Assemble your hookah and make sure that all parts adhere to each other tightly. Remove the Cup very tightly and plug the top hole with your hand. Then try to draw breath. If not released, it's all right - the hookah is airtight.
Put the prepared tobacco in the Cup so that its edges were not less than 5 mm. This will allow you to prevent the tobacco from burning coal. It is necessary to put not very tight, the leaves must be deployed several times to pierce them with a needle through the bottom hole of the Cup, to make the ventilation better.
Put the coal of a special mesh or a plain piece of foil. The Cup is also cover with foil – tightly. Then poke a few small holes with an awl or toothpick.
In a flask, pour cold water so that the stem was submerged for 3-4 to see If water is poured more, it would be difficult to breathe, if less filtering will be impaired.
Ignite the coal with a lighter. If you have it natural, it needs all sides to become red; if special, spontaneously combustible, it should acquire the same color. Then put coal on the middle of the mesh or foil and cover with a cap from a hookah. When the tobacco is sufficiently warmed up, move the coal to the edge of the Cup. Now you can start to smoke a little hookah.