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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Default How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

Hey, I have been smoking hookah for four years and going now but I still have not found a really effective way to clean out a "unwashable hookah". I had previously been using wooden hoses but the wood starts to crack after a while under the hot water. Everytime I wash my hoses I see tons of ash and brown much come out and I have recently ordered a KM which comes with a "unwashable" hose. Any advice would greatly help. Thanks.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

I've been wondering the same thing. I have a Classic Egyptian Sheik hose from Social Smoke. Even though it is still too new tro have problems (yet) I would like to get a heads up before it does.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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i have heard folks running compressed air pressure through them.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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i run compressed air thru mine to blow the water out when i rinse mine out
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

I am NOT a fan, I repeat NOT a fan of washing any hoses!!!

Just blow the smoke out of the hose immediately after you are finished smoking. tada!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

There is the air compressor method.

Or there is the beat the crap out of it method and then blow the loosened up stuff out. This method is a "rinse and repeat" method. Meaning you do it repeatedly until the desired effect is achieved.
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I agee with sambooka in that I prefer not to wash any of my hoses, even my razan I have never washed.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:40 PM
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im going to do the home made clear hose thing next week or so i love my black hoses but i like clean hoses more
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how about using a vaccum cleaner?
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:13 PM
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tough call man....do the best thing and get yourself a garden hose or whatever from the hardware store and glue the hose end parts into that...there was a thread by pixelz or some other girl...rele good thread cnt wait to check tht one out
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im going to do the home made clear hose thing next week or so i love my black hoses but i like clean hoses more
This is my plan. Soon as I can I'm ordering tips and making my own. I don't like not knowing what's lurking in the hose.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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An washable (unless it's the old fashioned all leather kind you can't buy in the West) is prone to rot, rust and microbial nastiness which makes them unsafe to use and since they taint the taste of what ever your smoking after a few using you are far better off with washable or disposable hoses.
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I agee with sambooka in that I prefer not to wash any of my hoses, even my razan I have never washed.
Me either ... I just don't understand why people wash hoses ... it is like washing a wooden spoon with soap! You just don't do it! It is "seasoned" to perfection over time.

I have said it a million times, but I guess I can take the time to type it up once more ..

I have a bunch of hoses, KM, Nammor, MYA, and el cheapos!

My green KM hose is for straight mint or mint and fruit combos.
My red KM hose is for berry flavors
My brown MYA hose is for coffee flavors
My cool looking black hose with wooden handles that I got from SSC for $3 is for my Double Apple
My el cheapo black hoses are for any flavor, they are completely plastic and don't retain flavor, but if they did I would rinse them. They get used on my community party hookah with friends at bonfires and partys.
I have another hose I got for like $3 is for Chocolate / Mint
etc. etc. etc ....

Point is .. you can get cheap hoses and designate them for multiple flavors of the same distinct taste. Hell, if you only smoke 5 flavors, buy 5 hoses and designate them for each of the flavors. You can buy $15 worth of hoses (5 hoses) from SSC
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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This is my plan. Soon as I can I'm ordering tips and making my own. I don't like not knowing what's lurking in the hose.
RRR THEIR B PIRATES IN THERE lmao nah but homade hoses do rock and really their is not a point to washing a hose. and never ever run water through an unwashable hose after that the hose will be F$&*ed trust me
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Old June 10th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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RRR THEIR B PIRATES IN THERE lmao nah but homade hoses do rock and really their is not a point to washing a hose. and never ever run water through an unwashable hose after that the hose will be F$&*ed trust me
I really like the idea of being able to see the smoke coming through, of being able to keep a tip I really like and just replace the hose, and to be able to see how long it takes to gunk up a hose not to mention to be able to see, in real time, which brands/flavors gunk one up faster. Hmmm, bet I could find some little led's (or those glowing necklace things) to put in the hose if I really wanted to, the smoke would look amazing.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

ya unwashable hoses suck if you dont keep up on making sure they are blown out but like Hajo said the modern cheapo ones rot still.

i dont really wash my hoses, cant remember the last time i washed my nammors other than when i got my last new one. i have one i smoke chocomint out of then the other flavors i use in another hose because nothing else seems to ghost to much. how ever i know that if i smoked one flavor out of the same hose the flavor would get stronger (my chocomint hose i can pull on w/o it on a hookah and get almost full flavor)

when i get my new rig in aug i am going to buy 2 more hoses so i have a total of 5 nammors: choco mint, DA, mint maybe, general fruit, and heavy flavors, i will use the heavy flavor hose for my extra hose when people come over
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

there is a veido of a guy on the net who has made this thing he calls a hose dusch cleans well but dosent help with the drying issue. But all i can say is dont wash your km hose mine has never stop spitting crap out of it since always getting rust on my tounge. I use a inflatable matress pump cause of its high volume air flow. just my 2 cents.
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Or there is the beat the crap out of it method and then blow the loosened up stuff out. This method is a "rinse and repeat" method. Meaning you do it repeatedly until the desired effect is achieved.
LMAO that's classic...I would try the tip where you blow the smoke out of the hose after you finish smoking, and then if it becomes a problem, try the compressed air method, and if that fails then try beating the crap out of it
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

take them to bed with you and give em a good dutch oven. That should make the bead stuff fall out.
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Default Re: How to Clean an Unwashable Hose

i took an electro-air pump off of one of my friends when he wanted to toss out his air mattress, i just let it blow through my KM hose for several mins after a session. It's been workin pretty good - had the hose for about 2 months now...
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I learned the hard way with my first hookah years ago that you NEVER wash an unwashable hose even if you think you are gonna dry it immediatly after you put water in it.

Stick to Sam's method and just buy a couple hoses for each flavor.
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take them to bed with you and give em a good dutch oven. That should make the bead stuff fall out.
make sure you have a curry as well.
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i just use an industrial air compressor, take my hoses to work and run 700psi through it.
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does washable hoses just dry out or can you leave them outside ?
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Thanks for the info guys, I guess I'll just blow it out like sambooka said and use an air compressor every couple smoking session, thanks for all the replies.
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