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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:05 PM
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hello guys ok I have a question to the owners (and anyone who can help me) of the Af solid 30" I just received it is beautiful, i've been really busy moving so i've smoked from only it 3 times, but I have noticed that the base grommet is made of silicon, and the base just comes of really easy, and when I put the bottom ashtray on it the stem looks crooked and it looks like its gonna fall off, I'll try to put some pictures, so anyways, should I ask for a replacement or just buy a rubber grommet? ok thanks guys.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:06 PM
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electrical tape works good. had to wrap a few layers on my Nour. doesn't look so pretty on a clear base tho lol
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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You'll need a size 26 gasket. Ask for a replacement first. Gaskets, stem shanks, and vase openings do vary even when sized the same so its best to fit a gasket in person when looking for one IMO. If you still have trouble getting one, shoot a PM over to Hookah John and he'll be able to help you out.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Default Re: help with my new af solid!

I would try MrBungle's method, and use some electrical tape, or foilbled's and get a rubber gasket that fits.

Consider yourself luckier than me though .. mine came in with a broken base all washed and ready to go when I can get a replacement base for it.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: help with my new af solid!

I only use silicone grommets. Mine fits perfectly, but it sounds like you need electrical tape.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: help with my new af solid!

My solid came with 2 base grommets, one black and one white, the white one had a rubber band that fit around it. if yours did too make sure the rubber band is place on with the split layered part facing downwards.

if urs didnt come with that band, or only the black grommet I would suggest slowly fitting the grommet with boiling water.

get a simmering a pan of water and dip the grommet in and out. dont let it touch the bottom of the pan and dont leave it in for more than 5 seconds. while its still hot put it back on the stem and put it on your base. keep repeating until it fits properly.

the other recomendations posted are very good options aswell.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: help with my new af solid!

Mine came with two grommets as well. However, one grommet fits ok, and the other fits too tight. Meaning the hookah wont go into the base. You will need the correct size grommet.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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how i just got the silicon one im going to call them and ask for the rubber one because the one I have sucks,
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Old October 29th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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thanks guys great solutions
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Old October 29th, 2009, 11:21 PM
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Default Re: help with my new af solid!

I used electrical tape and it did the magic but im still going to order the replacement grommet, thanks!
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Old October 30th, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: help with my new af solid!

mine came with two; a clear one that isnt big enough and leaks, and a black one which is way too tight.

i get the black one to fit lubing it up...getting the stem off after im done smoking, thats another story.
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