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Arizer Solo

OF

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I had been thinking along similar lines but havent had time to implement it. Only concern will the ring break down over time now that it has been cut?

None that I can find (nor any reason to think there might). That's why I made 'an ugly one' after the pretty one worked well. I wanted lots of rough edges that might tear with use. Careful inspection doesn't find any and I'm using it as much as I can...... No sacrifice is too much to ask in the name of Science you know.

That's why I was kinda happy when I could 'afford' to send each guy four. I figured one to butch up, one to try and abandon, one to loose outright and you'd still be in business?

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Stu

Maconheiro
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That's why I was kinda happy when I could 'afford' to send each guy four. I figured one to butch up, one to try and abandon, one to loose outright and you'd still be in business?

OF
In theory one could lose all 4 simultaneously. Only a real idiot would do such a thing of course. :doh:

Thanks for the kind gesture in any case, my friend.

:peace:
 
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elevation

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I played with my new toy for awhile. The Pinnacle hydratube is amazing!
When i bought it i was kinda worried for it being a little fragile, but it feels really well built (blown actually).

In combination with the Solo, this thing gets me very medicated with very little material. None of my friends have tried it out yet, but i am sure they will like it even though i am the only one that converted to vapor. I usually keep my Solo at heat setting 3 and i get very nice hits the whole session.

It also diffuses really well, while using VERY little water. The included stoppers are awesome. You can have it filled up and travel with it, ready to go. I will not bring it outside very much, but when i go to a friends house this is ideal.

Hmm..I don't think my EQ will get a lot of use anymore. I got one to give away to anyone in my circle who is ready to use a vaporizer. Besides, i have always been into portable gadgets..

If you own the Solo and don't mind spending quite a lot of money on a water piece..For me it was worth it!

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elevation

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Yes it is..I bought it for $110 on Ebay. I believe it is worth it, but for some people it is just a lot of money and if that is the case there are a lot of other options to look at.
 

OF

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In theory one could lose all 4 simultaneously. Only a real idiot would do such a thing of course. :doh:

No theory about it. I proved it experimentally on a much grander scale. I 'misplaced' the bag with 97 rings I'd just promised...... About the time I was thinking of a rush order to replace them, they came out of hiding. Silicone humor, no doubt.

It was actually quite easy, I did it first time with no studying.

Not sure about the true idiot part, but the shoe fits fine on that side......

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Stu

Maconheiro
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No theory about it. I proved it experimentally on a much grander scale. I 'misplaced' the bag with 97 rings I'd just promised...... About the time I was thinking of a rush order to replace them, they came out of hiding. Silicone humor, no doubt.

It was actually quite easy, I did it first time with no studying.

Not sure about the true idiot part, but the shoe fits fine on that side......

OF
Well, I hope my 4 come out of hiding in a similar fashion. I'm not optimistic however as my dry cleaner seems like the kind of chap to pocket that sort of thing and not return it to it's rightful owner. It's getting harder and harder to find an honest dry cleaner these days. :nod:

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poonman

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Well, I hope my 4 come out of hiding in a similar fashion. I'm not optimistic however as my dry cleaner seems like the kind of chap to pocket that sort of thing and not return it to it's rightful owner. It's getting harder and harder to find an honest dry cleaner these days. :nod:

:peace:

Just reminded me of the dry cleaners in ' Seinfeld ' .

I used the o-rings to attach it to my mini bubbler and gives it a better seal around the down stem .
I will " Try " to post some pics later ...if I remember how ...:ugh:
 

BowChamp

Member
This is exactly what happened to me. Hopefully it's your charger..I'd say its highly likely considering its only a week old. Just get a 12 volt 1 amp charger with a plug that fits(the exact size was posted recently in this thread) and it should work. If it does or doesn't contact wherever you bought it from and begin the process of a warranty return for the broken charger or Solo
Okay I'll bring my charger to The Source tomorrow and try to find one the same size. And I tried doing a reset and nothing changed. and I'm more or less used to the loose stem now. It just came as a surprise because I've only had it for a week and it went from air tight to really loose.
 
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OF

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Okay I'll bring my charger to The Source tomorrow and try to find one the same size.

I don't know 'The Source' but assume it's a good source. You'll find, I think, the supply is common but the connector is not. One option is to get another 12VDC one Amp supply, cut the cords and splice the Solo part on the new supply. They even make screw connectors common in the closed circuit TV industry that are useful for this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CMP434/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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fubar

Ancient and opiniated inhaler
The start of a new week brings up a topic I've been sitting on for a bit while folks got their rings to try on their stems. That seems to be happening with owners happy with the results but not pressing for more? Where's the 'I can do that better' spirit?
OF
Great to see the spirit of tinkering and sharing alive and well in the vaping community - here's my 2c worth for anyone looking for a very simple, non-destructive and effective method to improve your Solo airflow without futzing with grommets or pvhes tubes...the "smile mod"

Summary: Try a lopsided smile as you vape and let some cool air leak around the edge of your lips where they seal down on the stem as you draw.

Detail: It's harder to explain than to do - try using one side of your smile muscles to pull one corner of your mouth sideways so the lip is gently pulled away from the stem as you draw.
If you do it right, a tiny gap will open up and allow air to be sucked into your mouth around the (now imperfect) lip seal and if it's quiet you'll hear a soft hissing sound. You only want a small hole so the flow of air through the herb is only slightly diminished by pressure loss from the leak, but you'll immediately notice a reduced sense of resistance to the draw and with practice you can get very fine control - and respectable vapour clouds.

Upside: The diluting happens AFTER the air has passed through the herb so the "smile mod" does not lower the extraction temperature - unlike a grommet or pvhes stem air leak.
More usefully, the harder you smile, the more air will be allowed in so you can adjust it as you inhale - something a pvhes or grommet mod does not allow.

Downsides: Like any grommet mod or pvhes stem, the resulting hit will be diluted

With a little practice I predict pretty much duplicating the effect of all the gadgetry and mods - but I confess that I don't have any to compare - so I'd appreciate feedback from those who do please?

I know there are lots of medical users who might prefer equipment mods so there's less to worry about when you medicate, but for a recreational user like me, this works a treat.
 

Dreamerr

Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀
OF, simply splice:rofl:
I am going to try and notch the o-ring. Give a slow person a chance will ya:p. I am liking the restricted draw for a bit. It is like a stock stem almost but using a pvhes. I need to pull out a stock and see how restricted it is. I have just been ah out to lunch a lot.

I was also wondering about the breakdown if the ring if cut but time will tell. I bet mine will be way messier when done since I more the likely will do it by eye with a razor. I doubt I will even use a pliers and I don't have that kind of clamp.

I also wonder if the notches should line up with the ones on the pvhes stem when done and if so you will have to put the stem in the correct way when reinstalling. I wonder with the pvhes if there will be to much airflow like the turbo. All this wonder and no answers yet.

Fubar for me the mod is so the stem doesn't constantly fall out or spin.
 

satyrday

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...the "smile mod"

Summary: Try a lopsided smile as you vape and let some cool air leak around the edge of your lips where they seal down on the stem as you draw.

Detail: It's harder to explain than to do - try using one side of your smile muscles to pull one corner of your mouth sideways so the lip is gently pulled away from the stem as you draw.
If you do it right, a tiny gap will open up and allow air to be sucked into your mouth around the (now imperfect) lip seal and if it's quiet you'll hear a soft hissing sound. You only want a small hole so the flow of air through the herb is only slightly diminished by pressure loss from the leak, but you'll immediately notice a reduced sense of resistance to the draw and with practice you can get very fine control - and respectable vapour clouds.

Upside: The diluting happens AFTER the air has passed through the herb so the "smile mod" does not lower the extraction temperature - unlike a grommet or pvhes stem air leak.
More usefully, the harder you smile, the more air will be allowed in so you can adjust it as you inhale - something a pvhes or grommet mod does not allow.
I like that! You can achieve similar results by breathing through your nose and mouth simultaneously, but that is difficult for some people.
 
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Yoshi

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I was also wondering about the breakdown if the ring if cut but time will tell. I bet mine will be way messier when done since I more the likely will do it by eye with a razor. I doubt I will even use a pliers and I don't have that kind of clamp.

I also wonder if the notches should line up with the ones on the pvhes stem when done and if so you will have to put the stem in the correct way when reinstalling. I wonder with the pvhes if there will be to much airflow like the turbo. All this wonder and no answers yet.

Fubar for me the mod is so the stem doesn't constantly fall out or spin.

I'm sure the worse you do the job the faster it will degrade, so take your time with your cuts; I don't want you to be getting a cut! :myday:

And I doubt you have to line them up, gasses diffuse really easily when given the chance ;)
 
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fubar

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Fubar for me the mod is so the stem doesn't constantly fall out or spin.

Fair enough although I'd still recommend smiling as often as you can anyways, Dreamerr :)
So why cut any notches at all then if it's grip you're after?
I had guessed they were cut in the inner surface where it mates with the glass in order to allow some air leakage?
As always, YMMV.
 
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Yoshi

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Fair enough although I'd still recommend smiling as often as you can anyways, Dreamerr :)
So why cut any notches at all then if it's grip you're after?
I had guessed they were cut in the inner surface where it mates with the glass in order to allow some air leakage?
As always, YMMV.

My take on it is she wants the airflow back from the PVHES.

And yes, some air is brought from around the stem and when you cut it off with the o-ring it's supposedly even worse with stock everything. :wave:
 
Yoshi,

fubar

Ancient and opiniated inhaler
My take on it is she wants the airflow back from the PVHES.

And yes, some air is brought from around the stem and when you cut it off with the o-ring it's supposedly even worse with stock everything. :wave:
Exactly what I think you can do if you smile a little and allow a small leak - without needing the pvhes. Better - you control the size of the leak as you want more or less resistance.
 
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Yoshi

Woah
Exactly what I think you can do if you smile a little and allow a small leak - without needing the pvhes. Better - you control the size of the leak as you want more or less resistance.

I've found what works for me best is a silicon tip on my stem, it really helps me control my airflow since I can bite it and listen to the air whisper where I'm biting. I was only using the tip for water pipes, but it's grown on me as an (almost) permanent tool for different things. :clap:
 
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Dreamerr

Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀
Yes, you are both correct. I want airflow as most do want at least a bit and of course a stem that isn't all over the place. This mod gives us the best of all worlds. I know how to do the smile method as you call it and I will try and smile although it is hard...
 
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Jeff-K

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When I use my solo I mostly run around with the solo and an e-cig toking at both at the same time. Same result as the "smile" method only with added clouds and taste. (There are some eliquids out there that complement the taste of the MJ nicely!)

Of course this is not for everyone.

Just my 2 cents
 
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