Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by SameOldTim, Jan 24, 2013.
=) Harbor Freight sells O rings in quantity for cheap!
I'd stay clear of them, they're Buna (or even worse, Neoprene) not up to the temperatures....by a wide margin. Stick with the good stuff. And yes, that includes the Home Depot and Lowes, plumbing rings are soft and low temp. Not what we want.
IMO this is not a good time to go cheap.
What kind of local stores sell high temp stuff like o-rings, washers and tubing? Or do we always have to get this stuff online which forces us to buy in bulk and guess on sizes?
Ugh, so i screwed on my switch again after taking out the battery, and i tried unscrewing it and it is stuck. perhaps cross threaded? anyone have any recommendations? i don't have a lot of strength to torque it.
Thanks OF! I should've researched that before i opened my big mouth .
If you have one of the silicon caps (that covers the ceramic MP) you could try slipping it over the switch to get a better grip. Hope this helps.
Happy Friday everyone! I was very inspired by iamn3ko's mod, so much so that I had to follow his instructions and make one myself. Here's a couple of pics... I was using the 14mm glass adapter as a mp inserted into the mp hole secured by an o ring. It worked pretty well, but once iamn3ko said to use a ceramic screen for some reason that really made it work fantastically for me! I guess it might have something to do with keeping the heat inside the bowl, by using the screen on top of the bowl. This is well worth trying!!! Now onto the pics:
Then I added THe Ceramic screen:
The cap fits over this pretty snugly, but I still wanna experiment with a few different sized O rings. Then the next step is:
This works so well I think because of the ceramic screen holding more heat into the bowl, and then with the addition of a wider mp hole with an large bore drip tip airflow is maxed out!! Sure works great!!!
Hmm.. Well I mostly got rid of the metallic flavor in my EO cart by emptying it, dry burning, and then filling it to the point of almost overflowing. Even though the metallic taste is mostly gone, I still taste it when I take a bigger hit. As much as I want to say the Cera gives me the best flavor, my experience so far isn't really on par with dabbing. It hits hard, though.
That worked! The actual switch also came loose from the threading itself...I screwed it back in, and the core is heating up, so I think I am good. Wonder why it got "stuck" in the first place? I put a little wd40 on the threading so it would be easier to remove in the future.
Hey, great to hear that you're back 'on-line'. Not sure why it got 'stuck' in the first place, but some kind of lubricant can't hurt. I think I'll try a little vegetable oil if needed - I never cared for the smell of wd40 (LOL). Happy vaping!
I'd stay away from vegetable oil! It'll probably go rancid eventually– doubt you'll care for that smell either.
Grinder Grease would surely work nicely. Don't know what it smells like, though. It's made with beeswax and hemp seed oil, so probably pretty nice!
I had mine stick once. I caused it by spinning the base on fast. There was enough momentum to get base "all the way on" making enough friction to have it stick. I would not suggest lube at all. Just make sure the threads (one on the switch and one on the body) are clean. And be careful about how fast, and hard you drive the base home.
None that I know of, which is why I keep posting my favorite sources.....saves people PMing me.....
The curse of this cutting edge stuff I guess? Speaking of guessing, guessing on sizes is not a good plan IMO, someone is likely to know for sure saving time and money.
Cool. Glad you sorted it out. Another useful trick for next time (when you don't have a handy cover....) is to wrap a few wide rubber bands around it to give you a firm grip.
I agree with oil having disadvantages, they make special greases for this but wax (even candle wax rubbed across the threads) works fine for this. Since you're not going to eat it or smoke it you can pass on the organic bee's wax and hemp seed oil........if you want.
And has been said, don't get it up to ramming speed tightening it up (although it is neat to feel the precision) the SS surfaces can gaul when they impact each other (SS makes a lousy hammer.....) near enough to tiny welds to bring a tear to your eye.
Now that's a gem. Thanks OF, I'm sitting here nursing second-degree burns on my hand and you managed to make me laugh. Now I'll never forget what galled SS threads are like…
Thanks everyone! Candle wax for CERA (simple and inexpensive) and now maybe some 'Grinder Grease' (thanks for the link nopartofme).
Well in a twisted turn of fate my cera won't heat up at all now. Nothing has changed either. I REALLY needed it tonight too. I'll play with it and see what I find if anything, just really hoping this doesn't have to go back already.
Tried another battery that I had that used to make it light up. This is not looking good at all. Anything I can do to troubleshoot?
4/20 disaster :/
On the subject of O-rings, would the O-rings used in paintball guns work with the Cera? I was cleaning my paintball gun the other day and saw that it had the same color rings in spots, but im not sure what they are made of.
Real sorry to hear this. If yours follows the pattern it's either the switch or the strap in the battery compartment. Here's a post from OF on eliminating the switch to see if it's the problem, and here's one for the strap.
Well, just fired the Cera EO back up after getting it back up and running from the boil. I power cycled it to hasten the drying, hopefully that was OK. I also torched it a bit, that worked well.
Anyways, onto the action. I loaded roughly .25-.30 grams of some mmj earwax. It melted swell with a few 5 second power cycles. Sadly, at the time, my wife made me go run some errands.
Now I am back home and have tested it out thoroughly. It initially was hell to pull on. I let it heat up for about 10-15 seconds, and began to take some light steady pulls, to "bring" the hot air over the wax infused sponge. It worked well. The restriction took a while to loosen up, and I got a few decent hits using it on my Leviathian bubbler. However, when I used it on the bub, it was VERY restrictive. My guess is the drag from the water as well on the vape itself, compounded it.
Still, took about 5 solid pulls and I am feeling just fine. The body and MP is moderately warm after a 5 minute short session. I was using the Panasonic batteries that I procured from Amazon. I like 'em.
I am a very happy customer. Bravo to a well designed, American-made (sorry little bit of nationalist pride goes a ways with all of this focus to drive down cost while affecting quality around), safe vaporizing device. My hat is tipped to you.
Sucks. I'll try the foil wad soon. So just put the battery in, then stuff a bunch of foil in to make a connection with the metal end of the cera body, no switch involved at all?
Yup, if the switch is the issue then that should get your core glowing.
I have a puzzle:
Like my steampunk body?
1st impression: Firing the eo cart up is like lighting a jet engine, you get little sputters of vape and then it lights and it produces a truly awsome hit!
It's like this (before the fire)
lol I'm not sure why that engine was so crazy
I thought it was a bit harsh when I hit the cart straight, but when I blew out a wall of a cloud I knew why!
I love it through water even more, I hope it performs like this forever!
How does it turn on? Is this something anyone can buy / make? It looks like a good outdoor / rough environment oil vaporizer.
It turns on by pushing the endcap until the battery hits the positive of the cart.
There's a nut in the top to hold the cart, it's a bit inspired by these:
It works great, but I'll take out the battery when pocketing it
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