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VRIPtech Heating Wand

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by stonemonkey55, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis Peace keeper, fun maker and 3/4 time vaporist.

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    Well done Lazy, you're doing a lot more than holding up the fort- you have fixed the roof, laid down new carpets, hung honey up for the bees with a bright glowing lantern, and guess what?
    They have come!!
    It is a joy to watch your enthusiasm, wisdom and experience drive this thread on back into life again! You are making me seriously question whether the Vrip would fit me better than any other vape to still allow heavy medication and good clouds with my usual reactions to most other heavy hitters?

    I will pioneer onwards testing until I have tried enough options to be happy picking the best overall path (i.e.- vape).
    Lazy I would love to come and session with you bro! In my eyes you are a legend and an idol here with a wicked posting style that is fun, interesting and informative to all without ever being OT or OTT (unlike some, uh-hum :rolleyes:) And of course @biohacker would be subpoenaed to join us for the session! (Just had to look that spelling up- not a word Im accustomed to using actually, quite a cool one.)
    Man that would be a dream to realise! Session with 2 legends I have looked up to for years and gotten to know better this year which has only enriched my life.:nod:

    Credit where it is due I always say. Thanks bro, take care.:tup:

    Big love going out to Mark @ShadowVape as well if you get back here any time- as my friend Dave often says "We're cooking with gas again."
     
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  2. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    FYI everyone and @Elflois in particular ... there is definitely a 220v version. You can contact support@vapexhale.com if you, or anyone else needs one.
     
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  3. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    They must be custom orders then because the website has this to say:
    VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS: 110V unit exclusively for use in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Not to be used with any type of power inverter or converter.

    I see Vapefiend in the UK has them, so it must be region specific! Great that they managed to get the 220V units working!

    @Alexis
    Anytime you are over in this area just hit me up!
    Mi Casa, Su Casa!
     
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  4. Morty

    Morty Well-Zoned Member

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    Nice. Speaks to the flavor of the FP if it can keep up w/ the Vriptech.

    I thought all vapes were like this till I got my SV3. It has much more of a roasted nut flavor than burnt popcorn (which I prefer). So the Vriptech's flavor stays till the very end ? Damn, I think I want one.

    Good info. Why I like to surf the threads. Everyone's got such different experiences.

    Damnit! I hate you Lazy! I think I need this in my signature at some point. Sooner rather than later.

    This & the GS XLR seems like they would be perfect for you @Alexis (your a dude, right ? ;)). I know you got a FP comin', but these 2 just scream,"Buy me @Alexis ! Vape from me"! :haw:
     
  5. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    I have ordered new pieces to be able to enjoy my Vrip ... how bad are the waits ... :uhoh:
     
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  6. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Hi there guys ..

    After months of wait and as soon as I had the amount of money saved I ordered my VRIP with a VCB straight from VRIP.

    Originally I was considering only the wand since a lot of people seems to prefer to use an alternative bowl than the one offered by VRIP. Also I find that a double male-to-male 14mm glass piece connection, a 18mm female to "enlarge bowl" and a glass screen, for 80$, to be a bit pricey ..
    But I must thanks VRIP for helping me through the ordering process in order for me to choose to experience "the best" they can provide ...


    I want to write a proper review of what I think about this vape but after less than a week I'll have to stop the testings ..
    1st : I got a crack in my glass : the heater is touching the "inner spiral glass tube". I already been told that it will be replaced cause I advertised of the issue with the heater position, so Im not so worried but just feel frustrated by the situation as it seems a known issue from them but still are sending wands that will come back for sure ? *

    2nd : My wand always been sitting, the glass hanging above air only, never in contact with anything ..and even this way, my High temp silicone melted on the glass and cracked when I wanted to take it off ...
    Since the silicone is clearly within the airpath I wouldn't feel comfortable to use it anymore ... What are your opinions on this ? Do we agree that the heated air within the vape chamber is clearly in contact with the silicone making the seal ?

    Questions :

    Did anyone else had that kind of issue ?
    Silicone melting/cracking ? Crack in the glass ?
    Did you have to pay shipping back to VRIP ?

    mods questions :
    - what kind of bowl do you use ?
    - have you got a link for bowls larger than 20mm on top in order to fit with the wand ?


    I will ask more questions and write more about mods/tricks/impressions if I get a new working and safe vape to use ... But for now I feel really concerned about this ..Anyhow I still wish to use that vape and get love for it but without silicone at all ! And hopefully with a perfect positioned heater.

    (I had some other minor issue that I will pass on ... )

    Also do everyone else got a Vrip without some instructions of some kind ? Not that I felt so unaware of what to do, just a general question following my surprise while opening the pack and imagining other people trying to use it and set it in place safely.

    Happy vaping and good day to all of you ! I guess I'll have to plug back the log soon, or just get a dab ! :D
     
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  7. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    This is interesting... I've never really heard much about this. Not a lot of activity last spring, so not a huge surprise. I'm still a relative FC newcomer. I'm going to have to check this interesting device out, @lazylathe & @biohacker are making me want to! #CanadianConspiracy?
     
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  8. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    Hey @Bvapst, cant you use the wand with the 4.2 bowl without the silicone or does it not seal well? I dont have the vape yet so i dont know. Also would you say a 20mm bowl (from the top opening) would fit well with the wand?
     
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  9. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @Bvapst

    If you have the latest wand it should have a ground tip on it that will seal perfectly to the bowl!
    Very angle dependent and prone to air leaks... Hence the silicone seal.

    I have no concerns using the silicone ring and it does get baked onto the glass.
    A blade will scrape it off cleanly.

    Sorry to hear that your wand glass arrived broken!
     
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  10. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    I recommend you to always watch the ceramic heater of your wand ... even if it comes to you in the correct position it can move, loosen ,,,, I recommend to watch it and place it in its correct position (well centered) if necessary as a precaution! :uhoh:

    This cup works well: :tup:
    https://www.weed-star.com/CUPS-SLIDES/18-8-CUPS/Pyramid-Bowl-18-8-Slide::879.html

    good lucky whith your VRIP :leaf:
     
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  11. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Much thanks for your replies ..
    Getting this product I really though it would be perfect, meaning well centered without me having to worry that it could move even ? Thank to the comment here I've been on the look out for this problem. But now I'll be even more attentive along the way. It wasn't broken when it arrived, just I realized the heater is so close or maybe touching the glass ? And after juste 4,5 days (1 turning on and off per day), it cracked ...

    Waiting from VRIP to know what to do .. Apparently if I would intend to do any operation I just risk to break the glass and "loosing" warranty, if I'm following Mark s advices.

    I really dont know what to say about the silicone.. Yes I have ground tip, so it does work but like you say ..it's not ideal. Maybe some "joint" kind of connection would be more handy.
    Getting back to the silicone, what about if it cracks after only a few days ? No issue on your side ?
     
  12. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    If the ceramic heater touches the borosilicate capsule (the glass) it will break, so it is advisable to watch it, as simple as before plugging it in to see that it is centered!

    Is it very likely that it is pressed with more force than necessary or in a bad angle? and the displaced ceramic heater without realizing? It is not normal to move, as I said in my previous post sometimes the screws are loosened but with the passage of months and continuous use ...

    Is VERY IMPORTANT if you are going to manipulate the borosilicate capsule; Do DO NOT FORCE the screws -> they can crack or burst the glass

    Regarding the silicone as he said @lazylathe function is to help make it easier to seal, if you do not have it will be limited to the original VHW cups. I in you posiition would withdraw if it is damaged and replace it with a new one, they do not have a very high cost

    good lucky !!
     
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  13. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    That's a bad beginning my friend @Bvapst but don't give up, this vape is amazing when everything is perfectly settled but it need a lot of care. Where did you ordered from, please?
     
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  14. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    I read earlier in this thread that one would need a bowl which can fit a quarter in it for the VHW to have a good seal without the silicone (around 24mm), does this still hold true for the 3.0 version? Or can one get away with a 20mm bowl opening?

    I also contacted blazemaster to inquire about a custom bowl, though Im not sure if he still makes em.
     
  15. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    @PPN Straight from VRIP .. Waiting for answer to send it back, want to make sure I don't have to pay as well ...
    Sure I had and still have big hope for this vape : it's cracked and still usable but seems like the crack is getting bigger, anyway he was mentioning giving me a new one for sure, then I also wonder why I should send it back, but yeah if I don't have to pay no other choice ..
     
  16. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I don't have much time for review and more insight now, but I must say VRIP Customer Service was top notch !
    Got a new wand without having to send mine, the new one I got is perfect and after 2 bowls nothing bad to say ..
    I'll get back here later to write more about this vape ...

    But the ones who got instagram could see some Meltshot in my stories sometime ...
     
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  17. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    @Bvapst Good to know their customer service is still top notch. Ill be buying mine this week if all is well with my new bubbler coming in from China, cant wait!
     
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  18. duff

    duff Well worn

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    I'll be joining this party too.
    Interesting vape that I had never heard of until the recent activity.
    Thanks to everyone that's been keeping this thread going.
     
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  19. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I only break out the vhw on special occasions or when I want to treat myself. Here’s tonight’s bowl - 3 hits. I was setting up my fave piece when I saw this little guy on the side and thought ‘why not?’ It makes good videos! So, I give you the VripTech Heat Wand versus the Magic Flight Orbiter!

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  20. duff

    duff Well worn

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  21. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    Well, my glass from China came in (FC-Mod) and it looked great, that is until I cracked the perc on the ash catcher while trying to pull it out. :bang: Well, good thing the main piece is in tact, which means I can still use it for the VHW!

    Nice clouds! I just ordered mine, so every night is going to be a special occasion with this thing. :brow:
     
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  22. duff

    duff Well worn

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    Any last minute words of wisdom?
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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  24. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    +1

    caution friend driver! the glass is delicate !! :goon:

    enjoy your magic wand !! :rockon::rockon::rockon:
     
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  25. duff

    duff Well worn

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    My first bowl after getting everything all sealed up.
    I'm going to turn it down a bit next time. The wand packs a punch.

    Two weeks ago I hadn't even heard of this. Freaking nuts.

    I do wish that the temp dial had clear steps on it. It's a bit of a guessing game unless you count the really tiny notches.

    The stars aligned when I stumbled upon this guy.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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