1. What does SSTB mean? See our glossary of acronyms.
    Dismiss Notice

The Grasshopper

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

  1. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,768
    Location:
    USA
    Hopper Labs should independently identify the problematic PR writer and replace the existing outsourced words by implementing relevant communications processes directly in their Boulder headquarters.

    Then again, Joe, maybe they are talking to disdainful investors who obviously have no technical aptitude!
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  2. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,027
    I had the same problem with instant blue leds... opened warrant aat hopperlabs and they suggested to blow compressed air into the oven and airintakes... I went to a gas station and used their wheel pump (compressed air) and it solved the problem... as far as I understood there is debris on the temp sensor which you can blow away with compressed air...
     
  3. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    695
    Location:
    Northeast
    LOL! ...and that could very well be, Vap!
     
  4. Vapetrees

    Vapetrees Vaped Out

    Messages:
    740
    Did this to my Purple Ti as well since it was doing the same thing, it wa a brought back to life as well.
     
  5. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,402
    Location:
    Terra Australis
    My housemates hopper is doing the straight to blue, I might fish it out today and try and clean it.

    Everytime I combust with the VapCap I get a little less patient lol.

    Edit: alright, went to an electronics supply store and got IPA and canned air.
    So far the canned air trick hasn't worked, though it does a decent job of cleaning under the screen from what I can see. I'm not really sure about it. I forgot to get tweezers to remove the screen.. but I’m not sure I'll bother with it anymore. Looks like it'll have to be returned, and that's going to be a timely process for sure
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  6. manujoe

    manujoe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Ireland
    Try what btka did
     
  7. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,402
    Location:
    Terra Australis
    You reckon an air compressor would do a better job? I think it's possible.. The canned air was fairly decent, R134A gas (haloalkane refrigerant), blasted out the intake holes at a good rate.
    I wonder if the back end is stuffed, the serial section around the button is raised above the titanium ring/notches. My blue one did this and it died around when I noticed it too...
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
    blackwater, Vapor_Eyes and manujoe like this.
  8. manujoe

    manujoe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Ireland
    My canned is shit so I tried tyre Air and it worked for a while then died.

    Olivia shipped my 2 hoppers last Friday and she told me that they were the 230th and 233rd hoppers she has sent since they started shipping. That includes warranties and new orders. 1 RMA that Hopper labs received on November 21st and new Blue titanium ordered on 1st March
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2018
  9. manujoe

    manujoe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Ireland
    Would a stuffed backend cause it to go straight to blue?
     
  10. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,478
    Are we still talking about hoppers? :cool:
     
  11. manujoe

    manujoe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Ireland
    I was until now:lol:
     
  12. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

    Messages:
    564
    Location:
    Boulder, Colorado

    Ha!
     
    blackwater and MoltenTiger like this.
  13. nonbeliever

    nonbeliever Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Where it’s legal......
    Sadly, both of my GH (titanium and ss) are now caught up in repair jail, one in March and one in April. Olivia has just suggested to me its likely a month or two before I see them back. The issue is the volume of part manufacture they can do in house (maybe the heater and or heat sensor?). It’d be nice if this delay/changes in production lead to better reliability. The ss has been solid, but the Ti unit has had its issues too frequently. I miss my daily driver....
     
    Gregori, GreenHopper, Al.. and 2 others like this.
  14. ashinybox

    ashinybox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    38
    Click to play YouTube Video


    TBT this time last year. Biggest hit I could capture without dying completely. Remaining hopeful. :drool:
     
  15. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,768
    Location:
    USA
    I'm still a bit hung up on some production issue; the number that they seem to be able to build and/or repair with the new in-house processes and the idea that all the labor is going to those endeavors and so causing delay in accessories like the SS case and the battery charger.

    They've been shipping for over a month now, but assuming just 30 days, 233 hoppers released into the wild is on the order of eight or ten a day. Is it really taking the concentrated effort of 'all hands on deck' to get ten hoppers out the door per day? Or conversely, if they are intentionally being slow to release in order to see if the new-process models are doing well, wouldn't that leave someone available to get on with the accessories - for which they've already been paid?

    Sometimes I'm actually glad that my forced t-break has been extended for so long. I'm not experiencing any of the anxiety of having a unit in for repair, will my backup fail, etc. It's all just academic and I'm (mostly!) unattached at this point.
     
    vapeOR, blackwater, JCat and 6 others like this.
  16. Razshiro

    Razshiro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    260
    Location:
    Milkyway
    Hey , after used a compressed air(for car tyre) the problem is solved, no more combustion and some GHB2's battery seem to work better now(need to test more:science:) ...

    :tup::cheers:
    Thanks again !!
     
  17. manujoe

    manujoe Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Ireland
    Likewise. I'm of the mind now that if they work they work. My backups became my daily drivers so while a working hopper will always be welcome I now know I can survive without one. Progress of a kind
     
    Easywider, blackwater, JCat and 3 others like this.
  18. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes tripping off the beauty of it all

    Messages:
    1,960
    Location:
    On Demand Convection Land
    My stainless steel Grasshopper developed a new issue last night. It was repaired back in October and received upgraded internals, with the white screen/blue sensor. The clicker was also changed from purely mechanical so that if the auto shutoff engages you don’t have to click it twice to turn it back on.

    I loaded a fresh bowl and took a hit at temp 4, then I set the Hopper on the table beside me. A minute later I noticed out of the corner of my eye that it was still on. I figured I didn’t click it off, but wondered why the auto shutoff didn’t activate. I picked it up and the front end was very hot. When I tried turning it off nothing happened. I ended up having to take the battery out to get it to turn off.

    I turned the temp dial down to 1 and put in a different battery. The Hopper seemed to be functioning fine, it turned on and off with no problem. I turned it up to temp 5 and then I couldn’t get it to turn on. I noticed as I clicked it sometimes the LEDs would change color briefly. I tried wiggling the clicker around and managed to make it functional, so I can turn it on and off every time.

    It still makes me nervous using it. I’m just glad it was on a table next to me where I could see it. If I had put it in my pocket or another room it could have kept heating continuously for a very long time indeed. That could potentially lead to scary things happening with the battery. For that reason I don’t think I’ll be using it until it’s fixed, unless I can keep a constant eye on it. I don’t even feel comfortable leaving it unattended with a battery in it. Unfortunately Hopper Labs has a hefty delay for repairs right now so I don’t really want to send it in yet.

    I can’t help but think this is related to the newer clicker design. I feel the old mechanical clicker design would be immune to this issue but I’m far from an expert and would love to hear from someone more knowledgeable about the subject. I’ve been using the hopper regularly since it was returned from repair, but not too heavily and I handle it gently. It was the second repair and I’ve had it for almost two years now.
     
  19. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

    Messages:
    3,317
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    My currently used hopper (#5 in 15mth!) got the same issue now after maybe 20 bowls. Pretty irritating. Time to change it again i think
     
    Kermitt, blackwater, JCat and 4 others like this.
  20. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    628
    Replacement back end for my stainless steel is on the way. I'll report back with (hopefully good) news when it arrives Monday.
     
  21. nonbeliever

    nonbeliever Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Where it’s legal......
    this was exactly the issue that I had with my SS unit (old mechanical backend). I had to jiggle the switch end to get it to work and sporadically the back end would get painfully hot. It reach the point that the unit never went to blue lights, would stay red and then auto shutoff. I could sometimes force a blue led with jiggling, but it was only rarely. Thus, the bad grasshopper off to the lock up joint. Hopefully to be sprung soon, rejuvenated and ready to be tested heavily and heartily.
     
    JCat, Hogni, MoltenTiger and 3 others like this.
  22. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    628
    Asked a long time ago if they were still planning on releasing the wall adapter and Olivia just got back to me.

    I know I'll be pre ordering one as soon as they're available.
     
    blackwater, JCat, Vapor_Eyes and 4 others like this.
  23. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,902
    Note, that no year was mentioned, yeah? LOL
     
  24. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

    Messages:
    2,099
    Location:
    The Far East
  25. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    628
    We get it. You hate the Grasshopper and Hopper Labs. You don't have to remind us every 3 days.
     
    mmenzie, kbrown5523 and Irish vaper like this.

Support FC, visit our trusted friends and sponsors