Volcano

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Volcano South, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I have never changed an air filter on a unit either.
    3 Volcanos owned....
    One for 3.5 years straight use, daily.
    It was just returned to us by Evidence and Property (following a raid)....
    the filter is still new and clean in appearance.
     
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  2. THE KISS FREAK

    THE KISS FREAK Rock & Roll All Night & Party Every Day!

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    @Vitolo , Glad to hear you got at least some of your equipment that was taken from you! :):tup:. Was wrong what they did to you!! Hopefully looks like the country is heading in the right direction as far as tolerance goes. So hopefully you'll NEVER experience that again!!

    On topic I've changed my filter only once (about6 months ago)in the almost 2years I've owned mine! Didn't need it, but I had bought the wear and tear kit & wanted to just because. Made no difference, as it wasn't really noticeably dirty.

    I use mine at least 2x a day 7 days a week. It still works marvelous :tup: I got both Valve Sets when I purchased & I enjoy Both Equally. I'm on my last easy valve bag from set and still using the bag that came with solid valve, haven't made any of my own bags yet, haven't had to so far, but soon. I also received a Xlarge Easy Valve bag from a friend for turning him on to the Volcano. It works well as others. It's nice cuz I usually do 4 bags per session & it allows me to do only 2 and I'm good to go.

    I hope all the other Volcano owners are Enjoying theirs as much as I'm Enjoying mine! One of the Best purchases I've Ever made:tup::rockon:(others are Mighty & MiniVap)

    Have a Great Day Everyone and Keep On Vaping! :rockon::tup:
     
  3. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    All of it.
    They gave back EVERY single piece.
    from your lips to God's ears.
    I am glad you are having fun with your Volcano @THE KISS FREAK
     
  4. strictly vapor

    strictly vapor Well-Known Member

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    For those who are inclined to mod: I recently placed a couple o rings on the volcano bowl which allows for a tight seal with a hydratube.

    I've tried this before with cold water but this time I used boiling water from the kettle to try and hydrate the air, as I've been thinking the volcano produces more dry air than other vapes due to its design.

    The result was the smoothest vapor I've experienced so far from the volcano, and even allowed me to raise the temperature past 6!

    It's worth mentioning that I've hooked my volcano bags up to a bubbler with hot water before and did not get the same smooth vapor. I think it has to do with immediately hydrating the vapor vs waiting until you inhale through a bubbler.

    In my experience it works best with minimal inhalation and allows your lungs to fill up like a balloon with the barest minimum of effort. I find myself wanting to use my volcano like this more and more lately! :D
     
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  5. Justpassedu

    Justpassedu Well-Known Member

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    Nice , warm water is known to condition your vapor better than cold. I just would never add boiling water straight to my glass due to temp difference which could make the glass crack but also most of all i wouldn't want any splash back burning the shit out my face or mouth .
     
  6. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    This shouldn't really be a concern unless you're putting the hot water in the pipe immediately after there being cold water in the pipe already. If it's just being put into the pipe from room temperature this shouldn't be a concern. I can at least say I've been doing this for years now without any issues.
     
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  7. strictly vapor

    strictly vapor Well-Known Member

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    Good point, I should have added that I always wait a couple minutes for the water to cool slightly in the bubbler before using, as it can be a little hot right out of the kettle.

    Always better to be safe than sorry, but lately I've been pouring boiling water thru my glass pieces to keep them clean in between ISO soaks, and havent had an issue yet.
     
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  8. RedRoxsSons

    RedRoxsSons New Member

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    How long do your quick connect volcano bags last? Mine really do not last that long, and I am starting to get annoyed that I am paying big bucks for plastic bags lol.
     
  9. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    Buy oven baking bags:)
     
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  10. THE KISS FREAK

    THE KISS FREAK Rock & Roll All Night & Party Every Day!

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    If you get the Solid Valve, you can buy a roll of bags and make your own whatever size you want. Or go on YouTube & you can find a method to replace Easy Valve bags. There's several videos showing how to do it. Or the turkey oven bags I've heard about people using. That would be my last resort.

    Good luck and Happy Vaping:rockon:
     
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  11. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    What is 'not last that long' mean...do you get a month out of them?

    VaporNation has the six pack of easy valve bags for $49. I never want to be cavalier with other people's money, but if you wear out a bag in a month, then that's a lot of expensive herb through the device and the cost of the bag doesn't seem that unreasonable to me. But your opinion may well differ....since its your money I'm talking about! LOL

    Cheers
     
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  12. somerandomguy1

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    You can do that with the easy valve now as well with the new adapter. No more screw drivers.
     
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  13. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I still do it regularly with the original EZ valve bags.
    using a screwdriver does not deter me a bit.
     
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  14. strictly vapor

    strictly vapor Well-Known Member

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    I wish that the easy valve bags were cheaper but at the same time I am glad to have a high quality option available, as there are many cheaper options (mods, solid valve) if cost is a major issue.

    I too found myself going through bags far too quickly, and eventually realized it was because I was constantly squeezing all the air out of the bags with my hands. I would do this before filling the bag every time, and to empty the bag of stale vapor when needed.

    A friend of mine who ALWAYS inhales through the mouthpiece to clear the bag of air was seeing his bags last much longer, but they were also much more enjoyable to use. I thought he had been buying them more often than me but it was simply due to not squeezing the bags.

    Now that I've stopped squeezing air from the bags they are lasting much longer, and also they are keeping their shape, instead of gradually becoming smaller and smaller.
     
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  15. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I hold the tip of the bag out as I inhale the last vapor.. it leaves the bag long and thin and without crinkles.
     
  16. Vapinmofo

    Vapinmofo Well-Known Member

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    "How long do your quick connect volcano bags last? Mine really do not last that long, and I am starting to get annoyed that I am paying big bucks for plastic bags lol."



    Are we using the sane machine?
    I buy bags (tubes) from s and B for like $8.90 for 3 boxes each box has 3 meters or like 10 feet of tubing. 30 cents a foot? That's cheap. I think. If you treat them well they last. For me I like a new bag. The flavor is better. Old bags smell and should be stewed in milk.

    Btw the new easy valve leaks I will continue to rebuild the older easy valves.

    My volcano rocks.
     
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  17. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I use each EZ Valve bag for a year.
    The old small bag's mouthpiece assembly gets placed on a new 42 inch bag, and I pull out a new small bag to use (which in a year will have it's mouthpiece placed on another new giant bag..
    I reclaim the stuff from the year old bag.
    I use the Volcano daily.
    Ritual is here: http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/volcano.220/page-46#post-569774
    The poem about the ritual is :
     
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  18. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    ^^ +1
     
  19. Vapinmofo

    Vapinmofo Well-Known Member

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    Anodizing the volcano.
    It's clear the volcano funnel is aluminum.
    Has anybody ever had theirs anodized ?

    I have done various anodizing projects in the past. And started thinking that a cool splash annoy would look great!

    Anybody done this? Anybody interested in this?

    Vapinmofo
     
  20. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  21. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    I bought a Volcano Classic with solid valve right around the beginning of this year. Since I already had an Herbalizer, Underdog, and Vapcap, I didn't really need a Volcano. I guess it's sort of a bucket list kind of thing.***

    When I ordered my Volcano, I was unaware of the redesigned easy valve. Although I'd definitely like to get an easy valve eventually, I'm still glad I chose the solid valve. I like the weight of the solid valve, as well as the filling chamber and filling chamber insert. And no threading/unthreading! I've lost more than a few Herbalizer loads from its bowl coming unthreaded while filling a bag; one reason why I have used the Herbalizer about five times the last few months.

    Before I had my Volcano, I thought the Herbalizer was great. I still do, but now I realize how much better and easier (ergonomic) it could/should be. If you're going to charge $600 for something that can easily be done well for a few bucks, you have to think like a cripple when designing it. Herbalizer didn't. Which is why this particular cripple doesn't use his Herbalizer much anymore. I don't know if Storz & Bickel thought like a cripple when designing the Volcano (probably not, considering how long it's been around), but the Volcano with solid valve is just about perfect for my nearly-useless hands. Even with the limited functionality of my hands, making new bags is easy (and kinda fun).

    ***Although I could possibly be here for another 30 or 40 years, there's always a real possibility that I might be gone in 30 minutes. With my disability, I never know what nasty injury may be seconds away. For example, I broke my femur into three pieces last year just by standing.
     
  22. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead objects in mirror are more stoned than they appear

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    The Volcano was designed as a certified medical device for the inhalation of cannabinoids!
     
  23. purplegrass

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    Hello all volcano users,

    How much herb do you usually use in your chambers? I have a volcano (with the easy valve), and had been using about 0.5g of herb, and would inhale a whole bag.

    Currently I am using an underdog and doing about 0.02-3g. I find it very efficient, but I slightly prefer the cooler vapor from a bag (as inhaling it strait from the heat source, I have read, is not as good for your lungs as if the vapor has been cooled down). and I am at a bit higher risk of developing lung cancer (even tho I'm a non smoker), so I try to keep everything as safe as possible.

    Does anyone here use like 0.05 to 0.1g of herb in their volcano? if so, how do you fit it in the chamber (as I read its not supposed to fly around in the chamber as the fan is running)

    I just bought some Mullein (a herb that is supposed to be good for the lungs), and I am gonna try to pack the chamber with mullein and then put 0.05g of grass on top (that way it won't fly around in the chamber), but I don't know if the volcano will be able to efficiently extract from such small amounts as well as the underdog can.
     
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  24. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure where this came from but since the chamber is sealed closed, I find that having the herb float around in there exposes it evenly to the hot air stream.

    Now this is certainly true of the Plenty where you don't want your load falling to the 'bottom' of the chamber when its held horizontal to take a draw. But I have not heard of this being an issue at all with the Volcano whose chamber sits nice and horizontally.

    .1 g is about minimum for me. .15 g is more like my regular load in the Volcano.

    I have tried small loads with the liquid pad on top of it as a spacer and didn't find it helped.
     
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  25. 61reissue

    61reissue Well-Known Member

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    Stupid quick question..

    Can I use a 220V version Cano in the States with an 110v adapter?

    Thanks!
     

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