I appreciate your interest in my sapphire evaporator!
For the ceramic spheres, we would use Alumina ceramic, aka aluminum oxide. Correct?
SiC is a cool option, but probably not at the top of my want list. SiC is great for how durable it is, but thats not really a factor with the spheres being inside the glass/quartz.
You could definitely try alumina ceramic spheres!
And you've definitely decided on going with 4mm spheres correct? Have you tried 5mm? Thats what the GS uses and its airflow was good in my opinion.
I haven't tried 5mm but I did try 6mm for a while. Realistically any size could be used, one could easily go smaller in size to increase the draw restriction. I really enjoy the current airflow, I wanted something that felt like taking an old school bong hit with a packed one-hole bowl; it's pretty reminescent of that: the air inlet is 4mm which is close to that of a one hole push slide, and the pearl maze adds a little draw restriction too, kind of simulating a "packed" bowl. The actual herb is very free flowing of course with a mesh screen. The GS has a much larger heater, so possibly bigger pearls were needed to keep the airflow from feeling too restricted?
With this vape, the harder you rip it, the harder/faster you can crush a bowl. Very similar to an old school snap in that regard
Teaser - Ti spheres and IH
Okay, I'm on a one track show
I might even try aluminum "just to see"
I think he's currently using a 20mm coil with a 19mm diameter vape.
Yes that's correct!
Whenever I read this I got confused thinking the 19mm OD was referring to the coil. So, he is using a 20mm coil with 19 vape currently, but is going to make the next vape 20mm OD so the 20mm coil should hopefully be able to fit it perfectly snug.
My earlier prototype was 20mm, but it broke quickly. I knew it felt a too snug when I put the coil on, but one of the goals of this vape was to not need any coil fitment. However, due to the nature of glass I'm not sure that is really possible. I had a highdea to try 19mm Simax cause I was buzzed enough to think 1mm wasn't a big deal........
I was wrong there
but this thing still rips super hard for barely being plugged in lol; kinda trips me out honestly, I guess that's just the power of the sapphire.
The final version will be 20mm, but it may require some minor coil fitment for people using existing 20mm coils; Of course, I'll fit all of them myself that I sell pre-paired with a coil. Speaking of coils, this vape was designed to use any 20mm coil, but I'm specifically using the 20mm "tall" from 710coils myself as it has a few extra coil wraps which IMO can only help!
Also, ive not gave my thoughts on the quartz or born body for the vape. I feel like id prefer the flavor from the boro, but the quartz durability would be nice. Id pick boro tho if we can confirm the coil won't contract and crack it often. I love great flavor, it makes vaping so enjoyable. I don't think the quartz would be bad, but I assume the boro would taste better. Plus it'd be cheaper correct?
Its been awhile since ive researched the ELEV8TR, so correct me if im wrong, but cant both the quartz and boro versions be modified to use with enail? If so which one were people preferring for flavor?
You're correct that boro would be more affordable as its cheaper to work with and the stock parts are cheaper; as far as flavor differences between boro and quartz I really have no idea, some people in the Elev8r thread claim boro tastes much better than quartz; which, as a long term dabber I found very surprising to read - but I can't really say one way or the other. With this vape though, the glass (or quartz) serves more as an oven to retain heat inside, with the air mostly being heated from the pearls. Quartz and borosilicate are relatively similar as far as thermal properties, so I'm really not sure how much the flavor would be impacted, but potentially I could just offer this vape in both quartz and borosilicate. Quartz would probably turn this into one hell of a torch vape though...