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Pax Vaporizer by Ploom

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

  1. rendole

    rendole New Member

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    Wow, we're in the EXACT same scenario. I ordered my pax on the 29th, shipped out the 31st and I'm using USPS Priority International mail to Canada Ontario. Weird.
     
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  2. xclarryx

    xclarryx Active Member

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    you dont have to use safety pins, i got a wire coat hanger and some wire snips, needlenose pliers have a small metal cutter near the hinge that would probably work too, and cut about a 5-6 inch piece out of the straight horizontal piece of the hanger across the bottom when its hanging up.

    i take the mouthpiece/oven lid off, pop that down my downtube and bam. screen pops right out and i've never damaged my screen in the 3 months ive been doing that technique, so your screen shouldnt get damaged or anything by it imo.
     
  3. VaPeD&CoNfUsEd

    VaPeD&CoNfUsEd JoDa Glassworks Glass Blower

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    I think the original post was referring to the cleaning of the screen rather than the removal.

    I myself find that a pipe cleaner pushes the screen right out with barely any effort.
     
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  4. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    Meh- anyone know what their total charge time is? Mine ended up being just over 2 hours. Is this accurate with some of you? Keep in mind this is from being totally dead to the point where it wont blink on.
     
  5. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    I once put mine in party mode so I could time how long it took to run flat and then how long it took to recharge. It ran for 1 hour 47 minutes and took 1 hour 10 minutes to recharge.
     
  6. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    what heat setting was that set at for the test on party mode?
     
  7. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Good question, I should have mentioned that. It was red (high), because I wanted worst case.
     
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  8. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    well mines taking twice that to charge, should I talk to support again? It seems like your numbers may be backwards? It doesnt really make sense that'd charge faster than you can use it, I feel like it gets about an hour of run for 2 hours of charge- Does any one else know their charge times? Any one care to try this?
     
  9. VaPeD&CoNfUsEd

    VaPeD&CoNfUsEd JoDa Glassworks Glass Blower

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  10. mollee

    mollee Active Member

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    Hmm, I think I need some advice.

    My Pax has been running great, but now I'm noticing something strange.

    When I first turn it on, it starts doing the normal heating process. Then the light will just go to the color of the temperature setting I have it at & stay there. It stops heating. I can usually move it around & get it going again, but then it often goes back to this "frozen" mode.

    Did I accidentally activate some setting, or does this potentially sound like a bigger issue? :(

    EDIT: ok, I was just looking at posts from a month ago, now that I'm having this problem, I understand that many of you have been having the same issue. Blearrghh...
     
  11. VaPeD&CoNfUsEd

    VaPeD&CoNfUsEd JoDa Glassworks Glass Blower

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    Temp light issue is a common problem. Contact ploom and they will send you a few packets of the mouthpiece lube. The lube along with a good cleaning will most likely remedy you temp light issue.
     
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  12. welderboy

    welderboy its 4:20 somewhere.....

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    my pax just took 1 hour 15 minutes to go from dead flat to green.
     
  13. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    Almost two hours on high is an incredible runtime! I suppose it would last longest when run like that but that's still very good
     
  14. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Well no, I'm pretty sure it would last longer if I had used yellow (low). ;)

    You have a point, though. It wouldn't give that much time on green if you did something like turn it off every ten minutes and let it cool down.
     
  15. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    hmmm seems to be the magic number- around 1 hour 5 mins to one hour 15 mins. I wonder whats up with mine... Ill try again tonight
     
  16. terpsfan726

    terpsfan726 Active Member

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    my battery seems to be preforming not so well lately... :(

    i think i will let it get to full charge, time that, then let it run down on medium, timing that as well
     
  17. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    I mentioned before that cleaning the screen with a torch lighter gets it nice and new looking, I was using a pyrex dish as a backing, DONT DO THIS. hahaha... I should have known this, I am stupid. This will result in the dish exploding, not cracking, it will literally violently explode in a hailstorm of glass shrapnel. cheers. The best thing Ive found for this is using a key ring, sliding the very very end of the screen into the ring, and holding it by hand while heating the screen. If it gets too hot, the ring can be hung up and the screen will safely dangle.
     
  18. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    You could use steel wool, a Mr. Clean magic eraser, or a jewelry steam cleaner and not use a torch. Even a good scrubbing with an ISO prep pad will clean the screen nicely. Super heating with a torch can ruin such a thin piece of stainless steel to the point of making it brittle and prone to warping, chipping, or snapping. There is also the hazard of burning yourself or exploding Pyrex dishes.
     
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  19. Wicksy

    Wicksy Member

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    Customs clearance processing complete - Jan 6th - CANADA

    Does anyone remember how many days it was after passing through customs? Also how it ships in Canada. Purolator, Post Office, other method?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  20. terpsfan726

    terpsfan726 Active Member

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    ok, my pax took around 55-58 minutes to charge..

    is that rather short?

    gonna let it drain now on medium


    edit: oh ya, forgot. What is the best car charger for the pax?
     
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  21. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    nice! I wish mine would be ready in an hour, I heard the cobra radar detector worked earlier in this thread. thanks everyone for posting your charge times, that was my first full drain full charge, I timed it to 2 hours almost to the second, popped on green. Are you guys waiting for it to turn green on the charger cradle to record your times, or are you taking it off and checking it before it turns green? Im wondering if the thing just needs a shake... Well we're on round two of charge time testing tonight. I am using a different outlet tonight too :lol: we shall see. We're on 30 mins, I'll let you all know. I
    this made me laugh. Yes torches are dangerous. I agree with the brittle thing, but it is a 3 dollar screen and I prefer just torching it to clean it. To each his own. On that glass adapter, I like my method much better, ill take pics later, its very basic and easy, takes literally 1 second to slip on and off.
     
  22. TheDudeNextDoor

    TheDudeNextDoor Abiding

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  23. Purrito Purrpants

    Purrito Purrpants Vapurrist

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  24. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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  25. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    I've got a couple of these that I actually use as storage for a couple of folding knives. They aren't very pocket friendly, but you could probably huck it at a wall with a Pax inside and it would be fine.
     

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