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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by natural farmer, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    My FV seems to have been stuck somewhere :\

    That's like a month++ since it has been shipped
  2. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    Salut Roger....... It can be a problem without tracking number (but for this price FV can't send with tracking.... I think it would be better for FV and customers that they increase the price of 10 bucks and have a tracking). I hope you receive it soon, but one month seems to be lost, or a french postman enjoy the vape !
    I'm really sad for you Roger :cry:....... have you gone to the post office ?
  3. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    I think the abv on the left (the pic on the last page) looks just like a load out of my mflb when I vape it to hell and back to the point it tastes like shit...no combustion, but about as close as you can get.
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  4. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    I don't think my post office can help, I will try tomorrow to ask if they have something for me stuck there but its like 1% probability. I have to ship back some crap anyway

    The manufacturer says they are going to check with Canada postal services.

    Unfortunately it is 30$ more for the tracking, that's why they don't consider the option.

    I was about to receive the FV as a gift, so I didn't loss any money. I may order another one later
  5. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    I just take it all apart, soak in alcool and rinse with hot water.... assembly and disassembly of the top mesh is was very easy for me (I do Harley mechanic, so it's not that little thing that will piss me off :lol:) ... how much is this mesh ? 400 ?..... because I have for years with the DID of my wife !!

    Another question : can we unscrew the top (where is the ceramic chamber) or it's out of warranty if it's open ?
  6. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Disassembly beyond normal operation voids the warranty. If you unscrew the top of the heater, then I think you've lost the warranty. (Sorry, Pipes.)

    I don't understand this part.
  7. kelper

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    Sorry for you Roger. FV sent mine with tracking number at the standard price - must've changed their policies or maybe got a bulk discount.
  8. KatFeith

    KatFeith Member

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    Blah, it annoys me knowing that it's possibly just sitting there.


    Your Item Status:
    Your item has been processed through our sort facility in ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS) at 9:57 pm on January 22, 2013.
  9. kelper

    kelper .

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    Mine is there too - same time stamp even.
  10. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    I offered to my wife a "safe" e-cig called Mini-Did in stainless steel, made in Greece, and the system called "Genesis" employs stainless steel mesh to make yourself the wick, you can see the mesh that's rolled to form a wick (with the coil around) :
    [​IMG]

    And I have some of these sheets (A4) of mesh in 200, 325 and 400.... so it's very easy to make a new screen with just scissors ;)............ this is a good information for your destroyed screen Pakalolo :)
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  11. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, mine did exactly that. Showed like that even after I got it a day or so later. Never got scanned again near as I can tell? Was still in SF. Yet I had it. Computers, you know.

    Give 'em a little time, not even to PO can loose 'em for too long these days.

    OF
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  12. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    :rofl::lol: It seems that the Posts are the same all around the world !!!
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  13. jardri

    jardri Vapor Dreams

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    Yes I have photos hehe http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/arizer-solo.3833/page-434#post-322163
    but I dont have any photos of my vaporized material :-( but if you try that really works well
  14. jardri

    jardri Vapor Dreams

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    That herbs also seem a little burnt :hmm:
  15. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    The FV can and will burn your herb if you are not careful. I wouldn't recommend it if you are someone who prefers more automation in the process. If you are like some of us, and enjoy playing around and experimenting, then it is a very rewarding vape.

    Edit: Just put my Pax on the charger and dropped a whole nug into the FV for fun, no grinding. It's roasting along nicely indeed. :spliff: Will have to crumble it up in a bit, but boy is the flavour off this thing fantastic. I really notice how pure it is, especially after coming right from using the Pax.
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  16. Vapzilla

    Vapzilla Well-Known Member

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    I'll 2nd that!
    It's very versatile, if you want to cook through a load, push it, get big hits and good vapor.
    If you need to be a little stealth, go easy on her, great taste longer, less visible vapor with the same end result!
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  17. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    As I said in the original post, the contrast made it look darker than it was. I can assure you that none of that ABV was burnt. I know combustion when I reach it, and that stuff did not come close.

    Kief Boy and I did that with tasty success. I know I wrote about it somewhere but it could have been in a PM.

    Don't get me started on the taste you get from a Pax...
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  18. jardri

    jardri Vapor Dreams

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    I had to make wonders for getting my solo vaporizing everything at the same time and no getting "dark spots". I used to have a MFLB and hated when it happened I am very obsessive with that so this Flashvape seems quite frustrating for someone like me.
  19. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    Honestly it's a pretty unique vape so it's hard to know if you'd like it until you live with it for more than a week.

    I didn't like the batteries and combustion at first but it's growing on me, I use about half what I did with the Pax and get only slightly less medicated
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  20. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that. And ixnay on that....ya gotta watch out for them Moderator guys, they're everywhere these days you know. Get one on your case and you're toast for sure!

    Well put, JKA. It is a different sort of beast. Very set in it's ways and unlikely to change no matter how nice you ask. I too got into trouble at first by assuming I understood it and how it should work. The results can be pretty random that way. But once I started with a base plan that worked OK (five second preheat, medium draw for me) and ran a series of 'small step, cautious experiments' to learn where the boundaries were it got much better. It's kinda neat how quickly it became natural to get 'results on demand' once I stopped fighting it and did it the way the FV wanted.......

    And between you and brother Pak you've just made me all the happier I gave Pax the pass a bit ago. That kinda performance I already have elsewhere and am not using it out of choice. Color me strange for not going for a pretty little vape that eats expensively and tastes poorly. I had a girlfriend like that years ago, glad I moved on there too.

    Great thing this here Forum. Your experiences shared here keep guys like me from 'going there' so we can use our money for other vapes and false drugs.....as it should be.

    OF
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  21. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    I think more and more than the FV needs a sort of "break-in" (like a motor car)..... I can feel that the FV is better than when I received it.... or it's me, I don't know :)
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  22. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! Manufacturer

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    …this may actually be true as material will tend to stick to the screen less after some use, with the buildup of oxidization on the screen surface.
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  23. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    I agree totally :)
    I think you can add a little explanation on how to use, like: "For the 8/10 first bowls, open the lid after the first three or four puffs to ensure that the material does not stick to the screen, if this is the case, gently peel off the grass with the brush supplied with the kit. Once this breaking is complete, you will just have to shake the FlashVAPE, the grass will not stick anymore. This breaking should be done at each change of screen "
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  24. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I'll suggest taking this a step further with my experience. Mine had a combustion accident a while ago. As part of the cleanup I flamed the protective screen. I pulled it out by one of the tabs, held it there in a clamp and nuked it with the mini torch until it glowed. This burned it clean (removing the smell in the process) but it also discolored (oxidized) the screen (no real problem with performance of course). Since then there has been no sticking of anything?

    OF
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  25. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    It's what we do to make a wick. To oxidize the mesh allows the ss to be not conductive, prerequisite for a Genesis system (or we have short circuit :disgust:... no good at all !)...... it's not the purpose here, of course. And you notice that the material really does not stick to the screen after this operation, OF ?

    If it works, it's worth it to do it for FV at manufacturing ;)
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