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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:49 PM
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Default Stem Grommet Question.

When I first got my KM about a month ago, the grommet that seals the stem and the vase was very secure. I could even lift up the hookah from the stem with the vase attached and it held together fine. Today I went to set it up and I picked it up and it couldn't hold the vase anymore. My question is if this is normal or am I going to have to order a new grommet? (Which would be pretty shitty since I just got in a pretty hefty order today, so I won't be ordering anything for a while)
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

you need a new grommett, however electrical tape is a very good temporary fix, you wont feel pressure to order it right away if you tape it up
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

My grommets do this too, you should change your grommet out every month or so if you smoke alot, cause they seem to get busted out pretty quickly.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

Goddammit. Why does that happen? If I would of known I would of ordered one for every month of the year when I bought my hookah. Will it affect performance? I didn't really notice anything while I was smoking it.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

Youll be fine, if its like mine, itll just fit weird on top, like small mod bowls fit reallllly losely, but the vortex fits a little better but still lose.
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

You can use some electrical tape or you can order one of these http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-6282-...-grommmet.html to prolong your current grommet.

Just from looking at all the different grommet Ive gotten so far... I think I prefer this the silicon ones but I cant tell you how better they hold up.
http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...t-p-16836.html
Everytime I use the Big Black hard rubber ones I fill like ill break the glass unless I sand it down or something.

The question you need to asking yourself about your grommet is... Does it still provide an air tight seal? It doesnt matter if it doesnt support the weight of the vase, what matters is does it do its real job and keep an air tight seal.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:51 AM
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

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Youll be fine, if its like mine, itll just fit weird on top, like small mod bowls fit reallllly losely, but the vortex fits a little better but still lose.

wrong grommet dude lol. youre grommet should be fine. if you can start to hear an air leak the get some electrical tape on there. or a piece of paper towel.
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Condoms can work too
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

i use a hard black grommet on the bowl, the black vase grommet seemed to leak on purging only. so i wrapped some blue painters tape around it about 5 layers, no more leaky
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you need a new grommett, however electrical tape is a very good temporary fix, you wont feel pressure to order it right away if you tape it up

ive done this a few times and it works a treat , has a nice spongy fit, unlike regualr cellatape
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

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You can use some electrical tape or you can order one of these http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-6282-...-grommmet.html to prolong your current grommet.

Just from looking at all the different grommet Ive gotten so far... I think I prefer this the silicon ones but I cant tell you how better they hold up.
http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...t-p-16836.html
Everytime I use the Big Black hard rubber ones I fill like ill break the glass unless I sand it down or something.

The question you need to asking yourself about your grommet is... Does it still provide an air tight seal? It doesnt matter if it doesnt support the weight of the vase, what matters is does it do its real job and keep an air tight seal.
arent the silicone ones too thin for kms?
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Old June 20th, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

Kalutika recommends that expandable vase grommets highly.
I'm going to pick some up next order, but let it be known, I've never had to replace any grommet before, due to wear. I'm only replacing my current one because mine fits crazy tight and it's hard to get out.
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

I have both and really tend to prefer the clear silicon ones.
They are more resistant to stretching and if they are loose, I just double them up!
Those clear bands from H-S seem like a nice easy fix.
I will have to look into those!
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Default Re: Stem Grommet Question.

you don't need a new gromet just use electrical tape just like everyone esle said or warm up the grommet so it expans a lil bit that might work
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