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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:18 PM
DaMann1987
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Cool Rubber taste coming from new hookah?

Hey,

I recently bought a new 10" hookah. I was really looking forward to trying it out, but now I am getting this strange taste coming from it - a rubbery taste. I know what it is from though, my hookah has a rubber nozel that fits into the bottom of the clay bowl at the top to help with air flow



and it has a rubber seal at base grommet.

(http://www.maharajahookah.com/images...kah-rubber.jpg).

Both of which smell really rubbery. It washed it with lemon, baking soda and warm water and scrubbed the rubber pieces. But it didn't help. Is there anything I can do about this to get rid of the rubber taste?




*added*

I actually haven't even attempted smoking through it yet. I have yet to even light anything on it. Because when I opened up the box I could instantly smell the rubber. And when I took off the glass base - the smell from the base grommet was just as powerful. I hooked up the hose and just took a few breaths through it to see if the taste would acompany the smell. And it did. It was at this point I washed it all.. but the smell still lingers. It is just cheap rubber you think?

Can I buy bowl grommets from smoke shops that sell hookah?

The bowl itself has about a 2 inch width.

Last edited by BIGPOPPA; April 29th, 2010 at 10:10 PM. Reason: illegal substance mentions
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