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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Default Screw On vs. Grommet

I once heard that the screw on ones are not airtight, and grommets are better. anyone know if this is true?
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Screw On vs. Grommet

blahhh i would say if it was made properly that a screw on would be more air tight.. IMO.. but idk really 100%
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:32 PM
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My mz screw on is air tight
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:52 PM
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Stargates are screw on, and well made.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:56 AM
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Default Re: Screw On vs. Grommet

I think there are more problems with the vases of screw on's cracking rather than them not being air-tight.

But that's just my opinion.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 04:58 AM
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Default Re: Screw On vs. Grommet

My old skool rotator screw on was air tight
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Old January 13th, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: Screw On vs. Grommet

The only screw ons i've had problems with were the cheap-o $30 ones. I would imagine that a rubber grommet seal would be a TINY bit more air tight... being that a rubber grommet will "form fit" the opening it's in. But i think the difference from a quality screw on to a grommet seal will be minimal, say 98% for the screw on and 99% for the rubber grommet.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: Screw On vs. Grommet

I would think that the number of threads in the screw-on would dictate how airtight it is. Fewer threads, less certainty.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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I havn't found a difference yet. Mya Acrylics seal perfectly. My KM seals perfectly...
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Old January 13th, 2009, 11:33 AM
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I have a Syrian screw on and it does not seal perfectly. I fixed that with a bit of tape just around where the stem sits on the base to act kind of like a washer, now it is airtight.

But I find the best part about it is that when I first started smoking hookah there is always someone that is going to pick it up by the stem and the base can fall off and shatters. Seeing that as many times as I have always breaks my heart.
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my old rotator is both...
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Old January 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Screw On vs. Grommet

if there is an O-ring it will be air tight
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Old January 13th, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Srew on is more airtight and safer.
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