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Whip Tubing - All Your Questions Answered!

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by vtac, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    I bet you must scrubbed well after that or at least I would hope so I am gonna do ido on a plate tomorrow since it is oil and foggy. I was thinking a dish strain stuff on put dark bowl over it and place on top fo fridge and it fhat is not fast enough heating pad on top of fridge.
  2. debaserrrrr

    debaserrrrr Member

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    @DreamTime - You are the man, thanks!
  3. Nesta

    Nesta Active Member

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    I just bought some Tygon tubing online from US Plastics, though I hesitated at first because of the S/H charges [$16.38 for 10 ft- via UPS]. I called the company & they told me to accept the UPS charges & continue to the checkout. There's an 'Order Comments' where you can request USPS Priority Mail. It kinda worked for me, except they charged me the $16.38 anyway. I had to call for an adjustment. I ended up paying $5.27 for shipping. The downside here is that you can't tell what the S/H will cost upfront. Maybe ordering over the phone would be better.
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  4. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    So, the tubing I got fits the NO2... but it is really "floppy" and kinks easily. It does stretch enough to fit over the nipple of the Aquavape, but in the end, I decided that I prefer to stack the AV on my (cheap-ass) bong, and went back to the NO2 tubing.

    It was a nice try. and, I have some extra tubing that I have no idea what I'll do with...
  5. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Tubing is a funny thing. I still don't understand it but read that if it is stiff it has less something in it and is better for heat but harder for us to put over things. I boiled some glass the other day using tubing to stop the banging against the pot. I had no idea if the tubing would hold up. The results were as follows: I used ssv tubing for one piece of glass on both sides and it stretched and got way softer then it already is. The other glass had TET tubing on it which was a bit softer but held up a mess load better. I had to soak the four pieces I used in boiling water to restore them to almost original shape. Again the TET tubing did way better. I think they use tubing from that masters place but not sure which type exactly. Now the stranger part was when I was soaking it the SSV tubing sinks and the TET tubing floats. Any ideas why this would happen? I found this strange and it shows that there is a huge difference in composition of the tubing. I don't think the SSV tubing is rated for high heat and I doubt the NO2 tubing, which I use as well but haven't boiled, yet will fair well either. We need a balance of high temp tubing and it being soft enough to put over whatever connection we try to make.

    That shipping is stupid high at US Plastics and why do they use ups for a piece of tubing ugh. I was going to order from them but maybe not now. Let us know how the tubing is with heat and softness please.
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  6. debaserrrrr

    debaserrrrr Member

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    My order from USP was next day or the day after.
  7. 420GanjX

    420GanjX Active Member

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    My whip right now is getting very dirty, I have to order some new tubing from PV
    In the meantime, is there anything bad about reusing tubing over more than a few months, it's really brown, & the 'blowback' from my waterpipe has introduced moisture into one end of the tubing
    could there be a bacterial concern about reusing our old tubes?
  8. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    @420GanjX if you clean your whip with ISO you should be good to go. You can use a discolored whip for years if you want as long as you keep it clean. An Iso soak and warm water rinse.:tup:
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  9. Amazingkaddycap

    Amazingkaddycap Well-Known Member

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    Never had to clean a whip before...what's the best wayto do this? Also, any word on accessories...etc? Thanks for any info
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  10. nigel

    nigel And shepherds we shall be,for Accuracy & Discovery

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    If you read this thread, you'll see a few pages ago (about 6) that users have already offered some suggestions for whip cleaning.
    :)
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  11. Breathemetal

    Breathemetal Well-Known Member

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    Hot water and dish soap. If its real bad, iso and hot water then of course dry
  12. TommydCat

    TommydCat Well-Known Member

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    IMO, cut off another section of tubing and throw the old stuff out. Even after trying to clean, that stuff can smell something fierce..

    I've gone through maybe 15-20 feet in a year, and to have nice clean, non-smelly tubing always ready so I can taste/smell my fresh herbs more than herbs I vaped a month ago.. Estimated at a cost of about $3/mo?

    That's less than what you spend on deodorant, bro! No need to be so smelly! :)

    (Of course, others are entitled to different opinions... I wouldn't take them as a roommate, though)
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  13. Amazingkaddycap

    Amazingkaddycap Well-Known Member

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    What size tubing would I need?
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  14. Nok21

    Nok21 New Member

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    For my mflb i just went to a hardware store. $10 and ill have all the tubing i need for 10 vaporizers, so far my favorite whip is the 2 foot one. :smug:
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  15. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Yes I know how old this quote is. That being said I just wanted to let people know that iso has a sweet taste to it naturally, and this has nothing to do with "picking up plastics". Also FWIW silicone tube is very compatible with long term exposure to isopropyl alcohol.
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  16. Amazingkaddycap

    Amazingkaddycap Well-Known Member

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    Someone help this dummy out....I need tubing for my Herbalizer, I see 1/4 , 3/16...etc as tubing sizes, but the numbers for Herbie a 0.25 and 0.35, which I don't see as an option when choosing sizes. I can't figure out what I need and herbalizer never seems to having stock. Thanks for any insight into my lack of understanding.
  17. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    .25 = 1/4, .375 = 3/8, if that helps
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  18. Amazingkaddycap

    Amazingkaddycap Well-Known Member

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    Yes...it helps tremendously, math was never my thing. Thanks so much.
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  19. rayWally

    rayWally New Member

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    New poster here and new to forums in general. I have a big concern though. I recently made a whip with some aquarium silicone tubing from a local fish store.it is a blue silicone tubing. Very flexible and perfect for what i need to use. I need to know if its safe to use and not realeasing and cancer chemicals because i vape a lot everyday around 377-380°. The man at the store I bought it from said it was food grade because I asked. Considering it would be safe for fish I think it would be for me.
    Please give me some input. And thank you.
    Here is a link to the exact tubing I have purchased from the store
    http://www.hayneedle.com/product/elitesiliconeairlinetubing.cfm?redirect=false&source=pla&kwid=AquariumsandSupplies New&tid=EXO697-2&adtype=pla&kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=EXO697-2&gclid=CKGr2LLXwL4CFUZp7AodW3YARw

    mod note: Threads merged.
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  20. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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  21. rayWally

    rayWally New Member

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    Thanks for showing me direction. I can't buy any silicone tubing offline unfortunately can't ship that to my house and this is like the only silicone I found. Its about 3 inches from where the heat is and the vapor is of course passing through. Think I'm straight?
  22. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Personally, I would seek out high-temperature tubing.
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  23. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Show compassion to animals

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    Is this a good price for 20 foot of SSV tubing? (to fit my Arizer Exterme Q) I already ordered 3 foot of it and it's perfect. Soft, flexible and durable. I am going to invest in a decent amount of it and then just cut off a fresh length of hose when I need it. Bear in mind that SSV charge $20 shipping to Australia :( which really increases the price for me.

    Otherwise, does anyone know of a cheaper place to get this stuff in extreme lengths? (strictly a level of quality equal or greater than this wonderful SSV whip!)
    http://silversurfervap.com/accessories/ssv-accessories-and-gear/replacement-hose-20ft.html
  24. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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  25. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Show compassion to animals

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    Nice find! Do you happen to know the diamater I should pick to replace the stock Extreme Q whip?

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