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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:50 PM
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Hey guys, I own a Mya QT and for some reason, when I exhale in the pipe water sprouts up and comes in my hookah bowl and messed up everything. The QT came w/ a ring that covers the bowl which I use but I don't know. I can't tell the problem, if anyone owns a Mya QT and explain how to fix this, it would be in great appreciation, Thanks!
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:54 PM
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I had heard that using plastic BB's (like you use in a toy gun) worked well, and I happened to find a pack of them when I was rummaging about a week ago. I am so glad I did.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:54 PM
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Sounds like the purge ball is stuck or you're blowing too hard into it.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Its def. the purge bb. It happened with mine i lost my bb so i use a hookah hose tip and stuffed it w/ napkin.

Try taking it out and cleaning it. Hope it helps


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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:58 PM
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The little Mya's require a pretty light push to purge, you may just be blowing too hard. And, yes, replacing the steel ball bearing with a plastic bb will make it purge a lot easier. Could be that the ball bearing is sticking and it may not be purging properly. The plastic bb's don't seem to stick.

You might check to make sure that the purge valve isn't gunked up, the air has to go somewhere and if the purge valve's holes are plugged, the air is going to go up the downstem instead of out the purge.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:16 PM
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im a hookah noob, so how would you clean the purge ball? and the inside of it?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:22 PM
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just unscrew the purge valve and dry the ball bearing, with a tissue or napkin, sometimes if the ballbearing gets wet, and then dries up it can get stuck
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 09:44 PM
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im a hookah noob, so how would you clean the purge ball? and the inside of it?
Toothbrush works. You should always take the purge valve off and the ball bearing out of it after using it so it doesn't rust or corrode. Rinse/wash them and let them sit out to dry like the rest of the Mya's parts.

I'm betting your purge and/or ball bearing is already corroded if you've been neglecting it. Replacing the ball bearing with a plastic bb should fix that easy.

I bought a big ol' jar of plastic bb's, PM me if you want a few but can't get your hands on any locally. Although if you ask around someone is bound to have some stashed away somewhere. They're cheap, but you can't just buy a few. You have to buy a few hundred or a few thousand! A small jar of them runs around $6 or $7.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:13 AM
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Maybe everyone else is looking past the real problem... Dont exhale into the hose unless you're trying to clear stale/harsh smoke with the purge valve open. Just let it out into the room.
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Your water level may be too high. Does your hose also get water when you inhale? If it does and you purge with water shooting up, you may want to lower the water level.
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I had heard that using plastic BB's (like you use in a toy gun) worked well, and I happened to find a pack of them when I was rummaging about a week ago. I am so glad I did.
Becareful of plastic BB's. They have a seam that could tear and create leaks...
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:05 AM
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Thanks a lot guys, I bought a few purge balls off ebay that are meant for hookahs, let's see if this can fix the problem.
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