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DIY vape for first time?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Harlequin, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Harlequin

    Harlequin Member

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    I'm looking to see if any of you guys have had any success with a made-at-home vape. I can't smoke because of asthmatic reactions. My friend says he can make one out of a clean light bulb, but I've heard they are unreliable in terms of heat - can either be too much or too little unless you know what you're doing. Which I don't. I've got about two weeks until I'm going to do it (waiting until the semester is over), so I have some time to prepare if I need to put anything together.

    Any suggestions? Thanks, guys!
     
  2. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke/Blender Vaporist (v3.1)

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    Salutations Harlequin,

    Here's a simple experiment:

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    I've found that it was nearly impossible not to combust while using it and yet i thought i had the conduction component handled... At least i didn't need to buy anything to try brute convection!

    :ko:

    Perhaps you should 1st try to identify vaporizer hardware available as replacement parts, then it would become possible to pick the proper suplier for what you've got in mind. It's what was done with the Hakko "mods" as i recall.

    Personally i'd aim for a halogen heat source because of power, speed and cleanliness. Although i'd much prefer to play with induction heating if samples of suitable Curie alloys could be obtained. But in the end it might turn into an expensive hobby, of course. So i simply make circles around a ready-made HerbalAire instead, trying to figure out how to "mod" it on a humble budget.

    :peace:
     
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  3. Harlequin

    Harlequin Member

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    Thank you for your response! While your idea does look interesting, I was hoping for something more along the lines of the light-bulb vape where all the pieces are cheap, and may already be in my house. I'd rather not spend money on things that can't be used for something else if I'm not even sure I'll like the whole experience.
     
  4. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke/Blender Vaporist (v3.1)

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    Hi again Harlequin,

    I understand. Then perhaps a MacGyver-style of vaporizer?

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    Here the main engine is totally exposed and yet remains unoticeable.

    Well, until:

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    Not to mention it's really useful in the dark afterwards!

    Never heard of the VLamp?

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    The LoxLux is now history but those are 2 examples of a dual-purpose vaporizer.

    That's another, although 1-task only:

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    VaporLight Vaporizer


    I doubt the required glass components will be found at Walmart though...

    :D

    Quite frankly, conduction devices à la BC Vaporizer are a No-Go right from the start. Halogen lamps can be found relatively easily and they often sell with a pre-installed rheostat, but you may prefer soldering irons... In which case there already are some excellent threads showing how to modify a temperature-controlled Hakko, but this project depends on a glass vaporizer replacement part i believe:


    If you must depend on hardware found in a kitchen only then there's always the possibility to cook, at least with that method you wouldn't risk having as bad an initiation as with a BC Vaporizer clone!

    :peace:





    ADDENDUM:

    More halogen-based ideas...


    What about Heat Guns?

     
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