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Leaving the Volcano on?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by lepstadder, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. lepstadder

    lepstadder Well-Known Member

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    How long do yall leave it on?

    When I was in Amsterdam they left them on for like 10 hours strait over there.

    I try and shut mine off whenever i rememeber but it has never benn on for more than 2 1/2 hrs?

    what about you guys?

    What are some of the longest stretches yours has been on?

    and how long on average per session?
     
  2. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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    mine is on for hours at a time, when in use.
    a few times, i've woken up to find i never turned it off the day before.
     
  3. SometimesY

    SometimesY Well-Known Member

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    I often heat mine up, pull a bag, and then turn it off and put it away, when I'm just grabbing a bag for myself. That's not generally the best thing for heating elements. My feeling, though, is that the vibe pump is going to die before the element does. When I know I'll pull a couple of bags within an hour or two, I'll leave it on, but rarely longer than that.

    Conventional wisdom says that it's better to leave it on, rather than heat it up, cool it off, and heat it up again. I wouldn't think that leaving it on for many hours is the best idea, either, though.
     
  4. trouble ethyl

    trouble ethyl Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the longest i've left mine on was 3 hours. I usually vape 2 -3 bags then turn it off. So it's usually not on longer than 45 minutes. Also, I have a Digital, so it auto shuts off after 30 min of inactivity making it hard for me to leave it on for long periods of time. I've heard tales of people running them just about 24/7 with little to no problems, but who knows.
     
  5. stinkmeaner

    stinkmeaner Well-Known Member

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    When you look at the inside of a Volcano you can see that there is not much to go wrong, especially the classic model. The only major parts to wear out are the pump, thermostat, and element. The pump might fail after so many hours but heating elements by design last a long time, they are just electrically charged wire encapsulated in a thermally conductive material. As for the thermostat, it seems to be a bi-metal unit in the Volcano which will eventually wear out due to expanding and contracting but this would be over the course of many, many years.

    My conventional wisdom says not to leave any vaporizer on all day in the case of causing a fire, it scares me when I read about people doing this with there PD.
     
  6. trouble ethyl

    trouble ethyl Well-Known Member

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    that's how i feel. i really don't want to come home to fire trucks and then have to explain to the cops why my drug paraphernalia started a fire. :o
     
  7. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    When you say, left it on, do you mean left attached to current? I don't have a classic, and one of the things I dislike about the digital is that if you don't use it, it will shut off. Is there some trick I've missed? Could I do something to make it "Stay On"?
     
  8. arthritisbites

    arthritisbites Well-Known Member

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    All right people, looks like it’s been about nine years since the last post. I hope someone has left their volcano on that entire time and can report that it is still going strong…Waiting...
     
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  9. bellas

    bellas Well-Known Member

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    I leave mine on 24-7 I use it at all hours of the day/night never had a problem. Two years strong.
     
  10. arthritisbites

    arthritisbites Well-Known Member

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    That’s why I’m considering trading in my digital for a classic. I hate the automatic shut off. On the other hand, I don’t want the house to burn down...Not sure how risky it actually is to leave it on continuously…
     
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  11. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Me too...I'm a big boy and can chose what and for how long I leave my household appliances running.

    Its my only objection to my Digit.
     
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  12. arb

    arb Well-Known Member

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    From five am to midnight daily.............
     
  13. arthritisbites

    arthritisbites Well-Known Member

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    Got the classic about 2 months ago, gave my sister the digital. Everyone is happy.

    It’s on an outlet timer, it turns on at 4:30am so it’s ready for me at 5 AM, turns off at midnight in case I fall asleep and forget. Thank you technology!
     
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  14. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    I say the last one to leave Maui should turn the volcanoes off...just saying. :lol:
     
  15. arb

    arb Well-Known Member

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    For real...........funny how the next step forward(digital)was actually a step back for some.
     
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  16. arthritisbites

    arthritisbites Well-Known Member

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    A step back to the point where I had just stopped using the digital volcano completely and was using my mighty as my daily driver because the auto turn off was such a pain in the ass. I love the volcano, but it really does need a good 20 minutes to heat up properly, and I just don’t have the time to wait for it.
     
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