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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:15 AM
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im having trouble to ge the foil to be fully tight on a bowl.. is ther ne tips to achieve this...?

i wanna get a tangiers phunnel bowl... but contemplate whether i should coz i know the foil needs to b extra tight....
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

rub some of the shisha juice on the edges of the bowl and it makes a great seal. Basically you are making a "drum" if that fails to work, you can wrap electrical tape around for a nice tight seal.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:31 AM
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interesting..... i wil def giv that a try.. thanks for the quick response...
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:42 AM
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get HD foil.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:44 AM
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i use extra thick foil from tesco
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:50 AM
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Huh, My foil is always tight, and stays tight the whole time. I like phunnels because the foil doesn't move, it has a place to grab under the top of the bowl.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
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carefully
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 04:51 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3WYw7p6qsk
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

dude just use a rubber band around the bottom part 1/2inch under the edge of the bowl. make sure the rubber band isnt to close to the coals or itll melt or burn. this works for me everytime.
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

just takes practice, i had the same problem when i first started, i also use the juice from the shisha and rub it around the rim of the bowl like stated above, which seems to help.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 06:30 AM
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

thanks for all the replys.. will def try it...
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

Get a phunnel or a vortex. If you get a phunnel get a mod on the spire so the foil tightness doesnt matter much. Same with a vortex, but no mod needed. With a vortex the foil tightness doesnt matter at all. as long as it is kinda sorta tight your good to go!
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

I've seen people use electrical tape too. Another option might be to just use two layers of foil. Or use larger sheets. With more foil wrapped around the bottom, the top has more trouble sagging.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:48 AM
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1 layer of HD foil, tighten and you would normally around the edge and bowl body itself. When you poke the holes, you want to hold the foil tight with your free hand so you dont push down on the foil. That should keep your foil in place fine. Its more the poking of the holes that gives you a sag in the foil than the coals weight since you will be resting part of the coal on the edge of the bowl.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

i would use a large pice of foil so that when its all applied it covers the bottom part of the bowl, and almost on to the handle.. if you use a small pice and it's on going a quarter inch over the edge it will be harder to get a good grip, use a larger sheet and you will be able to apply it better, pull down on the sides of the bowl and get a tight as a drum fit.
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Default Re: Tight Foil on bowl

Personally I seal the edge with a little juice from the tobacco, use a piece about the size of my palm so it can wrap around the full bowl (I have big hands) and making sure it's tight as a drum. I also poke holes while maintaining the tension and use something very sharp so it does not ruin the tension.
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