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Old May 13th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Was smoking one of my kms last night and tried to purge it, but the ball bearing was stuck, anyone got any tips on how to unstick it?
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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use the back end of tongs which is used smetimes to make big holes.... try i up and let me knw
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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use the back end of tongs which is used smetimes to make big holes.... try i up and let me knw
wtf are you talking about?

get a plastic BB for the purge
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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i just roll it out with my finger when it gets stuck in my giza
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Take the cap off and try to get it out. If it's really stuck in there use a long and thin piece of metal and poke it out from the inside. After that give the ball bearing and the purge port a good washing and then use olive oil to help prevent this in the future.

If you really want to fix this problem you can replace the ball bearing all together with an airsoft BB that is far less likely to get stuck.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Eventually got it out, but it fell down the drain when cleaning it...doh!

Just ordered some BB pellets off ebay tho
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Old May 13th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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use plastic BB's they work the exact same. if its getting stuck then you need to clean the purge valve
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Old May 13th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Figured Id piggy back off this topic....

I got a Small Sahara Smoke Hookah... and hose adapter has a BB in it like it was setup for a rig with more then one hose. The Damn thing keeps sticking... Really really really annoying. I was thinking of ordering a Mod Adapter with out the autoseal to replace it but any other options?

I was thinking of some how pulling out the little bar that holds it back from sucking it up but that means id have to get some glue and seal up the hole in the side of it. Then again that bar seems to be a pain to get out.
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try to find a really thin hanger and use that to push the ball out! Good luck with man!
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Old June 8th, 2010, 07:41 AM
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if you for some reason still cant get it out afyer all that help.. try an air compressor and just blow the thing out.. as others have said you can use airsoft BB's if you lose the ones you have.. they work like a charm and they are cheap..

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i clean mine everyday, never had that prob. good luck man.
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whenever that happens to me i just give my hookah a good cleaning, and make sure to run some water through the purge valve. mabye make sure the ball bearing isnt sticky
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Magnet. duh.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 02:16 PM
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I clean mine at least once a week so i do not have the issue you just had.
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my bearing always gets stuck on my little SS rave hookah. i just tap on the valve and it unsticks itself haha.
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Figured Id piggy back off this topic....

I got a Small Sahara Smoke Hookah... and hose adapter has a BB in it like it was setup for a rig with more then one hose. The Damn thing keeps sticking... Really really really annoying. I was thinking of ordering a Mod Adapter with out the autoseal to replace it but any other options?

I was thinking of some how pulling out the little bar that holds it back from sucking it up but that means id have to get some glue and seal up the hole in the side of it. Then again that bar seems to be a pain to get out.
if its just a one hose which it sounds like you were saying, not really sure, then just take the bb out all together. Its unnecessary and is only restricting your draw a ton. im not sure how ss holds the ball in there but take out the screw/ drill out whatevers in there also. not needed and restricting. if it was a screw just fill the hole in the side with super glue or somthin.
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if its just a one hose which it sounds like you were saying, not really sure, then just take the bb out all together. Its unnecessary and is only restricting your draw a ton. im not sure how ss holds the ball in there but take out the screw/ drill out whatevers in there also. not needed and restricting. if it was a screw just fill the hole in the side with super glue or somthin.
I got it out the other week... When I was just slapping it lightly in my hand to get the bb unstuck the bar and BB fell out. It was a one hoser I dont understand why it even had a Autoseal in it.

I just took electrical tape over the hole it made in the side of the adapter.

It works 200% better without that Autoseal crap, I don't think ill ever own another hookah with autoseal.
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Take the cap off and try to get it out. If it's really stuck in there use a long and thin piece of metal and poke it out from the inside. After that give the ball bearing and the purge port a good washing and then use olive oil to help prevent this in the future.

If you really want to fix this problem you can replace the ball bearing all together with an airsoft BB that is far less likely to get stuck.
you are a genius! this must have happened before to you
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