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

  1. Gimpy27

    Gimpy27 Well-Known Member

    I have been using my Volcano Digit for several years and absolutely love it. However, I've recently noticed the machine making a clunking noise inside as I remove it from the case. I also hear the noise when I set it down on my table. Is this normal or should I send it in to have it looked at? Everything works great but I'm worried a bracket could be broke and the pump is moving around inside. I tried removing the dome but couldn't really tell if anything is screwed down or if everything just sits in the base.

    Also, I have several used easy valve bags/mouthpieces and I want to replace the bag portion. What's the easiest way to pop out the clear plastic piece to do that and what's the best bag to purchase for a replacement?

    Thanks and I can't wait to hear from everyone! Have a great evening and weekend.
  2. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

    there was a video showing the best way to take that apart, but i can't find it now. I remember struggling with that part before getting it.
    if i remember correctly, i go at it from the bag side. First removing the clearish flat rubber valve and then using a medium sized flathead screwdriver to leverage out the retaining ring.

    i use ovenroaster bags. the turkey one is the biggest.

    when reassembling, try to make pleats evenly in the bag. you don't it want bunching up too much.
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  3. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

    The Vapor Trail
    There are pictures of bag replacement at http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/volcano.220/page-67#post-753029 and in that post, there are 3 other links about removing and changing EZ Valve bags.
    If these 4 posts do not help you, here is a really simple video showing the procedure, also posted in this thread at:

    I use rolls of Volcano bag material for solid valve.... to make volcano bags for my EZ Valve.
    The procedure for this is also in the first link I provided.
  4. organicali

    organicali Active Member

    SF Bay Area
    Has anyone has their volcano anodized or powder coated for aesthetics?
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  5. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    hahaha....not that I know of. But powder coat....hell, let's dip the exterior case in camo!

  6. Gimpy27

    Gimpy27 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the late response and thanks for the help. Does anyone have a picture of a Volcano Digit with the dome removed or a link to a post that shows one taken apart? The clunking inside is driving me mad and I'm thinking about just sending it in for service to have it looked over. My wife threw away my box with the huge Volcano sticker so I need to contact Storz anyway to see if I can get a replacement.

    I've thought about doing something like that. I really want to work with someone and create a nice quality vinyl sticker that looks like dripping lava and have it wrapped around the whole volcano. I'm worried that when removed residue lines will be visible so I'm on the fence about it.
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  7. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    I'm telling you, strip the outer housing off and get that sucker dipped. Check out these dip patterns....very lava like, some of them, yeah?

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  8. Gimpy27

    Gimpy27 Well-Known Member

    I've thought about doing something like that. I really want to work with someone and create a nice quality vinyl sticker that looks like dripping lava and have it wrapped around the whole volcano. I'm worried that when removed residue lines will be visible so I'm on the fence about it.
  9. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

    I wouldn't worry about residue lines at all if the wrap was actually high quality. People wrap their cars and boats and all kinds of things.
  10. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

    The Vapor Trail
    As most now know, Photobucket has broken links to forums, and has now begun to charge 399 a year to "link" hosted photos to forums etc.
    I am not short on ideas about what services to use moving on, and am not here to open a discussion about services to use, as I believe all free services will start charging in short order.
    I am here to give any of those that wish to see all images I have posted in this thread the link to see them.
    You are welcome to look at them all, and I hope they are useful.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2017
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  11. vapeguy

    vapeguy Well-Known Member

    I have the Volcano Digit since about 1.5 years and noticed since about a year I need to start at 430F and end at 446F (max) to get any vapor.

    I initially thought it was due to loading it with smaller amounts, but even if I load more I get barely any vapor at 420 and need to start at 430. I remember I used to start at 390 and end at 420-430. I then thought it was just the strain, but how likely is it that for an entire year over different types I always have to start at 430?

    It's like 430 is now really only heating to 390, is this possible?

    Has anyone else noticed having to use higher temps on their Volcano Digit over time? At least it hasn't gotten worst, but I'm now limited to going only 16 degrees above the temp where I start getting vapor, I'm wondering if I'm able to get it hot enough to get everything out. I used to go 30-40 degrees above the start temp before, now I can't.

    Update: I just decided to do a large load, the solid valve filled almost to the top without compacting, and start at 390 to see. I did get vapor but too faint, going up to 400 made a nice dense vapor, so maybe it is simply the fact I've been doing smaller loads which I always found start better at higher temps.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  12. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

    The Vapor Trail
    1st idea that comes to mind is the valve.
    Try cleaning the valve parts well.
    The solid valve needs to stay very clean to function well.
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  13. vapeguy

    vapeguy Well-Known Member

    You're right, it's been a while since my last full valve cleaning and it is definitively due for a cleaning.

    I also need to learn to replace the bags sooner, I tend to wait for them to stick and leak like a sieve stupidly thinking I'm saving money by making the bag last longer, but I'm probably losing 100 times my savings in leaking vapor lol.
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  14. turk

    turk turk

    San Francisco
    ....I start at 375...during day...380 at night...than 390...than 400...topping out at 410....I never go higher...and I get great vapor at ALL temps...I use easy valve...
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  15. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

    I use it at 230C for ABV and about 200C for most other times, if I'm being medical I hit at 157C lol!! Sorry about the Centigrade as opposed to Fahrenheit, but its a Euro thing, forced on us in the UK, by EU! Lol...

    Moving on; Whilst out on the road, I overheard a conversation, where one chap (Jamaican, I think) was saying to his friend, that; "the Volcano is to vaping, what the STONELOVE Sound-system is to dancehall Music!
    "a wah dat, (What's that), the friend asked, (I kinda love that patios chat)
    "IMMORTAL!", the first chap said!
    I kinda chuckled as I passed by quietly, but on reflection, I gotta say yeah, the geezer was spot on, The Volcano really is IMMORTAL, yeah there's vapes out there, some arguably better - coming with the latest bling and all that, and I readily confess that I do use my EVO probably as much, if not more, but when all is done,

    I have to concur, The Volcano just reigns supreme, I suppose it's in the same league as the Toyota Invincible - simply UNSTOPPABLE!

    Hail to the titan!!!

    Just saying:leaf:
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
  16. theone

    theone Member

    My button broke down.. The fan button it is.
    I know it is very easy to replace myself and I would like to avoid spending money on sending it in & paying Storz&bickel.

    I know the part is available in US but I cannot find it in EU. Does somebody know if it is the same part? And where one could buy it? The model is a classic

    Highly appreciated!
  17. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

    Hi guys, I'm trying to have my girlfriend fuck combustion too but she seems to be unable to inhale vapor without having a coughing fit. Water filtration seems to make things better but not enough for her to be comfortable with regular vape use plus she doesn't like hitting bongs/bubblers.
    As a last measure I'm thinking about buying a Volcano as it seems to be one of the most lung forgiving device around. I'm not a fan of bag vaping but I know this machine rocks, I've used it plenty of times in the NL and it never disappointed me.
    I may be able to get one for a week or so from a friend to have her try it before buying one, in the meantime do any of you have a similar experience with someone very sensitive to vapor and prone to coughing?
    How much can the vapor stay to cool down in the bag before starting to condense on the bag walls and/or tasting bad?
  18. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

    keywords should be green round rocker switch 230V - any good sorted electronic parts store should have it
  19. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

    Central Ohio
    Vapor is cool essentially as soon as it enters the bag. Vapor has no thermal mass.
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  20. latulipe999

    latulipe999 Well-Known Member

    Somewhere over the Rainbow
    In less than 10min the vapor is condensed, the taste is not bad but it miss.

    The expectoran power of the cannabis is real with the volcano too ;)

    Water filtration and small puff maybe ...
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  21. Ein14Here

    Ein14Here Microdosing

    Bay Area
    Just wondering if .25 gram of bud shredded in coffee grinder be enough to cover the whole screen of a solid valve chamber and how many turkey bags will I be able to product?

    I'm a total newbie to microdosing...
  22. jardri

    jardri Vapor Dreams

    with 0,25 grams you can do even 2 chambers and get 3-4 bags from each
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  23. BudCrow

    BudCrow New Member

    Hi guys, I'm a solid valve owner of nearly three years, use it every day with no issues.

    I've noticed that at higher temps the volcano is able to sort out panic attacks much better then anything else (pills). The issue is that it can irritate the lungs so I'm looking at a way of cooling.

    I like the idea of staying with the bag cause of that wonderful resin collection that makes rock fuel.

    I'm looking for something that's small and easy to store - no glass or devices more expensive then the volcano - I'd rather spend the money on the media rather then the hardware TBH. I've seen the RockZap bubbler and that's kind of what I'm after, just can't seem to find it in the UK. Any suggestions?

    Volcano is the electric chalice IMO
  24. Crussell27

    Crussell27 Avid Jack Garbarino Enthusiast

    Denver, Colorado
    Hi. I use my female 14mm with my easy valve bags with no problem whatsoever. I also recommend putting some dry cannabis on the bottom, then putting the oil PAD on top and turning it to 446/top temp. Amazing effect.
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  25. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

    SouthWest Ontario, Canada
    Best way to efficiently use the Volcano!
    Just spread your herb in a thin layer over the screen, center the oil pad and screw together.
    Bags are wicked.

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