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

  1. volcanonerd123

    volcanonerd123 New Member

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    Hi, Am a new user to this forum but I've known about this site for many years :)

    I own a volcano and I just noticed this strange thing sometimes happens when the heating element switches on. Basically, there is a short buzzing sound (that sort of sounds like sparks) and a blueish/green light flickering on the inside. It is easier to see in the video than to read my description lol.


    ^watch with sound on :)

    Does this happen to yours? or does this thing need to get sent in?
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018
  2. Vapinmofo

    Vapinmofo Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if any of you have seen a new Volcano digit in color?
    I just left my local cannabis shop and they have volcanoes in three different colors?

    Green blue and orange.
    This could have been done aftermarket
    Anyone else seen this.
    They were being sold for $1000.

    VapinMofo
     
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  3. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    My local headshop scene is a real pity, they still try to sell old contraptions at premium prices but I still have to see a color Volcano in person.
    Volcano comes from Tuttlingen which is the home town from the most prized stainless steel used in most surgery units around the entire world.
    S&B is most probably the only company in town using that for producing anything else than expensive surgery kits and blades but regardless, I think it's a pity to cover up that metal in bold colors on the Volcano and ask more than 600$ for having done so. :D
    and no @volcanonerd123 mine doesn't behave like yours. I can see some lights from the same perspective but it doesn't seem anything like a sparkle in my case, it's just the temperature lamps from the inside.
    I'd contact S&B.
     
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  4. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Dust and flower bits perhaps sparking off???

    Have never seen that and the terminals that S&B use on the power in the 'Cano are huge and strong. If you were really shorting out, I believe it wouldn't work at all and it would be apparent.
     
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  5. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    It may be temperature lamps making poor contact, but better be safe than sorry, they say. I have a 40 years old coffee grinder and THAT sparkles a bit if you look the inside, when activated.
     
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  6. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    Arc blue.........based purely on the color it looks to me like a issue.
    Curiosity alone would make me pop it open to check and see.
     
  7. SaturnIII

    SaturnIII Active Member

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    Hey guys, I waited months for Black Friday to get a lower price. POTV had the Classic for $383 with the ez valve bag set and a couple freebies. This thing is so awesome in so many ways! As far as the vapor quality, HOLY CRAP!
     
  8. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Electric motors have brushes and armature contacts...well, at least they used to....and you can often see sparks from one in operation.

    Maybe the Volcano fan motor? But I don't see anything like that on mine.
     
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  9. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    I thought they had a diaphragm pump and not a actual fan.........
     
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  10. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    You are probably right...I have no idea, really
     
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  11. SaturnIII

    SaturnIII Active Member

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    Have a couple questions after 2 days of use. I had never seen/used A volcano before. Just saw some YouTube reviews. When it arrived, I did actually skim read the manual fairly thoroughly. So my two questions:

    1.) I saw a couple of vids that said when filling the herb chamber (classic w/ ez valve), if you don’t put over .25g of herb in there, you need to cover the load with the concentrate pad. However, the manual says nothing about that. It just says 1-10mm deep. So???

    2.) I know I’ve heard some people that use it all day, some just turn it on when they get up, and turn it off when they go to bed. That’s cool, but do they turn the knob down while it sits idle? Like if I vaped the last bag on #7, after I’m done making the bag if it’s gonna be an hour or more before I fill another, do I just leave it on 7, or turn it down?
     
  12. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    I just fill the chamber as it does not cook between bags.
    I leave it set to 6.75 from five am to midnight every day with no issues.
     
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  13. SaturnIII

    SaturnIII Active Member

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    Thanks Arb, being able to remove the herb chamber between bags, but being able to leave the unit warm/hot is one of my fav things about this vape. That, and the fact I don’t have to go into super high temps to get properly medicated. I let my buddy try it yesterday. Even at 350-360 he was grinin’ like an idiot. I was like “I told ya this is a beast”. That Sour Diesel will brighten anyone’s day :D
     
  14. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    I really want to buy a digit after using it in San Francisco at the Bloom Room. I loved it.

    One day I will have enough to get one. I hope LOL.
     
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  15. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I noticed U have one H20 tool U use?

    I’m not getting it maybe?

    Back on TOPIC:

    I never had bag?
    R they amazing?
     
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  16. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    @ataxian they are when blown out of a volcano.
    The easiest vaporizer to get excellent consistent results with.
    Seems extremely popular with women,I know mrs.arb loves it and refuses to use anything else except the solos.
    When I am really banged up and hurting it is the one.
     
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  17. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    All the ways are fun ways!
     
  18. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I never had a bag?
    Very courageous 2 try one?
    In EUROPE I learn to appreciate wine!
    @Baron23 R they better than a joint?
    I’m living in the past I guess?

    My wife doesn’t like CANNABIS?
     
  19. SaturnIII

    SaturnIII Active Member

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    I had mine on 8 at one point. Can’t say how close It was to joint strength, mainly because I had left Earths atmosphere.

    I meant to ask, I only got 1 super dense bag on #8 with .25g of Sour Diesel that was a little on the dry side and super potent. At lower temps than #8 I got 3-6 bags so I guess that’s normal?

    I doubt I will need to go any higher than #6-#7 most of the time. She’s worth every penny in my estimation.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
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  20. Sick Vape

    Sick Vape Solar Dabs

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    it looks like those aquarium pumps. It is a diaphragm pump IMO.
    Definitely no fans in a Volcano.

    Yes I would send it in if still under warranty. Otherwise i would try to have a look.

    Are the new Volcanos out of stainless steel?
     
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  21. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    The black base is plastic the silver cone is stainless.
    Way better than a joint @ataxian it was a single bag off a volcano that converted me to vaporizing.
     
  22. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I know nothing but pretend?

    I do want 2 try a bag one day.
    Da VOLCANO seems like it might work?

    I smoke joint’s until 2012 when I got my first portable!
    I hide it in my shop 2 hide from the family that my passion or new hobby has taken hold.
    @Vitolo gave me advise 2B honest with them?
    Coming out of the CLOSET! (2 Steal a term coined by a certain community!)
    Vaporizing is life worth living!
     
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  23. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I love you @ataxian ... and one thing I know is that your family does not want you to live in pain.
    Perhaps initiate a conversation with only your wife, and tell her that you are interested in medicating naturally.
    At very least, admit that you have a vaporizer... the Doctors preferred method.... and that you gave it a try, and found that it helped, while leaving you clear minded, and not Pharmaceutically dull witted.
    Ask if she would approve if you explored it a bit further.
    You will get your answer, as to whether to stay in the closet (to steal a term coined....)
    or to come out.
    It can reduce required meds/narcotics, and give you relief.
    I gave that advice to avoid you being caught not sharing with your life partner.
    I sure love my wife, and am totally honest with her, because I do not ever wish a rift to come between us.
    You must follow your heart on this one.
     
  24. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Eh, better? Well, different is more like it.
    Also depends on how you run your Volcano. Me, it’s 446 f and the draws off of the bag are very thick and joint like but taste way better.
     
  25. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Still has annelectricmitir though, right?
     

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