Push the end of the brush down into the cap housing to pop out the screen. Remove the silicone o-ring from the cap cylinder and set them aside. Push the metal cap cylinder down through the cap housing.
Push the screen up and out of the filling chamber’s bottom half. Push the filling chamber cylinder up and out the same way. Now the clips should fall out, leaving you with the clips (Volcano Classic only), a screen, and two parts that make up the filling chamber bottom. Set aside the silicone rings and any plastic parts, and soak them in warm, soapy water. The remaining pieces of the filling chamber can go straight into the isopropyl alcohol for up to 30 minutes. Afterwards, make sure to rinse them well in warm water, and let them dry before use. The regular Easy Valves were designed to be thrown away entirely, bag and all. Storz & Bickel recommends throwing them out after about two weeks of daily use, but you can judge based on color and odor. If it starts to smell off, or sticks to itself on the inside a lot, throw it out.
The Easy Valve with Adapter, on the other hand, is designed to be cleaned and reused. Pop the black ring off over the bag, then throw out the bag itself. Clean the orange and black plastic pieces with hot, soapy water. Cut some of the official Volcano bags, or a plastic turkey bag, to your desired length, and seal off one end with a twist tie, or the strips of plastic in the Volcano bag box. First, insert the filling chamber cylinder back into the housing, then flip it over and insert the metal clips into the empty space next to the plastic pillars (Volcano Classic only) , with the bent end into the plastic, and the flat lip sitting on the outside edge. Reset the screen by pressing firmly around the edges, then put the screen back inside, followed by the cap cylinder. Make sure the screens are fully seated to avoid any extra bits in your bags. If you're looking for something to keep all of your Volcano bits and pieces together, the Vape Case has room for everything, and protects the unit when you take it with you. Disassembling & Deep Cleaning your Classic Volcano Vaporizer. We’ve seen the blogs on how to clean your solid valve or easy valve filling chamber for the Volcano Vaporizer , but there isn’t much out there about how to give your Classic Volcano Vaporizer unit the deepest of cleans. Although not as essential as cleaning your valve kit, cleaning the Volcano unit itself remains very important, especially given that your Volcano can last 10+ years if properly maintained. Note: This is a sponsored guest post courtesy of To The Cloud Vapor Store. Over time herb particulate can fall into the Volcano Vaporizer’s body through the cooling grate and stick to the heating element. Waxes and concentrates also seep onto the heating element and solidify after repeated sessions with build up in all parts of the unit occur overtime. A quick disassembly of the unit can give you access to the areas which otherwise cannot be cleaned and allow you to refurbish your Classic Volcano Vaporizer. Before starting out make sure you have the following items to get the best clean. ISO propyl alcohol ( At least 91%) Plyers Torx T8 Screw driver Small adjustable size wrench Cleaning rag Paper towels Windex. Step One — Remove the heating element cover (this is the black circular plastic piece) by twisting counter clockwise. If you cannot twist off with ease, as is the case with most newer volcanoes, do not force it. Instead heat up the Volcano and this will loosen the piece. Do make sure to use a pliers or wear a heated glove if you do have to heat the the Volcano up to remove the heating element cover. It is also important to turn off and unplug the Volcano before you continue. I have given myself some minor jolts playing around with the insides of a volcano when it is still powered on. For this you need a Torx T8 screwdriver as the OEM Volcano Vaporizer screws are not phillips or flathead.
There is a wire which will be attached to a bolt in the back. To remove the nut from the bolt you will need a small adjustable wrench. When you have completed this step set the stainless steel shell aside. * Fun Volcano Fact: when opening up your Volcano, you can see the date it was manufactured which is written under the shell.
Step Three — Now you can easily access the ventilation grate and metal star disc which sit on top of the thermostat’s insulation. Underneath the star disc you will see the heating element wrapped in insulation. I am unsure what material Storz & Bickel uses for insulation. The important thing though is do not play with it when cleaning your volcano as its’ structure is delicate. To remove the particulate build up here use a can of compressed air.