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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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i know its suppose to be tight but jesus christ this things a hassle the grommet between my base and my stem is way too tight, what can i do?
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

What kind of grommet is it? There are ones that fit inside the base and over the top, usually black, and there are some that fit round the outside of the base, usually white or clear.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

If it's an egyptian grommet, simply wetting it can make worlds of difference.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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its the first one you said, it came with my km so
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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If it's an egyptian grommet, simply wetting it can make worlds of difference.
what about for getting the stem and base apart? thats the hard part lol
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

Like Coyo said, Wet it, or what ive found, is that bending the bottom that fits inside the base inward, makes it easier for me to put it in.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Probably a black rubber grommet that many KM hookahs come with. If it's just a little tight wetting it can help.

If it won't fit at all sanding down the grommet with some sand paper can help.

Personally I suggest replacing it with a couple of the stackable silicone grommets that Mya makes. I use those the most and love them.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Probably a black rubber grommet that many KM hookahs come with. If it's just a little tight wetting it can help.

If it won't fit at all sanding down the grommet with some sand paper can help.

Personally I suggest replacing it with a couple of the stackable silicone grommets that Mya makes. I use those the most and love them.
thanks i'll try sanding it, where do you buy those mya grommets?
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Hookah-shisha.com. They have the finned mya and the "rubber band" grommet that can both be used to adjust the seal to perfection.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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i would just go to a hookah shop and buy some new adapters
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

My friends KM had the same problem. We found that wetting the grommet a bit helped it a lot. Hope you find a solution. Smoke happy.

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i would just go to a hookah shop and buy some new adapters
huh? lol
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I had to use an exacto hobby razor and shave down the gasket of my KM
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

most KM's are a tight fit like a virgin in a porn movie, you can sand it down and lube it up
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most KM's are a tight fit like a virgin in a porn movie, you can sand it down and lube it up
awesome quote.
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

use water to put it in
use a little muscle in a meatspin motion to take it out
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I was wondering this too, the KM I bought from my local store, the guy said was very tight, and to put some oil on it, was wondering if this was common to do? If so, which type of oil is best to use.
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I was wondering this too, the KM I bought from my local store, the guy said was very tight, and to put some oil on it, was wondering if this was common to do? If so, which type of oil is best to use.
It's not that strange. Food oil like canola oil should be fine. The best of the best would be a food grade silicone that can be bought at specialist food and brewing stores but that is more expensive than altering the grommet and not exactly common place for most people.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

Wetting the grommet only makes base-stem detachment worse! The water dries during the session and you can't wet it while it's in the vase. I just sanded the inside (grommet inside that is) of mine down.
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i just grabbed an old smaller grommet and somehow managed to fit it onto my km...i used some ky jelly to slide it on haha works fine now tho
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Old May 20th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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ky jelly as in Kentucky marmalade...lol jk
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Default Re: grommet WAY too tight

I like my base and stem that tight, that way, I can carry it from the stem if i needed to
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