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Old December 23rd, 2009, 06:32 PM
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Smile So how do you clean your hookah?

I thought it'd be cool to start a topic about your methods for keeping your hookah pristine and clean! I've got a 38'' km, and found that just running pipe cleaner through the stem didn't get that notorious stink out... So, what I started to do was plug the down-stem, purge valve and hose port. Then I pour a small amount of lemon juice down all the ports and down-stem. Next thing I do is fill it all up with hot water and then dump in sea salt! Let it soak for ten minutes or so before rinsing it clean and voila! Clean, stink free hookah!
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 07:41 PM
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i usually change my water after every session and normally run water down my stem once a week thats about it it doesnt smell bad my hose smells awful tho.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Hot water and a few good brushes.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:44 PM
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Use the brush and change the water after every session. Then do the lemon juice or vinegar water thing like once a month.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:19 PM
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hot water and brushes and when it comes to the hose warm water and run it through about 5 times
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Water and brushes in the bathtub, I never wash my hoses, even the washable ones.
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I usually rinse it with a baking soda and water combo, then brush it out, then rinse again with plain water. I can't seem to figure out the best method for cleaning the purge and hose ports though. My brush just isn't bendy enough to get in there.
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Brushes and hot water works wonders
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Hot water is all I use, my brush got too gross. I use my old small bowl, place it over the top. Pour hot water, and it cleans its pretty darn well.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Water and brushes in the bathtub, I never wash my hoses, even the washable ones.
Yeah I clean mine in my bathtub too.. Would use a hose if I had one.. I live in this dinky apartment..
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Old December 26th, 2009, 10:10 PM
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I usually rinse it with a baking soda and water combo, then brush it out, then rinse again with plain water. I can't seem to figure out the best method for cleaning the purge and hose ports though. My brush just isn't bendy enough to get in there.
Hippiemama gives some pretty good advice on purge valve cleaning in this video...
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/video...s&videoid=1934
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I usually rinse it with a baking soda and water combo, then brush it out, then rinse again with plain water. I can't seem to figure out the best method for cleaning the purge and hose ports though. My brush just isn't bendy enough to get in there.

Pipe cleaners. Small strips of cloth that have a string tied around them. Drop the string through the port and pull the cloth through. A good technique adopted from the cleaning of wing instruments.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:53 AM
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Ah yes that seems like a good way to clean as well.
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Cheap Beer and a hookah brush in the stem and base. the yeast works kind of like the bathrom cleaner product "Scrubbing Bubbles", and the alcohol sanitizes everything.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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i wish i had the patience to do more than scrub water with a brush through the pipe before each use.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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i wish i had the patience to do more than scrub water with a brush through the pipe before each use.
Meh. Anything more is kind of unnecessary unless you let the hookah get really bad, which should not happen.
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i fill my vase with warm water and some washing powder after each session and then rinse it out.

Haven't washed my Nammor hose yet and have had about 5 sessions with it, I do brush my stem with my pipe cleaner brush after each session though and run some warm water through it.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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lemon juice + bi-carbonate + cleaning brush
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i use natural soap wiht no smell. gets it nice and clean. and lemon + water for the hose (washable hose)
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[FONT=Verdana]Scrub with brush before every use. [/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]Once a month I will use baking soda and white vinegar to clean the base and get that smell out of it. I will do the same with stem and then blast it with a steam cleaner.[/FONT]
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Old January 12th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: So how do you clean your hookah?

For the base i pump in 5 squirts of dish soap and position it under the faucet and let it run until the bubble are all gone and the water runs clear 6-7 minutes and always cold water

for the stem i place a funnel at the tops and hold the extension hose into it with hot water and poor in some baking soda

the hose is the same as the stem except cold water as to not loosen the glue on the inside
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Default Re: So how do you clean your hookah?

using hot water i scrub the stem and the vase after every use!!!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 03:17 PM
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i just clean all my pieces with hot water after every use and run some brushes through the pipes about once a week.
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