The G43 Vaporizer
What's up everybody!
This is the vaporizer I built that you may have seen me using in my livestreams, previously called Project A, now known as the G43
What does the name stand for?
mm glass rod
mm glass balls
What's different and special about this one? It's simple
, it's strong
, and it's cost effective
It was designed around dry herb use, but you can vape concentrates with it as well with the addition of a small health stone inside the chamber.
These are the things I thought about while building it:
- Use as few parts as possible
- Use very simple materials
- Make it easy to use for beginners
- Vapor must be very strong/potent
- It must produce lots of vapor/big clouds
- The flavor must be pure and unadulterated
- Keep price to an absolute minimum
- Sacrifice bells & whistles for more meat & potatoes
I would say this can technically be categorized as a desktop vaporizer
, but it can also be fairly portable if you'd like to use it as a cordless
vape around your home.
How does it work?
The G43 is like some other desktop vaporizers in that you need to pair it up with a glass rig or j-hook to actually use it, there is no mouthpiece or stem included.
The end of the slide is a standard 18mm male connection so you need to pair it up with an 18mm female rig. If you only have a 14mm female rig I will have adapters available as an add-on for a max of $5.
If you don't currently have any glass rigs you will be able to add on an 18mm glass J-hook to your order at a max of $10, it works great with it and it's super simple.
Otherwise, if you want a nice quality cheap glass rig, my go-to is the Stereo Matrix rig that NewVape sells for $60 (shown in my video clips), and you can also find very similar rigs on dhgate that are under $100.
Vaping with the G43 is a very simple process:
1) Fill chamber loosely with dry herb (80% full)
2) Turn on box mod and power on cruise control (11 watts starting)
3) Insert glass slide into your 18mm female rig or adapter
4) Wait 3-4 minutes for the glass inside to heat up to full operating temp
5) Start rippin' it!
How is it powered?
You have two choices for the power supply, and both options will be included in the base kit. One is a simple battery holder for a single 18650 cell, and the other is a 510 connector so you can easily power it with a box mod.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first batch of at least 100 units is going to be shipping with the 510 connector attachment ONLY, and the other battery holder attachment will be shipped to you once I've finalized the protection circuits on it to make it safe.
The mod I'm using it with now is a Wismec P80 which is a single-18650 mod, but they also sell popular dual-battery models if you want to extend how long you can vape with it. I bought 100 P80 mods that I have in stock for the first 100 people who don't have one and need to add it on (max $35 addt'l).
Other vapes I like a lot that inspired this creation and influenced my design are the Glass Symphony, Elev8r, and Tubo Evic.
Below is a 5-min video clip of a complete session from start to finish:
How much is it and where can I buy one?
$99 @ Bud's Vape Shop (Current ETA Jan/19)
I anticipate being able to offer these to you very soon, and I will be posting all updates on availability in this thread. I'll also be posting a full G43 video shortly, which I will post here once complete, as well as the complete written transcription on VC: https://www.vapecritic.com/g43/
A small group of trusted beta testers has already received their units and have started providing feedback. The beta period won't be too long, I'm doing this to figure out what last minute tweaks (if necessary) I should make to any of the parts before producing any more.
This project was mainly to see if I could create a heater that actually worked, and then when I did get it working I knew it was something you guys had to try for yourselves.
So this basic heater-only model that you need to use with a rig is my first base model that I purposely wanted to be as simple as possible. Then once you guys have had a chance to use it and provide feedback for me I can start integrating those ideas into the next upgraded version.
Once the G43 heater is perfected to our liking, I want to move my main focus to shrinking things down to get it all inside a portable unit the size of a medium box mod. I have an alpha version of this built that works and produces vapor, but it needs a ton of additional work to be a real vaporizer that can be sold, so it's on the back burner at the moment.
On a final note, this will be my first foray into manufacturing, and I know it puts me a weird position when I'm still a reviewer too. I just want you guys to know that I'll be doing my absolute best to remain neutral and unbiased when I talk about my vape as well as other company's vapes, your support is the only thing keeping me going.
I'm not currently taking any pre-orders but I do have a standby list of people who are interested and want to be notified when a unit is available for them to purchase. If you'd like to be added to this waiting list please post in this thread and let me know or send me a PM.
Please feel free to post any questions or comments you may have and I will respond to them as quickly as possible. My wife @VCHazel
will also be replying and helping to the extent that she can
P.S. I'm currently looking for a new US glass manufacturer and don't have any hot leads right now, if you happen to know someone who would be interested in producing my custom glass slides for me please reach out!