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Davinci by Karma

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VaporNinja, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Here is my two cents. I don't take the DV out of the house much anymore because of the lid. I like fast loading and unloading and to me the lid is a pain in the ass. As some said unloading isn't as bad but you have to bang the bottom, or at least I do, to get it out with needing a stir sometimes depending on your grind. The new DV will fix the lid issue if you want to wait.

    Max I never thought of using an air can that is so smart. I have plenty of them in the house and will now put them to use for my vapes.

    As vorrange said if you aren't going to use it out I would get the solo although they are very different. The bubble hash and flexibility of the solo would be better if you are using it around the house.

    I like both for different reasons and for different uses. If you do like oils and concentrates DV is for you.

    The issue is if you want to wait you would have to see how long it will be before the new one comes out. My guess is not to long. If you want to save money they are selling the old DV cheap because of the new one coming out.
     
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  2. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I have vaped my first loadtrough the DV now. battery lasted only 1 session, when heating up for the 2nd it was empty just a few degrees before the set temp. but, this was outside, and it's freezing here now(and there is snow), also I had just done a few burn-in runs while it was still on the charger before going on my trip outside, I shut it off during the 3rd cycle and immediatly took it off the charger and into my pocket.
    now it's on the charger again, and this time it does show a cycling battery.
    the smell was still present when I took it iff the charger when I left home, but I only noticed the sweet taste of cannabis during my session with it.
    I had loaded it before leaving home, so it was just a matter of touching some buttons, wait a while and I could hit it. got huge clouds, but with these temps outside every hit from a vaporizer is a cloud. I started at a lower temp and moved up, in increments of 10 degrees and the heating for that was very quick, about the time it took to twist the cap off my bottle of water. the heating at the start of a session is a bit longer ofcourse, but very managable.
    at home, on the charger, I finished the load off but it was pretty much finished, only 1-2 wisps. abv had a nice even brown color, finisjed it at 205 degrees celsius(started at 180)

    I am now going to search if there is something in this thread about hash in the DV(and if I say hash I'm talking about hash, like drysieve+pressed and handrolled/rubbed, not hashoil), if not I'm just going to experiment a bit with the oilcans.
     
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  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you're getting it going. Keep an eye on the charging and battery life. I'd expect it to become stable in a dozen or less cycles.

    I run a fair bit of bubble hash through mine, basically what you want I think? To be sure I didn't have any fall down into the works I put a small pad (1/8 inch or a bit more) of the material from the Volcano concentrate pad in the bottom first.

    It works quite well, but you need about 10 degrees F more heat.

    OF
     
  4. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I tried some hash(nepal) in an empty oilcan, worked pretty well at max. temp (207 degrees celsius, as I couldn't get it to go higher as that)
    not as dense/much as with hash in my UD, but still it vapes pretty nicely

    but now I have filled it with weed again. now with this 2nd time charging it just behaved like it should, cycling battery and 4 not-cycling bars when it was full, after about 3 hours. after my last session, wich was after I had removed the charger, it was still showing 4 bars after I shut the heater off.
     
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  5. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    What that doesn't sound right. Four bars after using it...it usually drops one right away and then stays for a long time. The battery does last long however which is a big plus for the DV.

    BTW I have nothing on my DV except its name but I did get it back when they released it originally. I don't have any logos or anything. No model number nothing.
     
  6. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Mine does sometimes, if the session is short and the charge full. Going between 3 and 4 bars with the heater cycling is common. Four bars when the heater is off.

    I would not be concerned about 'too much battery capacity'.

    OF
     
  7. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Yes mine does that as well but not after 3 hours unless I read the post wrong. You are correct maybe there was only five minutes of use but I didn't read it that way. I hardly ever stop before a full ten minute session so mine after one session a full charge will either be on four or bounce between three and four as you said. Now if it is still on four after three hours I want one of those batteries. The DV has one of the best battery life to me. I think it may even beat out my INH.
     
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  8. Davinci_vaporizer

    Davinci_vaporizer Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    The little logo's on the bottom on the DaVinci show that they are certified in multiple aspects. I'm surprised (not really), that everyone doesn't do this.

    CE- means it conforms to the EU regulations for goods. We had these tests done by 3rd parties.
    FCC- is testing the electronics for US and Canada
    RoHs- (the leafy symbol) Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
    There is also a little trash can with a X through it..which means don't throw this in the trash because it contains batteries.

    Our Australian chargers are even SAA and C-Tick approved, we tried to play by the book here.

    Note that some of the earlier models didn't have the logo's engraved and we were still waiting for the CE certification to be completed..which took about 3 months to complete.
     
  9. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Kewl to know DV but mine is clean and has absolutely nothing on it. I got it from vapeworld so I believe it is real. I got it right after your released them I believe. Vapeworld had not had them long when I bought it. Where there early ones that had no logos? I guess it doesn't matter since it works but now I am curious.
     
  10. Davinci_vaporizer

    Davinci_vaporizer Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Hi Dreamerr,

    Yeah, the first ones released didn't have any certification logos..or even serial numbers for that matter. You probably even had the tin box, right! We added the logos later to be EU compliant. I've never heard of any knock off DV's entering the market, so I'm sure yours is fine.
     
  11. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Yep I have a tin box and use it for my vapes supplies. I am special that I have one of the first ones and it is still working great. I didn't think it was a knock off till you said they all had the logos and such.

    Sorry for the rest of you that don't have the tin box :D
     
  12. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    yes it was a short session. since my UD was also warmed up at the moment, my DV is for portable use but since that first time was outside in freezing weather I wanted to try out how the vapor/clouds looked inside with roomtemp at the same temps used outside.
    that was the first session since taking it fully charged off the charger(the oilcan-tryout was with the DV still charging)

    now going to finish that load from yesterday, still have to do some sinterklaasshoppping in the city(sinterklaas is a holiday we celebrate at 5 december, about saint nicolaas who at 5 december gives everyone presents, and in the days leading up to it children can get presents in their shoe if they sing a song and put their shoe below the chimney), I usually don't power up the UD if I have to leave home soon. and I'm probably making a visit to the coffeeshop too, then I can show off the DV to some friends

    and thanks fpr the explanation on the logos, I did recognise the ec one(altough I didn't actually know what it meant, I've just see it before on a lot of things)

    btw, I'm now vaping with my DV trough my bong. I discovered the mouthpiece of the flexistraw fits inside the thick silicon from the UD-stems. not a perfect seal, but since it's both rubbery it already makes a decent seal. I have pne short UD-stem I made for bong-use, with tapered end to fit in the 14 mm GonG. if I remove the screen from this stem I can just stick the DV-mouthpiece in, the silicon stem is pushed in a little where it mates with the gong, so there it makes a better seal.

    my DV just shut off, so apparently 10 minutes have gone by, and the batery is up to 4 bars again. (was at 3 bars with the heater on) I put it on the charger to have it fully full for when I go to the city.
     
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  13. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Great news, glad you didn't send it in...they would have found nothing wrong, a very common happening in such cases.

    Best wishes,

    OF
     
  14. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    That sounds about right. I don't use water but from what I understand you can stack tubing. So if your UD fits do you have another tube to mate with that one to make it a little thicker? If you do you are in business. I don't know if this is kosher but in my head it works. At that spot it really doesn't get hot so why not pad it with some say electrical tape to make it mate better if no other tube? I would only do that if I had an extra tube cause it will get sticky from the tape.
     
  15. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    dreamerr, could you explain that in some other way? don't know of it's just vaped me, but I don't understand what you mean.

    (maybe you misunderstood me too, I have a piece of silicon tube that, since I tapered it at one end, fits into a 14 mm gong and makes a good seal. with a screen in it this can function as stem/bowl for my UD, but withoyt screen the mouthpiece of the flexistraw also fits into this bit of tube, and makes a seal good enough for vaporbonging. no extra mods required. since where the silicin tube is tapered, it's pushed together a bit by the gong and the inside diameter becomes a little less, so while the mouthpiece makes a loose seal woth the regular diameter of this tube it makes a better seal at the end where it meets the tapered area. since you mentioned tape I now think maybe there's the misunderstanding, I mean tapered as in I cut off some off the outside to make the outer diameter smaller)
     
  16. Malkarion

    Malkarion Active Member

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    First of all I want to say, thank you everyone for the very quick and helpful responses! :clap:

    Cleaning it with an Air Can is a pretty nifty idea! :)

    Since I never used a Vaporizer before it's kinda hard to say now what I will like and dislike. I'm pretty sure I can get used to medicating without combusting because medicating without tobacco was quiet a change too but I got used to it really fast.
     
  17. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Oh ok I thought you said it wasn't mating well with the bong...so if I understand you know it is on the DV side that it isn't mating a 100%. What I meant in either respect is if the UD tube is say 1/2" then you can take 1/4" tubing and put them together so it will be a tighter fit. If I don't understand this time then it is just words which escape my logic. I am a person who needs to hear and speak to understand and sometimes to explain as well.
     
  18. Malkarion

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    Thank you, I'm used to cleaning my spoon pipe regularly too.
    I will just have to pull the trigger at some point. ;)

    Thanks, this is pretty much how I handle my spoon pipe now and that's how I would do it with the DV too.
     
  19. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Save up your money it becomes addicting. Each vape gives you something a bit different. I usually use about three different ones a day. It depends on my mood, what kind of draw I want, how fast I want to get a hit blah blah blah.
     
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  20. Malkarion

    Malkarion Active Member

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    Well, I would use my Vaporizer 99% of the time at home, but outside. I rarely medicate when not at home, maybe 10 times a year or so. The stealth factor would be mostly for our kids (they are still small) so they would not notice right away what I'm doing.

    I really am a weed connoisseur so taste plays an important role. Thanks for bringing this up!

    About the availability, I meant the availability here in Germany. I can get the Solo and Davinci in quiet a few stores but I have never seen the INH here.

    I have a stash box that I simply grab and go outside now. I fill my pipe and smoke, clean it and go back in. We have a roof over our terrace so I'm safe from rain etc. Would be filling the DV in those circumstances (sometimes cold and windy) be a problem?

    Could you explain why the Solo is good for hash and the DV better for oil/concentrates?

    Thanks!
     
  21. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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  22. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    You know this is just be but I don't even like to load the DV in the car. So I don't think I am the best to answer that question. Some say use a piece of paper and cone it. I still find it a pain. The way I load mine is grab some in my hand and drop it on the black and just knock it in by hitting the side. I don't even think I can do it in the wind if I tried hard but that is me.

    The DV has oil cans which makes clean up and such easier. I don't use oil but do kief. I have used it in the can as well as in between my herb no biggy either way.

    I like the solo for very different reasons. I like the glass and ss no smell. I can travel with it cause it can be cleaned easier to new. I actually bought it for that reason alone since I have somewhere I need to go and needed a "safe" vape. The draw on the DV is very good. If I had to rate, and it is a very personal thing, I would put INH first, DV, SSV, then solo but the solo is moving up the list as I get used to the draw speed. That is not the order of how much I like a vape it is just how much the draw works for me.

    I hope that explains it if not fly another question. Remember vaping is very personal. We all like different things and no vape is perfect for anyone really. I think that is why we all have many and use different ones for different reasons. I rotate about three a day if I didn't say that on this thread cept today when I decided to not vape which is why I am awake and rambling.

    Oh my vodka what is that...that is so kewl. Ok max taking the credit back and now giving it to OF. Only issue is I have about 3 new cans of air in the house and one almost full one. OF will that work on cleaning puters too? If so I will never buy air again. Is it as strong of a flow without killing yourself pressing it? I'm in love...I think I am going punch crazy now.

    Wait I don't see color choices...ah so you can take pictures hehe shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I won't tell. Wow I just looked on amazon and there are so many different kinds.
     
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  23. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I think I understand it now. for me it helps most to see it in front of me, I also sometimes remember things visually while not thinking in images so my descriptions can be a bit poor.
    the UD-silicon tube mates with the gong due to the carving/tapering(actually it's slightly too big on the outside), the da vinci-mouthpiece fits inside that silicon tube pretty well, like the stacking you describe, but not very tight.

    so far I find the loading pretty easy, I just dump some out on a paper(or table), and dump some pinches in there with my fingers. if some pieces land outside the bowl I can easily move them to the bowl with the brush. don't think I'm going to use the storage compartment, except for oilcans.
    and when dumping out I just hold it over a piece of paper, tap the unit a few times and to be sure I also brush the bowl out a bit, so far it still looks pretty clean. but that's only with 2 loads gone trough it.
     
  24. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    It does a fine job if you asked me.....hey, you did.....

    Air can can out blow them, but for keyboards, dirt inside and so on they do great (I also use a serious CO2 version designed for blowing out commercial textile machines for heavy stuff). They also never leak out. Red is the classic color I think, Amazon sells them, too:
    http://www.amazon.com/Giottos-AA190...1354872925&sr=8-4&keywords=rocket air blaster

    Yes, I know how to drive a real camera.....and develop film.....remember film?

    I also know how to pay taxes, and be nice to jerks, too. Don't volunteer much there, either.

    OF
     
  25. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Maybe adding an O-ring will tighten it and costs like nothing. Yea I need to see and hear so I understand. I hate when people want to talk to me through email, text or IM cause you can't hear inflections.

    Film you know I have a bunch of canisters I keep some of my stash in cause it is almost gone. I also use the film containers to carry my stuff. It is hard to load the DV with it but I do it at home sometimes. I will PM you about the air one which is best in the future. I am going to eventually put in an amazon order but not in any rush since it is all just junk I want. It won't be for months.

    Shhhhhhhhh nobody reads all the words.
     

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