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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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When I was cleaning my hookah, I dropped the ball bearing in the sink. I went to my friends to get a replacement bearing, and he put in a BB too small. It went into the hookah and I have no way of getting it out. Any help? It seems the air valve is glued shut. Or is it alright to keep it in the with no effects when smoking?
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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Purge valves are overrated IMO should smoke fine...now you have to learn to never burn your bowls
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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Is it stuck in a valve or the chamber? It is an egyptian or a mod hookah?
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:33 PM
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What type of hookah is it? You should be able to get the BB out, just try purging with the purge cap off.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:43 PM
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It's in the chamber.
It's a mod
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Old May 12th, 2010, 12:22 AM
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it should be fine i see no reason why it would be bad
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Old May 12th, 2010, 03:46 AM
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Default Re: Ball bearing help

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Purge valves are overrated IMO should smoke fine...now you have to learn to never burn your bowls
i couldnt help but laugh at this lol
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if the bearing is just floating around the chamber of the stem it shouldn't pose any problems. might just rattle around a bit when u move the hookah. if it still draws fine u should b ok. smoke happy.

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it wont work if ur not professional..... try to fix it buddy or else u will get very harsh smokee
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Default Re: Ball bearing help

If you can manage to get it out, just replace it with a plastic airsoft bb.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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If you can manage to get it out, just replace it with a plastic airsoft bb.
Please note their is 2 sizes of hookah Bearings out there a 6 mm and a 8 mm if the BB fell into the purge that means you need a 8 mm BB for that purge.

See here for Chamber explanations http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11029
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Old May 13th, 2010, 12:07 AM
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those bearings rust pretty easy. I've had the same problem and I was able just to use gravity to get it out. its like when your pick goes in the soundhole of your acoustic. just takes some doing.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 12:32 AM
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it wont work if ur not professional..... try to fix it buddy or else u will get very harsh smokee
Why would this make it have harsh smoke? If he doesn't get something blocking the valve he'll just get shitty draws.
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try a magnet perhaps?!
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