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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:09 PM
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I was smoking my KM last night and when i first set it up and started to smoke i felt as if it wasnt bubbling and not hitting great i felt as if it wasnt pulling.
so added more water. same thing.
took out water. same thing.
changed the bowl, like actually got a different bowl head and put shisha in it. made alot less holes and it was a little better with smoke but it still wasnt bubbling...


one of my favorite things about smoking hookah is the sound of the bubbling water in the vase and the thick clouds...i didnt get that last night and it actually caused me to clean up my hookah early and be in a bad mood for the rest of the night....


help anyone?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Set it up again and start checking for leaks.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

You packed up because there were no bubbles?!!?! lol. You would hate my hookah my friend it bubbles but is DEAD quiet, no joke. What were you smoking? What were you using for coals etc etc. we need to know these tings to isolate your lack of smoke issue .
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

I think you might have a major leak some where
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:15 PM
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You packed up because there were no bubbles?!!?! lol. You would hate my hookah my friend it bubbles but is DEAD quiet, no joke. What were you smoking? What were you using for coals etc etc. we need to know these tings to isolate your lack of smoke issue .
i mean the hits werent great and i had to really pull hard to get anything...
and i was already in a pissy mood hoping hookah would make me feel better....


i was smoking AF watermelon then the new bowl i switched to AF grape
and i had one 3kings QL
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:16 PM
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do you have a ball bearing in your purge valve?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

Ok it wasn't the stuff you were smoking or the things you were using to heat up your bowl, As others have mentioned try to find some leaks in your stem/heart. If that doesn't do the trick do what scoop said make sure you have a ballbearing in, and make sure it isn't stuck in the purge position. I don't know if that is possibly but it is worth it to check. Check your hose as well for a leak.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:21 PM
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do you have a ball bearing in your purge valve?

yeah i do...
the stem to base is very very tight too so i dont think i could have a leak there. although i have dent in the stem near the end that goes into the water. thats how it came out the box from hookah-shisha.com though and i didnt think anything of it
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

Do this to test for leaks:

Put water in your base and setup like you usually do but dont put any shisha, put your palm on top of your bowl and take your hose and take a pull. If your feel a tight suction on your palm then you have no leaks, if you dont feel suction on your palm then something is wrong.
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

wait, wtf?
they have Km's at H-s.com?
check for leaks, that's all i have to say.
make sure your bowl/stem connection is airtight too.
and load up some more coals
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:31 PM
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wait, wtf?
they have Km's at H-s.com?
check for leaks, that's all i have to say.
make sure your bowl/stem connection is airtight too.
and load up some more coals
woops nevermind i didnt get it from HS

alright ill check for leaks....

more coals
and put them on the bowl too??
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:44 PM
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woops nevermind i didnt get it from HS

alright ill check for leaks....

more coals
and put them on the bowl too??
The more coals is if you're lacking smoke, but no bubbles is, like the others have said, a leak thing. Adding more coals won't bring back the bubbles .
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:47 PM
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The more coals is if you're lacking smoke, but no bubbles is, like the others have said, a leak thing. Adding more coals won't bring back the bubbles .

but then wont it burn my shisha?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

to an extent, it really depends on the brand. but like he said coals is for smoke, bubbles are a leak
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:12 PM
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to an extent, it really depends on the brand. but like he said coals is for smoke, bubbles are a leak
alright
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

how high over the stem are you filling the water up to?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:37 PM
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how high over the stem are you filling the water up to?

i dont know if anyone here has a Km but it has a part with ridges almost like something to screw into the stem and i fill it right till there which would be about 1/2 an inch to an inch
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

Pull the hose off the stem, close off the insert end of the hose with your finger and try to draw air through it. See if the hose is leaking. Also if the tips aren't inserted enough into the hose they can do that.
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

i had the same problem 2night.. i packed my bowl a lil too tight and there was no airflow.. make sure everything is right.. and dont over pack ur bowl.. or atleast dont pack you bowl down if you do. that kills air flow..
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

setup the hookah without the bowl on top and suck, if it bubbles then it should bubble with the bowl on top as well
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

yeah that happened to me today actually...i just went down to wal mart got some rubber welding stuff and slapped in on there and its all good
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i had the same problem 2night.. i packed my bowl a lil too tight and there was no airflow.. make sure everything is right.. and dont over pack ur bowl.. or atleast dont pack you bowl down if you do. that kills air flow..
Agree with Rob416 here. If you had to pull hard to get a hit that means there's a possibly an airflow blockage somewhere. Make sure you don't over pack the bowl.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 01:54 PM
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alright i will thanks
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Old June 4th, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: No Bubbles!

It could also be your hose, check if it isn't rusting and has no air leaking through it. To check if it has no leaks try:


Water in your sink, fill it up

Put your hose in the water and look for bubbles. Im not sure if this will work but I used to do this when i had problems with my wheels on my bike.
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It could also be your hose, check if it isn't rusting and has no air leaking through it. To check if it has no leaks try:


Water in your sink, fill it up

Put your hose in the water and look for bubbles. Im not sure if this will work but I used to do this when i had problems with my wheels on my bike.

Or you could just plug one end of the hose and blow or suck to check for leaks...
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