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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:24 PM
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i was looking at hh's website and i know they have some nice pyrex bowls and i saw that their prices have came down alot so what do you think of this one http://www.hookahhookah.com/hookahho...cat=300&page=1 tell me your thoughts. Thanks
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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:32 PM
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I have a blue one that's been smoked twice. If you want it I'll "sell" it to you for what it costs to mail it to you.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:39 PM
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I haven't heard good things about pyrex.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:12 PM
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The question should be .. are you willing to spend 30$ on a bowl lol
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Dunkel's offer gets you a free Pyrex bowl. They suck, but atleast you aren't paying 30 bucks...
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Dunkel's offer gets you a free Pyrex bowl. They suck, but atleast you aren't paying 30 bucks...
Shhh Zen I almost got this thing out of my "unused acessories I never needed bin"! LOL
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Old October 7th, 2008, 09:42 PM
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haha ok tell me why they suck. I dunno though I still might take it just because of the price
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They get very hot very quick and burn the tobacco.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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thats what i was afraid of i heard that they can get so hot they can actually explode every were if dropped. what do you think if i smoke with one or two coals do you think it would get to hot?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:46 AM
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its made for smoking so doubt it will exploade if u use more then 2 coals
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Old October 8th, 2008, 07:41 AM
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pyrex is very strong and can take a lot of heat (just dont thermo shock it) but i dont think glass is really a great material for hookah, at least for a small bowl (it has roughly the same heat transfer as aluminum IIRC)

most reviews of it have not been to good

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Jet Glass, or go home.

I love my Jet Glass bowl from mnhookah.com
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Jet Glass, or go home.

I love my Jet Glass bowl from mnhookah.com
i have not seen one in person but i am about 98% sure they are pyrex as well. they look to be lamp worked as apposed to fabricated/blown "hot".

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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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so metal bowls suck 2 ?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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metal bowls are very undesirable because they heat up to fast and to much
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Old October 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
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I had the original "Smiley" pyrex bowl that came with the pyrex glass screen.

It was the only bowl I smoked for about a month, because of the amazing design- the air holes were more to the side of the inner bowl, not the bottom, so air flow was excellent. The glass screen also fit perfectly. It smoked like a dream.

Then one day I had been smoking for about an hour, *barely* touched the glass with my tongs, and the whole thing shattered.

I bought another Pyrex bowl of a totally different design and brand. Third session- same thing.

While Pyrex doesn't conduct heat as easily as regular glass, it also seems to make the material much more fragile. Just FYI.
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its that it was being chilled in one spot, same thing when you work hot glass. also they may not have annealed it correctly thus letting it fracture more easily.

basically when you work glass very thin you dont have to anneal it but while its cooling off if you touch it with a metal tool it will break where you touched it, no questions asked

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Old October 8th, 2008, 07:05 PM
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Don't. That's what i have to say on the matter. get a large egyptian and a Vortex and/or phunnel, that's all you'll really need as far as bowls are concerned.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:50 AM
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its that it was being chilled in one spot, same thing when you work hot glass. also they may not have annealed it correctly thus letting it fracture more easily.

basically when you work glass very thin you dont have to anneal it but while its cooling off if you touch it with a metal tool it will break where you touched it, no questions asked

-matt
Well, I think it's silly to have a hookah bowl that you cannot touch with your tongs. I mean come on....

Anywho, I LOVE the design of the smiley brand bowl. The other pyrex bowls are just worthless. I just wish someone made the smiley design in clay or something.
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With a glass bowl, or a windcover add a oven mitt to the hookah collection. Adds a nice Martha Stewart touch...
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I was about to defend their durability (based on cookware), but then I remembered Pyrex is a brand name, not a material. I doubt that a cookware company would make a hookah bowl, so it's probably knockoff material made with shotty craftsmanship.

Also very overpriced unless you take Dunkel up on his offer.
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Hmm so glass sucks and metal (which I use to some success) is apparently no good so it's either ceramic/earthenware or don't bother? I know Wharbone swears by jet glass but does anyone else? I haven't used my metal one enough to determine whether I want to go back to my mud one.
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Well, I think it's silly to have a hookah bowl that you cannot touch with your tongs. I mean come on....

Anywho, I LOVE the design of the smiley brand bowl. The other pyrex bowls are just worthless. I just wish someone made the smiley design in clay or something.
well its probably one of those things that who ever made it never realized that the temp differences would be enough to do it and never experienced it when they tested them

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I was about to defend their durability (based on cookware), but then I remembered Pyrex is a brand name, not a material. I doubt that a cookware company would make a hookah bowl, so it's probably knockoff material made with shotty craftsmanship.

Also very overpriced unless you take Dunkel up on his offer.
"pyrex", while a brand name is like kleenex meaning tissues or how ipod has become the general word for music players. you can buy the exact same formulation of glass in rods and tubes to lamp work with so these bowls can be the "real" stuff... just glass is not the best material for this since it doesnt like thermo shock to much. also the thicker the bowl the more likely it will be to crack (counter intuitive i know) but the thinner the bowl the faster the temperature can equalize

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trust me on this one Pass
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I had the original "Smiley" pyrex bowl that came with the pyrex glass screen.

It was the only bowl I smoked for about a month, because of the amazing design- the air holes were more to the side of the inner bowl, not the bottom, so air flow was excellent. The glass screen also fit perfectly. It smoked like a dream.

Then one day I had been smoking for about an hour, *barely* touched the glass with my tongs, and the whole thing shattered.

I bought another Pyrex bowl of a totally different design and brand. Third session- same thing.

While Pyrex doesn't conduct heat as easily as regular glass, it also seems to make the material much more fragile. Just FYI.
Did the glass shisha saver bowl you got from john break?
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