Re: I wanna start.... but where at? *PICS*
unless there are breaks in the welds it looks like all it needs is some TLC and a bit of elbow grease. Clean her up and give her a shot. Grommets and a bowl are cheap and if it works well then you can invest in a tray and such. Heck, just for starters to try it out you can make a tray out of a potpie tin or some such device that you can recycle from a cheap dinner or just buy one at your local wallyworld. Then, if it doesn't work out for you you've only invested $20 or so. Still have plenty to buy a whole new hookah. If, on the other hand, it works well enough for you, you'll have plenty of moola left over for purchasing all the moassel and coals you'll need. Smoke happy.
Al Fakher Large Solid and a bowl of DM . . . life is good!