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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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Default Weld Problem

I have had my 30 inch 3-hose egyptian hookah from hookah-shisha.com for 3 years now and the welds have started falling off of the hose ports. It's slowly been getting worse and it's getting to the point that it is unusable. They do not seel replacement stems or anything, they told me to buy a new one. A hookah should definately last longer than 3 years. Has anyone else had this problem or does anyone know how I can fix it without ruining anything. I've tried sauldering it myself but it never seems to stick correctly.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:07 PM
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you should use flux if your gonna do that yourself. that will clean it and help the metals bond. I know i put the research in so i could fix my stem too
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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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3 years is a good lifetime for a hookah. You can probably buy another stem for it, or maybe just dish out some dough and get a Km.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:16 PM
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I agree about getting a new stem or hookah.

3 years is a long time and it looks like your hookah just came at the end of its life

I'd say try something new...Like a MYA, KM, or an MZ. I have smoked out of all of these brands and they all smoke good and they all have great quality
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i woudl file the joints just a bit and clean with alcohal, and use a good soder with flux and resin. with that you should be able to get the seals done if you don't wnt a new one that is.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:05 AM
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You should be able to find a welding shop who can advise you, and make the repairs. I am interested to find out what you decide. A well-made hookah appliance, should last indefinetly, with proper care.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:06 AM
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Actually I take it back! Lol

Yeah you should just get it repaired if it aint too much damage. But, if it still doesn't work, even after trying to get it fixed, new hookah time! lol
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What about some J-B Weld? Or a heavy duty epoxy? Should seal it up rather nicely.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:55 AM
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You should be able to find a welding shop who can advise you, and make the repairs. I am interested to find out what you decide. A well-made hookah appliance, should last indefinetly, with proper care.
i don't know about indefinitely. i know people who've taken care of their hookahs meticulously and they just crap out in 12 years (and they were very very solid full brass syrian hookahs).

stainless steel ones won't last nearly that long. galvanized steel will last a few years.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 05:59 AM
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Interesting. I bought two excellent hookahs in Saudi Arabia, back in 1997. They are handmade, with silver plating. I clean them thoroughly, and polish them with silver polish paste. They are both in excellent condition, and are as solid as the day I bought them, in the shop in Riyadh. I think they will last me many more years.
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I'm going to try nd weld it with some J-B Weld. I already ordered a new syrian but I would hate to have to get rid of this egyptian. Hopefully I'll like the syrian when it gets here and I can take my time and try to repair the egyptian slowly and thoroughly.
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as long as you have that syrian i see no problems slowing fixing the old lol. take your time, make sure to throughly clean it and use flux and you really shouldnt have any problems having an airtight seal that stays on
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Have to talked to Hookah Shisha about this?

They might send you a new one.
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Have to talked to Hookah Shisha about this?

They might send you a new one.
after 3 years? id think they be reluctant to say the least.
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they may have good customer service, but i dont think THAT good of service lol
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or you could just grind your teeth for 3 months and hope to win the contest. Hahahaha 1st place is a rotator, 2nd is an egyptian and 3rd is that mini mod hookah that looks so cool and fun to have. I wonder how the stem is on that.
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Default Re: Weld Problem

its plastic. so obviously not that great of one
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What about some J-B Weld? Or a heavy duty epoxy? Should seal it up rather nicely.

i agree, as a auto mechanic i think jb weld should be a good fix, i fixed a guitar that had broken, its still fixed 2 years later
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Hahaha no way! It's seriously plastic? Wow!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: Weld Problem

yeah its plastic lol. check out sams review of it thats why he said really follow the half coal rule they say lol
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