The more you look online, the more you find vaporizing enthusiasts attempting to create their own vaporizers at a fraction of the cost of normal vaporizers. While we admire the tenacity and thriftiness of these enthusiasts, we do not condone the making or use of homemade vaporizers
. We wholly recommend that connoisseurs use properly engineered, tested and recognized brand units to ensure their safety and get the proper benefits of vaporizing. Also you won’t be able to do anything close to temperature control
which is half the fun with vaporizers.
How to Guide: Homemade Vapes
Building Your Own Vape
Through our research, we found that one of the most popular homemade vaporizers is the light bulb vaporizer. Here’s what you will need: a clear 100 watt light bulb, a knife, scissors tape, glass tubes and a half litre bottle cap. Below are the steps to building your own light bulb vape at home:
Step 1: Cut the top off the metal portion of the bulb.
Step 2: Remove the contents and screw on the plastic cap.
Step 3: Cut a hole in the cap large enough to place the glass tubes.
Step 4: Clean the unit, then unscrew the top and place your botanical inside.
Step 5: Replace the cap, light the bottom of the bulb and draw.
Please keep in mind that we at TorontoVaporizer in no way vouch for this homemade vaporizer, so if you make and use it, you are doing so at your own risk.
Pros & Cons
So, apart from the obvious money you save and joy that comes from creating your own little gadget, there are a lot of cons, definitely worth considering, to building your own vape. While a homemade vaporizer made out of a light bulb may initially seem like a genius idea, there are a lot of issues that you need to take into consideration:
Issue #1: Safety
If you purchase a vaporizer you can rest assured that it has been tested for safety. If you find a recipe for how to make one at home, how can you be sure that it is actually safe to use? We often don’t even know what many of our household items are made of. What exactly is on the surface of that light bulb or that aluminum drink can? Will it be safe to apply heat to it? When you reverse engineer an item to make something else out of it, you are at risk for harming yourself and others around you. A professionally built vaporizer is the best choice for your needs, not some unit retrofit from garbage and wires. If you’re on a budget and are looking for a vaporizer with high quality construction, please check out the Vapman. Remember that vaporizing is healthier, so try to keep it that way with a safe unit! If you don’t already know why, check our Why Vaporize post.
Issue #2: Vapour Quality
Vapour quality depends on a number of factors: the design of the heating chamber, materials used, amount of airflow, etc. All of these specifications have been tested by engineers to ensure the proper functioning of vaporizers released on the market. When constructing your own unit, it will be very difficult to take all of these factors into consideration, unless you are an engineer of course. But even then, by the time you add up your labor, materials and effort, you’ve for sure reached $60. And for that price, you could buy the VaporGenie! This vape is a solid choice for the budget conscious. It’s made of solid oak and works with a standard lighter. For more great vaporizers check out our Best Vaporizers based on Vapour Quality.
Issue #3: Warranty
A warranty is a guarantee by a company that their product will work as intended, for a set period of time. When you purchase vaporizer it will come with a warranty, so, you know that the vaporizer manufacturers have enough knowledge and faith in their product to ensure that the unit itself works as intended. When you take advice from a stranger on the internet on how to create your own unit, you are on your own. It pays to be skeptical when taking advice from the internet! And since we are on the topic of warranty, one more thing to look out for is unauthorized dealers selling vaporizers at steep discounts. Head over to our Authorized Dealers
post to find out how to recognize unauthorized dealers and the risks associated with buying from them.
We know it’s tempting to make your own homemade vaporizer. After all, it doesn’t look like it’s strenuous in any way and certainly won’t leave a dent in your wallet. But after taking into account the safety, quality and warranty issues, is it really worth it? It’s not at all. Not when your health and safety are at risk. And especially not when there are such affordable vaporizers on the market. Don’t put yourself at risk to save a few bucks. Steer clear of homemade vapes like the Lightbulb Vaporizer!For cheaper vaporizer options, check out: Vapor Genie
, Utillian 650
. All of these are under $100 and when you make the switch to vaporizing, you save more in the long run because you use 50% less botanicals! So, your vape will pay itself back in no time ;).
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Take Care & Keep Vapin’