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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:25 AM
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I was purging my rig today, and odd stuff happened. Air was going through the valve like normal, and then all of a sudden, a burst of water shoots out of my bowl and foil (vortex). I don't know how it shot the water all the way up to the stem. Also, the vortex did its job. It kept all the water in the bowl (with the shisha...). It was just so odd.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:27 AM
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wow. I have never heard of anything like that before. Maybe the purge got blocked and forced water up the stem. but I wouldn't expect it to be that violent.... very weird.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:32 AM
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yeah i blew too hard purging my lebanese hookah once & got water everywhere, just dnt blow so hard & watch your water level when you do, if it drops really fast you might get that "fountain" effect again
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:36 AM
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yeah i blew too hard purging my lebanese hookah once & got water everywhere, just dnt blow so hard & watch your water level when you do, if it drops really fast you might get that "fountain" effect again
Lol this
Purge ball might have been stuck.
Hookah volcanoes are never fun.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:42 AM
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There was definitely air coming out of the valve. It just suddenly blew. It was interesing with a vortex bowl too. Soaked my coals and all of that fun stuff... Turned the ash into a gross black substance.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:04 AM
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yea your just blowing to hard
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:45 AM
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yea your just blowing to hard
So, you're suggesting that he be more gentle when he blows the hose?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 06:00 AM
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theres so much sexual innuendo on this site. its great. but very weird. there shouldnt be pressure in the base if the purge is open
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Old June 9th, 2010, 06:24 AM
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So, you're suggesting that he be more gentle when he blows the hose?
You have to be careful in the blowing intensity or liquid might explode out of the stem.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 06:55 AM
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The innuendo is much too easy.

That aside. Think of how hydraulics work. Since we are working with circles here.. the surface area is increases with radius at a rate of r squared. So say you have a 2 inch radius surface of exposed water in the base and 0.5 inch radius of exposed water in your stem itself.. If you were to add an additional 1 psi to the inside of the base, you would essentially be pushing 8 psi through the pipe. I know it's not quite that much in this case because of the surface area consumed by the pipe in the water in the base itself, but it's close enough. Either way, even if your purge is working, you can still do a "hookah volcano" as i read it if you do blow too hard.

I believe this can also be amplified by surging airflow into the hose for the purge. So even if the purge is working, and depending on the height of your hookah, and the resistance of the purge. you could have easily just blown too hard and unleashed a load (of water) all over your shisha.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 07:00 AM
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purge must have gotten suck closed. lucky you didn't shoot a coal off and start a fire. just don't blow as hard. happy smoking.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Yeah i have to be really careful when i purge my little Sahara smoke hookah. the valve will stick every now and then so you have to be careful how hard you blow into it.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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I have also had this problem.. the ball berring in the purge valve got stuck down and i blew too hard and water went everywhere.. I even shot the bowl right off the stem.. the coal burnt my floor..

lets just say, I will never blow that herd to purge a hookah ever again.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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It happened to me at a hookah bar, the waitress didn't even know what a purge was or that it shouldn't stick, lol, but they fixed it
I'm just glad it was there and not in my room
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Old June 9th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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you purged too hard....happens to all of us at least once.
happened to me once, it was gross, never did it again
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Old June 9th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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never happened to me before but now i know to be careful
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hahahah... hookah volcano!!!!
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