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Firewood Vaporizer

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

  1. katabolicklapaucius

    katabolicklapaucius New Member

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    This is definitely a benefit for the firewood if it keeps up...I love seeing continuing support and development like this.
  2. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I will be sending out the new mouthpieces to all existing customers on Monday. This mouthpiece makes a big difference in the airflow, basically you will never get that hard-to-draw milkshake effect, and i think you might even get bigger hits. Thanks a lot to VaporEyes for tinkering and getting rid of that screen in the tube and pushing for another way to keep the herbs in the chamber.
  3. satyrday

    satyrday Well-Known Member

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    Does the new mouthpiece also require a screen to be pushed down into the herb hole like how VaporEyes does it? If not, does the new spiraling wire design prevent the herb from being sucked up into the mouthpiece as successfully as the original screen bulb design does?

    The screen bulb does get clogged fairly easily, especially after the herb browns and dries out, so I am looking forward to trying the new mouthpiece. I had no airflow issues until that happened, and then it got a little tight feeling but not terrible by any means.

    The restricted airflow from the screen bulb I think helps the herb brown at a slower steadier rate, and that probably provides some of the unique effects I liked. Sometimes I want the 1-hit head change, but the Firewood by its design forced me to extract a different spectrum of the botanicals, I feel.

    VaporEyes, are you still using your external screen down the herb hole method, or the new spiral mouthpiece, or both?
  4. SirDarkened

    SirDarkened Active Member

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    So would you recommend this over a Solo due to a lower price or should I not even consider this compared to the Solo.
  5. satyrday

    satyrday Well-Known Member

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    I feel I will use the Firewood more than the Solo, but I've got other vapes that fill the Solo's space. The Solo has more power, but is not as smooth feeling as the Firewood in my opinion (I know that sounds very subjective, and it is).

    If it's your first or only vape, then the Solo is a good well-rounded machine that can do the lighter or heavier type hits easily, but does neither as well as other vapes I think.

    There is a purity to the Firewood that may be partially just in my head due to the natural look and feel, but it really is a feel-good vape for me so far. The Solo can be a little soulless.

    Of course I also have new-vape love right now... but this one really does feel like a long-term commitment.
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  6. VaporEyes

    VaporEyes Vaporization Aficionado Accessory Maker

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    I'm still using the screen down the hole but it's been further modded.

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  7. satyrday

    satyrday Well-Known Member

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    Very nice setup - thanks for the details.

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    I just tried the following:
    -Removed screen from the end of the mouthpiece.
    -Turned mouthpiece upside down so the short side goes down the herb hole.

    Since the short side doesn't reach as close to the herb (if filled to the same level as normal), doing a steady draw didn't suck anything up but a couple small flecks into my mouth (less than with the stock Solo stem for example).

    I need to try this method further before I draw firm conclusions, but it seems to solve any airflow issues by not requiring a screen above the herb at all. Another benefit seems less heat-up of the mouthpiece tube.

    I so liked the original setup... will this achieve the same smooth balance of factors?? Also, this may not be as neat when traveling and jostling about. More testing required.
  8. OhBizzle

    OhBizzle New Member

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    Any tips and tricks for this guy? I just got mine and I definitely felt it but I didn't get very good vapor production. I feel like the new mouthpiece is going to help and I look forward to that.
  9. VaporEyes

    VaporEyes Vaporization Aficionado Accessory Maker

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    You could try the screen mod I posted above until you have your new mouthpiece. It'll take about 5 minutes to make.
  10. satyrday

    satyrday Well-Known Member

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    Press the button longer. You'll feel the heat on your tongue when it's too much and then you can lay off, but more is better until you test its limits.
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  11. OhBizzle

    OhBizzle New Member

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    If I were handy I would in a heartbeat haha, but I may try flipping it like satyrday did, and perhaps removing the screen from the end too. My mouthpiece only sticks out about a 1/4".

    I can feel the heat for sure.
  12. VaporEyes

    VaporEyes Vaporization Aficionado Accessory Maker

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    If you feel that that is too much of an undertaking; just stick a screen down the chamber after loading. That's what I did before my modification and it worked just as well. Need a tool for retrieval of the screen though.
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  13. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I think Satyrday may be right that you may need to hold the button longer. You will know if you are combusting by the taste and also by inspecting your avb. It might be good to get it to combust shortly or to get close to combusting, just to see where that point is, then you can keep it just short of that point.

    The new mouthpiece will mainly help with keeping air flow good once there is some resin buildup, but since that was your first use that should not have been an issue.

    Also, did you make sure to charge it fully before using it for the first time?
  14. OhBizzle

    OhBizzle New Member

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    Yup, I fully charged it before the first use, i've drained it once and fully recharged again. My mouthpiece seems really short so i'm sure the new one will help with that, I can feel the heat on my tongue like he was describing and since its so short I can feel the heat on my lips. I did get some visible vapor on this last run through though.

    Thanks for the quick response, no other vaporizer can match customer service like this!

    EDIT: I'd like to make it clear I didn't realize you could move the mouthpiece up and down so easily! Mine isn't "short"
  15. satyrday

    satyrday Well-Known Member

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    Try slowing down your draw speed too. Slow and steady to allow the heat and vapor a chance to build.
  16. OhBizzle

    OhBizzle New Member

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    I will, and I just moved the mouthpiece a bit. I didn't know it was so easily adjustable, i'm going to try it in a bit.
  17. satyrday

    satyrday Well-Known Member

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    As mentioned above, I removed the screen "bulb" from the glass stem and turned the mouthpiece upside down. That didn't work out so well after all. Too much herb still got sucked up even though the stem wasn't sticking as far down towards it.

    Instead, I've cut a small disc out of a heavier stainless steel screen and dropped it in flat over the herb. It is slightly smaller than the herb hole and so will dump out easily, but not nearly small enough to be sucked up through the stem (a possible though unlikely danger with the stock screen). I also turned the mouthpiece right side up again, but left the screen bulb out of the stem since I am using the external screen. One test draw seemed good - plenty of airflow and no herb coming up.

    Edit: After a few more pulls, I can say this is how I think I will be using it. You do have to exercise more breath control because of the freer airflow, otherwise you can easily swamp the chamber with too much cool air. Also, one time I sucked too hard and turned the screen on its side allowing a little herb to come up, but I can control that. This is of course very similar to VaporEyes method, but I prefer not to friction fit a screen and have to pull it out when done, and it should be easier to clean overall.
  18. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Here is the new mouthpiece that will start going out tomorrow. The airflow will be much better and it is easy to remove the wire from the end of the glass for cleaning. For people who prefer the old screen, that will still work too. The screen definitely forces slower draws whereas this new coil can go much faster. I can see different people having different preferences.
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  19. OhBizzle

    OhBizzle New Member

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    I just tried this with my rig (finally it gets some love) and wow...

    EDIT: http://i.imgur.com/CdByqca.jpg

    Do you guys think i'll chip around "stem" of the rig by doing this?
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  20. VaporEyes

    VaporEyes Vaporization Aficionado Accessory Maker

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    Picture is really small. Can't really see what's going on.
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  21. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl i i i

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    I didn't see it mentioned but what's the new mouthpiece made out of?
  22. OhBizzle

    OhBizzle New Member

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    Just fixed it, sorry
  23. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl i i i

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    Still 90x90 friend :)
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  24. firewood

    firewood Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I assume you mean the wire part - that is made of nichrome, which works out well because it is pretty springy which helps it keep its shape.
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  25. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl i i i

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    Sorry, had a brainfart. I meant the new screen. Thanks!

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