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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:36 PM
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hey guys, i've been smoking for about five months now and I've encountered a little problem. After taking a few hits off my hookah, it becomes very difficult to pull. The smoke is still very smooth, but it feels like somethings plugging the hose. I took the whole hookah apart and everything seems fine, but the problem keeps coming back. It's been like this for about a week and it's very discouraging to myself and my little hookah group. Can anyone help?
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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: got a little problem

Could be a number of different things. Maybe something is plugging the hose port on the inside. Maybe your hose is not functioning properly. Try a few different things and see how it comes out.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:10 PM
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Default Re: got a little problem

It could also be your ball bearing if you have a hookah with a ball bearing, sometimes they leave the hole opened/ or closed/ and it makes the hookah either get to much air or not enough air and become hard to pull.

Also make sure you are not packing your bowl to tight and are leaving enough holes in the foil , air flow is needed or it will be hard to draw as well.

Um.... Make sure your stem is clean and free of blockages, and also make sure your hose is free of blockages.

I hope this helps you!
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: got a little problem

Well, you say it is ok at first and then it starts to pull hard? I am just going to throw this out there, maybe your bowl is getting clogged with tobacco? Try placing a few stems in the bottom of the bowl next time (over the holes, like twigs you would cover a hole with and then put leaves on, if that makes sense) and then put in your mu'essel, remember to sprinkle it in, don't pack it in.

My other guess would be, do you have an "auto seal" system? Maybe it is not functioning properly?

One other guess, do you put a lot of ice? is the ice above the water line, so when it melts the water level increases, therefore increasing your drag?
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Old October 27th, 2007, 12:08 AM
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Default Re: got a little problem

now that ive looked, im pretty sure the tobacco is clogging the little holes in the bottom of the bowl. The stem is completely clear, and my hose is fine (homemade from Lowe's). It's only done this with Starbuzz watermelon...and it dripped like hell into the vase. Maybe the tobacco was too thick.

In any case, I just ordered a medium Tangier's phunnel bowl with the Saclli mod so i don't think clogging will be a problem anymore.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: got a little problem

Yeah, I figured that is what was going on ... try my little tip next time instead of throwing the stems away, place a couple in the bottom of the bowl. They won't burn all the way at the bottom of the bowl and will help with the holes getting clogged.

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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:43 PM
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wow...the medium phunnel is alot bigger than it looked on mnhookah.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:02 PM
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Yeah, I just have a small phunnel and it suits me perfectly!
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Old October 29th, 2007, 07:21 PM
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I wonder what a large might look like...
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I wonder what a large might look like...
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 07:10 PM
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heh thats about right ron did you have a large laying around to take that picture or what?
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