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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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i'm new to hookahs. well i bought a small one for myslef cuz its fun
the problem is that after smoking for a while, dark water (dark brown to black) starts coming out of the pipe. any suggestions what i may be doing wrong or is my hookah just f***ed?
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:20 PM
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coming out of where? the stem? the hose port? purge valve?

do you clean your hookah often?
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:30 PM
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coming out of where? the stem? the hose port? purge valve?

do you clean your hookah often?

its coming out of the hose. well, i dont really know the cause of the problem, but as i lay the pipe on the table water leaks out of the hose (the point where we suck from). disgustingly black water..
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: hookah problem, weird leakage

HMMMM sounds like a shitty situation. Well I have seen smaller hookahs, ones around a foot or so, have this problem. On one occasion the person found out that they were having the water from the base getting sucked into the hose because there was not enough clearance between the water and the valve for the hose. Which could mean you are putting too much water and when you inhale it bubbles too much and enters the hose then makes its way up the hose after a while collecting all the residue and leaking out of the hose possibly causing it to rust. This is just a purposed hypothesis though. It could very well be the problem though.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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If you're getting water in the hose then there is too much in the base. And yes, if it collects in the hose while smoking it gets pretty nasty looking. This used to happen to me when I used my little 10" generic pumpkin at the beach. Put just enough water in to cover the bottom of the stem and it'll smoke alright. The hose may be fucked though; if it's not washable it will rust. You can check this by running a magnet over the hose. If it is attracted to the hose then it has a a steel wire in it and is not washable. If this is the case you're gonna need a new hose. If it doesn't attract then the hose is washable. If this is the case then you're OK. Either way it's probably a shitty little hose, so find a good site and get youself a new rig and a good hose. GIANT HOOKAHS RULE!!!!!! Go Egyptian or Syrian.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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If you're getting water in the hose then there is too much in the base. And yes, if it collects in the hose while smoking it gets pretty nasty looking. This used to happen to me when I used my little 10" generic pumpkin at the beach. Put just enough water in to cover the bottom of the stem and it'll smoke alright. The hose may be fucked though; if it's not washable it will rust. You can check this by running a magnet over the hose. If it is attracted to the hose then it has a a steel wire in it and is not washable. If this is the case you're gonna need a new hose. If it doesn't attract then the hose is washable. If this is the case then you're OK. Either way it's probably a shitty little hose, so find a good site and get youself a new rig and a good hose. GIANT HOOKAHS RULE!!!!!! Go Egyptian or Syrian.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:13 AM
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Water to high! My first guess too. HP's great for noobs!
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Too much water that is not changed often enough is your problem for sure.
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