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DIY Hakko + SSV Heater Cover

Discussion in 'DIY' started by KeepCalm, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. KeepCalm

    KeepCalm Reindeer, reindeer, reindeer

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    Took apart my Silver Surfer a while back and mated it to a Hakko handle. Similar to the new VRIP wand or the old Hot Glass, but a little simpler! This thing works great for big cold vapor bong hits. I am stoked, good addition to my PD. More details to come.

    Finally got around to taking a pic:

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  2. SpiralArchitect

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    Wow, that is really nice!!!! So is it the SSV's heating element, or the Hakko? That is, did you just remove the glass cover or what? Some up close pics would be great.... could be a cheap alternative to the VRIP wand. :D

    And what did you do with your SSV? :(
  3. KeepCalm

    KeepCalm Reindeer, reindeer, reindeer

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    Hakko element, 60 watts (handle and element are from a Hakko 456). It's connected to a soldering iron temp controller. I just borrowed the heater cover from the SSV so it's pretty much ok ;) More pics soon!
  4. Beezleb

    Beezleb Well-Known Member

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    Jealous I am!

    Happy Vaping!
  5. vaporcloud

    vaporcloud lurking kiwi

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    That looks bloody awesome ... but ... wtf is a hakko? :shrug:
  6. anslinger

    anslinger Well-Known Member

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    That just makes my day.

    Do you just take the metal off the Hakko and slide the glass cover on? Just like that?
  7. SpiralArchitect

    SpiralArchitect ? & beyond

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  8. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Terrorist

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    ill see if my head shop carry's SSV heater covers like that :ko:

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  9. SpiralArchitect

    SpiralArchitect ? & beyond

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    That's the SSV mainpage. :/ //edit oh u fixed it nvm,

    Yah, I think those are the right parts.

    You live in Colorado right? IIRC, SSV is based out of Colorado Springs. Maybe just swing by and pick one up in person. :)
  10. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Terrorist

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    too far...need to go to Fort-Collins if anything and get my bong fixed..ahhh glass on glass! :p

    well my head shop prolly carry's it because i asked why they only had the SSV and they said they didn't want to waste their time/money with anything else....:lol:...they need to talk to tom and pam..god damn :brow:
  11. SpiralArchitect

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    Meh, they probably get good deals for the SSV, and considering its CO made, I don't blame them.

    Yeah, considering that they only carry SSV's tho, I betcha they got extras their....
  12. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Terrorist

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    what im wondering is after i spend the 15 or so in the heater cover and the $45 or so shipped hakko 465....how do i connect the damn thing? :/ is their a bowl that's the best to use? help :)
  13. vaporcloud

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    hee hee yeah did a google search on Hakko and found out myself. Sorry was just being lazy :rolleyes:

    I still plan on doing a DIY vape/soldering iron job. I can use the old glass parts from my vapordaddy.
  14. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    Cool DIY job KeepCalm. :tup: I've got a spare heater cover. I may try this myself. :brow: What are you using for the "soldering iron temp controller"? Those can be expensive.
  15. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Terrorist

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    how is the SSV heater cover supposed to be fixed to the hakko? im going to do this ASAP and go buy a roor steam roller.....no water..all ice :cool:
  16. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    Excellent mod, KeepCalm, thanks for sharing!

    Have you tried picking up the SSV itself and using it as a wand? Was thinking about ways to attach a standard wand to a waterpipe or something like that to avoid tubing (just for the hell of it, not for fear of tubing).
  17. Volcano South

    Volcano South Well-Known Member

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    I admit I've taken my Volcano bags and placed them against the stem of my bong and ripped it a few times.

    Pleasant experience, but a little too complicated for me.
  18. KeepCalm

    KeepCalm Reindeer, reindeer, reindeer

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    Hey guys, I'll post a parts list and a little "how to" when I get he from work tonight :)
  19. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    KC, very impressive! how did you get the heater cover to stay on tightly?
  20. Clear_Dome

    Clear_Dome Vaporhead Glass Blower

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    is it a platic or glass ring that hold the cover in place ?
  21. Acolyte of Zinglon

    Acolyte of Zinglon Wizard-Ninja

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    last night i rigged up something to run my pd through my bong, i noticed a difference in the density and the vapor was a llot cooler
    ill post pics later, i gotta unload shit from my old crappy digicam, thing still uses serial instead of usb :disgust: :rolleyes:

    but either way, theres a lot of pictures coming the way of fuck combustion
  22. Auralis

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    If you want to make it a lot simpler, just run the whip to the stem on the bong. You might have to shop around a bit to get a bowl that fits the plastic tubing right but you should be able to manage. Bong hits completed.
  23. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    KeepCalm, from my understanding, these soldering irons only have one temperature, what did you do to control the temp on that iron? I actually really prefer this heating element over the one in the SSV. Mine is a 30 watt Solomon heating element and quite frankly, I do not think it holds it?s heat all that well. Mine is forgiving for slow to medium speed draws but if you like to hit it hard, it dims too much and does not retain heat as well as the VRIP wand or my Evolutions unit. This unit is 60 watts or so which is the same as my VRIPwand, I wonder if they are similar heating elements? Either way, I love your ingenuity! I might buy one of these and replace the heating element in my SSV, shouldn?t be too hard.

    Auralis, I think the point of KeepCalm?s experiment is to avoid the tubing all together for an all glass experience. Don?t want to speak for KC though, so please correct me if I?m wrong.
  24. vaporcloud

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    :D
  25. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    duhhhhhhhhhhh, thanks VC...geez I can be slow sometimes, which iron temp controller? I guess when you throw the temp controller into the equation, the price then goes up quite a bit. I was checking the Hakko website and the one I want is 200 :o

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