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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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hey this is my first post =D
hope you guys can help
i was having a little shisha session last week
a mate of mine decided to think he would be able to jump over the hose wen it was in someone hand caught his foot knocked the hookah straight over coal burns in my carpet
water started coming out everywhere and got in all the workings of the hookah
ever since after that my hookah has had a strong funny taste which isnt very nice
cleaned it out lots nothings changed
any ideas whats wrong or how i can fix this problems
thanks guy
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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RUST man RUST...
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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try using baking soda and scrubbing it out. add a little soap. rinse thoroughly.

tell me if it works
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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any ways of fixing this or am i doomed?
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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il try the baking soda fingers crossed sykotik
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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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Baking soda and a mixture of either white distilled vinegar or pure lemon juice. I use one part vinegar to three parts water. Get a cleaning brush if you don't have one already. Cup your hand around the top of the stem and pour a bit of baking soda down it. Follow that with the vinegar or lemon juice and water. Use your cleaning brush to scrub the stem really well. Make sure you scrub through both the opening of the stem and the opening of the downstem.

If your hookah is common chamber (if it's a Chinese rig, chances are it is common chamber) see if you can't unscrew the downstem and inspect the heart. Check for rust, calcium deposits (white flaky looking spots), built up smoke or tobacco juice residue or ash from your coals.

Make sure you stand the stem upright to drain after cleaning. Give the base a good scrub. If you don't have a brush specifically made for base cleaning, you can buy a baby bottle brush at the store to scrub it out. Try not to leave the stem submerged in water once your session has finished. Make sure your bowl is really clean and there are no pieces of burnt shisha stuck to it or inside the holes (assuming you're using a mod or Egyptian bowl).

If you've done all of this and it's still tasting bad then check your hose. If water has gotten inside your hose and it isn't a washable one it's likely rust and the bad flavor is coming from your hose rather than your hookah.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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It sounds like you might have gotten water in the hose and ruined it. Replace the hose and see how that goes.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 04:02 PM
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fuck yeah =D=D=D
baking soda did the trick
thanks guys!!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 04:30 PM
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"i can fix this problems"

promise your friend a lifetime of torture unless he buys you a new....oh NM, you fixed it.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 05:09 PM
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"i can fix this problems"

promise your friend a lifetime of torture unless he buys you a new....oh NM, you fixed it.
that would have worked to lol
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give it a nice brushing with baking soda and lemon juice

it might help
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Baking soda for the win! Glad you got it all fixed there, Blinky.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Totally left out the orange dude... the cool one. They were like, quad metal and stuff.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:33 PM
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Nobody ever remembers poor Clyde I suppose that's what you get when you give the fourth ghost a name that doesn't end with "inky". I guess Stinky and Kinky were out of the question.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 09:20 PM
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My hookah had a weird taste in it also but then I realized I had accidentally packed starbuzz in the bowl! Stupid me....
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yaya =] glad it worked
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Old October 14th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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My hookah had a weird taste in it also but then I realized I had accidentally packed starbuzz in the bowl! Stupid me....
The couple of times I did that, I found there was little to no taste whatsoever, but my taste-buds are a bit hardened!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 09:52 PM
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haha! only a true hookah enthusiast cares more for his Hookah then his ruined carpet!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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It sounds like you might have gotten water in the hose and ruined it. Replace the hose and see how that goes.
My thought exactly, a Hookah shouldn't rust that quickly just because water got into the pipe unless it is cheap metal
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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:16 PM
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My hookah had a weird taste in it also but then I realized I had accidentally packed starbuzz in the bowl! Stupid me....
Normally this only happens to me if someone thinks epic is well, epic
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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:38 PM
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Totally left out the orange dude... the cool one. They were like, quad metal and stuff.
I cannot stop laughing AHAHAHAHA
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:05 AM
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clyde cudnt fit into the name i wanted to add him but cudnt
my hose tasted a bit funny (washable one)
tried baking soda didnt work and was pissed off with constantly washing it out
so i decided to pour listerine down it and shake it about
they amount of soot which came out gave me a shock
taste has gone now i have the taste of listerine :/
its better than the other taste but its alright wen im smoking my mint
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Old October 15th, 2009, 11:05 AM
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clyde cudnt fit into the name i wanted to add him but cudnt
my hose tasted a bit funny (washable one)
tried baking soda didnt work and was pissed off with constantly washing it out
so i decided to pour listerine down it and shake it about
they amount of soot which came out gave me a shock
taste has gone now i have the taste of listerine :/
its better than the other taste but its alright wen im smoking my mint
are you sure your hose is washable? i've never had soot come out of any of my washable hoses..
sometimes people advertise the hoses as washable when they're not. just be careful. if it has any wooden pieces on it, it's probably not washable
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