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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:44 PM
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ok so i bought that caravan right there is nothing wrong with it but the base grommet is really really tight (slick said its brand new) like i have to take the stem and wiggle and press and wiggle and press to get it in
anyone have a way to fix this so i still have an air tight seal but make it easier to take out and put in??
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:46 PM
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Default Re: help with a Grommet

I think Patel did a vid about this, try wetting the grommet before sticking the stem into the base.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:02 AM
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I've seen people say you can sand the grommet to loosen up the fit. I would say if you can wet it and get it in, don't worry about it.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:08 AM
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I would say if you can wet it and get it in, don't worry about it.
Always works for me hahah

But yeah I saw your review of it and I remember you saying you can't smoke it until Christmas so once you actually put water in the vase just wet the grommet a little and you'll be fine. I can barely get my KM to fit when it's dry.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:16 AM
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Always works for me hahah
Oh great..I may have just made the OOC thread again.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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Always works for me hahah

But yeah I saw your review of it and I remember you saying you can't smoke it until Christmas so once you actually put water in the vase just wet the grommet a little and you'll be fine. I can barely get my KM to fit when it's dry.
yeah there somthin else i usually just add water like everyone else has said
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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:31 AM
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good i mean i can really test it till xmas cause i dont want to get it set up and have to wait a day but i will try the water this and slick said something about trimming the lips but i dant want to take a chance
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I'd go with sanding the grommet down. I tried wetting the grommet for awhile and ended up cracking a base.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 01:39 AM
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good i mean i can really test it till xmas cause i dont want to get it set up and have to wait a day but i will try the water this and slick said something about trimming the lips but i dant want to take a chance
If you have to bust out the sandpaper, use it on the lip on the inside of the grommet not on the thin little outer ones. I used water when I did a test fit and it worked fine.
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good i mean i can really test it till xmas cause i dont want to get it set up and have to wait a day but i will try the water this and slick said something about trimming the lips but i dant want to take a chance

id rather get her a little wet first then trim off her lips
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Put a little vegetable oil on the grommet that should help with the fit also found that if you put the grommet in the vase first then wet the stem and push it down it fits perfectly
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Old December 24th, 2009, 03:13 AM
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Default Re: help with a Grommet

I also have a really tight-fitting grommet on my KM, I can never gt it to go all the way in so I've just been dealing with it. I'll have to try wetting the grommet next time!
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Default Re: help with a Grommet

I buy a few smaller grommets for my hookahs every few months. I like to use ones smaller than my bad allows so I can us electrical tape to make a perfect fit to my liking everytime.

My KM came with a grommet WAY too big, I didnt even try to lub it up in there I just replaced it with a small one and taped her up gud!
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Default Re: help with a Grommet

Water works for me, but I still have to wiggle it in sometimes. Maybe some oil would work better (as suggested above). Gotta try that next time.
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