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

  1. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    I've used quite a few grinders. The only one I use now is the Volcano grinder.
     
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  2. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    A good grinder for the cost and for many grades of herbal matter!
     
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  3. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

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    Amazing for gimpy hands. I used to hate 2-piece grinders. Then got pissed off with my 4-piece SCS and tried the Volcano grinder that had been sitting around for several months. Loved it. I don't use anything else now. My SCS and others just sit there looking pretty.

    I can't use any other 2-piece.
     
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  4. Slagzord

    Slagzord Don't fuckle with shuckle

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    Sister is getting married, so this bad boy is joining the family
     
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  5. vapeguy

    vapeguy Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me how you're supposed to replace the bottom screen in the solid valve? It literally seems completely physically impossible and when I replace it it's always all bunched up and damaged because it seems physically impossible to get it to fit.

    When you get a new volcano the screen is absolutely perfect, it's almost like they're casting the metal part around an existing screen and it's then impossible to ever replace it properly.

    Thanks for any help on this seemingly impossible task (I've had a Volcano since around 2005 and still don't have the slightest clue how to replace the bottom screen).
     
  6. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    Yes mate,i ruined my first two screens.all i do is just push downwards to pop it out(this way helps to stop it getting frayed and out of shape).to put it back push it in from the bottom and this will make the screen take a dome shape and give it a smaller footprint(for want of a better word)and this will help the edges tuck inside the rim that holds tje screen in place.let me know if this helps if it doesnt i will take the plunge and try to put some photos up or maybe a video........quick edit....i actually tried removing it by pushing it out up through the top and it was just as easy so either way is good just go from the bottom end when replacing and your good
     
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  7. vapeguy

    vapeguy Well-Known Member

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    I tried inserting the screen by pushing it from the bottom but as I increased the pressure it just suddenly went straight through and out the top. To prevent this I tried again but with a finger inside the chamber pressing against the opposite side to hold back the screen from popping all the way out and it worked perfectly, I have never had a screen fit in so well, it's almost like the factory screen when it's new.

    Thanks
     
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  8. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    I knew my description would be lacking a bit,glad to of helped somewhat though
     
  9. headdoctor

    headdoctor Well-Known Member

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    Hello, friends. I apologize upfront for this beginner question but, though I have searched this thread, I'm not really sure I found the answers I'm looking for.

    I'm a solo Volcano user (6 years or so, going strong!) and I'm curious about the reducer. 1) Do I need to use the dosing capsule with it? Do some people just fill the reducer, or does that become too much of a nuisance to clean? 2) Overall, are people pleased with the reducer? I do one bag a night, sometimes only 3/4 of a bag. I'd be happy to use less material and to maximize flavor. Is the reducer a no-brainer for me?

    Thanks!!
     
  10. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    You could pack the reducer directly, but I don’t know if the herbs will stay in place. The dosing capsules are cheap and awesome, though, and I recommend using them. I get one full bag out of a single dosing capsule and it’s spent.
     
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  11. headdoctor

    headdoctor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks (again) stickstones! That's what I wanted to know.
     
  12. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

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    For smaller loads than a full cap just cover the screen and place a capsule bottom/lid/15mm liquid pad on top as spacer. Full reducer without cap works too, but it needs the top chamber screen to be pushed down a bit with the brush, so nothing escapes..,
    To squeeze out a 2. bag of a cap let the reducer bottom sit on the cano a while to pre soak it with heat.
     
  13. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, what he said ^^

    I have tried to use the reduced chamber without the dosing capsules and didn't find it to work that well. Herb got a bit messy and performance was not as good.

    Last night, dosing capsule with a herb/dab sandwich and crank the heat up. Two bags and I was toasted and got a very good nights sleep.

    Hope this is helpful.
     
  14. Dutchem

    Dutchem Member

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    Solo user also and use reducer with the capsules. I fill each capsule with .07 gms of high quality indica. Off the .07 gms I get 3 bags. First one at 375 degrees, 2nd bag at 405 degrees, and last bag at 428 degrees. Usually don't even get pass the 2nd bag unless I am vaping for my insomnia which I try to do all 3 bags. With cleaning the reducer I use the brush to brush the reducer after each use. After two and half months of use I need to change out the screens probably. Would recommend buying a capsule filling tool that Volcano sells. Definitely a time saver when filling the capsules. And a bud scooper tool is would be a great tool to have in your Vapor world. Good news is I went from smoking with a bong and using 1/2 ounce a month to vaping with the Volcano and now using 1/4 a ounce. Five six months usage and the Volcano will pay for itself. SWEET
     
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  15. ghostofcyberx13

    ghostofcyberx13 And That Ain't No Joke, You Can Disappear In Smoke

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    Well I just bought a Volcano Digital(New w/ easy starter kit and free shipping) from a vendor on E-Bay. I have never used E-Bay before and I don't want to bid, I bought outright for $314.00(Plus 10% Calif. Mafia Tax). I investigated the seller and site and looks real good, course "The Proof Is In The Pudding" so we'll see. Expected this coming Friday.

    Anyway do you think it's a good price for a brand new digital? Also I would appreciate any tips you might have as I am a FNG(Fucking New Guy) to vaping and a Volcano Digital as well. Thanks. Sayonara.
     
  16. Dutchem

    Dutchem Member

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    Definitely a good price for a new one. Hopefully it's not a clone at that price. Saw on a thread that there is a way to check if it is a legit one from Volcano. Might want to check with Volcano to see if it is indeed because normally used ones sell for around that price. Actually usually a higher price for the digital.
     
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  17. ghostofcyberx13

    ghostofcyberx13 And That Ain't No Joke, You Can Disappear In Smoke

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    Well thanks for your input and welcome to FC. I have sent an e-mail to seller and asked him about the Volcano and if it was the "Real Thing". I know it's the seller I'm askin' but supposedly they are a mom and pop outfit and have like over 900 positive reviews. So I'm gonna think positive about this and I imagine I will hear from hr he seller shortly. Well the Volcano is supposed to arrive this Friday so I will respond sometime after that. Sayonara.
     
  18. ghostofcyberx13

    ghostofcyberx13 And That Ain't No Joke, You Can Disappear In Smoke

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    Well it is a "Clone" after all but at $314, I'll roll the dice. The seller did give me the opportunity to cancel, but after a couple e-mails back and forth and some more info on product and users, I went ahead with order which should be delivered this coming Friday. Well now I'm wonderin', does anyone else here at FC have a Volcano Clone? Well I most certainly will review mine here after using a few days. Sayonara.
     
  19. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

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    Well that is pretty expensive for a clone... - imo only a good deal for the seller :(
     
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  20. ghostofcyberx13

    ghostofcyberx13 And That Ain't No Joke, You Can Disappear In Smoke

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    Well it came with a bunch of extra stuff, and hey if it works fine then I'll be happy. Thanks for your input.
     
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  21. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

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    Well, i honestly wish u good luck - just for comparison, Pax 2 clones go for 25% of a real one, but i wouldn't be shure the plastic is save/made for those temps...
    There are clones eg with no connection between display and heater, so maybe look inside or post some pics if u want to be shure ;)
     
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  22. ghostofcyberx13

    ghostofcyberx13 And That Ain't No Joke, You Can Disappear In Smoke

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    Yeah thanks man, looks like I'll have to have "Good Karma" on this one. I guess if worse comes to worse I could return it but damn I hate returning stuff, dealin' with cust. serv., re-packageing, shipping, paperwork etc. Sayonara.
     
  23. Dutchem

    Dutchem Member

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    I would definitely return it and one can always find a used one for probably the same price. I checked used prices in my community and saw about 4 of them on Craigslist. The real ones last forever it seems plus they are warrantied for I think 3 years? Yours breaks down u r chit out of luck it would seem. I did reply to one add to see if it was a original but got no reply back. Lol. The price was $225.00 for a digital so I was concerned it was probably a clone. To be honest I was concerned about the $600.00 price of a new one. But after having it for 3 months I definitely made the right decision. The baby is awesome!
     
  24. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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    If you like to spare some bucks, go for the classic. It's as great as the digital imho
     
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  25. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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    Would never ever use a clone. God knows, what you'll inhale. Not for nothing the SB devices are "medical grade".

    Go for a used or refurbished classic for that money!
     

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