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Dynavap VapCap

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Fenton Mewley, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. ap13

    ap13 Member

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    This might be a silly question, but I've heard some people mention using degummed hemp fiber as a screen in their vapcap. I want to do this, but I wondered if there's a cheap alternative to the hemp fiber as I live in the UK and ordering it online from a local store will set me back like £10. Is there a cheap alternative I could use, like cotton or something?
     
  2. VaporWare

    VaporWare Well-Known Member

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    I just tried the carbon fiber stem yesterday too, and it’s a nice change in look and feel! I’ll probably keep it on for a while. :)

    You can use cotton, but some people worry about the pesticides sprayed on cotton or the processing it goes through before it gets to you. Still, it’s used as a wick in a lot of oil cartridges, so you may already have used it.

    I just ordered extra degummed hemp fiber since I think it’s the better option, and it should last a long time.

    If you plan to order anything else from Dynavap in the near future, you could just wait and get both at the same time to avoid extra shipping costs.

    I’ve also seen people buy it off of eBay, so if you look around you might find another trustworthy source with cheaper shipping to you.

    ...or you could just stick with organic cotton. I’ve seen other people recommend it since it shouldn’t have had all of the pesticides sprayed on it that most cotton has. Unbleached may be preferable too.

    Whatever you get, it takes a minute to roll up a filter, but it’s easy (if you have good dexterity in your fingers) and it does keep large particles out of your condenser/mouth if that’s been a problem for you.
     
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  3. cpk

    cpk Brother of the Leaf

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    Japanese organic cotton is what you want. Just remove a layer cut out a small square and push it to thee back. There is no need to roll since it is 2"x2" square.
     
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  4. Dynavaper

    Dynavaper Karma Farmer

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    Cotton adds a tad more draw resistance than hemp fiber though.
     
  5. vaporRN

    vaporRN Well-Known Member

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    Can't seem to get complete restriction (with condenser fully extended) on my Omni xl after cleaning it, and I can't seem to fix it. Any ideas/suggestions to remedy this issue?
     
  6. Of2Minds

    Of2Minds Tincture maker

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  7. almost there

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    Ha! That was my same reaction when I got my omnis. I never got any conclusive answers when I posted here so I contacted Joe with my inquiry. I was told that the Omni was not made to fully choke dilution even when dialed to the max. It’s a disappointing because it’s not set and forget, if u use a water piece you still have to find and fiddle with the carb.
     
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  8. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    I have a dedicated Vong for water (and IH) that I do have blocked with an oring. I tend to use my Omni while out and about. That is why I got her a nice XL DStash. :nod:

    I also tend to take my Vong XL out as well, when the Omni will let her use her stash. ;)
     
  9. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty much set it and forget it for me. I can get full restriction to the extent that I can tell no difference between toking through the fully extended condenser with the mp pushed up tight to the stem and manually covering the air intake.

    I pull the mp/condenser assembly out of the stem and I unscrew the mp until it just barely connects to the first thread. I lubricate the orings and push that assembly all the way into the stem.

    If you adjust the mp/condenser while it is in the stem, you may not get the full length to go in as tight as you want it.

    Hope this helps... My Omni XL condenser is one of the first ones released.
     
  10. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    That’s pretty much how I adjust it too but I found that the old tips works in choking off dilution completely. Those OG 4th generations seem to have all grounds covered. Not only do they serve me well with the omnis they also fit the best when mated with the woodscents. I have to rotate those precious tips between the 2 omnis and 2 woodscents stems, what a torturous life:lol:

    Sorry I didn’t finish my reply. As I was saying the 7fin when dialed to max is as you described it, if I try it with any of the 5 fins the air dilution is about 15% open. That’s enough leakage that I can make a piece of paper shift when I blow hard so it’s not a small leak.
     
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  11. Winegums

    Winegums I make things from wood Accessory Maker

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    I used to make stems slightly shorter so that they would fully choke with an Omni but reverted back to 62mm because people were having setting issues when swapping their Omni from piece to piece.
     
  12. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe George and team can just make the Omni condensers a little longer so the choice is there to fully close off air dilution. It would make so much more sense, if u can dial it fully open when shouldn’t you be able to dial it fully closed
     
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  13. FabulatorPoeta

    FabulatorPoeta Where has the time gone?

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    I have been using a parafin lamp almost exclusively from my beginning as a VapCaper and I am delighted with this practice.
     
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  14. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    I'm thinkin there has to be a reason why he isn't. There isn't a lot that DV does accidentally and this is not a new phenomenon...
     
  15. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    I don’t completely understand the concept, hopefully @stardustsailor would explain it to us but this is what I was told “If it was completely closed off, then the vapor would leak out into the body around the condenser, so we design it so that some air, however little, can get in through the air port. ”

    Edit- for what it’s worth this isn’t really a problem for me, I’ve been blessed with enough tips and options. Mainly this has become another little obsession I’ve been fixated on:haw:
     
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  16. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    If you want to leave it closed you could do it with an oring like a non omni, but you would give away the adjustability. (why isn't that a word?)
     
  17. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    I got my vong stuck in a 14mm adaptor. :doh: Wedged in really good. Have briefly tried hot water & trying to drizzle oil down between the glass & wood, but the 2 are really solidified tightly together. So short of having to break to the stem to get it out, any ideas?
     
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  18. VaporWare

    VaporWare Well-Known Member

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    Adjustability is a word! Just maybe not in your browser or phone’s dictionary for some reason?

    So far I’m not taking full advantage of the Omni’s adjustability, but I do appreciate it and I’ve used it both wide open and closed down to the point the threading is barely connected. I can see myself using both at different times.

    For me, I think an M will work for full restriction if I ever really want it, but I generally dislike the amount of restriction I get with the M carb fully closed.
     
  19. StringTheorista

    StringTheorista Well-Known Member

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    Try the freezer. Worked for stuck glass on glass. Couldn’t hurt.
     
  20. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Yeah, Word Web didn't like it. Very convenient program but not 100% accurate.
    What kind of adapter? You might put it in the freezer for 10 minutes...
    Yeah, good idea. :cool: :lol:
     
  21. Winegums

    Winegums I make things from wood Accessory Maker

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    I've found that the tip does require cleaning more often if you don't have some airflow leaking into the area around the base. I make sure I store my long stem tip down so that nothing drips into the stem.

    I've been thinking of ways I can introduce a tiny air channel somewhere to prevent this from happening as much but an elegant solution hasn't popped into my head yet.
     
  22. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

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    Been enjoy some rosin while waiting for my dog to go into labor. I cant leave her to go down to my desktop unit so this is really doing the trick and keeping me closeby. I havent used it in over a week but it's like a bicycle.

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  23. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    It's a 14 - 18mm low profile adaptor. (Old school spelling, cb. ;))

    I'll try the freezer but hold out no hope since I think the glass wili contract more than the wood so it will only get tighter. We'll see.
     
  24. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    It has been well over 20 mins, did it fix, a would say the wood would shrink more in the cold. :uhoh:
     
  25. BaroneBarra

    BaroneBarra Well-Known Member

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    So, talking about stuck things... the cap on my 2017 M won't come off.
    I tried gently with pliers, both while cold and after heating it, but nothing worked.

    Any advice?
    Cheers!
     

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