Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

Help with hookah problem

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 29th, 2008, 04:47 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Help with hookah problem

Hey,

when i let the pipe in the water about an inch, i don't breathe in any smoke when i suck through the hose. But when i dont put any water in the base and the pipe isnt in the water, then i get breathe in smoke when i suck through the hose. Does anyone know why this is?

Last edited by chang0000; May 29th, 2008 at 05:08 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:11 AM
hotcloak's Avatar
hotcloak
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lamont, CA
Posts: 159
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

ill see if i can think of why that's happening, sounds pretty weird. can you take it back to where you got it and exchange it for a new one?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:12 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

i got it from a friend, he's been using it fine up until he gave it to me.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:17 AM
hotcloak's Avatar
hotcloak
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lamont, CA
Posts: 159
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

did he give it to you after or before the problem started?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:20 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

he gave it to me before the problem started.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:22 AM
hotcloak's Avatar
hotcloak
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lamont, CA
Posts: 159
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

hmm dmc might know whats up with it or he'll think of a way to fix it with some kool expirament...i cant spell right now so im srry lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Scoop's Avatar
Scoop
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: the City of Angels
Posts: 2,752
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

im not even sure how that physically would happen.

is the water frozen solid? if youre putting it in water, the result should be indentical
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:32 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

Yea i'm confused to scoop, i really dont kno why im not getting any smoke at all when the pipe is in the water. the water i use is just normal sink water, nothing special.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:39 AM
dmcwebd
Status: Offline
Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 1,143
Send a message via MSN to dmcwebd
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

doesn't really make any sense to me, are you using any refused on the pipe? check to see if the pipe is not blocked.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:44 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

everything is fine when the pipe isnt in the water, but when its in the water i cant get any smoke through. what do you mean by "are you using any refused on the pipe?"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:57 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

well something i did with the hookah when i first got it was take it apart and i cleaned everything with dish washing soap. I made sure i got all the soap out, but would that have anything to do with this?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 29th, 2008, 05:58 AM
hotcloak's Avatar
hotcloak
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lamont, CA
Posts: 159
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

not sure if this matters but do u put it together right?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 29th, 2008, 06:03 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

yea i did
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 29th, 2008, 06:05 AM
hotcloak's Avatar
hotcloak
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lamont, CA
Posts: 159
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

buy a new stem?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 29th, 2008, 06:07 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

i guess i will have to. but i dont understand why the smoke flows through fine without the water, but when the water is put in the base no smoke passes through..
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old May 29th, 2008, 06:09 AM
hotcloak's Avatar
hotcloak
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lamont, CA
Posts: 159
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

well since the water is for filtering y not smoke herbal shisha with the stem?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old May 29th, 2008, 06:32 AM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

http://www.thehookah.com/images/P/d_rotator-02.jpg this hookah looks similar to mine, in that the only difference is the color and mine isnt a rotator. iono if the picture will help you guys but there it is.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old May 29th, 2008, 06:52 AM
krampi's Avatar
krampi
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Budapest - Hungary
Posts: 589
Send a message via MSN to krampi
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

Is the water bubbling, when u have a pull? When u do not have ur bowl on the top of the stem, try to suck in it, and than try to cramp the end of the stem and suck in it than. If it is not able in the second case, than ur hookah is airtight. After that put on ur bowl which is packed, put the foil on it, and than the coals. Be sure, that ur coals are fully lit and ashed. Than leave it for some secs like this, and than try to have some pulls. In that case, there is no smoke at all? I hope i could help. If not, than i can't help i think :S But i think there could be a problem with the coals maybe.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old May 29th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Sambooka's Avatar
Sambooka
Status: Offline
Sambooka Jr.


 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 13,856
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

Check EVERYTHing for air leaks.

Plug one end of the stem and suck on the bottom of the stem to check for any air leaks?
Check the hose, by plugging one end and then sucking on the other?
Setup your hookah, but do not put a bowl on top, plug the top with your finger and suck on the hose to check for any air leaks?

Check all those carefully!

Then, when you setup the hookah, make sure to put water so it rises no more then 1 inch above the bottom of the stem. Then do a check on that, if you have no air leaks above, then it should work fine.

Let us know, and please do those checks above ... when the hookah is assembled, and you suck on the hose, you should have complete suction and no air leaks!
__________________

http://www.hookahpro.com - Hookah Pro Community - Hookah Forum
~Favorite Hookah~ Khalil Mamoon Amer .. (she leans, so I call her Eileen)
~Favorite Setup~ Egyptian Hookah, Vortex Bowl, Natural Coals (Exotica or Coconara)
~Current Flavor Favorites~ Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights, Hookah Freak Spiced Apple Cider, Starbuzz White Peach
Nakhla Double Apple, Nakhla Earl Grey, Nakhla Sweet Melon, Nakhla Cinnamon, Nakhla Cardamom, Nakhla Fakhfakhina Mixed Fruit, Nakhla El Basha Grape
Al Fakher Mint, Al Fakher Orange, Al Fakher Cinnamon
HookahPro.com .. powered by Elites!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old May 29th, 2008, 09:05 AM
billyy
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 134
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

This might sound stupid but, have you put tobacco in the bowl? lit the coal and put it over the foil?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old May 29th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Kwikwi's Avatar
Kwikwi
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,180
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

Check your purge valve, it may be failing to close properly. Make sure the ball bearing isn't caked over with residue.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old May 29th, 2008, 09:28 AM
Sambooka's Avatar
Sambooka
Status: Offline
Sambooka Jr.


 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 13,856
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

Yeah, you definitely have an air leak someplace, it is not fully air tight!

My guess would be the purge valve also ... but you have to test everything to find the leak, once you find it, fix it and then everything should be great! And your friend will be pissed he gave you his hookah!

Cheers!
__________________

http://www.hookahpro.com - Hookah Pro Community - Hookah Forum
~Favorite Hookah~ Khalil Mamoon Amer .. (she leans, so I call her Eileen)
~Favorite Setup~ Egyptian Hookah, Vortex Bowl, Natural Coals (Exotica or Coconara)
~Current Flavor Favorites~ Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights, Hookah Freak Spiced Apple Cider, Starbuzz White Peach
Nakhla Double Apple, Nakhla Earl Grey, Nakhla Sweet Melon, Nakhla Cinnamon, Nakhla Cardamom, Nakhla Fakhfakhina Mixed Fruit, Nakhla El Basha Grape
Al Fakher Mint, Al Fakher Orange, Al Fakher Cinnamon
HookahPro.com .. powered by Elites!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old May 29th, 2008, 10:49 AM
ChronicHookah
Status: Offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South OC
Posts: 3,291
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

piut up a video of what's going on! then i'm sure we'll get to the bottom of this
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old May 29th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Huskysibe's Avatar
Huskysibe
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Earth
Posts: 4,229
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

Purge valve most likely. Check for air leaks all over, Grommet, welds etc etc
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old May 29th, 2008, 12:01 PM
chang0000
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Default Re: Help with hookah problem

the water isn't bubbling when i have a pull with the pipe about an inch in the water.
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a problem with my shisha store? Donnie Hookah Discussion 20 August 5th, 2008 12:18 PM
Weld Problem golemjk Hookah Discussion 19 May 5th, 2008 06:23 PM
Problem with AF Eskandarani Apple JillyIsJustKidding Hookah Discussion 29 April 30th, 2008 12:56 AM
Problem with Mod and Small Phunnel Donnie Hookah Discussion 39 April 2nd, 2008 10:37 AM
got a little problem SaraaiKar Hookah Discussion 10 November 2nd, 2007 07:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.