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

  1. Live-N-Learn

    Live-N-Learn Higher, Higher, Baby...

    Its so small but beautiful at the same time :) Cant wait

    To clean the glass you soak them in ISO or what? If my adapter looked like Jsteez I would probably not use it and throw up. Even if thats resin that looks horrid.

    And BDV you are so brave, I would never do that, I was scared for you in those pics.
     
  2. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    No worries man! And yes That particular dome isn't one of my faves. It's long and narrow opening at the top, but it came as an adapter set and works fine in my 15" tube(sits lower than the vapor bro's piece) Just wanted to really show the height of the nail in the pic since that is what you dab onto and really need to be able to see when placing your dab... You said before I believe that you have a Ti nail, aren't most of those adjustable so that you can move it down into the stem a little more too?? I have only used glass nails in my experiences(&love them).
    Glass noob aye? Yea ISO cleans glass well... That is resin on my dome, but it is Amber Goodness reclaim, not gross toxic resin from smoking. There is NOT a bad taste associated with the built up Oil resin that you see in the pic. And just a side note, if you DO start doing dabs on your new Infamous Knock-off, you will be cleaning that piece just about every other day... Dabs make reclaim fast. Simple as that. I have an extremely busy schedule and can only clean my glass on Sundays. That particular dome was cleaned just 2 Sundays ago, so hopefully that gives you an idea on how fast reclaim can build up. But yea, back to your original question, ISO cleans my dome like New and then I filter the ISO evap it and then re-dab my reclaim.

    Back on topic, took my VB Hydrator to work yesterday, had a 13hr shift, was nice accompaniment to my Solo sessions. Also let my employee hit it after work and he was very fond of how big of clouds he could get by pulling through a water tool. This was also my first first-hand experience of watching someone else hit this lil bub, and I must say that in person, watching the bubbles bubble was a very nice spectacle!!
     
  3. Live-N-Learn

    Live-N-Learn Higher, Higher, Baby...

    Yes Im actually less then a noob since my glass hasnt arrived yet, Im more like a fetus at this point waiting to be born lol

    I was reading and I see RezBlock is pretty recommended for avoiding that buildup, after a little more research I think I will buy this if it truly is natrual.

    The only thing Im thinking is if I should get some PBW, do you think it is worth it over ISO?

    I'm still pretty ignorant when it comes to the collecting resin thing. Why would it be safe from vaping but not from combustion? It looks the same.
     
  4. kingofnull

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  5. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Well last night after all my water testing my son spilled the water cause well he is a kid. I needed another dose so did it dry through the solo and I didn't feel much of a difference. A matter a fact I liked it dry better. I will say the hits are way bigger with the water but as some say what ever you blow out is wasted. I know most turn up the heat on water but I was able to combust in the INH on 6 so that wasn't good. I went to 5 and I normally use 4. On the solo I went to 4 where I normally use 3. I was able to see black specs with the solo as well. I might be taking to many hits but that is the learning part. I am used to using the whole amount of time and sometimes can run a stem/capsule twice. With water I get around 4 to 5 hits instead of around 20. I will keep you posted as I play with it. If you have anything specific you want me to try I don't mind being a test dummy.

    I do feel when my throat is really bad it will help but with ice in ice cold water. I don't find it much different then the smooth flow when I dunk it in ice water. My sinuses were really bad yesterday and I suspect in around an hour will be horrible today as well since the pressure is having a huge swing.

    Again tell me what you want me to try and I am in for it.
     
  6. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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  7. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    :bang: missed that. Thanks for the heads up mmenzie, you always keep me in line ;)
     
  8. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    no worries my friend!!! i did click the link to be emailed if it comes back into stock :)
     
  9. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Menz don't forget that the vp is bigger then the new clone just as it the old clone is bigger then the one we got. I will try to take pics today and then show the measurements if you still want me to do it. This way you can actually understand my female brain.
     
  10. Malloy1

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    If you guys wanna pay 70$ for a rig just go over to high priority where there's quality glass rigs for 90-100 those could last years these will last a month maybe 2
     
  11. Malloy1

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    Watch that vid to see how small it really is. It's like a nice handheld dabber I can't wait to get my nail n dome
     
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  12. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    I took a photo to try and convey the measurement you're looking for, hope it helps.

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    The top of the battery is right up against the mouthpiece.
     
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  13. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    That is a good photo. I think now with my measurements of the can and the insert part you should be all good.

    If someone can, cause I am curious can you please put your glass collection next to each other stating what each piece is so us newbies have an idea of size. I used to think these pieces were big like my old school bong but they don't seem to be from what I got which is a 7" to mouth piece but really only 3 and change in reality. If you put the infamous in the pic please say if it is the new smaller one or the old bigger one.

    BTW my little cutie bubbler has a bubble and I think a scratch in the glass under the mouth piece right where my lip hits it how annoying. Why couldn't it be somewhere else ugh.
     
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  14. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    Actually, the little Infamous, is my oldest piece of glass, that hasn't broken, or been given away. Most, broke.
    Its not the thickest glass, but because of its size and design, its a pretty tough sucker. Any glass that survives me, is pretty tough.
     
  15. Malloy1

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    The infamous is a sold piece for 40$ and looks a lot more stable than anything else on that website. Buying a rig for 70-90$ cause of shipping from there is an utter waste those joints look like they'll snap the 2nd you lay a finger on them. As an avid glass lover I can't stand to see over 50$ spent on china
     
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  16. Live-N-Learn

    Live-N-Learn Higher, Higher, Baby...

    So the infamous is only gonna last 2 months before I need a replacement?:ugh:

    How long did you actually have the infamous?
     
  17. Malloy1

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    Idk my bubs pretty solid I think I could go awhile before i needed a new one. My only issue is my solo, that will Deff crack the glass if left in the joint alone so I have to be careful w it. I was talking about basically everything (mainly rigs) else on that site bc it is a wholesale/china glass site.
     
  18. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Evolver HydraTree & RX Industries 12inch tube.
    Along with the Vapexhale Cloud & an Underdog.
    The Infamous looks to be the smallest, even with the oil dome.
    (and this is the 2nd, smaller Infamous)
    [​IMG]

    What I find very strange is that the perc is completely different from the website/BDV's. First noticed in some of the pictures but now that I have it in front of me it is clear as day. Basically a real showerhead perc now.
     
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  19. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    A little more info on the little guy. I noticed the six diffusion slits were a little uneven; I looked closer and realized that they get smaller as they get further away from the mouthpiece. I watched in the mirror while pulling on it and found that the frontmost slit doesn't really fire if the bub is resting flat, but with a slight tilt toward yourself, something like 15º-20º, you can get all six slits to fire. Tilt more than that and the one or two slits closest to you won't fire. Not a huge difference, but there you go.
     
  20. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Because of the semi-sharp bends in the mouthpiece, I can put a relatively high water level, rip it as hard as I can (with the drag of a vape/adapter) and not get a drop on my lips.

    Certainly exceeding my expectations
    This is a big win!
     
  21. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Thanks for the pic. I will say the pictures of bubblers are extremely deceiving. I would love to see say a mobius, a lev lattice and the infamous. The lev showerhead if anyhow has it in that comparison would be a bonus. BDV are you listening. All this time I thought these things were huge but they are tiny. I know the infamous is more then likely the smallest but it doesn't see like the others are big either.
     
  22. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    Yes, its obvious there have been significant design changes. Who knows... maybe VB's legal department got all over their asses? Mine is an exact, downscale copy of the Hydrator. Cuts... everything. I know they're not very fond of it. But, it gets them sales. I've talked people into getting the VB over the No Name... so I know it gets sales. If this one ever breaks, I'll probably buy the VB version. Love the build quality of my Mini Hydrator and they deserve the sale to.

    The only difference, as noted... mine is like 3/4 scale.

    The new ones, they've made even smaller and a completely redesign fixed downstem. I like the looks of the new one, prefer the size of the old one... function, is probably the same, with a piece that size. Still an excellent buy, if the build quality is the same.

    Call it, The Infamous $40 Vapor Brothers Hydrator No Name Knock-off v2.0 rev1a. :D

    Still have it, still use it. I dunno. Had it about a year now. Maybe little more, little less? Its just survived @#$%, all the other stuff I've bought in that time frame didn't. Yeah, I know there's "better deals", out there... but I can honestly say, I've gotten way more than $40 value out of this thing. Its been with me, thru every vape (except the VG) and performed well, with each piece. Nothing spectacular... but a nice solid little bubbler. I'd rather have the real deal VB, but I have a mini... so its a wash.

    Yep, one of the great things about the bubb. Don't think I've ever tasted water with it.

    Size Comparison. The No Name, front left.

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  23. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    When I was still in High School I had a custom GonG worked bubbler made by a seller on Etsy. In the similar out-of-context picture he sent, I was expecting a 1.5ft tall monster.

    It came and it was like 8 inches :lol:
    Luckily you tend to only make that mistake once.

    Sadly it's long gone. On etsy you can name your price for the custom piece, so @ $50 this was definitely a cheap, high quality bub. That yellow was so golden in person..
    [​IMG]
     
  24. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Fabulous thanks that helps a lot. Can you put from left to right which bubblers and or showerheads they are if you don't mind. I obvious recognize the lattice that can't be missed lol.

    With the pipes website they don't tell you the size of the stuff so you don't know. When sites put the size do they mean from the bottom to the top of the mouth piece? Like lev said the new showerhead is 12" is that the body or the whole thing.
     
  25. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    That should mean just the vertical height top to bottom.

    The new lev showerhead definitely has a lot more volume than the infamous. Just looking at the mouthpiece you can see its pretty fat while this mouthpiece is like a skinny straw. Also means it will have more free-flowing airflow ;)
     

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