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Vaping In Non Smoking Rentals /SoCal SAN DIEGO

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by CNYC, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. CNYC

    CNYC Member

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    I was curious to know how you guys are managing with these new restrictions regarding vaping in rental or shared living arrangements ?

    Some people say vape still smells like weed and some people don't.

    I'd like to move to San Diego from NYC for so many reasons but the smoking laws are freaking me out.

    How likely is it that I won't be discovered vaping in an uptight condo or apartment setting ?

    I am considering purchasing a volcano. I've never vaped weed before but I was impressed with the Nicotine Liquid...minus the fact that it got me sick. Otherwise I don't see vape vs smoke being an issue.

    Can anybody give me a heads up or assure me everything will be ok.

    Thanks for the help.
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  2. Ansel

    Ansel the midnight rambler.

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    i use an arizer solo = no problem.
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  3. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    Vaping does put out a smell, how great depends on the vaporizer. I don't have the volcano maybe somebody else could chime in about that.

    My Solo puts out the least smell of my four different vapes that I own. It's easy to cover any smell with food cooking or a candle. The smell doesn't stay, after the herb has heated up it doesn't smell that much with the Solo.

    You should be fine. All is good. :rofl:I own my own home but I've vaped in smoke free hotel rooms. Never have had a problem. I don't live is CA, I live in WA.
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  4. CNYC

    CNYC Member

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    Thanks.

    I don't think I would like anything besides a volcano. This seems to be the gold standard of vaping.

    Also I was curious to know if I should consider blowing vape clouds into a spoof filled with dryer sheets ?

    I just watched a great video on youtube that said all models smell but ones that don't consistently burn like the FireFly might have less odor . Others like the PAX apparently continuesly heat the herb until the session is done.

    Please correct me if I am wrong. I am a total noob.

    Thanks for the help.
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  5. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    The smell is usually pretty minimal and dissipates quickly. Keep your front door closed. Vape in a bedroom/bathroom with the door close. Use a sploof at first, but you'll probably find it overkill. It seems more of like "dorm" type protection to me.

    Welcome to FC!
  6. sqirel

    sqirel New Member

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    Hey CNYC, I like in SD and can probably give you some insight as I am dealing with this right now. I use a volcano vape and yes it does smell a little bit (hardly noticeable) but really isn't anything to worry about. I have never had an issue in the past but I recently moved to a condo and have had a neighbor complaining that he is smelling it somehow. Long story short, if you have your medical card and use inside your house with the doors closed, there is nothing anyone can do about it. I have had the police tell me this, multiple HOA's and attorneys, all with the same result. Don't let smoking be an issue for you in moving out here. If you want to be a considerate neighbor you can always get a SmokeBuddy which is a commercial sploof, but I wouldn't stress it too much.
  7. CNYC

    CNYC Member

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    Sqirel I just sent you a pm. I also included a few ideas for you and your situation.


    I also want to thank the other members for their comments. As we all know smoking restrictions can drive you nuts.
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  8. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    CNYC, I'm a cannabis lightweight/ need very little herb. My miniVAP is like a small desktop/ big portable. With my tiny sessions, I believe there is no noticeable smell. Search youtube, vapefeind. miniVAP for a comprehensive review. Now if you load it up like him/ want to exhale a huge vapor cloud--it will smell.
    I never see vapor on exhale and there is virtually no smell.
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  9. Ansel

    Ansel the midnight rambler.

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    you don't wanna burn your weed at all... my arizer solo on top whack (7) does not burn my herb. it's like eating a satsuma when you peel it burst of smell but doesn't linger and stink the room out.
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  10. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Once you move out, the smell won't linger for the next tenant. The smell it does create is more easily masked with candles, aromatherapy than smoke that impregnates itself in everything.

    Enjoy California. From what I've been reading about NY's medical laws, you just may like it here.
  11. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    How many times have we heard that here? Almost always an opinion held by those who have only stuck their big toe into the vaping world. Do some reading here and you'll find the "gold standard" has lots of cobwebs on it.
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  12. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    You obviously haven't seen the Herbalizer. It is "the Volcano killer." ;)
  13. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    Welcome to the site!

    Just my :2c:

    The volcano might have been the gold standard years ago, but it is no longer the most beloved vape around this thread ha ha ha

    I'm a recent convert to vaping (4 months since fucking combustion!). I vape constantly in my house. My wife has the nose of a hound dog. When I vape in the mornings she will come out of the bedroom and bitch about the smell (even with windows open). Of course I take huge rips from my nano - milking my bubbler with pure vapor, and i have my own detached home, so I have no neighbors to worry about - just a wife with a sensitive nose!

    Vaping does smell, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The difference is how long the smell lingers. I can have a long session and fill my living room with vapor. If I leave the house and come back 5 minutes later, I can smell it. But if I leave for 30 minutes or an hour and come back, I can't detect any trace of the smell even when looking for it
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  14. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    I find vapor is a pretty easy scent to mask with a few drops of eucalyptus oil. A lot easier than the combustion days, where it would be ozium + incense + sploof and still couldn't hide the stink and it just turned the room into a carnival of freakish smells.

    "Ratchett, are you stinking up the room again?"
    *blows milky clouds of joy*
    "Rachett!!"
    *lights cookie-scented candle to diffuse smell and situation.
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  15. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    Who me??? Nawwwww :freak:
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  16. HugieLewis

    HugieLewis I'm not an expert but I have a strong opinion

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    My wife was never a fan of combusting in the living areas. Most of the time I just went down to the basement to take care of business. Now with the vape she is much more on board with me using it upstairs in the living room. Her only complaint at this point is the amount of gear that goes along with the vape. The odor dissipates so quickly and doesn't linger on anythibg

    I still mostly head down to the basement. Its a nice way to get a few minutes to myself :ninja:
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  17. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    Yeah my wife doesn't mind the vape when it's evening and we have friends over and drinking. But she HATES waking up in the morning to come out of the bedroom to a cloud of smelly vapor, ha ha ha. It does dissipate fast, but only once you stop your session!

    Since the weather is nice I've been taking my Nano outside or to the basement when she's home.
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  18. HugieLewis

    HugieLewis I'm not an expert but I have a strong opinion

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    I only have morning sessions on the weekends. I also wake up with the dogs before SWMBO. I may not get to sleep in all that often but it makes for a much happier wife!
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  19. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    As long as you're not using one of these, I think you should be okay...

    [​IMG]
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  20. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Holy crap! Talk about lung busting hits! :o
  21. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    [​IMG]

    Can I buy one? Ha ha ha
  22. CNYC

    CNYC Member

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    I will definitely look into it. Thanks for the recommendation.
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  23. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I have am Herbie on the way right now. Let me know if you pick one up, and if you like it.
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  24. CNYC

    CNYC Member

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    I am curious to know how you apply the oil. Do you use an oil burner or just dab some on the carpet /couch etc ?

    Will do but chances are it won't be until this winter. I am still acquiring credit card points to make the purchase.
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  25. Detonator

    Detonator Well-Known Member

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    1. cop that pulled me over said the Solo did smell...... fuckin cop

    2. I'm from SD and they are uptight , you likely be evicted,,,,lol I'm kidding

    3. Fuck them dont tell them anything, dont let them smell it- cause it does smell- just different
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