|Da Buddha – Vape Vitals|
|Manufacturer||7th Floor LLC|
|Warranty||3 Years +|
|Replacement Parts||See Them All|
Da Buddha Vaporizer (DBV) is an economical, yet top performing desktop vaporizer from 7th Floor. Featuring the same superior craftsmanship found in the Silver Surfer, every Da Buddha vaporizer is designed and assembled in the USA. Da Buddha utilizes a high quality ceramic heating element and glass-on-glass components for optimal vapor production.
See User Guides below for full usage information.
Get to know the Da Buddha Vaporizer
Using Your Da Buddha
Check the ‘User Guide’ Tab on the left for full instructions.
Note that chunkier pieces may need to be broken up when stirring to create more surface area, thus creating a denser vapor.
Fine grind will also work, but can clog up the screen if they are too fine; they will also require lower temperature settings due to the lower airflow that is a direct result of the more densely loaded particles. If the particles are finer than the holes in the screen, then they are too small.
- Turn the unit on and turn the knob 1/3 of its possible rotation, and allow to preheat for 90 seconds. The key is to start low and go up incrementally.
- Load your blends into the wand, and insert it into the heater cover.
- Draw at a comfortable rate, and check for any visible vapors being created.
- If you see vapors at this point, you have lucked into the correct setting for your draw rate.
- If you don’t see any vapors, turn the knob SLIGHTLY, wait 30 seconds and try to draw again. Repeat this process until you have vapors forming.
- SPECIAL NOTE: Once you have your perfect setting, check your temperature adjustment knob indicator(small line on the face of the knob), and if it isn’t pointing up(12 o’clock), remove it by pulling it gently off its base, using care not to adjust the setting as you pull it off. Once removed, replace with the indicator pointing up, and again using caution to not adjust the setting as you reapply the knob to its post. Now when you turn your DBV on, you can know EXACTLY where to set knob.
Don’t fill the DBV wand too tightly, or the airflow will be restricted, allowing your blends to potentially over-heat. Use a medium grind and fill moderately. Many owners fill their wand by drawing through the mouthpiece, creating a vacuum at the wand tip which they use to vacuum up their blends.
There is not auto-shutoff or standby mode on the DBV, you need to turn the dial to power it off.
As a general safety rule, do not leave the DBV unattended while powered on.
- Standard Wands accept 15.8mm screens
- Ground Glass Wands accept 14.8mm screens
- Spherical Ground Glass Wands(optional) accept 15.8mm screens
Cleaning & Maintenance
Always make sure your vaporizer is COMPLETELY dry before plugging it back in.
Do not attempt any internal or external repairs to your unit as doing so may cause fatal injury – or worse – void your warranty! (Please contact us if you feel something is wrong with your vaporizer.)
The DBV is an extremely durable vaporizer that will require minimal cleaning and maintenance. The exterior can be kept clean with a warm damp cloth. If any of the glass parts require cleaning, place in a small isopropyl alcohol bath until residue has dissolved. Small brushes might aid this removal. The hose can be cleaned by filling with warm soapy water, closing both ends and agitating until clean. Rinse all parts thoroughly with warm water and allow to dry completely before use.
- Turn the unit off and unplug immediately.
- If over-heating occurred, remove unit to the outdoors or an area with good ventilation
- Allow to cool
- Remove heater cover, being extremely careful to lookout for the metal shims that could be in use at the base of the heater cover.** Best practice is to remove heater cover while the DBV is upside down, so if any shims fall out, you can track them down. If you forgot to unplug the DBV and let it cool down in steps 1 & 3, you will be rudely reminded of this fact in step 4.
- Remove all debris from around heating element.
- Use a air blower or can of compressed air to remove any remaining debris. Cleaning the area around the heating element.
- When clean and without the heater cover in place, plug the DBV in, and turn on high, allowing any remaining particles to cook off. USE CAUTION! The heating element is hot enough really, really ruin your day if you accidentally touch it.
- Once everything has cooked away, unplug the DBV and allow to cool. ONCE COOL, return the shims(if required) and then the heater cover. Plug the unit back in, turn on and ensure all is working normally.
Please contact us If you have any further questions.
** 7th Floor upgraded to a new heater cover mount in 2012, all vapes purchased since then do not use shims, rather they have a spring clip that is mounted to the base and does not require removal when cleaning the heater cover.
Ordering – Returns – Warranty
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|Product Dimensions||6.44in x 5.44in x 5.44in (16.4cm x 13.8cm x 13.8cm)|
|Package Dimensions||13in x 12in x 6.5in (33cm x 30.48cm x 16.5cm)|
|Product Weight||1.55lbs (.7kg)|
|Package Weight||3.2lbs (1.5kg)|
|Vapor Path||Ceramic Heater, borosilicate glass, silicone tubing.|
|Warm-Up Time||120 Seconds|
|Vapor Delivery Method||Whip|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Warranty||3 Year (Extendable)|
Included with Purchase:
- 110v Da Buddha Vaporizer
- Fully Padded Travel Bag
- Whip (Silicone hose, borosilicate glass mouthpiece & wand)
- Borosilicate Mouthpiece, Wand
- User Guide
- Extra Screens
Da Buddha User Guide
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Getting the Most Out of Your Da Buddha
- When you first turn on your DBV, turn it all the way on for one minute, then to your personal setting. It should be ready after 90 seconds.
- Regardless of the current dial setting, The rate at which you draw will dictate the temp of the air flowing over your blends.
- The faster you draw, the less the time the air has to heat up around the ceramic element, therefore drawing faster will cause cooler air temps.
- On the flipside, drawing slowly could allow for air temps that are too high, causing overheating of your blend. A great rule of thumb is to start with low temps…find your personal and comfortable rate of draw, and slowly and incrementially increase the temperature until you have vapors.
- Stir between EACH draw. This will help break up your blend and expose more of it to the warm air.
- The Screen may become clogged with buildup before the entire wand needs cleaning. To clean just the screen, use one of two methods:
- The quickest way to clean the screen is to turn the DBV to its highest setting. Insert the empty wand into the heater, and draw, drying out the remaining buildup. Blow through the mouthpiece forcefully to eliminate any remaining dried-up residue. Use caution not to blow the screen out.
- A more thorough method is a modified version of a full wand cleaning. Place a shot glass inside another much taller cup. Fill the shot glass with isopropyl alcohol, then insert the wand into the shot glass, ground glass/screen side down, so that only the end of the wand and the screen are submerged in alcohol. You could forgo the shotglass and fill the bottom of taller cup, but it requires more alcohol than is really necessary for cleaning. Let soak for 30 minutes, remove the wand and allow to dry. Blow once through it to clear any remaining debris.
- The indicator on the custom glass knob isn’t necessarily set to anything, but there is a way to make sure that setting it to 12 O’clock or North will be perfect every time. Once you have mastered the first bullet above to find the perfect temperature setting for your rate of draw:
- Remove the knob by pulling on it gently outward, until it releases from its post.
- Ensure that you do not change the setting as you remove the knob.
- Once removed, and with the dial still at your perfect setting, replace the knob with the indicator pointed upward to 12 Noon. That way, you always know exactly where to set it to when you turn it on.
- When you have friends over that have never used the DBV before, be sure to explain the process clearly to them, and let them watch you once. Its possible to blow your blends back on the heater, so careful explanation and demonstration will save you a huge headache.
- If you aren’t getting exactly the vapor quality you are after, look at adjusting any and/or all of the following variables until you find your sweet spot.
- Grind Consistency – are the ground-up particles all roughly the same size?
- Grind level – the Easy Vape 5 prefers a medium grind, but experiment with finer or coarser grinds to see if it achieves the result you are after.
- Amount Used – Some vaporizers thrive when loaded fully. Others, not so much.
- Draw Rate – Convection vaporizers with good airflow can have their temperatures altered by the speed at which you draw a breath. As the air passes over the heating element, obviously it heats up. If you inhale fast, causing the air to move quickly over the heating element, it only has “X” amount of time to heat up. However if you draw slowly, the air has much more time to heat up, and therefore will deliver a much warmer air to your blends. Drawing fast = cooler temps; drawing slow = warmer temps.
The DBV is thoughtfully designed, part of which is being able to be cleaned easily.
- The heater cover and wand take most of the buildup, so when they get dirty, simply put in the dishwasher or soak in isopropyl alcohol until all of the buildup has dissolved.
- The hose can be rinsed with warm soapy water. Manipulate the hose as you go, dislodging any debris that is still adhered to the inside, paying particular attention to the end that fits in the wand. Rinse and repeat as needed.
- The DBV itself can be cleaned with a damp(not moist or wet!) cloth, and stubborn stains can be removed with a mild detergent, being careful to test an inconspicuous spot underneath the vaporizer beforehand.
Need Assistance with your Da Buddha?
Try these Solutions to common issues:
If you still do not have any vapors, please Contact us.
If these troubleshooting tips don’t work, please contact us.
Da Buddha 3 Year Warranty
7th Floor handles all warranty concerns for Da Buddha Vaporizers:
1420 Aviation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
- Toll Free: 1-866-835-6418
- Fax: 1-719-219-9729
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When sending your DBV unit in for repair you will need to do the following:
-Remove the glass heater cover and knob. (This is done by gently twisting and pulling straight up)
-Clean the unit of all residue (if it is not cleaned there will be an additional $10 charge)
-Include: a note explaining the issue you are experiencing, your return name and address, and email address for confirmation of receipt.
Do not send any glass accessories with the unit, these will not be returned to you and you will be responsible for replacing them.
*This refers to the heater cover and knob only
7th Floor provides a FREE 3 year warranty on all electrical parts, and a 30 day warranty for all glass on the DBV unit*. To make a claim on the glass you must take a picture of the damaged piece and send it to: email@example.com. If anything happens within the warranty period, you can send it in to 7th Floor and they will resolve the issue**.
In addition to our standard 3 year warranty, They now offer a 10 YEAR and LIFETIME warranty option for the DBV. These can be purchased when first ordering your vaporizer (extra benefits included). If you already own an DBV, you can still purchase the extended 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.
**7th Floor inspects all custom glass before shipping it to our customers, we understand that things can get broken in shipment, as long as we are contacted immediately after the damaged product is received we will solve any issues that arise to the best of our ability.
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