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Old October 17th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Default so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

i just bought a km hookah and its great...but how do i clean or take care of its hose if i cant wash it? whats the material of the hose in the inside made off? thanks,
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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:00 AM
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only thing you can do is make sure no water gets in it, maybe blow in it to get any crap out if there is any
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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:07 AM
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you know those black chunks that go in your mouth some times? what are those? how do i get rid of those?
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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:16 AM
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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

run air through it using a high pressure air pump or a mattress pump
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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:22 AM
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Old October 17th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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you know those black chunks that go in your mouth some times? what are those? how do i get rid of those?
That is bits of coal.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 06:15 AM
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some of them have papier mache and/or cadrboard i think
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Old October 17th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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some of them have papier mache and/or cadrboard i think
The traditional KM hoses use this for the handles. These hoses are dualy unwashable because of this and the leather/metal coils. Just blow it out with an air compressor. If you notice junk start to build up in the hose its best to do this, and if it starts tasting like rust, its best to stop using all together.
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you know those black chunks that go in your mouth some times? what are those? how do i get rid of those?
If I were you,I would get rid of that hose.Do those black chunks leave a bad taste? Chances are they are rust from the metal coil in the hose. Don't even think of trying to keep the ends and replacing the hose.I did this, only to find out the ends were made of rolled up newspaper, which still makes it none washable.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

There's no need to discard this hose unless you've already exposed it to water. Non-washable hoses can be maintained using compressed air, as has been stated. The black stuff is probably a build up of resins, or, if the hose has been exposed to moisture, rust or broken down pieces of the hose itself. I have several non-washable hoses which I've been using for years and the perform fine when properly maintained.
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I love KM hoses, the draw is very nice.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

I had the same problem with the black chunks. I washed my hose because it was a Caravan and it solved the problem. I want to get a KM hose but I don't know how I would clean it. Except with an air compressor
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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

as far as care goes:
(1) don't leave your hookah set up when not smoking it. break down and wash out after each session. at minimum, disconnect and blow out the hose.
(2) if you're worried about ghosting, use a washable hose for strong flavors that can linger beyond your session (or a dedicated hose for each flavor).
(3) be careful with your water level. you don't want water from the vase bubbling up into your hose
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Here ya go...

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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

Not much you can do. Just make sure when you're not smoking break everything down, don't leave the water just chillin int he base and don't leave the shisha in the bowl. You can blow out the hose to get anything loose in there out, but you don't wanna get water in the hose.
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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

I've ruined a hose before by rinsing it out so make sure you dont do thatt
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 12:15 AM
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you know those black chunks that go in your mouth some times? what are those? how do i get rid of those?
That is bits of coal.
Coals? I don't think so. The Coal would have to pass through 3 filters.
1) aluminum foil 2) shisha and 3) water. I doubt "chunks" can even make it that far. I am 95% sure that is the rust that is forming inside your hose.

I would replace to hose. It has already been contaminated. Either get a washable hose (Nammor, Razan, Narbish, or Karim Abdul)

Cheapest right now. Maybe you can take advantage of the HP deal and buy the Karim Abdul for $14 shipped. Details at http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23168

And if you can't still replace it. And just make sure you get the right water level.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 04:22 AM
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Default Re: so how do i clean or take care of my KM hose if its none washable?

their are some km washable hoses yes? ive had a km hookah and pipe for ab out 2 months and run hot water through the hose weekly, is this a bad move ?
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i would recomend the shishavac! awsome machine
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nothing but run air through it
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i would say use the shishavac on a washable hose also
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i just rinse it out with water and hang it to dry.
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i just rinse it out with water and hang it to dry.

FAIL. Definitely don't do this with non-washable hoses.
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buy a shisha vac problems solved
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Old June 4th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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their are some km washable hoses yes? ive had a km hookah and pipe for ab out 2 months and run hot water through the hose weekly, is this a bad move ?
From what i hear there is only 1 KM hose that is washable. i think.

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