: Fantastic! The pics are perfect for what I need to know, I think it's something I can work with. I assume all pieces are removable, I'm only wondering about the last pic with the screen, what's sitting on top of it?
, that final picture is looking up its rump--that is the bottom of the bottom section. The screen is slightly larger and friction fits, but below it is a small ledge that is the top of the tube, which prevents it slipping further. That o-ring sits on a small ledge and friction secures the glass with the ring. That pic's included so you can see the room you'd have for the pad or balls.
And do you like that Scorch torch? I've meant to pick that up many times because the button is supposed to be extremely easy to push on but I never really knew what kind of vapes it would work well with, and getting torches to where I live is a bit of a pain because I have to bother friends to have it shipped to them so they can ship it to me.
Yeah, it's a great torch for bricks. You can get a suitably strong flame and it's slightly bushy, which a brick likes. Downsides are moderate capacity; small fuel window; adjustment is the bottom screw. Otherwise it works pretty well. The Vertigo Serpent's pretty good, too: bushier, not quite as strong maybe. I once got a plastic consumer torch from Dreamwood called the Atomic. I never could find another, but it's got a nice strong, bushy flame as well.
You don't have to take a pic of the Diamond but I just looked at their site, oh man, this could possibly be SS lined already, is it?
Yes, the bottom/bowl is stainless. The wooden top forms the upper half of the heat chamber, so that's exposed, but since the bottom slides into the top, less wood is exposed than it looks. The heat intake is also stainless; in the current build, it's installed permanently, but newer ones will have that removable.
One thing I want to mention about the Diamond: it is an absolutely wonderful vape as it is and I recommend it without hesitation. If you decide to look into it, though, ask in the thread, or even email the maker and clarify whether or not the top sections of the Retrosteam handpipes friction seal to the metal bowl in the same way that the Diamond's top does. The reason this is important is because the Diamond bowl/wpa IS the inner chamber for the pipes. In other words, you get two vapes in one, the handpipe and the removable bowl/wpa, if the pipe top fits like the Diamond top! The pipes are considerably more expensive than the Diamond, but a 2-in-1 would make it much more economical.