Egyptian Hookah Base Sizes and Description
These are replacement glass bases for our Egyptian Hookahs but will fit most other hookahs of comparable size. These high quality traditional "bell style" hookah bases are hand-made in Egypt and are available in several sizes in both a "plain" color and a "painted" color with silver decorations.
If you are ordering this base for a hookah that is not one of our Egyptian Hookahs, please make sure to measure the diameter of your hookah's base grommet along with the length of your downstem to ensure that there is enough room for your hookah stem to fit snugly.
Note: Egyptian hookah glass bases are made by hand and therefore the diameter of the opening my vary slightly by a few centimeters from base to base. The replacement base that you receive may not fit your hookah shaft exactly. There are a few tricks you can do, however, that can make your hookah shaft fit more securely on the base:
If the opening on the base you receive is slightly too wide and your hookah stem leans to one side, you can correct this by affixing electrical tape around the hookah shaft. This is explained in further detail in our Hookah Love Blog Hookah 101 – Zen and Art of Hookah Maintenance.
If the base opening is slightly too small, we recommend wetting or applying lubricant to the base grommet and “twisting” the hookah stem into the hookah base. Boiling the rubber base grommet in hot water will soften the rubber as well so it will fit into the base more easily.
Tiny: The tiny base is for our Egyptian Scarab Hookah and our Egyptian Furat Hookah. It measures 7 inches in height and the diameter of the opening is 1.25 - 1.3inches.
Small: The small base is for our Egyptian Nile Hookah. It measures 8 inches in height and the diameter of the opening is 1.38 - 1.4inches.
Medium: The medium base is for our Egyptian Sphinx Hookah. It measures 11inches in height and the diameter of the opening is 1.5 to 1.6 inches.
Large: The large base is for our Egyptian Pharaoh and King Tut hookahs. It measures 12inches in height and the diameter of the opening is 1.8 -1.87inches.
If you're unsure which replacement base you will need please don't hesitate to contact us via email or call us toll free at 1-866-HOOKAHS.