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Silver Surfer Vaporizer

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

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  1. Ronp

    Ronp Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if they ship to UK, but I love my transformer tubes. I drop everything (my fingers are numb due to chemo and MS); so, no glass leaves my carpeted room. I put an eigth of a teaspoon of baking soda in the water pipe, and I change the water when I remember, which isn't often. There is no nasty smell. I notice when I use the SSV without water, I get herb dust in my mouth from broken down herb as I stur. I doubled the screen, but fine dust still gets through; water filtration solves that problem. Like CalyxSmokr suggested "www.everyonedoesit.co.uk" has everything you need.
     
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  2. Ronp

    Ronp Well-Known Member

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    How come every time I stur a bowl from the SSV I lose herb? It's not like I do it fast: I first poke at the bowl to lossen it up, and then I slowly stur it, and it flys all over the place. I never had to stur my other vapes. I shake, turn, brushed but I have never stured. Am I doing it wrong?
     
  3. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    You might be packing a pretty righteous bowl! It works better for stirring when not so full.

    What I like to do, when the bowl is not hot, is cover the bowl with my thumb while sliding the stir tool inside. Then I twist the stir tool around and my thumb keeps all the bits from flying out.
     
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  4. Ronp

    Ronp Well-Known Member

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    I like fluffy bowls; that may be the issue. Your correct, I fill the bowl 3/4 full with real fluffy herb.
     
  5. stoneloc

    stoneloc Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried smaller bowls? The SSV is designed to work at ~1/3 of the chamber.

    You'll probably get better vapor that way. More is not better here. It's kind of like with cars--gotta have the right air/fuel mixture for the design of the vape.

    If you tried smaller and just don't like it, more power to you, but if you skipped straight ahead to overstuffed bowls you might try a blind test with a friend.
     
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  6. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    Pretty sure 7th Floor has a fatty wand/HC as well if you really want large amounts with less hassle.
     
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  7. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    True...it was even on sale at vapeusa for a bit, if not still
     
  8. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    Ugh I wish they would restock their stuff. Good prices
     
  9. CalyxSmokr

    CalyxSmokr Well-Known Member

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    that is crazy. the stock bowls hold a ton. can we get a quick number crunch on what wand you are using and a weight :o
     
  10. hoptimum

    hoptimum Well-Known Member

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    3/4 bowl is too much. try 1/3
     
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  11. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    I just realized I'm on the 7th floor. Thought I was on 3 for about the last week.

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  12. zor

    zor I hate the kids

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    Just a shout out to the DDave mod family for the SSV, the original mod and the mini version allow me to basically do a one hitter pull. No need for stirring, no problems with dust (I also use water filtration).

    It sometimes takes me a pull or two to set the dial correctly, depends on the cannabis variety and moisture. I can consistently get a satisfactory extraction with perhaps just a little less fully vaped herb along the circumference.
     
  13. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    So my Surfer started unexpectedly behaving strangely. Now only the bottom half of the herb is being heated properly.
    I had the element pulled up a bit almost to the top of the heater cover. Very frustrating and not sure what is going wrong. I just tried pushing the heater element back down a bit, so the air intake lines up with the glowing part of the element.
    Will report back to see if this fixes it
     
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  14. spook2517

    spook2517 New Member

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    Decided to pickup an SSV after stalking this forum a bit; recently made the switch to vaporizing 98% of the time. I'd say the switch has been pretty significant and I've noticed a lot of old black grossness leaving my lungs recently.

    I grabbed a cosmetic seconds SSV due to the price being right. I appreciate that 7th Floor offers these units, along with the high end flashier versions (we can all have something nice). The unit that was selected for my cosmetic second was red & silver with a GG spherical setup. Got to say, I like the setup that came through. As described, there are some scuffs, chips & scratches, but nothing that hinders the performance. I've attached a few pitchers of the setup for review and to give future purchasers an example of the cosmetic seconds.

    Tried the unit once so far and it works great. The tips offered on this thread gave me a great idea or where to start. The unit has provided great vapor from the first hit. Only upgrade I'm adding on currently is @DDave's mod kit for smaller sessions.

    Thanks for all the previous input on the SSV, I found it very helpful and informative.

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  15. hoptimum

    hoptimum Well-Known Member

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    Does the dDave mod work for the spherical setup?
     
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  16. spook2517

    spook2517 New Member

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    That's a great point. Will also need the additional heater cover. Glad 7th Floor gave a 30% off code for reg. Using less material and not passing out is what I'm shooting for. Thanks for the heads up @hoptimum.
     
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  17. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    Use my link as well and see if the discounts stack to 40% like they did during the 4/20 sale.
     
  18. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    At present, only have 18mm GG mod (and 18to14 mini).. no spherical.

    Maybe when time permits, and I get my hands on a Wand... :hmm:

    :rockon:
     
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  19. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    I lost my email with the sale codes. Does anyone remember them? I would like to see how they stack as well.
     
  20. hoptimum

    hoptimum Well-Known Member

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    just for future reference, but the VXL Cloud ELBs fit pretty well inside the Spherical wand
     
  21. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    When I lowered the heating element so that the bottom of the glowing section was lined with the air intake.
    Works like a champ again.
    So apparently your heater element can be too low, OR too high!
     
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  22. Ronp

    Ronp Well-Known Member

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    I was able to smoke/vape resin out of my solo wand before I cleaned it; would I be able to do the same thing with the SSV wand?
     
  23. hoptimum

    hoptimum Well-Known Member

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    even better, since the wand is bigger
     
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  24. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do vape wand hash with a ground glass heater cover wand combo.

    I use organic cotton to hold concentrates, and crank it up a bit.

    There is also a dedicated concentrate heater cover, although I have no experience with it.
     
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  25. DrNick420

    DrNick420 Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell many times during dankruptcy I scraped those wands (solo and SSV) and vaped nothing but that.

    HOOOO BOY did i get toasty.
     

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