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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:34 AM
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I just got a new hookah stem, since my old one got rusty (cheap ebay hookah, live and learn). The thing is, the one I got is a lot longer than the one I previously had, and the pipe goes almost down to the bottom of the base. There's about 1" of clearance between the bottom of the base and where the pipe starts. Will this affect the smoke/filtering much? It's a big hookah, about 30" overall if that matters at all. Thanks
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: Hookah Stem Question

the water will get hotter faster.....

but as long as the stem can be submerged about an inch you should be ok.....

generally a long downstem, or one that goes deep into the base is preferential...but umight be just out of that spectrum by an inch or so....

if it is an issue, hack it off ?
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Old February 10th, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Cut it for more clearance instead of an inch give it about and inch and a half suckion should be better but wait until others comment and see if they agree first before you start cutting
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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:00 AM
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Don't change a thing. People alter their hookahs to get what you have inadvertently made. Don't gut your down stem ever. Unless the stem is touching the bottom there will not be a change in "suction". The water will get warmer faster but you probably not notice.
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