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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Default Leaky purge valve. :/

Hello guys, well I've just received my MZ perpetual river in the mail and damn she looks awesome! Theres only one little prob I'm havening the purge valve had some slag in it so I used a small file to scrap it out well even after doing that the seals still not fully tight like it is with my Mya. This is the first time I've personally owned an Egyption hookah and was wondering if a little air escaping in was normal?
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:53 PM
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I'm going to have to say that isn't normal. Try one of the plastic airsoft bb, someone else can explain the sizes for me please

Worse comes to worse just seal it off with wet paper towel or silly puddy lol which iis what i had used once.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Leaky purge valve. :/

What part of the purge valve? Your might have a bad ball bearing, try replacing it. It could also be a bad weld too, but MZ welds are done very nice, so i'm not sure.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: Leaky purge valve. :/

I've used two different ball bearings I have the same prob with both, Holding my finger over the purge valve hole does stop the prob, It must be the weld in the inside of the valve were the bearing sits.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: Leaky purge valve. :/

It looks like the copper tubes not totally centered in it causing it to be a little thick on one side, thus theres more metal on one side then the other making the ball sit off center. Damn a new hookah and something like this has to be wrong with it. :S

update: Took damn near long enough but with enough filing of the center and a larger bearing I've managed to fix it.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: Leaky purge valve. :/

maybe a little putty or try a bigger berring like a bb.. other then that just put a wet towel over it while u smoke then.. ?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: Leaky purge valve. :/

Dang that sux. That's once of the downsides of getting a hand-made hookah...You may get some defects that do mess with the way it will smoke.

But glad to hear that you fixed da prob tho
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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as far as airsoft bb's go, if I remember correctly they are all the same size but the weight is different, like a 20g bb weighs more then a 12g bb and so on.
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I'm going to have to say that isn't normal. Try one of the plastic airsoft bb, someone else can explain the sizes for me please

Worse comes to worse just seal it off with wet paper towel or silly puddy lol which iis what i had used once.
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