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homemade vaporizer

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by mogie, Apr 27, 2007.


    mogie Well-Known Member

    Guys I found good directions for a homemade vaporizer. Check it out and tell me what you think. Put it under homemade pipes. I really appreciate your feedback on this. When I got bad feedback on some pipes posted a long time ago i pulled them. So I really do read and care about what you say. :)

    mattso101 Well-Known Member

    there is no link man

    k-town Well-Known Member

    yeah that's pretty cool mogie

    midgradeindasouth Well-Known Member

    Al B. Fuct

    Al B. Fuct once had a dog named

    mogie, here's a somewhat more refined version of the old soldering iron vapouriser.

    I built this one in Jan, 2000.


    Calibrated the dial with an electronic thermometer.


    Here's the airflow diagram. Pardon the shonky art, that was 7 years ago and I'm a bit better at photoshop now!


    This vapouriser is the same as the one you linked, but things are mounted a bit more solidly and temp can be controlled.

    Built on a cast aluminum project box. A soldering iron element is bolted to the top of the box through a steel pickle jar lid with common hardware. An incandescent light dimmer is used to vary the temp of the element. The cone/bowl is a stainless steel thimble with a hole drilled in it, bolted to the end of the iron element. The 'dome' is a pickle jar. A length of 10mm dia tubing is used to draw the vapour. Rubber feet are needed as air intake holes are on the bottom of the box.

    I actually still have this thing somewhere, but never liked using it much.

    mc.eddy.supreme Well-Known Member

    that looks pretty good ima havta try that. do u hav anyother home made vapos if u do post them please

    stickstones Well-Known Member

    I saw one where it was made out of a light bulb and you just used a lighter to heat up the glass. You basically removed the filament while keeping the metal screw end on and jimmy-rigged a mouthpiece onto the metal screw piece. Never tried it, but that was about as cheap as you could get.

    mc.eddy.supreme Well-Known Member

    yeah i saw that one two i made it but never got around to using it

    mogie Well-Known Member

    Nice design Al.

    mc.eddy.supreme Well-Known Member

    there are better i personally like homemade pipes or s made out of fruit

    meteorlima Active Member

    Uses hookah coal as heat source,can 1/2 filled with sand, screen to support hot coal just above sand, place smokable on steel pipe screen> super hits

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    basinlat Well-Known Member

    I went to school for elctro-mechanical and made one of those my first year. Had all the supplies in the shop so it was free and very very nice, used expensive equipment
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    AzGrOw-N-sMoKe New Member

    well the light bulb idea is GREAT...if you like smoking crack or meth..other then that it sucks...i dont understand how those are considerded vaps...dont vaps creat steam those seem like they would produce smoke...but idk....

    basinlat Well-Known Member

    hell ya that shit is for meth heads. Cant control the temp on those, not really vaps

    mogie Well-Known Member

    I have only used a vap once and it was a cheapie without temp controls. So my opinion of them is really bad. Some day I'd like to try a Volcano but right now I don't even know anyone that owes one. I run with a cheap group. LOL
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    basinlat Well-Known Member

    if u get a good vap they are great to use. Feels like you didnt even get a hit till u blow it out and cough your ass off

    entropic Well-Known Member

    I posted the stuff below in another thread about vaporizers, thought it was relevant.

    Vaporizers make it a different type of high, more of a cerebral high than a I can't move off the couch high for me.

    If you want a poor man's vaporizer get a heat gun! Then you can use any piece you own as a vaporizer.
    eBay: NEW MILWAUKEE VARIABLE TEMPERATURE HEAT GUN 8986-20 (item 220108296148 end time May-11-07 11:20:15 PDT)

    Marijuana vaporizes best at around 185F, at 200F you start to burn things other than THC, and at 230F it will combust like with a lighter. So be sure to find a variable heat gun that goes to a low enough temp, a lot of them have a min temp of like 300F. Also, if you do go the heat gun route you can build your own globe vaporizer with a cheap ass fish tank (globe), some mounting supplies and something to hold the weed just above the gun.

    I highly highly recommend the heat guns, since then you can turn anything into a vaporizer.

    Also, some soldering irons have temps that you can adjust low enough, but they just don't work as well as the heat guns.
    Al B. Fuct

    Al B. Fuct once had a dog named


    kochab New Member

    find a the cheapest regular heatgun you can. find a drop cord with a dimmer switch (or do a lil re wiring as i did) and turn it halfway down. It cut the temps down for me to a point i could use a thermometer to mark the dial in numerical settings.

    MrKhola Well-Known Member

    I've been having some really bad breathing pains and difficulties recently so am seriously considering a decent vaporiser. I tried having the tiniest little lick on a pipe but it just brought the pain right back.

    The volcano looks great, but is mega bucks. £250 right?

    This is an option bt does anyone have experiences with good vaporisers. I dont want a super cheap one that will not get me high and will pay for a volcano if i have to,

    Has anyone tried those Vapair handheld versions?

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