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eljean

Q-Tip Stuck In Hookah :(. Any Help Getting It Out? Fml

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So I got a Q-Tip stuck in the hookah. Im not very technical so I'll just describe where it is stuck. It's stuck in the chamber where I plug in the hoses.

 

 

I was cleaning it out and I accidently dropped the Q-Tip inside (I've got no idea how fml), anyways I can't seem to get it out now. If anybody has had this experience I'll appreciate your suggestions.

 

Things I've tried:

 

- Submerging it in water to try to get it out.

- Using a hair pin

- Using that eyebrow thing females use (the one my gf has was too big to go inside...)

- Using another q-tip lol

 

 

So any ideas? The holes for the hoses are very small, about 4-5mm. The holes in the bottom where the smoke enters are even smaller about 2mm

 

 

Help? Thanks!

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Umm, maybe take a wire coat hanger and shove it the rest of the way through, so it'll come out the other end of the hole? Pics would be helpful, to better see what we're working with here. Coat hanger is just a general idea.

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Holy shit man, that's a hard to reach spot, consider getting a pipe that doesn't have a separate chamber. As for getting that little bastard out, a smaller eyebrow pincer thing might be doable, but I have no idea how I would go about it, maybe push it up with some wire from below, through the smoke holes?

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Is not even loose, its like stuck which makes it even worse. I wish there was like a plastic magnet of some sort lol

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You might be fucked, see if you can push it up to one of the hose ports with some wire/ an unraveled hanger like Chris said, then try to grab it with pincers or something similarly shaped and small... Again, this is why I prefer not to have a "smoke chamber" between the water and the ports :P

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Yeah man, I've been trying to pry open the chamber from the bottom but it does not budge either. U_U I'd probably get some serious shxt if I smoke with that thing stuck in there.

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Ehh, if it's hollow you may be fucked, but try pushing it through with a metal coat hanger.

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Yeah ima try that. But first I gotta buy a smaller eyebrow pincer thing. I'll update if I get it or give up. Thx guys

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Yet another reason why common chamber/multi port hoses are more trouble than they are worth. Coat hanger is the best bet though.

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Shop vac with step down coupler to a small enough size to fit inside the hose port?

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Air compressor with a blow gun attachment?

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A pipe that doesn't have a separated smoke chamber will fix your problem for you ;)

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burn that bitch!! get a lighter and let it go up or a match it wont hurt the hookah

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burn that bitch!! get a lighter and let it go up or a match it wont hurt the hookah

You know... That is crazy enough to work

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Q-tips have a plastic and a cotton part, I'm pretty sure the plastic will stick.

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Q-tips have a plastic and a cotton part, I'm pretty sure the plastic will stick.

 

You must have some fancy pants q-tips in slovenia, ours are just rolled up paper (it's dense, but it's still just paper) with some cotton stuck on the ends.

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Q-tips have a plastic and a cotton part, I'm pretty sure the plastic will stick.

 

You must have some fancy pants q-tips in slovenia.

 

What is this. I don't even.

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ours are a plastic stick with cotton on both ends, so there!

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Q-tips have a plastic and a cotton part, I'm pretty sure the plastic will stick.

Yeah the one I got stuck is just like cardboard material with cotton at the end.

Alas, it did not work, the match would go out when I would try to stick it in. I'm guessing because of the lack of oxygen in the chamber.

Ima just buy another hookah

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what about those long pipe cleaners kids use for arts and crafts? or some thick copper wire, tie one end into  a fat knot just small enough to fit in and push it down enough you could get the tip of some pliers to pull it the rest of the way... or maybe thin screw driver. In the end you could just use it as an excuse to get a new stem!

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