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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:31 PM
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Default what i pulled out of my downstem

this came out while cleaing my pipe


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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:41 PM
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yup dont worry its happened to a lot of people. Happened to me maybe 3 weeks ago. In the manufacturing process I guess they added an excess of some adhesive and it dripped down to dry..it usually breaks away when you clean it with a brush
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: what i pulled out of my downstem

factory made stuff ftw. well if you get one thats hand made then you get pieces of metal to inhale heh
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: what i pulled out of my downstem

Shane, it should be ok, in the future, Always clean your hookah Before you use it the first time

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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: what i pulled out of my downstem

yea i smoked a few weeks ago from that hookah and i went to clean it the other day and i got that. plus i lost my cleaning brushes
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: what i pulled out of my downstem

This is funny... this actually came out of my downstem a few weeks ago as well. I was gonna make a post on it sooner or later, but I guess you beat me to it! I had always seen that unknown thing in my downstem, and always wondered what it was for... oh well, it's obviously nothing...
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:55 PM
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That happens with MYA's... I dunno why
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Sure makes you feel good about what you are heating up and smoking huh. Handmade hookahs are the way to go
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: what i pulled out of my downstem

The same happened to me. No big deal it came out easily.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 12:15 AM
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Sure makes you feel good about what you are heating up and smoking huh. Handmade hookahs are the way to go
And what exactly are you implying? This mysterious object in Mya downstems is obviously nothing, like others have said, so what's the big deal Saying that hand made hookahs are better is your own opinion, but has nothing to do with the topic of this unknown object. As far as I can tell, this "thing" is nothing to worry about and it doesn't affect anything that has to do with the hookah experience at all.(speaking from experience)
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Old November 30th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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those used to freak me out when they would come out of my hookah so i would try to light them on fire
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:35 PM
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I dont know if that stuff is dried residue from forming the sheetmetal to make those MYA stems.... or if they supposed to be some sort of protective coating?

Both of my MYAs shed that strange "tapeworm".... or pieces of it after a few washings.

Im thinking that its a good thing that stuff is gone....
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: what i pulled out of my downstem

Well hey,
At least you didn't wake up one morning and find it up your ass crack lol

It looks like a strip of metal used ot melt down and plate something else.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 05:12 PM
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That stuff is just a plastic residue that coats the inside of various steel products and is intended to prevent rust while it is awaiting it's final sale and/or serve as a releasing agent during the production process. Some of the bottling equipment I deal with has that sort of stuff in it and we run a special solution under pressure to get rid of it before using the equipment for food processing.

The stuff is actually difficult to get out without a good hose brush and a lot of hot water. If you buy a Chinese rig you best scrub the interior until you get it all out because you don't want to inhale smoldering plastics. Plan on spending quite awhile to get it out.

I've never seen that sort of thing in a rig made outside of China.
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