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Old School Grommets?

Discussion in 'Glass' started by FUnhouse, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. FUnhouse

    FUnhouse Well-Known Member

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    So This is long shot but what the hell .

    I have an old Graphix bong that I have has for 20 +years .
    More than ten years ago the grommet that held the down stem wore out .

    I have no Idea why I have hung on to it this long .


    I was wondering if any of the great folks here on FC have ever seen one or had any idea where I could find one ?
    Every thing I see online needs to be custom made and in large lots .
    Below are links a few pix of the grommet .
    It would be great to get this old thing working .
    Thanks !

    http://imgur.com/BW1SQl3
    http://imgur.com/2McZWEJ
    http://imgur.com/oVU4rMW
     
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  2. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Deviant fetish sex

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    I recognise those. They are still commonly used in most bongs that they sell at the local sex / weed stores.
    Shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement if you go and buy a cheap bong that has the one that you need.
     
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  3. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    You could probably use a rubber grommet made to protect wiring from a metal panel they come in various sizes and thickness for different size wires. Would be a cheap fix that way.
     
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  4. FUnhouse

    FUnhouse Well-Known Member

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    Actually I have tried a bunch of head shops here in LA over the years and have not been able to find anything .
    Well I searched a few years ago .....

    @Puffers
    Ill have to check that out I have searched online without much luck ...
     
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  5. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    Wish I had the manufacturer or a part number but i don't use have to buy then very often and all the info is worn off. I would check at an electrical, HVAC, industrial (Grainger) supply distributor or similar if you can't find em at a local hardware store.

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    With the bottom one that has the pin hole in the middle you could cut the down stem size in the thinner rubber. Good luck man.
     
  6. FUnhouse

    FUnhouse Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Puffers. I will have to check it out.
    Do you think I will be able to buy one or two or will I need to get 100 at a distributor ?
    It may be hard to cut a round one . It's an oval. But that could work.
     
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  7. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Well-Known Member

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    The old one is so warped it's impossible to tell the inside diameter. That said, I've never seen more than one size of those things:

    http://www.everyonedoesit.com/onlin...mmet-for-downpipe---yo-yo.cfm?iProductID=4387

    http://www.shivaonline.co.uk/shop/bong_accessories/bong_grommets/products/rubber_bong_grommet.html

    I guess you can't find those in the U.S. anymore because you guys are way more sophisticated when it comes to water tools than we over here are ;)

    EDIT: googled Graphix, i am pretty sure it's one of those. That said, are you really using the same acrylic bong since 20 years? You may want to take a look in the "cheap glass" thread in here :D
     
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  8. FUnhouse

    FUnhouse Well-Known Member

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    Actually it glass . Graphix was a big glass maker back in the day at least out here in LA .
    And I have not used it in around 15 years . I just keep dragging it around with me . I found it yesterday a thought it might be nice to get it running again !

    Modnote: Fixed quote tags.
     
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  9. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I found some on a website I know nothing about ; TOOHOTGLASS.com they are called old school grommets 50 cents apiece.
     
  10. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Edit; Also available on amazon with the search term 'downstem grommets'.
     
  11. FUnhouse

    FUnhouse Well-Known Member

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    @RUDE BOY
    Thanks man , But i only find
    Rubber Grommet for Female Down Stem
    on that site .
    Do you happen to have a link?
    Thanks.

    Actually the ones on amazon and this ones I found on TOOHOTGLASS.com are round .
    These are oval shaped . And a bit different . I have taken it in to hardware stores and Head shops over the years and no one can find one .
    They sort of look like http://www.customrubbercorp.com/rubber-grommets/oval-grommet-with-angled-id.htm
    But they are custom . and I contacted this company to see if they had any ..Haven't heard back .
     
  12. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure it's the round ones, you just stretch them into an oval shape. After 10 years you can't really expect the rubber to return to its original shape.
     
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  13. FUnhouse

    FUnhouse Well-Known Member

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    @Herr_Dampf
    I never tried stretching them .
    I am pretty sure they had them custom made a long time ago.
    And its been sitting for at least 10 years. I replaced it when the grommet went bad but never could get rid of it .
     

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