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A Hot Pod

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by hazy, Jun 8, 2012.

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  1. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Does your Pod have a plastic port??? I thought they all had metal sockets... It's a "socket" too right?
     
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  2. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @hazy About the power cord with the 90 degree plug on the end.
    What I have been contemplating with my resistor based vape is using a short length of cable that has a female port on the end and just wires on the other.
    I would solder the wires into a loop and attach to screws located in the base, similar design to the HI that has the resistor held in place with screws.

    This way there is no plug close to the heat source and you only have to plug the power cord into the female port is on the end of the short/long extension that exits the base of the vape.

    It helped remove the female metal jack from the base and now the power adapters male jack does not get warm at all.

    Just an idea I tried out and worked really well.
     
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  3. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Whoops! Didn't realize that when I made my post because I keep the Hot Pod at a friend's place.
    I actually haven't tested my other cables on the pod because they're not right-angled, but I should test to see if the looseness is purely the socket/port or just the cable.
     
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  4. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Yuppp I was totally off with this line of reasoning.

    The metal socket in the Hot Pod is indeed fine. It is not loose.
    Only the cheap $2 cable adapter is loose.
    :rockon:
     
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  5. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    So after getting centizen's vvps I started using the POD again last night and today. All I can say is it's a real shame these aren't coming to market any time soon. I'm playing around with different tubes and silicones to get the right seal. But so far it is surprisingly efficient. The effect is sublime and the taste is good and strong for longer than my other vapes.
     
  6. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone recommend a 90° plug for the Hot Pod? My beauty has not seen any use for month because I haven't been able to track one down.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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  8. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    I don't have my Pod any more (damn money!) but Hazy had a package of heating elements and the same adapter as above held back for me so now that I won't be needing them, maybe he can send that adapter to you. I think he had more. Give him a PM, just to make sure, maybe he sorts it out for you.
     
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  9. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Time to wake up Hot Pod crew!

    I'm trying to find a replacement for the cord Hazy included.
    It's the cord with the socket where you plug in a wall-wart power supply to make it a right-angle connection.

    Anyone know what I should search for on ebay?

    PS: We are almost at 1.5 yr Hot Pod, running daily at high-ish voltage.
    Hot Pod Status = Still chugging along!!
     
  10. 4tokin

    4tokin Well-Known Member

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    Woo hoo just scored myself a hot pod.
    Let the fun begin.

    To those who are looking for pods keep an eye on the classifieds
     
  11. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Congrats! Do you also have a VVPS? It could prove handy!

    Pods are so tasty… :luv: I miss mine…
     
  12. 4tokin

    4tokin Well-Known Member

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    Not yet, I am running a cheap tattoo power supply.

    I want to get a bit of moisture back into the banksia. It smells faintly of linseed oil, does anyone know what hazy used on the logs.
     
  13. hazy

    hazy dreamer Manufacturer

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    Apologies for the long absence from this thread... my life has been turned upside down... I'll spare you the ugly details. HOWEVER, there is a strong possibility that I will have access to some workshop space where I can start making Hot Pods on an ongoing basis.

    I'm still using the same new improved beta unit and it is working well. About a year ago, I let an inexperienced bong user try the pod with my Ehle. She blew into it :doh: Water went everywhere and inside the pod. The result was a lot of hissing and steam but the pod wasn't bothered... we just packed another load and carried on :lol:

    So what do you guys think? Is it time to unleash the pod? :brow:

    4tokin, I hope you're enjoying yours. The wood finish I use is Australian-grown organic hemp seed oil ;)
     
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  14. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl TERMINALLY TRILL

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  15. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Your vaporizer is a work of art and quite unique looking, I think we all love craftsmanship and many FC users would rather buy a hand-made boutique product instead of any Chinese mass produced vape.

    I was a bit worried that your Hot Pod would be discontinued for ever but if you can afford to restart production, then please do it!

    PS: that's two sentences to say the same thing @Quetzalcoatl said lol
     
  16. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    YAY!! There are a few things on the beta I would love to see improved, but I've already spoken to you about them. I would love to see this thing brought back. I've been through three PD's, a HI, a Twig and the Pod. The Pod is the only one I never lend out or consider getting rid of. It's just that unique a vape that I couldn't see it go...especially when I thought you wouldn't be doing any more.
     
  17. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I'm still using the original beta unit...thing is over 2yrs old!
    How does it work? Better than when it was new. I get fat clouds of vapor in 10-15 mins.
    Still used almost daily by my roommate.

    Last month we thought it finally died - then I switched out the power supply and it was good-as-new :rockon:

    RELEASE THE POD :clap:
     
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  18. NewVape

    NewVape What a guy!

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    Hazy! Welcome back bro. I'll be glad to see the Pod come back.
     
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  19. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    I want a pod!
     
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  20. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Mate I've been fascinated by your design ever since I first saw it. As a fellow Australian I love the idea of owning an Australian made log vape. If you can do it then I vote go for it!
     
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  21. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Count me in for at least one more mate! I miss my Pod but my woman misses it the most! It was the only vape she ever liked and frequently used… I prefer portables myself nowadays but a Pod will always have a place in my collection! Bring it on! :D
     
  22. u bwade wunner

    u bwade wunner Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back Hazy :cool:
     
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  23. hazy

    hazy dreamer Manufacturer

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    Thank you all for the positive comments! It's great to see some familiar names again!

    I hope that producing more of them doesn't diminish their appeal :p

    I must admit I'm becoming intrigued with the pen type vapes that are starting to come out.

    Here's what my test unit looks like after a year and a half of use:

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    It's never been cleaned :D I'm a fairly light user so I've probably only put a few ounces through it. However I do tend to leave it switched on for weeks at a time whenever I've got a stash hanging around. The silicone is still flexible and has a satisfying feel when I snap a stem into it. I haven't compared it to a pristine one yet. Will be interesting to see if there's a difference.
     
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  24. mixchu69

    mixchu69 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely interested if you start selling again.

    hazy, it looks like their is a lot of demand for your product. Please don't make it too exclusive
     
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  25. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Welcome back Hazy, glad to see you back in action! :tup:
     
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