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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:04 PM
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My Narbish won't get clean. In the past 4 days, this is what I have tried:

- Close to Boiling Water/Baking Soda/Lemon Juice Mix, washed through the hose multiple times.
- The above mix left sitting in the hose for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 hours and then overnight. Tried em all.
- Cheap Vodka
- Rubbing Alcohol/Baking Soda
- Mr. Clean Ammonia cleaner
- Mr. Clean/Baking Soda
- Baking Soda


My hose tastes like Mint/7 Spice/Root Beer/1001 Nights/Chocolate Cherry mix. It's bad, and everything I smoke tastes like it has a cardamom spice.

Any solutions? I'm desperate. My 3 year old Mya hoses have 0 ghost flavors and have never been washed.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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Plastic tubing
john has a guide how to repare the hoses on his site
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Tried smoking rose through it? Usually cleans stuff for me.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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abzy: It's not a design problem, and the hose is supposedly washable.

annual: eww.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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After a while wahable hoses screw up my razan had a ghosting from when i smoked watermelon i tried everything and just dithed the hose
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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this has been like 3 or 4 weeks, and maybe only 15 sessions- 4 of which were 7 spice, 1001, root beer and choc cherry. What's the point of buying these hoses if they need to be pitched or modded in a month? I can do that for 3 bucks at the store, the point is I want to give John business and I want a nice looking hose I don't have to work hard to get.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:16 PM
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white vinegar alone

if that doesn't work, white vinegar + baking soda (do it in the tub)

if that doesn't work, 10:1 tap water to bleach (rinse extremely well, you should smell no bleach b4 use)

if that doesn't work, someone else is smoking your hookah...
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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I tried Apple Cider vinegar to no avail, but I will try White and baking soda. Good idea!

And it doesn't matter who's using my hose because it should be washable.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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That is strange. I've been using my narbish almost exclusively for about two months. Whenever I notice a ghost, I just use warm tap water and baking soda, takes care of it every time. Sure it's the hose and not the rig or something?
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:23 PM
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That is strange. I've been using my narbish almost exclusively for about two months. Whenever I notice a ghost, I just use warm tap water and baking soda, takes care of it every time. Sure it's the hose and not the rig or something?
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Clean all the moving pieces top to bottom and try again.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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I'm not retarded guys.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM
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I'm not retarded guys.
Ha ha, I know...just trying to cover all the bases.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:32 PM
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For the record, the mouthpiece is glued in. I use a Mya hose and the flavor is perfect as it should be.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:39 PM
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i meant someone else is using it and ghosting those flavors after you think you've washed it....

white vinegar should work better, its more "cleaning solution" whereas apple cidar vinegar is for salad dressing and potato salad.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Have you tryed running water down the hose for ~5min in the shower? That's what I do, I use a funnel to help



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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:58 PM
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Yeah i used a funnel as well.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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And it did no good? that's odd.. It works on my razan
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Old November 18th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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The only problem i have had with my "washable" hose is drying the damn thing. Just a pain in the arse.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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I always washout my hoses with a mix of baking soda and lemon juice that has a constancy of cake frosting. I push it into the hose, fill what room is left with hot water and let it stand an hour. About once a month or so I shake a bit of Smoke Out Annihilator for a few seconds, empty it out and let it dry. Never had an issue with ghosts but I don't have a narbish so it could be that they aren't using a good grade of plastic for the inner liner.
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Default Re: Well this sucks!

I use exclusively Narbish hoses and have never had and problems with ghosting. But the white vinegar + baking soda solution is what I'd recommend.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:27 PM
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I thought I saw somebody post that smoking Tangiers cleans out any ghosting.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:36 PM
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I've never heard of that method of de-ghostifying a hose...but hell, if nothing else works...
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:38 PM
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Time for a new hose....
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:43 PM
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if that doesn't work, someone else is smoking your hookah...

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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:50 AM
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Default Re: Well this sucks!

I actually have similar problems with my Razan and Narbish but I think I just don't put enough effort into cleaning them. For my Narbish the mouth piece actually came out for me, cause the glue got too weak and the port end of the hose is all fallen apart. I need some super glue to patch my hose up...the cheap Vodka usually leaves a bad alcohol ghost in my hose.
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