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Old December 29th, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I have 2 KMs now and I've realized that the tray rattling on the hookah really bugs me... so I cut a circle of felt and placed it under the tray, now all I can hear are bubbles... anyone else come up with a fix?
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Old December 29th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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Heba Diffuser.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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Heba Diffuser.

That will do it too but is relatively expensive.

Yes I have heard of some people doing similar things but that's the first with felt. Good job and ingenuity.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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I think I ve seen people put RE magnets on the tray mount to hold the tray firmly attached.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Heba Diffuser.
i like the way the diffusers smoke but i don't like the lack of bubbling... thats not what was bugging me, just the damn tray....
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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The only problem I can see with felt is that the coals get really hot and if they are on top of the felt (even on the tray that is on top of the felt) they could possibly burn.

For the tray-tongs underneath helps to reduce the noise a lot

For the vase/water- I use a cheap fish net that I cut up
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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The only problem I can see with felt is that the coals get really hot and if they are on top of the felt (even on the tray that is on top of the felt) they could possibly burn.

For the tray-tongs underneath helps to reduce the noise a lot

For the vase/water- I use a cheap fish net that I cut up
I don't typically have lit coals in the tray... but I could see you point if i did...
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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The only problem I can see with felt is that the coals get really hot and if they are on top of the felt (even on the tray that is on top of the felt) they could possibly burn.

For the tray-tongs underneath helps to reduce the noise a lot
Maybe you could combine the two to answer both problems.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:40 PM
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my km only rattles when the tongs are on the tray i dont really care its just a noise...
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:54 PM
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this is kind of ghetto, but i put lots of little rocks in the tray, it looks kinda cool. and it keeps the tray from rattling
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Old December 29th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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Mine does not rattle at all happily.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 07:08 PM
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I've got a floating tray as well, and the diameter of the stem opening is pretty big which rattles and vibrates the whole pipe, even the coals jump around, making their way from one end of the bowl to another on their own. I've made a diffuser out of a disposable mouth tip, and to compensate for the tighter draw just made ALOT of bigger sized holes in it (slightly larger than heba's), now the draw is still extremely easy and there are no more vibrations.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:28 PM
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double sided tape should work, they are a lot of KM's things ive heard about, the tray rattle, the little metal noise when the stem is shaken, but ive never experienced any of these, and ive had a lot of km's
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Absolutly no OCD here...just teasing, ratteling would drive me buggy
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:38 PM
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I was just thinking about doing something similar last night, but my boyfriend wouldn't let me cut up one of our dish rags :P
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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:19 PM
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i find cork mats work well. you can get them from Home Depot, OSH, Ace Hardware, etc.. select-a-size/thickness, won't melt/burn like others.. and CHEAP!


oh, and if you use a diffuser and would like to get the gurgle back, try increasing the water level. it works.. for mine at least.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:29 PM
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4 1/2 inch pieces (8 total top and bottom) of velcro on each side does the trick perfectly and for about 2 bux. Advise: if you try this method cut the 2 side at the same time so they are exactly equal. Then when you peel off the sticky side apply both parts of the velcro(top and bottom to the stem and then place the coal tray on top and push down thus creating perfect alignment
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:38 PM
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I like that cork blacklit, if the felt ever fails me (read: bursts into flames) I'll probably go with that...
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:12 PM
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That will do it too but is relatively expensive.

Yes I have heard of some people doing similar things but that's the first with felt. Good job and ingenuity.
Do this. It has increased my love for my KM three-fold.
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