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Air Leak, And It's Seems Like My Stem Is Unstable..!?!

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I have a 36" kahlil mamoon amuket that I purchased from hookah-shisha.com a cupple of days ago, as soon as I set it up I noticed the stem was a little wobbely but that didn't bother me since it was my first hookah and I didnt know what it was supposed to feel like but after being on these forums for a bit I found out how to check for air leeks which correct me if I'm wrong is done by filling the vase with water putting you hand over the top of the stem where the grommets goes and dragging through your hose and if you get bubbles that means you have an air leek well I did this and I did get bubbles althought they were exceptionaly tiny there were still bubbles. So I don't know how to react and also how is the stem supposed to feel with the vase is it supposed to feel vacuum seeled or is it supposed to be a little wobbely? OMG !!!:wallbash:

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what do you mean by wobbly? like its moves around in the base? that could mean that the gasket might be a little too small for the base, i suggest wrapping it in some electrical tape a few times and test then keep going until its good. hope that helps!

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QUOTE (fineout @ Nov 8 2009, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what do you mean by wobbly? like its moves around in the base? that could mean that the gasket might be a little too small for the base, i suggest wrapping it in some electrical tape a few times and test then keep going until its good. hope that helps!



Thanks il be sure to try it out

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you have a leak in your main stem, if it was your gasket, there would be no bubbles coming out when you inhale, you would only be able to inhale a little bit of air while pulling if it is your gasket that isnt air tight

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QUOTE (frost91 @ Nov 8 2009, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
you have a leak in your main stem, if it was your gasket, there would be no bubbles coming out when you inhale, you would only be able to inhale a little bit of air while pulling if it is your gasket that isnt air tight


Just ruined my day.. Nice.. Lol jk

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Just to make sure you're doing it right, fill the vase with water an inch above the downstem. With no grommet on the top opening (where the bowl goes), place your hand tightly over it. Suck into the hose port. If you get bubbles, there's a leak in the main stem.

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I swear to god.... It turns out I had untightened my purge valve when I first got it which is the reason of the bubbles beacuse now when I tightened my purge valve I got no bubbles so I guess it is air tight thankfully! But I'm still having the issue of my stem sitting lobsidely on my vase beacuse beacuse that rubber thing at the bottom of the stem is to small so any way to fix that except for wrapping it with electrical tape?

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QUOTE (Lilmopho @ Nov 8 2009, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I swear to god.... It turns out I had untightened my purge valve when I first got it which is the reason of the bubbles beacuse now when I tightened my purge valve I got no bubbles so I guess it is air tight thankfully! But I'm still having the issue of my stem sitting lobsidely on my vase beacuse beacuse that rubber thing at the bottom of the stem is to small so any way to fix that except for wrapping it with electrical tape?

electrical or duct tape is by far the best way...... it will last as long as you need it too and you can adjust the size until its perfect.

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I did the tape thing and it's air tight now so it's all good anyone have an idea on what the diffrence will be now when i smoke?

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QUOTE (Lilmopho @ Nov 8 2009, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did the tape thing and it's air tight now so it's all good anyone have an idea on what the diffrence will be now when i smoke?

more flavor, bigger clouds,longer sessions..and getting used to a empty pocket..lol

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QUOTE (NIGHTS OF BAGHDAD @ Nov 8 2009, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Lilmopho @ Nov 8 2009, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did the tape thing and it's air tight now so it's all good anyone have an idea on what the diffrence will be now when i smoke?

more flavor, bigger clouds,longer sessions..and getting used to a empty pocket..lol


lol kk thanks

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For wobble, I usually wrap the stem's base with tape until the gasket and stem fits very snuggly in the base. This helps wobble. Wobble happens when the stem does not seal or seat properly in the base.

Edit: Also, as far as getting a new grommit goes.. I've found that Mya's big silicone grommits (actual grommit, not that silicone sleeve thing) are best for KMs.. they fit so nice on those pipes, and pretty much any other pipe, and they seal amazingly well with all those "fins" on them. smile.gif Edited by JDHarding

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QUOTE (JDHarding @ Nov 8 2009, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For wobble, I usually wrap the stem's base with tape until the gasket and stem fits very snuggly in the base. This helps wobble. Wobble happens when the stem does not seal or seat properly in the base.

Edit: Also, as far as getting a new grommit goes.. I've found that Mya's big silicone grommits (actual grommit, not that silicone sleeve thing) are best for KMs.. they fit so nice on those pipes, and pretty much any other pipe, and they seal amazingly well with all those "fins" on them. smile.gif

you mean these? http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-4047-small-...se-grommet.html

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QUOTE (NIGHTS OF BAGHDAD @ Nov 8 2009, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JDHarding @ Nov 8 2009, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For wobble, I usually wrap the stem's base with tape until the gasket and stem fits very snuggly in the base. This helps wobble. Wobble happens when the stem does not seal or seat properly in the base.

Edit: Also, as far as getting a new grommit goes.. I've found that Mya's big silicone grommits (actual grommit, not that silicone sleeve thing) are best for KMs.. they fit so nice on those pipes, and pretty much any other pipe, and they seal amazingly well with all those "fins" on them. smile.gif

you mean these? http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-4047-small-...se-grommet.html




That's a sleeve.. and that's for a Mya QT.. the regular Mya pipes have larger grommits that aren't sleeves.

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QUOTE (JDHarding @ Nov 8 2009, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (NIGHTS OF BAGHDAD @ Nov 8 2009, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JDHarding @ Nov 8 2009, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For wobble, I usually wrap the stem's base with tape until the gasket and stem fits very snuggly in the base. This helps wobble. Wobble happens when the stem does not seal or seat properly in the base.

Edit: Also, as far as getting a new grommit goes.. I've found that Mya's big silicone grommits (actual grommit, not that silicone sleeve thing) are best for KMs.. they fit so nice on those pipes, and pretty much any other pipe, and they seal amazingly well with all those "fins" on them. smile.gif

you mean these? http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-4047-small-...se-grommet.html




That's a sleeve.. and that's for a Mya QT.. the regular Mya pipes have larger grommits that aren't sleeves.

you got a link?

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QUOTE (NIGHTS OF BAGHDAD @ Nov 8 2009, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JDHarding @ Nov 8 2009, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (NIGHTS OF BAGHDAD @ Nov 8 2009, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (JDHarding @ Nov 8 2009, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For wobble, I usually wrap the stem's base with tape until the gasket and stem fits very snuggly in the base. This helps wobble. Wobble happens when the stem does not seal or seat properly in the base.

Edit: Also, as far as getting a new grommit goes.. I've found that Mya's big silicone grommits (actual grommit, not that silicone sleeve thing) are best for KMs.. they fit so nice on those pipes, and pretty much any other pipe, and they seal amazingly well with all those "fins" on them. smile.gif

you mean these? http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-4047-small-...se-grommet.html




That's a sleeve.. and that's for a Mya QT.. the regular Mya pipes have larger grommits that aren't sleeves.

you got a link?



I got one with my replacement Mya pipe..

http://www.myasaray.com/store/item.asp?ite...epartment_id=36

If you zoom in, you can see it.. they may only come with those pipes, no others, but they're awesome grommits. Sadly, you gotta buy the replacement pipe to get one. :/

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QUOTE (NIGHTS OF BAGHDAD @ Nov 8 2009, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
on my free mini mya i got from HS for buying over $100 they come with a gromet that looks identical to it..i wonder if its the same..



If it's more than just the sleeve, and has the silicone ring between the base and the bottom of the heart.. it is.

Should also have 3 or 4 fins along the sleeve part.

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doesnt using tape eventually leave u with a guey mess after taking the stem in and out of the vase? i know i wash my hookah after every time and to me, that just sounds like a sticky glob id rather not deal with. paper towel ftw!!!!

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