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Arizer Solo

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

  1. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    If you have no problem with the airflow, then the PV GonG should be fine. I was under the impression reading your post, however that you had airflow issues until you mentioned otherwise. Your stock stem should work fine with your reducer for vaporbonging. I'm unclear as to whether you tried it or not.

    I prefer the PVHES FWIW (we are degrading into a society of acronyms, sadly). I also have the non-HES GonG at was happy with it, but the PVHES is better IMO.

    :peace:
  2. Malloy1

    Malloy1 Member

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    Idk just cant seem to get a solid rip from the stem hooked into the adapter. its all wobbly and uncomfortable and even when i start to pull bud falls thru the holes bc i have no screen so it just seem like im lossing bud and id rather just use it w.o a pipe till i can get a pvhes. I also hope my card will work in canada idk thoguh my bank is annoying so if thats the case, does anyone have a pvhes gong laying around? Or could someone have one shipped and ill pay u through pay pal to ship it to me
  3. mr_

    mr_ Active Member

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    Try getting a better seal, my Solo will milk my 12" tube with ease

    .5" stainless steel screens are also needed

    If you cant get a good enough seal, go to home depot and get a 3/8" rubber grommet

    I've been using the stock stems since April and they provide more than enough airflow so I haven't bothered with other stems

    It also fits perfectly into my 14mm gong bowl opening in my tube, and I use the grommet with my bubbler
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  4. Malloy1

    Malloy1 Member

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    Got better results using the straight stem into my adapt but the problem i have is my adapter is messed up but my 15' stemline was just milked twice by the solo i cant wait til i either get a new adapt or pvhes and yesss im dying for screens

    by the way should i be inserting my stems then setting my temp or waiting for it to heat up>?

    ???

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  5. HSIHP

    HSIHP Well-Known Member

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    I let it heat up first then put it in but I'm sure others do it differently.
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  6. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    My process: I turn my Solo on, fill my gong stem and insert it into my water pipe. Once the Solo is up to temp I put it on the stem/bubbler and allow heat to soak the biomass for at least 45 seconds. Remove Solo after each use. This works best for a drawn out session.

    You can insert the stem first and let it come to temp - hell you can leave it in the whole session. Nice clouds, but sessions seem to go by so much faster.
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  7. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    Love your video!
    Can you post the list of the necessary adapters?
    I couldn't write fast enough while it was scrolling.
  8. MrNorml

    MrNorml Well-Known Member

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    I have no problems with the stock straight stem with screen with vinyl tubing at the end going into my glassware. Very simple, no problems. No adapter needed beyond tubing.
  9. kigrass

    kigrass Member

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    Frederick,
    Lovely videos, I really appreciate the list of materials as it is an education for me not knowing anything about glass.
    You can really see the different effects of the glass. On some glass it looks like you cannot get enough 'pull' from your 'duo',
    is this also what you found? What would you suggest as the best glass capable for what a solo is able to output?
    thanks for the videos, very cool.
    K.
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  10. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    My setup is 2 solos, each with a 14mm GonG stem from planetvape.
    I put them in a 14mm Y adapter from Planetvape. I remove the cap off one of the solos otherwise they don't fit properly.
    For my 18mm pieces I use a 14-18mm low profile adapter on the Y adapter.

    I find tht duo setup to give me a pretty good draw, the vapor gets kinda wispy in the collection video because that was only 1 load in each stem, for the whole video.
    I like a relatively small piece for use with the solo.
    I used to have a toro microverter that I really liked pairing up with the solo. I ended up selling it to another member, and he doesn't like how it pairs with the solo :shrug:
    I mainly use my solo with my custom Fishbone Space Hammer, which is another smaller piece.

    With the PVHES stems though, I've recently been using it with my möbius matrix and it's been performing well.

    A vape exhale hydratube is probably my current favourite piece of glass to pair with the solo.
  11. VapeNStone

    VapeNStone Mark

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    You live in Canada. Just go to a headshop close to you and by some .5 screens.
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  12. smokum

    smokum The Guy Your Mother Warned You About

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    ^^ just make sure to get the vape (fine mesh) screens!
  13. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Or eBay. Much cheaper.
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  14. VapeNStone

    VapeNStone Mark

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    True but not as fast.
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  15. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    You're right.

    Do both - go buy a few in an LHS, then buy 500 on eBay and never worry about screens again!
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  16. Armerad

    Armerad Puffin'

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    Do you use a 14mm or 18mm? I don't have any male 14mm joints to check, but an 18mm seems pretty fat for a mouthpiece.
  17. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    I have both. The 14mm is ideal, but I do usually use the 18. Its big, but certainly manageable and it just feels so damn sturdy. I don't worry about taking it out and about with me. It's also a really nice tight fit, more so than any of my other glass stems.
  18. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    I love my solo, but...... I don't know if I will buy it again when I see the high quality of some actual portable vaporizers...
    The path of the air is it really safe in the solo ?

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    Plastic of very poor quality :
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  19. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    What in those pics concerns you about the air path?
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  20. Armerad

    Armerad Puffin'

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    I have been using a steady supply of hash lately with my solo, using cotton to hold the hash and putting in a pinhead amount at a time.

    Has anyone ever tried fully packing the stem with hash, and using the Solo as a vape which you preload with hash and then use for long periods without refilling? I'd try it myself but I don't want to have it all vaporize in one session and waste it.
  21. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    This past week I've been crumbling a little hash in with my flavours. I get a few more good hits than with just flowers.
    Air goes in through the vents at the top of the unit (and the microchannels of PVHE stems), not through the bottom of the unit.
  22. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    Pictures 3 and 4.... I don't know how is it behind the steel cup...

    I know of course
  23. Armerad

    Armerad Puffin'

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    I'm talking about a different type of hash. The hash I have is dark brown color which becomes soft at room temperature. I'm wondering about filling the bowl of the stem so that it is completely full of hash, and then vaporizing the same stem for a *long* period of time, like a hash oil pen.
  24. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I use hash all of the time.
    I put a small layer of herb to protect the screen from sticking.. add the hash, then add more weed to hold the hash in place, once the vaping commences.
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  25. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    I've put softer hash in too, I usually roll a small piece in some bud or flowers and still pack on a bed of bud.

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