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Tutorial: How to make your own Volcano Vaporizer for under $50!

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by 420God, Nov 23, 2010.


    420God Well-Known Member

    I've had quite a few people ask me now how I built my vape, well I'll try and explain it best as possible with the pics.:bigjoint:

    Total cost is less than $50!!!!:clap:

    Materials; Digital heat gun, 3/4" to 1/2" pipe reducer, electrical tape, oven bag, screens, plastic pipe.

    I purchased the digital heat gun here--> http://www.menards.com/main/paint-w...wagner-heat-gun-ht3500/p-1368402.htm?cid=1307
    Plastic pipe--> http://www.drillspot.com/products/401427/approved_vendor_1pny6_extension?s=1
    Fitting--> http://www.toolboxsupply.com/productdetails.aspx?sku=10456606&source=GoogleBase

    This heat gun only allows a setting of either 350F or 450F and the temp we want is 400F so in the cone we add to the heat gun we have to punch 2 small holes to help lower the temp. (Cannabis starts to burn at 450F)

    For metal I used some thick aluminum flashing but pop can metal will work and electrical tape to hold it all together, heat resistant would be best.

    Start by making a cone for the end of the heat gun. This will help direct the flow of air into the chamber. Make sure everything gets a nice seal when put together and that the small end of the cone fits snugly into the chamber fitting.

    The pipe reducer will be the chamber the bud goes in. I wanted to use the size I chose because it holds the larger screens you can buy at any local head shop. Now because it's a reducer it has a lip on the inside stopping the screen from going all the way through, this allows us to place the screen inside then put weed in on top. Place the second screen on top of the weed to hold it in place sandwiching the weed in between the two. The second screen gets held in place by the threads inside the reducer.

    To connect the bag to the chamber I taped pop can material to the outside of the reducer extending it about an inch. I use a piece of 1 1/4" plastic tube for the mouth piece and taped it to the oven bag. The mouth piece slides into the chamber completing the vaporizer.

    To operate all you have to do is turn the heat gun onto the 450F setting, wait for it to warm up, then place the chamber and the bag on the cone and you'll see the vapor fill the bag, then smoke.:eyesmoke:

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    Johnney Herbz

    Johnney Herbz Active Member

    So would you even rate your close to as good as an actual vape?

    The plastic there seems like it would melt or something?

    This is a really good idea for a homemade. I might just use this, but then again i might just go buy one :p

    Got a pic of it filled up?

    420God Well-Known Member

    It cost less than $50 to build and it works better than my store bought.;-)

    It doesn't get hot enough to damage the plastic.

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    420God Well-Known Member

    Here's a pic of the bag filled up and a pic of the back of the gun.:eyesmoke:

    The gun is super simple to operate.:leaf:

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    Matt Rize

    Matt Rize Hashmaster

    BUMP! Thanks 4twonson!

    420God Well-Known Member

    Thanks Matt!!! After I built this thing I haven't smoked any other way, even quit smoking cigs, it works for tobacco also and since it's vapor you can smoke right in the house and not bother anyone else around.

    Another plus, ALMOST NO SMELL!!!:clap::clap::clap::clap:
    Johnney Herbz

    Johnney Herbz Active Member

    Well i think i might just have to make one, that picture of it filled and up pretty much speaks for itself lol.

    Good shit.

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    Matt Rize

    Matt Rize Hashmaster

    I've been wanting to make one just like this for years. Thanks for the how-to. FUCK volcano and their $600 digital heat guns. lol
    cmt1984 likes this.

    Arsehole Well-Known Member

    As usual very helpful 420god I'll be building one soon. +rep

    2stoned2function Active Member

    this is fucking awesome. I love this kind of stuff. Reminds me of all the crazy shit we used to come up with back in high school. people dont realize companies like volcano start out with these same basic (yet amazingly innovative and constructive) ideas. I am definitely making one of these

    bravo, 420 god:clap:

    420God Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! This should be one of the cheapest ways to build one on the internet!!:-P
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    cmt1984 Well-Known Member

    fuckin great. very nice tutorial. cant wait to build one. there was no way i was ever gona pay $550+ for a vape.
    Kodank Moment

    Kodank Moment Well-Known Member

    $200 Volcano

    Fdd beat you to it. Not as cheap but that's a good thing. Nice tutorial.

    420God Well-Known Member

    Thank you. $200 is still pricey for a do-it-yourself vape.

    mr.notsogreenthumb Active Member

    Glad you added this. I am still going to try it with that glue-gun...
    Pullin' weeds

    Pullin' weeds Well-Known Member

    Nicely Done!
    Here's one I made a couple years ago with metal plumbing fittings. It uses a union fitting, which screws apart and creates a nice chamber if you screen off each half - I used some stainless steel mesh from a kitchen strainer. The elbow fitting absorbs some of the heat, so I use a higher setting, but it's more hands-free.
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    pylon89 Active Member

    Dam I wish I had of saw this before I bought my silver surfer a few weeks back lol
    Red Robin

    Red Robin New Member

    Thats so ghetto, but you gotta do what you gotta do, I guess.

    pylon89 Active Member

    You should put a video up hittin that shit

    420God Well-Known Member

    Think my grow is "Ghetto" also, lol. DSCF0121.jpg As long as it works it doesn't matter.
    Sorry, I don't do video.:sad:
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