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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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Default M first Hookah :ooo

Sup guys, I just purchased my first Hookah today. It's a piece of junk, but it's all I can afford. It was $24... Haven't been able to smoke it just yet, (I don't know if the family would approve.... hahaha) but I thought I'd post some pictures. I'll post pictures of my friends and I smoking it later this week.

Also, I picked up some random coals (dunno what kind)
and some grape tobacco (al fahker or something similar.)

Anyway here it is:
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:06 PM
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Congrats on the 1st rig. Be sure to browse our ''how-to'' video section for set up tips if needed. good luck!
Just curious, why wouldn't your family approve? If your over 18 your the boss.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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You probably got Al Waha. Or maybe it was AF. I just know that your hookah looks almost identical to my first one. I'll bet it is from the same manufacturer, as the grommets and tray are identical to mine. My local tobacco shop (where I bought my first hookah) only carries Al Waha.

Be careful with it, though. I tried to keep mine very clean after each session and thought it had dried thoroughly, but it ended up rusting out after only three sessions. Also be careful with the hose. They have metal coils inside and will rust horribly if they get the slightest bit wet.

Also, if the coals you purchased are quick-lites, make sure you light them in a well ventilated area and that they have fully heated through (glowing red-orange, no black spots or sparking) before placing them on top of your bowl.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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They rust? Yikes that sucks. Is there a way to keep it from rusting?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:15 PM
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and my family doesn't recognize the fact that I'm 18. They treat me like I'm 12. It's bullshit, but what can I do?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: M first Hookah :ooo

I had the exact same one it had a few fixable leaks but appart from that it worked really well, perfect for taking to a party.
I extended the stem a bit in the bottle to make for a bigger smoke chamber and get the bubbling water further away from the heart of the hookah which is as said here before very very prone to rusting.

Congrats and good luck with it.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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By buying a quality hookah

but seriously, generics like that one are a lot more prone to rusting than a KM or Mya or something similar. With that one, just try your hardest to get it as clean and dry as you can after each session, and it should last for a fair amount of time.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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The hose is usually the first to go to crap. All you can really do is blow through it a few times after each session and don't be surprised if some flavors tend to "ghost" (leave a taste in the hose from previous sessions. Some flavors are more prone to ghosting than others) which may mean it will alter the flavor unless you buy another hose.

Matt-641 is correct - to keep it from rusting make sure you keep it clean and dry as best you can. Invest in a couple of hookah cleaning brushes or a baby bottle brush set. You want one of those narrow cleaning brushes for the stem and hose port. The paint will peel off the vase, so just a forewarning there. Mine did the first time I cleaned it.

Clean it before you use it the first time. When you clean it use some baking soda and either pure lemon juice or white distilled vinegar mixed with warm water. Run it through the stem. Plop some baking soda down the hole and use the brush to scrub the stem and hose port. Then run clean water through it again. Blow through it to force the big droplets out and then find somewhere you can stand the stem upright on top of a hand towel to drain.

ETA: be sure and check out the how-to videos here on how to clean your hookah.

How to Clean Your Hookah: Beginner's Guide Part 1
How to Clean Your Hookah: Beginner's Guide Part 2

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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:31 PM
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not sure how to dry out the inside, but I plan on getting a KM as soon as I can scratch up the dolluhz
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:42 PM
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make sure you don't leave to dry on its side, you could also dry the inside by using a hairdryer.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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Nice i had a pumpkin for my first hookah. Last a long time still it started to rust =[ had many of my great smokes from it. only real problem was the water going in to the hose. But good luck and many great smokes to you.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 05:07 PM
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The hair dryer idea is good. I can make a device to use the hair dryer to blow through the hose as well.... I have a history of ruining smoking devices. My first pipe's bowl was burned after the 4th smoke.

Can you still smoke a rusted hookah or is it dangerous?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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is that sitting on top of an ammo box?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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Indeed it is. I'm keeping it inside the ammo box.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Ammo indeed
It's a cute little thing, I like it.
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Default Re: M first Hookah :ooo

PL you should know what that is. thats a 5.56 box, ive got about 50 of them in my basement.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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PL you should know what that is. thats a 5.56 box, ive got about 50 of them in my basement.
Why doesn't that surprise me at all...
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Old September 20th, 2009, 07:40 PM
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nice find. hey if it smokes right then i'm all for it!!
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Old September 20th, 2009, 09:21 PM
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My friend as one just like it, but I don't think she has had issues with rust
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Old September 20th, 2009, 09:55 PM
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If I can get it to stay rust free, It'll function ow I need it too. Worst case scenario I'll just buy a new stem.
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If I can get it to stay rust free, It'll function ow I need it too. Worst case scenario I'll just buy a new stem.
Absolutely. If it works and you get enjoyment out of it that's all that matters.
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PL you should know what that is. thats a 5.56 box, ive got about 50 of them in my basement.
had to make sure it wasnt like a neo-sheikh-emo-punk thingamajigger right there....

but that works, good use of ammo box.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 01:25 AM
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im allmost 100% positive i have that same hooka. is the part under the tray plastic? if it is dont put the coals on the tray or it will warp/melt it. hope its better than mine tho, i paid 14$ for it
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Old September 21st, 2009, 09:03 AM
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yea the shiny parts are plastic. I found another similar hookah at a different store for $30 something dollars that's all metal ad seems to be of better quality. But I'll probably save for a KM.
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Default Re: M first Hookah :ooo

you dont need multiple minismokers...you need syrian brass and the occasional egpytian stem to satisfy your hookah acquiring disorder
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