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The DAVINCI IQ

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Davinci_vaporizer, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this. I'm on the edge and you're keeping me there. Despite all of the bitching about the Grasshopper, they seem more responsive than this. I've had almost no issues with my two 9 month old GH's (SS can get crazy hot). If DaVinci is going to play games, I'll continue to hold off.
     
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  2. Paka-cholo

    Paka-cholo New Member

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    When you guys order spacers I'd probably order a set of two. I had mine for a couple weeks and I already lost the small spacer. They roll away really easily. They are also hard to see. I also put a small chip in mine with a tool so be careful digging them out of the oven. I'm sure dropping them didn't help as they are glass.

    If anybody was waiting for flavor chambers they are in! I just ordered two because again I dropped mine when I first opened the top and it chipped a small corner off the nipple end.
     
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  3. Glass004

    Glass004 Consumer Advocate

    CS does live at DaVinci, my main complaint is the limitations of CS to email responses. Got Vape settles issues in minutes on the phone and it takes much longer with DaVinci doing email. Their response once you got them is now impressive. They are sending me out a return label via email this time, I have already paid for two returns so that is an improvement. They also have sent out a replacement IQ before receiving the defective unit. That is a plus, but seeing how so many problems have occurred, I am due some effort to reduce my wait time for the replacement.

    I am pleased to see I will not have to wait another 3 weeks for this RMA process to replace my IQ. I do love this device and will keep using it even if it is hot to hold. My wrapping with a leather tong has worked well to help reduce the contact heat with the hand.
     
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  4. //////

    ////// Well-Known Member

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    My partner ordered me an IQ last week, and I'm excited to receive it in the next few days.

    I've been reading the past number of pages concerning the issues with some units. I hope get lucky and get a well-functioning unit.

    Right now, I'm using an Air as my portable, so I'm excited to see the differences.
     
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  5. Splorgle

    Splorgle Active Member

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    Just recieved my replacement IQ yesterday! I'm spoiled with the attached pearl. It was a headache trying to keep track of the loose pearl.. The mouthpiece lid sits flush on this unit. (unlike the lopsided first IQ) I'm glad I am done with the back and forth trying to get a pearl post, I'm not touching that damn thing now!
     
  6. Glass004

    Glass004 Consumer Advocate

    Be patient, get the loading technique down proper, and you will have one heck of a good vaping experience. The pure taste is exceptional. The flavor persists throughout the load.

    I think the IQ requires less cleaning than the Ascent. Most of my cleaning is with ISO on an ear swab at the junction of the oven and flavor chamber. Poke and twirl via flavor chamber hole until the swab comes out clean. BTW I then use the dirty ISO swab to wipe out the oven. I do not worry about a super clean white oven.

    Also, I took my dirty flavor chamber and made some hot chocolate with it . I had a really solid night's rest, still feeling the effects the next morning. The flavor chamber treated grass is too resinous to vape in the IQ. It makes a mess. My son smoked some and said it tasted like hash oil, but fuck combustion. I'm making hot chocolate.

    Enjoy!
     
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  7. The Biggest O

    The Biggest O Member

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    Hey DaVinci!

    I purchased one of your Vaporizers (ordered a blue but got a stealth). I did try it and was so happy with it, I decided not to bother returning it. Everything worked great (except the overheating at times, but I can live with it). However, recently I noticed that if I place the unit down on a table, it sort of shuts off. Like without the vibration, it just goes off. I can start it after that and continue using it but was wondering if this is normal.

    Return is not going to be easy as I live overseas. Other than that issue everything works great. Is this going to get worse?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  8. mattyboy71

    mattyboy71 New Member

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    Make sure you tag @Davinci_vaporizer in ur post.
     
  9. Jonah Hex

    Jonah Hex Well-Known Member

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    You are missing out if not putting a nugget in the chamber. After a week of using it every day, take it out and you have a very resinous treat! I just wouldn't vape it in the Davinci. I use my Flashvape for the flavor chamber nugget and it lasts a really long time. BTW, love love love the IQ. Been using it since Christmas daily with no problems. So easy to clean but doesn't seem to need cleaning very often.
     
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  10. cobra505

    cobra505 Defined

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    For sure, now that I've been using it for a while and have gotten all the little tweets and learning curves out of the way I'll will be doing that.
     
  11. jay87

    jay87 Well-Known Member

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    @Davinci_vaporizer

    Zirconia Spacers or Zirconia loading capsules is the future :science:

    The perfect spacer needs to be unbreakable, flavorless, and easy to load and unload.





    IMO the 2 biggest issues I have with the IQ are the unloading of the oven and cleaning of the device. Unloading is annoying, leads to burnt fingers, and it's difficult to clear the whole oven without special tools.



    • Unloading and Reloading:
    Usually my biggest issue with spacers is when I go to reload where do I put this molten piece of glass and how do I move it in order to reload my oven. :shrug:

    If I wait until the oven is cool before reloading it is harder to clear and makes the oven dirty.
    If I reload the oven while it's hot then I burn my hands and I have nowhere to put this spacer.
    This is especially an issue when I'm on the go.


    • Cleaning:
    Cleaning is rather difficult as I prefer to be quite meticulous with my cleanings. Cleaning the oven itself isn't bad, but cleaning the rest of the vaporizer becomes annoying and time intensive.

    The flavor chamber and mouthpiece soaking is OK, but even that takes some time.

    Cleaning the area behind the oven is doable, but definitely a very lengthy proposition.

    Then after cleaning I let the iso evaporate and then do a couple burnoffs, it comes out good as new but i definitely don't enjoy cleaning and I'd say it takes too long to clean for me if this was my only vaporizer.



    Other than those 2 things though, there's not much else that I dislike about the IQ. The heater is quite powerful and still delivers good flavor; the heater does have room for improvement though, when compared to the other components of the vaporizer.

    The metal case, zirconia parts, and replaceable batteries are my favorite parts of the IQ by far. :)
     
  12. cobra505

    cobra505 Defined

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    I was told by Davinci support via email that they would be in tomorrow.

    I take there cleaning brush and wrap a alcohol swab around the end of it stick it in the oven with a few quick twists does a pretty good job.
     
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  13. Vaporcussion

    Vaporcussion Well-Known Member

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    Yes! How many portable vapes can make the claim? This is where it wins.

    Join the club. This is happening to several people including myself. I'm supposed to send it back.

    I've been all over Davinci about this, since the Ascent days. It's simply a pita to dump/reload. Everything you said is true. This is where S&B kicks their ass. I've given my capsule suggestion many times; Davinci clicks 'like" but no word on anything.
     
  14. cobra505

    cobra505 Defined

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    My fix for this issue was that I bought one of those little 3x3 silicon wax dishes. perfect for those little hot items.
     
  15. Davinci_vaporizer

    Davinci_vaporizer Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Are there any features you would like to see us add that would make the app more useful to you?

    We'll do everything we can to make sure you have a great working vape in your hands ASAP!

    A lot of our distributors handle warranties for our products that are purchased through them. PuffitUp, VapeWorld, Got Vape, Vapornation, West Coast Gifts, and POV are all great distributors that provide great service.

    Be careful when you are cleaning the IQ after a session. If the bowl is too warm the plastic bristles of the cleaning brush can melt onto the bowl. Wrapping the ISO wipe around the brush is a great idea though.

    Hey man can you send me DM and describe this a little bit more? Sounds kind of odd.

    We will have more on our website by the end of the week.

    1) Been out of stock for a while, just got the herbs back in stock now waiting on the containers that they are packaged in for shipping. Should be back on the site soon.

    2) New batch of spacers will be up on the site by the end of the week.

    3) Working on the best possible solution for a external casing that meets our brand standard. When its ready and perfect it'll be out.


    Sorry that we missed your e-mail but that is definitely not the case we are always looking to add more accessories and products to our line especially if they are things that you want to see. Currently we are only providing the Medium 4 and 2 piece grinders from SCS. We have may consider other models of their grinders in the future but there are no discussions on that front at the moment as we are very happy with the current grinders we provide.

    As for the warranty. Yes the lifetime warranty for these grinders is available either through us or Santa Cruz Shredder directly.

    That is not normal. It sounds as though the spring in the bottom of your battery chamber has lost some of it's tension. You can continue using it. It will not effect the overall performance of the vape. However it could become more sensitive over time and you may need a replacement in the long run.


    Great feedback! Love to hear it and it helps us improve soo much! If you ever have ideas for accessories products or improvements don't hesitate to let us know!
     
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  16. Pharoh

    Pharoh Well-Known Member

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    The Davinci IQs are fine....I bought one a month or two ago...it works absolutely perfect ....zero problems...and it seems to be getting even better....any forum generally has the problems being aired....but remember..there are so many more happy people that say nothing......I love my Davinci IQ....I'm almost about to like it as much as my Mighty......anyway...enjoy it...I'm sure you will...in a short period of time you will find the sweet spot with the IQ.
     
  17. Paka-cholo

    Paka-cholo New Member

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    Jay87 is spot on I agree totally. Doing my cleaning regimen
    Tonight!

    To the person who got their new IQ. Like others say,
    you'll love it!

    I'm also trying different batteries. I've tried 6 so far.
     
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  18. The Biggest O

    The Biggest O Member

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    Can I extend the spring manually? Like with tweezers? I heard someone did that and it worked fine afterwards. I hope it doesn't void the warranty. I may be coming back into America soon, so will probably do a return then if this doesn't work. I tried logging a ticket about the wrong colour on your website but it got closed due to inactivity. Tim was the customer service rep. No need to reopen it, I'm happy with the one I have. Just a little concerned about the spring. Will keep you posted about that if it becomes a problem in future.
     
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  19. kiddvudu2

    kiddvudu2 New Member

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    https://www.amazon.com/Foxnovo-4-Slots-Battery-Charger-Li-ion/dp/B00OCCNBOE

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CHQ75AW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    For anybody looking for a tested battery solution, I have been running the above batteries and charger with the red wrapped DaVinci stock battery in rotation as well since the 3rd week in January. Zero issues.

    I leave charger plugged in and pop a battery or two or four in when needed. I have charged via the IQ USB port as well, but only when necessary. Very happy with this setup.

    I also carry a paper clip and large headed nail with me at all times. Both make unloading and reloading much easier. I also use an alcohol wipe to clean mouth piece, pearl, oven lid and surface, and then push it into oven with nail head (obviously being gentle). Then I blow gently thru mouth piece. Then I shove a soft cloth (baby burp rag) in oven with nail head to dry it.

    I have quit grinding and now just push full buds in and break it up a little with paper clip. And lightly tamp with nail head - just enuf to keep it from falling out. Burn this on smarthpath 2. When content, shut off, stir lightly with paper clip, and put just enuf avb in to level oven off. I usually save this for later and burn it on sp3 and 4 if I run low on cloud.

    Took me some time to hone this in, but WOW! I'm a very happy customer. I've had fairly good CS experiences, but compared to PAX it's a little slow at times - not always tho. It's been pretty good the last 3 times I've called or emailed.

    I just felt I should throw this out there as a thank you to all of you who post regularly.

    Peese!!!
     
  20. Davinci_vaporizer

    Davinci_vaporizer Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    That is not a permanent fix but it is something you can try if you feel comfortable doing it. You also run the rix of breaking the piece completely. If you are going to be traveling into the states soon and that is easier for you I would recommend sending it in for repair/replacement.
     
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  21. cobra505

    cobra505 Defined

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    Well knock on wood, but when this problem was happening I had also sent an email to Davinci support because I was also having a issue with my smartpaths constantly being reset. It was a weird problem because it would only happen after a session and you powered down the device. Mysteriously both issues just stopped happening. I'm not complaining, but would really like to know what was going on since I really didn't do anything. I have a bunch of batteries, so when the device gets low I just swap it out so maybe it did some sort of reset or something.

    Well it's Wednesday, the glass spacers were supposed to be in today, no dice.
     
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  22. Vaporcussion

    Vaporcussion Well-Known Member

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    Yes, can we please see there actually battery percentage? This should also be on the unit itself, since you have that wonderful multi light display :)


    Me too, but I'm stuck at almost! When the @DAVINCI capsules come out I'll be there...

    This is no way to live! @Davinci help us! :shrug:
     
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  23. kiddvudu2

    kiddvudu2 New Member

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    I think you might have read my post wrong Vaporcussion. I absolutely LOVE this IQ. I tried and failed several times to quit combusting with my PAX 1 - which I've had for 4 years, and I kept reverting back to my glass bowl. I haven't even taken my bowl back out of it's case since I received my IQ. The paper clip, nail, iso pads, and spare battery all fit into the very small rectangular ziplock plastic container that I transport in. I'm a huge fan of the IQ. I was debating buying this or the Mighty and it really boiled down to price for me. I'm confident I made the right decision. Even since the purchase I've weighed the thought of picking a Mighty up just to compare, and I've also considered buying extra parts for the IQ (spare flavor chamber, mouth pieces, ect.) but have consistently come to the conclusion that I have everything I need. Every time I use the IQ I realize how versatile it is. Now (on trips) I carry my PAX1 as a backup just in case. But the IQ is my roll-dogg. As long as the 10 yr warranty holds up, this was the best 275 bones I've spent in a coons age.
     
  24. Get-A-Fix

    Get-A-Fix Member

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    I was also considering the Mighty as a second vape but ended up rather getting a second IQ. As a "heavy" user, the combo serves my needs brilliantly without putting too much strain on each unit. I like this multi packing tool with the spoon, tamper and pick. They are sold as "czech smoking tobacco pipe cleaning tool" , works like a charm and are dirt cheap from any Tobacconist. The tamper part is too big to fit into the oven but works great when loading and compressing flower into your carry case. I use the spoon part to load and it works perfectly. They are stainless steel are with a brass ferrule.

    The Davinci carry cases are GREAT. They are cleverly thoughtout and well designed with space for flower, 3 extra batteries and with "a smell proof zipper" you can operate incognito!

    I have had good feedback and advice from the Davinci moderator on this page and my local vape shop that sold me my first IQ. When reporting my IQ issue with my local vape shop, they asked me to pop in and checked my unit and replaced it, with a new stealth unit, within 15 minutes. I live in Cape Town, South Africa and the after sales service has been just great both locally and internationally with both parties offering to replace my unit.

    My issue was that my battery indicator light stayed on and flashing even whilst my unit was not plugged into any power source. It happened after I used it on boost mode whilst connected. I ran the unit very hot and i fear I "fried" something. I do not use my new IQ's via a power supply, I religiously ONLY recharge via my external battery charger. I do this by choice and have no proof that this helps but it gives me great peace of mind!
    I find that the new IQ units run a lot cooler than my original IQ. I had to make a special leather cover for that unit but with the new ones I do not need it. Granted, I have 2 units now so the heat will not get that intense.

    I ❤ my IQ!
    Blessings!
     
  25. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the detailed write up, I really enjoyed reading your pov. It definitely is the photo but I'm seeing the 2 cases being different sizes? For some reason the case with the exposed IQ looks longer. Great setup, looks like you got everything you need with plenty of backup.
     

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