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Arizer ArGo

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by cheeseholidays, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I've finally received my Argo after a postal snfu. I've had an extremely bad cold, so's I haven't been able to indulge in my favorite pastime until yesterday. Since I don't want to wake the Cough Monster, I've been real careful. Here is how I minimized the volume in a stem. I just had my very 1st load on the new Argo, and Madonna's voice popped up in my head singing, "It feels like the first time..". Yeah, I'm a happy camper. And yes. I did need this vape.
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  2. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Gentle Friends,

    A possible 'off the shelf' cap for ArGo occurred to me, they are also made in square and rectangular form and used to cap tubes. So I measured mine, it's a 'close enough for jazz' fit to 1 X 2 inch standard size.
    E-Bay sells 'em (go figure) as no doubt outfits like McMaster Carr. I'll let you know how it works when mine get here.......
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-x2-Vinyl...d=142025521195&_trksid=p2385738.c100677.m4598

    OF
     
  3. vapingpenguin

    vapingpenguin Member

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    Looks promising! Let us know how it goes.
     
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  4. vpr85

    vpr85 Member

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    lol, thanks for your report! VAS is killing me on this one.. How would you compare vapor quality to the Solo II?
     
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  5. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I reduce my load size on both the Solo II and the few Argo stems I have had. I can't say either one is "better" at producing vapor. They both heat quickly, and as long as you are not inhaling so hard as to cool the oven, I'd say they are pretty much the same: just different form factors. To me, I will use either one in public: Argo is more discrete, but who the hell is watching you that closely? You could be drinking out of one of those performance drinks that are similarly shaped as the Solo II.
     
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  6. vapingpenguin

    vapingpenguin Member

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    What screens are you using to limit the load?
     
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  7. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    The easiest way is to buy them already made. @OF shared an Ebay guy that has conical screens. I got a bunch of those, but before, I would make them using a punch, a hole drilled in a 2 X 6, and a hammer. I still have a bunch of those, and that is what I used in this case.
     
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  8. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    First off, glad you've recovered enough to get back in the saddle.

    I'd be interested in knowing if you find the subtle difference I think I do between the Solo/Air and ArGo stems at the start of the session. I'm thinking Solo 'starts harder' that is is a bit more intense flavor wise early on? Could well be all imagination.

    I did an A/B test (one in each hand, 'identical' loads) and still think it's so??? Anyway I'd appreciate your opinion. For now I agree, not much difference at all. Hard to see how ArGo would disappoint a guy who understood what it's about.

    TIA

    OF
     
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  9. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    What's the ID of the aroma tube for the ArGo? Would a 10mm rubber stopper fit? Or something smaller...
     
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  10. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I posted that a ways back it's .370 inches. Look for the post if you can't go from there, I looked up the standard size stopper needed.

    And again, a cork sticks up a fair bit or runs the risk of getting pushed in (needing a wire to extract it).

    OF
     
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  11. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Strangely enough, I have a plastic set of Vernier calipers with me as I Snowbird, but I need to learn how to read it correctly: I've been operating under the illusion I knew how, but the Google has shamed me into confessing my ignorance.
     
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  12. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I just measured again, still .370 (max, there's a bit of roundout). 10mm is probably the nearest metric size (3/8" for us Yanks). 10mm is .393 inches. Perhaps our stems are a bit different (although both of mine read the same). It's about half a mm difference.

    Again, an issue is the taper, it means it sticks up. I got some fair results with gluing a pull cord on, but the caps worked much better IMO.

    OF
     
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  13. Kermitt

    Kermitt Well-Known Member

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    I'm using the silicone mouthpiece from the Hopper. Cut it down a bit. Now I can connect my ArGo wonderfully with water devices
     
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  14. whateverman

    whateverman Well-Known Member

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    Yesss! Finally someone with some sense! Could you maybe take a small video to show us the performance of the device?
     
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  15. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    So those of us who've suggested other alternatives (I believe 3 of us?) have no sense at all?

    That's special.

    OF
     
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  16. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  17. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    @OF: I would add, it doesn't make any sense! :p
     
  18. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    Nice!! I love my Nu-SonGs, they're so versatile. I've actually got a new improved version coming out in a few months..... :science: :ninja:
     
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  19. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    And you would not be alone in that recommendation:

    @JCharles also should get credit:
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/arizer-argo.25853/page-10#post-1197502

    And so should @Summer, who also suggested an additional idea:
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/arizer-argo.25853/page-10#post-1197502

    Brother Summer even provided a specific link........

    Seems there's a lot of us with no sense at all around here?

    Hey, I just noticed the fun artifact on the screen in your photo. The effect of 'scanning', pretty cool. Bet you can't do that twice in a row........ This is why the display leaves 'trials of dots' as you wave it around in the dark.

    OF
     
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  20. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Great minds think alike.......
     
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  21. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    without a doubt!

    Then again, under the 'always two ways to look at it' heading, I once worked with a Pole who claimed his Polish Grandmother was fond of an old expression, "Fools seldom differ".

    Perspective, I guess. But IMO you're in good company.

    Regards to all.

    OF
     
  22. Bologna

    Bologna je pense donc je vape

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  23. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Interesting idea, might work? That's a very thin o-ring so there's not much compliance (fit might be hard got get right). You might have to try other rings? Perhaps even dropping down to 8mm so you get more 'wiggle room'? They would still stick up some, of course, but wouldn't be as prone to snagging on stuff I'd think.

    "Single Flare Acrylic Ear Plugs"? Never would have occurred to me.....guess I really am leading a sheltered life......most cool.

    Please let us know how it works out. PM me if you hit a rock with fit, I can probably mail you some rings to try?

    OF
     
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  24. Bologna

    Bologna je pense donc je vape

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    Sorry, I’m just a nosey observer at this point, as I have not purchased an Argo... (never even watched the movie.. ;))

    I was thinking a silicone hose plug, or something like one of these might work:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKMX27S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_W0qwAbP73M6SP

    and started poking around and those ear plug thingies popped up and look like they might be better....
     
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  25. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I see a lot of searching for caps going on. Am I the only one that doesn't have a smell problem with the ArGo when loaded and in my pocket? I'd like to know if I'm starting to lose my sense of smell...would hate to be the only one in the room that didn't smell my own vape!
     

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