Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Volcano South, Oct 10, 2008.
I know people who have the non-digital Volcano that leave it on 24/7.
So fairly safe to leave on 24/7? how long is the lifespan with this usage then? Also good to know.
I can't comment on the lifespan using it like that, but I have read anecdotes on this forum about people doing it for years. I just turn mine on when it's time to use it.
I have the Volcano Classic and it has been on around 16 hours a day for the last 5 years.
How many draws can you get from a full bag?
Good to know so I have at least another 5 years left in life hopefully
I'm not even the original owner, Mine is from 2006, from a family friend who used it during his battle with cancer. He eventually switched to edibles and I ended up with it somehow.
Hey, hope your all keeping good...
In regards to the Digi and cleaning of the parts, ( valve, bowl, and outer plastic)
i managed to pick up a bottle of iso at 70%, i am just unsure to the correct method of use. Is it OK to soak all the parts? i was thinking of submerging the parts in a glass of iso overnight maybe.
I got this as a Xmas present and i absolutely love it...... It is not covered with resin, however i dd notice it starting to build up, also the threads getting a bit stiff on it when trying to unscrew it, i want to keep on top of this and try to keep it in pristine condition at all times ...
I did do a quick scan of the thread looking for answers before posting, so thanks in advance..
Hey there -
I have a Volcano Digital with an Easy Valve myself. I took the blue o-ring off the top of the Easy Valve (with my dabber, just rolls off) and then put the top half and bottom half of the easy valve into a jar with ISO and let it sit overnight. Came out clean as it was the day it was made. The only other maintenance I do is that I blow the top part of the Volcano out with some canned air to get rid of the crumbs that might have fallen out of the bottom of the screen. I put a little tiny bit of olive oil on the o-ring and then wiped it off after it had a chance to settle in, just to condition the o-ring a bit. Totally fine. Enjoy!
Thank you for the detailed reply, did you put a lid on the jar to avoid evaporation, (or does it matter?)
Will have it done before i hit the sack...
I have a nice, sealed glass jar by Fido, which has a hinged lid with a rubber gasket. Not sure where you live but I bought it at The Container Store in Arizona, USA.
Something similar to this:
Is that superx1 as in Winchester Super-X Model 1?
As for cleaning the 'cano, I haven't found the need to soak the parts yet myself. Quick brushing after every load and just use paper towels and ISO to clean up a bit. But soaking should be fine, but they don't need to sit in there all that very long.
Thanks Baron... Username, goes back to a very old Sensi seeds cross...
You got one hell of a collection of vapes i might add, very nice indeed.. (i forgot to ask, can the iso be reused afterwards?)
Yes. I use it till I do not like the color. Some make reclaim.
It will evaporate away if left open to the air.
I reuse the iso in my 'parts tank' (that jar) until it's too foul to use.
Same version and approx time of purchase as you!
My habits also cause some abv dust eruptions. Just tells me when it's time to do some tidying! Maybe those fine screens for powdered materials would solve it.
I did it for you to check, around 10.
It might vary for others. But you could demolish it in 3 maybe less if you really try.
Considering you can fill the bag with so little, that's quite efficient. And despite a little condensation here and there of the vapor, nothing is really lost if you're open to condensate wiped onto cotton or reclaimed.
And I doubt you'll regret one of these new or used, even Classic would perform great I imagine.
It has always given me a nice break from all the charge battery in advance thing of portables. And I bought and use it for solo use. Very versatile heater for a vaporist to have!
Reading your earlier post of how you're unsure got me thinking of a poster on here a couple of years ago, he was saying he had a retailer that if he wasn't happy with any vape, they would take it back no questions even used. It might suit in this case!
I'm not sure if it was true, I think somebody doubted them and they never replied or mumbled something about VIP, favors or such, can't really remember now.
As the heater is separate to the filling chamber, something tells me if you were extremely unhappy after very light use, S&B (or even some retailers?) might be able to work with you at least towards another of their products. (You could always ask them this first, go straight to them with your uncertainties before you buy?)
That's an amazing ideas thanks.
I did think of the silicone lubes but no way with vaping.
And only today I saw a frying spray that was based around coconut oil, it might work similar but I'll check if they have an olive one or maybe we should just avoid sprays, I think it was aerosol.
hehehe...yeah, went a bit crazy with the bonus money this year buying vapes and glass. I'm on a budget now! LOL
Ah...I understand now about SX-1. The Winchester Super-X Model 1 is a shotgun that was only built in small quantities in the late 70's and has a bit of a cult following. I have 5 of them, hence the question! LOL
Re: ISO, as replied by others above, yes....you can reuse ISO. I have a small Anchor Hocking Pyrex bowl with a tight fitting silicon lid (got it from the Container Store) and particularly for small parts I just use it as a parts wash. When the ISO gets very dark, I will dry it out and vape it (perhaps).
I was the same way and made my plunge last year, and sadly for my LSV, it has barely been used since I got the volcano...I had a couple vapes before it, but found myself often just packing a quick bong and smoking because I didnt feel like going through the process of setting the vape up, but with the volcano my smoking has dropped an absolute ton and I use the thing daily, I use it mainly just me and a couple bags gets me nice and medicated
I was wondering those with the digit, what amount do you use per load, what valve do you have, and at what temp do you start and end?
I have the solid valve because I like the telescoping size chamber that adapts to any amount, initially liked to fill the chamber half full or more and start at 390 and get several bags gradually increasing the temp to 420-430 to end. However since a while I've been filling it very little, maybe under 1/5th of the chamber however I start at 420-430 and end at 446 (max) and get 2, maybe 3 bags.
I've found that the smaller the amount you load, the higher the start and end temps you need to get a similar vapor to starting with a larger amount but at a lower temperature. If I start a small amount at 390 I barely get anything. So I decide my temps based on the amount I load, anyone else do this?
I also had and still have the LSV, but since I bought the Volcano I only used the LSV once just to remember how it was, and haven't used it since.
My LSV started falling apart after maybe 2-3 years and I decided to get the Volcano Digit after having owned a Volcano Classic twice in the past. I won't be making the mistake of reselling my 3rd Volcano, I got my lesson.
I have a Digit but I use Easy Valves. I tend to start and stay at 385 and then bump to 420 or so at the end to get the last of it.
I do get good vapor at 385 and its easy on my throat. But the Easy Valve does not seem to have as much metal to heat up so maybe that's why you don't feel you get much vapor at 390??
As far as load size, I'm in the .15 - .2 gram range pretty much always.
Yeah same here, my brother has an LSV as well and I hit his occasionally but I just love how much cooler the vapor feels coming from the volcano bags. And while I don't have a digital, I have the solid valve and I usually pack mine just a decent enough layer to cover the screen plus a pinch more, start around 6.5ish and then get 4 bags total (2-3 are nice and thick, last one is a little less dense but good for before bed) moving the temperature up gradually each time
I also typically use just enough ground material to cover the screen. And I usually only do one large oven bag per load these days.
I wouldn't soak the plastic parts. Isopropyl alcohol can discolor and weaken the plastic over time. In my experience, if you soak the plastic parts for any extended period the black will discolor to have this kind of whitish streak through it, as I've seen it happen often on some of the solid valve plastic, because you can't really remove the metal part of the chamber from the plastic housing, but on the easy valve it's a lot easier to just remove the plastic bits from what you want to clean. If the valve needs cleaning I'd use the cleaning brush with the iso rather than soak, but usually it's the bowl that's getting dirty. You could also try the dosing capsules if you really want to keep the thing clean, they'll make it easy (and they work better too.) The new silicone check valve lip pieces are nice too
You might be surprised how easy the filling chamber is to clean when hot. I find just after filling a bag that most material will come right off with a quick brush, especially particulate caked on the screens.
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