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Old December 19th, 2009, 09:38 AM
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Default Purge valve Ball Bearing STUCK!!!

Hey guys, i was just washing my hookah as i forgot to after the last time i used it and the ball bearing in my purge valve is STUCK!!! i dont know what to do and have been trying for hours on end! the stupid little ball wont come out =[ any tips guys or has anyone been in the same position and figured how to get the ball out?? Appreciate all the help guys =]

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Old December 19th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: Purge valve Ball Bearing STUCK!!!

I have an air hose in my garage, when mine gets stuck (in my stupid mya)
I put the air hose in the purge port of the stem (the bottom) and put it on high blast, cover the ball bearing end with my hand so it doesn't shoot out, Than i go full blast and it shot out, thats the only way i know how to do it lol
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Old December 19th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Purge valve Ball Bearing STUCK!!!

Best bet is to push the ball out from the inside. You'll need something stiff enough to do the job but flexible enough to bend around so you can get at the ball. A wire clothes hanger comes to mind.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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I have an air hose in my garage, when mine gets stuck (in my stupid mya)
I put the air hose in the purge port of the stem (the bottom) and put it on high blast, cover the ball bearing end with my hand so it doesn't shoot out, Than i go full blast and it shot out, thats the only way i know how to do it lol
Oh, that's a great idea!
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Old December 19th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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If it is not rusted there, most of the time, it is just stuck there with dried smoke residue. Try running under hot water for a bit.
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Thanks guys..im gna use your ideas and see if i can save my hookah :P

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Don't forget to put the plug in the drain.
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Default Re: Purge valve Ball Bearing STUCK!!!

I used a very small screwdriver one that might come in a glasses repair kit or something. Just wedge it in between the bearing and the port and I just wiggled it out. Whatever you do, consider replacing the metal part with a plastic airsoft pellet.
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When you clean the BB dip it in veg. oil before you put it back from now on.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:33 AM
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soo did anything help?
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