VapCap Induction Heater for Desktop and in Car Use

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Pipes, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Herbonius

    Herbonius Member

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    I've only been running it a day now but I feel compelled to show my new induction VapCap set up as it's easily been the best vaping experience I've ever had.

    I recently purchased an induction heater from Pipes (skeletor format) and put it into an old tin I found that happened to be exactly the correct size for the heater. It has three 18650 batteries and by all reports should last at least 100+ sessions. This is obviously unheard of for a portable vape.

    The heater heats the VapCap to click in 5 to 10 seconds (no spinning!) and the whole process is completely effortless. I just put my VapCap into the hole and wait for the click. It's actually a bit easier to hear the click now as I don't have to listen for it over the sounds of my butane lighter anymore.

    I also put magnets on the lid to cool down the VapCap and on either side of the tin - one to attach the Dynastash and another to attach a small tin to store ABV. This way I have everything I need in one portable station.

    I have a couple things to do still - I need to drill a hole for the power charger and I need to replace the rubber gasket around the induction heater hole as I took a chunk out of it when got caught on the sharp tin.

    I was a bit concerned about putting the rubber gasket so close to the heater but there is no smell whatsoever and the rubber is completely cool to the touch during and after use. I guess it doesn't get affected by the induction heater. The tin itself seems to only ever get very mildly warm, perhaps heating up only a couple degrees.

    Obviously it's not a pocketable setup but I still have my triple jet lighter for that. Anywhere else though I'll be using this heater.

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  2. howzcat

    howzcat Hard on Glass

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    beautiful. Where can i get one, how much? :)
     
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  3. DirtyD

    DirtyD Member

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    New to forum trying to figure out how to buy a skeletor and eraser and probably more from @Pipes . Help please, cheers more beers dirty d
     
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  4. CharmCityVapeGuy

    CharmCityVapeGuy Known to some and enigma to others

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    I can't even explain how badly I want that. Nice work!
     
  5. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I might want to buy one of these when and if they are available.
     
  6. S0L0m0n

    S0L0m0n Trees and Food / Nature is my Medicina...

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    Very much want to buy one of these.
     
  7. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^ Me too… :clap:
     
  8. hardboiledfrog

    hardboiledfrog tinkerer

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    @Herbonius nice find! that tin is the perfect size.:tup:

    @Pipes by all the responses here it looks like you're going to be pretty busy.:nod: :clap:
     
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  9. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

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    I have the jarhead in transit to UK by slowboat. I cant remember when Pipes posted it now, it was at least 3 1/2 weeks ago. I have been onna homeopathy vapor break.
    So far no sign of the jarhead. I a have practically finished my homeopathy now, and technically could vaporize any time.

    I just hope my jarhead doesnt fall ofg the boat and get lost!:disgust::rip:
     
  10. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Slow boat shipping... Hate it! You never know how many transfers may occur.
    Could come tomorrow or another couple weeks. Not un-heard of at all, but a real pain when it's something you can't wait to get.
    Hang in there.

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  11. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

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    Thanks Pipes! Once again you show yourself to be a man who cares, not only an inventive genius!
    I am patient indeed rest assured, just a curious cat. Im sure it will be here anytime soon. This item is more precious than your standard mass produced products by big business, with personal and sentimental value, hence why I will be so much more pleased when it does arrive safely!
    I've no doubt it will be worth the wait. All I really want is to know he's safe and sound in the hands cystody of pirates!
     
  12. HandBanana64

    HandBanana64 New Member

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    How would I go about ordering a jarhead to ship to Chicago. How much would it cost for shipping
     
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  13. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    A quick update for those on the PS list.

    Everything is done except final assembly. All the holes are made and just waiting on the battery gauges to arrive which could be any day. Just have to determine the best mounting location for it, but putting the modulars inside the case will be a quick process. Thinking the gauge will be on the front plate centered.
    Soon, very soon.

    Also, to give myself something to do this summer, I've ordered enough stuff to assemble 30 more Portsides. :brow:

    List is already on the go!

    :science:
     
  14. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Awesome news, I look forward to giving the PS a whirl whilst not having to give the VapCap a twirl ;)
     
  15. SSVUN~YAH

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

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    Haha... You can use it in your car, you can have it on your bar, you can put one in a jar, you can't see it from afar, get one soon because it's above par!
     
  16. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    You're a Poet,
    And, you don't even know it....:rofl:
     
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  17. Sketch420

    Sketch420 Well-Known Member

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    Nice I'm very excited to check the PS out! Keep up the great work @Pipes! Thanks for the update. It will be nice to try something different than a torch.
     
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  18. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    How long til these are available to retail brother? I'd love to get my hands on one or two of your products when the time comes, but I have sworn off of all pre-orders long ago.
     
  19. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Who said anything about prepaid? Not my way. ;)

    Payment due when ready to ship. :cool: But I do appreciate a quick payment when the time comes.

    An update to Skeletor units. Once I receive the battery gauges, they will become part of the deal. Along with the addition of the Kill switch. Necessary if the unit is enclosed by buyer and batteries can not be easily pulled in the case of a coil fault and/or tactile button stuck.
    So I'm upping the Skeletor price from $60 to $65. Current pending orders exempted.

    Also, the Jarhead will only be made on a request basis. Currently have no more power supplies for them. But if enough interest, then things may change.

    Here's a couple pics of the Skeletor with the Kill switch added. Can just be left on and tucked away if unit is such that batteries can be accessed. Or removed and the connectors bladed together. I purposely used push on blade terminals so the push through switch can be easily mounted to an enclosure without having to solder.

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    This unit is held together by the use of pressure activated double sided adhesive rubber tape. This makes it easy for separating for rearranging to suit the owners imagination and enclosure dimensions. :science:
    :cheers:
     

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