Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by magicflight, May 16, 2009.
"If you vape it, it will smell..."
Thank you for the tips. One question: where do I get activated carbon?
Any store with an aquarium section should have some. If you can only find the "spongy-looking" filters they work well, but wear out quickly. I recommended using the stuff that comes in a jar/bottle and looks like charcoal ground up into gravel.
Consider a Smoke Buddy too though, http://smokebuddy.com/ it's not too much more expensive than a good amount of activated carbon, and it's definitely a lot more portable and discrete in my opinion. The Junior should be plenty sufficient to absorb vapor exhalations for a while. You can probably re-use the case too instead of whatever else a DIY sploof could be made out of.
Has anyone figured out a way to keep track of which battery is which? I tried marking them with a sharpie but it rubs off. I only have four but they all look the same...
Get a battery case, something like for example, and mark the slots on the case instead.
Edit: Another option would be to write numbers in your battery caps. I've found caps for chapstick to be the perfect size for AA batteries as well.
I use a case like that, and keep my used batteries upside down.
I too use the upside down method for the batteries I keep in a case.
For others that have a cap, I have put a little piece of colored duct tape on each, and I always use them in the same order (for example red then blue then one with a plain cap).
I took all my batteries and painted a stripe of a different color of nail polish on each one. I have 2 sets of the 2700 stronger batteries and it seems like some work better than others. So I colored them according to how I think they work. I also think it's better to rotate the batteries so it helps with that too.
I got a great deal from a seller on eBay for a brand new Mflb. Shipping was fast and according to post I read it has the new batteries. They have the Mflb thing stamped on them. My only regret is not getting one sooner. Boy does a trench go a long way for me and teaching my friends was easy. It has the battery stop on it and it is not hard to push as I thought it would be with my small hands but it has not been hard at all and my friends did not complain. I love it and if anything the learning curve was useinh a lot less.
I got a great price as the guy gave me a discount so I payed a total of $70.00 for it. I know right! I thanked him very much
So glad to hear you've got something you're enjoying after all that mess with DragonLite! Welcome to the launch bunch.
Sorry for bumping my post guys, but please have a look at the previous page (especially the veterans) and help me out with advice!
Getting particulate plant matter in your mouth isn't a problem, I would be more worried about why you're getting headaches when you use the vaporizer with a torn screen. That can't be a good sign.
Agreed. I try not to give out medical advice based on internet posts myself, I'm passing on this one.
I'm more worried I'm getting the headaches because fine plant dust is passing through into my lungs! I know internet opinions come with a pinch of salt but they are what I have right now, and as such I'm just looking for the answer to "what would you do, FC denizen?" So please, go ahead and express any - I won't hold you to inaccuracies or jump into your advice blindly, I'm the sort of person who weighs things before he takes decisions. I need something to weigh against, though!
Do you get the headaches when you use it with the water pipe? The water should filter anything out.
You said that you've started smoking again; do you get the headaches when you smoke it? Because I guarantee you that a ton more particulate plant matter is getting through to your lungs when you're smoking than anything that could fall through a slightly damaged screen.
If both of those are no, expecially the first one, I'd say the headaches are a lot more to do with the damaged metal than the herb dust...
Can't the dust come through the air-bubbles in the water filtration device when you're hitting it? Or will the water effectively filter anything too large to harm your lungs out?
Ill have a stab at this, but it's only a stab. If you're filtering via a bong I don't think too much, if any,of that plant material will hit your lungs. I think about my days of smoking bongs and it was common to suck some matter into the bong, but I don't remember even sucking any into my mouth.
Why don't you put a tissue over the mouthpiece to act as a filter, would that work? I've done it smoking, but would the vapour go through the tissue like smoke does?
Honestly, your lungs probably deal with more particulate matter being outside in an urban area on a bad day than any plant dust coming through both the breaks in the screen and the water, and then what does get through is just plant matter, not the tars and carcinogens you get from burnt things in general. If your lungs are that delicate you probably shouldn't be using them as the entry route for your medication in the first place...
Hell, ever see sunbeams coming through the window? Those are visible because of the light reflecting off dust particles in the air, if you look close you can see them individually! You're breathing that!
So, again; you get headaches when the screen is damaged, you don't when it's intact, yeah? You never did specify if you still get them when filtering through the water or when smoking. I know that copper can put off some bad gases when heated if it hasn't been heated to very high temperatures beforehand, and it's probably not the only metal that does. I'm not completely sure what materials magic-flight uses or how they're treated, but it's potentially possible that the damage is exposing untreated areas of the metal and that's what's causing the headaches. The only way I see a little plant dust causing a headache is if it's from oxygen deprivation from the particles clugging up your bronchioles or alveoli, and you'll certainly get a lot more of that from smoke.
You understand my concern now?
Your lungs aren't exposed to hot, dry air in normal settings though. When you vape, even with a bong, you have a higher chance of drying out the lungs due to inhaling a lot of warm, dry air, along with substances that are hygroscopic. If you have no type of screen to block a lot of the plant fibers, they can irritate the lungs, and maybe get into your system. I don't know why he would get headaches, but it may be from some plant matter(more than normal) getting into his system, with the torn screen.
The only thing I can think to help with the issue is to get a new mflb, and also to do some cardio, to help bring more blood to the lungs so moisture can be made. This will help keep the lungs form drying out so fast when vaping. Drinking water during your cardio helps with the process also.
I know someone who has this complaint when they use my WISPR or LitheVape , The short hot vapor Pathway seems to be her problem . Also hydration seems to be a big factor. Have you tried The MF with a short whip or even just the $0.49 bubbler for some reason she's fine with that .
Hope you find a solution to ease your problem .
Bingo! Your body is set up to deal with dust and debris. It's natural, sometimes at scary levels. Do a Google search on 'dust bowl photos' and see. People lived in dust storms weeks long so bad they rigged ropes across the yard so they didn't get lost on the way to the barn and wonder off and die! Seriously. You couldn't see your own feet.
Unless you have stuff with 'mechanical hooks' like asbestos or heavy rock dust (like minors before water washes where silicosis happened after 20 years...) it gets trapped by the mucus, moved up the respiratory tract by the cilia and either swallowed or expelled depending. In your lifetime you probably process pounds of such dust.
Hard rock miners used to joke, 'we buried an ounce of gold dust with old Joe'.
BTW, that household dust you see in the sun light? Mostly dead skin cells doncha know...... How disgusting is that. Having a cat adds 'pet dander' (dried cat saliva) to the mix. Makes you never want to breathe in again, doesn't it?
Can we rule out that it's NOT your herb , that is giving you the headaches ?
It just does not make sense that a torn screen compared to a good screen can cause headaches . imo
Have you tried your herb in another vape ?
Today I received my Powerex 2700's from PCmall's ebay store. They charged fine on my La Crosse charger, went and looked at ebay and they listed another set. Mine included the case and was also $5.99 shipped. Took a week to receive, really considered another 4 to use around the house but I have 7 stripped now and about 12 other brands for electronics.
I might just watch this thread, and pop in from time to time to give info here.
Ha just saw this thread. I use the bigger Patron bottles to hold abv, works great!
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