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Firewood Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Bouldorado, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. notoriousLrg

    notoriousLrg sTrange cLouds

    @firewood can you tell us more about the heater in the fw5? I recall you discussing radiant heat ...
  2. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

    Do you mean enclosed during use? or will the "hanging" chambers look as they do in your current pictures with just a hole with the herb sitting on a screen.

    As far as levels I guess I'm not super qualified to talk on this but a higher level heat setting for quick bowls would be nice but I'm usually midrange and prefer like 370-390 for temp of air hitting my herb.

    I thought the fw4 levels were good w the +7-14 degrees w the trick (more than that was silly imo) was pretty dang good. I was typically on 3 or 4 for heat level and that provided a nice mix of flavor and vapor. I do think just from the pics that this will be quite nice... a lot of my issues with glass chamber vapes is that it's hard to get enough heat to really get even vaping (in my limited experience with glass tip vapcaps and the fw4) since the glass doesn't conduct heat as well... the heat flowing thru the center wasn't enough to cook the herb on the outside ring of the chamber (away from the airstream) often times.
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  3. oneizm

    oneizm Active Member

    Awesome. That's pretty quick and sounds like it will be a microdosing champ. I have my heater in my firewood 4 set up 3 clicks as I like getting through a bowl quickly and using it native. I hope you don't change the fact that 4 is right on the edge without going over. Can't wait to find out more.
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  4. StonerSloth

    StonerSloth cui bono?

    I have my FW4 set at +2 clicks on the heat setting and I love that I can finish bowls really quickly. I love a vape with a max temperature setting that is very near combustion!

    I am so excited to get my hands on a FW5.

    I think it is going to need an airtight case for sure. My FW4 setup with 3 extra capsules definitely stinks if not kept cased up in something.

    It looks like a whale. Maybe a Beluga?

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  5. namasteIII

    namasteIII Well-Known Member

    Been quiet here, no a problem just updates are fun.
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  6. Kozzmozz

    Kozzmozz Infinite realities, infinite possibilities

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  7. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

    The heater enclosure in changing from glass to ceramic and the geometry is quite a bit different. It definitely gets more of a radiant heat contribution than fw4, but fw4, and a lot of other vapes, definitely also get some help from radiant heat. How much depends on geometry, draw speed, etc.
    When the tray is pushed all the way in nothing is exposed and it is ready for vaping the 1st chamber. After the 1st chamber you pull the tray out 1 notch and vape the 2nd chamber, then pull out 1 more notch and vape the 3rd chamber (like shown in the last picture). For the 4th and 5th chambers you rotate the tray 180 degrees so that the spent chambers are on the inside and the tray doesn't overhang too much. When not in use you can easily push the tray in so nothing is exposed.
    It won't have higher levels, but will definitely be much faster.
    fw5 will have only 3 heat levels instead of 4, but each level can be separately tweaked up or down (this time 4 clicks equals one full temp setting).
    Hopefully will be selling units within 2 weeks.
  8. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

    Yaw mahn...dahts wot we be talkin' 'bout!

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  9. TempIe

    TempIe Well-Known Member

    Where would one go to find a used FW4 or maybe new old stock? Thanks
  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff Well-Known Member

    I sold mine thru the FC Classifieds forum, you can also keep an eye on r/entexchange on reddit, both places get FC4s occasionally.
  11. StonerSloth

    StonerSloth cui bono?


    I need this vape in my life and I have so much respect for your ingenuity and work ethic - quietly delivering us revolutionary vapes one after another, on time, for a very fair price. I feel almost obligated to buy your products!

    My biggest concern is that I will desperately want this thing with me during concert/festival season and WTF is gate security going to say when they see this?! How can this thing be explained? I don't even know where to start!
  12. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

    Land of Confusion
    The new model seems like a home portable rather than a take out and about portable. It's definitely interesting. I can't deny I wish I could set up back to back bowls every single day! Very interesting concept.
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  13. dac13

    dac13 Well-Known Member

    It's hard to tell from the photo, when the tray is sticking out will there be anything on top of the bowl or could we spill a spent load out if it turned sideways? I love the idea of multiple bowls, but don't want to make a mess

    As StonerSloth said, thank you for your efforts and ingenuity. I had and enjoyed the fw3 and fw4 for quite some time before gifting them to friends who are still using them now.
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  14. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

    I am in the same boat. I am intrigued with the new design but part of my soul dies when I think about the fact that I cannot buy a new FW3 or FW4 to replace my existing ones. The new design may be good but it appears to trash the stealth that I appreciate so much about the older units (I suspect the taste will be as good, so I don't concern myself there). To be honest, it's very easy to pop in a new capsule, so the ability to sequence in a new bowl isn't really a hot button issue for me.
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  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff Well-Known Member

    Eager to see the new design in its final form, as we’ve only seen pics of a rough beta. Remember how refined the FW4 is compared to the 3? So many design issues balanced in the precision of the battery cover, plus the much improved heater... Marc has proven himself w each new iteration, I know I’m not the only one who’ll just buy the 5 and figure out what I like about it when it’s in my hands.
  16. djchexxx

    djchexxx Well-Known Member

  17. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

    Sorry, I guess it has been over 2 weeks now and it still isn't released. Good thing I didn't take anybody's money yet ;)
    I'm getting really close, just need to work out a few minor manufacturing and calibrations details. Hopefully I'll have the first production batch out next week.
  18. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Frozen_Vaporent

    Portland, ME
    @firewood do you have a list going for these or are they simply going to pop up on the website when available?
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  19. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

    I have a list. email me at questions@firewoodvapes.com to get on the list.
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  20. TempIe

    TempIe Well-Known Member

    I am torn between picking up a used Firewood 4 or a Solo II. Wanted to see if anyone in this thread has experience with both?

    My 3 top features in order are:

    1. Flavor
    2. Ease of use
    3. Good battery life
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  21. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

    Convection City
    I have experience with neither but consider it to be worth mentioning that they are two different kinds of vapes. I’m here because I have an interest in convection vaporizers and have watched fw carefully over the years and am very curious to see how number 5 works out.

    The solo 2 is from everything I’ve read an excellent vape with the solo 1 boasting a longstanding and illustrious reputation. My first vape was an air, a mini solo 1 so to speak, and I was glued to it for a couple of years. Once good on-demand convection style vapes sarted appearing on the market I abandoned my air and haven’t returned. Perhaps making a
    decision as to a preference for conduction or convection will point you toward one or the other.
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  22. XiolaOne

    XiolaOne Firewood 4

    Been rocking my FW4 daily for a year and a half now and looking forward to the new version
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  23. highasakite

    highasakite Well-Known Member

    “2 weeks” was a month ago. Has a vaporizer ever been released when the manufacturer said it would be?
  24. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

    Its still not out.


    At sea
    Emailed Marc about that a few days ago, this morning I got a reply saying there's going to be an sent out to the mailing list tomorrow.
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