Originally Posted by mattathayde
i basically do that just not push the foil down, but i also push the shit out of it when i pack it. i agree that the packing can be over stressed but there is a lot of issues that come about from not packing it well from my experiences
maybe not "pack the shit" out of it but give it a good press down. then make sure your holes are going thru the shisha not just the top layer, you want it to burn all the way to the bottom. hope it works out for you.