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Pax Vaporizer by Ploom

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by frayded, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. TheDudeNextDoor

    TheDudeNextDoor Abiding

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    Concerning the particulates getting into the mouthpiece, I have not experienced that yet, but then I've only had my Pax for a couple weeks so far. I wonder if it might help to put a small bit of cotton underneath the screen. I've also thought of this in terms of making the oven smaller if you want a smaller load since this thing definitely works better when the oven is full. Seems a bit of cotton might help to both filter a bit better any escaping particulates while also allowing the user to utilize less herbs for a full load. Bear in mind, I have not tried this, but I have heard others use cotton in other vapes for similar problems.

    Thoughts?
  2. Xchadb

    Xchadb LongSlowDeath Glass Blower

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    i also noticed the finish was different :( its less slippery wich is great i dont wana drop this thing, but the fact that this thing is made from a solid piece of aluminum, covering its finish and seamless weld is just not doing its justice. it made it less sleek, more ninja, more grip. being a first time owner of the purple one, every time i have sunglasses on it trips me out when i take them off and notice my pax is pure black.
  3. Purrito Purrpants

    Purrito Purrpants Vapurrist

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    I went to the LSU game last night and took a couple of pics.

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    Pax at dusk.
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  4. Sonics420

    Sonics420 Well-Known Member

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    i had a 4 man session with the pax and solo last night with a bunch of combusters.
    man they were stoned!! my cousin loved the pax cuz how stealth it was
    we made a earwax sandwhich and one hit had him keyed.
    they loved the vaporizers, had a great session watchin the gsp fight.
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  5. BittenBagel

    BittenBagel Active Member

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    Always before I open my oven I put my mouth around the bottom of the Pax and suck all the remaining through the lid. It works perfectly and no vapor gets wasted. :smug:
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  6. nomad

    nomad Member

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    I kind of do the same from the mouthpiece end when I finish a session. I close the mouthpiece then slowly draw any remaining vapor thru the closed mouthpiece (I put my mouth over the entire mouthpiece end).

    NOMAD
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  7. nomad

    nomad Member

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    Maybe a small wad of cotton half way up the vapor tube away from the heat? I might just give that a try.

    NOMAD
  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I also am a member of the fraternal order of "Closed Unit Pax Vapor Remnant Suckers"
    I "do" mine from the mouthpiece end, but do not engulf the entire end of the pax...
    I kind of tighten my mouth and purse my lips "small" and grab a few rapid sips from the now inserted mouthpiece end.
    I think we lighten our maintenance duties with this move~
  9. mscm888

    mscm888 Well-Known Member

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    Geaux Tigers! :clap:

    Billy Cannon's Ghost saved our asses last night!
  10. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 Mini Glass Hoarder

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    I would think more along the lines of a small piece of cotton inserted into the mouth piece tube all the way up by the draw hole.
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  11. nomad

    nomad Member

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    I'd be afraid it might get jammed up in there when I close the mouthpiece. At least in the vapor tube I can push it clear thru.

    NOMAD
  12. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    I would not stuff anything in the air tube, it will most likely clog it up, or restrict the draw even further, but do what you want. :2c:
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  13. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    If your guys' sessions are anything like mine, that tiny bit we're talking about is less than 1% of the total vape... I mean how desperate are you???



    I do it too :D
  14. ShipDit

    ShipDit 1%

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    I can't speak for the above posters,but some of us are FUCKING DESPERATE! (Desperate enough to be planning a move to Colorado.....and it's not for the Bronco's games).
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  15. MrNorml

    MrNorml Well-Known Member

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    Same basic underlying disease. Yes, it gets into the lungs with some devices. Cough etc... But I think I'd know if I did get herb into my lungs. I have experienced that, first with the old bat-style 1-hitter I used to spark up, and now with the Solo without screen. Anyhow, consider buying another Pax screen or 2. I do not get anything in my lungs from my Pax I am pretty certain. Except large hits for a considerable period of time. I am using the screen that came with it. I should order another screen to have it prophyylactically for when my Pax screen dies or gets lost. But I have other devices to fill in gaps and I have not ordered spare screens, without which the Pax is no longer functional. Sort of like a Solo glass stem - you have to have an extra or 2... I am not a fan of the MFLB which I do own and have at long last even figured out how to use, but the Pax is heads and tails and in every respect excepting probably sheer conservation of herb, above the LB. I feel it stomps the LB into the ground. I currently personally prefer the Solo through water/glass over the Pax. Look at the Solo thread on this site. Read it while waiting for your new screens to arrive. A lot of people love the Pax and yours is I believe the first post on Pax possibly letting herb get into lungs potentially. Good luck in resolving your conflict.
  16. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

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    Cool JD. I've been searching for the right rubber band, found some rubber band clamps, but wondered where you got that band, looks like a perfect fit.
  17. JDSupreme

    JDSupreme Head of Pot

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    In my junk drawer lol

    Try a craft store maybe?
  18. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    So do I, and it has absolutely nothing to do with being desperate and everything to do with clearing out any vapour that might condense someplace where it will cause trouble.

    Unless you do the same thing nomad and I did (soak the mouthpiece in ISO for a few minutes) you shouldn't be certain nothing is getting through. The Pax results in darker, more easily crumbled ABV that yields more fine particulate, particularly if you use the high temperature setting a lot. I'd bet a lot of money that your mouthpiece has fine particles in it just like ours.

    Stating that the Pax is head and tails above the LB in every respect except conservation is your opinion and you should not present it as fact. Perhaps you haven't read the list I posted in the Pax vs LB comparison thread. Most of the points in that list are fact not opinion. For example, it is a fact that the LB costs about half the price of the Pax. It is a fact that the LB warms up in 3-5 seconds compared to 30-90 for the Pax. Etc.
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  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    It looks like a Broccoli band (rubber band to hold the broccoli)from the supermarket produce section.
    They used to all be blue, but my store uses yellow.
  20. ILoveCollege

    ILoveCollege Yeah.. F* Combustion..

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    For a tool, I broke apart a clothespin, and then sharpened then end where you normally clamp down on it, the narrower flat side, then I flattened the other side. I like this tool because if I lose it, then I have another half to use, and it is dirt cheap to make another. I will post pictures later today if I remember.
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  21. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  22. anon

    anon Member

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    This worked perfectly thank you
    Just kept it in my hands then the car heater and just added a little extra pressure downward and shazam! It popped up saving the night
    I feel extremely stupid for asking this but is it alright to submerge the mouthpiece in water rather than iso?
    Also with this recent concern with particles in the mouthpiece would a simple Cotton ball on top of the mouthpiece of sorts be a simple, however inconvenient, fix?
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  23. Live-N-Learn

    Live-N-Learn Higher, Higher, Baby...

    Here is an update for my purple light/temp light issue.

    This weekend I cleaned my PAX thoroughly, and even so I noticed that this problem does not go away. I mean there is not much more i can do.

    I dip the MP in ISO.
    I use the dental brush around the edges of the vapor tube.
    I use the pipe cleaner around the edges of the vapor tube.
    I use the alcohol wipes inside the MP (use the pipe cleaner to wipe inside it)
    I use the pipe cleaner inside the MP.

    All I did was get annoyed after a 45 minute cleaning.

    I did figure out over the past week, a 99% effective way of bypassing this problem altogether.
    What I do now is I click open my Pax, immediately take off the MP (because I see the temp light and it pisses me off) and then blow into the MP for 3-5 seconds. (After that it goes right to purple when i click it back off/on.)

    Still no resolution but thats the best I got.
  24. Espo

    Espo Active Member

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    Got my replacement Pax this weekend and noticed 2 differences vs. my first one.
    This new one seems to heat up a lot quicker than my first, I never actually timed my first one but this one is noticeably faster at getting hot and turning green.
    Also the draw on this one is MUCH better than my first, this one feels like I am hitting a nice loose joint, which is perfect IMO (verses my first one which felt like I was sucking a thick milkshake through a straw)

    So glad to have the Pax back, I missed it so much the 2 weeks it was away.
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  25. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Good eye mister, you might be correct...veggie bands.
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