Da Buddha Vaporizer FAQ | 7th Floor
Q. What is the heat up time of the Da Buddha Vaporizer?
The average Heat-Up time is between 2-3 minutes. The Da Buddha's has the same heating element as its brother the Silver Surfer, which is an 'all ceramic' heating element. Ceramic heats up faster than most other metal elements, thus allowing the vaporizer to acheive ideal temperature in a short space of time.
Q. What colours does the DBV come in?
The Da Buddha Vaporizer comes in 2 different colours, silver and powder coated black. The black option is $25 more due to a powder coating process involved. Powder coating is done by using positive and negative charges to draw paint to the aluminium. The aluminium is given a positive charge and the paint a negative charge. The almost dry paint powder is drawn onto the surface in an even and uninterrupted coating. Once a suitable thickness has been achieved the painted aluminium is placed in an oven to "bake" the paint to the surface.
Q. Do I need to grind?
Yes, it is very important to grind your herbs well for use with the Da Buddha Vaporizer. Exposing more surface area to your herbs will enable more active ingredients to be released to the user, it also ensures that your herbs are evenly vaporized not wasting any herb in the process.
Q. What is the Da Buddha Aroma Top Bowl?
The Da Buddha Aroma Top allows the user to diffuse aromatic/fragrance oils into a room. It attaches to the Glass Heater Cover and facilitates the release of aromatic compounds. Perfect for keeping your home smelling nice throughout the day!
Q. Is the Da Buddha Vaporizer hands free?
Yes, it is! The Da Buddha Vaporizer comes with a borosilicate ground glass wand and heater cover, allowing for a truly hands free vaporizer experience.
Q. What voltage is your Da Buddha Vaporizer?
Australian Vaporizers stock the 220V DBV with an Australian power plug. You can be assured that your DBV unit will work in Australia. Please be careful as we have many customers who purchase a 110V unit from overseas, only to realise that when used in Australia will rend the DBV inoperable.
Q. Why does the DBV not have a digital readout?
The reason the DBV does not have a digital readout is because the temperature on a digital readout vaporizer is measured at the element or at the glass heater cover. The temperature of the air around the element is not the temperature passing through your herbal material.
The only place to get a true readout would be in the screened portion of the wand, which would mean that more electronics would have to be introduced. The DBV keeps it simple, which allows the product to be even more durable and maintain a longer lifespan.
Remember the appliances from 20-30 years ago? They had less technical gadgets, but would last longer and work better and 7th Floor has adopted those traditional American principals. We agree it would be great to know the exact temperature of the air over herbal matter, but rest assured, this information is completely unnecessary. As long as you follow the directions in the DBV Manual you will find the proper vaporizing temperature every time.
Q. How do I change the screen?
Changing the screen should be easy. That is just another benefit of the DBV! First remove your clogged screen by picking it out with you supplied pick. Now clean out any debris that may have accumulated, this assures a good screen fit. Now take your screen and shape it into a shallow bowl and insert it into the front of the wand as far down as you can with your finger. Now take your pick and push the screen down until it locks into the groove. Your screen is now in!
Q. How do I clean my Da Buddha Vaporizer?
1. Take the whip off the Da Buddha wand and mouthpiece.
2. Then take the screen from the Da Buddha Vaporizer wand out (pries out).
3. Cover one end of the Wand (with no screen) with a paper towel, gently blow into the wand until your breath warms/loosens up the built up vapor material and pushes it onto the paper towel on the other end.
4. Then stick your included Da Buddha stir tool into the end where the tube was, and just scrape the rest of the material.
5. The whip will have built up material inside of it too, to clean this out you can either put it through your dish washer (by itself) on a very low cycle and no harsh detergents or you can let it soak in hot water and mild soap.
6. To clean and remove the Heater Cover, gently grasp the heater cover while it is cold and twist back and forth and gently pull it up and off.
7. To clean, try to use water and a toothbrush first instead of any harsh chemicals or alcohol.
Heater Cover Replacement Instructions:
1. Unplug your unit and allow it to completely cool down.
2. To remove heater cover (if applicable), simply pull straight up from the post the heater cover sits on. It should slide off. A gentle twisting back and forth may be required. If heater cover is broken, use thick leather gloves when handling glass as a precaution.
3. When removing the heater cover, a metal spacer or shim may come out with it. The heater cover is held in place with these spacers and shims because of the expansion and contraction of the glass and metal as it is heated.
4. When you go to replace the heater cover, check to see if there is already a metal spacer on the base. If your new heater cover has a metal spacer in it, remove it and place on the metal base (if there is not already a spacer on the base.) Most units only require one metal spacer and sometimes additional small metal shims to secure the fit.
5a. When you are ready to replace the heater cover, set it onto the mounting post, and push down with a slight twisting motion. You should not have to force the glass into place. If you feel that force is required, then you should start removing any shims that may be present, starting with the smallest, until the fit is secure. It may be necessary to remove the metal spacer if you still encounter resistance after removing all shims.
5b. If you find that the heater cover is too loose, then you may need to add metal shims to secure the fit. We have found it works best to use pliers to insert the metal shims between the base and metal spacer. (Be careful because the edges of the shims can be sharp.) You may need to try different size shims or more than one until you find the right fit.
6. The heater cover should rest on the screws at the bottom of the mount. You may need to adjust the height.
7. Once you have replaced the heater cover, turn your vaporizer back on and you are ready to go!
The Da Buddha Vaporizer (DBV) comes with a 3 year warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. It also does not cover malicious intent such as: driving a car over the unit or dropping the DBV from any significant height. Warranty does not apply to any glass such as knob, heater cover, wand, mouthpiece or any other glass part. The 3 year warranty is void if anything is spilled on or in it; the DBV has been abused, or tampered with.
There are currently 3 test models that have been constantly running at 7th Floor headquarters for over 6 years and are still performing just as strong as day one. You are always welcome to come see the original in our shop. Simply, the DBV has been designed to last for many worry free years!
If you have any warranty enquiries, please contact us.