Using an herbal vaporizer around hi-fi equipment


Will using an herbal vaporizer around hi-fi equipment damage amps, speakers, etc? I know smoking damages them. What about vapor?
nemesis1218
That vapor can be pretty oily and it winds up someplace when it settles out. It is really drawn to CRT tubes by the high voltage, but it can also be drawn into amplifiers by air convection.

Scented and un-scented candles and air freshers pose the same problem.

Removing that oily residue can require powerful solvents that can damage finishes and are un-healthy.
It will help take some of the nasal-ness out of the speakers :-)
Dude! 'Herbal vaporizer' That's a good one.
Very popular with the medical maryjane community.
Only if you drop brownie crumbs into the heat vents.
I like the Ubie from americansmokeless.com They're cheap and simple to use. If used correctly, they produce only the chemical gases from the aromatics, and water vapor. Since nothing is actually burned, there are no oily residues (tars) or positively charged smoke particles to coat your lungs, electrostatic speaker diaphragms, or CRT screens. And besides, a good strong room air ionizer will cause most smoke and dust particles to collect in the unit before they coat your gear.

Further, smokless devices leave very little telltale aroma hangng in the air, or inside equipment. (You haven't lived 'til you've watched a hippie tech open up an amp, and get a huge grin across his face ;--)
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Herbal. HA HA HA what a putz.
Nemesis1218
Will using an herbal vaporizer around hi-fi equipment damage amps, speakers, etc?
If it's the Sweet Sweet Hindu Kush, who cares!!!
Send me an ounce to examine. I will "study" it and get back to you.
Send me a couple grams, Bjesien. I'd like to test Nsgarch's Ubie.
Herbal vaporizer? Wow...thats a good idea! You better block smoke to avoid damage on speakers.
I'm not sure what a herbal vaporizer is, but I'm imagining it to be something you put water in and a few drops of an herbal scented oil? I wouldn't do it. That stuff's gotta land somewhere. I consider it similar to cigarette smoke where as it has to end up somewhere, and that somewhere is every surface in your home. If dust can build up on PCB's and other stuff through vents, so can the herbal vapors. That sounds like the equivelant of deep frying wings without a vent hood.
01-31-10: Donjr
I'm not sure what a herbal vaporizer is, but I'm imagining it to be something you put water in and a few drops of an herbal scented oil?
Nope.

Herbal vaporizer
Oh, that kind of herb.

When did I become so square ?
No ill effects here, but you really need to tap up the volume and turn on your Blisslight afterwards .... :-)
Ok. Well now that I know, I can answer that question. Doesn't make a difference.
01-31-10: Kenyonbm
Oh, that kind of herb.
When did I become so square ?
Don't feel bad, Kenyon, it sneaks up on all of us. I had no idea, except some of my friends who still like to get baked were ordered by their pregnant wives to get all that smoke out of the house. Vaporizers became all the rage soon after. Supposedly, totally smokeless, but burns way, way, more ganja.
The only damage I can think of is TT cartridge damage. Leaving a record playing after falling asleep for a few of hours.