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.Hi all !
I did this mod too and dig it !
I placed a glass tube around ceramic rod. My SSV is now turned in steamboat mode !
One hitter at 9 O'Clock ! Heavy one hitter at 10…
I do prefer glass tube around ceramic because it's way easyer to put in place and to take out.
The hot airstream i get seems to me to be more consistent, allowing more extraction at a time.
I guess any of you SSV owner should try it !
It's an inexpensive mod and yet another mod to put the SSV on steroïds !
I thinkQuartz tube from 7th floor is the easyest way to go for that mod.
I have both the quartz tube and quartz beads. There really isn't any comparison. The beads produce much more vapor with a very slight increase in draw compared to the tube. With the tube I run about 1 o'clock; beads at around 10 o'clock. Using the tube is easier if you regularly swap out heater covers.So the glass tube is working well for you to add mass around the heater?
I just purchased an SSV and was interested in the SSV43 mod, and saw this is now an option on the elev8 website. Wondered if anyone had experience with it and performance. Looks like your experience seems positive and does seem easier than the ball mod .
Wow. That is quite a difference between the two. Thanks for the info.I have both the quartz tube and quartz beads. There really isn't any comparison. The beads produce much more vapor with a very slight increase in draw compared to the tube. With the tube I run about 1 o'clock; beads at around 10 o'clock. Using the tube is easier if you regularly swap out heater covers.
The $12 quartz beads I linked from eBay work well if you are looking for something inexpensive. I can mail you a basket screen for a few bucks.Wow. That is quite a difference between the two. Thanks for the info.
This is probably more in line with what I had anticipated. I think any form of mass in the air path will help retain heat, but the quartz beads may be the way to go.
I don't plan on changing the heater cover regularly, I just saw the quartz tube available on the site as a viable alternative. Guess I am back to sourcing some quartz beads : ) Thanks again for the insight.
Thanks homie, yea, my hand blown cover sits like yours, sitting on the screws for the heater stand. But the spherical cover sits about 1/8" above the screws. I definitely can't push it down anymore. Also, the aromatherapy dish no longer sits flush like it used to.This is how my heater cover sit in my SSV, it's all the way down touching the screws at the bottom. Also I really need to push to reach the bottom and I wasn't sure if it was supposed to go like this because I didn't look at it before removing the cover but nothing broke. It's always tricky with glass since there's always a little variation between the piece and you don't want to push too hard and break something. It could also be the metal bracket that is too tight. If you can't make it fit by pushing strait down and maybe wiggle it a little than the piece is certainly too small.View attachment 1395
That did it! I pushed two of the "leafs" on the heater stand in a little bit with some needle nose pliers and the spherical heater cover sits where it should. Aromatop sits where it should also now! Thanks homie, looking forward to trying out the new wand this weekend.Just crimp the base lightly with some needle nose pliers.
Go gently and try it as widening that is a pita.
I had to take one of mine apart to get it right but I have some dexterity issues.