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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:16 AM
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Default New hookah breakin?

Hey all. Thought I would see what you all think about breaking in a new hookah. I am looking to get my first nice hookah (fell in love with the KM Al Zia but haven't found one in U.S. yet). Do you just jump right in, pack it up and smoke or do you do something else like a good cleaning? Maybe just a rinse?
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:22 AM
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i would do a good cleaning first. lemon juice baking soda warm water scrubbing... that sort of thing
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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:54 AM
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I would at least give it a good rinse to clear any dust or debre from packing and shiping... But is shouldn't hurt...I do know when I got my nammor hose It had a horrible plastic taste to it until I got a few smoke sessions through it... And make sure if the hoses is washable or not before washing it you could ruin a good hose that way.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:14 AM
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You should get a free KM brush with it. Brush it through and rinse it a few times. There's a weird gunk they put inside of it when they manufacture it, probably to prevent rust etc, and that needs to be cleaned off.

Other than that I think you're good to go, might want to swish some water around in the base and pour that out too.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:17 AM
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After you clean and dry it, rub every surface of the hookah down with your hands. The oil from your skin will naturally condition it to enhance the flavors of smoke. It's best to do this slowly while listening to some Marvin Gaye and standing in front of a window where your neighbors can see you.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:24 AM
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Awesome. Thanks guys... Now if I could just find it somewhere in stock!
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Old July 13th, 2009, 05:31 AM
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Al Zia II and Al Zia III are still available and Al Zia IV should be available later on tonight. Al Zia IV is deffo my fav.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: New hookah breakin?

Clean it out well, like someone else said there is some kind of coating on the inside.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: New hookah breakin?

I believe the coating is a polish residue. Bad stuff to inhale, could make you feel ill. So wash it out good. Make sure to get the ports and inside the purge. Also to make them purge better I would recommend changing the metal bb to a plastic airsoft bb. I did this with all of mine and it purges much better now. I agree to that you should rinse the bowl and the vase to get the dust and dirt that may have settled on the parts from storage.

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Old July 13th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Good scrub is a good idea.
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I always give it a proper clean, let it dry out and then give it another clean so i get all the gunk out
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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Al Zia II and Al Zia III are still available and Al Zia IV should be available later on tonight. Al Zia IV is deffo my fav.
Do you know I didn't even realize there were other models on there. Seems like the only difference between them is mostly the vase. For such a beautiful stem the vase seems a bit plain but the gold is nicer then the silver. Hate the blue. Looking forward to seeing the four later.
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clean it well and smoke it up

no real break in like a western type pipe or anything else.

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yea give a good wash then smoke youre barins out!
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Old July 13th, 2009, 06:56 PM
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You should welcome it into your family first, then let him know how much of a honor it will be to smoke out of him. Hookahs have feelings to. lol
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You should welcome it into your family first, then let him know how much of a honor it will be to smoke out of him. Hookahs have feelings to. lol
Well, the first night we slept together was a bit awkward seeing as how it was Chinese and all, but after that it was cool. Now with the Egyptian I don't know. Seems like it might be a bit harder to communicate!
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Eh? There are over a billion Chinese people on this planet. Sex should be something they're good at.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:23 PM
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baking soda lemon juice and warm water and scrub like a mad man that should do the trick
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Old July 14th, 2009, 12:53 AM
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Eh? There are over a billion Chinese people on this planet. Sex should be something they're good at.
Just meant because of the language gap...
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Just meant because of the language gap...
well in that case egyptian shouldn't be that bad, they all speak english as far as i can tell by the movies... lol
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well in that case egyptian shouldn't be that bad, they all speak english as far as i can tell by the movies... lol

not here in the middle east you cant understand a damn thing there sayin!
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