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Old 20-12-2018, 06:50   #1
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DIY wind powered hookah anyone?



probably not the easiest thing to stow though!

I wonder how clean the air is coming out of it?
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Re: DIY wind powered hookah anyone?

There are a number of potential failure points which are downright sobering. No check valve at the mask would be an easy place to start criticizing. However, I admire the guys' creativity. He did this with little more than a junk A/C pump, piece of plastic pipe, rebar, etc. Brilliant!

As for your question, sliding piston pumps can run quite clean. I write "can" because it does not look like this guy disassembled the pump to really get the internals absolutely pristine. There's no way I'd want to suck on that without totally tearing down the pump, a filter on the intake, splitting some hose to know the interior isn't crumbling, etc.
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There are a number of potential failure points which are downright sobering. No check valve at the mask would be an easy place to start criticizing. However, I admire the guys' creativity. He did this with little more than a junk A/C pump, piece of plastic pipe, rebar, etc. Brilliant!

As for your question, sliding piston pumps can run quite clean. I write "can" because it does not look like this guy disassembled the pump to really get the internals absolutely pristine. There's no way I'd want to suck on that without totally tearing down the pump, a filter on the intake, splitting some hose to know the interior isn't crumbling, etc.
Just to clarify,i wasn't posting this as something to try,more for novelty

I do like people who go out there and do things like this though-making things that work from recycled parts etc

I suppose if you had a backup motor and battery setup to keep it going when the wind dropped it would make it a little safer.
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Re: DIY wind powered hookah anyone?

Are automobile AC compressors oilless? It is my understanding that the compressor for a hookah must be oilless and a specific type of hose should be used for breathing.

Considering this guy is working with steel and welding in shorts and bare feet, my guess is he hasn't truly done his due diligence on this DIY project.
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Just to clarify,i wasn't posting this as something to try,more for novelty

I do like people who go out there and do things like this though-making things that work from recycled parts etc

I suppose if you had a backup motor and battery setup to keep it going when the wind dropped it would make it a little safer.
Or at least a pressure tank to give you a few minutes of reserve air. Or carry a Spare Air.
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Re: DIY wind powered hookah anyone?

Good idea though the oil vapor can be a problem.
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