Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

I need some help...

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 13th, 2010, 01:52 AM
J9X's Avatar
J9X
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 7
Red face I need some help...

Alright, I'm sure there are a MILLION threads on this but I can't find any. I recently purchased a 28" three hose ballerina. I use a funnel bowl, 2 Coco Nara coals, Fantasia and Starbuzz shisha and Double foil (shiny side down). But It seems like the hookah isn't hitting at it's full potential. I am getting extremely thin smoke and can only taste it a little bit. It seems like I have to inhale for a while before I taste anything at all. I make sure it is airtight, the water levels are right and everything is connected properly. This is the biggest hookah I have owned. I have previously owned just single hosed ones chinese ones and they worked just fine. Do all three hosed hookahs do this? Is there anything I can do to fix this? Can anybody help me out? Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 13th, 2010, 02:08 AM
LetItFly's Avatar
LetItFly
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 77
Default Re: I need some help...

do u block the other 2 hose ports when not in use?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 13th, 2010, 03:23 AM
joevincett's Avatar
joevincett
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 630
Default Re: I need some help...

Is it a real Tangiers funnel or Chinese one? Also for Starbuzz/Fantasia 2 coals with double foil doesn't seem like enough heat. Try a windcover or adding a coal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LetItFly View Post
do u block the other 2 hose ports when not in use?
Could very well be a problem if it doesn't have auto-seal.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 13th, 2010, 03:43 AM
MAD_HATTER's Avatar
MAD_HATTER
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SoCal- Long Beach
Posts: 5,342
Default Re: I need some help...

yea 2 coals on a phunnel isnt enough..

i also think you aren't plugging the other ports/hose.. try putting foil over the unused ports and make sure its airtight
__________________
With those happy thoughts, in my head, I'm feeling like I'm peter pan... Minus the tights and the fairies....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 13th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Hookah Newb's Avatar
Hookah Newb
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 474
Default Re: I need some help...

I had the same problem with my 2 hose egyptian i bought off ebay a couple years ago.

I solved my problem by plugging up the 2nd hose port lol
__________________
Less drama, more hookah!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 13th, 2010, 09:09 AM
BuzzHookah's Avatar
BuzzHookah
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CT, Good ol USA
Posts: 700
Default Re: I need some help...

1. you have to use atleast 3 coco, deff not enough heat
2. you must plus the unused hose ports
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 13th, 2010, 05:28 PM
J9X's Avatar
J9X
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 7
Default Re: I need some help...

Hey thanks for the help.The other hoses are auto-sealed. I'll try adding some more heat.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM
manjaco's Avatar
manjaco
Status: Offline
Hookah Aficionado
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,633
Default Re: I need some help...

I use three ch nats for my tangiers funnel works beautifully!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 13th, 2010, 05:41 PM
Paradigm's Avatar
Paradigm
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 51
Default Re: I need some help...

I use four CH nats on my phunnel, so i suggest using more heat....like the others.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 13th, 2010, 06:20 PM
-jordan-
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: I need some help...

Yeah I agree.. Plug those hose ports, and use more heat and get that pipe really going.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 13th, 2010, 08:18 PM
delSol_si's Avatar
delSol_si
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MO/IL
Posts: 194
Default Re: I need some help...

take off the second layer of foil, it is unnecessary. second, try a different brand of shisha, if the results are the same, it is not the shisha, if you get flavor from the other shisha, then it is the shisha that is the culprit

If you don't stir your shisha well before EVERY bowl, then it might just be your shisha. the juices, flavoring, and glycerine will not be equally proportional if you don't stir before EVERY bowl. you might be able to slip up once or twice on a small bowl, but no more.

also make sure the coals are fully lit. like, blow on them to make sure they are glowing, put your hand up to them if necessary. you also need to flip them occasionally during the bowl once to keep them lit properly.
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Tags
ballerina, help please, not performing well

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 AM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.