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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:20 PM
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Default How wide can a stem be?

I'm considering making a hookah with an amazing draw like a KM so the first obvious thought is that KMs smoke better becasue the stem is wider, but how wide should a stem get until it's nigh impossible to smoke from it? isthere anything wider than a KM stem?
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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

Bottom of the hose port has to be a large diameter as well.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

find out what the average diameter of the human trachea is and go with that as the biggest you could use, no point to make it any bigger than that since it wont be any easier after that.

i dont think going over 1/2 inch is going to do much, my hookah that has no resistance has 3/8 i think about for the width of the inside of the stem but the hose port has about a 1/4 inch restriction and it doesnt hinder anything

remember gasses can go through a restriction and get less of an affect than liquids since they can compress and speed up more easily so you can get away with some small restrictions that are short and not notice it

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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

Keep in mind the diameter of the hole/holes in the base of whatever bowl you use. If the diameter of the pipe is too much you could end up pulling too much oxygen in. That could heat the coals up to a point where they begin to scorch your shisha. This is all hypothetical on my part, im sure someone schooled in physics would be able to give you a real picture.. just an idea to keep in mid.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

Longest I have seen is the KM.

But the hose port plays a part, and your foil holes, and your hose.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

I made a hookah with a 3/4" stem.....ran it with a regular hose and recently upgraded to a razan. Noticeable difference. The draw is rediculously easy....i've never smoked a KM...so i cant compare. One day i'll get a KM. I still havent gotten down the smoking 100% on the one i made, some sessions are phenominal and others the smoke quality goes up and down.

Anywho, let us know what u decide and let us know!

consider making it so u can swap out stem sizes(depending on what u use for a stem) to see a difference stem size makes
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Old January 12th, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: How wide can a stem be?

try for over an inch and let us know the difference.
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