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Question for Volcano users

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by carfo, May 6, 2014.

  1. carfo

    carfo New Member

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    I've had mine for about 4 years now and I use it often, but I'm wondering how long it's safe to keep it powered on while it's not in use. I did read the official FAQ and it says something like, in general, only have it on if you're using it. But most of the time I use it, it's on for a good 4 hours because I never think to shut it off because I fill up bags probably once every 30 minutes or so. I've actually left it on overnight at least twice by mistake where it was on for a good 7 hours and I really thought I had burned out the heat mechanism inside or something but it's still working well. I'm just going to start shutting it off when in between bags because it really doesn't take that long to heat up, I use it on the 5 1/4 line, and I want it to last. Plus I use the large turkey bags which are much bigger than the standard size official ones. I'm just curious if people shut it off once they've filled the bag or if they leave it on. I always just thought it was better for the volcano to stay powered rather than being turned on and off every 30 minutes roughly.
     
  2. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    I can't pretend I'm an expert, but in my experience (decent amount of it) with my friends' volcanos, should be fine to keep on for an hour or 2, and both guys I know who have one have left it on overnight- and they're still kickin out on 7.75 (only setting we use) after like 3/4 years. Nevertheless, I'd be pretty protective of my high dollar investment and only keep power on for an hour or so :2c:
     
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  3. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    When I use mine it's powered on from when I wake up to when I go to sleep. I used to not power it off at all, I had this habit to puff balloons in the middle of the night.

    I like to keep it at the maximal temperature, I don't want to wait and I don't like playing with power buttons all the time.

    I bought it 6 years ago and it's still good as new after years of running hot all day.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2014
  4. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Im a Rastaman not a Dreadlock

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    I've left my Volcano on over night (accidentally) a few times and it still is working great
     
  5. Amazingkaddycap

    Amazingkaddycap Well-Known Member

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    Left mine on overnight twice as well, kept it on during the length of my sessions. Still works after 5 years
     

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