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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:18 PM
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Default Metal peeling in downstem of my new hookah

Hi, I'm kinda a newb and was wondering if this was a problem:
I just got a KM double red pear from Hookahstore.com today and everythings fine except some metal (2 pieces) at the bottom of the downstem half peeled off and is sticking out a little bit inside. I don't know if it got damaged in shipping or not.

Is this a big deal? Would it restrict airflow or be prone to rust or anything?
Or should I just smoke it?

Thanks guys,

Sumit
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:13 PM
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my km is like that, its the great egyptian "quality", you can try grabbing the bit with pilers and breaking it off if it sticks out to far to easily clean the rig

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Doesn't appear that it would be a problem. I would take the burs off w/a small round file or maybe some sand paper. Good luck.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Looks like some flashing left over from when they tacked the ball on the end. A small file will take care of it.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Get a cone shaped dremel that fits in the hole put it on a drill and go easy don't eat away at the stem just very light pulses with the drill it's nothing really
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Ok, I'll try those suggestions. I'm really looking forward to smoking it. Thanks guys!
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:55 PM
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Looks like some flashing left over from when they tacked the ball on the end. A small file will take care of it.
The bulbs on KMs are only soldered at the top of the bulb, not the bottom.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 10:59 PM
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You'll love the way an Egyptian KM smokes just do your part in packing and right amount of heat
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KM's are always prone to rust in that exact place. The sharp metal shards are most of the time always there in every model, and will rust after a couple uses.
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KM's are always prone to rust in that exact place. The sharp metal shards are most of the time always there in every model, and will rust after a couple uses.
yep... its totally true. smoked mine twice and now its got some rust on it. i dont worry about it tho.

on a side note... WTF happened to that package!? that thing looks hella beat up!

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Old October 24th, 2009, 04:24 PM
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Not to worry. Two of my KMs had that. EZ to fix, didnt affect the smoke. I do keep an eye on it. Sucker is sharp tho after breaking off the nub, so careful of your fingers and brushes when cleaning.
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i have that on both my kms, dont worry about it
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Old October 24th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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My KM came with a similar burr...doesn't seem to change the smoke at all. I wouldn't worry about it.
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you can get a rat tail file and take the metal down and then wash it out get the metal out of it.
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for rust just scrub it good with the extra duty km stem brush it came with and water, maybe something stronger the first time, and you'll be good.
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Hey, thanks guys, I'll probably have to get a rid of it a little later but now its smoking fine and there doesn't seem to be any effect.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 04:18 PM
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on a side note... WTF happened to that package!? that thing looks hella beat up!
my thoughts exactly

OT: As stated before, since KMs are hand made that's not too out of the ordinary. So keep smoking
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Old October 25th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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yep mines got that too...don't even worry about it. just sand it or clean it a lot and you'll be fine.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Small flat head screw driver, pliers and sand paper will fix that. I had that on mine too and used a small flat head screw driver to pry them outward and then pulled the thing loose with the needle nose pliers. Clean it up with sand paper and it will be like new. It will not affect the way you hookah smokes.

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