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Vivant Alternate

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by blackbur, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. smokinjetson

    smokinjetson Member

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    When you use the V3 top cap the way it is intended to be used, you do in fact hear a snap that doesn't sound good when locking and unlocking the top cap from the chamber. I removed the clear rubber piece and now it is fine.
     
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  2. OyVape

    OyVape Well-Known Member

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    What clear rubber piece?
     
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  3. smokinjetson

    smokinjetson Member

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    The clear rubber piece that wraps around this metal piece that sits inside the top cap. This new metal piece in the V3 top cap is not to be confused with the metal screw that holds the topcap pieces together.

    I have photos of the rubber piece I am trying to describe on my phone, but I don't know how to post photos on this site from my smart phone.
     
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  4. beefsupreme

    beefsupreme Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying a lazy sunday after cleaning my water piece with ISO and salt, I hooked up the Alternate using a Crafty silicone adapter from @Ratchett's Delta 3D Studios. Works like a charm.


    [​IMG]
     
  5. Vivant

    Vivant Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Hello YungLeaner,

    You can expect a WPA for the Alternate in apporx. 1-2 months if everything goes over well with our warehouse. There is no MSRP as of yet, but we will inform our customers once we have a price point here on FC.

    Thank you for your input regarding a power adapter for the Alternate. There are no set plans for anything in these regards at the moment. I will be sure to pass your suggestion to our team for any future references/potential projects we may have.

    We appreciate your input and interest in Vivant.

    Thank you,

    Vivant Team
     
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  6. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Anyone that owns this AND a firewood4?
     
  7. StonerSloth

    StonerSloth cui bono?

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    mm hmm?

    Different vapes - biggest differences are:

    1. Load size (FW4 is best with 0.05-0.07 max, the Alternate can do at least twice that)
    2. Alternate is definitely a session vape and the FW4 you can do one or a few hits here and there
    3. Reloadable capsules are the best
    4. Alternate is easier to use - you can hand it to anyone and they can use it. FW4 requires some technique.
    5. FW4 looks awesome
     
  8. Stinky

    Stinky Well-Known Member

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    Finally got the postal quote to work.

    $45US for postage alone is crazy, no way I am paying that. You guys in the US get killed on your postal charges.

    Anyone want to buy a few V3.0 top caps and put them up on eBay with USPS postage?
     
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  9. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Convection Enthusiast

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    We pay relatively cheap prices, (usually well under 7 dollars for something within the US like a mouthpiece) international just costs a lot no matter where it's going or coming from...except China apparently. They ship to us for next to nothing.
     
  10. Stinky

    Stinky Well-Known Member

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    I usually get small items sent from the states by USPS for $15 and takes 2-3 weeks. No idea how China manage to post out so much stuff for zero postage.
     
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  11. vaptronix

    vaptronix New Member

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    Shoot them an email (info@vivant.com), they sent me replacement caps (free) - if you bought your device from official reseller.
     
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  12. StonerSloth

    StonerSloth cui bono?

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    source: http://fortune.com/2015/03/11/united-nations-subsidy-chinese-shipping/
     
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  13. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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  14. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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  15. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    Oops! My bad!

    Thanks for the correction @Summer !

    .
     
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  16. purplegreen

    purplegreen New Member

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  17. djchexxx

    djchexxx Well-Known Member

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    I feel like the flavor w/ the v3 mouthpiece is a lot better than the other versions. The metal to silicone air path is genius. The heat sink does a really good job of dissipating the heat. When taking huge rips through water at 400+ the top cap doesn't even get warm.

    Potential V2 Alternate:
    1. Aluminum build
    2. Smaller design *1in shorter would be amazing imo
    3. Insulated battery compartment
    4. Automatic shut off after session timer runs down
    5. Faster heat up time
    6. Better battery life *with the amount of vapor it puts out right now I wouldn't even be mad if it stayed the same
    7. Keep the same heater because it's the shit or 100% on demand convection
     
  18. Vivant

    Vivant Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Hello djchexxx,

    Thank you for kind words, we are glad to hear you are enjoying the new V3 top caps.

    We appreciate your suggestions for a 2nd Alternate. I will be sure to relay your feedback and input to our team here at Vivant.

    Thank you for your continued interest in Vivant.

    Vivant Team.
     
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  19. oswald09

    oswald09 New Member

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    This. The place I bought my alternate from is out of business, and its ~30USD to ship this thing to Canada. That's nuts. I appreciate the 1 or 2 day shipping options, but give me a cheaper option that takes longer and I might even buy a dabox.

    (emailing similar to vivant)
     
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  20. Stinky

    Stinky Well-Known Member

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    My mate bought one from Heaven_Gifts when he saw how well mine worked with the WPA so he is screwed. Heaven_Gifts said the vape comes with the new top caps but it didn't. When he contacted them they said they would send him the V3 top caps if he bought a whole new Alternate from them. I told him to throw it away.

    @Vivant is there plans for a V2 Alternate? djchexxx's suggestions would be great and solve a lot of problems.

    That would be great if they would do that. Let us know what they say.
     
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  21. sickmanfraud

    sickmanfraud Well-Known Member

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    My Alternate just croaked. It was set to 180 but I smelled a strong cannabis odor. The green light was not on and the temp read 220C.

    I took a couple of draws and realized I was at cusp of combustion. Turned unit off. Got error code 5.

    My Alternate is going back to PIU. Maybe later if they get the top cap and material safety issues resolved I will give them my $.

    PIU sent me a return label even before I could come here and write the obituary for my Alternate. In the beginning (before the top cap issues were known) I used my Alternate a LOT.

    Once my top cap melted and my new one was in customs for a couple of weeks I never really got back to it as a regular thing.
     
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  22. oswald09

    oswald09 New Member

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    Well, they didn't provide a new shipping method, but Ivan from Vivant support definitely stepped up and provided an option that worked for me. All I would say is email them, they have a great support system to stand behind their initially flawed products. I couldn't be happier with my Alternate and it's actually becoming more of my daily driver to my surprise. Can't wait to test out the new top cap and see what it does to the flavor path.
     
  23. Stinky

    Stinky Well-Known Member

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    Bummer. I contacted them but they didn't have any options for me. How much did you end up paying for the shipping?

    Glad to hear it worked out for you.
     
  24. smokinjetson

    smokinjetson Member

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    Ivan at Vivant is the man. He helped me out for my warranty!

    Does anyone know if using a Crafty top cap instead of a V3 top cap on an Alternate is better at not absorbing too much heat?

    My Alternate mouthpiece gets super super hot even at a 392° sesh.
     
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  25. Stinky

    Stinky Well-Known Member

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