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Ghetto heat press

Discussion in 'Concentrates and Extracts' started by Apollo11, Jun 29, 2017.

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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Made this last night from what I had laying around a Remington s5520 hair straightener, 2 blocks of wood my girl uses for wood burning, and loctite premium construction adhesive 3x I picked up from a Wal-Mart right by my house. Cost me $3 lol. I'll post a squish or two when it's done curing. Also I realize I probably should have used electrical tape but the packing works. Added a screw to keep the plates in place easier.
     

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    CaptainZack

    CaptainZack Well-Known Member

    i seen a youtube vid someone doing this ... it works amazing !!!
     
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    Dr.Botany

    Dr.Botany Well-Known Member

    Boy, you can afford all that shit and a nice ass house but cant afford a press mayne?

    Haha im just giving you a hard time, my man. But thats some real macgyver shit right there haha. Props, my friend
     
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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Just used it I got exactly .03 from .2 so %15 yield I think it could be closer to .04 and be %20 though. My scale only goes to the hundredth decimal so idk how big that .03 was. The yield is in the pic. Yield aside it was a great dab and worth the .2 in my opinion .
     

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    Dutchieman420

    Dutchieman420 Well-Known Member

    What kind of heat element is this?
     
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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Remington s5520 hair straightener taken apart
     
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    Rolla J

    Rolla J Well-Known Member

    An i swear i thought i was the only one doing that hahaha i do like .4 nugs and i step on the thing and get like .2 rosin is amazing especialy when u got a good weed strain that is extra resinious
     
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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Just got this .1 from .6
     

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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    I have friends who have done this ....not taken the straightener apart ....basically left straightener as is and squeezed the fuck out of em ..lol.....stacking weight on em ((smh))....if it works and people are satisfied who cares .......I remember using a mason jar and coffee filters to make cold water hash as a youngster ....what a mess ..lol....for a pea sized piece of hash in the end .....we all start somewhere I guess

    Happy smokin guys/gals
     
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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Just made this one with an arbor press I got on Amazon .5 ton, the same hair straightener (also on amazon), some electrical tape, and that adhesive I used before. Will post a yield pic tomorrow when the glue finishes curing.
     

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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Taken from .2 I got .04/%20 so same yield as my first press. I can't press too hard with this one cause I hear the hair straightener plates start to crack. Much easier using this one tho.
     

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    Apollo11

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    Hair straightener broke so I had to buy a new one and replace it. This time I glued it using gorilla glue. Been getting a lot better yields since the last post usually above %20.
     
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    Apollo11

    Apollo11 Active Member

    Taken from .8 got .21 so like %27 yield. This is the best I've gotten so far and I've noticed every strain yields different and produces different wax.
     

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    Jedb

    Jedb Member

    Your solutions looks pretty awesome, is it as much of a fire hazard as it seems? haha
     
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    Apollo11

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    Thank you and lol probably but I just make sure to unplug it everytime I finish using it. The glue isn't affected by the heat at all the only thing id worry about is the wires staying in tact and making sure where the flat iron cord plugs into the fat iron is well connected. Mine was a little out once when I plugged it in and it made a huge flash of electricity then set on fire. Haven't had that problem after I started using electrical tape and making sure everything was secured. Be careful touching the circuit board if it's plugged in too I shocked myself a couple times on it then wrapped it in electric tape no more issues. It sounds pretty scary but its really simple to make and after working out a couple kinks I've been using it for months now no problems.
     
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    Jedb

    Jedb Member

    LMFAO @ the shocking part hahaha
     
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Here's a cool one gifted to Moi that uses a DeWalt wood clamp and works pretty good.
     

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    Michiganjesse

    Michiganjesse Well-Known Member

    Making that this weekend for sure.
     
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    Jedb

    Jedb Member

    Clever man! Love it! Still working for you?
     
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Yup!
     
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