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ZionM

Mac09

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The only piece from TRWW is the mouthpiece. The stem is a stock RBT stem. I used 3mm beads that you can get anywhere that they sell lab grade equipment (often times advertised as boiling beads, just make sure they are borosilicate). To not have them fall through the mouthpiece I have a screen.
Where do you buy your beads from? Everywhere I have looked they are crazy expensive
 
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SquirrelMaster

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Where do you buy your beads from? Everywhere I have looked they are crazy expensive
Are you in the US? Amazon.com has listings come and go for borosilicate beads so you may need to check up periodically. I chose non-china made beads (US or EU manufacturered) because I don't trust many of these China based sellers that don't have certification backing up their claimed borosilicate specs. With that said, even if they're soda lime beads they should be fine.


3mm are the most expensive and work better for heating purposes imo so if you're cooling vapor you could jump up in size. I have 4mm Kimble Kimax Boro beads and I use them in nearly every stem I own without issue. 5mm or 6mm would be easier to clean and won't glue together like smaller beads if they get really filthy. I don't let my stems go that far so they never get quite so dirty but the 6mm (I received some with my Nomad 2) are definitely easier to clean. A small strainer or tea leaf holder is a life saver if you need to dump the stem otherwise my glass stem with glass beads held by screens gets a good ISO soak, water rinse and then blow dry clean.
 

Mac09

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Are you in the US? Amazon.com has listings come and go for borosilicate beads so you may need to check up periodically. I chose non-china made beads (US or EU manufacturered) because I don't trust many of these China based sellers that don't have certification backing up their claimed borosilicate specs. With that said, even if they're soda lime beads they should be fine.


3mm are the most expensive and work better for heating purposes imo so if you're cooling vapor you could jump up in size. I have 4mm Kimble Kimax Boro beads and I use them in nearly every stem I own without issue. 5mm or 6mm would be easier to clean and won't glue together like smaller beads if they get really filthy. I don't let my stems go that far so they never get quite so dirty but the 6mm (I received some with my Nomad 2) are definitely easier to clean. A small strainer or tea leaf holder is a life saver if you need to dump the stem otherwise my glass stem with glass beads held by screens gets a good ISO soak, water rinse and then blow dry clean.
I am in Canada. Thanks for all the information 🙂
 

Zillacon

Active Member
Happy Saturday from the East Coast US to all my Vape friends.

Yesterday I received my Glass&Ball stem from @deg99_ at MillikenWoodWorks...and this thing rocks. A bit expensive for a stem, but the craftsmanship justifies it. It is glass stem filled with beads and wrapped in Bocote (lighter than my ZionM but Idc).

My ZionM never leaves my desk and so I wanted something more ornamental, so fitting in the stash port was not a concern. I am just so pleasantly surprised at the amount of cooling it does.
 

Zillacon

Active Member
How do you keep the balls in the end without the mp? Also how do you keep the screen on the end of the mp?
A flat screen sits at the end where there is no mouth piece. I elbow pack when I use this stem.

The screen on the MP side is kept in place by the pressure of the balls against it.

Edit: BALLS
 
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Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAAA
PSA shorter size is available:
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Stonedbadger

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PSA shorter size is available:
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I love the look of these stems, shipping to Australia at the moment is crazy, if anyone is up for splitting shipping that would be nice
 
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