Re: Purging a 3 hose hookah?
I had this same problem with my old hookah. I took the ball bearing out of one of the hoses (also bolted in, i ripped it out with a screw driver..). That became the master hose. I then marked off one of the hose ports as a purge only port (making it a two hose), and left the other one alone. So, I always had the master hose, my asshole friends could never remember to cover it, the other hose was functional, and when i purged through the master, i didn't have to worry about smoke coming out of the other hose. Really more trouble than it was worth, i just bought a quality one hose mya.