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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:14 AM
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[FONT=Calibri]Just wondering however if anyone has used a plastic base? Thatís where I cheaped out and while it seems to work fine I was wondering if glass bases smoke differently. [/FONT]
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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: Plastic or glass base?

it will smoke about the same, it dissipates heat differently than glass when it comes to putting ice in the base.

I prefer glass, most people here, I'd bet, prefer glass, but if youre on a budget plastic does work. Watch for cracks.
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Default Re: Plastic or glass base?

..and be careful not to melt your base .. as I had to learn the hard way.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the advice... never thought about melting it. I put it in the freezer this afternoon for tonight and crossed my fingers hoping the silly thing won't crack.
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Default Re: Plastic or glass base?

The big difference between glass and plastic is that glass will insulate better and keep the water cooler in the vase. Acrylic is more durable in the case that you drop it or such.

One note, I would not recommend that you place your acrylic vase in the freezer for 2 reasons. 1. It wont hold the cold for very long once you pull it out and 2. It may fracture.

We own multiple hookahs and from our experience Acrylic tends to fracture over time if exposed to intense heat changes (i.e. ice in the vase while smoking outside on a hot day.)

Hope this helps.

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glass ..... plastic is not traditional, not durable, and u do not know the effect of heat and smoke and what reactions might happen and what u r inhaling with the smoke with plastic.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Plastic or glass base?

My first hookah was an Acrylic Base.

They're actually not bad pieces of equipment and I keep it around for parties.

I use my nice glass base hookah for low-key smoking sessions with close friends and the like, but when rowdy drunk people are around, out comes the plastic.
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