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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Hi,
I am new to hookahs. I purchased a hookah at this store in the mall that does not specialize in smoke products. It was made in china and it says inhale all over it. I inhaled the hose with no shisha or coal in it and it tasted horrible and stuff went into my mouth. I dont know what that "stuff was" but now there is no more of that coming out of the hose but it still tastes like crap. some parts of it look spray painted and i am now scared to use it because it might have lead in it. Is it safe to use? I will post a picture of it.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:41 AM
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buy an alaadin shisha mate, best hookahs yuo can get
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:44 AM
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Ok but do you think the hookah i have is going to taste like crap when i smoke it.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:46 AM
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i would say so, if it is brand new shouldnt taste like anything my friend. wash it out and give it ago. but i would recommend buying a new one
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:48 AM
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ok, what is a reliable website that doesnt show the return address?
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Crappy chinese hookahs?

There are many reliable websites.

try hookah-shisha.com
hookahhub.com

these are both good plus you can get discounts if your a hookah pro member..

check the discounts section of the forum to find many reputable vendors and their discount codes.

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: Crappy chinese hookahs?

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ok, what is a reliable website that doesnt show the return address?
Why are you wanting a retailer that will not put the return address on? Not wanting someone in the residence to know what your doing?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Oh I found the name of the hookah, it is an avalanche 1 cp? Has anyone heard of them?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:37 PM
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Last evening I went to our local store to purchase milk. To my surprise the owner is now selling cheap chinese hookahs. After a few questions it was clear he had no idea about what he was talking about. He is out to make a quick buck. The rule remains. BUYER
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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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I also wouldnt recomend washing a non washable hose you willget a build up of rust in it... and any of the supporting vendors on this web site are good to buy from. I dont think any store is allowedto ship without there return adress on it.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I use a cheap chinese hookah, bought it before i knew anything about them. they are actually not that bad. and when your in a place like NZ its impossible to get your hands on any other types unless you want to pay an arm and a leg in shipping
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Inhale rigs are vile and most Chinese rigs contain a lot of led since it's cheaper then steel, brass or copper. Wierd chemical smells/tastes in the hoses are a common occurance with Mya hoses in my experience and basically i've never had Chinese rig that lasted over a year with real problems and the lack of quality was evident from day one.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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I was given a chinese one as a gift (its the thought that counts) and it has been used hard. While it smokes pretty decent, the hose port threads were stripped when i got it so there isn't a great seal. the hot glue isn't all that attractive, but it does work pretty well.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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ok, what is a reliable website that doesnt show the return address?
If you were trying to hide something go with Social Smoke, I don't think it says anything relating to hookah on the return address.

In order to ship anything, I think they need to put a return address.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:02 PM
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If you get a Chinese hookah, stick with Mya. They make awesome stuff.

/Will Wal-mart be carrying hookahs soon?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:13 PM
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If you get a Chinese hookah, stick with Mya. They make awesome stuff.

/Will Wal-mart be carrying hookahs soon?
You know, I have been waiting for it. I mean, they carry everything else. Why not hookah? I have seen a few malls that sell some cheap chinese ones.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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You know, I have been waiting for it. I mean, they carry everything else. Why not hookah? I have seen a few malls that sell some cheap chinese ones.
They will put them next to the Catholic prayer candles. If they make a Saint Michael one I might totally buy it.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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since it is made with lead is it possilbe to led poisoning should i not smoke it?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Crappy chinese hookahs?

There seems like a possibility of lead poisoning. I dont smoke out of crappy chinese hookahs. they just dont do it for me, something about them scares me. might be the lead or the sounds of the little kids in the sweatshops crying as they made it echoing in my head.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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Ok is there a way i can tell for sure if its lead or not?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Ok is there a way i can tell for sure if its lead or not?
Lick it a few times and see if tastes sweet.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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serious? lol
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:36 PM
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I have a generic Chinese hookah and it gets the job done. I wouldn't smoke out of something that had "stuff" come out of it like that.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 11:21 PM
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serious? lol
I'd be careful with this guy, he might do it...
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