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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:00 PM
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ok, got my new KM from ups today some of you may have seen the thread, its a beautiful custom KM tri metal with a orange hiroglific vase.
Base was Broken! sucks so bad i was looking foward to it so much. so i called thehookah.com and they are sending me a new one. so I put the heart of the lion on a big sahara vase. and it smoked like shit. idk why, it was my first time with a phunnel bowl so maybe it was the bowl set up. idk i figured by now id know how to pack a bowl, maybe im doing something wrong. idk. I also didnt have a wind cover big enough to fit so that could be it too... if there is anything you see here that I could have done wrong or a possible first time KM smoker mistake please point it out and give me some tips. Im so frustrated its rediculous.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Yea, that sucks. I had a hard time setting up my nour the first time i got it because i didnt have a windcover that would fit over my vortex. I recommend getting on of the Monster BFC's and making a DIY windcover, this made it much easier to dial in the amount of coals i needed and how to pack the shisha.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:23 PM
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you could make a vid on how u set up and pack your bowl. and we could correct you if you are doing something wrong
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:23 PM
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i had the same problem when i first started using my km. i have to do things a bit different i was use to a hookah with a more restricted draw and km pulls much easier. it would get harsh if i packed it the same try a bit less coal or smaller holes in your foil just mess with it a bit im sure u will get it and love ur km as much as everyone here does

sorry to hear about your luck on the base at least there sending u out a replacement


also a little more info other than "it smoked like shit" could help us figure out whats wrong

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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:26 PM
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you could make a vid on how u set up and pack your bowl. and we could correct you if you are doing something wrong
I think this would be a great thing to start encouraging on the forums. Newer people will show us how they pack and set up ect, and then us members help them out by telling them what they are doing wrong.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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I think this would be a great thing to start encouraging on the forums. Newer people will show us how they pack and set up ect, and then us members help them out by telling them what they are doing wrong.
+1 that will be sweet id everyone started doing that
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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lol, Im not sure if id be comfortable doing a search for "packing videos" if I was new
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:42 PM
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how did it smoke like shit, too little smoke? harsh? maybe you over packed or under packed, packed the tobacco too tight, too few/too many holes, too much coal, not enough....all about finding the right combination and then you can do this blindfolded!
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:46 PM
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lol, Im not sure if id be comfortable doing a search for "packing videos" if I was new
"comfortable"? You shy? Embarrassed?

Anyways, It has nothing to do with the KM itself. Theres probably something wrong with the packing of the bowl or the heat management...
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:47 PM
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"comfortable"? You shy? Embarrassed?

Anyways, It has nothing to do with the KM itself. Theres probably something wrong with the packing of the bowl or the heat management...
i dnt think he got the joke lol
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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hahah i wouldn't film a packing video myself...i already know how to do that
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:19 PM
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i dnt think he got the joke lol
Joke Fail....
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:45 PM
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:24 AM
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That was one bad ass base. I hope you get the same one back.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 02:36 AM
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Old May 21st, 2009, 07:43 AM
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Man that is an awesome vase. Good thing you got this taken care of bud. I hope it will serve you well

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Old May 21st, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Man that is an awesome vase. Good thing you got this taken care of bud. I hope it will serve you well

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yah i thought it was a sick vase.

as for the smoke it was nothing.. I packed it loosly. at first I thought it was the shisha cause i dont normally smoke nahkla so I packed another bowl with Hookah Hookah, and there was barly any smoke.. prob a wind cover issue. I Hope! gunna try again tonight but with a vortex bowl ( I usually smoke out of a vortex) just to make sure everythings cool.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:05 PM
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yah i thought it was a sick vase.

as for the smoke it was nothing.. I packed it loosly. at first I thought it was the shisha cause i dont normally smoke nahkla so I packed another bowl with Hookah Hookah, and there was barly any smoke.. prob a wind cover issue. I Hope! gunna try again tonight but with a vortex bowl ( I usually smoke out of a vortex) just to make sure everythings cool.
all the seals working right since its a new rig and you were mix/matching the stem vase?

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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:27 PM
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all the seals working right since its a new rig and you were mix/matching the stem vase?

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yah i had no choice the base they sent was broken i had no choice but to use my shahara vase. its a huge dish vase. it was that or wait for the new vase to come but c'mon that def was not an option I was to anxious to wait
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:33 PM
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I was just reading a thread "what bowl to get" and everyone seems to say get small or mini phunnel... the one that i got yesterday and smoked out of was a Havana moassel and the thing is HUGE so idk if that coulda been the issue?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:42 PM
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meh, vortex is better anyway, but I haven't heard good things about the havana bowl, although from what i gather most people just hve trouble fitting it on their hookahs due to the large diameter of the opening.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Dude that's the THIRD of those vases that I've known that's cracked. There's gotta be something wrong in the manufacturing of them
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:59 PM
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A new bowl always has a learning poeriod to figure out what kind of heat capacity the material has and what you need to do with your coals to make it smoke right. It's a lot like smoking a new tobacco. IT takes time and a little practice. I do think that the new rig may have been part of the issue as the increased airflow might have pushed your setup a little toward the hot end of things and burnt a bit. Frankly when I got my KM I had only smoked on a generic Egyptian and a Nour Syrian so the draw was a change but I never had an issue.

When I first got my Tangiers funnel I did have a trial and error period similar to my first time with a hookah or my first time with the vortex later on.

Just keep at it but don't get discouraged.
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Dude that's the THIRD of those vases that I've known that's cracked. There's gotta be something wrong in the manufacturing of them
Sounds like an unpleasant trend. It may just be a thin walled vase which is sad considering it looks so boss.
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Yep....that vase is weak!!!!!!!!!!!


I had the same one but with red paint...bad ass but ya gotta treat it like delicate china.
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