Is it the different herb or somethings wrong with my Pax? No one answers me greetings and thanks. Do you think it would restrict the airflow since it would be almost powder? Noshit. Hey thanks for posting and I’m really glad you’re diggin the vape now, stay up! i love my pax. Use a high-quality grinder to achieve the right consistency. how to pack the pax 2 like a PRO. – I am packing, but not packing TIGHT. Thanks in advance, you info is very helpful. Just had a little tip for Pax users who want to conserve a little bud. My husband surprised me and bought me one a few days ago, and I couldn’t be happier! If you cut it down, could you use the metal mesh screen from the plenty with the pax when you don’t want to fill it all the way? The top half of the bowl only turns a light brown and the bottom of the bowl is a very dark brown…..it completely stops vaping 3/4 of the way thru the material it seems…am i packing it too tight ? I’m grinding it fine and packing full. Got a question though–have had the Pax for about 6 weeks & once I got the “hang” of the grind, dryness, packing, it was working great. Sometimes mine has done that after a good cleaning. Hey Phil it sounds very much like you’re experiencing the “temp light” issue. On a scale from 1-10 what’s tha highest amount of vapor does pax give ? Is it normal for the pax to hiss after you close it? The Pax 2 vape is now considered one of the industries best, go-to, dry herb budget vapes as you can pick this bad boy here at a steal. I’m new to using herbs and I’m having a hard time with my Pax. Once it's packed, tamp it down using any loading tool. mine stopped heating up to point where green light stays on? Hi… :) grind it very finely … :) coffee grinder helps… But short intervals so it won’t heat up.. ;) packet it well… :) vape in medium until dies… Empty… Cut it up with a credit card… So it all mixes well.. And some lumps will come losses… And re pack it .. And use it again this time in high… ;), If you like this tip… Let me know… Have some other… ;). The Pax 2's sleek and subtle design combined with 2-hour battery life and it's deeper stainless steel chamber ensure that the Pax 2 is a worthy successor to the original. Either way I will likely try it tomorrow and I’ll share my thoughts on it. You don’t necessary need to see vapor to be getting vapor i assume. I lost my oven screen is it still okay to use my pax without it? Also, would u get more from it by pulling nice & slow or hard & fast? Thanks. is this because of how finely ground i made it? Does turning it off save me any product? Hey, VapeCritic! You can also experiment with how tightly you pack your herb in the oven, try a few different things and see if it helps at all. You know that the active ingredient has been consume completely? It’s also very important that the vape is clean and there’s no residue around the bottom screen in the oven. Will have to dump it if this doesn’t work. Hey Bud, Great tips and reviews, keep them coming. You have my respect and appreciation for all your effort and preparation. I didn’t know I just need to click the mouth peice down for it to start cooking. and have to say the finishing grinder does a brilliant job of shredding the herb. And i’m probably not able to use the warranty because i live in germany (the pax is not a fake), so i have to find another way. Came to your site because I was so disappointed with other sites that had obvious paid reviews. Hey you will get visible vapor from this unit, that shouldn’t be smoke. Missy try cleaning with alcohol & also lube with pax lube, Glad you’re diggin it Missy! My Pax doesn’t produce much vapor; I am working with the Ploom support staff, they said the material was too dry…the opposite of what you recommend. Not excited :/ LoL @ 300$ for a hot dildo. no joking, i can get like 10 or 15 minutes of full clouds on every draw, i pack it so much that when i take the material off the vape it looks like a perfect brown rectangle. After I empty it, I re-use the “material” in my home vap. USA made thermo vape, how could you go wrong? Just bought it on a whim, it’s simply brilliant. Then it occurred to me, why not give the old gal one more chance. I then ordered a Magic-Flight finishing grinder. really work as quick & well as old school pipe & lighter ? us a little vaseline. Brilliant post. Whats up , just got the pax a couple days ago…absolutely luv it.. Why is only half the material turning dark brown ? I want to be able to try it first. Is this normal or is mine faulty? Even tried moving it up and down with tweezers. I have never used cotton or hemp filters for vaping before. I’m 62, on a fixed income and on chemo. Any ideas that you have are greatly appreciated. Simply press down quickly on the center of the mouthpiece to turn on your device. Keep it real. Your input would be greatly appreciated! Cook on 2 to start then 3 for the second half. You should license it now while you can !!! Galvanized anything is a huge no-no; galvanizing is usually referring to Zinc coated steel and after welding galvanized steel as much as I have I can say it will most certainly poison you and cause “zinc fume fever” and can be toxic at higher doses. Also its shape is so simple, but so elegant. I used the pax yesterday for the first time and it was AMAZING. So hold it in for awhile and enjoy. Not smoky, just robust. I only need a draw or two at a time. Wasn’t sold day 1. The covering of the subject is excellent. But it took me some times to get there, and like many others that I could read about, I had to do it a couple of times to get a hang of it. From pax first model perspective, Very informative. There are times when I want to use it discreetly without any smell. After doing some reading on this board and others, it seemed like the consensus was to use a very fine grinder for the Pax 2. I’ve been following your reviews for a while. If you’re not getting the performance you want then this is the first area to look. Thank you. I would love to know how to be more efficient with it. Hey man sorry to hear you’re having issues with your vape! Scissors or a knife will do fine. Save it! Great information! Mike. The Chinese have gotten so good at forging everything that it would be very helpful to post close-ups and identifying tips for both fakes and known authentic Pax units. Bud , thanks a million, you answered most all my questions, growing to love my expensive pax. Low battery will not reduce performance and I would say basically the drier your material the better. Every part of the PAX 2 is just rounded off beautifully. What does it take to become a stainless steel fabricator and would starting the process at 34 be a waste of time? Now, when using the same grind and packing method, I’m only getting 3-5 decent pulls before the vapor seems to disappear. After that i just add a little one [draw] pinch and start with the heating unit pointed down …puff…puff….then hold upright. Thank you so much for sharing this! The PAX 2/3 Pusher is an accessory for your PAX 2 or 3 that allows the oven to heat the material more evenly during vaporization. Just started vaping and immediately purchased the pax upon recommendation. Sandwich & Pusher. So I cleaned my pax with the materials in the box now my pax isn’t turning on and when I put it on the charger it’s blinking green what’s going on? Color Carousel: The lights react to movement and position of the Pax 2. It really looks like some elegant high-tech device from the future. Just thought I’d pass this info along. And are you fully packing the chamber tightly? I think problem is mouth piece. First the smaller size is a plus, no sliding out mouth piece, reaches even the highest temp in 30 seconds or less and the fact you have two oven size options (half pack or full pack lids)is very convenient, I usually go with the half pack lid for a faster session. I don’t have a metal screen at the moment, could I I just use tin foil? I’ve been a pax user for about a year now and love it. I just left them a message. What can you share about making a charger for my recently acquired, used pax? I’ve just recently discovered your critique videos, blog & site. Same problem no vape, just got 3 days ago. Help, please! Is this amount of residue buildup normal? Furthermore, I do clean the instrument often and have taken care of this on a regular basis. I’m getting good results by packing fresh herb in the oven first, then finishing with “spent” herb, already run through. This post only mentions that pipe screen and the pax screen as you know is flat and not U-shaped so would it work the same or is there an alternative method? Use middle temp. I believe I do not get anywhere near 20 draws. Thankfully i found your blog. On the lowest setting it should come out a dark greenish brown when done. The main things that affect how much vapor you get are how fine you grind your herb and how tight you pack the oven. When buildup starts to accumulate inside the vape that also can affect airflow so definitely keep it clean for best results. Loose material in the oven and not grinding fine enough are the leading causes of poor vapor production and disappointing results. This last heating makes a thicker smoke. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Try grinding your herbs up really fine, pack either full or half-full (using screen method) but make sure you pack it fairly tight, then take long, slow draws and you should get better results. and why is this happening? So my general advice would be this : if you think about getting an “electronic” J when you purchase a vaporizer, think again (except maybe for the Magic flight launchbox?). I got my pax a day and a half I go. Then, put the oven lid back on. hmm i don’t really know how that would work sorry :\. even with .2 g, it should not need a screen. Gave it a try yesterday, and between packing it good and using another screen this thing is a beast. In the manual, nothing is said about it. I Had to get mine from an auction website, since I live in Belgium and Ploom doesn’t ship outside of the US and Canada. i grind my material and pack it really tight, but really really tight. Should I have lubricated before I even started using it? Thanks. How to clean Pax 3. I also noticed there seemed to be a breaking in period with my Pax. Great reviews man. There are great options on Etsy… i saw a great waterproof case on there today that also held some accessories. how to pack the pax 2 like a PRO. I bought the pax a few days ago. Generally stainless steel parts like screens aren’t oiled during or after manufacturing as they don’t rust or corrode which is what the oil is used to prevent. What do you think the problem is. Not dumb at all, some people will say that higher temps equals more vapor but I’ve found that the vapor can be a little too hot and irritating on the high setting, so I prefer and recommend the medium heat setting where you get just as much vapor but it’s more comfortable going down. Thanks! Good post. Very upset spent 199.99. Are there any pouches or bags or some sort of case, so the vaporizer doesn’t get fish guts on it? Very helpful. High times gave atmos raw a good review, how could they be wrong? I was looking at other possible vaping options, but now I feel like as long as I keep this clean I won’t need anything else from a portable standpoint. Generally drier material will produce more vapor, and you may need to grind it finer than what the sharpstone can do, I usually use my finishing grinder with this vape. Hope this helps! I explained I must have packed it right finally, and that some people use a regular screen to do a half session. im packing the bowl full with medium tightness. Is this a new policy? If you’re not familiar with this unit at all, this is a portable herbal vaporizer that’s excellent as a pocket vape for use on-the-go. there’s tons of fakes going around and they all have issues and don’t work as well, the first thing to verify is that you have a real one. – I am finding that it is not having the same …effect… (strength) as when I smoke from a pipe. how to pack the pax 2 LIKE A PRO - Ultimate Vapor Production Pax 2 tips and tricks. Now I know! I would love to know how long your packed pax session lasted around how many hits were you getting and what settings were you using? I started out on the second heat setting but on the second day I went to the third and this seemed to help. From what I’ve seen. I just bought it and really hope I didn’t mess it up forever. Right on dude!, This worked out perfectly. is that normal? Second, I need help. Wutup Bud? Potent! For me, with an incurable disease, I need the medicine, but right now morphine or even oxycontin are cheaper. 2 Is CBD extraction optimised on one temperature over another: 1 or 2 instead of 3 or 4? I would assume that the 304 and 316 kitchen grade Stainless steels would be a safer product than just any screen material. Hey Tony yes the Solo is pretty good for home use but I’m actually reviewing a new model now called the Firefly that could end up being better for this purpose, should have my review posted within a week or so. but every time i take a draw, i feel the material going in my mouth. Is it okay to take 4-5 draws, and then switch off the pax and then after an hour or 2 switch it back on, and start vaping again? As a long long time herb smoker, does the vap. I usually use the back end of my Volcano brush to pack my herbs in the oven, but you can really use anything, the back of a pen works too. saw this video…holy shit vape critic. Vape success=quality herbs. Moisture was an issue. setting and have made sure my bud is ground pretty well but I can’t see to get any kind of decent vapor. I didnt remove the herb from the oven because I plan to vape the remaining today/. I notice also that my screen is somewhat loose, like if i tap the pax with a little bit of force, it falls off. You can use the lid to firmly tamp down the contents of the oven. My guess is there’s an air bubble in the pipe – but I’m not a scientist:) Pax. all this grinding makes me nervous. Thank you for what you do, Bud, please keep it up. Great site and awesome tips. What I usually do is pour enough ground up herb into the oven to overfill it so that there’s some extra on top, then I take the loading tool and pack the herb back down into the chamber until it’s even with the top edge. That being said, I switched from 8 a day to one or two smoking sessions a day. Be sure that the Pax 2 chamber has been cooled off before you take off the oven lid, as it can burn your fingers when it's hot; it … Replacement Pax’s screens wouldn’t work, because I would not be able to curve it, correct? PAX 2 & PAX 3 Adjustable Sandwich pusher and 3D Bottom Screen US FAST DELIVERY-Buy 1 get 1 Free Brand: Unknown. Hassle-free returns, Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more. Probably a dumb question, but should I always use the hottest (Red) setting when pulling the mouth piece out to get the best draws? It’s small. I bout "push, thing, when I smoked the 1st time I found I had no buzz. Other than a little wasted material theres no issue. The best tip for the pax is one that not many people know about. We threw in on a pile… more than I had been using. Allow me to say first, thanks so much for your advice, it is very informative. I imagine it would also be prudent to wash the screen with soap and water, plus boil it for 10-20 minutes, to remove any handling contaminants and machining oils. I cant get the temp to change. I was gifted a PAX at Christmas and it wasn’t until today, after this post and your feedback to comments that I got it to work. For me, [using] the Pax on the same frequency as [other methods] would mean bankruptcy pretty fast :), For guys like me who are skeptical at first (and might feel robbed), those advises really do work, and I saw you saying this yourself : – Packed chamber (tight) – Red temp (for couch-lock effect, but orange is best overall) – Grinded material – Trick with the grid for 5 to 8 quick draws – Get a car charger. Hey that should work as long as it breaks your material down to the consistency of coarse sand or smaller. Thanks for the great idea (I’ve had my Pax for a few weeks now and love it). The PAX 2 is small. How can you tell when you are done? PLEASE great video great instructions. The fact you attach videos and describe in detail what goes on is great. It really takes some experimenting based off your own preferences and adjustments for what type of herbs you use. Waving the Pax 2 through the air yields a color changing stream of light. Now I had gotten clouds, thin clouds, but this was much thicker. It could possibly discolor the mouthpiece itself yes. Hey I love the review. Also, after a full charge and 2 pack sessions should I re-charge or wait until the battery is more used? What is my best choice for recharging ? seeing such a huge divergence of opinions on the Pax, including the vitriolic comments by that Limey Vapefiend whose Pax requires deep cleaning “every single day”, I suspect undetected Chinese fakes are wreaking havoc with this unit’s reputation. Everything this man says/suggest is spot on. I made my purchase (PAX2) based upon your recommendation. After my third time filling I’m happy to say I am now getting nice size draws. Is there any way to control the amount that is being vaped so that I don’t have to smoke the entire pack in one sitting? You can get them at a site called NewVape in a bundle for $25. The best thing to clean that area is an inter-dental brush, I show how I do it in my cleaning video to avoid that issue: https://www.vapecritic.com/pax-cleaning/. I made a decision to [try vaping]. Put my chips down. I assumed it was better on your throat/lungs. Thanks again and great blog! For best vapor quality I recommend only re-vaping the same material once after the initial session. Keep up the non biased reviews, very informative. Hey it’s normal for the oven screen to sometimes be loose but you should def not be getting pieces of material in your mouth, are you sure the screen is firmly pressed against the bottom of the oven before you pack it? There should be a barcode on the side of the box, outside, with the serial number on it. Thank you. What’s your average charge life? The first vape session tasted nasty. Also the vapour has no taste. Which one do you think would be best? The comments section is now closed on this page – please visit the forum if you have any questions or need advice! When I turn it on now it blinks blue 5 times and shuts off. I didn’t think to grind my herb 1st and I held the mouth peice down for 10-15 seconds before releasing. I am taking very long, slow draws, and am usually able to inhale a lot of smoke. 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