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EdsTnT solo stem?

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by cpxvapor, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. cpxvapor

    cpxvapor New Member

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    I was looking into this stem because i ended up buying a solo. Im just wondering how it is? Is it better than the stock stems?
  2. Curiousone

    Curiousone Well-Known Member

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    I found it makes the solo more portable because you don't have to worry about breaking the stem.

    Is it better than the stock stem? Well, that is a personal question. Only you can really answer that. I advise people to try it stock and see if you like it. If you feel the need for more airflow, then Ed's Wood stem or a PV stem would be helpful. Ed's stems are very nice (if you're into wooden items) and increase airflow in addition to adding durability...so it's up to you really

    hope this is somewhat helpful.
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  3. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    I use mine all the time and rarely use the glass any more.
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  4. as

    as Well-Known Member

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    just got mine and got to say i fucking love it
    i brake glass do you?
    eds stems are grate they look beautiful and will not brake
    not used glass stem in my solo ,well i still use my gong
    if i had a small wong i would not use glass for my solo
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  5. cpxvapor

    cpxvapor New Member

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    I think im going to end up buying it. They look to good not to put with the solo, especially the bog oak shorty with my black solo! Thanks for the input guys
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  6. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    @cpxvapor I think you will enjoy the piece bro! Sorry to say though I am all sold out of bog oak at the moment. I have some amazing pieces in Nicaraguan Cocobolo now. Also have a few African Blackwood that look great with the solo. Let me know its you when you order and I will get ya the sweetest piece of the bunch!

    Thanks for the input guys, @as and @stickstones I appreciate you both!
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  7. as

    as Well-Known Member

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    @cpxvapor i got a backwood for my black solo and it looks divine
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  8. joekar

    joekar Well-Known Member

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    I have the cocobolo for my black solo....Looks and works great..Thanks again Ed.
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  9. hd_rider

    hd_rider Well-Known Member

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    I have Ed's "Blackwood" stem for my solo and I have not used the glass stems since.

    It gives using the solo a more "organic" feel. The taste was somewhat different when I used the stem the first couple of times, but I suspect that difference is long gone now as the stem has been used quite a bit and surely has resin build-up to seal up the inside wood surfaces. :)

    One thing I really like about Ed's stem is that the screen is held in with a snap ring. To replace the screen, you will need a set of snap ring pliers in order to remove the snap ring. The screen then drops out easily and is replaceable with another 1/2-inch screen. You really can't "clean" the screen in place with ISO or anything as Ed tells you explicitly not to expose the wood to any water or solvents so replacing the screen at some point will be needed.

    I also modified my stem a bit, which was probably not needed, but I did it anyway. I wanted the notches in the stem to line up with the holes in the heating chamber. But once the stem is inserted you can't see either. Taking a closer look at the solo's heating chamber, I made a note how the four holes are aligned in relation to the buttons / control panel. I then used that reference to determine how the stem needed to be inserted so that the notches line up. I then installed a very small screw into the wooden part of the stem right above where it joins to the stainless-steel base. I, of course, pre-drilled the wood before putting in the screw so I would not split the wood. I now use this screw head to visually align the stem with the control panel. Like I said, I probably didn't need to do that, but it makes me feel better knowing that the heating chamber holes are not obstructed in any way. I can provide some pictures if you PM me your email address.

    You will be very happy with the Ed's stem.

    :bigleaf:
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  10. as

    as Well-Known Member

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    My screen is not held in or any thing ?it's the only thing I dislike about eds stem as it falls out all the time
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  11. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    @as sent you a PM bro, holla back at me.

    In the beginning some of the bushings had a really tight ID and didnt need the clip. All stems get clips now adays.
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  12. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    @as you know your eds stem fits in a 14mm gong joint.

    @hd_rider do you notice a real difference in air flow?
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  13. as

    as Well-Known Member

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    Yer i no just like the GonG for bongs would defiantly use the wood round friends houses with glass tho

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