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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VaporBoxed, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Have strength (and faith) Brother Haywood. Breathe deeply, it will pass. And come to pass......

    OF
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  2. chant121

    chant121 Active Member

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    Have finally received my tv unit with smoothflow :) Happy ! now i just need someting to put in it ;)

    First impressions, loving the weight and professional build of this thing, 10 out of 10 on looks - one really feels the cool business with something like this at a party or festy or w/e, not only that im hoping it will allow me to vape on the go ( i got 8 pairs of batterys n 2 chargers ) cant wait to try this thing, will let you know how it goes.

    How do i go about getting rid of the nasty new taste in the unit? should i just burn it in by holding it on for 30 seconds or so ?

    Also is there any beginner pieces of advice for me ( other than that in the instructions paper that comes in it ) on the TV ( i know all the battery precautions )

    :))
  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    towelieeeee newb

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    Bummer to hear about the possible issues w/ the pipes PA... OF, i'm sure you mentioned it earlier but i was too dense to figure this out -- what are the consequences of using an unregulated supply on the T1, exactly? I've been using my PPA for a few weeks now and haven't seem to have experienced any issues... would like to keep it that way :)
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    OF Well-Known Member

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    I think that properly matched, there's no real problem. Done right, it can be more stable than batteries. I've got a copy of Pipe's unit on loan for testing, it's on the list but unfortunately timing is poor and I'm committed to testing the prototype "8" vape for THC for the next few days at least. FWIW I like what I've seen of it in the brief look I too. In fact I used his adapter assembly to run another supply in a test on driving a SV Evolution core between 8 tests.

    If I had his unit and had no problems with it I'd continue using it until testing or experience says otherwise. I think the big danger is not with T1 but the lighter Evolution or even Revolution/DART loads letting the voltage get too high without the load....counter intuitive as that is, I think the low power stuff will probably burn out first if you start randomly plugging stuff in? I expect to know more by this time next week.....and probably will be telling anyone remotely interested right here?

    Good holiday to one and all.

    OF
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  6. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    Thank you that answers it i think i may have to ad the LV next.
  7. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    Thank you. I think I will be spending a few more bucks in the near future, i am sure I will be pleased with the current set up, but it is always nice to have options.

    What would be really good is a dedicated power supply, A plug. I saw one on Ebay, a power adapter for thermovape
    Please let me know if this sounds right, or what type of power supply i might need
    Here is the description & Link
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Adapt...153?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item2a1ca54739
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    This is an external power adapter for use with the ThermoVape portable vaporizer.
    This adapter will allow external access to the contact points normally used by the battery.
    The power supply used is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure safety standards and compatible rating are used to match the devices tolerances.
    Installing the adapter into the T1 handle is the same as when using the batteries.
    Just slide the adapter pig tail first into the handle where the sleeve would normally go pulling the plug through the slotted opening.
    Attach the device intended for use and adjust the pigtail such that it slides freely in the handle.
    The power connector is a 5.5 mm DC style CCTV type. The actual power supply is the BUYERS responsibility to provide.
    Now your device is ready to use as normal without the worry about batteries running down.

    The benefits of using this adapter when possible are:

    -Never caught off guard with dead batteries.
    -Conserves your batteries overall life span.
    -Takes weak batteries out of the equation for questionable performance.
    -Excellent learning tool for beginners developing their techniques.
    -Great hits from the beginning to last pull.
    -No waiting for batteries to charge.
    -Constant predictable heat ALL the time.

    ***WARNING***
    Improper use of this adapter can cause damage to devices attached to the ThermoVape
    To be used only by those with understanding of proper specifications of the device to be used with.
    Seller not responsible for any damage cause by this adapter to any attached device.
  8. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome, glad it helps.

    Not to argue with you, but you don't really have to buy it.....but it will make you a better person.

    And it will drive the women wild.

    Your choice.....

    Best wishes.

    OF
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  9. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    Hi Nickb, welcom to FC. The unofficeal advise on this is -
    Where It's At
    And I must say you picked one excellent looking adapter there.
    More to come on your PA question.
    Pipes
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  10. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    Thanks Pipes I did not mean to re post an old question I just saw this on the site and thought how cool would it be especially for group use
    I hope you can perfect one of these so I can buy it. for the time being
    I am planning on getting a couple extra sets of batteries.better safe that sober
    lol
  11. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    No problem nickb, always good to ask.
    And you came to the right place. Keep them ears on.
    Pipes
  12. chant121

    chant121 Active Member

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    A review on todays experience out in the sun testing the TV properly..

    Woweee the flavour is immense on the first few hits.. White berry broken up into smallish bits with small scissors ( i found some small hairs and trichomes falling into the heating core tho ?

    I also find the batterys hold out pretty well atm... at least a decent bowls worth.. and not too bothered about having 2 chargers on in the background.

    i found it was quite easy to accidentally combust just trying to take a nice juicy hit on the 4 - 5th toke
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  13. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Well done, over all. Glad you're having good experiences I agree with you down the line until this last bit. Try as I can I've not been able to get combustion (under close to reasonable conditions), it could be herb related perhaps (although I've tried several), or maybe I'm just not trying enough?

    Powerful tool, though, isn't it? And fun, IMO, but you have to control it to some extent to get good results.

    Thanks for the post, it confirms a lot.

    OF
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  14. chant121

    chant121 Active Member

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    Cheers OF Buddy, It is an amazing toy that makes people look at you like some stoner space cadet of the future haha ! Everyone seems to want to know the price too :) It will never be as clean/pure/cool tasting as the volcano which i will always choose for home use, but for on the move it works like a dream.

    When i got home from a dnb night out and got in at 4 in the morning tried it out
    I was taken by surprise on the first go using it, and ended up coughing :))

    When i say com-bust what i am referring to is the slight flavor of say a hot knife or something slightly unusual tasting i'm not on about full blown combustion where it sets alight more just a matter of if i take 1 too many tokes without stirring or w/e it makes the herb black ( something i never see in my volcano even at a high temp ) I guess its all down to mastering the timing and not getting too greedy trying to take too bigger hit.

    Just out of interest, how much should i be packing ( how full of a bowl ) And do people find its best to break it up with fingers or use a space case titanium grinder for example ? i feel as tho something is wasted in the inside of these so called BB sized piece - yet cant crush it up as i know the dust will just fall through the holes into the heating core. Do people sometimes just shove a whole nicely cured airy bud in there ?

    I found adding water to the smooth flow very beneficial in cooling the hit - but also making you draw for a lot longer maybe causing too higher temps in one spot for too long if this makes sense ?
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    OF Well-Known Member

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    Cool, ain't it. Look, just lower your voice, explain how you're really an astronaut on a well needed break and you do in fact own the bar.....but please keep it quiet. Then explain it's from Skylab, and they have to keep it quiet so the Russians don't find out....their Cosmonauts don't have anything like it you know.... Practice in front of the mirror.

    I grind medium, you SC should work fine, that's what I often use (although in plain vanilla aluminum). I don't worry about a bit of debris in the heater, it won't last long and will no doubt boil out later. Thanks for the 'combustion' update, I agree, that doesn't count. No cherry.....'cept maybe the sweet young thing in the bit above?

    I found packing messes it up. The maker recommends loose loads, but full, I tend to agree. Partial loads work, I just don't think as well Packing it slows the airflow (at least in parts) making it vape uneven....which means now you need to stir....

    I too think the smooth flow can be dangerous. You loose some feedback for what's going on and can easily get in too deep before you know it.

    The chances we take so others will live a better life.....

    OF
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  16. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    I found the TV taste to GREATLY outdo that of any vape I've used to date, including the volcano by a good amount. That's one of my favorite parts.
  17. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    If anyone is interested in how the PA fits into the handle I put together a quick video.

    I had a couple questions in this regard. The pig tail needs to be coiled under the connector as demonstrated. It also shows the element glow with both batteries and the T1 power supply for comparison.
    Cheers,
    :popcorn: Pipes:popcorn:
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  18. gvape

    gvape Well-Known Member

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    I just watched that video off the auction listing. Im loving it..... Now Im just debating if I should buy a few more batteries like I intended, or just picking up one of these. This would solve most of the problems with batteries I assume.
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    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    Still some controversy at present over TV support but evaluation is in progress. See post 3334.
    Basically, this adapter will work with 2 power supplies. One for all but T1 and the modded unit under evaluation for warranty purposes with TV. This modded unit was designed for low resistance devices only as it is not regulated and needs a very low resistance to provide the proper power.
    Cheers for now,
    Pipes
  20. PhreedomPhries

    PhreedomPhries High Plains Drifter

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    Well, new problem. Another new core has experienced a blown coil. This one after just 3 weeks of use. I am starting to be concerned about the consistency of quality workmanship in these devices. Particularly since recommending them to several friends who I know do not have the kind of disposable income to be replacing $55 cores with any regularity... TV has stated that the cores should likely last well beyond the 3 month warranty, but I have yet to have a core in my possession that has lasted more than a month and a half, and indeed I am now in need of my third core, before 3 months has even elapsed since purchasing the unit. I'm a responsible adult who is not putting these devices under any undue kind of stress.
  21. chant121

    chant121 Active Member

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    What does a blown coil look like or how is it noticed ?

    Can Anyone else who uses it daily elaborate this - since i wont be using it every day mine will probally last me a lot longer.

    I have been out using mine by the river and have managed to convert yet another lady freind to the magic of vaping ;) I was like, Want me to blow some vapour in ya mouth ? :) Didnt take big enough hit tho and were both already baked so will have to test in future..

    loving the easiness of this thing :)
    Just hope the heating core last as there quite pricey
  22. PhreedomPhries

    PhreedomPhries High Plains Drifter

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    A blown coil is easy to notice. First of all, you don't get proper vapor production with only one of the two coils engaged, even on a fresh set of cells. Secondly, looking at the core while engaging the switch, you will noticeably see (either) two, or in my case one, individual coil(s) glowing through the perforated holes of the core. Hope this helps.
  23. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    Phreedom can you post a pic of the blown one with the coils lit up?
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  24. PhreedomPhries

    PhreedomPhries High Plains Drifter

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    Unfortunately not easily. No photo account.
  25. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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