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 Da Buddha – Vape Vitals
Manufacturer 7th Floor LLC
Style Desktop
Method Convection
Warranty 3 Years +
Replacement Parts See Them All
MSRP $190.00
 

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Brief Overview

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

A: 7th Floor has made a handy PDF guide for full operation, but its as simple as loading the wand, applying it to the properly pre-heated DBV, and inhaling.

Check the ‘User Guide’ Tab on the left for full instructions.

A: The DBV can handle nearly any level of grind you have. Medium grind is best, but all varieties will work.

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.

A: Regardless of the temperature you set, the DBV should be ready within two minutes, often sooner.
A: Essentially, yes. However this is easily done with a simple tip in the question below about setting your knob up properly.
A: 7th floor realized that everyone draws at a different rate, and created a vape that can deliver a huge range of temperatures. There is a simple way to set the DBV for your perfect temperature, based on your personal draw rate.

  • 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.
A: The DBV has a range from roughly 150°F to ~650°F
A: The DBV is made from the highest quality materials:

  • Heater=Ceramic
  • Glass=Borosilicate
  • Hose=Silicone
  • Housing-Aluminum
A: The DBV was designed originally for aromatic blends, but it is entirely possible to use solid and liquid concentrates. With a myriad of options, its probably best if you Google the proper technique.
A: Vape World only carries 110v units.  For 220V, Please Contact 7th Floor directly.  
A: The DBV’s temperature is controlled by two things: the temperature setting of course, but also the rate at which a user draws from the whip. The DBV is capable of a lot of heat, and also a lot of air flow. So at any given set temperature, drawing slower will create higher temps, while drawing faster will allow for ‘cooler’ temps (relative to drawing slowly). This is a direct result of how long air is allowed to be near the ceramic heater. The slower you draw, the longer it has to heat up, and the faster you draw, the less time is has, so it does not get as hot.

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.

A: This is personal preference. Some owners leave their DBV on every waking hour, and others only turn it on when they need to use it. 7th Floor says they have a unit that has been continuously plugged in and running perfectly for over 5 years, with the exception of when they moved to new warehouses. The same style heating element has been going for 8 years strong in an SSV.

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.

A: The DBV offers a wide range of temperatures, from gentle heat upwards to ~650°F. The element itself can reach +800°F! The DBV can handle a very wide range of blends.
A: Yes. Since the ceramic heater is capable of very high temperatures, it is vital that you always start with low temperatures and work your way up incrementally. Know what is required of your particular blend, and start low. You can’t go wrong by starting low.
A: They do come in two different colors, but for further customization, that is what the the SSV is for!
A: All ground glass accessories that work with the SSV will also work with your Da Buddha Vaporizer.
A: Functionally they are exactly the same. They have the exact same internals, and ceramic heater. They use the same silicone tubing. The main difference lies in the customization of the vaporizer. The DBV is only available in black or silver, has a plastic knob, a plastic baseplate, and is partially assembled in China. The SSV has 10 color options, has a custom glass knob, heater cover and wand, an powdercoated aluminum baseplate. The DBV is set at an angle to prevent your blends from falling into the heater.
A: Start with small amounts, and vary until you find your perfect amount.
A: Since the DBV is capable of running any of the three glass styles from 7th Floor, here are the following sizes:

  • Standard Wands accept 15.8mm screens
  • Ground Glass Wands accept 14.8mm screens
  • Spherical Ground Glass Wands(optional) accept 15.8mm screens

DBV replacement screens

Cleaning & Maintenance

A: Over time your glass, especially your wand, will become dirty.  Soaking in isopropyl alcohol or running glass parts through a dishwasher would be acceptable methods of cleaning.  
A: Soaking the hose in warm soapy water, then flexing and manipulating the hose to disturb all of the stuck on pieces should return your hose to a near new state. 
A: Always unplug the vaporizer from the electrical outlet and allow to cool COMPLETELY before cleaning, 30 minutes should be sufficient.

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.

A: Over time your glass, especially your wand, will become dirty.  Soaking in isopropyl alcohol or running glass parts through a dishwasher would be acceptable methods of cleaning.  
A: Inspect your vaporizer periodically. It will tell you when it needs cleaning.
A: Isopropyl alcohol is an excellent cleaner for your glass parts, but we don’t recommend using it on the finish; instead use a warm damp cloth on the exterior.
A: The glass and the hose will collect the majority of the build-up. Inspect these periodically.
A: From the baseplate to international power cords, you can dial in exactly what you are looking for. Please contact us if you have any customization questions.  
A: This is an unfortunate situation, but one that is easily remedied. Follow these steps:

  • 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

A: 7th Floor offers a standard 3 year warranty on all of its vaporizers, and 30 days on all glass parts.  This is upgradeable to 10 year, or lifetime, for an extra fee, contact 7th Floor for more information on extending your warranty. More information is available on the ‘Warranty’ tab. 
A: 7th Floor handles all warranty requests. Full information available on the ‘Warranty’ tab to the left.
A: Your proof of purchase from Vape World should be sufficient. Please contact us if you have any questions.
A: 7th Floor handles all warranty requests. Full information available on the ‘Warranty’ tab to the left.
A: It’s upgradeable to 10 year, or lifetime, for an extra fee, contact 7th Floor for more information on extending your warranty. 
A: Please contact 7th Floor LLC. They are handling all warranty requests. Full contact information is available on the ‘Warranty’ tab
A: Glass is not covered under the three year warranty, however if your DBV arrived with broken glass, that is warrantied but only for the first 30 days of ownership.

If you have any other questions about the Da Buddha vaporizer, please Contact us! 

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)
Power Source 110v
Heating Element Ceramic
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 Colors

The DBV comes in two colors base aluminum(silver) and black.

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.

Maintenance

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:

A: We offer replacement heater covers for the DBV.
A: For DBV replacement knobs and baseplates, please contact 7th Floor directly.  
A: You either a) have the temperature too high, or B) are drawing too slowly. Adjust the temperature knob until you are no longer overheating your blends.
A: Make sure the unit is on, and the temperature is set high enough to vaporizer the particular blend you are using. Check the light near the power cord, it gets brighter the more you turn the knob. If you are not getting vapors, continue until the knob is at its maximum. If you are still not getting vapors, check to see that you are getting a good seal between your heater cover and wand. Check also for cracks or cuts in your hose.

If you still do not have any vapors, please Contact us.

If these troubleshooting tips don’t work, please contact us.

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Da Buddha 3 Year Warranty

7th Floor handles all warranty concerns for Da Buddha Vaporizers:

  • 7thFloorLLC
    1420 Aviation Way
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
  • 1-719-570-9928
  • Toll Free: 1-866-835-6418
  • Fax: 1-719-219-9729
  • Email: customercare@7thfloor.biz
A: Shipping costs for repairs must be prepaid before sending in your unit. You must call or email customer service at 866-835-6418 or customercare@7thfloor.biz. Once payment is made for shipping, we will email you a return shipping label that is required for sending a unit in for repair. Packages that do not have one of these shipping labels will be refused.

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: customercare@7thfloor.biz. 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.

If you need more information about Da Buddha’s Warranty, please Contact us

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