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#41 vipmiller803

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:55 PM

Hm... maybe that was just a fluke then? I accidentally had the flow blocked and the gas ignited and blew the top off the can and everything was on fire. Could be because the air was so compressed though.... lol Luckily it was contained in the can, but it did scare me half to death!  :smilielol:

If you had little enough fluid in there, your element probably reached the flashpoint of the mineral oil. ~335F.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:33 PM

If you had little enough fluid in there, your element probably reached the flashpoint of the mineral oil. ~335F.

I think you're right. That heating element gets really hot! Plus doesn't compressing gas decrease the flashpoint temp?



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:48 PM

I don't know about that but I know compression is the difference between my potato cannon going "pitooey" and going "BANG".

 

Another thing to consider here is that this thread isn't exactly pioneering, just bringing it here. There are plenty of these things in use and more being made each day. Smoking an EVAP I thought meant the connection was all the way at the EVAP solenoid so one could inspect the whole system? If that's the case it's pretty far from the tank as well.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:14 PM

lol this would be the ultimate option for evap, but no... I'm not about to drop that kind of money. I'd rather use my redneck way and blow **** up! haha

 

Edit: I must preface that I bought my car for $200 so that might have something to do with it....  :smilielol:



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:23 PM

hahahahhahaha this just made my day! 

 

https://www.ebay.com...W-/301673812635

 

I can't believe that someone has sold over 2000 of these!!! I made one with better quality for like $20! What a crock! Maybe I'm in the wrong business!

 

But this adapter I might have to buy... 

 

https://www.ebay.com...TbrjvvakQ1jizzQ


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:02 PM

I can't believe that someone has sold over 2000 of these!!! I made one with better quality for like $20! What a crock! Maybe I'm in the wrong business!

 

What a Dick, hard to believe people are so stupid.


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

So I built myself one of these.

 

Did a few things different, i'll probably have to revise things. I only used one tiki wick and I used Vegetable Glycerin rather then mineral oil.

 

Not getting as much smoke as I would like. May change to Mineral oil or baby oil

 

I also used an airtool regulator. I may change that to a propane regulator as its way too easy to over pressurize the container


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

So I built myself one of these. Did a few things different, i'll probably have to revise things. I only used one tiki wick and I used Vegetable Glycerin rather then mineral oil. Not getting as much smoke as I would like. May change to Mineral oil or baby oil I also used an airtool regulator. I may change that to a propane regulator as its way too easy to over pressurize the container

I came across the same observations and I agree, I'll have to put a note in the guide when I switch to the propane regulator. I think air tool would be great if you use a different container like a pressure cooker or something. And yes, mineral oil works waaay better. You can find it at any cvs or Walgreens. Good luck!

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

I just looked through your initial write up again. I used 22ga wire - was the thickest the vape shop had. I wonder if that's part of the reason


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

I just looked through your initial write up again. I used 22ga wire - was the thickest the vape shop had. I wonder if that's part of the reason

As long as you have the same resistance, it should preform the same from what I can tell. You can always make it with longer wire to get more smoke!




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