The Firewood (check my review here) is a new portable vaporizer with a low price and great feature set. When properly cleaned and maintained, your Firewood vaporizer is capable of producing consistently tasty vapor hits. I decided to write this guide to help familiarize readers with some basic maintenance steps you can take to ensure that your Firewood is always in top shape. Fortunately the Firewood has a rather simplistic design so there isn’t too much maintenance to be done.
Firstly, it is important that you clean the mouthpiece on a regular basis since hash oil can build up over time and clog the mouthpiece. Since the mouthpiece is glass, the best thing to do is to remove it from its wooden base and clean it with rubbing alcohol. In order not to dislodge the small metal screen inside the mouthpiece I recommend soaking the piece in the alcohol for about half an hour and then using a q-tip to gently remove any remaining oil. Afterwards let the mouthpiece dry out and then re-attach it to the rest of the vape.
Although you shouldn’t need to clean the herb chamber, sometimes a little bit of herb can remain inside after use. To dislodge it, gently use a small thin rod and be careful not to poke through the herb chamber screen (it can be fragile). I also suggest blowing a few shots of compressed air inside the herb chamber in order to clear out any loose leaf buildup every now and then.
Over time (especially if you have an unfinished model) your Firewood may begin to develop some scuff marks. If you feel that your Firewood is starting to look a little scuffed up, get some very fine grit (300 and up) sandpaper and lightly sand the entire unit. If done properly, the sanding should remove a thin layer of wood and making it look like new again. You can also finish (or re-finish) your Firewood by apply a coat or two of food-grade lacquer such as butcher block lacquer.
The Firewood is an affordable portable vaporizer, and if you take good care of yours it should last quite a long time. However, since the unit cannot be opened up easily, replacing the battery can be a little tricky. If you’re experiencing battery or heater issues, I suggest getting in touch with Firewood’s customer service to see about getting the unit replaced. If you have any other tips on how to take care of the Firewood, feel free to share them with us in the comments!