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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Default Nut on the downstem

Anyone know what the purpose of the nut is on the end of some stems? I have a Syrian hookah with a nut on the very end of the stem and i want to purchase a diffuser but am afraid it wont fit. Does the nut serve any purpose?
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Nut on the downstem

I remember someone thinking that it was used to reinforce the metal of the stem, but for the most part, I don't believe there is a real 100% reason for that nut. Some of mine have a nut, others have a ball welded on the end.

I believe the diffuser from Hookah-Shisha will fit over this (ball or nut), if you are wondering. Or you could "make" one yourself.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Nut on the downstem

i think the nut hides the shitty chop of the metal downstem. to create a nicer look and less jagged/sharp downstem, they just weld a nut on
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:32 PM
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i saw your thread on making one sammniamii. very creative :-)
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:34 PM
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i think the nut hides the shitty chop of the metal downstem. to create a nicer look and less jagged/sharp downstem, they just weld a nut on
i guess that makes sense. thanks for the responses!
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:39 PM
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i guess that makes sense. thanks for the responses!
thats my personal theory. if you looked at the machined ones (like myas), there is nothing on the end, because the metal is always flush and nice and clean. pretty much every egyptian / syrian i have, is handmade and has something on the end
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Nut on the downstem

My rotator has a nut and I have a diffuser from hookah-shisha on there
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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Nut on the downstem

I have a KM hafa and for a diffuser I use a bit of plastic window screen twist tied to the end.
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it might be there in case the downsteam gets stuck, and you can use the nut and a wrench to take it off
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Default Re: Nut on the downstem

thanks for the replies guys. think ill go ahead and get that diffuser since they just got them in stock today.
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it might be there in case the downsteam gets stuck, and you can use the nut and a wrench to take it off
lol how do you get the wrench in the base?
hahahaha
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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:37 PM
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I think he means out of the base
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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:41 PM
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lol how do you get the wrench in the base?
hahahaha
the bigger question is how do YOU remove the downstem while its in the base?
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