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Cheap downstem?

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Magic9, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    I have a 10in. HVY straight tube that I was cleaning up for Super Bowl Sunday. Dropped the d/s right into the sink. I think I found the one I need.

    http://www.brotherswithglass.com/HVY_Glass_Replacement_Downstem_p/bwg-hvyds2.htm

    Problem is, I'm too cheap to drop $25+ on it. The piece itself was only around $50. I know GBD offers a free one, but I don't want to order only a free d/s and nothing else. I'd feel like an ass.

    I even checked ebay, but they didn't see anything that small (4in overall/ 2.5in from joint).

    Appreciate any help.
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  3. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    Much better prices, but even his smallest is just a tad too big. I wonder if he'll do a custom one.
  4. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Green Buddah = Chinese glass middleman he doesn't do custom orders. Why not order a j hook and/or some k clips with the downstem from GBD?
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  5. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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  6. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Stick a pencil in your piece and mark it where you want it to end, then measure.
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  8. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I honestly wouldn't feel bad about it. There's a reason they offer it: marketing!
    If you get a free downstem and tell your friends that it turned out well, that's free word-of-mouth for GBD.

    IMO it's not like they offer a FC discount, so might as well take 'em up on it!
  9. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    I shot them an email to see if they could make one in that size. I figure for the price I could order an extra one or two. Still cheaper than the stock one.

    Edit* Next time, stemless lol. Is there an adapter I could use so I could use a longer d/s? A sort of "high profile" maybe?
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    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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  11. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I have a slitted downstem with the same kind of tiny thick hole at the end. Works purty well :-)
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  12. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    The Ebay downstems got here. Decent quality. A little variation between the two of them and gets a little messy at the bottom. IMO, well worth the price.

    Only issue is, it kind of sits off to the side in my tube so it clinks. I think it's just the way the tube is made. I'm going to message the guy and see if I can get one that is 2". If he can, I'll get one that doesn't clink and grab one of the fancy looking ones for $12.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Downstem-Do...179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20dd4eeb03


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    EDIT* Could I just use an 18m/18f adapter as a spacer? K clip to hold d/s to adapter?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/18MM-MALE-1...d=100005&prg=1088&rk=1&rkt=4&sd=141131681780&
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
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