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Silver Surfer Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by vtac, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Just wanted to share my latest invention.

    Always had a problem with setting my wand down without spilling or breaking something. And adding a topping of oil/hash became a balancing act.

    After much trial and a couple hours of bending, a cheap DIY wand holder. :science:

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    V1.1 Used a Large Binder Clip, 2" Wide, 1" capacity. Didn't leave much room to insert wand.

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    V2. Large metal piece on a medium binder clip. I cut a piece of SSV hose to aid in friction/grip. Without it I wouldn't trust it to carry the weight. With a smaller clip there is more room to insert the wand.

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    V2 in use. You can insert from bottom and it clips into place. Or slide it down from the top.

    I hope others find this useful. Enjoy! :wave:
     
  2. chimpybits

    chimpybits Well-Known Member

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    From what I can tell on their web page, there is "blue" and "purple" - no dark blue. I think the pink and purple are my fave candidates for my burgundy splatter SSV. I'll be picking up a frog or mushroom poker, screens, and an hc shim.
     
  3. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    There is a blue in the middle and a dark blue all the way to the right which is the one I got.

    Kewl holder...I was trying to make one of those to hold my cell. There are instructions on line. I have thought of putting nails in my nightstand or something similar to a remote control holder. I will get around to it eventually and post pics. I think the nails would work well because you can leave the hose on and that would be its home when not in use. I wanted to make a hole section on the side of my stand for all the glass and whatnots. I did bend a paper clip into kind of in a U shape then pinched in so you can push the glass in and then it is held by the indent in the wand. I just don't trust the sturdiness of a paper clip even though it was heavy duty. The idea itself will work great with a different metal. I was also thinking like those roll balls that hold brooms if they make smaller ones that will work great.
     
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  4. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    Here is my modified SSV, with LSV heater cover and shorty wand, but i must say i prefer the standard heater cover, with the Vapor Bros mini whip. I find that if i only load like a 1/4 full and vape at a slightly higher temp i get the best monster hits, but if i wanna hit it like the LSV, just switch heater covers, I wish I would have gotten the longer wand because the vapor is pretty hot from the shorty wand, also is a pic with my bubbler hooked up to it, sorry cant figure out how to post pics, they will follow soon
     
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  5. Ben Katz

    Ben Katz Active Member

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    Just upload it to postimage.org or tinypic. I'd love to see this setup.
     
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  6. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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  7. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    i UPLOADED LIKE 13 PICS ON IMAGESHCK. JUST CLICK THE LINK, AND YOU CAN GO THROUGH THE IMAGES, ALSO IS 2 OF MY PACKED VAPOR BROS MINIWHIP, PACKED JUST A LITTLE, HITS THE BEST FOR ME

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/48400405.jpg/
     
  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    If you get tired of straight up and down....
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    try a DBV HC and do straight out!
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  9. Dr. Plutonious

    Dr. Plutonious Well-Known Member

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    So after long last and much debate on what vape to buy, I finally picked up a SSV today. They only had the ground glass available, but I was going to order a standard anyways. Regardless, despite the "learning curve" there is supposed to be, it got me and my 2 friends ripped.

    I am very satisfied.
     
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  10. Mendohead

    Mendohead Active Member

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    I have loved mine from day one... 3-4 months later, i still love it. you will too...
     
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  11. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  12. Ben Katz

    Ben Katz Active Member

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    This may be a stupid question but what wand are you using? And what heater cover is that in the first picture?
     
  13. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    (going clockwise)
    1st pic - spherical Ground Glass H/C installed in SSV, LSV H/C in Vito's hand, LSV transfer wand in his other hand.
    2nd pic - LSV H/C in SSV, LSV transfer wand in LSV H/C
    3rd pic - DBV H/C (or SSV ground glass H/C), LSV transfer wand in DBV H/C

    :tup:
     
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  14. Dr. Plutonious

    Dr. Plutonious Well-Known Member

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    I believe that is the wand off of the Lifesaber Vaporizer (also made by 7th Floor).
     
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  15. Cryker

    Cryker Member

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    Can someone link me or write me a good tutorial on how to use this thing, because basically I get 2 or 3 good hits out of this thing with nice clouds then almost nothing, I feel like im doing something wrong, idk if its with pack, how im pulling, or the whip but I tried everything I could think of.
     
  16. Ben Katz

    Ben Katz Active Member

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    Try looking up one of tokinglx's videos on him and his ssv. He taught me everything I needed to know. I only disagree with him not using a grinder and I don't personally like the standard wand either. I find myself getting better hits with my GonG.
     
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  17. Cryker

    Cryker Member

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    Will do idk what the problem is but i dont get that high and only get like 2-3 hits but i have no idea what im doing wrong!
     
  18. Dr. Plutonious

    Dr. Plutonious Well-Known Member

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    I've been having the same problem. I split the bowls with my friend and we generally get 3-4 big inhales each, then nothing.

    I will say that just keep playing around with it. We've been getting bigger and more hits just from practice. We play with the heat, stirring, everything and we are slowly learning.

    I think it just takes time. We got some really brown looking remnants yesterday though, made me happy ;)
     
  19. paidndade

    paidndade Active Member

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    I usually get 3 nice cloudy hits and maybe 1 OK hit. After that though no more vapor comes through!

    After using this about a month I cringe when my friends want to roll soon much wasted weed
     
  20. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    I must be doing something wrong or right since it seems like the wand never runs out of vapor...I toss it in the ABV jar after the taste gets bad. I have my setting at or a little before 12 no water. I fill 1/4 of the wand like was suggested to me ok sometimes 1/2 cause I missed.
     
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  21. Ben Katz

    Ben Katz Active Member

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    I have the same problem/ not a problem as you Dreamerr. Once the ABV gets a certain color I dump it.
     
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  22. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Lol, same here. My SO can hardly finish a wand, it takes us 20-30 hits. Even then it hardly looks brown.

    I've found that you need to ease into the sweet spot. You may not get vapor your first or even second hit, but don't fret, it takes a bit for the glass to heat up and the vapor to start flowing.

    Also as I mentioned before, dialing in a SSV with two separate users hitting it can be counter-productive. The draw speed and the distance your product is from the HC hole makes a big difference.

    And as always, don't forget to stir, stir, stir.
     
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  23. mettle

    mettle New Member

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    Yeah, I don't vape enough that I care to use my weed thoroughly. I use a little weed and also dump it past a certain point. I'll always flush the weed for a new session as well even if I didn't use much of it at first.
     
  24. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Yo two guys and an ssv that have no vape:D. I personally never had to think about using the ssv it came natural to me. Don't fret other vapes that others have no issue with are nightmares to me till I learn them like the solo which all swear have no learning curve. I swear the ssv has none so there you go.

    I think what some of us do natural some have to learn. What was said in the last few posts made me realize you aren't heating the herb properly. Watch a few videos and you will be pleasantly surprised. I didn't watch any or I would recommend one.
     
  25. MotoPsycho

    MotoPsycho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, what he said. If you get thick vapor your first hit, your temperature is too high probably. I find the ssv works best with long steady draws.
     
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