Re: Cleaning Help
I'm having the same EXACT problem with my hookah. I'm guessing that our problem stems from inconsistent cleaning... some juices probably got stuck in the thread and solidified. I've yet to really try to get it off myself but I'm sure that I can get it off much like a lid on a jar of preserves.
I would try lightly tapping all around the base of the little thingy with the back of a butter knife or something similar to try and break the seal. Also, I've thought about trying to let it soak in some really hot water for a while and see if that would dissolve some of the stuff in there.
Again, I haven't tried this yet on my hookah but these things usually work for a tough jar of preserves.
If you have any success let me know!