Frequently Asked Questions

Cannarite (12)

When we refer to dry herb vaporizers, we are most commonly talking about the raw cannabis plant form. Dabbing is the extract of THC and other cannabinoids by using dissolving agents like butane or carbon dioxide which causes a high concentrated dose of cannabis. Hash is collected from the trichomes of a cannabis plant which is the little crystals that form on the plant.

The Volcano is a dry herb vaporizer which can be easily loaded with enough product to share with friends and family making it the best table top vaporizer for you, coming out in 3 levels :Volcano Classic, Volcano Digit and Volcano Hybrid

Vaperite has a 6 month warranty on all electronic vaporizers (T&C’s apply), due to health and damage regulations no bongs or any disposable Cannarite products may be returned.

Flavoured paper does not affect the high but does give you an amazing taste during and after use

The term vaporizer is used due to the evaporation process of the device, this is a lot safer due to no combustion ad it gives you a more concentrated THC dose which will give you a stronger and better effect.

A dab rig is essentially a bong used to vaporize dabs, it then filters the concentrated vapor through water in the base of the rig.

Rolling paper is not the healthiest option when it comes to digesting your dry herb because it does release a few chemicals during the fermentation process which can cause irritation to your lungs.

Yes, bongs are legal to buy, a bong can be used for multiple dry herbs that are legal to use and therefor may be bought at a Vaperite near you.

There are many good ways of ingesting cannabis and other dry herbs, the best way that we can recommend is a dry herb vaporizer due to the concentrated doses and the ease of use.

No, it is still illegal to sell cannabis throughout South Africa

CBD and THC are extracted from cannabinoids. THC is a psychoactive compound that gives you a “high” which entails a euphoric or relaxed feel, CBD on the other hand is a Phyto-cannabinoid which does not give you a “high” and is mainly for medicinal use. For information click here

Pure CBD oil does not contain THC, THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana and hemp that causes a high. CBD is used among most to relieve inflammation and other forms of muscle and joint pain, relaxation, drowsiness, enhanced appetite, anxiety and stress relief.

Rebuildable Atomizers (10)

This can be caused due to three main reasons

1. The device heating up by means of over vaping or your ambience (Pocket temperature or air temperature)

2. The viscosity of the juice can be to thin for the device or coils that you are using

3. Your coil has been overused and is burnt through

The main reason for this would be the coil being used for longer than intended but this could also be the result of little or no e-liquid to saturate the cotton thus causing the cotton to burn out.

Yes, priming is the best way to make sure that your cotton is fully saturated right from the get-go, this improves longevity as well as gives you a lot less chance of a dry hit straight from the get-go

TC which stands for temperature control is a mode on your device used to control the temperature output when using stainless steel rebuildable coils, this mode ramps up faster than most trying to reach the desired temperature as fast as possible

Yes, vapes do need maintenance this mainly focuses around cleanliness of your vape a well as the replacement of your coils and/or cotton

There are many different types of vaping wires being Kanthal, NiChrome, Stainless steel, Nickel and Titanium. Your choice in wire comes down to man factors mainly ramp up time, price, strength and flavour. All of these factors can change your decision on your wire type

More power, the best method for this would be to use a variable wattage device and turn the watts up higher, this will give you a bigger cloud as well as a stronger hit. Another way to improve your cloud is to use a rebuildable atomizer this gives us the freedom of changing your ohms for a bigger cloud.

It’s all in the wicks.

If your cotton is too thick, your liquid does not pull through the cotton properly which gives you that horrible dry cotton/burnt taste, which we all know is hell on high wattage!!!

If your cotton is too thin, you can experience spit back and leakage on your tank.

An RTA is a Rebuildable Tank Atomizer, a tank on which you build and wick yourself, these tanks can have either single, dual or triple coil options.

An RBA is a Rebuildable Atomizer, this is a screw on deck that you can attach to your normal sub-ohm tank to make it a rebuildable tank.

An RDA is a Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer, a dripper does not have a tank section so with a dripper you have to drip your liquid on a regular basis so that your cotton does not dry out.

An RDTA is a Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer, this is a tank that has a dripping option as well.

The Ohms Ω unit of electrical resistance, transmitting a current of one ampere when subject to a potential difference of one volt. We use this to work out the best ohm for your device to give the best balance of flavour and cloud

Vaperite (9)

Vaping can be a cheaper alternative although in the beginning your start-up cost is a bit more as well as learning your new flavours people tend to buy more juices in the beginning making you spend more but in the long run once everything is worked out vaping becomes a lot cheaper than cigarettes

We use the term spitting which is when the e-liquid spits of the coil when it pops, the reason behind this is one of two things. It can be caused from firing your vape at a very high wattage or it could come from your coil being over-saturated, the best fix would be to fire while blowing into the top of the device if this does not work try lowering the watts

A vape/e-cigarette is device that allows you to vaporize e-liquids intended to be inhaled, the device does this by heating a coil which then evaporates the e-liquid which would be stored inside of cotton around or inside the coil.

MTL(mouth to lung) and DL(direct lung) are the terms we use for the method of inhaling the vapor, your method can be determined by the device or e-liquid that you are using. Salt nicotine is generally an MTL hit and Freebase liquid is DL hit.

Vapes can give a similar but not exactly the same feel as a cigarette, we try to recommend the best devices for ex smokers so that the can get as close to the same feel as possible.

Yes, Vaperite has a great selection of vape products and cannabis paraphernalia for sale at wholesale prices, this makes it easier for you to start up or fill up your vaping empire.

Vaperite has 3 main social media pages being Instagram @Vaperite_sa, YouTube @Vaperite_sa and Facebook @Vaperite we also have two Cannarite social media pages on Instagram @Canna_rite and Facebook @Cannarite

Vaperite does not fix vapes because we are not qualified to repair vapes and cannot be held responsible for any damages caused to your vape

If this were the case, you would simply drown yourself when taking a shower. When you shower you inhale water vapour, when you vape, you inhale water vapour, so no, vaping will not put water on your lungs

Shipping (9)

You can track the status of your order on our website under “My Orders”. Processing means payment has cleared, it will be packed and your next step would be a tracking number for the couriers. On-Hold means we are waiting for payment to clear into our account, this can take up to 3 days depending on your bank.

Yes you can. Please call us on 010-023-2400 to cancel your order. You can then request credit or a refund. Refunds will require you to email [email protected] with your order number and bank details. Refunds can take up to 7 working days

We don’t allow any collections from our warehouse but you can request to collect and if one of stores which are most convenient for you does have all the stock required for your order, we will arrange the stock to be packed at that store for you to collect ASAP. Provided that payment has cleared.

Usually 1 day, if we do come across an issue with your order and cant get hold of you or we are heavily backlogged it can take longer. We will notify you if there are any delays

Our average delivery time is 2-3 working days depending on the area we are delivering to. Some areas may take longer to deliver to if they are outlying

Our head office times are 9am-5pm, this includes any online order queries. Our store times may vary from store to store, you can find this on the Store Locator page.

If your order is placed by 1pm we will be able to make sure its packed and booked in time for an overnight delivery. Please note that some areas do not allow for overnight deliveries, if you are unsure you can contact us or The Courier Guy to check whether you are eligible for an overnight delivery.

Your order will be processed that following Monday, provided that your payment has cleared into our account and the correct reference was used if an EFT payment was made. If you are in a local area you order should arrive on the Tuesday, if you are in an outlying area it can take 2-3 days to be delivered. Please note during very busy times these times may vary, but we will notify you if there are any delays.

We don’t usually as the shipping costs would usually be high. You can request it and we will check with DHL how much it would cost, the customer would be responsible for the shipping costs as well as any duties that need to be paid

Vape Coils, Pods and Accessories (8)

This can be caused due to three main reasons

1. The device heating up by means of over vaping or your ambience (Pocket temperature or air temperature)

2. The viscosity of the juice can be to thin for the device or coils that you are using

3. Your coil has been overused and is burnt through

The main reason for this would be the coil being used for longer than intended but this could also be the result of little or no e-liquid to saturate the cotton thus causing the cotton to burn out.

Yes, priming is the best way to make sure that your cotton is fully saturated right from the get-go, this improves longevity as well as gives you a lot less chance of a dry hit straight from the get-go

Coils can very from 1 week to 3 weeks depending on many factors mainly power output, care for the coil and the type of e-liquid in use.

We use the term spitting which is when the e-liquid spits of the coil when it pops, the reason behind this is one of two things. It can be caused from firing your vape at a very high wattage or it could come from your coil being over-saturated, the best fix would be to fire while blowing into the top of the device if this does not work try lowering the watts

Yes, vapes do need maintenance this mainly focuses around cleanliness of your vape a well as the replacement of your coils and/or cotton

There is nothing worse than having your vape spit at you! Here is why this could happen and how to resolve the problem:

Your coil could be over-primed, sometimes just that tad bit too much of priming saturates your coil causing it to spit back.

If you don’t use your device on a regular basis the liquid also saturates your coil which could cause the liquid to spit back and make that popping sound, giving you a heart attack every time making you think your vape is going to explode.

Don’t worry, it won’t explode. That popping you hear is just little formed droplets of E-liquid on the coil, when you fire the device the drops on the coil pop as they vaporise like water on a hot frying pan.

To resolve/prevent this from happening, make sure that you don’t over saturate your coil when you prime it.

Instead of inhaling when you press your fire button, exhale while firing to get rid of the excess liquid on your coil.

Again, there could be a few reasons for this.

Not priming the coil properly. Always remember to prime your entire coil properly (not too much or you will over prime) and let it sit for about 10 minutes to make sure the coil pulls in the liquid properly.

The more constant you vape, the faster your coil is going to burn out. If you are a frequent vaper who constantly pulls on your vape, your coils will have a shorter life span.

Cotton candy and apple pie sounds delicious right? It might be yes but, the sweeter and darker your liquids are, the faster they burn out your coils.

Health Questions (8)

Vaping can be addictive if you wish to vape e-liquids that contain nicotine, nicotine is the only addictive substance in vape e-liquids, another way of getting addicted to vaping could be the flavour sensations that you get from vapes. For more information click here

Popcorn lung is scaring of small air pockets inside your lungs, this is caused by diacetyl. Vaping can no longer cause popcorn lung due to the removal of diacetyl in e-liquid recipes.

The main cause of thirst while vaping is dry mouth other wise known as cotton mouth which is cause by over intake of the ingredients PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerine).

Nicotine is not a direct cause of cancer but can help in the development of cancer cells in your body. The main cause of nicotine speeding up the development of cancer is by the release of dopamine into the bodies nervous system, for more information click here.

PG (propylene glycol) is indeed labelled as an antifreeze but only in instances where a non-hazardous antifreeze is needed.

Refer to the FAQ: What is VG/PG?

Formaldehyde can only be released at higher temperatures and does not affect vapers at an intermediate level. Formaldehyde is a cancer forming chemical that can come from VG but studies have shown that in its gaseous form it is not harmful or affective towards vapers. For information about this topic, click here

Vaping is not a healthy substance and therefore could be hazardous, we know that vaping is a healthier alternative for cigarettes but is still not all perfect and well. The 3 main components that make up e-liquid are PG, VG and nicotine and are not necessarily termed healthy although all have benefits and side effects. For information about vaping towards your health, click here.

 

 

Vape Mods and Devices (6)

This can be caused due to three main reasons

1. The device heating up by means of over vaping or your ambience (Pocket temperature or air temperature)

2. The viscosity of the juice can be to thin for the device or coils that you are using

3. Your coil has been overused and is burnt through

VW (variable wattage) mods are devices with a safety chip and the ability to change the power output of the device, mech (Mechanical) mods

TC which stands for temperature control is a mode on your device used to control the temperature output when using stainless steel rebuildable coils, this mode ramps up faster than most trying to reach the desired temperature as fast as possible

Yes, vapes do need maintenance this mainly focuses around cleanliness of your vape a well as the replacement of your coils and/or cotton

These settings are Hard/Normal/Soft and are used to determine the strength of the hit and ramp up time, we suggest keeping it at normal for beginner vapers just to get used to it and adjust from there

There could be several reasons as to why a device is not firing:

The device is not switched on. In some cases, without realising one could have missed a click while trying to switch the device on. Always make sure you do 5 fast clicks on the power/fire button to switch the device on or off. There will usually be a flashing light to indicate whether it is on or off.

The coil has burnt out or is faulty. In some cases, you will find that your device does not fire, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the device is faulty, but could just be a manufacturing error on the coil or your device does not fire when your coil is severely burnt.

Low battery. In many cases we are all too eager to use our vape and we don’t leave it on charge fully, thinking the battery is faulty. Always leave your device on charge for the maximum time indicated for it to charge or until the light indicates that it is fully charged.

The device is faulty in some cases. Please seek help from your sales consultant should you not succeed in getting your device to work.

Vape Juice (4)

Although all e-liquids work in all devices we highly recommend using freebase liquids in your bigger devices and your salt nicotine in your pod devices, this comes from the power output which could either give you to much of a hit or to little and the liquid viscosity is generally thinner in salt nicotine which can cause your device to either leak or dry hit very easily

This can be caused due to three main reasons

1. The device heating up by means of over vaping or your ambience (Pocket temperature or air temperature)

2. The viscosity of the juice can be to thin for the device or coils that you are using

3. Your coil has been overused and is burnt through

New form of nicotine that is naturally formed in leaf tobacco and is more stable.

Salt nicotine contains benzoic acid which makes it smoother and have a faster delivery system of the nicotine to your lungs, which is why many vapers are moving from freebase nicotine to salt nicotine as the throat hit mimics that of smoking a cigarette

Sadly, in this industry there are a lot of cloning when it comes to e-liquids.

One can firstly judge by the price in millilitres, for example if you go to certain establishments and see that there is a 100/120ml bottle of international e-liquid for R80-R120, that already should be a warning sign. Purchasing cheap and counterfeit liquids can have a health risk to you as we are not aware of what goes into that liquid.

If an international bottle of e-liquid does not have a Chubby Gorilla at the bottom of the bottle, it is fake. These juices also tend to burn your coils fast and is a thinner consistency than legitimate liquid. It also has a very bland taste to it.

Nasty Juice Loaded and Zonk are three of the brands that you are most likely to find clones of. Always purchase your e-liquid from an established and well-known vaping retailer.

DIY (2)

VG/PG ratios are generally 70/30 and 50/50 this is due to the density of the clouds the juices produce vs the flavour you get from the juice, adding more VG produces more clouds and adding more PG gives us more flavour.

VG is short for vegetable glycerin, this is a thick, sweet liquid. VG is the chemical in vaping liquid that produces your clouds and vapor.

PG is short for propylene glycol, this is the thinner and tasteless liquid which produces more of a throat hit than VG does, which simulates the feel of smoking better. It also helps preserve the flavours from degrading, which is why it’s in so many food products.

Most e-liquids have a 70(%)VG and 30(%)PG ratio, which is the best level for cloud chasers, its smoother on the inhale but still gives a bit of a throat hit.

Some other e-liquids either have a 50/50 VG/PG ratio which works well in salt nicotine’s, and then there is also 80VG 20PG ratio which is not a very common ratio. This ratio can also increase vapor production with a slight decrease in the throat hit.

Online Orders (1)

Our warehouse is located in Marlboro, Sandton, which is on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The courier company we use is TCG (The Courier Guy). Generally, orders placed by 2pm on a business day, AND paid for by credit card or Instant EFT using our Card Services PAYGATE payment options, will be processed and shipped the same day. Orders using this payment option, but received after 2pm or on weekends, will only be processed on the next business day. Shipments in Gauteng are generally delivered the next business day after being processed. Orders to towns and cities located outside of Gauteng may be delivered the next business day, but can take up to three business days to be delivered. Certain remote towns are only serviced once a week, but these are very few and far between.

NOTE: Orders paid directly into our bank account by regular EFT, even if paid and cleared immediately, will only be processed once we are able to verify that the funds are in our account and this process is carried out once daily. This means that orders with this payment method will experience at least a 24-hour delay in order processing and up to three days depending upon how the payment was made and how long it takes to reflect in our account. Delivery time would then add from one to three business days on top of the payment verification delay. We, therefore, encourage all customers to make use of the PAYGATE payment system.

Warranty Queries (1)

Our warranty policy states that you have a 6 month warranty on certain products in our stores, the warranty can be voided by external damage or liquid damage for more information go to our warranty page.

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