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Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by underdog, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. Square4Life

    Square4Life Well-Known Member

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    Really appreciate all of the testing and the info. 11 isn't too bad. I knew the chamber appeared quite large but that is a pretty impressive size. I could probably handle turning it on a bit earlier, especially with the load size bonus. I probably misspoke earlier...I would just have to plan on using it more so. But using the butane while waiting to heat up is a great idea. I know I sound impatient as hell...and you are probably right haha I should just get over the fear of something falling on top of the core and catching fire and leave it on a majority of the time.

    Does the alpha stem go on the inside or outside of the alpha core?
     
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  2. sloaf

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    One of the Alpha NonGs goes on the inside of the core, the bigger one goes on the outside. I don't have the direct draw stem as they have limited amounts of Alpha stems right now, but if it is like other direct draw UD stems it goes on the inside and will pack less. I'll take some pictures comparing the sizes of the different stems I have and pictures of the Alpha vs regular vs mini later today for you. You don't sound impatient, I am the same way. Definitely sucks waiting on a vape to heat up. I don't leave my logs on 24/7 so I usually will turn them on when I get home along with the EVO. While I am waiting I use the StickyBrick, then the EVO is heated, then the logs are ready. That seems to do the trick :). After that the logs are heated up they are instant vape heaven though.

    Yeah I understand not wanting to leave them on if you have kids/pets or have a tendency to knock things over. My friend just puts his up somewhere the cats can't reach it, seems to work ok. The nice thing about the VVPS units is that you can get a 15' or 30' long cord. So you can keep the log up in a safe spot normally and just use the super cord to go where you need to when the time comes.
     
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  3. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    I just went to use my dog and it was almost cold to the touch. I turn mine on when I get up in the morning and leave it on all day. It was working fine this morning. I have removed the extension plug and just going plug in right to the vape. I will give this a while and see if she comes back to life.

    I think I could go without any of my other vapes for periods of time, but not this one. :(
     
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  4. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Uh oh, keep us posted. 90% of the problems we encounter are fatigue failures in extension cords (which is why we use them, a cheap easily replaceable sacrificial element) and then wall-warts.. either the cord on those or capacitors inside. Again though keep us posted so we can help you get back up and running if needed. :peace:
     
  5. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for your quick reply! My dog is running with no extension cord and the heat is back!! :) In fact, it does feel a bit hotter in this set-up. I think we have found the culprit. That poor extension cord has been worked to death it appears lol.

    I should just get one of your VVPS units. Those are used just to dim, correct?
     
  6. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Happy to help! Good to know it was just the extension, way cheaper/easier to replace that than the whole power supply.

    Yes our VVPS units are only used to 'dim' (ie, lower) the voltage/heat level. Simpler and more robust that way.
     
  7. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thank you!! I think I will order one of those. :)
     
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  8. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Excellent, glad to have been of service. :cheers:
     
  9. underdogette

    underdogette one in a billion Company Rep

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    PSA: We'll go ahead and leave the sale up through the night, and take it down in the morning. Thanks so much everyone! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. :)
     
  10. scion34

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    Here's a pic of the newest member of the pack, one Alpha to lead the rest! Its just dang gorgeous, could stare at that streak forever:

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    Underdog, ya'll might just be on to something with this one! I always had a few (minor) gripes with my original air core. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful vape! But for a heavier user, the small load size and tendency to cool down after a few consecutive hits always left me wanting just a tad more... this new Alpha though... wohhhh! :ko::clap::clap:

    For a heavier user, more couldn't be asked! The larger stem size satisfies my desire for larger hits and so far I haven't noticed any cool down that was apparent with the older style core... needless to say, this guy is happy. Bravo! :love:
     
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  11. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is WOW!!! That is beautiful !!

    I have had one of those in my shopping cart several times over the last week. I need a vvps for my current dog. I go to the website and again have to look at that alpha. Then I see they now have a free vvps with your order. My brain is now divided, so to speak lol. One side says you came here to spend $40 on a vvps, do the practical thing and make that purchase. On the other side though, its telling me, look you want a new dog and this alpha looks awesome and you get the vvps for free. Then I see the wonderful folks at UD are giving a pretty big discount on a micro dog to go with it.

    The competition in my brain is fierce lol. What to do, what to do???
     
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  12. Square4Life

    Square4Life Well-Known Member

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    Lol it is very tempting, I have to admit
     
  13. Rick

    Rick Zapman

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    Wow!
    Been away for so long and missed so many improvements. That Alpha Dog does sound great. I have been a heavy user....for over 50 years.
    Dave and Amanda do an incredible job with product development and quick service. They always have been and will always be that way.
    The UD with all the improvements and stem choices is hard to beat.
    Have fun doing all that catch up work Dave. Bet you thought you would never be this busy.
     
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  14. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Hey Dogs and Dogettes, we're in the home stretch of getting out of the house/shop and doing pretty well but haven't had much time to post lately. All customs are now done and out of the shop so I'll be closing it down over the coming week. It's kind of a cool trip down memory lane unplugging machines and cleaning out the shop that's been going almost 24/7 for the past 5+ years. I hadn't really thought we'd made that many memories in this space but I guess I was wrong.

    Anyways I can see that you all have things well in hand in our absense and as usual you're all being a great bunch of Dogs. No torn up couch cushions, no one digging in the garbage, no barking.. good Dogs! :freak:


    Hey Rick nice to see you around these parts again! Thanks for the props, we try to take good care of people and we learned (at least in part) from the best.. you and Pat!

    I'll definitely have 'fun' doing all the catch up work that will certainly pile up lol. It seems like every year we're busier than I've ever expected to be, not a bad problem to have I suppose huh? All those Dog lovers out there keep us plenty busy and then add in doing rebuild or maintenance jobs for Zap users and the occasional PD/etc it's crazy busy at times. :cool:
     
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  15. T-dot Toker

    T-dot Toker Vape Bong Master

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    Hey I promised pictures a while back of my Wild Maple Dog, or my WMD as I call it. Here they are:

    http://imgur.com/a/n0vPj
     
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  16. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!!
     
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  17. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    Hey I know that Dog.. :cool:

    Awesome mouse-pad too!
     
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