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Cooling stems for Splinter, Stempod, Tubo, Lil Bud, Mil

Discussion in 'Glass' started by HughJundys, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. 2hrs

    2hrs Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe I missed this thread. This thread is for me! I <3 cooling stems

    I love the tubo, and have a stempod and and v1 splinter on order. I don't really like messing with water. I've realized cooling stems are what I'm after. I also value being able to somehow get at the reclaim through stem milk etc.

    If the RBT instagram is accurate my UD support v1 should come with one of their new cooling stems so I'm very interested in trying that

    wanna get one of the new stempod cooling stems too.

    @HughJundys can you list out the names of the stems you have with the pics? I recognize a bunch but some I don't. It seems "cooling stems" is more of a vape specific kinda item and there's no like central "dry cooling" threads or info resources.

    Right now with the tubo I got this stem below from DHgate. not sure what its supposed to be for, but it is great. I'm gonna quote my post from the tubo thread. originally with the tubo I used the plain bent stem. This is SO much cooler. Although maybe not "traditional" spikey cooler, Can recommend this for sure.

    https://www.dhgate.com/product/glass-handle-hook-adapter-water-bongs-ash/418451329.html

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  2. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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  3. 2hrs

    2hrs Well-Known Member

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    oh yeah, was thinking getting an imp too and meant to mention that one also. 14mm tho
     
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  4. Spelaeus

    Spelaeus Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendations on a China glass xlr8r vs the modpod labs cooling mouthpiece for a Splinter Z? I have the ddave cooling mouthpiece which works great, but I'd like an option with more open airflow and maybe a little easier to clean.

    Both seem to be the same price and I like the glass screen in the modpod stem, but I'd like to hear from anyone who has used both.
     
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  5. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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  6. cloudsosmoke

    cloudsosmoke Well-Known Member

    Ground glass part mesures 25 mm


    Cools reasonably for me using vapcap m with induction heater
    and it has those two feet on the bottom
     
  7. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Yes, that is what I was afraid of...
     
  8. Monkeyhouse

    Monkeyhouse Accessory Maker

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    Here's a picture of some cooling stems I'm working on next to an Xl8r for size comparison.
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  9. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    So, how is this going? Are you producing stems for sale?
     
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  10. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    Also wondering, as I just noticed a crack in the top dimple of my very pricey XL8R stem :disgust:
     
  11. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Ya. Breaking a $50 stem will/would be a bummer...
     
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  12. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    True story! And mine was even more because I'm impatient. I bought the stem, paid for shipping, had it sent to a US forwarding address. Paid Duty, Paid to have it clear customs to a Canada warehouse and then paid them to ship it to me. At least everything was 30% off when I originally purchased it. :rofl:
     
  13. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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  14. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    @Summer - not sure which thread it was, but you were discussing storage for the longer xl8r stems. Am currently using the enano tube with cotton stuffed in the bottom so it doesn't rattle around, have you (or anyone else) found a better solution?

    The large snapstashes (with just a tiny bit of cotton) fit the smaller xl8rs, but the enano tube is just a bit too long. Cotton works ok to make it snug but I'd like something with less opacity (I don't want it to be clear at all) and more rigidity.
     
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  15. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    No idea @muunch. Still using nano stem case. No other ideas were offered.
     
  16. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    @muunch ive been using stem tubes from Planet Vape. They are still clear but they have a taper at the top that the stem joint snugs into so no more rattle on shorties. Only downside is it sometimes fits a bit too snug and needs a tap or two to get it free. Been using with Xl8r long , jr, and Stempod cooling stem.
     
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  17. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    [​IMG]

    I have no issues with this, the clear tube is just... well... clear, and it's also kinda thin. Other than that, it works.
     
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  18. bossman

    bossman Gentleman Of Leisure

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    I got that one and it fits my custom Z but I'm afraid to use it with the V1 because I think it's too long. All in all it's not bad and of course super affordable. A bit awkward to use since my Splinters are on two battery mods and I try to turn them upside down to remove whatever stem for stirring etc.
     
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  19. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    I have found the perfect solution for my long custom RBT cooling stem. It is a cleaning/accessory tube that came with my HerbalAire. It widens near the opening which allows the extra girth of the joint so it enters tail end first. The stem doesn't rattle or move much in the tube and the hard plastic makes it completely safe and fully smell proof. It's like it was made for this. (OK, maybe a little rattle)
    If you own an HerbalAire you likely have at least one of these tubes. They DO sell them on their site and they are not terribly expensive at 4 for $15, but they are perfect. http://www.herbalaire.com/shop-h22.html
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  20. Obsessed 2

    Obsessed 2 Well-Known Member

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  21. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    To be honest, if I were making cooling stems for sale I would think seriously about trying to buy these particular tubes in bulk and shipping all my stems in them. It will completely protect them in shipping AND provide an almost perfect carrying tube to extend their longevity. If one felt the need they could always bump their selling price by 2 or 3 bucks.
     
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  22. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    This is exactly what I have from planet vape. They sell them for $1.99 CAD works great
     
  23. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    Well hell yea, thank you sir
     
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  24. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Yep, that's it. And you only need to buy 2 so WAY cheaper than getting them from HA (sorry guys).
    http://www.planetvape.ca/travel-tube.html

    $9 shipping (to US) hurts a little but whatayagonnado? ;)
     
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  25. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @cybrguy, do me a favor & measure the length of your xl8r for me before I order the tube.
     
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