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Old October 31st, 2009, 05:29 PM
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Default Cant get my hookah to work??

hey guys, i just got a new hookah and i cannot get it to work to save my life! im getting so frustrated, what are some common mistakes? the coal is all the way white and is still hot and also the tobacco is hot, but it doesnt seem like there is any smoke in the bottom..
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Old October 31st, 2009, 05:33 PM
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anyone?
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Old October 31st, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: Cant get my hookah to work??

First off, check for leaks. Around the bowl, around the base, the hose port, and don't forget the purge valve (the ball bearing could be stuck or even missing).
Also, tell us what kind of hookah it is and we'll be able to show you some tips and tricks.

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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: Cant get my hookah to work??

There could be leaks in your hookah so when you take a pull, you could be pulling air from the leak. Most probably the purge valve like uglybiker has said. Its happened to me once. Or it could be the hookah itself (might not be of high quality)

Make sure your using grommets aswell, such as the hose n bowl grommets so everything is air tight.

If you could tell us what the problem is more specifically then maybe we could help more, and even try searching "How to setup a hookah" on hookahpro or youtube.

Hope this helps!!!
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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: Cant get my hookah to work??

are you putting holes in the foil
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Old October 31st, 2009, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Cant get my hookah to work??

Oke Imma be really basic here since ure a girl ( ha kiddin) .. put (specia hookah moist tobacco not the regular kind) tobacco in top part, cover with foil, wrap foil tight, keep 1/4 inch distance between foil and tobacco, poke holes in foil, place top on stem, make sure you get a tight fit. Beforehand fill bottle part with water or non foaming liquid of any non toxic kind ( dilluted alcoholic beverage, fruit juice, tea etc) make sure the stem reaches at least one inch into the water, no more than 2 inches tho.
Make sure you se grommets and everything is airtight. attach hose to stem, and check seals again. Place hot coals on the edges of top part ( bowl) and wait 5 minutes and start to take lungfulls of smoke. If all seals are airtight ( seals are stem - bottle, hose - stem, bowl - stem and optionally stem-stem if your stem has any parts that screw together.) If it still doesn;t work - get better coals.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:34 AM
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Default Re: Cant get my hookah to work??

1. What type of Hookah are you using?
2. what tobacco are you using
3. what coals are you using.
4. what foil are you using.

ensure the following.

1. Coals must be completely lit (ashed over)
2. Sprinkle tobacco into bowl
3. Foil must be tight on bowl and have holes poked in use a toothpick
4. Water must be 1 inch above base of stem
5. hookah must have airtight seal
6. purge valve is not stuck open.
7. Hose must not be obstructed (can you blow through the hose)
9. Lit Coal must be on top of foil on bowl

if you need further assistance feel free to ask.

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Old November 1st, 2009, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: Cant get my hookah to work??

Make sure you're sucking the hose...it's not automatic, you know :P
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