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After browsing the internet and seeing what other people have come up ...
I am looking for opinions or thoughts here.
After browsing the internet and seeing what other people have come up with for this purpose I've decided what I think would be a good solution that doesn't involve spending a bunch of money.
In combining 3 different ideas I came up with using a small mason jar (16oz.) and a couple eye droppers.
Drill 2 holes in the lid of the jar the size of the eye droppers, remove the bulbs from the ends of the eye droppers and insert them into the holes you just drilled. One will serve as a vent tube and the other to take your hit off of.
All you would then need to do is place the weed in the jar and heat it until you see the vapor via a soldering iron, heat gun, stove, etc...
I'm going to make one tonight and give it a try. I'll post pics of the assembly and give a report tomorrow.
What do the peeps think here?
I have never seen a vaporizer but my understanding is that it heats the weed at a temp hot enough to vaporize the THC but not hot enough to burn it.
My idea would be based on a small tube shaped halogen bulb from a torche lamp - they get hot as shit.
I would put this bulb in a tube and arranged the tube so the heat would draw through a glass bowl. Plus, if you wired in a dimmer switch you could play with the temperature.
The best way to do this would be to make a T from pipe. The wires would come through the ends of the T and the heat would draw through the third leg and through the bowl - this way you don't smoke the wires. You could use a can or pipe, insert the bowl through the side and set your halogen heating T on top.
Does this make sense?
something like this exists its called the aero med 4.0 check it out it could influence your design
I was going for simplicity and safety. Your suggestion sounds like it would work but it's complicated and you're still working with thin glass from the bulb.
i tried this en' worked okay - but you really cant beat a bong…
What is hard about wiring up a lamp with a dimmer? All you are doing is making a temprature controlled heat source.
Actually, if you want easy just get a vapor pipe - the kind they use for crack or meth, put your weed in it. They are the shit for smoking hash oil too. They can also be fitted to bongs. Play with the heat until you get it right.
Well actually there's nothing hard about that at all. Not everyone knows that it's an option. Thanks to the post above yours I now know that's all that you need to do. Once I saw his post I went out last night and got what I needed to make a nice looking one pretty similar to his.
Originally Posted by RickWhite
Here's the pics of the one I put together in a couple hours this morning. I will put a finish on it later, after I see how well it works:
I think the total cost on it was around $30-35. Just let it stay on for about 15 minutes to make sure there is nothing that's going to melt and give off any harmful smoke or vapors and it all looks good so I'll give it a shot here in a few.
I don't like that design but if it works... Where does the weed go? Does it just heat it from beneath and fill up the jar?
I would think the best design would draw hot air through the weed.
The weed goes inside the brass cap (sandwiched between 2 screens). The heat source is under it inside the threaded brass tube. The only place for air to enter is through the brass tube so, since heat rises, the air passes through the weed ever so slightly. Once you see a little vapor coming out of the top you know its ready to draw off of. When you take your hit the air is drawn through the weed, into the vase and then into the vinyl tube.
Originally Posted by RickWhite
It's simple (only 3 pieces of brass threaded together and a light bulb with a dimmer) and there's no thin glass to work with. It could be made using many different types of bases and tops.
It works pretty good once you figure out what setting on the dimmer works best. I have a digital vape that I purhcased and the major difference seems to be the internal thermostat. It keeps the vape at a consistent temp. The light bulb one is not as consistent. that and it's way more convenient to reload the glass whip than unscrewing the cap and pulling the screens out.
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