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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

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

  1. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    The IFD VBH NNK 2.01a, got it.

    So the old model had a removable downstem? Hard to tell from the pictures.

    The Cera is gonna make this thing look even tinier, hah…
     
  2. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Haze I just wanted to know for my brains sake. I am happy with the infamous but wanted things put in perspective. Just like they have the line up of vapes which at this point needs to be extended to included some of the new ones they have missed. It is good to have a size height and width perspective so when you are buying something new you can know if you feel comfortable with that size. As far as water stuff goes I think they should be a circumference cause I believe from what you all say that will help you make a more informed decision.

    Edit: Nopart what is the IFD stand for I got the rest.
     
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  3. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    Infamous Forty Dollar :)


    You could shorten it, even. The Infamous No-name Knock-off, v2 in this case. Ink2 :tup:
     
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  4. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    I don't know much about the PBW or Resin Block, I admittedly haven't done my research on either. I see a few on here use it though. I wonder how they feel about accidental splash-back with that stuff in their bubs? As I said I prefer ISO so I can evap and reclaim, not sure if this is possible with the PBW or res block. Simple answer: The reclaim collected from vaping is pure(just oils that have collected on glass), reclaim from combusting has toxins associated with combustion, which to me is gross.

    Made a Video tonight with the VB Hydrator and my DBV. not HQ, Sorry!
     
  5. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Oh crap thanks for that vid...duh I need to try my SSV with the bubbler.:bang:
     
  6. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    No, they just redesigned it. The old one is straight vertical, rounded at the bottom. The new ones are bubbled out at the bottom (for the new cut pattern and physical design change, I'm assuming)
     
  7. Malloy1

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    Alright got a lil dilemma: ordered a nail dome n adapter from gbd. The adapter has a downstem on it nd it's 3' but tooo thick for the infamous 2.0 in which I got it for.

    Should I just break the downstem off and go with it lol or just dab w my stemline nd dont breal glass til I get the right adapt
     
  8. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    I wouldn't be breaking any glass.

    I'd either contact Sam, for any ideas... or hit up Mike (oregonglassblower)
     
  9. Malloy1

    Malloy1 Member

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    Yeah I mentioned I just needed an adapter but got a downstem any ways so idk
     
  10. HSIHP

    HSIHP Well-Known Member

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    So it seems that everyone here is pretty happy with there "Infamous $40 No Name Vapor Brothers Hydrator Knock-Off!!!" as BDV put it so nicely a few pages ago, but I do have a question. Right now I'm running my solo and MF through a generic little bong with a grommit style down stem that is just a straight tube. It chugs along pretty well but I think I would like to get something a bit nicer and at this price I think I may snag this up. My question is, would it really perform much better than what I already have in terms of filtration and vapor smoothness or will I just enjoy it so much that it won't really matter? :ko:
     
  11. Doug

    Doug Just passing time

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    Man...just waiting on FedEx. It's finally going to be delivered today...I hope.
     
  12. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Since this is my first I have no idea. I do know I won't become a GAS. It is good for a change or when my throat is soar.
     
  13. Doug

    Doug Just passing time

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    FedEx is really annoying. I made a whole point of BEING HOME today, so I could get the package. They just come and put a notice on the door. No door bell. Nothing.
     
  14. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Wow it is usually the post office that pulls that crap. Maybe you should have used them they left it on my porch.
     
  15. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    Well, I find bubblers hit a lot different than tubes. Don't know why (other than the difference architecture in functional design)... but the manner in which I take in the vapor is different. At the very least, if you're staying with a grommet pieces, I would invest in some of the nice scientific downstems out there. I believe orgeonglassblower carries one or two different versions, I've seen them on GC, etc.
     
  16. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    If you have an extra 45$ laying around, I would personally pick it up. Just so you have a little variation in your glass. BDV once related it to roller coasters. They ALL serve the same purpose (to cool the vapor)(not much filtration is needed for vapor), but some pieces provide a different "ride" with the components they have. Not sure how big your little bong is, but this bubbler is nice handheld with no tilt. There ARE plenty of other cheap options to go with, KushCabbage has a bubbler/oil rig for sale in classified section that looks similar to one of my first bubblers, it's cheap($30), GonG, a big colored dome perc, bubbles decently, I don't mind taking it to work b/c if it breaks, $30 wasn't too much to lose for me.
    I've never hit a vape out of a grommet style bong. The chug could be from water levels?? Maybe just play around with the level of water in your present piece and see if that changes your experience as well...
     
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  17. TheDudeNextDoor

    TheDudeNextDoor Abiding

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  18. placetime

    placetime Well-Known Member

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    I agree with what BDV says--put a different downstem on there and there will be a big difference. In my rather noobish opinion, the "chug" comes form the open-ended stem. :2c:
     
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  19. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    What does chug actually mean. From reading I thought it was resistance and if that is so I have never felt much resistance with my old style bong years ago on this little cute infamous no matter the water level. So what am I missing?
     
  20. treeman

    treeman Well-Known Member

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    Big bubbles, like from natural percs tend to chug, its like when a movement of large bubbles suddenly move through the piece, you can feel it. One big group of bubbles, chug, then the next big group of bubbles, chug. Sometimes it can physically shake the piece in your hands.
    I have a piece back home that can perfectly show a "chug" but I'm afraid I don't have it here so my description will have to do.
    Typically the bubbles are big meaning less diffusion and less cooling.
     
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  21. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    So why is that an issue? I would guess it is like blowing out into a glass of liquid threw a straw is how I am reading your post. The glass vibrates and of course as a kid you laugh. Why is this an issue while vaping? Don't we like bubbles and there kewl sound?
     
  22. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    Its an issue because, instead of delivering the vapor/smoke in a smooth even pull... its basically burping it up. Most don't like that feeling. Plus, I can't stand my glass, rumbling in my hands.

    Hope that helps understand a bit.
     
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  23. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    I like when my DG bub fizzes and vibrates in my hand :) but yes chugging and glass rocking is no good. more bubbles the better, more surface area for the vapor to cool by the water.
     
  24. Live-N-Learn

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

    Wow thanks for the suggestion peepz, I got my infamous and this thing is really tiny tim status. Its a perfect match for my Pax and I can easily travel with this [wrapped in bubble wrap]. Heres the gringy pic of infamous and purple pax meeting each other.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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