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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:26 AM
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OMG CATASTROPHE!

I had the electric charcoal on a mod bowl on my KM for about a half hour, was smoking fine (and it was only the second time I used it) when I got up to go to the bathroom and heard a clank noise, I thought it might have been my tongs falling or something but coming back I noticed the electric charcoal had split in half and was smoking in the tray, along with part of the mod bowl I had it on. The hot wire end of it was on my carpet too, smoking and even burnt some of it!

I don't know how this could have happened, the wire was properly grounded and everything, but holy crap, now I have to pick up the bits and pieces of ceramic that flew almost 3 feet from where the hookah was. DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!!!!
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

LOL what?! pics or it didnt happen
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:33 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

I tossed it, but I'm still finding bits, when it's cooled off a bit I'll try and get some
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

omg ...
sue the vendor for damages .. here they would have to pay for everything
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:50 AM
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sue the vendor for damages .. here they would have to pay for everything
lol

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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:52 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

Umm plz don't sue...I'm guessing you got it from Mahir from Nazar hookah? I guess if anything just let that lady from China know. She posts on the forum from time to time about her products. But be aware; she might not have the best grammar/english =P
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:11 AM
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Wow, thank god I never thought about buying this. Ill stick to charcoal, haha. I can see that thing catching fire or exploding though. It just doesn't look reliable to me.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:23 AM
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Umm plz don't sue...I'm guessing you got it from Mahir from Nazar hookah?
oh, didnt know its from mahir - so dont sue
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:35 AM
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No, I'd never think of suing. I'm just owing it to a new product that probably wasn't as well tested.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

Eek. And I was gonna buy two. I'm also thinking of making my own. Let's hope I'm not picking pieces of ceramic out of my face by the time I test it!
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Old May 19th, 2009, 05:13 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

As a North American consumer,one would think these things should pass ULC standards before being allowed into the countries. Bt the sounds of it, with all the problems i'm hearing of these "electronic" charcoals they probably haven't even been tested in there country of origin.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:28 AM
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If this is some Chinese lady, odds are it hasn't passed any certification or official testing.

Even many cheap products from Chinese factories that are bought by many but not from mainstream companies (and not carried in mainstream stores) don't go through any certification.

Regulation control in China has a lot of room for progress.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Ewwwww .... thought I'd buy one to be safer than coals around carpets and hardwood floors, but apparently they aren't ..... Not gonna buy !
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Old May 19th, 2009, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

If this is true, than finally HP saved me some money with not buying this stuff
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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

you think maybe the coal fell off the bowl and broke as it hit the tray?
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

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If this is true, than finally HP saved me some money with not buying this stuff
That is the whole point of sharing opinions here! I hate the fact that places will promote a product just to promote it .. even when they know it is shyt! I am sure more testing will develop from this product ... some have orders coming, so we will wait and see what the general conscientious is?
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:26 AM
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you think maybe the coal fell off the bowl and broke as it hit the tray?
I think sherlock holmes here might have point! If it was hot it would break very easily.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:55 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

do you have any pets?
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

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you think maybe the coal fell off the bowl and broke as it hit the tray?
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do you have any pets?

I bet it's the butler who did it
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

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That is the whole point of sharing opinions here! I hate the fact that places will promote a product just to promote it .. even when they know it is shyt! I am sure more testing will develop from this product ... some have orders coming, so we will wait and see what the general conscientious is?
Yeah. That's what is great in this community. We are not pledged to anyone, so you can read here only honest opinions about products Whit my post above i just wanted to point, that i always read here great reviews and recommendations and because of that i always have to order something
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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I bet it's the butler who did it
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Old May 19th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: My electric charcoal EXPLODED!

i dont understand how you guys buy untested heating devices.

luckily nothing bad happened...the whole electric coal seemed very unsafe from the start
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Damn dude you lucked out, esp with the carpet..did you have a wind cover on it or no?
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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:58 PM
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you think maybe the coal fell off the bowl and broke as it hit the tray?
I don't really see how it could have, since I had it in the middle of the bowl. Didn't have a wind cover on it either.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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One thing I noticed is that on the plug it comes with, the prongs don't have holes in them like most american AC plugs (it doesn't have a ground either). Does the fact that it lacks the holes do anything different, could it have been the cause of the problem? :O
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