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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Bleezy, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. triskelion

    triskelion Man is Brother unto Man

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    I use tap water only ph7
     
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  2. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Depend on your water supply?

    S. California water hardness is 750 - 1100 +/-
    Colorado 30 - 60 -/+

    Tap water is different depending?

    REVERSE OSMOSIS is constant.
    For growing on the mainland you need clean balanced water to have food quality!

    Indoor grow’s or Outside grow’s require decent water to reach a decent quality level.

    I use a “M” to test COLA grown in the garden!
    In HAWAII when I was a surf hippie we used rain?

    We had no cash!
    Are crop’s we’re decent?
    No seed’s in the 70’s! (Some were in to this kine of growing?)
     
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  3. triskelion

    triskelion Man is Brother unto Man

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    Miss the 70s, faded blue jeans, hanes tee, and Chuck Taylor sneaks.:rofl:
     
  4. Azn2101

    Azn2101 Well-Known Member

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    I seriously wonder if you know my Uncle or is it First Cousin? Great-Grandparants adopted him unofficially as a child, who is and has been a genuine Beach Bum for 30 years on and off. Which people will hear that term and think it's meant in a derogitory way but in Hawaii it's not...generally. Also my Great-Grandpa ran a Gas station in Wahiwaha but im not actually sure when. We're also related to someone named Ben (and I don't know how to spell it but it's pronounced like "eye - e - pa") Ieepa or aiepa or something, and I think he was a successful surfer. I should really get to know those roots before there's to big of a gap

    I have no idea why when you mentioned Hawaii that I remember seeing a picture in a junk drawer at my moms and how funny it was to see a bunch of Koreans with dark skin in a Black & White photo and there he is, White as can be. It's like the sun somehow made him look more "Howlie" as my garndma used to say, than Tan lol.

    Rattle Can cleaned up really good with the simple green concentrate, got smart and just dumped it the Can and threw the whole thing in the microwave. Using the ol' noggin is never a bad thing but for some reason it never comes to mind =D

    Thanks again guys.
     
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  5. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    When I move to OAHU, Hawaii We kept our home in California.
    Hawaii was a dream to me!

    The country store was owned by a KOREAN FAMILY. ( KAMIE’s we called it.)

    The weed (cannabis) was so decent! (We killed the male’s and cut the grass to hide from the chopper’s overhead)
    My HAWAII friend’s were kine to me?
    They gave me magic mushroom’s and I gave them COLAS!
    NUGGETS we threw in the trash.
    Sugar LEAF kept the mud off our feet.
    HAWAII was dreamily a few decade’s back like CALIFORNIA once was!

    The beach in front of my house with perfect wave’s and no people?

    As a kid it was crowded? (Is playing video game’s da distraction?)
    My wife and I were having Espresso on the beach and I didn’t see any body surfing?
    1970 we thought there was too many people in da water?
    Joni MICHELLE sang about this ERA? (Big yellow taxi)

    Paper (Zigzag) all we had.

    Before bong’s even?
    My kid’s surf the old stomping ground’s.
    HAWAII is crowed these daze!

    Some surfer’s never came back from VIETNAM?
    I was too young!

    “M” is practical for me!
    My brother and sister when to School in Hawaii.
    They can fight like Tiger’s!

    I was into peace and love!

    ALOHA,

    HALOE kine
    After tough: my friend’s in WAKIKI (town) were called beach boy’s who surfed in front of my house!
     
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  6. Azn2101

    Azn2101 Well-Known Member

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    @ataxian Huh I'll have to ask me aunt if she knows or remembers the store. the next time she does one of those Apple video chat apps on the iPad. My Grandpa owned was "Arakawa Shell" on California ave in Waikiki.

    I think it's pretty much every Millennial has at one point in their life (or for me my entire life) has dreamed of growing up on an era between the 40's-80's as a young adult for one reason or another...hell I'd take going on 10 in 70's but until earth gets a time machine (or sucked into a Black Hole as some believe, and if I wasn't such a logical thinker I'd like to believe it could be true too) but anyway.

    Our family name on Oahu (so confusing that "Honolulu County" IS the entire Island so for the longest time I thought they were different islands :doh:) Arakawa.

    But back to business.

    Damn @pxl_jockey I think he like JUST made the "Made It" people cause his last piece "On The Block" is looking like it's gonna go at $400 when in August his pieces maxed out at $350 and that was a Prototype the piece I posted except with the top of the cover over the grudline indented to act as a well to recycle water like a Klein below to the lower slits. Ironically that one sold for less than $175.

    I totally feel like this was one of those chances that the Internet and Glass Gods got together and split the sky to send his work to my phone and I squandered that chance on things like Car payments and "Rent" I mean like wtf was I thinking?!

    Shot myself in the foot with this one haha. But seriously, Damn man! I feel like my dream piece just drifted into thin air.

    Over 1000 pages, so many smart/genious individuals, and so much love for the diffusion pump perc and we couldn't think to just add top slits to so many pieces with that same "cup" design with slits at the bottom over a perc that comes from the arm into the main chamber. *Dave Chapelle voice* Gad Damn!
     
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  7. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I was born in 1958 in a Hospital in COMPTON, California
    1960 my parents move to the beach.
    So moving to OAHU, HAWAII was a dream to me!
    The CLIMATE is perfect for OUTDOOR CANNABIS
    No BONG’S at the time.
    Just ZIGZAG JOINTS?
    2012 small mouthpiece waterpipe’s seem to be luxurious to me?
    At the later part of da 70’s my surfer friend’s on the mainland were in to RASTA MUSIC and BONG’s (HUGE MOUTHPIECE ACRILIC) joint’s were my method.

    My friends on MAUI grew very decent COLAS!
    My friend’s from da Big ISLAND as well!
    Shout out to KAUAI (garden ISLAND) very incredible CANNABIS & surf spot’s!

    Glass Small water PIECES are a healthy way to enjoy medication with CANNABIS!
    Shaping surfboard’s was apart of my life.
    ARKAWA was a big name in the surfing industry! Eric was his first name. Outstanding guy!
    POV
     
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  8. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    It appears my replacement RattleCan has been shipped by yingmin5.
    Dealing with DHGate is nice and simple when all goes well, but when it doesn't they are something of a labyrinth.
    That being said, they do try to protect the consumer and that is appreciated.
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

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    I have often found that a combination of politeness, perseverance and patience can pay off eventually.

    I also made an explicit point to the seller that we have established a big good seller, bad seller forum/thread with a list and individual experience reports.

    I really really laid it on thick made it sound like a huge influential regime.
    I was polite and insistent but consistent with everything I said.

    This makes them think and keep them on their toes.
    Besides resolving indivudual issues/transactions, I feel it will be good for the sellers do you think that is threat is much greater than it really is.

    So I would suggest more of us take this line? The more we can reinforce this idea and therefore incentive to do better, from multiple angles but consistently and convincingly, I think there is a chance of seeing better treatment and swifter resolutions.

    But...keep that carrot in view. I assured the seller at the time that I was going to give them every chance to resolve the issue and preserve their reputation before I reported my experience which would likely result in them being placed in the bad sellers list.

    They practically pleaded with me not to harm their reputation this way.

    I received the full refunds I was right the old eventually which was only fair because they sent me a completely different glass piece to the picture they showed it didn't even have the same joint size it was nothing like it and I didn't even realise until long after that there was a leak in the Bong anyway.

    And they tried to offer me a cheapy green glass straw drinks type bong with a stupid lid on it as a solution. Telling me how they got family to support and stuff which I empathize with that doesn't mean they can go and tell me a load of rubbish that I never ordered or paid for.

    So maybe keep this in mind guys. Hope y'all doing good anyway. Positive vibes from the UK tonight. Just happy to be alive here things have been pretty precarious of late.
     
  10. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Much of my study is of OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE.
    ENGLISH STUDIES are some off the best on this PLANET !

    In CHILE, PICILUMO I was surfing da point with one guy from ENGLAND!

    He was a LIFE GUARD at beach known for surfing in ENGLAND !

    He could drink more than anyone?
    Surfwise he was really decent!

    CALIFORNIA is Hot as Da SUN (seem’s like?)

    What DHGATE WP this daze?

    DUTCH TREAT ROSIN is CIVILIZED actually!
    Water path = PURE CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR
     
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  11. GoldenBud

    GoldenBud Well-Known Member

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    let me tell you something .... you don't evaluate your bong enough until you brick them both and now you're just left with your SHORT stem for the device ....
     
  12. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    kind of a Review for piece https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/7-inch-solid-yellow-glass-water-bong-bubbler/423504467.html

    it is a 2 minimum order on those, one does not work that well but the other is Great ! I started with the first piece and could not quite get it to chug that well... later tried the other and it chugs a lot better... slits are a little lower in the chamber so I guess that was it... anyway, just a shout out to cheap glass in the cheap thread ... these things are mighty lite so almost feels like not even being there save for water weight ... I've not tried it with no water and just vapor... may try that out.
    I got these for the Fury2 vape and Fury edge and the vapes do not seem to big for pieces but are approaching that size ,limit so a larger vape may be to big to fit comfortably but would still work .
    delivered in a few weeks to East Coast , no probs there, no blemishes ETC... just one is better than the other by the way its made
     
  13. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Alrighty then. Guess what came today? My Rattle Can from Yinmin5. Looks very good and the rattle ball is free to move. I cleaned it out well and then filled it with water and gave it a hit. No rattle. Oh oh, I thought, no rattle after this? Maybe there needs to be some negative pressure. So I loaded up a stem, dropped it in the female and that baby rattles with the best of them. It's not terribly loud but I think that is a plus, as I sometime (often) buzz after visitors are sleeping.

    So, thank you Yingmin5 and others who suggested I get a new one rather than taking a discount. And you too, @LesPlenty for giving the vendor a little push. This one has turned out well.
     
  14. ChocoVape

    ChocoVape Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm trying to get my first water piece for my fury edge since the vapor is pretty harsh/too warm for me. Was considering The Scope bubbler from puffitup but someone mentioned that getting a dedicated bong would be more worth it.

    What's the goto bong at the moment? Willing to spend the extra if it's worth it since I'm one of those buy one and be done type. How's the fc-ufo and how does it compare to the matrix sidecar or d020-d? I don't want anything too extravagant/huge either
     
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  15. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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  16. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    if you get the d-20 series with the Dewar joint you will need an 18 to 14mmm adapter for the fury WPA to seat into the Dewar joint... or use a wine cork and make a tip for the WPA to snug it into the Dewar joint...
    this is the piece I've been using with my Fury vapes for a few years now. 14mm female drop = https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/2015-feb-newest-glass-bong-9-quot-inches/247499767.html

    edit - @LesPlenty did not mean to directly quote you but @ChocoVape instead
     
  17. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I was lucky, my F2 clears all my 'dewer' joints bar one of my Matrix sidecars, no rise needed...just.:tup:

    @C No Ego that rig you linked looks like it would make a good little dab rig too, yes or no? (too much diffusion)?
    I don't like 14mm joints, as a rule, I make exceptions for dabbing...maybe(once so far).:)
     
  18. GoldenBud

    GoldenBud Well-Known Member

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    That's not true, the WPA fits 18mm too
     
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  19. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Oh Junk! I was thinking Fury2 vape and the Glass WPA that inserts into Fury chamber ( Fury edge chamber fits Fury2 WPA as well) ... the fury edge WPA fits those Dewar joints fine.. if you use Fury2 WPA in the edge chamber you will then need an extra reducer for Dewar joints ... in fact edge is bigger than fury2 WPA
    sorry for confusion
     
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  20. ChocoVape

    ChocoVape Member

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    So I'll be fine with just the fury edge WPA right? Just making sure before I buy everything! Haha


    So how does the matrix sidecar/fc-ufo compare to the rattlecans? I see that they don't have the percs that the matrix/ufo has. Also so only the d020s suffer from the thin glass issue?
     
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  21. GoldenBud

    GoldenBud Well-Known Member

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    Fury's WPA fits 14/18mm for sure, it sits perfectly on a 18.8mm (D020)
    D020 or D020-D, if you already make the investment - IMHO don't go for the d020s.
    I really liked my F2 on a D020.
     
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  22. ChocoVape

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    Glad I asked, I was pretty close to getting the d020-d the other day. So I narrowed my choices down to the matrix sidecar, fc-ufo, and the rattlecans will be a tough one. Just have to know the pros and cons of each but it's all new to me so hopefully y'all can help me out
     
  23. GoldenBud

    GoldenBud Well-Known Member

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    Never tried the D020D, in my case the D020 really help with the harsh throat. 2 D020 survived almost a year, waiting for my new one
     
  24. ChocoVape

    ChocoVape Member

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    Oh I think I misread, so you're saying the d020 is good but specifically don't get the "d020s"

    Well it's going to be a harder choice now haha
     
  25. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    I would take the UFO off your list. From what I understand its supposed to have alot of volume and give big hits. You are looking for smooth hits as using it dry irritates your throat, a big lung busting hit will probably make you cough as well.

    Rattle can is a newer design so if people confirm that its a smooth hitter that would be a good piece to try.
     
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