Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Volcano South, Oct 10, 2008.
How much herbs does this unit save when compared to other units?
It all depends. I use about the same amount as I would normally put in a Solo stem to just coat the screen. That yields about 4 bags worth.
not a huge conservation unit, the easy valve system can be used w/ small amounts and liquid pad simultaneously, however it's best when with groups and plenty to use
You get 4 bags out of .1g?
I didn't weigh it, but I emptied it right from the Solo stem into the Volcano bowl.
I get 4 bags out of .12 to .15 g, I never tried 0.1. My bags are usually good for ~3 hits. I think it's hard to judge by bags alone since there is no standard bag size (at least for the solid valve).
I use the easy valve.
Fack, 4 bags outta .15 even? That's not bad for efficiency....
How does the original flagship vaporizer only have 30 pages in the thread??
I never used an easy valve so I can't compare it to my solid valve setup. Plus I never go above 193 C except on very rare occasions. Is there any real benefit to starting lower and ending at 193?
Apologies if this is not the correct thread, I'm new to the forums. I've got a Volcano, both Easy Valve and Solid Valve. I wanted the Solid Valve so I could create my own bags more frugally rather than buying the Easy Valve replacement kit every 6 months (my husband and I are very heavy users). I do prefer the solid valve bag and mouthpiece, and really enjoy that experience more. However, I prefer the Easy Valve chamber piece because it snaps onto the Volcano unit more securely, doesn't buzz around and seems to leak less out of the bottom. I've been googling and searching on the web, but haven't found this anywhere. Has anyone ever hacked the Solid Valve chamber piece to fit it more securely to the heating unit?
I had two thoughts. One was foil. Could make sort of a makeshift nest of foil around the bottom to seal that up and make it fit more securely. But obviously chintzy.
My husband had another idea. He has some sort of plastic that you can mold like play dough, but when it's exposed to air it firms up, creating a rubber similar to the yellow band around the solid valve chamber. We could use that to create some sort of seal.
But my main concern obviously is I don't want to damage or impair the chamber through my efforts. I could make the situation worse, when really the "leaking" and buzzing isn't that bad... it's just not as good compared to the Easy Valve.
You can hack the easy valve as well. I will see if I can locate the link for you.
Edit: Here you go:
Welcome GalaxyGirl. I have a solid valve and I don't have any of the issues with it, described above. Mine sits solid on top of the unit with no rattles or leaks. A friend of mine also has a solid valve and his works perfect as well. Seems like you may have a defective valve. Has it always done this? You might want to contact who you purchased it from.
I like the flavor I get starting at 183 and I think you get the cbds and cbns at the higher temps.
So I got my cano out in the shed at 4°C Put it on 5 and got exactly what I expected. No problem here.
I have a digit that gets left in the garage sometimes and it heats up with no issues.
Problem was the wind. Too much dissipates all the heat
Volcano is not a herb-saving device, I feel like I use wayyyy more with this than other vapes. I'm getting a Cloud in few days, I will see how it compares to my classic.
My experience is different. I use about the same amount in my Volcano as I do in my Solo.
Thanks Tweek! My husband tried hacking an easy valve once that way but he had issues gripping the bag to pull out the ring- the bag kept tearing. But perhaps it was just that one- we'll see if we can get better results with another one of our leftover easy valves.
Hmm, tiki, yes it's always been this way. The rattle is pretty minimal and adjusting how it rests on there helps. Maybe I will contact the supplier, though, just in case, thanks!
I change the easy valve bags very often for folks in the community.
I use also the surplus bag materials I get from other makers vaporizers.
I do so for those that want more "Silent bags"
There are a few bags that have hardly any "Krinkle" sound at all when played with!
After you have changed one a time or two, it becomes very easy, and you wont even give it a second thought.
Here is a valuable tip for "rebaggers":
When using re done easy valve bags... use two hands... hold that valve in place as you pull your "re-do" off of the volcano valve.
The reason is that when you fill that plastic and slip that O-ring into the Orange housing you change it's shape/perfect roundness ever so slightly, and after the bag is filled... if you remove the bag from the easy Valve with one hand, the "newly mishappen" bag can lift the valve off the Volcano with it....
This down the road causes wear on the Easy valve itself...
so use re-bags freely, but use two hands (hold valve in place with one hand while using other hand to remove the bag"
What kind of bags do you use? I have a solid valve so I need to change them from time to time anyway. Might as well use better bags. The krinkle gets annoying when I'm trying to hear the tv.
ViVape bags worked as did Kroger brand Roaster bags.
Herbalair bags were also quieter
Thanks for all the expert tips Vitolo! I'm definitely interested in quieter bags. Sounds like my husband and I just need a bit more experience changing the bags to be successful. We'll try again!
I was using a classic volcano for a few months before deciding to trade it for a Cloud. I haven't tried the Cloud yet, I will report back here to share comparisons between those two vaporizers.
I will definitely miss the consistency of the vapor with the volcano.
My order just came in today: 1 classic volcano w/solid valve
I'm soooo ready to get started
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