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E-Nano from Epicvape

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by ACE OF VAPE, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. SloJimFizz

    SloJimFizz Unknown Member

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    Woke up to find my Mr. Ives still plugged in and ready for duty. Yay for no fire hazard.
    A few Cigar City Jai-Alai's mixed with a few stem/gongs of stout stashes bed locked me. :whoa:
    Seems a shame to just unplug him while at temp. I'm gonna have to load up some Dayweed, much weaker than the Nightweed, so's not to wreck the days step progression.
    Guess it's never to early to Nano. Enjoy your day all. :cheers:
     
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  2. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    New or clean screens FTW! Makes such a big difference but I never notice the slow dropoff as they get dirtier. I switch them out every 10 loads or so at max (couple times a week). I drop them into a little jar as I pull them, and clean them a few at a time. To clean, I drop them in some alcohol in a very small jar (I use one of those tiny jelly jars), let them sit for 20 or 30 minutes, then give the jar a good few shakes. Have left them bathing for overnight with no problems. I use EverClear (grain alcohol 95%) these days, but ISO works fine (91% much better than 70%). Don't dump this alcohol after use if you have a sealed jar. It will work for months! It gets a little brown as you use it, but works forever. I usually dump when it starts accumulating too many little pieces of roasted material and that is sticking to screens more than a good rinse will wash off - but that is months for me. If I strained those bits out, I'd probably use same batch for years.

    Pull screens from alcohol jar one at a time (tweezers help), hit with a fairly dry old toothbrush and rinse thoroughly with hot water, then sit out to dry. If you get in a pinch for a clean screen (or only have a couple to work with) blow them dry as well as you can, then insert in glass and put on nano heat with no load for several good draws. Will dry them out nicely and ready to load in less than a minute!

    IME these cleaned screens will work as well as new. Be careful not to bend out of shape while scrubbing with toothbrush. It can be a real bitch to work them back into shape. Eventually they will get a little loose in glass with use. When they do, use a dowel or other small cylinder to get back in shape. Just be sure you spread at the bottom of basket, rather than just at open end and they'll be fine.

    Note that the more you pull out and insert, the more the edges will get a little rough and poke fingers. Guess you could trim the edges if you find this to be a big problem. I don't mind it and usually use my screens in "hat" configuration instead of "basket" (open end goes in first and sides of load hitting glass instead of sides of screen). So, I take the little frayed strands of older screens and push them all a little towards the middle. This seems to help insert them easier, and if I don't it is a frustrating mess to try to insert a screen with little pieces sticking out all over. FWIW, I think a couple of my current screens have been in the rotation for a couple years! Only throw them out when they are too bent up to fix easily with dowel.

    IME moist material doesn't give best vapor. I wrap it up loosely in a piece of paper (usually brown paper bag or regular copy/printer paper), and put it on cable converter box for hour or 2. Can do the same on any warm electronics or in a sunny closed window. Makes a big difference depending on how moist it was to start.

    One other tip with this that I usually don't post here.... If you can grind moist nugs, or use them unground, push your screen down a bit to give more airspace between heater and load. Then turn dial up as needed to get same heat on your load at new distance. It can be tricky to find the sweet spot, but once you do it seems to work better with material that is a bit too moist if you're in a hurry. Don't forget to go back to regular depth/dial setting after you get a little bit dried out.

    Nano on!

    Ha! I always leave mine plugged in. Sometimes it's literally on for months at a time. Only time I turn it off is if I'm going to be away from it for more than 24 hours or for inside cleanup. Try to remember to turn down heat to around 4.5 when not in use - but that's probably only a little more than half the time. So far - so good!

    Got a new strain recently.... Jillybean. WOW!!! Very upbeat sativa at lower heats (5.5 - 5.75 on my dial), and even at a little higher heat with only a few hits. Higher heat with more hits still more "up" (not a pre-bedtime strain), but wow on the space factor. Really loving it in nano and other vapes! Strain is good, but not hard to tell what I lucked upon is very well grown, trimmed and cured. It's many pretty colors and loaded with resin heads under the scope. Find that no matter the strain, it hits you like a truck if well done!

    Sorry for many edits above! Have to remember to have coffee before posting - especially when doing a little wake & vape! :D This f'n super sativa - JB - is just too tempting and upbeat to not sneak a hit of first thing. I think it actually wakes me up a bit for better coffee making, even if it does make me a bit spacey! Love those days when I'm here working by myself, rather than out on road where I often run into clients whether expected or not.
     
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  3. UnevenPizza

    UnevenPizza An Even Pizza

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    Passed all my exams, better than expected :science:

    Enjoying my Vacation.

    Playin' some oldschool isometric RPG's I got from a friend.

    We had a nice family gathering :cool:
    Not everyone cleaned up, sorry!
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    And the two daily all-stars:

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    I used the EQ's whip wedged into the dry nano stem, actually works pretty good. Sort of a silicon J-Hook haha.

    Amazing weekend..or week..hmm :sherlock:

    Hope everyone's enjoying as well! ;)
     
  4. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Congrats on the exams!!! Time to get vaped, and stay vaped!
     
  5. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Glad things are coming together, enjoy.
     
  6. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    So glad to hear someone learning something!

    GRANDmAw'S COOKIE'S makes me sleep deep.

    NANO 6.3 + ASH COLLECTOR + SHERLOCK + COOKIE'S = CIVILIZED

    Reading an new book on the PRESIDENTS with the most courage. (STUDY is fun!)

    Have a great summer and NANO OUT!

    CANNABIS = CIVILIZED
     
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  7. Spocks_Katra

    Spocks_Katra Well-Known Member

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    Just checking in to say my enano is still going strong after almost 2 years of heavy use!
     
  8. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Thanks @Spocks_Katra ! I've said it before, and I'll probably say it again....

    nano is by far THE BEST vape IMO. Certainly best to be had for a reasonable price. It does what it does so well and so consistently. It's durable, simple, foolproof (easy to pull vapor right out of the box), versatile (once you get your techniques down and tweak) and beautiful in standard woods - absolutely gorgeous in premium woods. She'll give you tasty vapor as heavy as you like - dry or through water.

    In a word, as @ataxian would say, CIVILIZED.

    As other vapes are added to or dropped off of my regular rotation, nano continues to rule the roost here. My VAS has ebbed and flowed over the past 4 1/2+ years (mostly for portables but a few others), and I've found some great vapes. But none have knocked the nano off the top of the heap, and when I go through my honeymoon phases with any, I'm always happy to fall back into the wonderful nano vaping experience. They all get compared to nano, and all fall a little short, unless portability is a consideration. Any more, nano still gets used daily - even during big honeymoon phases. Other logs have tempted me (and a few have been purchased), but nano is still the one log that rules them all!

    Find myself traveling on a plane soon. Have flown with a nano in past, but not practical on this trip, and hate the feeling that it may not be in my checked bag next time I open it, so taking a portable. When I drive out of town, nano always goes along - and depending on trip length and traveling partners - may even be plugged in with inverter for long highway treks. No portable experience compares with cruising down the highway, hitting nano on a j-hook, while the sun glistens on her lovely wood - or on a back mountain road where it just seems so natural hitting on a wood log while surrounded by trees. All from the passenger seat, of course. I have hit a nano while driving just to see if it can be done, but takes a bit too much attention to be practical IMO. And, once at whatever destination, having a nano warmed up and ready to go in 20 minutes makes me feel more comfortable and settled.

    In this case I'll be missing her until I return, and thinking about her with every hit I take while away. Dare I say... I'll probably be missing her much more than the dog!
     
  9. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I like the NANO because it's tiny and no FLUFF!

    It get's the job done = CIVILIZED
     
  10. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Damn fine post!
     
  11. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

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    My heater screen is getting a little ragged..I remembered at one time @ACE OF VAPE mentioned he would do a video on how to replace it..any chances of it ever happening Andy??
     
  12. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    If I decided to take a portable on a plane, it would have to be brand new and I would ditch it wherever I was. I am too paranoid, but have already weighed my options. I would probably order a new vapcap. One of the cheapest models for $25 or so. They had a deal on the new SS M for like $20. I almost bought one just for that scenario.

    But in the end I would just be wishing I had my nano. The king of all vapes, both in and outside the solar system.
    @ataxian - I believe Rutherford B. Hayes was shot 4-5 times during the Civil War, and I think had 4 horses shot out from under him.

    Oh, and vaping on some GSC right now... yes, through the nano. :peace: GSC = Civilized
     
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  13. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I love GSC so civilized in a nano. Max flight!
     
  14. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    Rest day.... Full breakfast!!!!
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  15. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Absolutely LOVING the Nano through dry stem. Hurray for EpicVape, super-nice/super-fast! I don't leave it on 24/7; juice is expensive in UK (compared to US & EU) and a step-down transformer running all day/night is like throwing money away. I like to save that for cannabis and this new affliction I've acquired since joining FC. Not complaining, understand: I'd much rather have GAS, VAS & AAS than be a guinea pig for Big Pharma; their prescribed poison has nearly killed me 5 times. BIG PHARMA = BIG SIDE EFFECTS

    Anyway my Nano heats up fast, has its way with me and leaves me with a stupid smile in 10 minutes. I like that, no fussing about. It's also really good at longer conversations, I like the way the wood warms. Muscles relax, nerves relax, I relax. Almost as CIVILIZED as @ataxian, perhaps? Nah, I've got a ways to go yet...
     
  16. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Please don't give me any credit!
    CANNABIS is awesome and has a symbiotic relation with out bodies.

    The NANO is a no non-sense device that is pretty.

    Electricity is old fashion. One day it will be replaced? (GREEN ENERGY)

    24/7 is what I try to do however my FRENCH Wife turns it off at night?

    It does heat up quickly so it's all good.

    I'm glad you have a NANO.

    CIVILIZED = NANO
     
  17. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking dog, how old?
     
  18. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    ENGLAND living in CALIFORNIA = CIVILIZED

    NANO = MADDNESS
     
  19. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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  20. Unit-01

    Unit-01 Member

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    I have been having a great time experimenting with concentrates in my Nano! With a potent sativa dominant strain, I have experienced the cleanest, clearest highs I've ever had! It's quite remarkable. I think it's a combination of the quality of the concentrate, the Sativa dominance of the strain, and the Nano itself, which is a concentrate machine!!!

    I am loving using a much lower temp than I expected to be using with concentrates. I tried the Nano at 9-ish and found the hits gave me a lot of coughing issues. I now find that I can get monster clouds at a temp as low as 6.5! The flavor is much better and the vapor doesn't irritate at all. I may try some higher temp hits again at some point for the effects (maybe when I pick up a WT), but for now I am comfortable with low temp concentrate vaping. :tup:
     
  21. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Share some tips when you can:cheers:
     
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  22. Unit-01

    Unit-01 Member

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    Sure!!

    In addition to my temperature of choice (6.5-7), I have found excellent results putting the shatter or wax in a small square of Koh Gen Do pure cotton. I don't detect any "cottony" taste and the stem and screen stay clean. I tried making a concentrate sandwich with some wax and flower, but I found it became pretty messy!

    One reason to use a higher temp is if you're looking for sedating effects. The higher temp hits I have taken have produced a very heavy stone.

    If I think of any other tips, I'll pass them along!
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017
  23. UnevenPizza

    UnevenPizza An Even Pizza

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    Been enjoying the Nano through my Beaker. It's a pretty large one, with only one downstem (no slits/holes). At first I thought the nano was made for littler bubbler-type pipes, but I only filled a little bit of water in, and I rotate the piece until the downstem's opening is juuuust a little under the water, maybe even only halfways in the water. You can test this yourself if you have that type of glass. The regular sound is more a deeper lower bubble, chug-chug-chug. The way I use it, it's much more like a bird singing, higher pitched and faster frequency bubbling.

    I've been using it starting at 5,5/6 but I think that might be a bit too heavy for during the day...will try some lower temps in the coming days.

    I don't think I'll ever "need" another desktop unit again. But then again "need" is so vague... :D

    Wishing everyone some nice weather and a nice time! And don't forget ya Sunblock! (I combust in the sun).
     
  24. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I clean my screen when I start noticing any draw resistance. I'm not reclaiming or I would use everclear for a stem soak.

    When cleaning my glass stems I just pour some 91% ISO into the oven screen area and rinse with hot water and repeat. I make sure all surface area of the glass gets saturated with the ISO by turning the stem. I don't even take the screen out of the stem. Usually all debris is gone and its sparkling clean. It only takes a minute.

    I used to do the soak. It's just whatever way is convenient for you.

    I couldn't decide which log vape to bring on my trip so I brought my Nano and my other log. Nothing like being able to vaporize when away from home.:tup:
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
  25. baxter

    baxter Well-Known Member

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    Why do you clean it that way instead of just soaking it in ISO? I have been using 70% Isopropyl alcohol in the same tube that comes with the E-Nano. Do you feel that the other method takes less time?

    I give it a 15 minute soak every 3 days or so when i see the glass getting cloudy and with little specs of material
     

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