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Old December 25th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Default first hookah's here & it won't work!

hmph.

got it all set-up today after unwrapping it, starting smoking & got nothing, nada, zip..
I checked everything but had no success!

any help here?
was using an apple head, Soex apple/strawberry, KM Kafae 28"

thanks & merry christmas!
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

Did you just take one pull? It usually takes multiple pulls to get a bowl started.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:09 PM
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Were you even getting air? I'd say ditch the apple bowl.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

Also check the hose port for packing nuts. They tend to get stuck in there.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Also check the hose port for packing nuts. They tend to get stuck in there.
This. Make sure to check all openings in the hookah and hose for packing peanuts. Just out of curiosity, why would you want to have your first smoke with your first hookah out of an apple bowl? You might want to stick with the standard equipment until you get things working the way you want them to.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

^ What he said, go with a Egyptian bowl, or one of those mod bowls.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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This. Make sure to check all openings in the hookah and hose for packing peanuts. Just out of curiosity, why would you want to have your first smoke with your first hookah out of an apple bowl? You might want to stick with the standard equipment until you get things working the way you want them to.

and ditching the soex might be a good idea too.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

Too vague, its like taking your car to a mechanic and saying it dont work and walking out. Need more specifics.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

didn't get a bowl with it..

I was using two halves of a cocobrico.. got two whole ones burning now gunna try it out again - the hookah itself works fine there's nothing or stuck I think something was just wrong with my bowl?
and yeah I took a few pulls... nada!
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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i have never used an apple bowl, but i imagine it would take a bit more time to heat up.

give it time?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

okay thank you.. just set it up not getting anything at all right awat, i will leave it a few minutes & see...its pulling fine there's just no smoke coming or anything coming to me.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:19 PM
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i think because of the water content of the apple it is gonna be a little longer to smoke.
let us know how it goes!
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:24 PM
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ok I'm still getting nothing, I'm dead confused - taken the head off and checked the air flow & all is perfect; there's just no smoke or the shisha isn't getting head up? the coals are perfect too btw.. thanks
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

last time i lit up an apple bowl i used 3 QL coals which are relatively large and it still took awhile to heat up
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:27 PM
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don't think I can fit another one on! cocobrico's are pretty big.. maybe I need to wait longer? this is annoying - it's Christmas!
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

Its going to take a lot more than two halves of a coal to start an apple bowl. Try somewhere in the range of 3-4. I'd invest in a standard bowl ASAP, once you get the basics down things will get a lot easier.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:33 PM
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I have two whole cocobrico's on - plenty of heat coming off...
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

if you have coals lying around, throw one more on and see if that helps.

maybe you could give us some pictures?
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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these coals took time to light, cos I only have a gas stove..

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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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On top of all that, Don't just make sure anything is stuck, make sure your not just sucking air.. aka, have any leaks. Take the head off, Cover up the stem and suck in, make sure there is no leaks in the hookah it's self.. Other than that, just sounds like heat problems.. Was the apple fresh, or did you freeze it? The only way i've smoked apple bowls was with the apple frozen.. Other than that i agree with everyone else, get a traditional bowl..
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And sorry, now that i've seen the picture.. Definitely add a coal...
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Default Re: first hookah's here & it won't work!

how far away from the foil is the moassel underneath? in a fruit bowl it should be more than a 1/8" away from the foil...
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I checked it like that before and it's all good.. got another coal on the stove - I have tiny amounts of smoke coming now, thanks for all your suggestions
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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how far away from the foil is the moassel underneath? in a fruit bowl it should be more than a 1/8" away from the foil...
its not too close.. about that ^ distance
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another thing is the purge valve, make sure it is closed with a BB in it or you will be sucking nothing but air.
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