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Arizer Solo

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Rockwise, May 27, 2011.

  1. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Mine was almost impossible to draw from initially. After a few days use the stems started letting a little more air in.
     
  2. JDR

    JDR Active Member

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    Perhaps the wiggle that we all gripe about is a feature not a bug. ;)

    JDR
     
  3. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    My PVHES GonG has no wiggle AND good airflow. :D

     
  4. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    I love my solo even more with my PVHE Turbo Bent stem :D The solos tight airflow might throw folks off at first if they just try to slam it. Little sips or puffs work great.
     
  5. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    I still use my original stems (when I'm too lazy to clean my PHES) and have to wiggle them.... but there is no comparison between them, especially the TURBO ;)
     
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  6. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Harry yes yours sounds like it needs a return. It sounds like you have a bad battery.

    Monti, if you read back about ten pages you will see me whine about the same issue. I have no issue now. It takes time to learn the solo, although I think I am using it the same if not even drawing a little faster, but who knows. I also will say it will take a bunch of stems but they will loosen as you use them. Shoving them in and out with no heat won't help. I probable did more then 50 stems before i finally really liked the solo. Now I love it which I knew I would after I was broken in(every vape is different) and it was broken in.
     
  7. Monti

    Monti Member

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    yes thats it...
     
  8. stickstones

    stickstones Eccentric of mist Staff Member

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    so the stems are too tight, right guys?
     
  9. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Just a guess only cause my first one also had that issue. I could pull but barely. When I got the second one it wasn't as much of an issue. I wonder if the holes or whatever creates the little bit of air flow wasn't cut correctly on some units. I suppose it can happen. Maybe I had two issues with my first unit and you might be experiencing one of them. Who knows. Keep trying it till you figure it out or get a replacement. If you get zero air even when lifting a little I would guess the holes are blocked from manufacturing.
     
  10. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    The air goes through the bowl but inside the stem so, the air path is compromised before it enters the bowl IMO.
     
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  11. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Exactly what I thought I said:lol:
     
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  12. JDR

    JDR Active Member

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    Yep, that's not right. It just shouldn't be that hard. We yammer on about the finer points. But what makes the thing cool is the turn-it-on-and-it-works part. Send it back pronto.

    JDR
     
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  13. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I just got my PVHES GonG in the mail today. I got home and packed about 2/3 of a bowl and fired up the old trusty M103. I am impressed, but not suprised. I never inverted the stem, so the herb never had a chance to make contact with the heater thanks to gravity. 5 or 6 milky rips on level 5 and I'm happy. :)

    It actually fit a little looser than my other stems, but since it will only be used sitting atop a bubbler, it's not a big deall to me. I didn't stir, yet the ABV came out a nice even chocolate color - about the way I like it. :brow:
    [​IMG]

    Now to attack the Doritos. Thankfully they are "fraicheur garantie". How did PV know that "saveur de fromage" was my favorite?
    :peace:
     
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  14. stickstones

    stickstones Eccentric of mist Staff Member

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    Stu...I think the bowl tastes great the whole way through when I set it to 3 and hit it hampster style the whole session.
     
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  15. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I don't even have a giant hamster wheel to run in, but I'll look into gettng one if you say it's the shit. :lol:

    I started the session on 4, but quickly bumped it up when the first draw was very wispy. Of course this was because the glass hadn't yet gotten up to temp. The draws that followed were all pretty cloudy. The flavor stayed pretty good throughout the bowl, so I just left her on 5 (I'm normally a "4" guy).

    :peace:
     
  16. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    I would pay to see the pics of stu in a hamster wheel with the solo

    Edit: meant video
     
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  17. CHIDOY

    CHIDOY Well-Known Member

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    Just thought i'd pop in and say that my buddy got his new solo last night and all i can say is :love:. Our only other experience was the MFLB (which I love dearly). This thing is great! I'll be ordering mine next month. Cant wait!
     
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  18. JDR

    JDR Active Member

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    Well, one reason among others to pull out a drill and dremel is when you want airflow, but don't want to spend the time or attention to adjust the height of the stem (unless you use Ed's stems that is). The stock glass ones require you to manually suspend it at whatever mm height you are shooting for. The unmodded stems are great when you have the time and concentration to use them. But, if you are wanting to get out the door, you jack up the heat say to 5 or 6, use a stem you've used a dremel to widen airflow, pull harder and faster, get big hits without making the herb overly brown and.. get the job done quicker.

    JDR

    EDIT: Er, fixed some things above.
     
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  19. timmahsan

    timmahsan treEnt

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    Finally got to use my solo today, after a few hours of it arriving that is ;). First vaping experience after a long smoke break. Wow, I'm sure I am over exaggerating a slight bit, but it was honestly a much better experience than I remember when I did smoke. I could actually taste the flower, it was a nice cool non-irritating vapor.

    It worked like a charm right out of the box. I did let it go through a cycle on 7 prior to use. There was a faint electronics odor that quickly left. The stems are both very snug. I ordered a PHVES turbo shorty bent and a straight shorty as well. I did not think the draw was restricted on the stock, though I don't have anything to compare it to.

    I do have a question. When it is flashing red on heating-- does that means that it is warming--and when it has stopped, I am good to go?

    Also, PuffItUp go it here with amazing service, I picked up a space case grinder 4 pc with it.

    I am glad I made this choice. Thanks for this great thread.
     
  20. m0sh

    m0sh Singer Song Writer Stoner

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    So if anyone from Europe wants my pvhes gong 14mm he can talk to me or I'm sending it back for a replacement

    mod note: you've been around long enough to know this goes in the classifieds and not in here.
     
  21. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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  22. kigrass

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    Hi Musicisevil,
    Can I ask how you know a male pinkie will get stuck in a 14mm joint?? :brow:
    I mesured the inner diameter and i have a 14mm. I use the cloth and band to seal the joint between the solo stem and
    the where the bowl goes. I do this as in the 14mm joint there is very little tolerance and any sideways movement will
    grind the glass together (I cant stand this).
    Off to look for the double battery post....
    K.
     
  23. kigrass

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  24. kigrass

    kigrass Member

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    Hi M0sh,
    I am interested.... Is it possible to PM on these forums, I cannot find the link.... probably me though.
    Also, honestly, the pull is not the same and a little tight but as others have suggested play around with the stem. I also found
    (as mentioned also) that the tighter you pack has a big impact. Do you use a screen, this also restricts airflow. I find it manageable though, but personal preferences apply here. Ground biologicals also allow better airflow....
    Honestly the solo is very good, I like its efficiency but dislike the small oven size (will get a pax eventually..!). I would try and
    see if you cannot get it to work as you want it to before giving up on it.
    Good luck!!
    K.
     
  25. m0sh

    m0sh Singer Song Writer Stoner

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    Click on my picture then a box will appear and you can select "Start a Conversation"

    I do use screens...I haven't tried that pvhes gong tho...its about 2 weeks from arriving...could be more...Canada doesn't like me lol :p

    Oven size? well chamber size, I suggest you check Ed Wood Stem which has the biggest chamber and you can pack it nicely... some strains you can pack with .2 others not...I found the solo chamber size to be perfect IMO, this is your 6th post...I'm sure you will understand how to work with the solo better...don't jump to another vape so fast because you feel the chamber is not big enough.
     
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