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After owning and using the solid valve for 5 years, I thought it was time to see how the other half lives and treat myself to an easy valve starter set. Already I knew of the obvious benefits — easy maintenance, less cleaning to do — but along the way I’ve learned some things that make me think I may be an easy valve user from here on out.

  • A Bag of My Own
    This has been a game changer for me. If you frequently vaporize with another person (spouse, roommate, whomever) – one of you is always waiting for the bag. Sure, with the solid valve we can make gigantic extra long bags which will make it around the room without a refill. But with the easy valve – just use as many bags as you need. Everyone can have their own personal bag and take as long as they like with it. Everyone enjoys the vapor at their own rate, and waiting for the bag or feeling as if everyone else is waiting on you can surely decrease your enjoyment of the vapors. Of course you could buy an additional solid valve kit if this is a concern.
  • Volcano Bag Toss!
    If you were to toss the solid valve across a room and miss your target you could do some serious damage. With the easy valve the bags are light and can be thrown about the room. In our living room the seats are just far enough apart that there was a lot of getting up to pass the bag. Now I can just swing the bag and release. It flies gently in a nice arc to the waiting vaper on the other side. Pure laziness? Maybe.
  • More Time for Vaping
    Aside from not having to replace bags and the process that goes with it – the easy valve’s valve is less susceptible to getting gummed up and becoming difficult to operate. The simple design assures that the valve continues to open smoothly and without resistance throughout it’s service life. I often found myself cleaning my solid valve after the active ingredients had gummed up the valve. Often it would make it difficult to open the solid valve with just the pressure of your lips, requiring a thumb to break the bond of stickiness.
  • More Surface Area
    The filling chamber for the easy valve is markedly different than the solid valve. It has more surface area, which seems to equal more efficient vaporization. I’ve also noticed that the screens in the filling chamber require less maintenance than the solid valve.

16 Comments

  1. Paul Malendrino on April 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    y are there no videos for replacing solid valve bags? I just found help on easy valve bags, can anyone guide me to a video or something on how to replace the bag on a solid valve. Thank You

  2. Cobra on May 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Easy valve. As mentioned, everyone gets their own bag and they’re replaceable. I’m now using some baking bags for chicken, maybe a tad smaller than I’d like but, like the turkey bags, totally awesome. Easy enough to do, you can clean up the mouthpiece and the disk valve I clean and replace in the opposite direction. Bags end up costing me pennies.

  3. Nate on April 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Hey- so I need to purchase new bags for my Volcano Digit Easy Valve Vaporizer. I also did some damage to the screen in the filling chamber. The starter kit comes with replacement screens- are those screens able to replace the ones that came with the filling chamber when I originally got the starter set? Or while purchasing new bags, should I also purchase another filling chamber? The starter set is $119 and just the bags are $59. I would rather not spend more if I can just replace the screens to the filling chamber. Thanks for your advice! If I can replace the screens, how in the world do I do it without causing more damage?

    • Vapormaster on April 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      You should be able to use the replacement screens to fix your chamber. I’m not sure what type of damage you’re referring to so it’s hard to say. But the screens pop right in and you flex them back into the tiny groove in the metal. Good luck!

  4. DudeGuy on April 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hey! I’ve had the classic volcano for almost 7 years… I’m about to purchase the easy valve starter kit from storz & bickel… I did some research and learned that some classic vocanos have an air filter that needs to be checked or changed every couple weeks… can anyone confirm this? I’m pretty sure mine doesn’t have this filter… looks like it goes in the bottom.

    thanks!

    • Vapormaster on April 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      I check mine once every few months and I’ve never had to do anything other than blow some dust off of it. It’s behind a round perforated plastic disc on the underside of the heater.

  5. spencer banks on March 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    i have just a volcano, if i get the regular easy valve set will it work or do i need to get the filling chamber also?

  6. tdot on January 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Hey this is random but i just bought a volcano off of craigs list but it was missing the filling chamber. I bought a piece that looked similar but costed less called a “easy valve housing set”

    does this do the same thing as the missing peice?

  7. Jerkus on October 25, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I actually sold my solid valve + volcano a couple months ago, just picked up easy valve volcano set, but I am not sure I am liking it.

    I don’t know if it has to do with the unit, or the fact that my first unit was classic and this is digital, but I feel with the solid valve I would get a lot thicker vapor thanks to the design of the bowl whereas the other bowlpiece seems to not vaporize as evenly, and the screen’s holes are a lot bigger so a lot of material seems to fall through.

    Have you experienced similar things?

    • Vapormaster on October 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

      I have not experienced what you describe. My screen holes are the same on my old solid valve as my new easy valve. And I actually think I might be getting more even vaporization because of the increased surface area of the easy valve chamber. Guess I should dust off the old solid valve and do some comparing!

  8. Super Hot on October 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    do you think the easy valve take lots of heat (the max temperature) as the Solid Valve ?

    should it be a consideration for people who use max heat ? or is it the same at this regard (same material)?

    p.s
    i dont own a volcano or any valves yet.

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