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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Default quick question on aging of hookahs...

i know me and friends buy new hookahs every now and then cause 1) were either bored with the one we have 2) we have the money ehy not? lol or 3) the real question for this thread; cause the hookah just doesnt seem to be performing back when we first got it, we smoke a lot and really put some hookahs through their paces we clean them reagualrly has anybody noticed that hookahs just need to be replaced after a while or is it just me?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: quick question on aging of hookahs...

dont know why it wouldn't work as well unless its all gunked up but thats the only reason i can see and that should not happen if u clean it often but i have not had mine for long so i'm not the best bit of info on this matter
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:39 PM
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I ve only noticed this happening with chinese rigs I own and thats because the moving parts in them get owned by wear/tear/gunk/age/etc. ball bearings eventually gum up beyond repair and can't be replaced. Threaded pieces end up leaking a bit or won't screw/unscrew, etc. No issues like this on my KMs as ball bearings are replacable and there are no screwable parts.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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I dont see any reason it wouldnt, either. My go to hookah is my "oldest" one. i've had it for almost 5 years and its like the first day i bought it. It an Mz pharaoh,tho., so i guess build quality matters. BUT, as long as it is still airtight and clean, any hookah should perform the same as the fist time (well thats if it's not rusted)
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: quick question on aging of hookahs...

if its a cheap hookah its probably just corroding out. with good washing and drying though that will still last it well.

some hookahs like myas that have the rough, not straight in side (doesnt have a straight internal stem) they need extra attention to keep a bad taste away (i found a good scrubbing with dish soap and a really good rinse then lemon and/or baking soda kicks it out well)

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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: quick question on aging of hookahs...

what does after a while equate to.

after a while with a good hookah can literally be 10-12 years. with a decent one, you could easily get 5 years if the materials its made out of are decent.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: quick question on aging of hookahs...

from my experiences, my generic egyptian is starting to get a little rust on the bottom of the stem and i noticed it in some of the water, but i just took some steel wool to it and got all of it off, but i only use that hookah about once a month.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:29 AM
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It does depend on the quality of parts used and if u clean those parts. I use mya for lounge use and they are washed after every single use. I use this stuff from southsmoke.com its an all natural cleaner called formula fourtwenty... it has like a abrasive action cleaner that takes out the smell, cleans the gunk (well what ever is left after I use my brushes) and it makes my hookahs as clean and work as well as the day I got them.
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