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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:18 AM
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Hey guys I was wondering if you guys ever had the problem with black ash coming out of your hoses when you smoke? If so do you guys clean your hoses and if so how?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:53 AM
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Default Re: Can you clean your hoses?

some hoses have a metal wire that runs thru them, so washing it with water would be a bad idea because then it would rust inside. these hoses are ones that are not washable. instead you have to go out and buy a new one. there is another category however that can be washed - no metal coil inside. most hookah sites will tell you which hoses are washable.

what i do when it comes to hose washing time is i run some water thru the hose, then plug both ends, shake it around a bit, then empty it and repeat.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:03 AM
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It is most likely not ash, its probably smoke residue or rust.

Blow through the hose to get this residue out. If it is brownish red...It means it is rusting and you need a new hose. I suggest you new hose should be the Washable AF hose or the razan/nammor hose. The razan and the nammor hose are pretty pricey, but they are absolutely worth it.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:06 AM
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I suggest you new hose should be the Washable AF hose or the razan/nammor hose. The razan and the nammor hose are pretty pricey, but they are absolutely worth it.
yup. in the long run its better to go with something that is a washable because otherwise youll have to buy a new hose every few months.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:23 AM
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Please note that Mya sells hoses that purport to be washable when they often are not. I think that more expensive Mya hoses are washable but I hear they don't last long so they are not worth $20+. Nammor/Razens (possibly the best hose around) are good and H-S has a cheap washable as well. The AF healthy hose is wonderful as super cheap and lastly J & R washable hoses are damn good a cheap as well.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
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Yup the AF hose is great too. Its very cheap (my local market sells 'em $2-$3) and they probably will last a good amount of time...But I can't be too certain since they are pretty cheap. They are built pretty good but it is just short and you don't get as much smoke as you would as a nammor or razan
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Default Re: Can you clean your hoses?

if you got a grain alcohol or rubbing alcohol run it through your hose and blow a lot, if you got an air compressor it will work better. basically your killing the smells then having the alcohol evaporate quickly. it should work to clean out a smell
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 08:43 AM
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You need a couple hoses ...

One for Berry Flavors
One for Mint Flavors
One for Coffee'ish type flavors
One for Miscellaneous Flavors

What you do is stick to the hose that most closely matches the flavor you are smoking. And don't bother washing it out! Just "BLOW" through the hose immediately after you are finished smoking. I think you will find this works quite well. Also try to stick to some hoses that won't rust. (those would be the washable types - even though they are washable though, I do not wash them ... only on rare occasions)

Here are a couple of examples of the hoses that I use:
This is my favorite hose, it is cheap, washable, and I use it probably 85% of the time (because I have been trying a lot of new samples) I have not washed it in a year, and all I do is "BLOW" out the hose immediately after I finish smoking.

Classic MYA Hose - Washable, but I don't wash mine, I use a red one for berry flavors and a cream colored one for coffee flavors.

Hope that makes sense, and helps!?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Can you clean your hoses?

Get yourself a few hoses and do as Sambooka says and use for different shisha flavors. Most hoses cant be washed due to the metal wire inside. You could purchase washable hoses or just get a hose per flavor type. Be sure to blow the excess smoke from your hose after each session.

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Thanks guys you pretty much answered my questions really appriciate the support.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: Can you clean your hoses?

I get some black ash, in the hose every time I smoke. I use a washable hose, so I just run water through the hose. Once a month, I use a couple of drops of liquid soap, and then rinse the hose thoroughly. I have heard of people using compressed air (canned, for cleaning computers), to clear all residue and debris from the hose.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 07:45 AM
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Default Re: Can you clean your hoses?

One trick I do with my non-washable hoses, is to lightly beat them against a wall a few times, then blow thru them before using them to smoke. I find this knock out any loose pieces inside and does help. But as others have stated - either true washable hoses or one hose per flavor is the best bet.
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