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Arizer Solo II

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by bluenavey00, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    While there might be exceptions none of mine display "really increased friction". I only checked a few but all have notches cut into the rim, meaning that it doesn't touch there anymore, it's still smooth (fire polished) glass on SS where the contact is made? If push came to shove the steel would win out I think. Soda glass, like here, is softer than steel. Some Flint and Quartz glasses might scratch the steel under the right conditions. Nobody has reported scratches around the bottom when the rims hit?

    Likewise I never noticed any damage from the grooves up the side, nor recall any reports of damage the seals (like material being cut away). Certainly such grooves never contact the cup so should not be an issue there?

    Again, the key is to not torque the cup, you need to twist to get past the seal? That's my advice anyway.

    Regards to all.

    OF
     
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  2. kreaturebait

    kreaturebait Member

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    Someone should ask Arizer what exactly causes error 5s and error 7s and if there’s anything we can do to troubleshoot.
     
  3. WildChild

    WildChild Seeking My Shangri-La

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    I did send an email to Arizer asking about the error codes but received no reply back. Could be they don't wish to divulge that information. But I see your point...

    EDIT: Correction: I did receive a nice reply back but they didn't answer my specific questions about the error codes. Just wanted to clarify that. Nice folks.
     
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  4. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Gentle Friends,

    So I emailed Arizer and asked.... A nice lady named "Amy" responded very quickly and after telling me ArGo had no significant problems (OK, I goofed up the model.....) she answered my error code 5 and 7 question thus:

    The error codes in the Solo II typically indicate possible charger, battery or wiring/circuitry issues. We promptly examine all reported issues, continually improve quality controls and resolve any issues in production. We are happy to stand behind our products according to the terms of the warranty, so if anyone ever experiences any problems they can contact us for assistance.

    Makes sense to me (the error codes would be 'off board stuff' and as we said before it's not surprising that they might not define each code?

    The important parts are, I think, they're on top of it and are giving excellent service to those who have problems. Not as good as no problems at all, of course, which seems to be the case for most owners?

    OF
     
  5. Pappy

    Pappy shmaporist

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    Bum chips
     
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  6. WildChild

    WildChild Seeking My Shangri-La

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    I have to agree, I found their service to be quite satisfactory.

    I, too, had a dreaded error code (cannot remember if it was 5 or 7 now) after a few sessions with my first unit. I had, however, forced one of the PVHES stems into my Solo II which was a very, very tight fit. Must have shifted the oven when I twisted it during a session and maybe loosened or broke a wire. Such is life.

    Arizer was prompt in sending me a replacement unit. No questions asked. They even shipped out the replacement before receiving my defective unit (with proof that I sent it, of course). I now only use the stock stems and have had nothing but great sessions since.

    It's definitely a bit more delicate than the Solo OG but the extra 'bells and whistles' makes it a worthwhile tradeoff for me. I vape consistently at 220C but the battery keeps on going. And it just works. Every time.
     
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  7. InhaleExhale

    InhaleExhale #Itsjustfukkinbreathing

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    Well, the oven unit in itself is not fragile. I accidentally dropped my Solo II oven a few months ago. After they revived me with the defibrillator, it fired up just fine and works great to this day!



    Edited to add: I did not have a heart attack, I was joking about the defibrillator because I dropped my beloved Solo II! Sorry for the lack of clarity!
     
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  8. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Most cool news, more so for your survival than Solo's. Congratulations on what I'm told is a truly life changing experience. Conscious or not.

    In a misspent youth I used to repair Defibrillators and EKG scopes. Scary powerful machines, literally fatal in the wrong conditions. A lot went to Cardiologists who did 'Cardio version' in their offices. Several shocks, spaced weeks apart, to correct a sure fatal heart issue called 'wondering Q'. Part of the normal pulse signal would 'unlock' and wonder down the cycle. Progressively. They'd show a guy his tape, then others like him as they progressed and died. Serious stuff. They they hook up the EKG leads, the doc holds the paddles on, presses the button and both of you wait for the machine to time the shock. If you're anxious, and who wouldn't be, your heart gets 'hard to track'......it can take a minute or more. Waiting. Here's the really scary part, most guys don't come back. Some get coaxed back, others just die young. That's stress. In the ironic way the world works I worked for a guy like 20 years later that got the treatment. Took 3 shocks. Scientist, very practical. Easy to respect a guy like that even if he wasn't the best boss ever.

    On a lighter side, we had a Sales type that checked into the local hospital to donate his appendix to science. So of course he brings our Defibrillator along 'just in case' and insists that they under no condition use that primitive Corbin/Farnsworth (one of our competitors). You know salesmen? Par for the course with some. Anyway, he wakes up and the machine is in his room. One thing leads to another, he decides to see what really happens so it sets it on minimum and proceeds to Defibrillate his foot. Yep, broke four bones in his ankle/heel kicking the floor harder than he thought he could. Lucky he was in the hospital........ Guy came home with bandages in his trousers and a cast on his foot. Classic.

    Sorry to ramble, but very very glad you're still with us to enjoy our Solos.

    Regards to all.

    OF
     
  9. kreaturebait

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    I only use the stock stems too since I found that the aftermarket black stems are a little too thick to fit in the oven easily even when the oven is hot. I learned that you never want to force anything with your equipment, no matter what is it. The aftermarket black stems are inconsistent in thickness. Hopefully there is better quality control with the aftermarket products so they won’t break our units.
     
  10. InhaleExhale

    InhaleExhale #Itsjustfukkinbreathing

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    Sorry @OF, I had meant the defibrillator in jest in reference to having dropped my Solo 2 and not due to a cardiac event.

    I probably should have put a smiley or something there, sorry to anyone confused!
     
  11. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    OK, so you didn't just about die after all.......plenty of time to make up for it......

    By any route, glad to have you with us.

    OF
     
  12. kreaturebait

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    Something I found with the h20 stem... At first, I didn’t use the h20 stem since it got water in my mouth so I stuck a piece of rolled up paper towel in the mouth piece area and it worked as a splash guard. Now I kind of like the thing.

    Anyone know of a small bong like the magic flight launch box orbiter but for cheaper? I think it’s too expensive but it’s perfect for what I want it for.
     
  13. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    This is the D020 bubbler from DHGate. A nice bubbler and works with many different vaporizers. It’s about 10 inches tall. It cost me about $32. A J - hook is a nice addition as well. You don’t use water with a J hook.[​IMG]
     
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  14. kreaturebait

    kreaturebait Member

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    Nice bubbler @CarolKing...I bet it produces some clouds...I want something I can attach a hose to so I can be like the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland lol.
     
  15. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Just get a GonG and hook some high heat tubing attached and you have a golden extended air-piece. We have a lot of McGyvors around.
     
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  16. GtrBob

    GtrBob Well-Known Member

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    Too much CC transaction trouble w/ dhGate, so I just made my own water toys.
    I'm experimenting w/ warm or cool water, ice cubes, etc.

    The little jar rig in back has so improved my FM5 experience, brought that vaporizer way up on my list. :-)

    [dang, PhuBucket pics are Phubbed up. Back in a minute.]

    I'll try again now [just jars w/ tubes is all]

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. kreaturebait

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    Whoa... There are definitely Macgyver’s in here! This pretty much replicates a magic flight box orbiter but maybe a little less pretty haha. But I still think it’s awesome! It’s time to be that caterpillar from Alice in wonderland.
     
  18. AJS

    AJS Calm Consistency

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    I've had my Solo 2 since preorder days and I'm still loving it. It's the vape I bring out every time for friends because it's so easy to use. Whenever I want a nice mid day laid back sesh, I bring out the Solo 2. It is just such a chill vape. The lady loves it too because it's real easy. She used to think vapes couldn't get her stoned, and now she gets high off a few crumbs in the Solo 2. Vaping is great. I love vaping. :)
     
  19. vaporcloud

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    I've been experimenting with screens. Made a half pack screen which I use in the shorty stem. Works really well for micro dosing. And the draw is less restricted.

    I also added the small screen that comes with the Solo II to the long stem and it also seems to help make the draw less restricted. The Solo vapor is so clean the screens aren't gumming up at all.
     
  20. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I felt like the Solo 2 deserved a little lovin on. This thread hasn’t gotten any action in quite a few days.
    My unit has been working flawlessly. I Enjoy the convenience and the flavor that the Solo provides and for not that expensive of a price either. I have the dark blue one - it’s very nice looking. This unit feels good to the hand with the oval shape which is different than the OG Solo. I have no problem with the stem falling out and breaking. It fits tight enough to stay in place.

    I have some GrapeApe in my Solo 2 right now. What’s in your Solo?
     
  21. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    GDP here, thanks for asking. And you're right (of course), Solo II is a solid performer. Like Solo I, perhaps a bit more elegantly? No home is complete without one.......

    OF
     
  22. vaporcloud

    vaporcloud lurking kiwi

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    HK48 - my own backyard strain. My Solo II is black.

    I admit I've had a couple of moments with my Solo II. Twice now it has shown an Error 5 and shutdown when removing a stem while the unit was on. This was a couple of weeks ago and it's worked fine since. It's my daily driver so gets a ton of use.

    I don't know if it was the heater moving while I removed the stem that caused the Error 5. My solo stems are tight when cold but once warm slide in and out easily. I remove the stem regularly during a session.

    Something to ponder.
     
  23. 530rasta

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    Does the Solo 2 make bigger vapor production than the Argo?
     
  24. kreaturebait

    kreaturebait Member

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    My solo 2 stems slide in and out easily but doesn’t fall out. The black aftermarket stems are super tight to get in even when everything is hot. I noticed my stems do wiggle a little bit but it’s not a problem at all. However, I am very gentle with my electronic equipment but there may be other people who are more rough and can move the oven too much which seems to cause errors. There has never been a complaint like this with the solo 1 (that I’ve heard of). Let’s be real and point out that the solo 1 was built more tank like. Solo 2 needs to get that oven solid like the solo 1. Otherwise, I’m still really enjoying my solo 2 and look forward to using it everyday.
     
  25. JCharles

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

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    Fingers crossed I'm wrong...

    When I saw my first error, it was a week or so before I saw it again. Then it was every couple days until my unit would no longer read the temperature during warm up and would auto shutoff.

    From what others have said as well. Once you see an error it's a matter of time before she goes down.

    I wouldn't necessarily be any more careful with it than usual - if I'm wrong then your current use/practice should suffice | but if I'm right, being extra cautious is just delaying the inevitable.

    Don't read that as abuse your Solo. Just do what you've always done!!
     

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