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Discontinued Purple-Days Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Purple-Days, May 16, 2008.

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  1. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    @IAmKrazy2 @SSVUN~YAH

    I shall start the build tomorrow! It's been too long. I'm finally somewhat settled into the new house. I'll try to post progress pics as I go. Wish me luck! It's a beautiful satinwood body.

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  2. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Awesome MC79. I can't remember what type of wood it was for sure, but i am almost positive i was the only one who got it, and i believe it is the only Pandora Tom made without a logo on it. It was a special request, and although he said he couldn't do it at first, he surprised me with that beautiful no logo unit. You could check my posts in the Pandora thread and i likely said what it was there.... maybe Maple?

    Edit. I don't believe it is Satinwood
     
  3. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Couldn't find it in the Pandora thread. Could it be silver maple? Looks similar to my HI.
     
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  4. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Silver Maple sounds right. Let me check old emails for you too...

    Edit. Found it in a 2010 email. @Madcap79

    "Just turned a nice piece of figured maple yesterday. I've got to get it bored, but it will make a nice looking Pandora for you."

    Direct quote from my email. I also found the email where i was told no logo was not an option. But he hooked it up anyway.
     
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  5. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Thank you sir!
     
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  6. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    Good luck @Madcap79 I'm jealous of your adventure. Thanks for including us!
     
  7. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Alright everyone, here we go. First up, the prep on the wooden body. Basically screwing in the power jack and installing a couple screws for the wiring. Nothing major. I didn't use wood glue as is suggested in the instructions. I wanted to be able to go back in and service the unit easier, if needed.

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  8. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Alright. Here's the second round. I assembled it but did not close out the bottom. It seems to be running a little cool. I get little clouds when running with the stock wall wort. I'm not sure if having the bottom closed out would make a difference? I seems like it introduces more air through the holes where the wires go through. So I have been hitting it flat on a piece of the leather to try to minimize extra airflow. I must admit, I feel pretty damn good right now. So, obviously its working to a degree. My myrtle unit put out larger clouds and seemed to darken the herb more. Could be wood species as well? Hope this isn't overkill with the pictures. Anyway....

    Here are the pieces to assemble the heat exchanger. Basically washers around a tube.

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    Here is my stack up. I went with one extra 'dark fin' washer and one less regular washer.

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    You then tap the flare with a hammer to flatten it out and this created tension on the cross bar to hold the washers in place.

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    You then solder extension wires on to the resistor. Go Blues!

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    You then fold the longer wire back over the resitor and slide it into the tube. Bend the wires thusly.

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    Then slide on the outer sleeve. Photos might be a little blurry. Still working on my photograph game.

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    Slide that into the body. Install the snap ring.

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    Wrap the wires in a U shape around the screws and tighten. Then wrap them around the prongs for the power jack.
    Solder those bad boys.

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    And there you have it. Not too bad of a project. Still wondering about the cooler temp though. I'm trying it with my vvps shortly.

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  9. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Cool of you to do your build step by step and post pictures.. thanks man.

    I didn't think about it in time or I would have sent you a few things before you started like an 18ohm resistor (with no solder in the air path), a center tube screen, etc. :cool:
     
  10. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I was trying to think of a way to mod it somewhat to help prevent charring. It's a beautiful cut of wood. If it chars, it could always become a PD/Aircore. :cool::brow:
     
  11. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Love the pictures.

    I am 95% sure i know your minimal vape issue. All PD's I ever had need a break in period where it is heated for at least a month to fully dry, then your clouds will be bigger. i can almost guarantee this is your issue.

    Also... little jealous i sold this little project away. so glad to see she made a nice home.
     
  12. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I was thinking that as well but forgot to mention it in my write up. PD got me! Haha. You have no idea how happy it made me to get this little treasure. I've come to realize that I'm a log head and I'm not ashamed. :lol:
     
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  13. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    she sure is a looker. i think i sanded her a little years ago but never applied any oil. Have you added anything to the finish yet? One of the best PD's I ever saw, and that was without a finish. She is one of a kind. Not a single other maple unit, or no logo/light unit i believe.
     
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  14. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    It looked a little sanded around the hole on top. I think you can see it in the pics. I haven't put anything on it yet. It's going to look even better after some buzz butter goes on it. Yeah, it's very unique. One of my proudest possessions along with the unit I got from @lwien . I'm not sure I could ever get rid of any of my logs. I have a problem....
     
  15. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    So, after a good heal soaking over night in the stock wall wort, I loaded a stem that I had put a great screen into. I took a pull from my new PD and boom.....just like old times. I guess it did need a little heat saturation! Thanks again @IAmKrazy2 !

    I'll have to post up a movie soon.
     
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  16. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Is the stock 12v?
     
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  17. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Yessir, I believe so. I'll double check in the AM.
     
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  18. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    If it's using the original stock PD wall-wart then it'll output (under a PD load) somewhere around 12.1v to 12.4v (typically) based on the input line voltage.

    Also something to note is these original wall-warts were AC to AC (not AC to DC) voltage. 120v AC in to 12v AC out. As such they won't be compatible with most 12v(DC) accessories like dimmers, etc.

    This is the original wall-wart in question:
    https://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/s...001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&productId=10081

    :2c::peace:
     
  19. KidFated.

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    Good to know!
     
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  20. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    @underdog

    Thanks for picking up my slack.
     
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  21. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Happy to be of service sir! :brow:
     
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  22. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Here's a video. Pretty good vapor! Using @Ratchett 's UD adapter. Woooohooooo! Cut the vid a little short. Sorry. Enjoy!

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  23. lwien

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    ^^ Nice.
    And the PD makes such a nice hand warmer on those cold winter nights, eh?

    I'm kinda missing mine......
     
  24. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    It really does! One of the things I love about log vapes!
     
  25. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    What happened to your PD?
     
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