How shisha works. Main Parts of a Shisha Pipe and how shisha works.

A shisha pipe has 4 parts:

  1. The Bowl. That’s the bowl holds the shisha tobacco.
  2. The Stem – That’s the vertical pipe from the bowl to the vase.
  3. The Vase – That’s the glass vase which we fill with water.
  4. The Hose – For inhaling the smoke from the vase
Main parts of a shisha pipe: vase, stem, bow,l hose

How shisha pipe works

The shisha tobacco [3] is loaded in the bowl [4]. The bowl is covered with aluminium foil [2] that is punched with a toothpick or a needle to make small holes. On the foil we place hot charcoals [1]. The charcoals heat up the tobacco and also heat up the air that passes through the charcoals which put even more heat to the tobacco.

how shisha pipe works

As the user inhales through the hose [6], the existing air in the vase is removed an underpressure is created in the vase. Because of the underpressure new air passes thought the coals heats up and then passes through the bowl and warms up the tobacco. The warm tobacco releases vapors that blend with the air and produce the shisha smoke.

The shisha smoke passes through the vertical stem and come out from the tip of the stem which sits 2-3 cm below the water surface. As the are leave the tip and moves upward to the water surface it is filtered and cooled down. Last it reaches the user through the hose.

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