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Transformer Tubes (Formerly Steele Concept)

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Steele Concept, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. LetsAllMeltDownTogether

    LetsAllMeltDownTogether Well-Known Member

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    You could also try putting it in the fridge for a half hour to pull it out. Metal and glass shrink a tiny bit when cold.
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  2. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    That is rough goats go....

    Let us know how you make out, I have never heard of this problem in the past, perhaps some of these heat it up or cool it down suggestions can help you. Best of luck.
  3. Zangano Cruel

    Zangano Cruel Well-Known Member

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    @goatgobaahh and to any FC member that maybe would happen to them again ....
    Is it the tube SS material, isn't it ??
    Right???
    IMO, just got yourself a kind of drill bit adequate in width and drill the hell out of that downstem.
    It's impossible to damage the tube right?? It can be done with a long screwdriver as well. Just poke and wiggle the broken downstem till it smash to pieces, it's just glass. Or do the boiling sudden freezing thing. If that don't broke the glass in little pieces that you can rinse afterwards, please give me the phone of the downstem blower, because, that will be a tough quality boro glass :)
    I hope my opinion helps...
    Stay vaped :)
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  4. goatgobaahh

    goatgobaahh Well-Known Member

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    I love posting here and seeing all the creative solutions people come up with! :)

    So I ended up buying a new downstem...still having to get the old one out.

    This is what I did.

    I took the SC and leaned it upside down against a space heater for 30 minutes (it was REALLY hot).

    Took a metal tong off the electric cake batter mixer things. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...-Black-Hand-Mixer/1017172590?categoryId=12078

    Wrapped a large rubber band around the thin end several times. Placed it inside and pressed against the side while pulling towards me and it popped out after a few good tugs. The rest of the downstem intact no broken glass

    :nope:

    -Outtie 5000 :leaf:
  5. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    Like a boss!
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  6. axakal

    axakal Well-Known Member

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    reading the whole thread made me want to want one. factor in two cats running and jumping around like berserkers from time to time and all the dreams about elaborated glass with different styles of percs are an illusion anyway. :)
    where do i choose the color options actually? also, on the page the tube is pictured with a steel mouthpiece what doesn't seem to be the case anymore. in the pictures of the new, colored version the rim of the mouthpiece seems to be colored, but how is it possible, if it's one piece molding? or is it just a reflection of the colors of the base?

    i saw, that you were brewing kölsch back in time. what an interesting choice. most people find the taste a little too "soft" for a beer. but they are tourists anyway :)
  7. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    The Kolsch was pretty good, my favorite thing to brew was def. stout. But drinking a Kolsch, maybe i'm just a "soft" guy ;)

    Currently the colors we have are silver, black and copper. You can use the contact form on the steeleconcept website and we will get an order going via PayPal. The new TT website is still under construction and pretty soon the SC stuff will be over there to order.

    EDIT: OH yeah the top mouthpiece isn't colored, it is just a reflection.

    Thanks for your interest!
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  8. honorface

    honorface vape weed; eat yogurt

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    ya'll should make a vape adapter for your tube pieces. I have been using surgical tubing on a solo to hold the liquid freeze unit in place. Just make a screw on attachment, then I can use the perc tubes, the ice catcher tubes... basically all tubes for a vape/..;
  9. axakal

    axakal Well-Known Member

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    kölsch is fine. i was just surprised, that such a regional specialty is apreciated so far away from it's origins. you can not even buy it everywhere in germany.

    i couldn't find any information on the shipping cost to europe/germany. does transformer tubes actually have a distributor in europe?

  10. axakal

    axakal Well-Known Member

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    what exactly do you mean by vape adapter, honorface? where should the screw on attachment go?

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  11. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    Kolsch is pretty popular in some home-brew books so that is why I whipped it up. I don't think I had had Kolsch prior to that.

    TT has some dealers in Europe, I would think shipping would probably be around $30-$40 for a single unit if they were to ship overseas. I'm a little confused though, your signature says you are in Cali?
  12. axakal

    axakal Well-Known Member

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    it's a wordplay. Kölsch is traditionaly brewed in Cologne(Köln). Cologne's name in the local dialect is Kölle, so a hip-hop band coined the name Köllefornia because of the easy going attitude of people around here in analogy to Californa.
    never stumbled accross an online shop selling the TTs here before.

  13. honorface

    honorface vape weed; eat yogurt

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    make an adapter like the mouth piece with a smaller hole for vapor whip tubes
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  14. axakal

    axakal Well-Known Member

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    you mean something like the pinnacle hydrotube?

  15. honorface

    honorface vape weed; eat yogurt

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    Basically but you could use your different tubes like the freezer one or the perc one.
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  16. axakal

    axakal Well-Known Member

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    any thoughts on broadening your product line and making a small indestructable bubbler with the appeal of the original model? :)
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  17. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    That's a great question axakal. When I originally started this venture the "hot" thing was petite ~12" tubes for vaporization. Trends on this forum were geared toward hooking up log vapes like the Purple Days or Rock Zap to glass tubes... Time went on and things like the Cloud, LSV, Pax, Sublimator and many other innovative things dropped. People on this forum started hooking up vapes more to bubs and those glass things that fit over the Cloud (I forget the name of those). Basically the glass game got smaller, speaking in trends. Not a bad thing, it's pretty cool actually!

    Long story short I tailored the SC around log vaporizers and other direct draw devices like the LSV. Transformer Tubes now handles production of SC and I have mentioned a bubbler type device. Something like that will cost a good deal of money for additional moulds to be made for injection molding and it is something to be considered in the future for sure.

    I still take some TT/SC orders when customers ring me up but I have a new full time job in web design sales, that is why I have been a little inactive in this thread as of late. TT wasn't quite ready for a full time sales guy but I got some great new accounts and they are doing a good job scaling the TT/SC stuff.

    Who knows what the future holds? As TT makes more money, additional product lines are certainly an option. I just ordered something similar w/ the matrix perc in polycarb would be dope Thanks for all the support thus far guys!
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  18. Supra

    Supra New Member

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    Not sure if you're the same guy that hooked me up on another forum, but I've been using my transformer tube daily for months now, absolutely no complaints. Totally loving the thing. Bought a few more parts recently and it's only gotten even more smooth!

    Using a the hyphy base perc (or whatever one of the names you guys use now haha), two dome percs, an ice catcher, milking chamber, and mouthpiece. Three percs and about a foot worth of ice is wonderful
  19. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    Hey Supra,

    3 percs and a foot of ice sounds like it would do the trick! Thanks for your biz and we are glad to hear you dig the TT line.
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  20. KidFated.

    KidFated. Illin it..

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    Is there an fc discount? I've been through waaaay too much glass lately, and i only see life getting even more rowdy..
  21. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    Yes there is a 10% FC discount KidFated. 10% off $198 is ~178, add $12 for 3-5 day shipping and we get $190 total. PM me if interested, pretty soon TT will have the SC up on their site for online ordering as well and we will make a discount code.
  22. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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  23. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    Hi guys - temporary issue w/ payments accepted on the site due to paypal saying the store carries 'paraphernalia' please be patient and thanks for the biz :)
  24. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Fuckin' paypal, :disgust:

    Hope they don't try and screw you out of funds. Good luck bro.
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  25. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    Paypal is notorious for this kind of thing. It is between TT and PayPal, not me personally but I have heard horror stories w/ Paypal man. Best of luck to my boys!
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