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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Default Really cool tip for cleaning mould/etc from inside bases you

I had little bits of mould or something in the bottom of my bell vase that I couldnt get out with a brush so I used this method to fantastic effect!
Give your base a few rinses with warm water then put a cup of dry rice into it, put some lemon juice in there and swirl it round several times; it will remove all spots of mould and stuff from inside. Works an absolute treat =]
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Ewww, how did you rbase mold?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: Really cool tip for cleaning mould/etc from inside bases you

Well I dont know it was mould but there were spots of some sort of stuff in there :P Maybe because Ive left the water in there after a smoke for a couple days once or twice? Still, gone now!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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It was more likely build up from the smoke if the longest you have ever left your base is a couple days with just water in it.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Dont know bout that, it was right in the bottom edges...meh!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: Really cool tip for cleaning mould/etc from inside bases you

my hookah had some stuff on the bottom edges as well. no worries i just used lemon juice and sea salt and it got it right out
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:51 PM
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You would know if it was mold. You will never mistake that smell.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:58 PM
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True...didnt think about the smell...it didnt smell so maybe not mould...regardless - whatever it was is gone now :P

darkd3vil - how did you use the salt?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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True...didnt think about the smell...it didnt smell so maybe not mould...regardless - whatever it was is gone now :P

darkd3vil - how did you use the salt?
Salt is used for the same purpose the rice is. Abrasion to scour a hard to reach area.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 02:10 AM
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Sorry for the longggg bump, but I wanted to add my experience.

Somehow, I guess from leaving my water in my glass vase for 2 days in warm weather, I had random fungal colonies or bacteria growing in there. It looked nasty and horrible. I couldnt clean it off by soap and i couldnt reach it with my brushes. It was bad and very disgusting. As the days went on, the fungus or whatever was growing in there grew larger and more colonies were growing (dont worry, I wasnt smoking out of it)

Finally when I had time, I bought a small bottle of vinegar and poured enough of it to cover the entire spots where the fungus was growing and added some rice. I was swirling the rice around in the vinegar for a few mins at a time and letting it sit. I think it took around 25-35 mins for everything to clear out!!! Im not sure if the rice helped or not, but it acted like an abrasive to help scrape the colonies off the glass and I guess the acidity of the vinegar killed/weakened the colonies.

My glass vase/base whatever u call it was crystal clear after that and it looked brand new. I washed everything out and dried it, and smoked out it with no problems.
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Ok so I have been re-using my base water now for about a week, (filtering out any tobacco etc.) and storing it in the fridge when not in use. Are you saying this will mold?

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Ok so I have been re-using my base water now for about a week, (filtering out any tobacco etc.) and storing it in the fridge when not in use. Are you saying this will mold?

(Since this was bumped!)
brave man. i usually do mine every day given that I smoke 3x a day. Do you get crazy flavored smoke?
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Salt and ice cubes in a base will clean in hard to reach areas- just swirl the base a bit. Once clean, rinse with water and sanitize by adding a half capful of bleach, then filling with room temp water. Allow to stand for one minute, then empty and allow to air dry completely. The chlorine will evaporate off, no need to rinse.


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Do you get crazy flavored smoke?
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Salt and ice cubes in a base will clean in hard to reach areas- just swirl the base a bit. Once clean, rinse with water and sanitize by adding a half capful of bleach, then filling with room temp water. Allow to stand for one minute, then empty and allow to air dry completely. The chlorine will evaporate off, no need to rinse.


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Yep most of us have dry ice on hand... Boiling water does the trick, don't burn yourself
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I use a round, curved toilet brush and warm water on mine
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thats not what i meant!!!
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Sorry for the longggg bump, but I wanted to add my experience.

Somehow, I guess from leaving my water in my glass vase for 2 days in warm weather, I had random fungal colonies or bacteria growing in there. It looked nasty and horrible. I couldnt clean it off by soap and i couldnt reach it with my brushes. It was bad and very disgusting. As the days went on, the fungus or whatever was growing in there grew larger and more colonies were growing (dont worry, I wasnt smoking out of it)

Finally when I had time, I bought a small bottle of vinegar and poured enough of it to cover the entire spots where the fungus was growing and added some rice. I was swirling the rice around in the vinegar for a few mins at a time and letting it sit. I think it took around 25-35 mins for everything to clear out!!! Im not sure if the rice helped or not, but it acted like an abrasive to help scrape the colonies off the glass and I guess the acidity of the vinegar killed/weakened the colonies.

My glass vase/base whatever u call it was crystal clear after that and it looked brand new. I washed everything out and dried it, and smoked out it with no problems.
That sounds so gross. Glad it got taken care of, though.
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I use a round, curved toilet brush and warm water on mine
That makes sense, there are so many different brushes that are available to us that there should never be a reason not to have a clean base.
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Apple cider vinegar does wonders too for rust and mold, brushing with baking soda has similar effect. For more information visit Vipcubancigars

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