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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by magicflight, May 16, 2009.

  1. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    You could always order stock batteries. They will be Low Discharge batteries made for the application, and will already be peeled and will fit exactly~
     
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  2. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at the info on ring tightening, as my PA doesn't engage 100% of the time. It usually works, but being able to get rid of that 10-20% of the time that I have to wiggle it would be nice.

    My concern is that I've also got six stock batteries and they all fit snug as a bug... Also, I saw that at some point BDV noted that he had adjusted his ring so contact was definitely made, but for some reason twisting was still necessary.

    I have to admit I haven't read all of this thread yet, though I did search through it a bit for PA related discussion. Is there anything I'm missing? Hope yet for PA perfection?
     
  3. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    I was mainly interested in making this for outdoor type things.... so i imagine the sunlight would b good on a day that was good for that... As for how often i would need power, id say often(that PA has me spoiled ha) so i'm guessing the 1.5w 12v wouldn't be enough to power a PA steadily?? really it would b as nice if i could recharge(Slow Charger) the NiMH batteries solar also... i need to look into that more...
    Anyways thanks for your answer... it seems like it won't work out and be practicle for travel use so i kind of don't want to spend money on that now haaha... even using it around the house to save electricity would b nice though.. i would like to use a cheap solar panel if it was possible.

    Sorry about the double post... i just wanted to say that i have been a smoker for ~13 years now and i had no plans to stop any time soon... until, luckily, the LB Re-entered my life haha... I always had it in my head that the LB was junk, but since the day i realized the LB is as good as its user(w/in it limits) i have been vaping exclusively for about a month and a half... i didn't even notice until a week ago hahaa... i feel awesome, i cant believe i never even considered it an option ha... i guess i (thought i) liked the effects from combusting too much... i don't know what i was thinking hahaa... Also this thing has made me a better more effective/efficient vaporist with any vaporizer i use... i find it easier to identify how a particular vape wants to be used and i can get the effects i want from vapes that i thought were not good... i realize now that i just wanted every vape to be the volcano haha... they're all different and useful to me now... i don't have any plans to stop vaping soon... this is an exciting place i ended up on accident... Thanks MF, your vape has restored my love for vaping like I Never thought was possible; i certainly didn't expect it... i cant say enough about this thing... hahaa... compared to the iolite... i love how i can vape on my own schedule and not my vaporizers schedule hahaa... Anyway, my family/friends are tired of hearing my rave reviews on this thing so i came here haha... ThankYou FC for Being Here too.

    mod note: Not a double post anymore ;) Next time please use the Edit feature, thanks.
     
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  4. smokemirror

    smokemirror Well-Known Member

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    This panel delivers in perfect conditions 125mA (0,125A) of current.

    A quote I got from magic flight:
    So you need a least, in perfect conditions, a >24W solar panel to use directly with the PA.

    And if you want to make a cheap NiMH AA solar charger:
    http://www.reuk.co.uk/Basic-4-AA-Solar-Battery-Charger-Plans.htm
     
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  5. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    Awesome... thanks for that link... i'm gonna give up on the PA solar panel idea ha... Seems like a big expensive panel or a car battery w/ a solar charger would b the only option other than this solar AA battery charger... seems like a cool experiment, i think ill try to make 2 4 battery chargers... i wonder how long they would take to charge, i don't get electrical stuff... thanks again. That's a cool solar battery set up BTW...
     
  6. freaktown

    freaktown spaced out

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    yup vito, got the stock batts from puffitup recently and they didn't seem to last too long before i needed to keep recharging them, i know they would not last forever and there are different variables but i have been through about 4 different boxes now over about apprx. 3 years and countless batteries and i agree that the stock batts seem to fit the best, but lately i purchased a 4 pack of imedions from amazon and now these stock 2 pack from puffitup and they just didn't seem to last that long so i figured i try these eneloops.

    so far these eneloops seem to be working real well and from reading the advice from users here, first i tried masking tape around different parts of the batt didn't work so well, so i tried medical tape which i wrapped one piece around the middle of the batt and it seems to be a decent fit so far. now off to de-glue the other 3 batts. :lol:




    :mflb:
     
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  7. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    The Imedion PowerEx batteries I got off Amazon had stiff, thin plastic covering. Break the seal... falls right off. Fit just like the OEM batteries.
     
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  8. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    earlier this morning my LB started tasting really bad and it still does... i'm not sure what the deal is because it is maintained well... i just cleaned it a few days ago and its still very clean and i use it all the time... i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this... it sucks haa.. it tastes like fine char being heated up... its really killing the experience... i use regularly and have not burned anything with it except for when i first got it... this flavor comes on after being heated up for like 5 sec and stays until cool... when its cool i can still smell it it smells really bad... it seemed to start happening out of nowhere... it almost tastes like the wood inside is roasting or something... not sure how likely that would b in 5 sec... Its like a Super Over vaped smell/taste... but its clean... maybe.... also i tried burning it off and it smoked up a lot on its own and it still will i'm sure... i didn't wanna do that too long...
     
  9. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    That is exactly what it's like when you combust in it. Is it possible that's what happened? Combustion doesn't ruin your LB permanently, it just makes it taste like ashes for a couple or three trenches. The nasty taste will fade away. You can try cleaning the screen with ISO and running a couple of 60 second heating cycles at a high setting of the PA but really the cure is patience.
     
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  10. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    i tried to ISO wash the screen earlier and it didn't help...i don't think i combusted today... iv'e been trying to not over vape and i'm using a lower setting lately like 35%... but still its been an all day thing just today... its super clean (since a few days ago) and it just smokes on its own all day & it does smell like a weird combustion, i just don't get why... i don't know what else i can do about it ha... i was doing heating cycles through out the day at about 65% w/ no slowing down on the smoke coming from it, so i think ill try turning it all the way up and doing it some more... thank you for the response...

    EDIT: (pakalolo) thanks for the advice... after your post i turned the PA from ~70% to 100% and did about 6 heating cycles and it seemed to be fine but then it kept smoking; still it seems better... I deep cleaned it the other day and had to use alot of ISO because i procrastinated a little, i think the inside wood got all dried out from the 91 ISO perhaps because the wood under the trench seems to be Charing and Dry... the outside wood is very dry now too... maybe ill oil it a few times and use my spare or my iolite for now...
     
  11. NotPotRelated

    NotPotRelated MFLB Pro

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    Ever save half a trench for later?
     
  12. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    All the time. I often take just a couple hits and come back later and take a couple more hits, save it, etc. I never kill a whole trench in one sitting.
     
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  13. ugobo

    ugobo Well-Known Member

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  14. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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  15. CHIDOY

    CHIDOY Well-Known Member

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    So..... fess up! Who was lucky enough to win a new WPW?
    I tried on Reddit, Twitter, FC but to no avail. :sadface:
     
  16. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I believe I have one coming. I went to the indicated web site, filled in the blanks (including FC name) and it seemed to go as other similar 'special cases' with MF have in the past. No Twitter, no Reddit about it.....I don't do those things.

    OF
     
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  17. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    Same as OF.

    Haven't heard anything, either.
     
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  18. GOATPUSSY

    GOATPUSSY Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. Haven't heard anything yet tho.
     
  19. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Same with me.
     
  20. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear, no way they'd risk crossing both of us......

    OF
     
  21. Pcpvapors

    Pcpvapors Well-Known Member

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    So umm I'm slightly afraid to come to the realization that I enjoy my MFLB more than my TV Evo.....
     
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  22. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    No problem with that, unless you think you're the only one.......

    I for one don't see them in the same class. I enjoy each, but don't see them as interchangeable or really even overlapping all that much.

    OF
     
  23. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    I really don't think I could pick a favorite vape. I like that I can pretty much cover any type vape/situation, I'm interested in. Plus its variety that takes care of my need to switch it up, from time to time.

    Now if I could avoid busting lids all the time.
     
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  24. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Naw, if you stopped who could carry on with that? Face it, you've got the experience and seniority for the job......

    I for one am very happy that your efforts have protected me from even a single crack in any of mine. Thanks for that, Bro.

    OF
     
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  25. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    I'm not proud of any of this haha, but... My LB started tasting really bad the other day and started smoking on its own and wouldn't stop... i tried cleaning it and all kinds of things... i used excessive amounts of Mineral Oil to oil my box a few times thinking it was OK... i feel like it soaked in too much and was burning off in the chamber... if that's possible... that's the only thing i can think of for it smoking non stop because it was really clean... i ended up submerging the box even tho its not recommended, in 91% ISO just quickly and pulling out and drying about 3 times and it seemed to suck out the mineral oil... i dried it w/ clamps and had very minimal warp-age that was easily sanded right... i thought it was worth a shot because the box became unusable how it was but operated fine still... it was nerve racking soaking it in ISO and waiting for it to dry w/ the clamps... i was not very confident in the whole thing but it worked out good actually... i got lucky though... i wouldn't recommend any of that.. i wont ever be doing it again i hope.. haha. Now it seems to be back in business..
     

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