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Old March 8th, 2009, 12:20 AM
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So I just got my order from CH today, wasn't home when FedEx came by and it was raining. By the time I got home my box was kinda wet. Everything inside seemed dry enough, but I'm having a hell of a time getting my CH quicklights to light and burn well. Is there any way I can dry these out or am I screwed?

I see the back of the box says "MOISTURE SENSITIVE! poor & unproper storage will cause difficult lighting" Maybe these should be shrink wrapped before shipping to keep any moisture/humidity out of the box?
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Old March 8th, 2009, 01:55 AM
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id say it's no ones fault, since fedex has no idea whats in the box it is at their discretion to leave a bos if safe not if weather permits. maybe bake them on very low heat with the dooor open on the oven. or just air dry them then slap on the stove. either way i think you would prolly be good to go.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 01:58 AM
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another marked FedEx mess up... sorry about those coals... i would ask john..
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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:00 AM
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just let em sit for a couple days and they should be fine thats what i did when i spilled coke one mine
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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:05 AM
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let them roast in the sun for a day or something
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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:08 AM
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normally fed-ex doesn't leave a package unless you leave a note on the door. and if you left a note and it was raining then thats just sucks. ******* hookah coals are made from coconut shells, and there the best for re-using. just let them dry and they should be good. from my experience with coconut shell coals you can use then on a bowl, and if there still burning when your done, then just put them in water to put them out then dry them out. once there dry again there good to re-use and finish. i love coconut coals
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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:11 AM
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Yeah, I'm not blaming anyone but the weather on this one really. Just kinda sucks because I've only got 2 coco-naras left.

I put the box of coals on top of the baseboard heater in my room for now, hopefully that'll heat most of the moisture out of em. The natural light coals seem to be working a little bit better, but they're still kinda "off"
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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:13 AM
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normally fed-ex doesn't leave a package unless you leave a note on the door. and if you left a note and it was raining then thats just sucks.
They just leave stuff around here unless the package specifically asks for a signature. The UPS guy at least puts my boxes in a plastic bag when the weather is crappy.
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Yeah, I'm not blaming anyone but the weather on this one really. Just kinda sucks because I've only got 2 coco-naras left.

I put the box of coals on top of the baseboard heater in my room for now, hopefully that'll heat most of the moisture out of em. The natural light coals seem to be working a little bit better, but they're still kinda "off"
Just make sure the heater does not ignite them !
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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:31 AM
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it's only hot water baseboard heating, doesn't get hot enough to burn anything. Heck, it's barely efficient enough to heat the house.
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Still I would never leave them unattended. U never know, if they ever reach their flash point
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Old March 8th, 2009, 03:02 AM
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They're within arm's reach, and the fire extinguisher is too. I'll take 'em off before I go to bed though
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just let them all sit out on a table for a day. take them all out there box and lay them all flat down.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 04:45 AM
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ita rainig like hell, ive got some expenseive ass shisha coming to me so ive bean garding the door. sadly i cant be there all the time
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Default Re: moist coals?

o i was going to tell you airing them out would probably work but QLs dont like getting moisture in them. you will probably need to treat them like nats to light them (not as long on the stove but it will probably take a min or 2 on a stove to get them going properly
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Default Re: moist coals?

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They just leave stuff around here unless the package specifically asks for a signature. The UPS guy at least puts my boxes in a plastic bag when the weather is crappy.
Our fedex guy has left my package on 3 other doorsteps before. 1 of them vacant.


But this isn't about fedex. John knows how to handle those moisture issues. If it were me I'd just leave them out for a while.
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put them in rice or wrap some in paper towels
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Still I would never leave them unattended. U never know, if they ever reach their flash point
God damn. Do you heat your house with an open fire pit? It would be impossible to reach the flash point with a circulated water heating system. For that to happen the water inside would need to be vaporized and then super heated beyond it's heat capacity. Then and only then would you possibly reach the point of ignition. And before the coals could ever be concerned your house would be on fire. Also you may want to deal with the new form of energy you have discovered in your water heater.
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