First off I’d like to thank everyone that has posted on this thread especially @Ozo. I have been vaping for over 3 years now & haven’t had a cig or an urge for that matter since vaping. Now I have a very diverse knowledge background that ranging from electronics, home automation, cellular industry, security/surveillance/fire alarm systems, saltwater reef tanks and all the way to what sex lobster is “male or female” I worked as a deckhand when I was younger. Even have built a couple of box mods & repaired a few others for friends.
Now further expanding my knowledge at making e-liquid. Made my first two 90ml batches, a strawberry cheesecake & a Blue Raspberry Cream that I called Blue Strazzberry Cream. After a 2 week steep I must say I was impressed. Time to expand equipment arsenal, I did a month a researching especially on this thread. I was going to build a magnetic mixer, after pricing cost of parts & time, plus I wanted it also to have a hotplate function. I said screw it, I’ll buy one. After Ozo’s multiple suggestions to others to buy a used lab mixer vs a new one it made sense. Also after further research I wanted a vortex mixer to shake single batches, flavors before mixing and other based especially my nicotine.
So Ozo let me know if I made you proud. I wanted both to be made by VWR, but for the price I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Here is what I picked up yesterday both mixers are in mint condition:
Chemglass Optimag-ST CG-1993-T-10 with temp probe, stand, probe holder, & a clamp.
VWR Mini Vortexer VM-3000 with small rubber attachment.
(This is what he just tossed in free. For the Chemglass: 1 more clamp & retort ring. For the VWR: medium flat attachment & a large attachment with a foam insert that holds 8 bottles. An older VWR Dylatherm Hot Plate shows some age, but definitely works! Also a handful of magnetic stirring bars.)
Everything came out to $200.00 cash. I figured I did quite well but you tell me sir. Like I said I wanted both to be VWR, but for the price. How is that Chemglass Optimag-ST? I tried to research it, but very limited info on it. I found like 2 on ebay & other sites when they had them used sold them for $400-$500. Stainless top & she heats up fast! I know the mag in it is strong. I tested it yesterday and had the 150ml glass container with water an inch off of it and it was still spinning at 1000 rpms!
Now this leads me to my other question. Even though I ordered egg shaped magnetic stir bars last night (yes thanks to this thread), can I reused these that I have? I can not find any info the do’s or don’ts when it comes to this. They look clean & some even look new. Perhaps a bath in my ultrasonic cleaner with a mild white vinegar & water mix. Any suggestions??
Again thank you so much to all of you for helping a fellow vaper that has been reading from a distance & only joined this morning lol. I hope I can provide help to others.
- CJ -