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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

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

  1. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Well-Known Member Company Rep

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    I dont know that it is.. I do know the majority of their stuff comes from Apollo Glassworks so Im sort of assuming they just sell US stuff. May not be, tho... I figure there are a ton of blowers out there that we dont know about.
     
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  2. b0

    b0 Vapor powered

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    Is there any place to buy just one or maybe two of these for cheap?
     
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  3. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    Go for it!
    Great Ideal!
    We need someone to manage the glass blowers!
     
  4. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    Sadly, not yet. I'm sure if you wait a few months you'll see some PNWT knockoffs show up on ebay in the $30-$40 range (just a guess). But if you have the extra $$ to throw up front, you can easily find 3 or 4 people on here (or ebay) that will buy one.

    The Sunshinestore's shipping seems to be effective - the boxes will look like sh*t when you get it, but once you open it, you'll see it's well wrapped tightly packed all in bubble wrap. I would definitely buy from them again.
     
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  5. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    The PNWT may be good for some of you?
    I couldn't make it work!

    Ash Collectors with JHOOKS are 1000x better functionally!

    If you want it go for it!

    I'll pass!
     
  6. Anonymouse

    Anonymouse Sith I care

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    Even the real PNWTs are rather minimally functional. It's designed to be a compact pocketable option that still offers a tolerable degree of conditioning, so if you're sitting down at home pretty much anything else is a better alternative.
     
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  7. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    Guess we had different experiences. I have no trouble getting either the original or the knock-off to work with a variety of vapes. The original is definitely better. I think the hole in the knock-off is out of round and doesn't form a good seal. But I'm going to try a small washer or the like to see if that helps.

    As for the original I use it with the Pinnacle Pro, Solo, and a variety of concentrate vaping devices. Take the mouthpiece off and it works great with the Dabbler. Virtually anything with a 14mm or less round opening will work. I've even managed to make a passable seal with a globe!

    Makes for just the right amount of minimal diffusion to take the edge off and if you've got a mirror handy looks and seems very Cloud/EVO like.

    ~
     
  8. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    I never thought of like that?

    Very well said!

    If you vape mostly outside of the house I can see were the PNWT maybe useful.

    Since my vaping is only done at home I have a different point of view!

    The D020 setup with a CHAISEN and some YODA FLOWERS.

    Pure NIRVANA!

    I have more glass coming!

    So far my D020 is functioning the best of everything I own!

    $28? Total?
     
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  9. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    @ataxian I just got the d020 out for the first time in a week and it was awesome. :rockon:
     
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  10. benneb2

    benneb2 Member

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    Just ordered a solo! So pumped to use this bad boy, had a MFLB + PA and a VG before, so im excited to see how the solo compares.

    I wanna get into glass, looking at the d020 as it seems to have quite the following in this thread. What can i use to adapt the solo to it? The PVHEgong looks sweet but is out of stock everywhere it seems.


    Also regarding grinders, how does the super fine consistency of the MFLB finishing grinder go in the Solo?

    edit: meant to post this in the solo thread but here will do lol
     
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  11. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Herr Glas

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    I don't own one of the gongs, but Ed's Shorty Stems are taperd to fit a 14mm female GonG. Means you get an EXCELLENT wooden stem plus a way to mount the Solo on you water tool of choice. For the D020s 18mm connection you'd need a downsize adapter, but thats not really an issue as those things are always handy to have.

    The D020 has quite a following, problem is the only REAL D020s I saw so far are from Sunshine Store on DHGate and they only ship epackage to USA, means you'll have to pay for EMS shipping...not so great.
     
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  12. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    I have one of GBD's 18mm WT's and agree, Its really nice in the fact that it is great for on the go. When I was visiting my parents house for 2 weeks over winter break it was my only water piece. I took it because it was super small and easily concealed in a towel in my suitcase. I initially purchased it with the intent of taking it hiking as it can be pocketed without leaking. The slits on mine are pretty functional and it does a good job up to temp 6 on my solo. I usually dont take it to 7 but it can be done if needed.
    Love reposting pics any chance I can get :D

    @ataxian I agree, my D020 gets the most use. I still like to break out the M&M tech for those huge voluminous shotgun blast type hits but my D020 cant be beat for the price. I could buy 12 for the price of my M&M too. I think the D020 honestly functions better than my $120 showerhead MGW ashcatcher too
     
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  13. ataxian

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    Last night I woke up with really bad nausea! I grabbed a SOLO and a D020 and went into the back yard and had a stock GonG 18mm (normally I have a 14mm PHVES GonG) With a CAISEN. The "MONSTER" left!

    I have pieces however the D020 has become my go to piece!

    It's not about the money it's the function!

    Well designed at least!
    [​IMG]
    Medical Tools!
     
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  14. oli

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    Superb idea!!!!

    you'll already have a great customer base, :tup: us :tup:, the down fall, we'll be wanting great deals :brow:

    Let us know how you're getting on!!

    But I think you should defo go for it, we need you, but if you could make it quick that'll be great!!!

    We need our glass....we need it now...no sorry, seriously now

    It would be a great new thread, "lets put 10 great pieces together" kinda

    Babling on, sorry H as K
     
  15. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    @oli _ I love your enthusiasm man but to be honest if it happens it is going to be a very slow process I am afraid. I have a full-time job for a start. I first need to source a glassblower, come up with designs and so forth, set up a shop/website, consider distribution, probably find a Chinese speaking partner, etc. So as much as I would like it to happen quickly I can't see it happening in under 12 months to be honest :ugh: I'm not sure if any of you guys have ever been into China but trust me it is hell on earth. I absolutely hate the place and the people :bang:
     
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  16. lazylathe

    lazylathe On the verge of...

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    @PoopMachine My Atomic perc has shipped!!!

    As well as my D020!!!
     
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  17. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    I think all it would really take is to find a glassblower, show them some glass pieces you already have and get them to do knock offs. The Chinese have a great culture of reverse-engineering and I think this will negate the need for designing glass yourself. The key would be to get your hands on some really nice glass so that the glassblower can copy those pieces. Damn, if it wasn't for it being glass, I'm sure plenty of us would happily volunteer pieces to be shipped, borrowed and copied!

    I wonder if there are many Chinese FC members in the international section of the site? If there are, there's a good chance we could have a glassblower here!
     
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  18. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Well-Known Member Company Rep

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    It ships out of Washington.... Apollo is in upstate New York.

    I still have their recycler. They sent me a return label and I didnt even look at it, I just taped it to the box and asked Mrs PoopMachine to take it to the post office for me. They sent me a label that shipped it right back to me and have been unresponsive since. Im going to send it back on my dime tomorrow.
     
  19. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes to having a bigger badder version of the d020....And they copy other designs so why not copy them lol. It is a winner IMO

    Nice. Do you like the PVHE GonG or standard GonG with the d020?
     
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  20. equatorgringo

    equatorgringo Well-Known Member

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    That's funny. Did they refund you yet?
     
  21. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    I like the them both the sAme!
     
  22. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    How awesome is this guys? I ordered from Sunshine Store on Tuesday at about noon and today (Thursday) it was delivered at 2.30. Should be waiting for me when I get home :rockon::leaf:
     
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  23. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Herr Glas

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    :(

    Best of luck with that. I'd love to order from them but 100 bucks int. shipping...uhm no.
     
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  24. vakedcow

    vakedcow Gentlecow Vaper and Halloween kiddo

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    Wow. That is fast.
    I hope it meets expectations :)
     
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  25. Anonymouse

    Anonymouse Sith I care

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    I think you should order a few of their better listings at the 10+ level for the cheap prices, then open an eBay store, iOffer shop, etc. Putting proper English descriptions on them would help them sell. I bet you could easily triple or maybe even quadruple your investment, plus you'd start building rep and a brand for if you did start selling your own glass later.
     
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