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The Grasshopper

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by midgetsanchez, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Thought this was a great post by u/Reeces_Pieces over on Reddit, so I decided to bring it here:

    Title: Hopper was stuck on Red/Blue flashing (Sensor Damage) Lights. here's how I fixed it

    *UPDATE: looks like the post has been deleted for some reason*

    https://m.reddit.com/r/GrassHopperVape/comments/4tyxi9/hopper_was_stuck_on_redblue_flashing_sensor/

    Summary: Full clean of backend threads and the gap below the temp control brought hopper back from the red/blue (or was it blue/red, meh) lights of death.

     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
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  2. syrupy

    syrupy Authorized Buyer

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    Take a look at the whip @Ratchett is using (further up this page). Maybe he can tell us what diameter that tubing is..?
     
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  3. lovecrush

    lovecrush http://goo.gl/EsKJzJ

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    Aaahhh! Tomorrow is the day I get my hopper! I'm so fucking anxious. The major downside is that I need to pay ~U$138 in my local post office in customs taxes.
     
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  4. akwardsauce

    akwardsauce gold all in my chains...dont believe me just watch

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    so i mentioned that if you go to a "vape shop" (aka e-cig store aka e-liquid store or even sometimes a smoke shop) you can get these little silicone sleeves that fit around the generic e-cigs (the ones that are the diameter of an actual cigarette butt) and stretch them around the tip of the GH. they work very well for me, arent too bulky, and do not discolor since you can squish them up above the mouthpiece-hole. lemme dig for my old post of it...here it is (from here https://www.reddit.com/r/GrassHoppe...t_your_free_14mm_silicone_adapter_that_might/):

    "get your free 14mm silicone adapter that might not stain! edit: look around for these: http://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-a.../electronic-cigarette-silicone-mouthpiece.jpg

    pic 1 - these are cylindrical silicone tubes that you can stretch over the GH mouthpiece: http://imgur.com/4n3nTyM

    pic 2 - dif angle: http://imgur.com/v9Z6OPz

    find them usually free at the flavor section of the ecig stores used to sample dif flavors! cut em up and use just the ring part around the wide diameter also for sleeker look!"

    btw, this is all i used and mine never stained (and theyre FREE!!!)

    yikes thats harsh like my faulty gh on max! do you have to pay that if you send it for repairs also!?!? $138 is seriously overboard.
     
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  5. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    @akwardsauce

    Thanks for the links!

    I'm looking at the e-cig ones and I'm wondering if the reason they don't stain is that they leave so much of the mouthpiece actually exposed. Since there's something like 1/16" of metal exposed, none of the vapor actually touches the silicon. So maybe you could get similar results with the stock silicon by simply cutting it a bit.
     
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  6. lovecrush

    lovecrush http://goo.gl/EsKJzJ

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    @awkwardsauce I'm 99% sure I won't have to pay that again, since HL will probably label it as a warranty request, so no customs charges again for me :nod:

    It's really expensive (almost a new SS hopper!), but I guess that's ok, I already waited over a year for this.
     
  7. kingfisher

    kingfisher Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone experienced any odd operating phenomenon due to magnetism?

    My case for my batteries has a magnet in the bottom. It's weak, and I'm not sure if there were any adverse effects.
     
  8. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I am starting to wonder here if the screen in the bottom of the hopper bowl might be insufficient to keep gunk from getting into the back end of the unit? For resin to buildup in the back end, it seems like it would have to travel through this screen and past the heater.

    Can anyone help me out with the internals of the GH a bit, does anyone know what the airpath past the heater is and how one might end up with gunk under the temp dial? I also wonder; is it more likely that the gunk is from excess errl stuck to the user's hands when turning the device on perhaps?

    I would be quite concerned if the gunk were somehow getting to the back end through the inside of the unit. That would make me question the isolation of the battery/electronics from the vapor path!

    Also I wonder if perhaps the gunk was machining oil from manufacturing? I know as many of you do that SS and Ti components are often liable to show up covered in manufacturing oils with a lot of vape products.

    In order to prevent any chance of gunk getting through the bottom screen, it might be worth stuffing a solid layer of thick safe SS wool (S & B concentrate pad for example, cut to size if necessary) on top of the bottom screen to keep resin from oozing the wrong way ;)
     
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  9. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there's any way herb is getting past the heater all the way to the temp gauge. The battery compartment is between them and seems to be sealed, and you don't see any gunk accumulating in the battery or in its compartment.

    I think it's pretty safe to say the stuff they found on the temp gauge is from the other outside world.


    That all said I got my hopper! No leather case. I saw mention that they'll be shipped later but I'm going to email just to be sure.

    The purple ti is a bit strange, there seems to be some discoloration. It's rainbows, kind of the way a vaocap cap gets discolored with use.

    Batteries came fully charged.

    Haven't taken a hit yet, will later tonight.
     
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  10. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it seems to me like if there was resin getting past the heater and to the back end there, that this would be a very obvious oversight for a couple of nasa engineers lol!

    I do think we'll find this was either manufacturing oil or somebody got some dabs stuck on the back of their pen and just tried to smear it off, pushing it under the temp control part or similar (perhaps put the pen down on the wrong slick mat or something lol).

    The uneven color will be from uneven anodization. Electrical current is run through the titanium to give it the purple color. Your description would indicate uneven anodization at certain points on the body I believe.
     
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  11. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense. Kind if a bummer because you know, I payed for a purple vape. Not a mostly purple vape.

    But I've waited so long for this thing I don't want to bother making a fuss to GHL, I'm just glad to have it. But I wanted others ordering to know before they buy a color ti that I guess some of them are discolored and not at all perfectly colored like in the marketing pics.

    EDIT:

    So first impressions are good! Back end isn't hot -yet.

    Direct hits get the mouthpiece hot, as expected. But the vapor isn't as harsh as I expected and the taste is excellent.

    And then there's water. Which is really what convinced me to buy this thing and definitely where it excels. Heats up fast and just doesn't stop producing. It's a pocket cloud machine.

    I almost cancelled my order several times, but I'm glad I didn't.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
  12. Gramin

    Gramin Well-Known Member

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    The tiny holes that run around the top of the chamber are pretty much blocked on my unit due to how I fill it. Are these airway holes I need to keep unclogged? Might have to change my filling method...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    Those aren't air holes. That's the insulation (I think). Looks like you're packing too tight.
     
  14. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    In my experience not even the last draw before the low bat lights come is really as hot as expected.
    Don't know what he uses, I found the silicone tubing for the Aromed vaporizer works just fine, that's supposed to be 10mm diameter.
     
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  15. cannabis.pro

    cannabis.pro OpenCannabis Advocate with a shop at 420EDC.com Accessory Maker

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    @ZC it could just be fingerprints on the Ti anodize from packing/handling the device. Wipe the entire purple area down with some ISO and let it dry (then don't touch it with your bare hands). Is it more even colored?
     
  16. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm REALLY looking forward to you getting yours (crazy customs fees, aside)! And I hope it's a perfect one!!!

    And are you coming down with a little bug (no pun intended)? You may have to take a sick day today and miss work.;)
     
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  17. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Wipe any material off the outside rim (with holes) as otherwise it will get into the threads of the mouthpiece. It's not a big issue, but if you make sure the top is clean before twisting the MP on, it will stay clean longer and twist on and off more smoothly.

    Also, try loading only a tiny bit of bud in the chamber. I've found I tend to use too much, I still seem to get a couple of good hits regardless of pack amount. If you are using less just inhale slower and you get similar density hits.
     
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  18. Gramin

    Gramin Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going over .10g it's just how I was packing it by putting the tip into my ground bud container and pushing it around to fill it. I will try with less force to avoid compacting.
     
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  19. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I never like that method of filling (got gunk in the threads) though it's a good choice on the go.

    I just place a couple of tiny pinches from my grinder straight in.
    It's nice to have a full chamber, but it might surprise you the results you can get off much less material.
     
  20. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    In fact I think that's one of the Grasshoppers main assets, you can fill it up to the rim and even press it a little, so nearly ,2 gm will fit, but a few crumbs will also work.
     
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  21. AgentXero

    AgentXero Well-Known Member

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    On the go, just have a doob tube packed with ground up bud. When you need to pack just use a bathroom if you need and hold the hopper with your finger and thumb completely wrapped around the bowl chamber and slowly twist and turn the doob tube to let the bud fall in loosely.
     
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  22. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember the genius (and I mean that!) that posted it some time ago, but the CAP of a doob tube fits the inside diameter of the hopper perfectly. It's like it was made for it!

    DISCLAIMER: I haven't tried that yet because I have yet to receive my hopper.

    Regarding @vaporism 's post on:
    This case looks cool too:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grasshopper...551020?hash=item41ade836ec:g:K48AAOSwhOVXe49L

    Anyone know how the hopper body will fare inside this plastic case? Smooth enough?
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
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  23. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    Depends how long/far you are going (if I'm not going to be back within a few hours, and I'm going to be more than a 1/2 hour away, I usually bring at least two) ... but if I'm just out and about and I'll be back home soon enough then I only bring one ...
     
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  24. vapognak

    vapognak Well-Known Member

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    July 22, 2016, 7:18 a.m.

    Repaired Unit Shipped

    We've repaired your Grasshopper and it's now on its way back to you.
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    That was so quick, I can't believe it! (I've send it in warranty last week from France!). American postal services are far better than in my country, and long life to HL!

    Glorious GrassHopper, come back to me ^^
     
  25. HerbieVonVapster

    HerbieVonVapster Well-Known Member

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    Damn and I was happy with myself for getting my away from home bag down to just 3 vaporizer. You only just take one??
     
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