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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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So I was smoking al-waha mint (very nice btw) when suddenly I couldn't inhale so easily as I was doing before.
I checked the hose, started blowing hard to get the shisha out of the holes and even punch more holes on the foil, nothing seemed to work, so I dissambled the bowl and notice little pieces of shisha stuck on the holes.

You guys know any trick to fix this while smoking? is a pain in the ass to finnish the session after 15 minutes because of this...
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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Hi Wally,

* Did you pack below the rim of your bowl? It should be packed like 1/8" below the rim to account for shisha expansion when heated/

* Did you make the foil tight enough? Drum tight? May have sagged due to coals on foil, putting it in touch with the shisha.

* Are you using a phunnel bowl? If so, the foil may droop some over that 15 mins and cover the center hole. Either prop the foil with the clip trick or the plastic tape around the phunnel bowl trick.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Hi Wally,

* Did you pack below the rim of your bowl? It should be packed like 1/8" below the rim to account for shisha expansion when heated/

* Did you make the foil tight enough? Drum tight? May have sagged due to coals on foil, putting it in touch with the shisha.

* Are you using a phunnel bowl? If so, the foil may droop some over that 15 mins and cover the center hole. Either prop the foil with the clip trick or the plastic tape around the phunnel bowl trick.

really cant say much more
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Shisha stuck on the bowl

are you talking about holes in the foil or holes of the bowl, i think you mean of the bowl. if so you need to use larger pieces on the bottom, if there are longer stems put them across the holes to prevent small pieces from falling in

if its clogging the foil your over packing

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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:47 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys, yeah I meant the holes on the bowl, it seems I need to pack it with the larger pieces of tobacco in the bottom.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Shisha stuck on the bowl

also if you have issues while smoking one last ditch effort can be to take the bowl off and blow through it, granted it either needs to be a tall bowl or you need to let it cool or use something to hold it and it can push the tobacco up but it can work

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Old September 16th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Shisha stuck on the bowl

Just be careful if you take it off to blow the tobacco out. As mentioned the bowl will be hot as hell. Glycerin might drip down and it'll be hot, but not scalding. Lastly, you might upset the packing of the bowl and end up with tobacco touching the foil(happened to me and brought my session to a screeching halt). In practice that doesnt happen much, just something to watch for after you do it.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Shisha stuck on the bowl

Or you can use a toothpick or a poker to poke through the foil, shisha, and right into the bowl's holes mid-session. I've had to do this once or twice before I learned how to fluff up the shisha before covering it with foil.
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