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Old June 23rd, 2009, 05:34 AM
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I have a couple hoses at home that I use regularly to smoke my hookah, but I have washed each of them at least once. Will this cause it to rust badly or just effect it a bit. Because if it's even bad washing it once, I'll be throwing them out.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 05:39 AM
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It all depends if its washable.

If it IS washable, there's obviously no problem, because the "interior" of the hose is pure rubber..

If it isnt washable, there will be small metal-threads all around the inside, and it will most likely rust.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 05:46 AM
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Well I bought the set for about $25 so im guessing that the hose wont be washable, im not sure how to figure out if it's washable or non-washable would the hose feel different or something like that, and also when it rusts and your pulling in drags from the hookah will you taste a change or anything like that?
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:31 AM
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#Emre

You will not only taste the difference, but also feel it, since small particles of rust will come with the smoke, when you pull..

Try to blow hard in the hose and hold your hand at the other end, then you can feel if shit is comming out.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 10:55 AM
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Your hoses are not washable. If a company is selling washable hoses then they are very happy to announce it because they can charge more and they are a fast selling product. The majority of hoses I own are washable.

If you want confirmation then you can post pictures but it's almost a promise.

I would get rid of your now rusting hoses. All metal coil hoses will eventually degrade but running water through them speeds up this process. It is only a matter of time until the rust begins to flake off and you are getting noticeable chunks in your mouth. What is really scary is that there is a lot coming off that is not noticeable. Personally I don't want to inhale rust.

I suggest gutting one of them rather than just throwing them away and making a DIY home depot washable. There are a few guides you can find in the forums that will tell you exactly how to do it. It can at least be a temporary hose until you get a new one.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Hose Concern

I say go ahead and get yourself a new washable hose, they're nice because once there's some flavor ghosting in it, if you don't enjoy that, you can just wash it out and start fresh. They also have an incredible easy pull, though sometimes it's nice to have a bit of resistance depending on the flavor you're smoking.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Hookah smoke is very humid and will cause nonwashable hoses to rust and deteriorate. Even if you didn't run water through them, they are probably rusting.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 04:42 PM
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Alright thanks for that everyone, I'll get my hose and blow in it and see if particles come out and I'll be getting a washable one as soon as possible, it sounds pretty cool.
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