How to clean vape parts and reclaim resin

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by vtac, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Vaskar

    Vaskar New Member

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    When my SSV wand gets oiled up i finely grind some bud and pour it into the back of the wand to dust up the oil a bit then push the hose all the way up. Turns into like a paste. Then take a straw and scrape the stuff left by the screen. Toss it into the vape and get huge hits. Takes like 5 minuets.

    The fresh bud also helps the taste, sometimes its not the best if you let it get real dirty.
     
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  2. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl DEADY GUERRERO/DIRT COBAIN/GEORGE KUSH Staff Member

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    I do the same thing with my Solo stems sometimes. If you can, add kief instead of bud :nod:
     
  3. Hot Potatoe

    Hot Potatoe Master

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    Cant wait to try it, i'm going to let it build up really chunky on mine before i clean it. Will post results after i reclaim everything and will probably make edibles with it (adding the kief into the edibles too).
     
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  4. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu stay true to yourselves

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  5. marlon1001

    marlon1001 New Member

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    Can you clean stems with ethanol instead of rubbing alcohol?
     
  6. Tweak

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    As long as it's pure grain. It just takes a lil bit longer to dissolve.
     
  7. marlon1001

    marlon1001 New Member

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    I got some rubbing alcohol, but I don't really understand how I'll be able to reclaim the resin from it once there's enough :\ Is the resin accumulating in my ISO jar or washed away as I rinse the stem with warm water after letting it soak?
     
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  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Pour the Iso that has rinsed the tools into a jar and save for evaporation.

    You will be using hot water to wash away the Iso residue.

    The Iso has the resins trapped in it, and is in the jar you saved for evaporation.
     
  9. marlon1001

    marlon1001 New Member

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    Is it possible to filter out the resin by pouring the ISO-resin-mixture through a micron filter and let the remaining ISO in the filtrate evaporate?
     
  10. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    If it sits long enough the solids will sink to the bottom of the iso, then you can pour off the clear part and the bottom sludge gets spilled onto a plate, where it will evaporate on its own with no filtration necessary.
     
  11. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Yes, but the gathered particles also have medication!
     
  12. jeffp

    jeffp psychonaut

    I simply wait until my ISO jar is very dark then I pour the contents into a glass baking pan - the kind you would use to bake brownies - and let it evaporate which takes only a few days especially with a wide pan or plate. There's nothing to separate or strain - use all of it. Then, when after a few days there's no more liquid in the pan, I'll take a knife or single blade razor and scrape and bunch everything together. It's what the kids call "hash."
     
  13. Tweak

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    I find it tastes better if the plant material is filtered out. It makes a pure golden/brown goo.

    My last batch of reclaim is the tackiest I've done yet, not one bit runny. Not sure how I pulled that off. Sometimes I'll clean my grinder and mix that ISO in, making my reclaim closer to a shatter and less messy to handle.
     
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  14. wax

    wax Active Member

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    Is it okay to soak a ti nail in iso (91%)?
     
  15. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    I do the same with my Solo stems, sometimes it's even clear enough to dab :tup:
     
  16. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    There is no real purpose to an actual soak.
    A Ti nail cane be completely cleaned with a torch.
    After it is cool there will be no ash or debris.
    A dip in Iso and a wipe down can help.
    If you soak, it won't harm anything.
     
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  17. HarmlessJohnny_5

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    Need some information everyone, it's about..... 'the stank'
    'When you say it's not the best taste', do you mean it smells like rotten bong water, my stems smell like that, their dumping ended up contaminating a whole collection of ABV, my batch has only a hint of that smell (I clean my many stems daily now, sometimes twice daily).
    The glass stems clean the easiest but it's always rubbing all surfaces hard with packed foled pipe cleaners or jammed quetip heads all soaked in alcohol.
    I REALLY like using a whip (just added some silicone tubing), but my whips always get that rotten vomit inducing smell and I cannot clean them.

    Dose everyone make their oil/wax recovery from ABV smelling like that. What about my stems, I had a whole preform full of everclear that had become amber and actually viscous when I dumped it to evaporate off, the stench..... I got rid of it.
    Am I supposed to recover from materials that have that smell? I assume that rotten smell is huge quantities of bacteria thriving and gorwing?
     
  18. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  19. HarmlessJohnny_5

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    ok, I just gotta


    Ah ha, daily cleaning :) that's what I need to do to my tubing then (when I get some more). I waited till it was all funky then tried to clean a 10 foot 1/2 inch whip but it was too late.
     
  20. bluenavey00

    bluenavey00 Arizer Air Aficionado

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    For the last month or so I have been cleaning my Arizer Air glass stems in a jar of 99% ISO and saving it up. Yesterday I also cleaned two very very well used grinders and it has left the ISO very golden green colour.

    When I evaporate this what container shall I do it in? First time I did it by intuition alone and did it in a round bottomed egg cup thing that was not easy to scrape at all.

    What are peoples prefered evaporation containers to aid easy scraping?

    Could you cover the bottom of a container with something like baking parchment to make it easier?

    Thanks :)
     
  21. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I use a corelle white dish to make it easy to scrape.
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    ........Grinder Iso Bath...................................Solo Stem soak
     
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  22. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    The best investment I made for reclaim was a Nogoo concetrate mat. I lay it inside the container. Then once all the liquid has evaporated, you just fold it onto itself to collect the reclaim. No scraping necessary. You end up with a 'ball' of reclaim.
     
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  23. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    Used to do this, now I use a 5in x 7in pyrex tray, scrape down rounded edges, then work in lines across the middle. It's like mowing the lawn, only smells even better :p
     
  24. wiimatthew

    wiimatthew New Member

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    i have a davinci ascent and i was able to salvage the stuff and got this
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    i scraped it out
    i had it all on a needle, i lit the needle with a lighter hoping to melt the stuff into oil or waxy stuff but it just caught on fire and burnt away, so the rest i put on a paper, iv tried before to crumble this paper into a ball and hit it from a pipe but it didnt seem to work too good
     
  25. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone been successful in cleaning the silicone whip tubing? I do not want to reclaim the resin but I would like to eliminate the yellow haze I have going on in my tube. For the most part my tube is real clean except for the haze.
     

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