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How to tell stem size??


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Sir.TokeAlot

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im sorry if this is in the wrong forum but im in need of help......

almost a week ago, i accidently broke my bowl.....the problem is i dunno what the size of the stem is to replace it.....is there an accurate way to measure it?? i dont know what the size is, it didnt say (i bought it at a porn shop, so there wasnt much detail on them) and the guy didnt really say much except for the price and that it was good quality.....so i was wondering.....how can i possibly measure this soooo close so that i can get the right size??

i need to find out by 4/20 or by this friday.........

Thanks!

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Either use a ruler and just eye it, or tie a string around it to measure circumfrance, then use math skills to find the diameter.

Edit : Thats assuming you have a piece of the stem still intact to measure. If its a cheaper bong with rubber o rings and whatnot Ive only seen one downstem size. If it was glass on glass then its either 14.5 or 18mm

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yea, i was thinkin of usin a ruler but it does have a rubber o-ring, and it is GoG, so i guess theres only 2 sizes?? so if its closer to one then its probably for sure that size right??

im sorry if i sound newbish haha, ive never had to replace a bong bowl before.....and it the actual bowl, not the stem...it shattered right at the o-ring......it pissed me off/made me sad.....cuz a week earlier the downstem (the one the bowl goes in?) was broken by my friend but hes gonna buy a new one and promised a diffuser so thats cool, cuz he smokes out of it just as much as i do hahahaha

i thought they came in a whole range of sizes..........thanks for clearing that up....

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If it has an O-ring its not Glass on Glass, Glass on Glass is just blow or cut to fit exactly(roors, phx's etc are examples of GonG), whereas 'cheaper' bongs use rubber for the seal. As far I know theres only one size downstem for rubber oring bongs, atleast at my headshop.

I'd just go to a headshop and talk to them, if they say there is infact different sizes for rubber oring sealed bongs then you would have to clean the bong until its spotless(and I do mean spotless), and then bring it in and show them.

Edit: If the bowl/slide just slide in with no o ring it was probally just missing, but if theres orings anywhere on the slide or downstem its not a glass on glass.

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should be only 2 sizes. The regular size and oversized stems. Least thats what MJ tells me (my local smoke shop).

Best thing to do is clean a broken piece if shows the circular size and take it with you and say you need this size. Or look for a bong exactly like yours and say i bought one like that yada yada months ago and the stem broke i need one to fit that.

Payce :smoke:

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it fits fine w/o the oring, ive taken it off, idk why its on there ?? but i will probably clean it....and bing it in....or jus measure....either way, the oring was useless......stupid porn shops......

Thanks for the help guys, and the quick responses!!:cool:

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ok this thread helped a bit, cause i was wondering stem sizes myself, but i have one more question:
if, say, I was looking for an ashcatcher for a stem with an o-ring (not GonG obviously), would 14.5mm or 18mm work!? and secondly, or more appropriately firstly, how many non-GonG ashcatchers are out there eh

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