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Insta Heat (aka iHeat)

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Alan, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    That's good, because I can't wait to try one of these!
    This makes my 3rd time on alan's list :tup:
     
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  2. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Any update?
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Here is a quilted maple Insta Heat unit with an all wood heater cartridge that I made for myself to confirm that the base can be made 1.25" in diameter. Everything fits just fine inside. This one has a slightly different resistor on the trim circuit so that the arrow on the potentiometer will be closer to mid scale at the sweet spot.
    The OKR chip that I am using has two methods of turning on. The first method involves pin 1 on the chip and uses a control circuit that requires power to the chip. I use the second method which only applies power to the chip when the switch is pressed. Pin 1 is not used at all so there is no chance of accidental energizing.
    I have several units almost complete with the current batch of HI's and IH's. Will post some photos when I complete them.
     
  4. catbird

    catbird hyperconscious

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    wow!! this looks amazing! I've been out of the loop for a while. I am back on the list too since I got my HIs, yes? @Alan (also I am going to email you about how I broke my VVPS)...
     
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  5. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    Looking fantastic! The more I think about the all-wood heater the more I like it.
     
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  6. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    Greetings all. I have been working in Denver for the last few months and i reached out to Alan, it was actually a good thing that i did. i found out that my name is up and he told me that he had emailed me. I asked him if i could come by and meet him and just hangout with a master vaporizer maker. I went to his house today and i was in straight heaven!! He talked to me about his vapes his experiences with making them. Got a chance to hit the iHeat...OMG!! that thing is amazing! Got a chance to see his shop and his massive wood collection. @Alan is a stand up dude. I am and will continue to be a life long customer of his. Also picked up a few stems while i was there. Alan is a blessing to this community. IF you talk to him to can see that he enjoys his work!! Thanks @Alan it was truly a pleasure!!
     
  7. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Thanks for the kind words @hoyo77 and the roasting tube purchases.
    It was nice to meet / hangout with you too and show my collection of tubes and vaporizers.
    Looking forward to turning a beautiful iHeat and tubes for you.
    Enjoy your time in Denver.
     
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  8. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    Going to Alan's tomorrow. Hoping to see this bad boy!!! :). Super stoked to go to his place tomorrow and see all of his wood :brow:
     
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  9. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    Dude i was there two weeks ago...he has stems galore..i could not leave with out buying 2 stems from him. Boy does he got wood!!! i was in vape heaven if there is such a thing
     
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  10. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    :) yeah saw you went there and it made me remember he had invited me earlier this year. Def going to grab myself a stem for my mi :)
     
  11. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    It's coming

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  12. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    Wow man that is awesome! It's beautiful! I waaaant one I want one!
     
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  13. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    That wood is so uhhhhh..... sexy :brow:
     
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  14. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Very nice to see someone took the plunge. Beautiful wood!
     
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  15. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    How much is this running?
     
  16. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know where to start with this amazing device! I was at Alan's house today and we ripped the insta heat a few times.... first the look of the devices that he had ready to go out were just so sexy! They are very small and pack huge clouds that are super smooth and tasty. Holding onto the ih is a treat in itself. Very refined look to it. Idk how a vaporizer could get much better than this. Desktop that can be used at an atomizer on a mod box at any time. Game changer for sure!!! Thanks Alan for letting me come hang out and see your collection. Alan is a class act stand up dude!
     
  17. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I think lots of us are waiting to take the plunge. I think I'm in the middle of the waiting list last time I checked. But I've never been disappointed in anything Alan's made- it's always worth the wait. Just wish it was a bit shorter. His stems have a shorter wait and I think I have at least one of his for every vape I use.
    (I realized I'm still confused. This one is different from the portable? So is it plugged in the same as the TT and HI?) I will have to get both versions if that's the case.)
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2017
  18. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    @little maggie

    This is basically the same as the portable, just also with a regulated base unit. So it has wall power and adjustable voltage.

    The two pieces are attached by a 510 connector, so I can take the heater unit off and put it on a box mod for portability.

    Or use the base unit with another 510 heater, like the project or even the splinter.
     
  19. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. It sounds like it's the perfect vape from what you're saying: portable And desktop.
     
  20. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    All i can say is when you hold it in your hand you can really see how it is the best of both worlds. it is small enough that when hooked to a mod that it looks like a regular ejuice atomizer. but it packs one hell of a punch. and you can hook it to the power supply and hit it just like a log vape. He is also playing around with the sizes as well. He told me mine will be around 24mm i think. in my opinion this thing is a game changer.
     
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  21. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more. I'm ridding my stash to get on this whenever I can haha.
     
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  22. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    @ZC - Thanks for posting the photo. Hope you will like how it works.



    A maple wood unit is $100 for the 510 heater cartridge, $150 for the 12v base unit, and $23 for the power supply w/ DC extension cord. Other woods will cost a bit more depending upon the type.
    Glass or wooden roasting tubes can be made for the units.

    Thanks for the kind words. Was fun hanging out with you the other day. I even got to show you my shop slippers. They are anti-fatigue mat samples that are rolled and held together with ty-wraps. They are the most comfortable footware I have ever worn. One size fits all and they have very good traction.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    Alan man that cracks me up! I love your creative shoes that is so funny looking though.

    So I was reading the thread some more and finally noticed Alan now has IH as well as HI and that's pretty cool. Great price point, with a very flexible design. I really really love that you don't have logos on your products. But if you signed it somewhere like the bottom, I think that would be pretty awesome. They are each one of a kind hand made pieces of functional art after all.

    Does the heater cartridge and process basically remain the same whether it's hooked up to the base or a box mod?
     
  24. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    I was actually thinking the same thing they are individual works or art and no 2 are alike!!
     
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  25. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    So I've had my Instaheat for a couple days now and OH MY it is wonderful.

    Heating seems to be more even than the other high surface area heater I love.

    Craftsmanship is superb as Alan's work always is.

    Taste is also superb. I feared there'd be some loss of taste or too wood-y of taste with no glass surrounding the heater, but my fears were totally unfounded. I also never have to worry about breaking glass with this unit!

    The dial on the bottom unit works well, but I've found little reason to move it much. I keep it exactly at 50% which is where it was at when Alan sent it. I get great, powerful, consistant hits. I originally wanted a voltmeter display of some sort but after using this a bit it would honestly be pointless. Makes more sense to "set it and forget it" for this manual vape.

    The button is fantastic. Really nice feel too it and the right amount of travel.

    The only con in this design is the intake holes, and how they effect ergonomics. With a regular log vape I hold it like a handle, hand completely wrapped around the unit. With the insta-heat, this covers up the intake holes and blocks airflow. So I must hold it more daintily and lower on the unit. No issues holding it this way, it's just an adjustment to my habits. And none of this will effect it while on a box mod.

    I don't have a boxmod to test out the heater portably yet, so I can't comment on that.

    Alan also sent his new portable stir/pick tool. It's similar to the ones he's always made but much shorter and includes a sheath. The pick slides out of the sheath, flips around, and slides back in. It's really well made and works flawlessly.

    The glass insert in the 18mm wood stems is a really nice addition. Not only does it keep the wood cleaner, but you can slide it to different depths which makes the stem an adjustable-length stem.

    I'm thrilled with this vape, it's instantly my new favorite and my daily driver.
     

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