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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:50 PM
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Hey guys!

My 15 dollars hookah from egypt is anoying me. Whenever i smoke my hookah (which is now impossible, the hose just broke) it lasts for just about 3-4 minutes, and then afterwards all the smoke dissapears. I setup it up just like Sambooka's instructional video says ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BCJ1xOQTE ((just with Hennawy tobacco and some egyptian quick lighting coals)), but i still have this problem. Is my hookah leaking or is it something else?
I hope you can answer my question, or at least guide me in an direction!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

Most likely your hookah is not air tight or your hose had holes in it.

To test for leaks, b4 you set anything up, this is what you do.

Put your palm over your bowl and while you do this, suck air through your hose. It you feel a slight tug at your palm and you feel/hear no escaping air, then no leaks But if you do, then there are leaks. Try to look for the leaks and try to make it air tight
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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

Alot of issues could be wrong, but sounds like your hose may have been a major one - if it just died on you, it may have been causing a issue.

Can you show a picture of your rig, plus alittle more info? Size, style, # of hoses, what type of hoses, brand of tobacco, brand/# of coals, etc. The more info you can provide, the better everybody can help you.

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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

I'm going to agree with Jilly, sounds like airtightedness issue.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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Size: 26 inches, egyptian hookah (im pretty sure), 1 hose, no brand hose, El Hennawy tobacco, coals is some shitty quick light brand (lasts 10 mins). I cannot provide you with an picture, unfortunately.

I just discovered that there is a leak where the grommet of the hose fits. But that doesnt explain why it would die on me, only after 3-4 minutes?:X

And thank you Sammniamii, I'm enjoying your videos!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:13 PM
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Just go for a new (quality) hookah. You can get good quality rigs for cheap. Check jandr 22" E's or if you are willing to spend a bit more go with a syrian.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

See, there's the problem. I either buy a good one (over 100 bucks), or i stick with the one i've got. See, it costs me about 40-50 dollars to ship something to Denmark (i live in Denmark).
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

Your grommet stretches out over the session with the hose inside of it, moving around slightly, so it will become wider and the hose will be loose and air will be able to get in.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:24 PM
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What can i do to prevent that, Zensilk?
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:26 PM
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Just get a new one :P

Or get a damn piece of a wet paper towel, wrap it around the hose end and then put it into the hose port. It'll give it a airtight fit
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:28 PM
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ALright, i guess there's a new hookah going my way!
thanks for the help guys and girls. Really appreciate it!
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Old March 4th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Yeah, do what Jilly mentioned.

Or look for a grommet that is made of hard plastic, not silicone. Silicone grommets, like Mya grommets, are great. But as you smoke the residue in the smoke gets in there and makes it all sticky and lubricated so your hose falls out like nobody's business. Honestly the best thing to do is to take every grommet out once in a while and clean it and dry it quickly, clean and dry the hose port too.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

Jilly posted some good advice, check for air tightness! Try her technique .. If you find leaks, plug them with whatever you can. I would recommend some moist paper towels for the base/stem area or some THIN cardboard soaked in water in other tight areas, like the stem/bowl area or the stem/hose area.

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Old March 4th, 2008, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

I use electrical to fill my leaks. It might work for you, just not up to on the bowl grommet. don't want the tape to heat up too much
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

I tried sucking on it, without a hose today:P didnt go quite well..
anyways, you got any suggestions for a good hookah, that's rather easy to use for a newbie? (80-120 dollars i guess, is the right price)
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

I'd say KM or a MYA :P

They are both pretty good hookahs! If you want other choices of better hookahs, go to www.hookahcompany.com

Pimpyourhookah.com is pretty good too, but he hasn't come back from hiatus yet.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:38 PM
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Would say that i should wait for pimpyourhookah.com to get online?
Cause i've got my eyes on "35"blue caravan KM", and "32" Tri-metal Khalil Mamoon" .. Dunno what to choose though
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:44 PM
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You might be better off to hold on a few more weeks because he might have something really nice for cheaper. Thats why im waiting hehe
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:53 PM
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32" tri metal for sure. Those things are sickkkk.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..

for that price I would check out JandR Syrians. I own two of them and also ckeck out KMs from Hookahcompnay and Pimpyourhookah. I believe JandR may be getting some KMs as well later.
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