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Aromazap/Myrtlezap/CeramicRockZap

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Rick, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. JESUSgotNAILED

    JESUSgotNAILED Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, reading that helped me understand. So everyone has been using their "replaced" stems with the screen on bottom/clip on top? I've totally been trying to smash everything in the wrong side.
     
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  2. Rick

    Rick Zapman

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    When we made the stems, we inserted the screen and clip in the tip BEFORE installing the tip in the nylon handle. That is the only way to install the screen on the back side of the crimp because the nylon stem inner diameter is slightly smaller than the outside stem tip diameter. We had to drill out a small portion of the nylon to press the stem tip into the stem handle(interference fit......no glue). This is why you cannot install the screen from the back side for a re-work. If you could remove the stem tip for the re-work, an original install is possible but I never could get a tip out after installing without messing up the tip.

    Happy Daze here. Finally to the back side of our summer farm season. It has been crazy with many 100 degree days and plants thinking their life is over almost a month early. We are having a very good season sales-wise but are getting burned out early because of the heat and old age. Cooler went out last week but it is fixed now with a Craigslist replacement air conditioner. We keep a 9x11x8 room at 40 degrees for storage of our harvest before delivery day. Tomatoes going strong 3 weeks ahead of normal season.

    Keep smiling, it's catching.
     
  3. TwztedElegance

    TwztedElegance Boom Shankar

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    Hi all, I have a CRZ and also bought a power adapter box with it to adjust the voltage up (I believe I got it from Vitolo if I recall correctly), however the wire that connects the box to the power kinda got messy and doesn't work anymore, any idea where I can get a replaceable power cable for the adapter box? I'll post an image when I get home if it helps. Thank you. I want to get back to using my CRZ but I need to up the voltage from the stock adapter :)
     
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  4. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    Usually you have to replace the entire wall adapter. But these are fairly cheap and can be gotten at your local Radio Shack or on line.
     
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  5. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Are you looking for a VVPS cable? Like one of these?

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  6. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    :doh:

    I'm gonna blame it on the Indica... I didn't catch that @TwztedElegance was talking about a VVPS.
     
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  7. TwztedElegance

    TwztedElegance Boom Shankar

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    The second one is exactly what I am looking for, thanks!

    Do you ship to Canada or know where I can get something like this here? I tried your site but can't ship here :(
     
  8. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    I've never seen the cords for sale anywhere so I'm not much help there. We buy the various components and then assemble them and can sell the completed cord or just the parts so you can DIY.

    We can ship to Canada it's just not setup on the website so you'd need to contact Underdogette so she could help get you squared away. :2c:
     
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  9. cycleb

    cycleb Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, haven't posted in some time, but I have a question. Does anybody know of a source for NonG stems for the CeramicRockZap? Thanks!
     
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  10. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Underdog possibly.
     
  11. cycleb

    cycleb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
     
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  12. cluffy

    cluffy Vaker

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    Hi all. Just had to stop in and say hello. I just pulled out my Elm RockZap today after years of abandonment. It's the one on the lower left in my picture. Still works like a champ, nice to do some lower temp vaping for a change. Read the last few posts from Rick and tears came to my eyes. Glad you got through the madness, Rick. More power to you!
     
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  13. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    The 2 posts that follow is in a thread about naming your vapes.
    I thought this thread deserved it's own version of that history!

    I named each and every one of my CRZs (Ceramic RockZap) by AromaZap.
    Each of these went to a low income terminally ill patient.

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    Mabel (Mine!)

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    Rhonda

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    Amber

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    Clara

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    Camo

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    Amelia

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    Jane (Black Locust- fluoresces under blacklight)

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    Janis (For Janis Joplin)... this unit went to a 6 year old patient that had Renal Cancer.
    "RJ" is gone now, but one of my most important patients.

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    Sue

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    Annie (She is Oak... Annie Oakly)

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    Loretta ( For Loretta Young who exhibited grace and style)

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    Chantal (A "song") She was named this because it flows with the word "Chatoyence".. and as
    You can see she is filled with the glow. Chatoyence means the glow of
    a cat's eye.

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    Marylin ( or Marilyn Monroe if you look , it needs no explanation)

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    Angel (Oak)

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    Cherry (Cherry)

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    Rita (after Rita Hayworth – redwood)

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    Jasmine (Black Locust.. also the smallest RockZap made to date!)

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    Athena (Poplar)

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    Natasha (White Alder)
     
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  14. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I had two more... they did not allow more than 20 images on a post:

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    Fantasia (Poplar)

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    Vivian (Myrtle – after “Ethel Mertz” a Vivian Vance character.. see her shape!)


    I have also ( still M.I.A. from Raid....)
    7 old school Zaps with names.
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    Raven, my 1st Walnut.
    Kushin' was my first Culry blond MyrtleZap
    You can see the old school Zaps in the image behind the Rockzaps at
    https://vaporist.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/arizona-medical-rockzap/

    My 2 original Zaps with custom stem holders, and added wooden goodies circa early 2011:
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    Add some Ed's stems....
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    Then I got a 3rd:
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    Raven, Curly Kushin' and Wally in competition:
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    added one More ....
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    Old School Zap ass shot.... as I added one more!!
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    I added two more....
    Nurse Myrtz and Leah:
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    "Nurse Myrtz", was the very first Old school Zap (made of Myrtle)made with Stainless Steel heat core, but fit the brass stems.
    And that brings the Old School Zap tale to its end, as the Ceramic RockZaps began.
    I was the luckiest guy on Earth to receive for testing the first RockZap......
    Mabel
    I knew what was in this package already, and my fingers were itching to open it
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    “Hey Jacob… Daddy’s got a new way to medicate!”
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    and finally....
    please see her in action!
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  15. Rick

    Rick Zapman

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    I'm strolling through a mellow summer getting ready to head out for another big bowl of Cherry tomatoes. They have been coming on strong for a few weeks and the gang really wants them so we are off to the races again. We are prepping for a new knee for Pat. She has been trying to get through the season before scheduling surgery but we did it. Happening late September. I've been trying my best to fill in but there are some things only she can do.......not much but important stuff. They love her flower pedal mix in town and most of the work is sitting down on her couch so she does fine. She is 72 and I am 70. Our boys and their families are doing fine.
    So Pat comes over to the shop as i get ready to head out. She is crying. Blabbing. But I know it is a good cry. Finally......"have you been to FC lately????" No. "You won't believe it! Vito has all his Zaps, by name posted on our thread! I could not stop crying. So many memories!!!"

    Vito did/does so much for so many people in need. He helped us so much as the makers of Aromazap. We are very greatful for Vito being Vito. He made our life better
    Then came our story, then his story. We deal with our loss as positively as we can. One way is no nostalgia. No going back. It is over, chapter closed. I think that attitude helps keep stress levels down. So when we saw the above post.........much much emotion came out. A very good thing. We cannot change what happened but we can decide how to deal with it.

    Thank you Vito for making our good day even better. A nice break from our normal routine.
     
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  16. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    Life is a chain of events. You and Vito are part of our chain. We are who we are because of who you are.
    Thanks
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  17. Rick

    Rick Zapman

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    I could not even look at all those pictures yesterday. Today I tried again but my eyes got too fuzzy to look at all of them. It was a wonderful time with so many wonderful people. Even a bit of drama in the beginning......just for shits and giggles.

    The chain does not break. Thank you TeeJay1952. I must also say thank you Washington voters.
     
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  18. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Before I release a huge post in the "Police Raid" thread.... and before continuing on to bring the "Paying it Forward" thread...... I will drop a tiny bit of the good news right here at home.
    Zap thread is home to many of us.
    We have only one day left to be on probation.
    The Judge was kind, and the Probation Officer was compassionate.
    463 days ago was when the raid occurred, and tomorrow night at midnight is when it is all over.
    464 days 5 hours and 30 minutes.
    I have a story to tell.
    My lips are sealed until after midnight tomorrow.
    I won't waste anyone's time in the Aromazap Thread with the tribulations.....
    I will make my next post in this thread Zap Thread appropriate.
    Those that want the rest of the voyage through the black hole can see it in the "Raid" thread.
    Those that want to get the vibe about how Patty and I are moving on, can get that in the "PIF" thread.
    Talk to you guys on Thursday.
     
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  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    The news is (and if anyone is interested in the entire story, please check the "Raid" thread)....
    My 7 Old School Zaps and my other Log vapes (1 PD, a couple UD Twigs, An E-Nano, a CRZ) are coming home.
    Although way past the deadline to fight forfeiture, out attorney, through Pit Bull determination has gotten us our possessions back, minus any Marijuana, and Marijuana candies that they took.
    Like Rick and Pat.....
    ... Patty and I can now breath easier, and over time put the pieces back together.
    Not wishing to sully this thread...I am heading over to the "raid" thread to spill my guts.
    We love you guys!
     
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  20. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    We did not get our stuff back yet, but an original loaned unit came home along with a few stems, and an original Lady Zap dragonfly aroma diffuser.
    I won't re-post the media and overwork FCs website, but there's a video at http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/vaporbrothers-vb2.11225/page-25#post-1019777 and you will spot my returned original from a patient that passed (zap in the background). I am waiting for a power source now, so I can use it!
     
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  21. cycleb

    cycleb Well-Known Member

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    Wow, a great collection! Did I notice a cattle dog companion? Fantastic!
     
  22. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Thanks.
    The Cattle dog companion, Jacob now rests. We had him put to rest at 20 years of age when he could no longer function.
    We sure miss him to this day!
     
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  23. cycleb

    cycleb Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that, but celebrating those 20. That's a long time.
    Peace.
     
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  24. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    Here's a little blast from the past for you. Was having a conversation with @Ed's TnT and he asked me if I still had one of the old aroma cups that Pat made. Of course I do!

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  25. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    The police got all of the Zaps and aroma flowers... except for one.
    While they are supposed to be returning these things, here is the aromaflower they missed, made by the hands of the Lady Zap.
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