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Old August 10th, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Question what does a diffuser do?

I've heard things like once you use it's hard to go back...i was wondering what they're for and what they do other than make more bubbles, does it make the smoke more filtered? maybe more quiet?
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

A difuser is a device that primarily makes lots of smaller bubbles.

Smaller bubbles have a greater surface area when in contact with the water thereby cooling the smoke better.

The hookah is quieter and doesn't vibrate nearly as much.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:32 PM
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does it make it harder to pull?
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

heres a visual picture of how it works: http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p...idproduct=1341

no it doesnt make the pull harder IMO

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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

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does it make it harder to pull?
yeah a little bit. I guess if you made one yourself you could tweak it to whats best.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

I was told by a H-S rep that it "Conditions and smooths the smoke". I don't understand how, but it apparently adds more humidity to the smoke, making it thicker.

It doesn't do anything special for me, just makes the pull tighter and doesn't fit on Km or MZ hookahs.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 07:54 PM
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seems like a kool thing to try out
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:13 PM
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Counter-Terrorists have diffused the bomb.
CT WINS!


Diffuses.
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

As stated, this has to do with smoke bubble size. Smaller bubbles have a greater surface area vs. volume. In theory this exposes more filterable particulate to the filtering agent (the water) . The larger the surface area ,the better the thermal exchange. The hotter smoke is cooled better by the cooler water .

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I just have to say Lake your sig is amazing
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

i wanted to make a diffuser fr my Syrian.. i think im going to try it out with a mouth tip .. ill let you all know how it goes when i do it..
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awesome
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Old August 11th, 2008, 01:10 AM
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OLD ENGLISH 40! Lakemonster is now my idol. thats a sweet signature.
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

Just shove some bendy straws into the downstem and ta-da! Cheap diffuser!
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

The diffuser's really work to and are pretty simple, a quick one I have used is four bendy straws cut an inch below the bend, put longer end into the stem and bend the shorter end out. This helps to make the smaller bubbles and quite the sound when you take a draw.
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

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Counter-Terrorists have diffused the bomb.
CT WINS!


Diffuses.
yes! very old school. i'd be scared of trying to make one for my KM because i have to heat my downstem to shove a mouth piece in it. i'm pretty sure i'll F it up
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Default Re: what does a diffuser do?

I have one and honestly, in my opinion, it just quiets the pull. I don't really see how it filters or cools the smoke, however, it does make lots of tiny bubbles. For cooling the smoke I always just simply put some ice cubes in my base. I always use my diffuser though. It's nice to use during a movie or watching a rugby game when you're trying to hear what's going on and don't want to be annoyed by the hookah noise
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