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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

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

  1. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    I just noticed that Colie Glass have released a new "Mini Thick Bubbler" and it's priced at $50 retail so that works out to $40 with the 20% FC discount when you pay direct. As always contact Colie Glass through the contact seller button on the right hand side of the webpage to receive the discount.

    It comes in at a height of 5-6 inches and has a wall thickness of 5mm. It's made with Schott glass and thick German Lenz joints so you're getting some real quality especially for such a low price.

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    Shown above is the low profile 14mm version but you can also get it in 18mm as well, both version come with a matching bowl like the one you can see here. As can be seen in the pictures the diffused downstem is removable for easy maintenance which for me really adds to the attraction of this piece.

    Shipping is less than $5 in the States and $7 to Canada. International members, of which I am one, should also note that the shipping costs are very reasonable at $15.25.

    Edit: Please note that the text highlighted in white are links to the relevant store pages. Thanks ataxian for pointing out that I could have made that clearer.
     
  2. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    Do you have a link?

    This is a nice size!
     
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  3. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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  4. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    The links are highlighted in white in the article. Just click on any of them and use the contact seller button you'll see on the right hand side of the page under "Seller's Information". The button is in blue writing just to the right side of the picture of the guy holding the flask.

    I'll PM you his email address if I can find it from when I ordered some stuff.

    Edit: Anyone else just send me a message if you want the address.
     
  5. samirfuzzywuzzy

    samirfuzzywuzzy Well-Known Member

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    the one you are referring to is an oiler. its almost double the size of what i have.
    I visited a head shop in downtown charlotte while on a road trip and the shop has direct connection to many glass houses. This was also the only shop I've visited on the east coast boasting over 2000 sq ft of hand made hemp goods. their glass selection looked liked he hit the rape button on ALT's catalog.
     
  6. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Ataxian, sell the stuff you don't want in the classifieds so you can buy one of the better pieces you do want. Most start with cheap to see if they like water. I am glad I didn't buy anything expensive as I barely use water. I did last night as my lungs are taking a hit at the moment I think maybe from all the rain but who knows.
     
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  7. PAZ

    PAZ Well-Known Member

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    This. I went with the idea that if I bought a HQ piece that I wouldn't ever need to buy another one. While the piece I bought is gorgeous, I don't ever use water because it dilutes all the taste.

    That being said, Colie glass is a great place to find your first piece.
     
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  8. samirfuzzywuzzy

    samirfuzzywuzzy Well-Known Member

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    dilutes the taste? where do people get such ideas from? The only thing water filers is BIOCARBON's: which any case are considered poisonous by many administrations.....
     
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  9. PAZ

    PAZ Well-Known Member

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    From experience? I love your know-it-all attitude though, you're gonna go far with it.

    Mod note: This is bordering on not being nice....
     
  10. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    This thread is for discussing affordable glass, not whether or not vaping through water dilutes the taste. If you want to debate that subject, start another thread.
     
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  11. krs82

    krs82 Member

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    you seem to have alot of experience with this seller Richy, every had any problems with the shipping?

    I live in Canada so anybody from here that has bought from Colie glass that could tell of their experiences would be great.

    oh and thanks for the link Richy, very much considering that $40 bubbler
     
  12. convotutor

    convotutor New Member

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    Do you think the mini thick bubbler is easy to tip over? Even with the wide base the center of gravity seems pretty high..
    What do you think ?
     
  13. Yoshimattsu

    Yoshimattsu Well-Known Member

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    I got the new style downstem on mine! :cool: I absolutely love it!
     
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  14. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    Colie Glass have released a new matching ashcatcher to go with the Mini Thick Bubbler and it's priced at $32 with the FC discount when you pay direct. As with the Mini Thick Bubbler the matching ashcatcher is made with Schott glass and thick German Lenz joints. It also has a wall thickness of 5mm and the downstem is removable. It is available in both 14mm and 18mm sizes. Here is what it looks like.

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    Of course you don't have to use it with the Mini Thick Bubbler and can pair it with any piece you like as long as you have enough clearance. However you can purchase both pieces together as the Double Stack Mini Thick Bub for a total price of $67 with the FC discount when you pay direct. I have to say that personally I think they look like they go together rather nicely, here is a picture so you can judge for yourself.

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    As always contact Andy direct to get the discount either through the Contact Seller button on the right hand side of the page in the Colie Glass store or I can give you his email address if you'd prefer. Just PM me if you want me to send it to you.

    Edit: Shipping on the ashcatcher is $4 to the US, $7 to Canada and $14 for International orders. Shipping on the "Double Stack"(both the Mini Thick Bubbler and ashcatcher together) is $6 to the US, $10 to Canada and $16 for International orders.

    As always any text highlighted in white is a link to the relevant page.
     
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  15. treeman

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    Awesome! Kinda' looks like a mini VXL devastator, hmm could get some showerhead downstems? Maybe more slitted like the new vaporbros bubbler. Looks effective as is anyway though.
    $67? Ridiculously awesome deal, I might even get a set.
     
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  16. mlo4sho

    mlo4sho Well-Known Member

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    Colie Glass is really hitting home with the incredible value buys. If you're in the market for a nice piece of glass but aren't looking to spend big bucks you really can't go wrong with a piece from Colie.
     
  17. krs82

    krs82 Member

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    Colie offered me a great deal on the mini thick bubbler, but in the end I landed up getting a piece from my LHS. cost me about 15bux more than Colie (LHS gave me 20bux off asking price) but I got it now and don't need to worry about over seas shipping.

    If you can't get a good piece at your LHS, I would highly recommend Colie Glass, great customer service!!!
     
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  18. Gammy

    Gammy Gammy's getting upset!

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    Very nice!

    It'll be here soon :D
     
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  19. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    I'm guessing Andy read your post because he's now added this Showerhead Downstem to the Colie Glass store. It's available in 14mm and 18mm so you could purchase one with the "Double Stack" and have a spare stem. Spares are always good, right?
     
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  20. Anonymouse

    Anonymouse Sith I care

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    It's cute, but I don't really see much point beyond that. You won't notice the extra "diffusion" as much as you'll notice the added drag from the extra path length and direction changes, with such tiny volume.

    I'd like to see an ash-catcher version of his 14" Circ Bubbler, though. Talk about a budget Devastator...

    ...okay, someone almost did.

    Yeah, the 14" circ doesn't have the "removable downstems", but your options for those with the mini set are basically just slotted or perforated anyway. Although thinking about it, I think the single chamber on the 14" has similar volume to both chambers combined on a real Dev, so it'd probably be a bit of a lung-buster adding an ash-catcher.

    Still, I bet if Andy made a Devastator knock-off (Destroyer? Annihilator?), with enough tweaks to make it legally distinct, I bet he'd sell a bundle. He'd probably sell it for half what a real one costs, or less, even, looking at his pricing.
     
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  21. sxmokeUP

    sxmokeUP former combustionist

    Richy, looks like you got pearl diffusion holes while Collie's site shows slits in the diffuser.
    Any bubbles in the glass joints? And is everything straight and not crooked?
     
  22. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    The pearl hole diffusion was an early model, I think Andy decided it would work better with the slitted stems after testing.

    I'm afraid I don't own these particular pieces but both the bubbler and the ashcatcher are made with Schott glass and Lenz joints so I highly doubt there will be any bubbles since it's the best quality you can get as far as I know. It looks pretty straight from the pictures and everything I own from Colie Glass is straight, also if you look at all the other pieces in the store you can see the workmanship is top notch.

    Quite a few people on FC have purchased stuff from Colie Glass and I haven't once seen anyone complain about bubbles or stuff being crooked, he's an American artist and I know he takes a lot of pride in his work so I imagine you'll be very safe buying from him.
     
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  23. We-Are-All-Mad-Here

    We-Are-All-Mad-Here New Member

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    I'm currently torn between Andy's triple nested showerhead:
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/pro...ple_cirq_waterpipe/fine_art/glass/pipes/other

    and the cirq to cirq bubbler by badassglass:
    http://www.badassglass.com/circ-to-circ-bubbler.html

    It would be paired with an LSV and potentially my Pax, has anyone used anything similar to either of these pieces that could offer me some advice on the amount of diffusion and chugginess either of these perc styles would provide? Other opinions welcome.
     
  24. Anonymouse

    Anonymouse Sith I care

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    If you can stretch to the '14" Honeycomb to Turbine Waterpipe - Flower Bowl Included', I think you'd find it a much better pipe. Nicer ergonomics and much higher potential "diffusion", especially with a turbine stacked on top of the froth-spewing honeycomb. As a stemless honeycomb there should be some subtle chug but the draw feel is more of a soft purr. Not sure how the extra drag from the turbine will modify that but I don't imagine it would be all that different subjectively.
     
  25. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    The top one is lame for the medical user.
    I like the link to badglass better.

    For a cheap piece go with this one.
    Look at the VAPOR BROS as well.
    I like the size of the mouth piece.
    14" Honeycomb to Turbine Waterpipe - Flower Bowl Included
    For a little more money this one is not bad at all!

    In the future you will spend $200 plus!

    For your first rig this will be fine.
    Remember human wants are insatiable.
    We always want more!
     
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