.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:30 PM
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That looks funky!
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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

Yeah just 2 loops of tape, its not a problem for me but it would be nice to just have a grommet for it.

I am going to check my local shop and try fitting it with every grommet there. lol
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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

I am not being sarcastic .. when I say this. Rubber bands will work, especially if it is that tight of a fit. And will be easily washable. Hope that helps .. let us know!?
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

Seems like poor planning, did you measure ahead of time? But yeah....mya expandable grommets...
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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

Yup I measured, I knew it was going to be tight I just thought that I had the right grommet for it.

I hope my shop got mya expandable grommets. If not I am going to have to order some more shisha and add one to my cart since I am not going to pay like 10 bucks for a grommet. Better for me, now I got a reason to buy more.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

when i didnt have a gromet that fit correctly I took a piece of cloth wet it and wrapped it around the hose. made for a pretty tight fit. its good for a quick solution...though you already have the tape fix going for ya
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Old October 8th, 2009, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

The only vase that I can get to fit my AF vase is an Egyptian style one, which really doesn't do the stem justice. I may have to look at Sahara's large glass vases.
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Lube up the grommet with some olive oil, should fit.
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

i would just get a base that fits or has more clearance, any reason you don't like the vase it comes with? i would just get one of those or hit up photolinger and see what he did, he put a different vase on his AF
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Default Re: AF Solid + New base = Grommet issue

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i would just get a base that fits or has more clearance, any reason you don't like the vase it comes with? i would just get one of those or hit up photolinger and see what he did, he put a different vase on his AF
Nope, I wasn't a fan of the vase it came with, and photo has a large stem and it fits right into the large sahara vases, but with my medium stem and there medium vase its a little bit tighter. The large vase would've been to big for my stem.
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