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Pax Vaporizer by Ploom

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

  1. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Please post your heat-up times.

    If there is an improved draw then the screen must be different, since that is the most limiting part of the the path. Is the edge of the screen noticeably wavy or have notches? Does it sit differently? Is it now perforated?
  2. Espo

    Espo Active Member

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    I will time it later when I get home from work. I use my Pax exclusively on High but can test the warm up times for all three (low, med, hi) with proper cool down times.

    Talking about the draw -- when I first got my Pax (when they were released) it was VERY hard to draw (still worked and got me medicated) so I contacted VW about it and they sent me out a new oven door to try and it seemed to make a huge difference (went from feeling like sucking a thick milkshake up a straw to a tightly rolled blunt). But this new unit got (replacement) is even easier to draw from, and now is like a loosely rolled joint, and can puff on it like a cigar with ease to produce clouds of vapor.
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  3. lookhigh

    lookhigh Well-Known Member

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    Still no indication from PLOOM when the PAX will be available in europe.
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  4. US_BLUES

    US_BLUES Member

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    Hello World.

    I was wondering if anyone had an extra oven door for the Pax? I am in need and have an awesome device with no oven door now... Not looking forward to combustion
  5. ShipDit

    ShipDit 1%

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    Thems fightin' words. :argh:
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  6. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 Mini Glass Hoarder

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    You can purchase the oven door directly from Ploom.
  7. elevation

    elevation Well-Known Member

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    Annoying to say the least. I have seen the Davinci come and now the Puffit..I am not even slightly interested in both. The PAX seems like the real pocket vape.
  8. FriedClaustrum

    FriedClaustrum Member

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    Wow this thread moves fast! A few weeks ago I posted (my first post) which seemed to re-invigorate the discussion about the mouthpiece/temp light issue. Then we had a hurricane, and when I got power back I was pages and pages behind and now I'm finally caught up!

    Thanks to all who posted about cleaning the spring/spring area. That fixed the problem. But now I have the temp button problem! I have no idea how I got iso in it but I must have. It won't budge, and it's stuck on high, my least favorite. Any pointers on getting this back to normal? I know it's been discussed but I can't find it again.

    Wanted to point out some other things. Someone mentioned a few pages back that all paxes must be slightly different. I think it's more that all weed is different. I had one strain (I was told it was white widow) that seemed really pretty dry... but it just wouldn't work well in the pax at all. It never tasted like anything, and I never got high -- but it clogged the shit out of the pax - was dirty and sticking by the end of the day. The same herb, while not great, did the trick when combusted.

    I also got the sizzle for the first time last weekend... scared the shit out of me. But didn't stop me.

    I did the same thing with having it on in my pocket walking home and wondering "wow who's blazing?" :lol:

    Still love this thing despite the little problems. So great for discreet and portable use - just what I've been looking for for ages. So glad I don't need to use one of those crappy metal cigarette things anymore. :D
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  9. Dammit

    Dammit Well-Known Member

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    Use something like a pen knife to get into the gaps of the temp button and wiggle it back and forth a bit to loosen it up. Resin gets deposited in the gaps between the temp button and gums it up by the iso once it evaporates. You just need to loosen the button a little bit, but be gentle. You can break the button if you push down too hard. I found, after you loosen it up a bit, you can change the temp but it might not click right away. That's fine. The more you use it, the click will come back.
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  10. Echopleks

    Echopleks Member

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    It's here! Ahh the wait is over. :)

    I had a couple beginner questions in this post, but curiousity got the best of me. Packed the oven nice and full, set her to low and 30 seconds later I had my very first vape (ever)!

    Only took a few draws to get a feel - thanks to all of the advice on this (lookin' at you Tweek re: "sipping" ;) ). Gotta say, I'm feeling pretty damn nice off of what would be a fraction of what I'd usually have to combust to feel good. I'm officially a convert.
  11. ILoveCollege

    ILoveCollege Yeah.. F* Combustion..

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    Here is the Arsenal, Lucky - Pax, Grindrite 3 pc, Pelican 1050 outdoor waterproof box (stash box), Toothpick, and custom made Pax tool.

    Today I am on some stuff from a few weeks back, it was a nice nug and I didn't want to break it up.. Oh well. It is treating me well today.
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  12. Live-N-Learn

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

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    Here is my at work Arsenal (notice the damn orange light, I just soaked the MP in iso overnight and cleaned the thing whole again yesterday night.

    I use the pencil eraser to stuff it nice and tight.
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  13. Xchadb

    Xchadb LongSlowDeath Glass Blower

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    when i dont have iso or time to clean all the way, blowing hot air into the mouthpiece while its removed really helps do the trick, esp when its cold as shit outside it gets so sticky and never has a chance to heat up
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  14. Live-N-Learn

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

    Yeah it definitely works but I still feel outwitted by my Pax when I click the MP and see that temp light
  15. Xchadb

    Xchadb LongSlowDeath Glass Blower

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    i know its like how could such a simple device that i enjoy so much, have such an annoying problem
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  16. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    I'm still really happy with my paperclip tool... it's always there when I need it, but it's always out of the way too...it lives inside the MP

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  17. Bluntcrush

    Bluntcrush Director of Vapor Research Labs™

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    Just had this ^ happen to me in the last couple of days and so far the ISO dipped MP seems to do the trick. I ran mad pipe cleaners down the vapor tube and also scraped lightly around the spring area. I was not able to remove it, so I just cleaned around it as best as I could. Had an online chat with Pax CS and they told me I SHOULD NOT remove the spring! So I am glad I was not able to.

    It seems like if that is the area of the sensor, you should be able to do it, but it is a challenge. Fingers crossed that that will indeed fix my issue. Ploom also sent me an address label in case I feel the need to send it back for service...
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  18. Live-N-Learn

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

    I know its kind of unsettling and disappointing.
    (Good thing it works perfectly once heated, I dont mind so much after. lol)

    I have a replacement MP but I dont even wanna use it until I find out what the funk is going on inside my Pax, I am in fear of it being contaminated by the mystical resin/sensor.
  19. Live-N-Learn

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

    Whats the purpose of the clip?
    Is that the tubing the member here was giving out? I want that too :(
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  20. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    that is tubing I already had. The paperclip tool is for stirring and tamping the load. Works great.
  21. llama1892

    llama1892 Aaron Rodgers Afficianado

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    Nothing better than pumpkin bread and some pax!
  22. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's happened sadly...I have to send my Pax back :( Started acting too strange for comfort, even after a good cleaning and I was advised to send it in. Will keep you posted! :rockon:
  23. CarlosSpiceyWeiner

    CarlosSpiceyWeiner Well-Known Member

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    I just sent one of my Paxs in today as well.

    The new one I started using for the first time doesn't seem to hit as hard as the first one.

    I'm not saying I didn't get medicated. It still does that job well

    But I kind of liked those lung busting hits I was getting with the first one
  24. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 Mini Glass Hoarder

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    I was thinking the same thing as I was reading the post. I felt like I stepped into a time warp.
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  25. TheDudeNextDoor

    TheDudeNextDoor Abiding

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