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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Default I cant get smoke

Well i get very thin smoke, like on a cold day when u breathe. im using Pharose charcoal (cant spell, srry) i set up everything like i used to do. whats wrong with it?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:27 PM
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Check your hookah for leaks.

Also, maybe you packed the bowl too tight.?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:28 PM
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be sure your tobacco is packed about 1/8'' from the foil and try using more heat. You can always remove some coal if it's a bit much. What are you smoking?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM
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fantasia triple apple. it has no leaks, and i never pack tight :-P
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:33 PM
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fantasia triple apple. it has no leaks, and i never pack tight :-P
Yeah then it sounds like a leak in your hookah. Or maybe the hose too
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:35 PM
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lame....would tape work till i get a job and some money :-P i should i sell my friend's
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:40 PM
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pull the bowl off your hookah and put your finger over the hole where the bowl would go and pull on the hose. This will tell you if you have a leak somewhere.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: I cant get smoke

If you are confident that your hookah has no leaks, and you have tested it, then you aren't getting enough heat. Use more coal if that doesnt work more holes or bigger holes. Just gotta play around with your whole setup to really find the supreme setup. I hope al lgoes well in the future!
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:46 PM
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i think i found the leak...its where the base meets the stem
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: I cant get smoke

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i think i found the leak...its where the base meets the stem
Ahh the stem grommet. For now use some newspaper, or some cardboard, tape anything that you have at home that can create a seal. Use that until you are able to order a stem grommet! Let us know how it smokes after you plug that up.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:52 PM
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will do, thnx again lol
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:56 PM
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put some electrical tape around the base of your hookah and put your grommet over it or put some wet paper towel over your grommet.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:59 PM
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i have...duct tape lol. i also have an extra stem with a grommet on it
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:01 PM
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i have...duct tape lol. i also have an extra stem with a grommet on it
If the grommet isn't glued to the stem go ahead and see if that one will work. Some hookahs have their stems grommets glued. If it is glued don't try to take it off. Might as well just order a whole new grommet. It would only work if the stems are of similiar size.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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the grommet is glued to it. it fits perfectly in the base
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:07 PM
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the grommet is glued to it. it fits perfectly in the base
You can use that stem if you want. I have an idea but I don't want you to try it. I tend to be an idiot when it comes to things like this. I don't think the plan all the way through and I don't want you to mess anything up.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:10 PM
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eh, if it sounds good ill try it
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:03 AM
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i think i found the leak...its where the base meets the stem
Yea my old hookah had the same problem..the stock grommet sucked and wasnt air tight..
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:42 AM
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just try some newspaper or duck tape it totally will work til you fix it. good luck with the gromet
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:43 AM
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the second stem works great..im starting to think i was using the wrong base 0_o
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:11 AM
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electrical tape solves just about anything.
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