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

  1. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    I was thinking that since it's glass, maybe it could be gently and carefully torched to provide vapor.

    I seem to recall a similar type of device that promotes the ability to either combust or vaporize.

    :shrug:
     
  2. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Ahaha alright

    I see every oblong object on this thread as an idea of a "mouth piece extension" :p

    Who are thou that has both the hopper and thy firewood three point zero?

    Is thy mouth parched after the firewood's high heat setting?
    Like you would be by the hands of the hopper?
    Sir .. Madam?

    I been also wondering about buying the firewood 3 mouth piece for the hopper (one day the firewood itself) and also a good old tips from couple pages back was for these things here
    I am always up for a wild hunt for the next big mouth piece idea
     
  3. Vapetrees

    Vapetrees Vaped Out

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    @Hjalmark Its pretty hard to find in the US. I was just looking for it and it costs around 39 dollars to ship here from Aus. Looks like it would be ideal to take the heat.
     
  4. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Yeah have the same problem when I find cool stuff in USA and wanna ship it to Sweden :/

    Talking about "cool stuff" but I used to own this as a teen and would love to try it with the hopper
    [​IMG]

    https://m.dhgate.com/product/new-plastic-foldable-smoke-pipe-water-pipe/402030828.html#pd-019

    Though now a days the plastic in it makes me cringe but probably millions times healthier with vape
     
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  5. Vapetrees

    Vapetrees Vaped Out

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    That looks like a lung/gravity bong/Volcano bag. It looks pretty interesting as you would be able to contain the vapor inside ala Volcano bag.
     
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  6. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    14 bucks with shipping, the one I had worked pretty good, though we used the 2 liter soda bottle and a 10 liter bucket of water (and sometimes ice cubes) when inside, that lung was just for outside :D

    Damn just remember about when I was a teen me and my friend group would buy bunch of buckets with lids and then hide them around different parks in the city with water in them

    Some of those buckets even became known local stoner hangouts until police found one of the places and send whole squids with dogs into that park but kept finding more and more makeshift pipes and bongs

    Ended up a picture in the papers with dozen huge black garbage bags of homemade bongs and buckets with some over worked police posing for photo

    That park was also huge and couple different neighborhoods connected with that in the middle

    Back in the day when you got high in the park with +10 people :)
     
  7. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Forgive me for wandering off the path with @Hjalmark, I may even feel a new thread coming on...
    My version of your teen hot spot is just slightly less romantic.
    Across the street from my high school we had one of the first "shopping malls" in the U.S. (shout out to Long Island!) and under it ran a tunnel from end to end, for delivery and service trucks. It also had those ominous yellow/black fallout shelter symbols at the entries.
    Just down the ramp and around the bend, up on a cement ledge, was a solitary corn cob pipe, used by dozens of teens throughout the day...
    Even if we had no stash, we could go take a couple of pulls on that thing confident, of course, that we were also safe from nuclear annihilation...
     
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  8. Hoey420

    Hoey420 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.
    "Suck of life" lost it's magic on my ss hopper.
    Last Thursday the ss hopper didn't respond to the "suck of life" so i gave up and use my backup vapcap M at work then the ti hopper at home cos nothing beats the stealthy and quick of the hopper.

    Saturday came I decided to clean the ss hopper to send it over..............then I thought why not take the screen out to see what gives my hopper bluelight with no heat so the screen got lifted out of the chamber with a pair of tweezer as you can see what's under the first screen after 1 year of use from it's first Rma


    [​IMG]

    Sorry about the quality of the pic, it's hard for a stoner like me to take good picture while high:)

    Anyway I used wooden toothpick to clean it out , no alcohol just the toothpick. I forgot to take pic afterward.........................it works beautifully after that and hasn't missed a beat for the last 3 days, very happy here:)
     
  9. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Next weekend I am heading across country to meet a good friend of mine and a fellow stoner

    He has been talking about getting a vaporizer for long but only wants the grasshopper
    Last year he was here for a visit but a week before that my hopper had failed and was in the mail to hopper labs

    This time it died two weeks ago and I am hoping I get it back before next week's Friday so I can take it with me and let him finally try a hopper

    When I was waiting for pre-orders then we were living together at a school we went to but then the school year finished before I ever got the hopper

    Is this going to be the time my good friend gets to try the hopper?

    Find out next week! :D
     
  10. snaffle

    snaffle Well-Known Member

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    Haha well it's good he knows well what he may be getting himself into if he goes for a Hopper :)

    Fingers crossed you get yours back in time to show him.

    I'm surprised some people think "I should get a vaporizer" for years without doing so. I accidentally combusted with a vapcap recently, and it was horrible, I had forgotten how unpleasant combustion is. If he smokes regularly, you should loan him a vaporizer for a few weeks, if you can, I imagine that would convince him to get a move on and finally take the plunge ;)
     
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  11. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Have a least 4 people now that are like "got to get a vape" and then look up price tags and rather buy 15-20 gr of weed then use the money to safe hundreds of grams over the next years
     
  12. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Save hundreds of grams over the next few years? What about the thousands of dollars in VAS?? :lol:
     
  13. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    I said save hundred of grams of weed not money :D
     
  14. Vapetrees

    Vapetrees Vaped Out

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    Same thing happened with mine of over a year. I also, posted that I did the exact same thing but I did use ISO. It's been around 2 months since and it's still going. I've had it for week over a year now almost going on two years with no RMA. I used it last night with some Super Glue and went to bed :zzz:
     
  15. Treebeard

    Treebeard So it goes.

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    Hey party people

    My hopper is probably 5 months old and is used regularly. Less so recently. worked great last night but went to use it this afternoon and she wasnt operating. I click the top and the lights blink red very quickly then the light turns blue and stays blue, but does not seem to really heat at all and does not produce a hit. Vape is still clicking throughout all this.

    I reckon it will have to be sent in, but I thought maybe you fine people have encountered this and its something I can tinker with or order a part.


    Thanks in advance homies

    :rockon:
     
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  16. kbrown5523

    kbrown5523 Hopping in Washington

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    For me, twisting the temp from one to five to one a whole bunch of times can often get it working again. I've also had luck with the iso soak up to the lights, but I sure was nervous before I did that one the first time. I've had it bring back a dead hopper though. I've also cleaned the threads on the back end and had that help. As well as using a really lightly soaked iso swab inside where the battery touches inside the unit to get that connection clean.

    Both my hoppers are in for service so I feel your pain of not having a working Hopper.
     
  17. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    That error indicates the sensor is gunked up, and it should be able to be fixed by the user.

    Try removing the screen from the herb chamber.
    It's easy to remove and replace, you'll want a metal pick of some kind to do it - just pry it up and pull it out. It just squashes back into place, friction fit so no tabs or anything to worry about.

    Then use a q-tip/pipe cleaner and 90+% isopropyl to clean the surface below the screen.
    Allow 24 hours to dry and see if it's working.

    If it's not yet working, you could try using a can of compressed air to blow any residue out of the heater or soaking the device in alcohol.
    If all else fails, then send it in for warranty.
     
  18. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    @MoltenTiger does the DIY screen replacing in the chamber void warranty? I know it sounds easy to do, but in reality won't be for many people, myself included. Maybe HL should include that metal pick for BOTH the chamber screen AND the mouthpiece front end screen to eliminate some RMA's!
     
  19. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    nah there's no way they could know.

    It literally just sits in there, there are some small tabs, but they are not needed to be in any specific position (other than facing down).
    The material is sturdy and durable.

    I used a medical pick, but you could probably use a thin paperclip, a sewing needle, fine tweezers, perhaps even a simple toothpick. Anything that fits into the holes bored in the screen, just pry it out.

    I was surprised how easy it was to do, it sounds daunting but it's easier than taking off and replacing the back end.
    It's actually the best quality screen I've ever seen, it's nice to have a proper look at it. On par with DynaVaps perhaps, but beyond anything else.
    I wish EQ baskets were made similar, it would save them needing to be replaced.

    edit: was also going to say: still haven't used the ordinary front end after getting the PFE. It makes it easy to adapt to glass for cool drags (dry or bubbler) with a pristine vapour path, and as the screen in it is also just friction fit, it's super easy to clean and can be used for a decent while without cleaning.
    The default mouthpiece feels better on the lips, but it's a pain to clean and the vapour is too hot in that short a pathway.
     
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  20. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Thanks man! So those little tabs don't bend/break off that screen then? I was just thinking if you did mangle it up or muck something that they would potentially give a hard time about the warranty. However HL has been changing their rules, now also selling individual back ends ($70?) or at least I read about it, as well as shipping out parts before defective parts land in homebase. This are very positive changes IMO, and mitigate customer stress. For these reasons i'll be joining you again very soon, just need to find a trade or waiting for their next sale. Goal is 2 SS, 1 PFE, several batts, and trying to find a better solution than their silicone piece, because it being out of stock is pretty bad since i've heard the PFE gets too hot for dry use?
     
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  21. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    My opinion is that it does, but that it doesn't do it so fast as to always be a problem.
    For eg. On a bushwalk, I can whip it out and take a big toke and it's a nice experience with the PFE alone.

    However, in a session or similar, (especially the SS front end as it takes much longer to cool than Ti [still cools down quite quickly] but) they get hot.
    Not enough to burn, but enough to sting fingers well beyond normal comfort levels.
    Sneaky pete gives good advice, says to blow through the PFE after every chamber.

    Generally I'd have to wait for the PFE to cool down to do that (and I do that nearly always as it is good advice) and occasionally I've tried and felt like an idiot because it fucking hurts putting hot metal on your lips!!
    It's nearly impossible to heat it up like that when it's in your mouth, but frog in hot water....
    It's far from ideal but it works, as it's most micro option I like that it is a thing.
    With the GH the surface heat is not really dangerous more than it is a nuisance I guess, but it's only a concern if you're using the device in a particular way.

    My biggest concern is the fact that the air and vapour coming out of the GH is hot and harsh.
    Like it basically burns my airways with the size hits I take. I don't really use the GH direct ever unless I'm bushwalking, and then the outside air is usually cold and the device is from a cold start. That makes enough of a difference for maybe a few hits.

    Right now I'm at my desk with this Infront of me, and it is amazingly smooth and potent.

    [​IMG]

    14f-14f glass with a 14m-10m adapter.

    My hopper isn't performing as good as I've had hoppers perform, but it is still doing a better job than my VapCap, which is a fine vape!

    The GH set up right is where it's at though, for sure. It's just dead simple, amazingly tasty and quite potent with even ABV and no stirring. The big downside beyond heat is still that it occasionally needs servicing.

    It's gotten much better, recent posts shows the older blue heater bit with older circle style sensor. The new one really looks quality by comparison, and so far they seem to be doing as good as ever.

    I would say that much is the same as ever though!

    With the screen, it's pretty tough. Don't drop it and step on it (but it'd honestly probably survive that. Don't hit with a hammer). You know, be reasonably careful and nothing could really go wrong. It should survive all the necessary forces easily and then some, but it obviously has limits.

    I'd expect it wouldn't be a problem getting once replaced anyway.

    There was a decent deal for a SS GH on classifieds, I'll check it.

    I'd recommend a PFE to adapter situation. I have used/demoed a 14mm glass dome which two people have opted for after trying. It's not perfect but a step closer.
    I think a 14mm downstem with single bore perc would be awesome
     
  22. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Hu huhuhuh :haw:
     
  23. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    That's it, I was planning on the glass herbalizer balloon attachment thingy. @JCat have you enjoyed using yours that you picked up from PV?
     
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  24. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    This one you're talking about?
    [​IMG]

    Always on the look out for a mouthpiece on the PFE

    Anyone have the firewood4 and tried out the cooling unit from the on the hopper?

    I know I seen photos but how effective is it?

    Might splurge on that because I anyway want the F4 and least it's a start
     
  25. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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