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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:26 PM
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So I bought a new hookah and I checked all the seals its all airtight but no bubbles when I take a hit you hear air sucking from the bowl but no bubbles I'm kinda confused on what it could be I am getting smoke but you got to suck pretty hard can someone help me Rly confessed I've been smoking hookah for 7 years nvr ran into this prob
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:31 PM
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You have to find where the air leak is. Set up the hookah as you normally would without the bowl. Cover the side of the side where the bowl goes with your hand and make sure it's airtight then draw through the hose. This should help you figure out where the problem is. Try this out and get back to us!
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:40 PM
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I did that there's no leak when I hit the hose it comes all from the bowl which is weird
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:46 PM
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So it is absolutely air tight? That would mean the problem is coming from the bowl. What kind of pipe, bowl and grommet are you using. Pictures would be best.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Check to see if the ball bearing in the purge is there and/or stuck
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:04 PM
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is the stem of the hookah in the water 1 inch - inch and half ? / make sure theres a ball bearing
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I'm going to guess that you packed the bowl way to tight. Thus creating no airflow resulting in no bubbling of the water.. try to make sure that the tobacco isn't packed in to tightly and that you have poked enough holes for proper airflow. I like to take the bowl and blow into the bottom of the bowl after it's been packed to ensure a good airflow.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Thank you guys I will post pics of the hookah later today it's a screw
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:05 PM
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did you remember to add water?
If everything is airtight, than this is the only plausible explanation..
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:56 PM
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did you remember to add water?
If everything is airtight, than this is the only plausible explanation..
I was trying really hard not to say that. But i'm glad somebody did haha
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Froyo too thick? Fudge ripple never bubbles for me.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Froyo too thick? Fudge ripple never bubbles for me.
Your doing it wrong then. You need to add Holland Quicklights.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Your doing it wrong then. You need to add Holland Quicklights.
Crumble them up in the Froyo? I didnt try that...
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:53 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTZ2...e_gdata_player
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Video is set as private, link don't work.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Try now
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM
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check where the down stem meets the stem. my personal opinion is you my be pulling from the leak so smoke going into the base without filtering through the water. Thats what I think it is.
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also when you pull. the water moves like if air is hitting it.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Do you have holes poked in the foil?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Take apart your hookah, post some pictures of it, as I am having a hard time seeing the downspout in the video you posted, which makes me wonder if there is one. If there isnt a downstem, or the downstem is not going into the water you wont get any bubbles, as the smoke will go straight from the shaft to the hose.

Watching the video a second time I am also not seeing any holes in the foil, which means no air is being pulled in, could be the bad angle or the coals blocking it, but just another theing I noticed. Once again break down the hookah, snap some pictures, including the bowl, foil used, how you packed the bowl, and hopefully we can give ya some advice.

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Do you have holes poked in the foil?
it thought the same, it also looks as if the water level is too high, the downstem should only be submerged an inch or so in the water.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: New hookah not bubbling

My friend had the same problem. Your water level is too high.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: New hookah not bubbling

definitely not knocking any of the answers provided here, but how would the water level affect the bubbling in the water? regardless of the water level, wouldn't the air still have to pass through the downstem through the water, thus providing air and thus, bubbles? I started off with a MYA Petite and had my days when i added too much water, and still, bubbles, even on that style of pipe with a common chamber. As I said, not knocking any suggestions provided, just wondering how that could happen
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definitely not knocking any of the answers provided here, but how would the water level affect the bubbling in the water? regardless of the water level, wouldn't the air still have to pass through the downstem through the water, thus providing air and thus, bubbles? I started off with a MYA Petite and had my days when i added too much water, and still, bubbles, even on that style of pipe with a common chamber. As I said, not knocking any suggestions provided, just wondering how that could happen
Neko from all of my experiances overfilling wouldnt cause it to stop bubbling, but if the downspout isnt reaching the water (underfilling) then you wont have any bubbles as the smoke isnt making contact with the water. My feeling is either A) The downspout isnt connected right/connected at all and it isnt reaching the water, or 2) There is no air flowing in (no holes in the foil) so there is nothing to bubble.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: New hookah not bubbling

it looked as if maybe the bowl was over packed from what i could see, as well as no holes in foil, but if youve smoked before then you know to poke holes. ive overpacked a egy bowl and the draw was like a thick milkshake until it cooked some off. maybe thats the issue since i saw some bubbles/airflow
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