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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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    So does mine. Sorry to break the bad news, jam, but this means you'd better ship your Pax to me for testing to be sure it's safe for you to continue using. Hurry, it might already be too late. Don't forget to include a supply of testing material. Hang on, I'll get you through this.
     
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  2. wiggles

    wiggles Active Member

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    Good news! Let everything soak for about 1.5 hours in 91% ISO and it now seems to be working like a champ (unpacked at least). No more air flow around the light, and the dental pick brushes really helped get rid of the temperature issue. I guess this is like an antique car, it works great, but you need to keep it maintained or it gets bitchy :)

    Will try and talk to some folks about getting something to fill it with and report back. I may even try some ABV just to see if it does the same thing it was doing.

    As for the lubricant... does anyone know where pax HQ puts it? Is it around the spring? On the little slidy part on the mouthpiece? The very tip of the stem on the mouthpiece?
     
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  3. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    No, I just got that part wrong, my bad, I wasn't staring at a ready to use pax when I posted. My green full charge light is solid, but the heating light is pulsing.
     
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  4. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Does this mean I won't be getting my your Pax?
     
  5. Dillon Lee

    Dillon Lee New Member

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    Thanks for sharing this! I am doing some flying this Christmas and I was worried that my PAX would be confiscated by the airline. Did you keep it in your checked bag or carry on??
     
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Honorary Wookie

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    Got my Pax today and thats pretty awesome, then I noticed a smell from the cooking chamber. It smells like tuna??? I did a burn 10 minute off on high before using and I have cleaned it. I don't smell anything when the chamber is empty and set to high. Has anyone ever encountered anything like this??? By the way, I ordered this off Ebay and the listing was labeled as new, but at this point im questioning that very much so. May just be time for a return.

    I have been using the same herbal blend with my EQ and it doesn't smell anything close to tuna nor does the dry material.
    :huh:
     
  7. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    No problem. I was very nervous but it turned out to be no problem whatsoever. Just clean it as best you can. It won't even smell :-).

    I put it in my Checked in luggage and I separated the mouthpiece from the unit so they wouldn't be able to activate it unless they found both pieces and knew what to do :-).
     
  8. Live-N-Learn

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

    Imagine a TSA worker goes 'Hey, its a Pax without the mouthpiece. Where is the mouthpiece sir?'
     
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  9. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Hahaha, that would be awesome. But they would have to call me off the plane, it was the checked baggage LOL :-). But it was also clean :-). It was no problem. :-).
     
  10. wiggles

    wiggles Active Member

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    You could try summer's eve, i hear its great at removing tuna smells ;)
     
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  11. AkCrimson

    AkCrimson New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have finally decided to go combustion free, and I figured I would start it off right and go for the gold. I just ordered my purple Pax today, and I am beyond excited!

    I do have a question, how often do you recommend cleaning? I did read through this thread, but forgive me 243 pages was a lot to cover so I am sure I missed this somewhere. I will be a daily user, probably 2 sessions a day, sometimes more.

    Thanks all!
     
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  12. Live-N-Learn

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

    Great choice on the color. :)

    I would clean it every 3 days if I wasnt so tired after working. I clean it every weekend, once a week. If you are truly lazy, or dont have ANY time to yourself, then blow into your mouthpiece before each use from the metal side and scrape the edges of your oven every couple of days to make sure you get good clouds and not 10x baked buildup.
     
  13. wiggles

    wiggles Active Member

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    I tend to be the type who heats it up, takes two puffs, and then puts my pax away. So I usually give it a thurough cleaning after every bowl pack. You will want to get isopropyl, pipe cleaners, and dental picks for cleaning. In your case if you're doing a full session and emptying the bowl, id say clean it every other day maybe? That could be a bit much.
     
  14. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Honorary Wookie

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    Sad but LOL. I think im just going to return it. I cant bear to use it again with that smell. :disgust:
     
  15. Live-N-Learn

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

    Its odd you say that because I had someone tell me it reeks really bad with that doo-doo looking face. I smelled something when I first started using it also, but nothing in recent memory. Anyone else smell anything odd? All I can smell is finely ground high grade these days. :)
     
  16. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Honorary Wookie

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    Anyone ever use mint or some other type of tea with the Pax? Maybe I can freshin the ol' girl up. :brow:

     
  17. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    I've had my Pax on the nightstand next to my bed and noticed the oven "reeking" in a not so pleasant way after I had run it a couple of times and the load inside was toasted. I am sure that was what I was smelling was the ABV in the oven because I put my nose up to it to see if that was the smell. It wasn't "tuna" but it did have a funk to it that most noses might not be able to pinpoint for description purposes. I imagine your bud strain/smell will determine what odors linger. I did not smell that "funk" when I was using a piney sativa that didn't have a funky smell to it. This blackberry kush sure has some funk though. Maybe the previous owner was running some skunky bud through it. Hard to say if you bought it from Ebay. I don't think it would be the pax itself, based on the lack of reports of bad pax odors.
     
  18. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Honorary Wookie

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    It doesn't seem to be the Pax. I've been running it on high for about 20 minutes with an empty oven and there is no stink. It's just odd to see such a difference in smell from one vape to another.
     
  19. Live-N-Learn

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

    When my friend smelled the odor it was during use. I think you might be right with the different bud strains and when they burn the odor they produce, along with the abv caked inside burning yet again.
     
  20. blasteryui

    blasteryui New Member

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    Hey guys just a question about the pax.. I see most people are using the high setting, which I am too. To be honest I'm not getting that high off of this, has anybody done anything to the screen? Have you poked holes or made a new one, i know they made the screen a certain way for this pax, and i find it really hard to pull through. I've seen videos of people getting some decent clouds of this thing and like I'm not getting those results, maybe if I packed the oven full I would, but then i feel like i'm wasting weed i thought this would save me weed to be honest.
     
  21. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    You are pulling too hard.

    If you want to know more try reading the thread or even just searching it for "hard pull".
     
  22. blasteryui

    blasteryui New Member

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    I've read quite a bit of the thread, but man there's about 243 pages, that's a little much just to learn how to use this device properly. I've tried slow pulls too, but how long should they be, mind explaining?
     
  23. wiggles

    wiggles Active Member

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    Think less in terms of being able to freely pull, and think more like a really tightly rolled joint. You have to pull slow and steady.

    Also, if you're concerned about saving bud, make sure you start on the low setting first, and stir occasionally. Once you get nothing out of that, then move up to medium and repeat, then move up to high.
     
  24. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    I know it's 243 pages, that's why I said search for "hard pull". This is explained in detail in several posts.

    Basically, if you feel resistance you're pulling too hard. It's by design and messing with the screen is not a solution. How long you should pull is up to you.
     
  25. ILoveCollege

    ILoveCollege Yeah.. F* Combustion..

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    I tell myself I am in a competition for the longest and slowest inhale..

    Another way to check and see if you are doing it right is exhale shortly through your nose as you are inhaling.. I have found that I can check myself and make sure that I am doing it right.
     

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