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Old October 31st, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Default Average hose lifespan - unwashable

Hey guys - After just one month and a bt, my hose is blurting out massive ammoutns of rust. It was new when I bought it. Is it a crappy hose? or should I have disconnected it from the hookah when I wasn;t smoking?
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Old October 31st, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Did you ever run water through it?
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Old October 31st, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Course I didn't! Ruined 2 hoses that way . .this is kinda my 6th. And I never washed it - just smaked it hard against the floor and blew thru it. Got a teaspoon of rust and residue.
Just put it on teh heater to dry out completely so I can give it a more thorough cleaning by running stem brush thru it, tied with a string. Usually buys me a couple more weeks until I HAVE to buy a new one.
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Do you blow the smoke out of it after every session?
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Old October 31st, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Do you blow the smoke out of it after every session?
Neah . .like once every 2 days I smack it and blow it out. That once every 4-6 sessions.
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Blow through it, and give it a good spin to let the force get excess out after every session. You don't wanna let it sit
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Old October 31st, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Average hose lifespan - unwashable

i never scrub a washable hose or anything, i just clank the handles once or twice and blow though it and thats it.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 08:24 PM
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Hey guys - After just one month and a bt, my hose is blurting out massive ammoutns of rust. It was new when I bought it. Is it a crappy hose? or should I have disconnected it from the hookah when I wasn;t smoking?
Yes, don't leave it connected to the hookah especially if there's water in the base.

Also keep in mind where you bought the hose may have a factor in it. That thing could have been sitting in storage or on display for a while so who knows what humidity conditions it has seen before being sold.
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if you live in a humid area you might try sticking your unwashable hoses in a bag with some of those silica gel packs that come with various stuff you buy - they're meant to absorb moisture, which may help prevent the hose from oxidizing.
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If rust came out of it, throw it away.
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If rust came out of it, throw it away.
+1. You don't want that crap in your lungs.
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+1. You don't want that crap in your lungs.
I second that, there is already tobacco in there, so why add rust on top of it, it ruin the feeling in your lungs. ^_^
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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:08 PM
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what kind of nonwashable hose? MYA? Chinese MYA copy, KM leather, cheapo Syrian hose? These are all different.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:19 PM
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It seems to me that a wise investment might be to buy a washable hose. Seeing that you have gone through a few unwashables.

I would suggest a washable Narbish from our man **********.com

Or a Nammor.

Anything with plastic/acrylic removable tips and is full plastic tubing, no metal! Is good imo. I have had my nammor for about a month now and I smoke religiously 1 bowl a day. I wash my hose after ever other session or when I notice a taint of an earlier flavor. A good 1/2 cup of water mixed with 1tsp of baking soda and just about a tablespoon of lemon juice poured gently into the hose, then plug each end with your thumbs and shake the hell out of it. The rinse with water several times, and it's like getting a new hose every week or so!
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If it imparts taste, toss it. It could be any amount of time.
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Usually, I change my KM leather hose every 3-4 months.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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anyone know where i can get a reasonable washable pipe in uk?
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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buy a washablew hose, and not have to worry about rust in your lungs anymore as long as you take care of your hookah right. Toss the leather hose though, they are complete crap!
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How tall is your hookah? Water could be bubbling up and getting into your hose? I use to have this on the smaller hookahs like the QT.

I really like the all plastic hose that they sell at hookah-shisha.com if you can get that thing to rust you are a wizard! It is completely plastic and costs $7. I also like the Al Fakher Healthy Hoses .. also cheap at $3

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I really like the all plastic hose that they sell at hookah-shisha.com if you can get that thing to rust you are a wizard! It is completely plastic and costs $7. I also like the Al Fakher Healthy Hoses .. also cheap at $3

Cheers!
I second this. The "disposable" hoses are a great addition to a collection. You don't have to worry about rust, damaging the hose or ghosting. And they are cheap along with having a nice draw.
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I think i am going to get some of those for my portable hookah.. lol
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Those AF hoses are so amazing. the draw on it is just right. i think i had one of my best sessions with it today. the flavour was amazing add there was smoke all over the place i also find that without the mouth tip the draw is mush much much better
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hoses in the uk Namores or shisha kink XL hoses and AF washable hoses are the best
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I wouldn't steer you wrong .. I'm all for seeing us get good products for good prices

I have very decorative beautiful KM hoses for specialized flavors. For instance I have a red/black/gold hose for use with my Double Apple flavors and the hose is seasoned just right

The plastic ones are great for parties, pool, and when you aren't sure if a flavor is going to taint your hose with suckiness! or just over power it with flavor (like double apple or mint)

And even though the plastic are 100% plastic and washable .. I never really feel I have to rinse them, they don't hold the flavor hardly at all.
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