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Make Your Own Solo Gong

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Dr. Soxhlet, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    Every couple of weeks or so I hear about "shortages" at online vape suppliers and people are unable to find that elusive but vital gong for their Solo. Bet most of them don't even know they may already have in their possession the keys to their dilemma. I'm talking about that rather useless thing refered to in the Solo manual as an aroma therapy dish(more like a bowl). If you have a glass blower in your town, why not have him/her convert that bowl to a gong for the Solo. Mine cost only $20.00, works great and looks like this:

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    All it takes is to heat up the bowl and connector (14mm or 18mm) and melt them together. A hole must also be flame punched through the bowl. A screen is added in the herb chamber.
    Any glass blower should be able to do this, maybe cheaper if you already have the connection.
    And you may have an extra 18mm connection already too if you have an EQ or V Tower.
    I know I do:

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    Yes, I believe that broken EQ elbow is 18mm. Guess what I'm going to do with it when I get another Solo Set? When you take your parts in, just make sure they are clean. I seldom throw anything out.
    Sometimes it pays dividends. I know, I built a computer and video game business this way.
    I find that a #113 "0" ring works bestwith this gong because the diameter was a little smaller than my other stems. I also put a couple more "o" rings on the outside to steady it.

    My favorite way to use it is with the Pinnacle Water Tool with a brewers cork and inverted downstem:

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    Many of you may even have a torch and the requisite skills, by all means give it a try!!!

    Happy Vapin'---Hope this helps someone.:science:
     
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  2. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Can't you just use a straight Solo Stem with an O-ring on it ? Serious Question, Not being a butthead or smartass this time around.
     
  3. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    Sure, I've used that method myself. Another way is just a piece of tubing put on the end of the straight stem.
     
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  4. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Thanx Doc, have a solo coming my way in a month or two and want to be able to utilize what I already have on hand. Being overrun with vaporizer accessories and unused vapes at the moment. ...
     
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  5. krusht

    krusht Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Sox - You just stimmed my curious nerve - are you speaking of the Pinnacle Pro, which I hear touted as a wonderful oil vape when used w/their "Water Tool" - Where might I buy the Pinnacle in Ontario? Do you know? I'm really pleased that I found this site - also where on this blog can I let people know of my no-$$$-required seed bank - I have fem. seeds galore!
     
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  6. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    Just look up "Hydro Tube" on ebay. You will find a whole bunch for $30-$40, probably knock offs.
    More info on your seed bank. I don't believe something like that could be listed on this site though.
     
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