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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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How important is it to get this right? How much do you guys fill up above the stem? I'm aware that too much water will cause you to suck water up and too less then you won't get bubbles but what would happen if you were to fill a little more or a little less? I personally fill up so they the stem is 2 inches in water. Is that ok?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Water level in the base

thats a good point, i usually keep the stem around 1 1/2 inches covered with water. but then it depends on the size of the vase and what size air pocket is on top. i wonder how much difference the 'perfect' amount of water makes to the smoke?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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1" for me. Not as critical on a larger pipe, but on my smaller ones it seems to hinder the draw quite a bit.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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1" for me. Not as critical on a larger pipe, but on my smaller ones it seems to hinder the draw quite a bit.
I find that if i only fill up an inch over the downstem then the pull becomes very hard and requires alot of effort
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I find that if i only fill up an inch over the downstem then the pull becomes very hard and requires alot of effort
Are you saying that the less water the harder the draw? Cuz for me it's the other way around.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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i always put the water an inch above the stem. It creates nice fluffy clouds.
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I usually go for 3/4 in. or 1 in. above the bottom of the stem and its always worked out perfectly. Too much water will just screw up your draw and leaves less space in the base for smoke.
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I think it depends on your preference. Usually, when I get a new hookah, I experiment with water until I reach a level that I like and stick to it.
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