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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:46 PM
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Default whats the point on purging?

Hey everybody, well i recently picked up a mya acrylic 3 hose hookah, and it is major fun. Thanks for everybody who helped me choose!

Now as i am a complete noob, i have a very noobish question. I know there is a purge valve, but whats the point of using it? what does purging do? is it necessary?

Thanks everybody!
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

When the smoke gets harsh, you can purge to get rid of the harsh smoke in the base. So that way, after you move/remove the coals to stop the shisha from burning, all the smoke that's in the base that's still harsh can be removed before your next puff.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

purging clears harsh smoke in the base.. also if the smoke has been sitting in the vase for a while you can purge it so ur not getting stale smoke.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

It gets rid of the harsh/stale smoke in your base. A purge valve isn't really necessary but it is handy if you have a hookah that the valve actually works on.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

oh, wow that would come in handy haha, thanks! (i did not even think about stale smoke haha)
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:26 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

Since its a Mya can you even use the purge because most myas with multiple hoses have the auto seal preventing you from purging lol... i may be wrong lol.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:47 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

Gotta be careful with Myas, you can shoot water up the stem if you purge too hard.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:51 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

I agree, don't try to purge with a MYA. You might ruin your bowl.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 02:25 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

remove stale smoke
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 03:09 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

Go ahead and purge with the mya, just make sure your boys/girls aren't covering all the hoses if you don't have a purge valve. Also make sure you keep that autoseal clean so it doesn't stick and base water ruins your bowl.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

just dont purge like a champ and you'll be fine - blow the smoke out, dont eradicate it with a mighty wind.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

Purging with a mya is fine... All of my multiple hose myas have the auto seal where the hose is... basically it wont let u purge... ehh lol someone get a diagram lol
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

yeah....purging with autoseal = fail. the autoseal is there so air can't go that direction....so unless your auto seal fails....your purging abilities will
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

if the flavour goes a bit nasty just purge and it will go back to normal
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

Purging isn't necessary. It's handy but not a must. One of my hookahs is a mya acrylic and it has a purge valve. It doesn't purge well but it's there. I still really like the hookah because its so versatile in other ways. Honestly, I go through most sessions without having to purge at all. Mnage your heat well and there is no need. If your smoke does get way harsh you can just move the coals around and clear the smoke in the base without taking it into your lungs with small cigar or pipe style puffs. However, If your smoke is getting this harsh you are doing something very wrong.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

well i figured with auto seal trying to purge would be pointless, so i switched in one of the hose adapters without a bearing. when i tried to purge it blew just a little top layer of smoke off haha, oh well.
Thanks for the help!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

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Purging isn't necessary. It's handy but not a must. One of my hookahs is a mya acrylic and it has a purge valve. It doesn't purge well but it's there. I still really like the hookah because its so versatile in other ways. Honestly, I go through most sessions without having to purge at all. Mnage your heat well and there is no need. If your smoke does get way harsh you can just move the coals around and clear the smoke in the base without taking it into your lungs with small cigar or pipe style puffs. However, If your smoke is getting this harsh you are doing something very wrong.
+1 I dont purge much either.
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

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I agree, don't try to purge with a MYA. You might ruin your bowl.
DO purge, just be gentle, otherwise yeah, go ahead and listen to the sizzle
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Default Re: whats the point on purging?

You like the hookah... nows the time to buy a newer fancier hookah and become one of us!

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