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Underdog Log Vapes

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

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  1. hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

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    I am a simple person and mostly like a very direct vapor path without all the glass and hardware. Nylon stems with the dog and standard naked mouthpiece for other vapes. I sometimes feel “uncultured “ around here. Like eating with my fingers or something. My biggest pipe is a 5” glass spoon for smoking occasions. Seems like some have quite a ceremony vaping. :D
     
  2. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    So I guess my Wild Maple gal is not fixable. I kind of figured that since y'all replaced her when she started charring instead of fixing her, but figured I'd check, LOL! Underdogette and I are working on alternative plans.

    I had checked the posts on the Tekpower VVPS before posting about it and it does have the holes in the post (I kind of figured I could run the wire in there but wanted to double check), so next time it falls out I'll cut those banana plugs off and go that route. I did try bending the ears out but I don't think they bent much, we'll see, LOL!

    So the next part of my evil drug pushing plan is to get a bong to loan to my friend along with the loaner UD vape. I have lost the links I had from folks on here about what bongs they are using. I know NOTHING about bongs. So I'm looking for something not too expensive that will go well with an Underdog and not be hard to use or clean. I think people were suggesting something called a "bubbler"? Not sure. I'm fine with good quality Chinese glass. Any recommendations?
     
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  3. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Check out DHGate.com. They have cheap bubblers that pair well with the UD.

    :peace:
     
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  4. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    I seriously know NOTHING about bongs. I barely figured out how to use the log vape, LOL! I am ... barely ... of the hippie generation but I had little to no experience with the weed. Every few years I'd lay hands on some. I didn't like to ask other people to buy it for me because if they got caught I'd have felt terribly guilty and I didn't like to try to buy it for myself because (1) I had no idea where to get it and (2) my single experience with a "dealer" resulted in ... man-handling, to put it mildly. I think the guy was pretty surprised when a woman almost a foot shorter than him pulled a knife on him. OK, tiny knife, basically I used to use it to whittle. But it did buy me enough time for some guys walking by in the parking lot to see what was going on and deck the guy.

    Any specific suggestions? I have no idea how to select one. Any particular dealers to look for, or avoid?
     
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  5. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    This one (it's the first posted product in Stu's link) https://www.dhgate.com/product/d020...water/175832535.html#s1-0-1b;searl|1110192955

    is very popular with UD users. It's compatible with our 18mm NonGs and 18mm OS NonGs. Also our 14mm GonGs and NonGs with the use of an adapter (not included). :cheers:
     
  6. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    I would even ask the seller if they could include an 18/14 reducer instead of the bowl or nail combos. I've been lucky once or twice with that approach. Trust me you'll want it more than the freebies they include. :2c::peace:
     
  7. bizwaxzion

    bizwaxzion Enigmatic Cannabist

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    DHgate has a lot to offer in cheap [but very functional] glass but can be overwelming in terms of selection. There are a few trusted sellers that many of us use regularly - Sunshinestore, popular glass (StevenLMZ79), Clean & Clear Glass (CCG), and MLGlass are all top sellers. The D020 piece in Stu's link is probably the one most recommended and would make an excellent first choice. It comes from Sunshinestore and works very well with the UD. My only gripe is that it has an 18mm joint. I use my UD almost exclusivly with the 14mm gong stem so I buy mostly 14mm jointed pieces, but this can be rectified with an reducer (listing shows one included with that piece, but I recall it didn't fit well) but the reducer UD sells works very well. My favorite piece so far with my logs is the FC-188 (or PG5081) from StevenLMZ79. I'm an old [ex] bong smoker and the larger can volume on the FC-188 make for a more fill-n-clear like experience and the matix perc doesn't steal too much flavor. Additionally, the base on the FC-188 is very thick and stable. This piece is also available with an 18mm joint (FC-187 or PG5080) if you are so inclined.
     
  8. formicae

    formicae Well-Known Member

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    Seconding the FC-188 recommendation, it's a wonderful piece to use with an Underdog. The percolator has more numerous, finer cuts and holes than the D020, which makes for just the right amount of resistance when you draw, milks up nice and thick. It's also a breeze to clean with isopropyl or Simple Green, both apertures are easy to plug with a thumb so you can shake it up.

    The D020 is a fine piece, there's a reason it's so popular, but I definitely prefer the Matrix Sidecar/FC-188.
     
  9. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    I'm leery of that particular seller (the guy who makes the FC-188). It looks nice but it appears to be a counterfeit and not just a knock off - the pics I've seen actually have the Mobius logo on it. And other reasons. For one thing he has a statement on his site dissing the free shipping he offers that really sounds like he's trying to extort extra money out of you for more expensive shipping options. Kind of like if a thug walked into your store and starts talking about what a SHAME it would be if anything bad happened to your lovely store...

    How about this one?

    https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/d020-d-9-inches-bubbler-glass-bong-water/244202146.html

    D020-D.

    Also what's the difference between the 14mm and 18mm sizes? I don't have any GonGs at all so I don't have to worry about matching, I can just get the right size stems and whatever to start with. Is there a reason to go with one size over the other?

    What UD pieces would I need to get in addition to the bong? Just the right size GonG?

    Finally, what is the use of the J-Hook? I know there are people on here who use those but I'm not clear on what they do for you.
     
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  10. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Odd thing is it's just as likely that he just used a stock picture of an actual Mobius piece in his promo pictures. Has anyone received one with the logo?
     
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  11. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    I've seen reports of having received it both ways - with and without a logo. Plus, I have noticed that EVERY single time someone links directly to the piece on this forum, the link is removed and replaced with a statement about it having been a link to a counterfeit. Plus, apparently he tends to be sticky about defective items received. He either tries to extort more money out of you (by insisting you have to buy another piece before he will ship you a replacement for the lemon you got) or he won't give you a 100% refund for your defective item. Most reliable sellers (all that I know of but that is a pretty limited set) just want you to email pictures and then they'll refund. This guy wants you to ship it back to get a full refund, at your own expense, to CHINA.

    If that is not a picture of what he actually makes, that is even more incentive to avoid the guy. If he can't post pictures of what he actually makes, that leads me to think he's hiding something.
     
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  12. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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  13. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    @CurryLeafTreehugger - welcome to GAS (glass aquisition syndrome).
    You'll be pleased to know that there's an entire thread devoted to this condition.
    Fellow sufferers post here :).
    U/Ds go great with glass. Good luck on your journey.
     
  14. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    Nope. No GAS here. I want ONE bong. Don't understand GAS necessarily except from a collector's point of view perhaps.
     
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  15. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    You know I went and looked at that thread. It is over 1000 pages. There is NO WAY I'm going to try to wade through all that. There may be a lot of information in that thread, but I don't want to spend the rest of my life looking for it, LOL!

    That is one of the drawbacks of this forum in general. Instead of threads that get unwieldly and long they should have more subforums. This "thread" should, in fact, be its own subforum. And that thread should DEFINITELY be its own subforum. You can't find anything when a single thread gets so long!

    Besides which my particular issue is finding a bong that UD users like and works with the UD. Or at least, log vapes in particular.

    Search on the forum is of dubious utility. This is what I get when I search on gb-187 (the bong from YinMing5)

    FC Vaporizer Review Forum - Error
    The search could not be completed because the search keywords were too short, too long, or too common.
     
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  16. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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  17. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    Well dratnab it! DHGate wants a phone # or they won't process your order.

    I don't have a phone, and if I DID, I CERTAINLY wouldn't be giving it away to a ginormous Amazon clone in China, LOL!

    So no bong for me. *pout*
     
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  18. virtualpurple

    virtualpurple Well-Known Member

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    Do you have an eBay or amazon account? You can find similar glass at either vendor.
     
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  19. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    eBay, no. I HAD an account because I used to buy semi-precious stones (when I was a goldsmith) but for some BIZARRE reason they deleted all my vendor information and all my purchase history. So I abandoned it. This was years ago, before my hands got too shaky to handle a torch, working on tiny pieces of jewelry.

    I do have an amazon account but - bongs on Amazon? There do seem to be a very very few, but nothing I would trust as to source, and the vast majority that look even remotely like something I would want are marked "currently unavailable". Lots of "beer bongs", including one attached to ummmm, a representation of a certain part of the male anatomy. No I do not want that, LOL! But not really anything like what I was looking at from DHGate.

    But thanks.
     
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  20. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    This can be such a pain in the ass on many websites. Yesterday I was helping a neighbor by setting up an appointment at a surgery center where they're going to have eye surgery next monday, they only set up appointments online (when most of their patients are at least in their late 70's, my neighbor is mid 90's) and have spaces for home-phone, cell-phone and email. Home phone is optional but if you don't fill out the email and cellphone spaces you can't make an appointment.

    I don't know anyone in their 80's and 90's who have both a email or cell phone.
     
  21. CurryLeafTreehugger

    CurryLeafTreehugger Well-Known Member

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    Awhile back Social Security tried to lock your online SS account to a cell phone. Mandatory. Guess how many people on SS have cell phones? LOL!

    I used to put in the phone # to the White House if something insisted on a real phone # and wouldn't accept all 0's. I stopped doing that. I started having visions of the secret service kicking in the door to the camper I was living in at the time.
     
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  22. awshat420

    awshat420 Member

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    Placed my order yesterday after weeks of indecision. Can't wait for my UD to arrive!!
     
  23. underdogette

    underdogette one in a billion Company Rep

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    Welcome to the UD Pack! Let us know if you need anything. The FC community here is awesome as well- such a wealth of friendly information. :)
     
  24. underdog

    underdog shade-tree vapor engineer Manufacturer

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    For a limited time only, while supplies last, Micros are back!

    Like the last of the Alphas posted a while back these are the last of the Micros. Again, like the Alphas we probably won't make a production run of these so this very well might be your last chance to get one.

    As usual Micros are intended as something fun for existing UD users to play with not as an alternative to a regular Dog and their availability will be limited to people who already own a Dog. As such they don't come with any accessories like stems, power supplies, etc and no warranty. We will offer low priced rebuilds on them however as we've done in the past.

    Send Underdogette a message if you're interested. $79.99 shipped, USA only.

    Species available (from left to right): Honey Locust, Black Walnut, Holly, Figured Walnut, Cherry and Maple. There are a limited amount of each.
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  25. peaceonearth

    peaceonearth high since 1968

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    Behold my new dog...
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    I had an old poplar Aircore dog that up & died after 2 years of heavy use (still worked but core had come loose from body). As its warranty replacement, @underdogette very kindly sent me this stunning Canarywood dog. :bowdown::love::clap: :D

    Talk about going above & beyond -- what a class act, I'm completely blown away by this generosity.

    Found the sweet spot on my dimmer and it's been keeping me :ko: all day. I can assert that in addition to being beautiful, this is the tastiest, cloudiest, most efficient, and overall most enjoyable vape ever.

    Anyone who doesn't already have an Underdog, must get one forthwith.

    Thanks again Amanda, and again and again... you folks are AWESOME! :tup:

    :peace:
     

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