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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Hey there guys I was searching google for an answer when I stumbled upon this awesome website. I was just looking for some quick answers to my problem that I am having.... Well I guess you wouldn't call it a problem yet, but I was just wondering, after every use of my hookah it gets a green resin inside of the barrel and all around the filter that sits in the water, I don't know what causes this but I am wondering if it's bad and if there is a solution.

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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:28 PM
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Does it have a brass or copper stem? Sounds like oxidation.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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I am pretty sure it's copper.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Yeah. just scrub it out when you're done. Over time it will patina and you'll see a lot less oxidation.

I have a copper stem Pharonie that did the same. Everytime I scrub it a small amount of green crud comes out. It's just the natural reaction of copper to the moisture. Nothing to worry about at all.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 09:24 PM
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By "filter that sits in the water" do you mean a diffuser?
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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:05 AM
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You are gonna wanna get a really long stem brush and use it after ever session. You should see the CRAP that comes out of mine when I give it a good scrub.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:27 AM
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You are gonna wanna get a really long stem brush and use it after ever session. You should see the CRAP that comes out of mine when I give it a good scrub.
Do you do the "telescope" look down the stem? i love the difference in how the stem looks right after smoking and after scrubbing.
But to the OP, i would also recommend doing it each time you smoke, i usually just take the bowl off and run the stem brush all the way down into the base water a few times, remove it, run it through some water and do a quick couple extra scrubs and it gets very clean with minimal effort.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Sounds like a copper, i dislike them for this reason. They require way more maintenance than normal stems.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Do you do the "telescope" look down the stem? i love the difference in how the stem looks right after smoking and after scrubbing.<SNIP>
Yep... I certainly do! Same way I make sure my *unloaded* rifles are clean after I am done!
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Old March 30th, 2010, 12:51 PM
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Ahhh I am sure it is oxidation .. and I have experienced this problem with my most favorite hookahs! Khalil Mamoons

Always wash our hookah after use for an evening. Make sure to blow out all the water you can, from the stem, hose ports, and purge ports. THEN .. make sure to stand up with the bottom on the floor and the top in a corner. That way, any left over water that you couldn't towel off or blow out will drip down the stem and evaporate

From experience, I know that if you leave it where the water can "sit" .. you will get that green gunk. If you allow the water a super easy way to evaporate or dry it, no green gunk

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Welcome to HookahPro, I hope you stick around for more then just one question though.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Welcome btw
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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Welcome to the community, and really what Sambooka said. Make sure you clean it or atleast rinse it out. and after you do make sure you let it dry out as well as possible.
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