Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

I finally got my KM, but...

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:05 PM
bigbodybussey's Avatar
bigbodybussey
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Backwoods, rural, please move your tractor out of the damn road, Georgia.
Posts: 55
Exclamation I finally got my KM, but...

Ok guys, I just received my KM from hookah john and I could not be happier. I cleaned the stem and base and started putting it together...and now I have some issues.

The grommet, wtf? It is a michelin tire of a gromet....it is thick as hell and good quality, but I can not get it into the base. I have tried wetting it, then heating it, have tried putting it into the base and then tried to put the stem into it while inside the base, etc. I need some help with this....cause I am at the point that I am thinking about cutting the inside of the grommet little by little to see if it will fit.....any ideas?

next, the hose port....I have the KM pro "AS" hose...so do I need a grommet for the hose port or do I just crank the hose into it to make it as airtight as possible?

Thanks for the help....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:20 PM
FusionX's Avatar
FusionX
Status: Offline
Hookah Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 1,341
Send a message via AIM to FusionX
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

Sand the bad boy.
Also, use a grommet for the hose port lol.
__________________
Favorite Tobacco:
Tangiers - Pear, Orange Soda
Nakhla - Double Apple
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:23 PM
DRMALIKIA's Avatar
DRMALIKIA
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Twin Titties
Posts: 469
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

I know my grommets did not fit all that well either. The steam/base grommet if removed and placed into the base is a perfect fit. However when you put it on the stem, it is a really snug fit once in the base. I could not get it in all the way and did not want to force it in. So just use gentle force and wiggle it into place.

When it comes to the grommets, I found that the provided hose grommet was too small for the hose. I ended up using the bowl grommet to get a seal for the Narbisch hose. Luckily I had another bowl grommet to use and was not out anything. I will end up ordering a Silicone batch as I hear those are more compressible then the standard rubber style.

Most of all, be careful and do not force anything. Good luck man.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Einherjer's Avatar
Einherjer
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 384
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

I got to two hose grommets with my Km 1001 Nights, and it took some playing with to fit that fat As Pro hose in there. You really got strong arm that badboy into it, thats what she said.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:40 PM
bigbodybussey's Avatar
bigbodybussey
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Backwoods, rural, please move your tractor out of the damn road, Georgia.
Posts: 55
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

ok, well I only received the grommet for the base and the grommet for the bowl, but no hose port grommet....so sand the grommet...what kind of paper or does it matter?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:50 PM
DRMALIKIA's Avatar
DRMALIKIA
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Twin Titties
Posts: 469
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

I would use between an 80-100 grit. Or start our rough grit 40-60 and then switch over to a finishing 120 or so. It will honestly be more work then what it is worth but, I am sure you are excited and wanting to use your new toy. Any local shops you could pick up a silicone set?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 14th, 2010, 04:58 PM
bigbodybussey's Avatar
bigbodybussey
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Backwoods, rural, please move your tractor out of the damn road, Georgia.
Posts: 55
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

The closest shop to me would be close to 2 hours away...so I am S.O.L. as far as a hose port grommet goes. Do any of you have a KM, if so, can you do me a favor and post for me a pic of your hose port grommet and your bowl grommet...because this bowl grommet is not very thick at all in comparison to others I have seen....

and where can I buy a KM hose grommet on-line?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 14th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Einherjer's Avatar
Einherjer
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 384
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...



Left to Right: Bowl Grommet, Hose Grommet(big), Hose Grommet(kind of like my Af Hose Grommet)

Sorry about the pics, only have a phone
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 14th, 2010, 06:41 PM
kalutika's Avatar
kalutika
Status: Offline
Mad Alchemist

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 11,250
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

A fairly common issue with hookahs. The grommet can be cut or sanded down but personally I just upgrade to layered silicone grommets for most hookahs I own eventually.

You should use a grommet. Some hoses can be forced into a solid seal but a grommet is really the best option.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 14th, 2010, 07:09 PM
uk_shisha_king's Avatar
uk_shisha_king
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 293
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

If you can then try getting some new grommets. Sometimes I change between gromets depending on the bowl, hose or base I use. If not then the sanding technique or use electrical tape to make a seal between the bowl, hose,... I would definitely use a gromet/tape to create a seal for the hose otherwise the hose might slip off or it wont a nice seal.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old February 14th, 2010, 07:21 PM
bigbodybussey's Avatar
bigbodybussey
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Backwoods, rural, please move your tractor out of the damn road, Georgia.
Posts: 55
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

Ok, I sanded down the vase grommet to where it fits nicely now.

Thanks for the pics...I do have the right grommet for the bowl ...which confirms that I don't have the grommet for the hose...damn

So I guess I will buy some large hose grommets on-line and seal the hose with silicone tape until the grommets get here...Anyone know of an online store that is located in georgia, or florida that carries the grommets I need?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 14th, 2010, 08:49 PM
ChronicHookah
Status: Offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South OC
Posts: 3,291
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

wish i saw this to chime in earlier. i always wet new stem grommets by running them under water for a second while the grommet is on the stem, then they just pop right in. either way you took care of yourself so good to hear. on the hose grommet, you should have one but if not don't sweat it, i have stopped using a hose grommet on my KM's for quite sometime. I find that they actually make the hose easier to pop out, so i go bare back on the hose (what she said)
hope it all works out but i can send you another hose grommet if you need.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 14th, 2010, 09:06 PM
bigbodybussey's Avatar
bigbodybussey
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Backwoods, rural, please move your tractor out of the damn road, Georgia.
Posts: 55
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

Hey john....thanks for the hookah....it is excellent....and I could not be happier. I remembered what you said about wetting the grommet when you called me, but I just couldnt manage it into the hole (that's not what she said, well maybe ).

The whole bareback hose...thats why I was asking...the hose fits pretty snug as is...but I know that everyone talks about a hose grommet, so I didn't know if I was good to smoke with or without one.

Either way I wrapped two thin layers of silicone tape around the hose.... and it is ridiculously tight (that's what she told me )...so I am good to go.

Plus it wont matter in a week or so when I get a narbish from ya...I may spring for the grommet then.

Thanks to all for your help.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old February 14th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Jride
Status: Offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SO. CAL
Posts: 692
Send a message via AIM to Jride
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

I go bareback on the KM hose ports as well.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old February 15th, 2010, 12:07 AM
ataneja's Avatar
ataneja
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 87
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

My problem isn't usually with getting it in the base, but more so getting it out...takes a lot of elbow grease...any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old February 15th, 2010, 12:32 AM
andino
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: socal
Posts: 99
Send a message via AIM to andino Send a message via Skype™ to andino
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

Einherjer - are you silicon groments that you have? Trying to figure out if I have rubber or silicone. I know my base/stem one is rubber but the rest of mine are clear like that
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old February 15th, 2010, 01:33 AM
Einherjer's Avatar
Einherjer
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 384
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by andino View Post
Einherjer - are you silicon groments that you have? Trying to figure out if I have rubber or silicone. I know my base/stem one is rubber but the rest of mine are clear like that
they feel siloconish, but all the rubber ones I have from my other hookahs are a black rubber.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old February 15th, 2010, 01:46 AM
RedbullZ's Avatar
RedbullZ
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville
Posts: 69
Send a message via AIM to RedbullZ
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

When my KM from HJ came in, the hose grommet was stuffed inside the bowl grommet in the bottom of the bowl. At first I thought he forgot it!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old February 15th, 2010, 08:34 AM
BigE's Avatar
BigE
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,358
Send a message via Skype™ to BigE
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

Just an idea for vendors. Whenever I recieved a new Hookah, I had to search around the foam peanuts for the grommets,and I thought the same thing "They forgot the grommets"; but they were there,just hard to find. If I was a vendor, I would place the hose and bowl grommets inside the vase for shipping and maybe enclose a note saying where they are.?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old February 15th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Black_Mamba's Avatar
Black_Mamba
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 579
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

You could always try a small piece of a wet paper towel to use as a hose grommet for now
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old February 15th, 2010, 07:13 PM
flippy's Avatar
flippy
Status: Offline
Hookah Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,083
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

The stem grommet I got for my generic was wayy too big, had to sand that badboy for a while. I hope everything works out for you, I tried wet paper towel for the hose and that worked.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old February 15th, 2010, 07:31 PM
bigbodybussey's Avatar
bigbodybussey
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Backwoods, rural, please move your tractor out of the damn road, Georgia.
Posts: 55
Default Re: I finally got my KM, but...

I have everything worked out now...I sanded the base grommet to the point that I can get the stem into the base now with a little force...but it is still a little struggle taking it out....but in a funnier note, I picked up our chihuahas bed today...only to find the missing hose grommet with small teeth marks on the edge....so John didn't forget to pack the grommet.
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
finally Frenchy1000 Hookah Discussion 21 January 12th, 2010 06:48 PM
Got My KM Finally!! Fox in Syn City Hookah Discussion 7 July 27th, 2009 10:26 PM
Finally got it Finally smoked it I love my wife Fezzik Hookah Discussion 40 January 7th, 2009 10:44 AM
finally Louayy Hookah Discussion 14 May 21st, 2008 03:11 PM
Wow! Finally there ChronicHookah Hookah Discussion 0 March 20th, 2008 10:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.