There are at least 3 types of inhalation devices i can think of: e-Liquid “vapes”, mainstream “vaporizers” and a sub-group involving clean-burning butane.
The later suits my own physiological needs much better, in comparison vaporizers remain stuck in the previous century; what’s missing in such “Hot Dry Air” scenarios is the extra-hot exhaust gases and their associated “potentiator” effect which we used to get with the cigarette/“joint” format. Worse, “Ovenizer” designs promote a “cheat” effect where every volatile molecule contributes to some bogus opacifying feature including contaminants, while trichome glands happen to be a most affordable form of filtration (performed at the site of genesis on the molecular basis)…
Here’s what i got handy today anyway:
My table unit (now picking up dust) was acquired after seeking advice on some dedicated forum equally trapped in the past. It started to cause coughing issues after only 6 months so i investigated the matter until a viable alternative was identified that i still depend on today. Overall the “Hot Dry Air Ovenizer” avenue deceived me for a duration of ~25 months, lets admit i never managed to fix such fundamentally flawed concept despite a most unusual degree of determination.
When we lit a cigarette/“joint” over half of the noble trichome molecules are being sacrificed simply to keep a fire alive, so it should be easy to understand there’s real benefit from avoiding wasteful combustion. Of course it’s a lot healthier, but it also comes with a trade-off: extra-hot exhaust gases are gone and those used to carry more heat than just hot dry air alone…
That’s no trivial aspect to consider when dealing with the “Release/Transport Agent” of convection-based devices. Lucky me, i realized kind of relatively early that clean-burning butane actually generates extra-hot exhaust gases as well and these ain’t toxic for all practical purposes: H2O + CO2. Which i came to refer to as “Inlet Water”.
Yet my vaporist pipe didn’t completely solve the “inclusivity” (incl. cough) issues until i also diverted from the manufacturer’s original slow & steady ritual. Years of trial and errors accumulated through experimentation revealed a preference for what i now tag as “Micro-Bursting”, which avoids thermalization instead of embracing it. As a trade-off i seem to get less “activation” effect in exchange for what i call “The Shortest Path of Lesser Transformation”, while future IH-driven scenarios promise to reconciliate it all; e.g. the “Release”, “Transport” and “Activation” phases can finally get performed (and controlled…) separately, e.g. possibly in a 2-Heaters layout similar to the Sublimator of Enrico Bouchard.
In any case the pipe as it’s been re-configured today already deals quite efficiently with forms of discomfort that include coughing, with improved “conservation” as a bonus.
Purists shall argue there’s contaminant coming from the butane can and ligther, that’s why i called my solution a “Plan-B” though it’s part of a “Bi-Energy” context paving the way to Induction Heat which is compatible with extra-hot gases, namely Inlet (distilled) Water, eventually.
Anyway i garantee none of this was made possible by any forum community, quite on the contrary: it’s a lonely quest to this day, please feel most welcome to DUPLICATE & PEER REVIEW after visiting one of my dedicated photo collections, assuming my words can mean anything despite a requirement for other 1st-person experience.
Good day, have fun!!