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Silver Surfer Vaporizer

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

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  1. Flow

    Flow Member

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    Hey hey !
    Just got my SSV tonight ! warming up time here ^^
    It's been stuck a while at custody but it eventually arrived.
    I got a standard glass HC with wand as expected. Color is Rainbow zen with dark green stand.
    I allthougt got the full DDave mod, with a very fast time delivery, well packed, everything fine ! Thank you @DDave !
    My first impression is "wow ! what a taste !!!" ^^
    Now waiting for the 7th floor adds… aroma top, spherical and ground glass, HC, full whip kit…

    Time for learning curves…
     
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  2. Flow

    Flow Member

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    Hi again !
    First, i'd like to thank any of you who did recommand the SSV along this tread… This thing ROCKS !!! Full MEDICATION, Full Flavor ! I started using SSV "at 2 O'Clock", just to be sure it works, now i'm more around 12h15…
    I re-discover my outdoor strain ! Used to be smooth and not that potent as i combusted it…
    now is… wow ! couldn't expect that from it !!! Surprising ! Taste and medication are really clearer.
    I got my last order couple of days ago, Thanks a lot to @7thFloorVapes staff for fast delivery and perfekt condition of the items delivered ! Spherical ground glass is my go-to vape now ! easyer to start with than with standard glass. ABV was same color as my tobacco with standard glass, now it turns a bit browner and i even lowered temp ! but no combustion ! Great !!!
    Vapor is thin compared to my e-cig vape, but still visible for 3 or 4 hits. After is "popcorn" taste… or "morning-roasted-bread" taste...
    Aroma top is althought a usefull item ! No smells at all ! just difusing lavander oil extract full house

    Now time for some questions…
    - A BUBBLER / RECYCLER with the SSV is a real implement for filtration of the very small particles or is it only the "bong" way to Medication ? I never tested that on a vaporizer.
    - A STUCK GROUND GLASS JOINT, how do you deal with that ? On micro-dosing kit from @DDave , i made an error trying to place the whip on assembled micro-dosing kit, and pushing… and now i can't re-open the "micro-dosing" chamber… next time, i'll use and abuse with bees-wax on ground glass joints, but for now, do i have to throw it away and forget it or is there something to do to magicaly unlock/unfreeze that stuck ground glass joint ? Any tips and advices ?
    - Any video tutorial to use @DDave Mod on SSV ? especially for the use of the screen baskets ?
    - LAST POINT ABOUT GRINDING SIZE, i'll try grinding a bit less "fluffy" to make my sessions last more than 3 hits ^^… Am i right about that parameter ?

    Thanks again,
    enjoy your vap' sessions as i enjoy mines for a week or so by now !!! :love:
     
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  3. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    Sorry to hear about the stuck glass.
    In order to unfreeze the glass, you may need to freeze it... literally.

    First try freezing just the glass pieces. Bottom of the freezer is the coldest. Give it enough time to freeze. I always overdo the time at about 3 hours.... usually ends up being more... then allow the pieces to go back to room temp and see if you can rock the pieces apart... don't twist.

    If that doesn't work, freeze the pieces in a plastic cup with enough water in it to cover the glass. Let it freeze solid. Then remove from freezer and allow to thaw. Again try to rock the pieces apart.

    Hope this works!
     
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  4. Flow

    Flow Member

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    Hi @DDave, no problem, my mistake… "learning curves" ^^
    Kudos for these tips, i'll try this today ! Hope this will work !
     
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  5. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    Been there myself. :ugh: That's how I discovered the freezing technique.
     
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  6. Flow

    Flow Member

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    \o/

    Freezer for 3 hours or so, a bit more i guess…
    I let it warm to room temperature… nothing…
    turn vitro-ceram on, place it onto for a couple of seconds, t'il i could barrely not handle it because of heat, and… POP ! lateral slow and smooth mooves et voilà !!!

    Thanks again @DDave for your good advices ! I've made a step forward in my learning curve today !
    How to unlock ground glass joints !
    well, i guess i've been extremely lucky on this one, time for bee waxing all my male ground glass joints !
    15sec heat on my hob, then cover each with a very small amount of wax and DONE !
     
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  7. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    Whenever I have had stuck glass, all I have needed is friction. Grab one or two pieces of rubber. Like a Thera-band or something. You're done.
     
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  8. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    beeswax :nod:
     
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  9. acolyte

    acolyte Member

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    I found heating it up can help, or cooling it down, just changing the temperature of the glass. I find my SSV works very well with both coarse and fine ground herb, but I only have the standard ground glass, no mods.

    Flavor is great huh? Try lowering temp to perhaps 10-11 for the first few hits, really gives you a flavor explosion. Then you can turn it up and wait a min and it should be hot enough to finish the bowl. You can also save your avb and vape it later for sleepytime effects this way, as recommended by ddave.

    I'm waiting for a video tutorial on the ddave mods myself as well.. I'll contribute when I get the cash to buy one.

    Regarding bongs, etc.. I have tried several.

    - 7th floor bubbler, I like this one but it's awkward to place on the table. People new to the vape get really confused about how to hold it, it's just a weird shape, but works well
    - 18" beaker bong, no percs, I also like this one, but it's a bit big to always be moving around
    - 8" straight fab with disc perc, this one probably works the best

    Overall though, I don't like using water with my ssv. It's harder to dial in the taste/temperature, especially at first. When I tried it dry, I never went back to using a water tool except a couple times to test it. I have now used it many many many times dry. It's not too harsh, especially if you try the first hits at 10-11 like I said.

    For now, you can test it with ANY bong with a 14mm downstem by placing the tubing directly into the downstem of the piece. One of the things I really didn't like about using a bong, though, was so much to do with your hands. Pull out the ground glass from the ssv, pull the tube from the bong to clear it like pulling a bowl, making sure you don't tip it, or drop it, etc... just too much for me. Way more complicated than dry or combusting in a bong, ruins the zen experience for me :mental:
     
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  10. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    Glad to help and happy that another piece of glass was successfully saved!!!
     
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  11. jeffp

    jeffp psychonaut

    Lately I've been opting for smaller quantity bowls in my standard model, putting in a little bit more than a one hitter for smoking if you can imagine. I'll get about 3 very good massive hits without any harshness. For me that's the way to go for personal usage.

    Thanks again for pointing out an obvious oversight regarding keeping the wand in clean condition.
    This was my first vaporizer purchased maybe ten years ago and it's still maybe my favorite as a definite maybe.
     
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  12. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    My ssv just keeps getting better, even after all these years :tup:

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    Another lsv accessory.

    :cheers:
     
  13. Flow

    Flow Member

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    Hi there !
    Nearly 2 months with my beauty… Had to come back to talk a bit about learning curves ^^

    First, DRAW.
    Main point here when everything is clean. Too slow and you finish combusting after sending big big clouds… to fast and you end up with a yummi but light medecine time.

    Second, DISPOSAL.
    With or without bubbler is not the same... bubbler gives me a clearer and smoother draw, but i tend to prefer the "basic whip draw". With a good screen and a "not-so-fluffy" material, it IS nice. Bubbler comes after, when the screen tend to clog a bit and i'm too lazy (or late) to clean it ASAP ^^
    @DDave mods are so efficient i only use thoses now... Just check the pic i took a week or so just before soaking all that glass into ISO...
    Just a pic after, you have a clear look of my Ddave microdosing setup...

    Third, TEMPERATURE.
    Started at 1h30 / 2h at the knob... and now i'm on 10h30 / 11h. More flavor and i get medicated anyway with that beast ! So i go full flavors ^^. Might depend on the strain used… i need to do deeper searches…

    Whips ! there you can see how i used these… standard was not my prefered as i began, round glass was way easyer to use, and Ddave mod is the one in use nowl !
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    Ddave mod with rim and rimless baskets. clean, usefull, efficient. nothing to add but "perfect" !
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    And a "family picture…"
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    As you can see, i purchased a OMNIVAP TI XL on 4/20 sales (with a M4MW and a M4AF ^^).
    It tend to become the perfect companion for any of my mooves… with a single jet torch lighter under 3 bucks. I burned my mosfet as i tried to do some electronics, so waiting for the next one to arrive for my induction heater.
     
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  14. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    How are you loading this? Very cool!
     
  15. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    It's got an arizer-style basket screen in the tip, I just suck to fill like my standard gg wand :tup:
     
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  16. Raskin666

    Raskin666 Doom Walrus

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    It doesn't fall into the LSV heater cover? (The material)
     
  17. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Unless I am really cranking the heat and not managing the heat/draw rate I have never had a problem with what grokit is suggesting even when it falls (often) onto the heater screen. As a safety you could always turn down the heat a notch or two too.
     
  18. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Sometimes a little falls in, never very much and no biggie just blow or tip it over it falls back out :science:
     
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  19. TheMasterBlaster

    TheMasterBlaster ____Non-Smoker____

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    I know the answer is probably somewhere in this thread, but...

    Does the element wear out eventually? I don't seem to get the hit that I used to and it seems like only the top half of the ceramic glows red.

    Do they need to be replaced eventually? I leave mine on for hours...
     
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  20. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Eventually they wear out.
    Mine was on for 5 years straight... then it was in an evidence locker for two years, and now it has been on 24/7 again for 2 years.
    I am starting to notice that the red glow is up higher than on my newer SSV (also on 24/7), which has 3/4 of the rod "aglow" The older SSV now has only the top half of the rod "aglow", but it still works wonderfully.
    I have cranked it up from 12:30 to 1:00 on the dial for good hits.
     
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  21. TheMasterBlaster

    TheMasterBlaster ____Non-Smoker____

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    Does anyone know who sells the ceramic rod?
     
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  22. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    I think at one time 7th Floor sold them but I am not a 100% sure about that.
     
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  23. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  24. TheMasterBlaster

    TheMasterBlaster ____Non-Smoker____

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    I don't see anything at 7th Floor...

    Is it even replaceable?
     
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  25. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    It is not for sale on their website. That is why I suggested :
    Contact the 7th Floor rep here on FC, or email them or call them.
    I like calling best.
    (866)835-6418
     

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