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Frustrated beginner, Dab OTG vape pen not working for me

Discussion in 'ABV' started by Isntitveird, Feb 16, 2014.

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  1. Isntitveird

    Isntitveird New Member

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    I'm brand new to vaping and recently purchased a Dab OTG vape pen. I have a gram of Sour Diesel wax which I am attempting to vaporize. I am having no luck getting it to work.

    How do you pack the wax without getting it everywhere? The wax I have is very sticky. It reminds me of very thick honey. I have a dab tool, but everything just sticks together. When trying to manipulate the wax, it creates a bunch of strands (like hairs). I'm having a hard time getting the wax from the parchment paper it came on to the bowl.

    Where is the wax supposed to go? If I scrape it on the sides of the ceramic bowl, it doesn't vaporize. It just melts down and collects at the bottom. If I put the wax directly on the coil, it burns for a split second and then melts to the bottom.

    I've been playing with it for a while and have wasted about a half of a gram but I still haven't even gotten a real hit yet. Help, what am I doing wrong?
  2. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Not sure about that particular brand, but from your post it sounds like just a tiny dab should be applied on the coil. If it's running down to the bottom, maybe try putting less on there. It took me a while to figure out how small a dab should really be. Some pens are only made to have a single hit applied at once.

    For really sticky waxes I put them in the fridge or freezer for a bit, to harden them up and stop the stretchy strings of stickiness.
  3. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    When the wax melts off the coil, you can also very carefully, without touching the coil, scrape the wax back up with a toothpick. Stay away from the coil itself so that it doesn't break. Just scrape the wax up and replace it on the coil.
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    Caligula *results not typical.

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    max This space available Staff Member

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    Abandoned thread- to the archive.
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