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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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Default Water going up stem, wtf!

so right now i have a really cheap egyptian hookah, and i tried when i moved the bowl, to stick some more flavour in, the wholeashtray filled up with water taking out my coals, i had none left as i was in a freinds house .
why is this happening
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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

It's the purge valve, you have to clean it out. It can also be due to too much water in the vase. Hope this helps.

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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

Sounds like too much water in the base to me. try putting less in, it doesn't need to be filled to the top
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:13 AM
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It's the purge valve, you have to clean it out. It can also be due to too much water in the vase. Hope this helps.

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the only way for water to get up the stem is if your purging with a bad purge valve

im surprised you didnt kill your coals before you pulled the bowl off

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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

What do you mean "when i moved the bowl, to stick some more flavour in"? were you just unpacking the bowl? Did you blow into the hose to purge?
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

i did blow the first time it happened, but the second time i didnt even blow the hose. it just happened
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

Are you filling the base through te stem with water? lol, im just trying to picture what you are describing, the water in your house defies physics.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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lol no, the vase is not too full, and im filling it normally. the first time i tried to purge it and then when i was unpacking the bowl water started seeping out from the top under the bowl, but the second time i wasnt even purging it, i moved the bowl a lil and the water seeped out again
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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

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lol no, the vase is not too full, and im filling it normally. the first time i tried to purge it and then when i was unpacking the bowl water started seeping out from the top under the bowl, but the second time i wasnt even purging it, i moved the bowl a lil and the water seeped out again
It was prolly extra water from the first time you purged it, perhaps some water was still in the bowl and when you removed it a second time it came out.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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It was prolly extra water from the first time you purged it, perhaps some water was still in the bowl and when you removed it a second time it came out.
That's my answer.

Stuck purge valve.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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i think he's talking about the juices leaking from the tobacco...haha
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:22 PM
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when i smoked last night the purge value got stuck.. and it happened to me too.. it was a nut cracker
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Old May 26th, 2009, 06:52 PM
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when the purge gets stuck.. what dop you is simple and an old arabic trick Ive learned form a loungeowner in Jordan.. use ur tongs and just hit at the purge valve, on top it the valve, a few times while exhaling in the hose and the ball will start moving..
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not mine.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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when the purge gets stuck.. what dop you is simple and an old arabic trick Ive learned form a loungeowner in Jordan.. use ur tongs and just hit at the purge valve, on top it the valve, a few times while exhaling in the hose and the ball will start moving..
the first 2 times i read through this i thought u said TOUNGES not TONGES

damn dyslexia

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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:15 PM
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speaking of dyslexia..lol.. wtf has I written.. "what dop you is simple.." . I mean what you do ..
sometimes I write so quick on the keyboard my brain doesnt have time to respond.. I dont have dyslexia and my spelling is very good most times.. but I type to quick on the k-bord.. lol..
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:38 PM
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speaking of dyslexia..lol.. wtf has I written.. "what dop you is simple.." . I mean what you do ..
sometimes I write so quick on the keyboard my brain doesnt have time to respond.. I dont have dyslexia and my spelling is very good most times.. but I type to quick on the k-bord.. lol..
thats what happens when you are writing in a language that is not your mother tongue, now if only you could see my butchering of the little bit french i know

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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

Yeah, that happened to me before. Like many have already said, it's probably the purge valve. The ball bearing in mine got stuck. I went to purge the smoke and I blew really hard but nothing came out. Instead, water went all the way up to my bowl, and I heard a hissing sound as it got up to the coals. Needless to say my session was ruined;
wet tobacco + extinguished coals =
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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Yeah, that happened to me before. Like many have already said, it's probably the purge valve. The ball bearing in mine got stuck. I went to purge the smoke and I blew really hard but nothing came out. Instead, water went all the way up to my bowl, and I heard a hissing sound as it got up to the coals. Needless to say my session was ruined;
wet tobacco + extinguished coals =
its even worse when you get water up to the tobacco but you dont kill your coals, it tastes really horrid

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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:48 PM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

sounds like u had a ish load of water! weird to hear it travelin up ur stem

your rig must be a really small one?

empty ur vase and remove bowl and just blow in ur hose
air passages should be clear and smooth

i think u just added to much water or someone blew in the hoses while smoking
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Water going up stem, wtf!

when you put your stem in, make sure the bottom of the down stem is in the water about 1-2inches MAX! thats probably what your problem is
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