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The J-hook thread!

Discussion in 'Glass' started by natural farmer, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. KidFated.

    KidFated. Watch your pawking metaws.

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    Would a j hook be able to hold a diffused ash catcher? Without too much wait
     
  2. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    I highly recommend a Keck Clip.
     
  3. KidFated.

    KidFated. Watch your pawking metaws.

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    I assumed that much.. An ashcatcher won't be too much weight?
     
  4. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    Check out how I use my Ashcatcher with a Jhook. The way my ashcatcher sits its easiest to hold both the j-hook and the ash catcher simultaneously with one hand, that way the weight isnt sitting on the connection at all. Personally this has become one of my favorite ways to use my solo as I can lounge on my bed and can hold the piece in front of me instead of having to lean over my massive double lattice
     
  5. KidFated.

    KidFated. Watch your pawking metaws.

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    That was my exact thought.. Guess i should've looked harder. Thanks, ill e ordering a j hook and ashcatcher next week :) easier to deal with than a 14" water tube!
     
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  6. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    No worries man glad I could help out. I posted those pics a month or so ago so not exactly easiest thing to find. Yea I got that J-hook for $25 from colie glass and it has turned into my most useful piece of glass. I also like to put it into the freezer and just use a gong stem with my solo directly into the cool J-hook.
     
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  7. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Cane-Gun proved to be not so thick and sturdy… :ugh: It cracked when I poured hot water on it to clean it and wasn't that cold… Maybe the evaporating ISO cooled it enough to break with the water… I don't know… I know I need to find another one eventually that doesn't crack that easy. Are there any 5mm J-hooks out there? I wonder… Or is it the heat treatment that makes them tougher?
     
  8. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    The Cane-Gun is made with chinese boro. It is more brittle and has less thermal shock resistance than a quality boro like Schott or Simax etc.

    If I were you, out of the list you posted, I would buy the 7th Floor product or the one from ALT.
    I know you said the ALT one was a bit pricey for you, but as you now have a broken piece, I think the 'buy it right, buy it once' rule once again shows itself.

    Sometimes I forget that rule and it always seems to reassert itself :)
     
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  9. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    I'm waiting from a cheap Blackleaf sherlock from head&nature. Cost around 4€ and seems to be abble to work as a natural perc too.

    Lets post this one here too, I'm also looking after it. Just wondering is size..?
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/pro..._usa_14mm_glass_sherlock/handmade/accessories
    The sherlock from Oregonglass blower. Cheaper than the ALT one and seems nice for the lotus with the slanted bowl.
     
  10. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    I wish I could afford that when I needed a J-hook... But I had to eat too. ;)
     
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  11. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    hehe I know what you mean, mate.

    But the Cane is 17€ and the 7th Floor hook is 26€.
    7th Floor blows their own glass and uses quality boro.

    I don't think you'd have to miss too many meals, maybe a snack :D
     
  12. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    I got mine from colie glass for $25 shipped. It has held up really well since I got it at the beginning of the semester. Blown in Colorado too :D
     
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  13. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    And, most importantly, it's blown with a quality boro. Schott I believe.
     
  14. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Colie is using different kinds of quality I guess...?
    The problem for us European is also for the shipping over seas. Most doesn't want to take the risk to do it. In the past I wanted a piece from Colie and we end up on that point.
     
  15. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    Colie uses mostly Schott or Simax if I remember correctly.
    Their shop link is down at the moment so can't check.
    But yes they use mostly quality boro from what I remember, though it wouldn't surprise me if they used chinese boro on the cheapest pieces. So I could be wrong about their jhook.

    I live in Australia so I'm with you guys (even worse in shipping times and costs).
    But I have yet to have an issue with glass orders from the US.
    Hopefully my good luck continues.
    I have two pieces in transit right now, including one from Colie.
     
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  16. Doug

    Doug Just passing time

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    I've really been loving my Nano lately with my j hook, but it's just a basic one from GBD. I really would like to find an ornate, semi-worked one somewhere.
     
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  17. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Lev has any interest in producing an attractive thick j-hook for the community?
     
  18. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    Sadly they're a pain to make so we don't have any plans to produce them in the future
     
  19. llamaman001

    llamaman001 Well-Known Member

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    They are extremely expensive IMO but the best j-hook ive ever had came from SSFG
    http://ssfgglass.com/shop/category.php?id_category=9

    50 bucks + shipping is a little too much for me but I bought mine when they were still part of ETSY for 25. Too bad I sold it!
     
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  20. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Any pics left behind? :)
     
  21. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    Found this one. Looks very nice, built like a tank.

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  22. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    Thought I would update a few options shown in Lotus thread but not here.
    http://thick-quality-glass.myshopify.com/products/8-sherlock-arm-18mm
    @jambandphan03 got free shipping code after signing up!
    http://www.lotusglass.com/GonGsherlhandle.html
    Very nice can't recall who bought but I rember they said bottom wasn't flat, maybe they can add more?
    http://heynowsaywhat.bigcartel.com/product/j-hook
    Just found this site looks like a nice piece, my LHS has something very similar I'm going to pick up later today! I want all these and that SSFG I've got it bad for the hookers!!!
     
  23. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    @Bvapst I got one of the OGB sherlock jhooks you linked ^^ and here are some pics with the lotus if you haven't already seen them. It's about 8 1/2" long from mp to bulb. I find the angle works really well for line of sight with the lotus, and the length and smaller tube size offers a nice amount of restriction and cooling for the lotus. I am waiting on that Thick Quality Glass sherlock, it's in transit and should arrive in the next day or two. I believe it may be 18mm, but a low pro reducer will be no problem to work with, I find them easier to grab for carbing.

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  24. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for trying to feed my GAS but I have seen your pics before ;). I can imagine the sensation it gives to pull on that classy glass, nice one ! Unfortunately I can't afford it or lets say my VAS stand over GAS ATM, even if Lotus became daily driver (i broke my only log stem) so a new glass for lotus would be nice.

    For now i'm still using this cheap (and cheap quality) j-hook.
    https://www.head-nature.com/tree/32...article/09766/Black-Leaf-oil-mouthpiece.xhtml

    But as I wrote in the Lotus thread :
    I'm dreaming of : a short size and fine diameter glass stem connecting with a glass elbow joint holding the WPA (or a glass bowl directly in it)
    So this would be a 2 pieces pipe (stem+joint/wpa) , easier for cleaning and packing in a small pouch.
     
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  25. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    It's cool Bvapst, I was just catching up reading this thread and wanted to add a follow up post to the one you made, not necessarily intending to poke the GAS monster :p thought it might also be useful info for other folks who may be reading this one too...it was a little on the pricy side, but I do find it to be a very elegant feeling piece that seems as if it were made for the Lotus. I'm glad you have something that is working for you!
    :science:
     
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