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Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

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

  1. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    or a tiny dab of something over it to keep your lip from touching the cracked spot.... can the crack be felt with a razor knife rubbed over it or is it an internal crack?
     
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  2. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but it looks like Ataxian puts MP on glass that has a joint for mating the MP to the piece. Sadly, I don't see anyway to make that happen easily on this bubbler.

    The more I think about it, the more convinced that this happened during cooling and they won't make it good. I wasn't that upset before, but the more I think about it, the less charitable I feel toward Paramount.

    I certainly won't recommend them and may even warn others off based on my experience.
     
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  3. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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    zz
     
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  4. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Well, being as it's so quiet around here atm, perhaps you good people can help me with a concern that I have relating to the fab egg type. I'm thinking of adding one to my modest collection as a reward for the tribulations of 'festive' hosting.
    Anyway, I'm a bit worried that the joint might be too fragile to carry the weight of both the stem and the vaporizer (in this case a U/D). Here's the piece I have in mind with a circle around what I fear might be it's weakest link.

    [​IMG]

    Also, seller's a complete unknown - mentioned them on an earlier post #23240.
    http://www.dhgate.com/store/20457339#st-navigation-storehome
    so it'd be a real throw of the dice. But for $39?...


    :leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf:
     
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  5. 063_XOBX

    063_XOBX Ganjapreneur

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    The fab egg GonG will be fine, I broke my last one trying to twist out a dirty banger and snapped off the joint but as long as you don't put your back into it the reinforcement is enough for most use.

    My second egg is still going strong 1 year later and I use it with a dropdown and enail.
     
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  6. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @063_XOBX
    I'm reassured. I'll give it a go and let you know how it works out.
    As I said, the seller's an unknown, but it's an attractive piece for the price.

    Edit:
    @cloudsosmoke Someone's gotta do this research. Wish me luck!


    :leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf:
     
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  7. cloudsosmoke

    cloudsosmoke Well-Known Member

    i noticed seller has only 77.8% rating

    ..but if you want to
    take one for the team..
     
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  8. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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    I posted last night to ask about this: http://lotusvaporizer.com/mini-bubbler/

    but I just said fuck it and bought it instead. I'll update when it arrives. Hoping for a good pairing with my underdog jhook
     
  9. galacticdad

    galacticdad Well-Known Member

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    I stumbled upon wholesalesglassstore, who happen to have a few attractive designs in their store that are particularly smaller than those I've seen. They look like they've been crafted pretty well!

    Here are two I'm considering:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Not a lot of transactions yet, but they've had favorable reviews? Everything seems to be a gamble nowadays vendorwise.
     
  10. ataxian

    ataxian CALIFORNIA

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    I got this over a year or more ago?
    FUCK is it good as in bad ass.
    [​IMG]
    Cleaning this MF called a D022 from sunshine?
    @CarolKing and a few have this one!
    Made a new perk for it and reduced the mouthpiece opening.
    Some like = BonG's
    Some like = SMALL MOUTHPIECES?
     
  11. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    that second one looks like hitting a roach! that is so cool and tiny!!
     
  12. galacticdad

    galacticdad Well-Known Member

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    Right? That one is spec'd as 2 inches tall! The orange fab egg is 15cm or about 5.9 inches tall, which has me drooling..

    By the way, I messaged them for clarification and you get two of those tiiiny little rigs for $22 or something. I getting them for me and my roommate.
     
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  13. Dr200

    Dr200 Well-Known Member

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    I just opened up http://www.dhgate.com/product/glass-bong-high-quality-water-oil-rig-11/393916078.html from Glassartist and wow its pretty amazing for $32 (still on sale) Its thick, heavy and well made. The vortex is on point too. If your on the fence, jump and buy it. I also asked to have it with no sandblasted logo in the comments. He replied that all they had was sand blasted logo but it did come with no logo. So that was a bonus for me.
     
  14. FatOldEnt

    FatOldEnt New Member

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    OldOyler, got a link to this? I'm expecting my first vape to be delivered tomorrow - Firewood 4 - and this looks nearly perfect for it.

    I quit smoking about 15 yrs ago and decided to 'pick it up again' for medical reasons late last year. So much has changed since then, especially with glass. Went into a head shop recently and thought I'd walking into a chemistry supply store. Still learning all the new terminology and devices. Things were so much simpler back in the day... :)
     
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  15. ataxian

    ataxian CALIFORNIA

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    Don't sweat the small stuff.

    JOINTS were my favorite before.
    BonG's I never liked?
    Smallmouth pieced water rigs seem to be the BEE'S KNEE'S = CIVILIZED

    I learn everyday on this PALE BLUE DOT in the far corner of the UNIVERSE called EARTH! (paraphrased quote from CARL SAGAN)

    WELCOME to CIVILIZATION!
    [​IMG]
    OLD STUFF but the MOUTHPIECE is SICK (as in good!)
     
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  16. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @FatOldEnt
    Hope that your 'medical reasons' are not too severe and that, perhaps, there are some recreational reasons also.
    I'm new(ish) here too but you'll find plenty of help and advice on this thread from more experienced FCers especially if you decide to dip a toe into the wonderful sea of Chinese glass. The water is warm and inviting but just watch out for the quicksand :uhoh:.

    :leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf::peace::leaf:
     
  17. FatOldEnt

    FatOldEnt New Member

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    Thanks guys, I've been lurking here for a few months and that's what led me to getting the FW4. I def enjoy the other benefits but the pain relief (daily scoliosis and sciatic nerve pain) is the goal. I live in an illegal but decriminalized state and have kids, so I only smoke at night when they're asleep.

    I'm interested in a small bubbler for the FW4 that I can set up, use for a quick session, clean and dry (for the most part), and hide away. Smell is a big concern and I keep my gear locked away in an airtight container. Any recommendations?
     
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  18. KimDracula

    KimDracula Well-Known Member

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    Many of us know how you feel. I didn't ever take a long break away but for years I used mostly glass spoons and simple old-style bongs now and then. Things have gotten a lot more complicated but the water tools have also massively improved. Vapor plus nice glass suited to your preferences improve on the old experience by a lot. You might benefit from checking out the Glass 101 thread for a primer on terms and perc-types, etc. here:

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/glass-101.7222/
     
  19. ataxian

    ataxian CALIFORNIA

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    I was RECREATIONAL when I was a YOUNG GUN!
    For me it's 100% MEDICAL these dayz!

    D020 is a great starter BUBBLER.
    D022 for a LOG. (I could be wrong however I like it?) sunshine store is safe.

    PORTABLES = BUBBLER and small cans
    LOGS = WATER pipes with a medium can
    DESK TOPS = Whatever will handle

    I have had 40 or more. (just saying!)

    Find what set-up is best for your needs?

    We can help you get directed?
    It is up to you to figure out what works for your needs?

    [​IMG]
    There is no right way?
    Just a way!

    CIVILIZED = Depends?
     
  20. FatOldEnt

    FatOldEnt New Member

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    Thanks, I'll definitely be reading through the Glass 101 thread. I currently suffer from a different kind of VAS (Vinyl Acquisition Syndrome) but now I'm worried that I might eventually suffer from both kinds. Would that be Full-Spectrum VAS??

    Whoa, 40+ glass pieces??? That's some bad GAS you've got there!

    I'll show myself out now...
     
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  21. 2000pm

    2000pm Well-Known Member

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    I can't see it glow at all either but I've come to a pretty good place now with the heat time/cooldown to get a pretty solid low temp hit. Also qtipping.

    Only thing I don't like about it is the heating thing since I'm going through butane a lot faster now, might just need to invest in a bigger torch. I wouldn't be opposed to trying a good toro knockoff either though been curious about the slit design.
     
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  22. galacticdad

    galacticdad Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I feel like I couldn't hit it as low as I usually could on regular bangers. And I definitely hear you on the butane waste - that dish is approaching 30mm! I got some regular 3mm XXL bangers from Beyond1688. Good review history!
     
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  23. matthend

    matthend Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely LOVE this, but trying to wrap my head around how it could be actually used. I guess the plan is to use with a banger, but it still seems like I would be going crosseyed trying to dab\cap. Shit, if you get 2 for 22 I may just order some and check it out.
    Edit: If anyone can point me to a decent 10mm banger that would work with this I am ready to jump all over it.
     
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  24. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking the coloured versions too
    [​IMG]
    they really are tiny
     
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  25. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Seems to be good for drawing through a nose hole? ;)
     

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