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7thFloor SSV & DBV (Silver Surfer, Da Buddha, Super Surfer Vaporizers)

Ariste

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I was thinking it would be neat to have a stainless ball bearing in the chamber and a magnetic ring around the glass wand. This way you could stir without detaching the hands free attachment. I may 3d print something if anyone has ideas.
 

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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.
 
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Squared

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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 .
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.
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Ariste

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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 .
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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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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The chemist

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I have the quartz tube, I haven't try with the beads yet but I can already tell the bead will be a big step up. The quartz tube do make a difference but it wasn't like in Troy's vid. The mass of the tube can't really hold a lot of heat like the beads and I think you should get a lot more turbulence with the beads to mix the air and make contact to transfer the heat. The only thing I like with the tube is that I think the vapor is less harsh than usual but honestly I need to do more testing on that to be sure, but the fact that the tube cover the ceramic rod so the air doesn't get in direct contact with it could explain the difference.
 
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Ariste

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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.
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.
 
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nonamekevin

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Picked up a couple of goodies from elev8 to spruce up the SSV, one of the items being a spherical heater cover. Comparing it to the original hand blow heater cover, the spherical cover does not sit as low on the heater stand as the hand blown version. When I try and press it lower, I get a grinding sound like the cover diameter is too small.

Ive reached out to elev8 for clarification, but I'm wondering if others spherical heater covers sit the same way, or if they go all the way to the bottom of the heater stand. :rockon:
 
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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.20200610_171141.jpg
 

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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
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.

I am waiting to hear from elev8. 20200610_144835.jpg
 
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Yes wise decision. If I remember correctly the first time I installed the cover it was sitting pretty much like yours does, I realized something was wrong when I saw that the ceramic rod was too far apart from the cover glass dome, they say it should be 1/8 of an inch between the two and it was way more than that so I look and saw that the cover was not all the way down, so I pushed and everything was were it was supposed to be. I also have a second cover I bought just in case I break the first one and I just checked how it fit and there's a difference. The original is a lot thighter than the replacement, I need to push hard on it but the new one go all the way down with one normal push. Both of the piece are recent I got my SSV this april. I'm curious to know what they will tell you.
 
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Flow

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@nonamekevin : You might try to pull on the steel wire (bolted in the base) in order to give space for your heater cover to go down. Just be sure the ceramic rod is not in the way (i mean it's not too high in the SSV for your heater cover). Then you rotate the glass part a bit as the wire you pull will give some extra space... If your cover does not move, do not bruteforce it :D !
I had kind of the same question and understood i had to pull a bit on the wire that block the glass cover to leave enough space for it to go all the way down.

It does not seem to me that the diameter of your heater cover is under the diameter of the ceramic rod base. But i might be wrong ! ^^
You might take measurement if you want to ensure you're doing it right !
 
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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.
 

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Good to know it's something you can fix yourself without too much difficulty. It's really nice when the maker of a product takes the time to produce clear instruction on how to take care of your stuff, I'm a visual kind of guy so if I can see a video instead of reading the instruction the chance I don't screw up just double because I always miss something when reading.
 
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nonamekevin

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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.
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. :rockon:

Edit: shortly after @rebar gave me the tip for using needle nose pliers, Kevin from elev8 customer service responded to my inquiry with the exact same guidance. He included this picture for reference. adjustment.JPG
 
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nonamekevin

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Okay, welp, first impression of the spherical wand are super positive. I sucked up a layer of herb into the wand, covered the entire screen with maybe an 1/8in (~3mm) thick layer. This thing smashes! I'm a light user, only weekends, so a light roast of the bowl got me gone!

:smug:
 
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