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Insta Heat (aka iHeat)

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

  1. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    @Diggy Smalls - You can see that I cut the tips off from the shop slippers. I didn't want them to be completely ridiculous. I only wear them in the shop so it doesn't matter too much how they look. Keeping my feet happy is the most important thing.
    I have signed a few of my turnings in the past. The wood beauty is what makes them art. It varies a bit from piece to piece which makes them all unique.
    The heater cartridge just contains the heater coil and tapered connection for the roasting tubes. The 12v base unit has voltage control only. A mod box can have wattage and/or temperature control. They do operate very similar, but there are some differences. I like using it with the base and also the mod box.

    @ZC - Glad to hear it arrived safely and you are enjoying it. I also had to change the way I hold the unit as compared to a traditional log vape unit. The Insta Heat unit sets with the bottom on the knuckle of my right index finger and held like a pipe with the top / roasting tube pointing at my mouth. My index finger runs up the side with the button, my thumb rests on the side of the base unit, and my other fingers close around the power plug/cord. I hold the whole unit upside down when connecting to the tube or removing the tube for stirring. It helps to keep particles from falling onto the debris screen.
    Hope you are able to enjoy it on a mod box sometime. It is quite powerful for a portable.
    Happy you like the new travel size stir tool. I really like them for keeping the screens clean between uses.
    Here is how it looks.
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  2. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    add an additional one of these to my order as well...i know it comes with one but extra is always good!!
     
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  3. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    Needs us some milk vids. Hopefully mine'll be in next week but until then I'm Jonesing for a few function videos.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    I don't have any milk videos to share, but here is a photo of a unit I sold about a month ago. The bottom and roasting tube is black wood. The heater cartridge is maple burl. So many potential wood combinations. I found a low profile switch that fits the slim diameter better and works well. The next batch should have some really interesting combinations / materials.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    I will gladly come buy and help you make a milk video!!
     
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  6. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    Wish I had one to milk for everyone :bang: one man doing so much!
     
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  7. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    Mine is looking mighty close on the tracking so come this time tomorrow I might get a chance to do the first milk video. :D

    For science, of course.
     
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  8. Andreaerdna

    Andreaerdna If God is the answer, then the question is wrong

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    So ffreaking elegant

    :mmmm:
     
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  9. Gray Area

    Gray Area Well-Known Member

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    :o That's beautiful (oh why didn't I get on the list sooner :doh: ).

    The whole thing must be tiny, with the blackwood base taking the place of the box mod...
     
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  10. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Sounds like a plan. I will need to get some glassware cleaned up first.
     
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  11. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    Cool just let me know when!
     
  12. cwheezy

    cwheezy Well-Known Member

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    Omg, the anticipation is killing me. I'm gonna be checking my inbox every day now.
     
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  13. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    Goddamn you, Mr. Postman. Four days in the same city, now.

    *wrings fists*
     
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  14. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    My little beaut has arrived and it's majestic!

    I would post photos but I'm off to work so tomorrow will have to do. Jesus, though. The clouds.
     
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  15. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    The iHeat has predictably become my daily driver. It's beautiful, comfortable, fast, powerful, and effective, with no need to hassle with batteries.

    The no-glass design means I don't need to worry about breaking it.

    It does have a hotspot if I push it too far, but interestingly it's not a traditional spot, it's actually curved in the shape of the heater. So typically after a few hot hits I'll do a little stir. It also doesn't seem to be as hot of a hotspot as other similar heaters.
     
  16. Andreaerdna

    Andreaerdna If God is the answer, then the question is wrong

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    @ZC @lemmeadem did you try the heater cartridge with a mod?

    Differences ?
     
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  17. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    My mod is an OKR mod, so it's pretty much the same experience as the plug-in unit except it has a voltage display. I prefer to just use the base unit because I mostly vape at my desk and don't like bothering with batteries.
     
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  18. rosedale

    rosedale Well-Known Member

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    The one pictured is mine and I have used it both the the "base" and with a box mod. I have had a similar experience with a curved hot spot if you push it too far. The function on the box mod with voltage control is very similar to the iHeat base. It does function a little different if your mod has temperature control and you are in that mode. TC eliminates the manual aspect and you can hold down on the button as long as you want without worrying about scorching the load. Both are good experiences, just different.
     
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  19. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone !
    Anyone got some news from Alan recently ? Probably flooded with work or life issue ?
    I can't wait to see the end of my order and get my hands on this I-heat Cartridge.

    Also I'm welcoming advice on a reliable mod ... I'm based in EU if that can help too. Thanks !

    Vape on !
     
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  20. boon

    boon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've got an email after my iH was here two days ago .
    Wrong thread to mod box here the one to IH with mod
    The Smoant tc 218 works well for me in tcr the witcher seems to be good on VW and stealth but tcr seems to not working
     
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  21. BigJr48

    BigJr48 Well-Known Member

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    That Blackwood looks be a beautiful!!! Would love to see the entire unit that color.
     
  22. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    Still loving my IH. I have the dial at one click past 50%. I use @cannabis.pro's glass-screened 14-18mm stem with my water piece. I have it dialed in perfectly so I get a beautiful hit just holding the button long enough to fill the glass piece. Really couldn't be more thrilled.

    I pretty much have stopped using it with box mods. I just don't vape on the go enough to really need to. I'm also a bit concerned with the 510 connector wearing out, as @KeroZen has cautioned. So I try to just keep it on the base unit.

    That said, I think it's kind of a shame that the iHeat is split up into two threads. The base unit is almost an accessory to the 510 IH, so we have the users of the iHeat split up into two different discussions about essentially the same vape.

    It kind of takes away from the beauty of the IH being truly BOTH a portable and a plug in. Not something many vapes can claim.

    I broke the insert glass in my wood/glass stem! Oops, but the beauty of a wooden stem is that it still works perfectly fine without it.

    I know it's a little detail, but the button on the IH is absolutely fantastic. Perfect throw, it's satisfying to use. Hard to press accidentally, spring strong enough that even with the IH laying on it's side, on the button, it isn't pressed.
     
  23. ilovebOObs

    ilovebOObs can i stick my male joint in there?

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    what is this??? mind is blown!!!!
     
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  24. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Good to see you again bOObs. Hope all has been well with you. I see that you found my latest vaporizer design. It is quite amazing. Also 12 volt input like the HI, but it requires at least 8 amps. Heat is only produced when you push the button, so the wood stays cool to the touch. It is very efficient.
    Have been making wooden roasting tubes with an 18mm taper which fit nicely into any 18mm female fitting. The cartridge will fit onto most battery powered mod boxes, so it is a portable too.
    Looking forward to seeing you around again.
     
  25. hoyo77

    hoyo77 Well-Known Member

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    I have had my iHeat for about a month maybe a little longer now. I love this beast! flavor is nice, i can chase clouds if i want, can even muster a little dab when i feel like it. Dont use temp mode, i am a straight wattage guy. The mod i use does not even support temp mode its wattage only. my range is from 27 to 35 depending on the flower. Glad i got mine may need to pick up a spare, my GF has been looking at it like its hers!!!
     
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