Re: Hard to Pull
I'm going to say start simple. I always say first pull on the hose removed from the hookah but you have that settled.
Next time this happens (being very carful) remove the coals, put them in your tray. carfully remove the boal and put it foil side down on something that wont melt or burn like a plate or if you have somehting you use to bring the coals to the hookah.
with the bowl over turned, use the poking took attached to your tongs and run it though the holes of the bowl a few times each hole gingerly. replace the bowl and smoke. If that worked then you over packed.
If not break it down and check the parts. Look down the stem, check the hose port and so on.
get back to u when you can.