Originally Posted by Drewzi
The self sealing hose ports are just like purges you have to clean then on a somewhat regular basis otherwise they tend to gum up on you and not work properly.
I'm actually having that problem with my hookah, when my friend tries to draw from the auto seal it sometimes gets stuck from being gummed up (I've looked and I don't notice anything obvious, but I know that's what it is). Problem is that the way Sahara Smoke made it is that the ball barring doesn't come out. I believe I read on the board somewhere that letting the port soak in rubbing alcohol or something strong like vodka or even in water with denture cleaner (Efferdent) over night fix it right up, are these good ideas or would they corrode the port?