Re: Used Hookah inspection!!
Always place your hand over the bowl and inhale to check a tight seal. Also look for shoddy welds on the stem and rust/corosion on the ball bearings. Unscrew and examine each port separately, and probably most importantly check with the owner to see if he had any little tricks for smoking it. Most hookahs have character flaws, things such as one hose pulling harder or a tilt in the stem - the owner probably knows about these things, so definitely ask.