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Puffco Peak

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by duff, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie.

    Sent ya a message
     
  2. Todai

    Todai Well-Known Member

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    Glad I didn't buy the cup from EQ.
     
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  3. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Eternal has opaque inserts available now.
     
  4. freddiegibbs

    freddiegibbs New Member

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    Loving my Peak so far but would love it even more if I had the option of a quartz cup. Was gonna go with EQ until I read the trip reports here. Guess I'll just keep waiting, maybe Puffco will drop one eventually
     
  5. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    I think someone said the quartz inserts were thin but the ones they were showing off on their IG the other day looked really beefy, especially the opaque ones. They've probably already changed the design.
     
  6. Odoggy

    Odoggy New Member

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    I had the exact same issue. The glass wouldn’t seat properly so a lot of extra air was coming in. Took two weeks until I got a replacement. Email turn around times were three days or more. Their support is awful. That said, the replacement glass works well and it’s a great little gadget when it works.
     
  7. Littleshed420

    Littleshed420 New Member

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    Had to join to give my two cents.

    Peak is a good unit, works well and convienently discreet. I dig it.

    The bad, is the unit has zero support, took a week to get a reply on how to clean the atomizer. Was suggested to soak it in iso, I used a natural solution (DC glass cleaner) began to use aqtip to clean around the ceremic heating/plate when it broke.

    Now my $500 Canadian unit is down due to a broken .10 piece. And probably 2-3 weeks turn around on a replacement that I have no clue if they have, if I'm expected to purchase or if it's warrantable based on their stellar support.
     
  8. Hoosier

    Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    Why did you need to clean your plate?
     
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  9. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie.

    they also just posted a video of it producing huge clouds on the lowest setting so who knows... The opaque ones have the bottoms premade and then sealed on there so those are definitely gonna be thicker
     
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  10. Littleshed420

    Littleshed420 New Member

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    Around the outside of the plate over time there is buildup. I wanted it to be ''new clean" so contacted puffco for advise on how to clean. They suggested soaking the entire removable atomizer, I did and still had some buildup on the corners of the metal. Anyways tried to get a q-tip on those spots and eventually the plate came loose.

    Plate has 2 wires that come off it, fairly simple design but Uber cheap construction/hardware for a $500 rig. I would guess a .20 cent part from China.

    I also grabbed 3 eternal quartz dishes and a top.. can't really say it's a vast improvement, think money would be better spent on the recycler/bubbler to gain functionality.
     
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  11. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Did you feel like the Peak needed vast improvement out of the box?

    Did you get the opaque quartz?
     
  12. Littleshed420

    Littleshed420 New Member

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    Overall was/am happy with the peak so far. Does the job... Just $$$ for what your getting.

    I went with just plain ol quartz and a cap. Can't say I noticed a vast change in flavor or hit size vs ceremic and cap from puffco.
     
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  13. anasrzi

    anasrzi Well-Known Member

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    In general do most people with a peak and the ceramic and Quartz cups prefer the Quartz hits over the ceramic for flavour? As with most things we dab on there is a set list of the best to worse materials to dab on.

    Would be good to see puff co offering varieties of cups to use, missing a trick there for potential sale add ons, just saying :rolleyes:.
     
  14. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Just speaking for myself, I prefer the ceramic. (especially when kept clean.).
    The quartz is easier to clean and restore like new, but the ceramic for whatever reason tastes best to me.
     
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  15. Hoosier

    Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    Build up of concentrate? Are you letting it boil over the top of the cup?
     
  16. Littleshed420

    Littleshed420 New Member

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    Nope. Just from use over time, I've had my unit for about 2 weeks. It wasn't at the point of no return kinda dirty I just like to keep my toys clean.
     
  17. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I have done about a couple dozen sessions with waxes and Shatters.
    I followed the directions, and when the hits were done, I used the Q-Tips to
    wipe the ceramic cup out, while still moist and hot.
    My cup looks like new inside.
    I am cautious to never take hits when the flavor has diminished, or when I see the cup contents bubbling down slowly... indicating they are about to "skin over" the meniscus.

    me·nis·cus
    məˈniskəs/
    noun
    Physics
    noun: meniscus; plural noun: menisci
    the curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube.
    actually meeting the cup, and causing dried up concentrate to bake onto cup's interior.
     
  18. Littleshed420

    Littleshed420 New Member

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    My cup is new too, try and keep the whole rig prestiene just evenin up with some residue below the ceremic heating plate, collects around the metal/openings.
     
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  19. ChrisCana

    ChrisCana Well-Known Member

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    Mine died after just a few uses. Got it and fully charged unit until pulsing white lights were off. Got a few good uses out of it and then it wouldn't turn on (no lights, vibration, or anything). When plugged in I get pulsing white light for an hour or two and then it stops pulsing. I can long-hold to turn on when plugged in and triple click to get battery status when plugged in but status is always flashing red no matter how long I charge (still flashing red after overnight). Once unplugged, unit will not turn on, fire, give battery status, or respond at all.

    No response from support yet. Not a great experience considering my very expensive new peak lasted about 8 hours.
     
  20. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Advice that was given to me by a member in this thread:
    Check the atomizer.
    I did not take atomizer apart (do not know how)... but I fiddled with the atomizer... made sure connection was clean, then rescrewed it in firmly, and my unit worked from then on.
    Once after that I experienced a day when the Peak would blink red 3 times when I tried to heat it up.....
    I unscrewed the atomizer, put it back firmly, and unit now works again like a charm.
     
  21. ChrisCana

    ChrisCana Well-Known Member

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    Where did you all order quartz cups for peak? I see many talking but cant find an actual link to buy them. I have to wait for a warranty repair on my peak (dead battery) so figured I would order a new cup while I wait. I checked the eternal quartz page but didn't see anything specifically listed for the peak.
     
  22. Hoosier

    Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    I am using a modified hunipot. Others have tried enteral quartz via instagram. All in the past few pages
     
  23. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie.

    i notice below the heating plate there is condensed vapor building up but i just soak it in iso overnight and it looked brand new.


    Side note: Paid $60 for an enternal cup insert last tuesday and was told “please wait 2-5 days for tracking” still have not recieved any word or any insert.

    Ive been using glass inserts in the meantime... I dont find a noticeable difference in flavor or production of vapor between the glass and ceramic. It did take a few uses to break in the glass though im thinking the annealing flame or kiln might have had something to donwith that though
     
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  24. SMODomite

    SMODomite Well-Known Member

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    Just a headsup, I had a nightmare a while ago trying to order a Eternal banger and insert, after 2 months I finally got a refund but no banger or insert. The only luck I have had with getting Eternal inserts is buying them through other headshops rather than direct
     
  25. freddiegibbs

    freddiegibbs New Member

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    I posted here for the first time ever on Saturday to say I was loving my Peak but wish I had some quartz for it.

    When I tried using the Peak later that day, I got the rainbow of death. It would not heat at all. I unscrewed the atomizer out of the base, and realized the plate was detached as described above. Just fell right out, with 2 flimsy little wires.

    I contacted Puffco that same night, anticipating that I'd probably have to wait a while for a response. But I honestly don't have much confidence in this company right now, based on my experience with the device and the reports I'm reading. I love this thing when it works, but why should I expect a replacement to be any more reliable? Thinking about getting my credit card company to just help me facilitate a return, and go back to my Cloud Evo until they figure out how to make this thing work.
     

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