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Old January 14th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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ok..i found this site 2 days after ordering a hookah..and its made in china..and i have been hearing chinese hookahs arnt too good..am i going to regret this or will it take away from the whole experience? incase anyones wondering this is the one i bought

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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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Did you get it from Hookah Hookah or Sahara Smoke? That base is sexy. Looks like a sub zero base.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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This is a sahara hookah....there are a lot of people here who like their hookahs, and you certainly could have done worse. You will like it I m sure, but it will leave you wanting something more.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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This is a sahara hookah....there are a lot of people here who like their hookahs, and you certainly could have done worse. You will like it I m sure, but it will leave you wanting something more.
Like the ability to purge properly. They are definitely beautiful though. You can always get bendy straws to make it purge properly.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Did you get it from Hookah Hookah or Sahara Smoke? That base is sexy. Looks like a sub zero base.
got it from http://www.thehookah.com/home.php
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Like the ability to purge properly. They are definitely beautiful though. You can always get bendy straws to make it purge properly.
can you explain this purging process and why i will have problems with it?
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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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as long as you are getting it to work you're fine. enjoy it, learn more here at hookahpro and you'll figure out if you need to change hookahs anytime soon. you will most likely want to change it before you'll need to change it. enjoy!
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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can you explain this purging process and why i will have problems with it?
Two reasons

1. They have an common chamber styling in the heart (you can find posts on this) which purges much worse than traditional style chambers.

2. If it is multihose, the autoseal will stop you from purging at all.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:09 PM
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when i look at the pic..its hard to tell if the other slot is a place to stick a hose or if its just a single hose unit and that thing is the purger..i gotta be honest up until now i never heard of that word with hookahs..
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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when i look at the pic..its hard to tell if the other slot is a place to stick a hose or if its just a single hose unit and that thing is the purger..i gotta be honest up until now i never heard of that word with hookahs..
The bulb like thing in the picture is the purge valve.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:19 PM
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well i'll try this out for a bit..but most likely i will go to hookah john and get a km..i been reading alot of great things about them..
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:20 PM
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well i'll try this out for a bit..but most likely i will go to hookah john and get a km..i been reading alot of great things about them..

Just sell ur chinese rig to a noob friend.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: my first hookah made in *gulp*...china trouble?

Purging is what you do when the smoke gets harsh. It doesn't always and it can be avoided. Though sometimes it will happen especially if you are new. Basically the common chamber makes it where the mouthpiece and the purge valve connect to that metal ball on top rather than having a tube that goes down into the base. When you blow into the hose to clear out the old (harsh) smoke you can't build enough pressure to force air into the bowl and out the purge because the air you force in has a direct route right to the purge valve. You can clear that ball out and if you keep blowing you can eventually clear out about the top quarter of the base but never completely. There are a few solutions but mostly just don't worry about it.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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if this unit i got is so "stone aged" i wonder why its priced high..$114 when the km's i been hearing about that are so good only go for $90-$110..but eiter way i'll try it out..even though i wont have anything to compare it too...lol
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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:00 PM
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if this unit i got is so "stone aged" i wonder why its priced high..$114 when the km's i been hearing about that are so good only go for $90-$110..but eiter way i'll try it out..even though i wont have anything to compare it too...lol
You are paying for appearance. Those types of hookahs sell like hot cakes to people like you because they look cool and are 100% uniform. Each KM/nour/MZ is handmade and may very slightly with slight physical defects.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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maybe i will keep it for decoration and just order a km from john..
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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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ok this time before i order what do you guys think of this one? i ask john which he would suggests and this is the one?

32" Shamshadan KM Precision


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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:13 PM
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luck was on my side,, i had sent them a email asking if they can remove that hookah from my order and just send the rest and they reached it in time..so that problem is solved..while it was to me the nicest looking hookah ive seen..im more into reliability and performance..
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if this unit i got is so "stone aged" i wonder why its priced high..$114 when the km's i been hearing about that are so good only go for $90-$110..but eiter way i'll try it out..even though i wont have anything to compare it too...lol
Eh I don't think it is stone aged. It is actually fairly modern it was just a poor design that has gotten popular for who knows why. They smoke fine. I have actually had some decent sessions with open chambers it is just those times when you need to purge and can't that you get frustrated with it.
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any KM will smoke great just get the one u like the looks of most and u will be happy
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:00 PM
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this bad boy is mines..cant wait till it lands on my door step

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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:09 PM
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enjoy!
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Hookahs like that get harder and harder to purge, especially if not cleaned properly

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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:56 PM
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this bad boy is mines..cant wait till it lands on my door step

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NVM i see it now.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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NVM i see it now.
bro everytime i see your avatar i fall on my ass laughing..lol..whatever flavor that was that day i hope i never get..lol
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