Re: ash in vortex bowl
It shouldn't be a health hazard as long as there is water in your base. The ash is normal as it will get through the holes and the suction will pull it through. If you want to reduce it ash your coals more often and use the tongs to brush the ash into the tray. But the ash wouldn't be a health hazard as it is pulled into water and once it gets into the water it won't come out unless you left your hookah sitting there for a long time and everything evaporated.