Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:38 PM
digitalbass
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 8
Default Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

As stated in the title I just recieved my MYA Vortex in the mail. My hookah before this 1 was a horrible cheap $60 2 hose no brand name hookah. So I was assuming it would be a HUGE difference. Well I think im doing something wrong or the MYA Vortex isnt as good as my crap other hookah. So got couple questions.

1-On the hose adapters there are screws and little ball bearings. The ball bearings go on the bottom and then you put the screw on place so it doesnt fall out correct?

2-There are 3 holes I can screw my hose adapters into and 1 hose that has a little ball with it sticking out with 3 holes inside. I was told not to put my hose adapters in that because that is sort of like a. Sorry forgot.

3-The bowl in this is alot deeper than my other bowl. My other bowl is shallower and wider and this bowl is deeper and not as wide. I pack my bowls with alot more shisha in this bowl because I can but it burns and the sessions last half as long. And it gets harsh VERY fast in this new bowl.

4-The hose on my other crap hookah is skinny and this hose is alittle bit more wide. My other hose I could draw for a long time but this hose I can only draw for a small amount of time because its wider. But it doesnt have as much smoke as my old hookah either.


I just dont get it. I had the shisha/sessions last WAY longer in my old hookah and had my clouds alot bigger. Im putting the same amount of water in both. Filling the base up until 3/4" - 1" of the stem is submerged in water. Please if you owned the MYA Vortex or know what could be wrong adive/help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
dragonman586's Avatar
dragonman586
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 482
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Ok first that little ball thingy sticking out is the purge valve. You use it to blow out stale smoke. And the hose adapters are the auto seal ones so that say the person with the hose from that adapter isnt smoking and they forget to thumb over their hose. when you go to take a hit from your hose theirs will automatically seal up so that you get a good draw. The autoseal thingies kinda restrict the flow so I'd reccomend you cuck the little bearings. Unless you want the autoseal feature. (note you can't purge with an autoseal adapter. If you want you can remove the purge valve and replace with another adapter you want.) I hope this makes sense
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:46 PM
digitalbass
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

That did make sense. But when we didnt have the ball bearings in the hose adapters we couldnt inhale for a long time because it was such a big opening it would come in all at 1 time because the hose is so wide compared to my old hose which was not as wide and you could inhale for ALOT longer.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 4th, 2009, 04:16 AM
dragonman586's Avatar
dragonman586
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 482
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalbass View Post
That did make sense. But when we didnt have the ball bearings in the hose adapters we couldnt inhale for a long time because it was such a big opening it would come in all at 1 time because the hose is so wide compared to my old hose which was not as wide and you could inhale for ALOT longer.
I think you may be the first person in history to complain about an easier draw.....That is where the worth of these nicer pipes come in. The ease of the draw.If you want to go back to having a cruddy draw tape a coffee straw to the end of your hose. Try leaving the thing open but pulling slower.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 4th, 2009, 12:59 PM
ZenSilk's Avatar
ZenSilk
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,605
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragonman586 View Post
I think you may be the first person in history to complain about an easier draw.....That is where the worth of these nicer pipes come in. The ease of the draw.If you want to go back to having a cruddy draw tape a coffee straw to the end of your hose. Try leaving the thing open but pulling slower.
Ha I think he's not plugging the other hoses.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 4th, 2009, 01:07 PM
ZenSilk's Avatar
ZenSilk
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,605
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalbass View Post
As stated in the title I just recieved my MYA Vortex in the mail. My hookah before this 1 was a horrible cheap $60 2 hose no brand name hookah. So I was assuming it would be a HUGE difference. Well I think im doing something wrong or the MYA Vortex isnt as good as my crap other hookah. So got couple questions.

1-On the hose adapters there are screws and little ball bearings. The ball bearings go on the bottom and then you put the screw on place so it doesnt fall out correct?

2-There are 3 holes I can screw my hose adapters into and 1 hose that has a little ball with it sticking out with 3 holes inside. I was told not to put my hose adapters in that because that is sort of like a. Sorry forgot.

3-The bowl in this is alot deeper than my other bowl. My other bowl is shallower and wider and this bowl is deeper and not as wide. I pack my bowls with alot more shisha in this bowl because I can but it burns and the sessions last half as long. And it gets harsh VERY fast in this new bowl.

4-The hose on my other crap hookah is skinny and this hose is alittle bit more wide. My other hose I could draw for a long time but this hose I can only draw for a small amount of time because its wider. But it doesnt have as much smoke as my old hookah either.


I just dont get it. I had the shisha/sessions last WAY longer in my old hookah and had my clouds alot bigger. Im putting the same amount of water in both. Filling the base up until 3/4" - 1" of the stem is submerged in water. Please if you owned the MYA Vortex or know what could be wrong adive/help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks

1- Yes. Those are auto-seal hose ports, the ball bearing is placed under the screw; when you inhale, the ball bearing is pulled against the hose port opening in the heart of the hookah and the airway is sealed off to make your draw stronger.

2- I think what you are explaining is the Purge Valve. It looks different than the hose ports, you can't stick a hose into it. On a Mya hookah, you can take the purge valve off with plyers and replace it with an auto-seal hose port (the ones mentioned previously) so you can have one more place to plug in a hose. The Purge valve is used to release stale smoke; you do this by blowing into one of the hoses (one that has NO auo-seal bearing in the port). Mya hookahs don't purge so you won't need a purge valve for anything.

3- Pack less shisha in your new bowl. Use less coal, and experiment with amounts of coal until you get it right. Switch to natural coals as well.

4- Smoke density is not related to the hose. The hsoe you have is most likely a Mya hose, and these are tight-draw hoses, so I don't see how you are unable t inhale for a normal amount of time on these. The only possibility here is that you have an air leak in your hookah, the hose, or you don't have thr auto-seal ports set up correctly (refer to 1) , in which no bearings are inside of them, in which case the other ports/hoses need to be plugged.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 4th, 2009, 02:12 PM
digitalbass
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Thanks for everybodys replies and help. I tried using it again last night but used my old bowl instead of the 1 that came with it. Same amount of smoke but it lasted 2x as long and never got anywere as harsh as fast as the Mya bowl got. There is so no glaze inside of the actual bowl it stops at the top rim of th bowl. Could that be why its getting harsh so fast? As for the hoses I think I was just not used to the wider hose. After about 4 sessions im actually liking the wider hose and more smooth faster draw. And as for the smoke clouds. Me and my friend feel the clouds are slightly bigger but we both also agree that it feels more natural when inhaling. I was just expecting a HUGE difference in the amount of smoke we should be able to inhale by reeading reviews of what people wrote about it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 4th, 2009, 02:34 PM
mattathayde's Avatar
mattathayde
Status: Offline
Hookah Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Richmond/Yorktown VA
Posts: 3,779
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalbass View Post
As stated in the title I just recieved my MYA Vortex in the mail. My hookah before this 1 was a horrible cheap $60 2 hose no brand name hookah. So I was assuming it would be a HUGE difference. Well I think im doing something wrong or the MYA Vortex isnt as good as my crap other hookah. So got couple questions.

1-On the hose adapters there are screws and little ball bearings. The ball bearings go on the bottom and then you put the screw on place so it doesnt fall out correct?

2-There are 3 holes I can screw my hose adapters into and 1 hose that has a little ball with it sticking out with 3 holes inside. I was told not to put my hose adapters in that because that is sort of like a. Sorry forgot.

3-The bowl in this is alot deeper than my other bowl. My other bowl is shallower and wider and this bowl is deeper and not as wide. I pack my bowls with alot more shisha in this bowl because I can but it burns and the sessions last half as long. And it gets harsh VERY fast in this new bowl.

4-The hose on my other crap hookah is skinny and this hose is alittle bit more wide. My other hose I could draw for a long time but this hose I can only draw for a small amount of time because its wider. But it doesnt have as much smoke as my old hookah either.


I just dont get it. I had the shisha/sessions last WAY longer in my old hookah and had my clouds alot bigger. Im putting the same amount of water in both. Filling the base up until 3/4" - 1" of the stem is submerged in water. Please if you owned the MYA Vortex or know what could be wrong adive/help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks
1- yes but i dislike the auto seals in general, they make the pull harder but its much easier if you are smoking with a lot of people, if you are not smoking with other pull out the bb and you will enjoy it more

2- i think your talking about the purge valve, it is pointless unless you pull one of the BBs out so you can blow in to purge, but the myas are the the best purgers any way, just learn good heat management

3- the bowls mya sends can be hit or miss with getting them packed well. make sure there is not really any direct passages to the holes to keep ash from falling all the way through easily cause that can cause some bad taste. as to it burning you need to use less heat compared the the shallow bowl, my friend uses one of those bowls and only needs 2 CH naturals on it and it is fine and can be recoaled at least once while my mod bowl can only go 1.5 sets unless im using SB or something else that takes less heat. make sure you have a gap below the foil, add some more holes and move the coals more

4- the amount of smoke is going to be all in the bowl packing/ heat management and making sure you dont have any leaks in the set up. if you can pack and use your other bowl well then try using that and see how it all works.

-matt
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 4th, 2009, 05:40 PM
prince of hooka's Avatar
prince of hooka
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SI NY
Posts: 320
Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalbass View Post
As stated in the title I just recieved my MYA Vortex in the mail. My hookah before this 1 was a horrible cheap $60 2 hose no brand name hookah. So I was assuming it would be a HUGE difference. Well I think im doing something wrong or the MYA Vortex isnt as good as my crap other hookah. So got couple questions.

1-On the hose adapters there are screws and little ball bearings. The ball bearings go on the bottom and then you put the screw on place so it doesnt fall out correct?

2-There are 3 holes I can screw my hose adapters into and 1 hose that has a little ball with it sticking out with 3 holes inside. I was told not to put my hose adapters in that because that is sort of like a. Sorry forgot.

3-The bowl in this is alot deeper than my other bowl. My other bowl is shallower and wider and this bowl is deeper and not as wide. I pack my bowls with alot more shisha in this bowl because I can but it burns and the sessions last half as long. And it gets harsh VERY fast in this new bowl.

4-The hose on my other crap hookah is skinny and this hose is alittle bit more wide. My other hose I could draw for a long time but this hose I can only draw for a small amount of time because its wider. But it doesnt have as much smoke as my old hookah either.


I just dont get it. I had the shisha/sessions last WAY longer in my old hookah and had my clouds alot bigger. Im putting the same amount of water in both. Filling the base up until 3/4" - 1" of the stem is submerged in water. Please if you owned the MYA Vortex or know what could be wrong adive/help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks


The reason your not able to drawlike you want is because a MYA hose is skinny try to get a razan or a naour hose and it should fix the problem. Also i recommend that if your going to smoke by your self to buy the circurlar caps that come for a MYA and put screw them into the holes when your not smoking. also the bowl that comes with the mya suck if you smoke mainly wet tobacco i would reccomend a vortex or a phunnel.
________
married woman Cams

Last edited by prince of hooka; April 22nd, 2011 at 09:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is wrong with AF? Thunder Hookah Discussion 6 December 1st, 2008 03:25 PM
Just recieved my first Hookah set: have questions, need tips... mtruo001 Hookah Discussion 6 November 24th, 2008 08:02 PM
...Okay now THAT'S just wrong! JillyIsJustKidding Hookah Discussion 9 June 18th, 2008 06:57 PM
what is wrong stan152008 Hookah Discussion 10 April 30th, 2008 09:44 AM
Something wrong WingsOfWar Hookah Discussion 5 April 3rd, 2008 11:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.