Attaching the balloon to the Valloon Valve Body (VVB)

Step 1.

Cut the Valloon balloon to the desired size if you are using material on a roll. It should be noted that any balloon over 3 feet in length will result in some of the vapor going stale because of the time it takes to fill it, and although fun and impressive to look at, isn't going to be the best in terms of vapor quality. The Valloon bags come with food grade ties and you will want to tie one end of the bag completely shut so that the vapor will not escape:

Step 2.

Twist the open end of the bag and slide an o-ring about 6 inches towards the middle of the bag. Then put one of the large o-rings on the VVB in the area that is located right above its base (where the Valloon logo is located) and before the first lip:

Step 3.

Take the VVB with o-ring and insert it into the balloon so that there is approximately 4 inches of excess bag material remaining. Roll the o-ring down the bag so that it is positioned right above the base (where the Valloon logo is located) of the VVB and is pinching the balloon tight to the glass (Alternatively, you can also use a food grade tie from the balloon material roll or just about any other non-toxic string instead of the o-rings, but remember you'll have to cut it off to change the balloon; this is the easiest technique for those with more thumbs than fingers, and also results in the best seal, but the string won't be re-usable.) Fold back the remaining skirt of balloon material.

Step 4.

Take the remaining o-ring and pull it over the folded balloon material and the glass lip under it in order to create a double pinched airtight seal. (You can also use the food grade ties instead of the second o-ring to create the secondary seal.) You are now done and one step closer to using the Valloon!

Assembling and Fitting the Valve Prop and Tamp

Step 1.

Before you begin, you will want to look at the picture (left) to get the proper assembly order for the valve prop and tamp pieces and a view of the assembled valve prop and tamp.

Step 2.

You will want to screw the first nut approximately to the halfway point of the threads followed by the first metal disc, screen, second metal disc, and lastly, the second nut. When you have all the pieces in the correct position, you will want to twist the nuts in opposite directions in order to tighten the fittings and hold the pieces in place; align the two metal discs so that they line up giving you maximum screen surface. Optionally, you can put a dab of honey in the nuts as a non-toxic thread locker. Then hold the steel rod by its non-threaded end and push the protruding screen edge down around the bottom disc until it is flush.

Step 3.

Repeat Steps 1-2 for the second valve prop and tamp and you are finished except for adjusting the length! The length of the valve prop and tamp can be adjusted by threading the nuts, discs, and screen assembly up or down the threads…start in the middle and fine tune from there. The idea is for the length to be short enough to allow the VVB and balloon to attach to the VEI and VDS without the valve being pushed open until pushed all the way together. This way you have two positions of attachment: a shallow one with the valve closed and deeper one with valve open determined simply by how far the pieces are pushed together.

The VALLOON Step-by-Step

Step 1 .

Carefully pack the bowl of the Vapor Extraction Intake (VEI) with finely chopped herbs to roughly the inside protrusion of the o-ring groove or less; tamp with properly adjusted Valve Prop/Tamp. Tamp screen should be flat in bowl and valve-prop positioned straight up for next step.) Carefully slide the VVB with attached balloon onto the VEI using a threading motion and continue to push together until the Valve Prop has pushed valve open. (HINT: Be sure to Pre-Fit your VEI to VVB and keep VEI o-ring lightly lubricated with vegetable oil; a looser fit can be accomplished by evenly grinding the o-ring down with an emery board or sandpaper).

Step 2.

Turn on the heat gun to its lowest airflow setting with the rotary temperature dial set to within the proper temperature range for the herbs you're using; Sit the heat gun on a stable and level surface with nozzle up and allow to stabilize at desired temperature; Place the assembled VEI and VVB with attached balloon onto the heat gun nozzle until properly seated; allow Valloon to fill.

Step 3.

When Valloon is full of Vapor and nice and taut DO NOT turn the heat gun off; Carefully slide the VVB and attached balloon of Vapor up using a threading motion while holding onto the Cool-Grip on the VEI to keep it seated on the heat gun until Valve Prop is lowered enough to allow the Valve to seat into the Closed position; Immediately lift the entire assembly off the heat gun and then separate; Be sure to KEEP THE VALVE BODY IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION TO KEEP THE VALVE CLOSED! (HINT: If Valve isn't seating straight lightly shake it until it falls into place; Reduce the height of the Valve Prop for the next Valloon and remember to periodically soak VVB in alcohol to clean off excessive residue.)

Step 4.

Insert the VWT Delivery Slide (VDS) with properly adjusted Valve Prop into the VVB using a threading motion just enough to attaché the two pieces, but not far enough to open the Valve; Insert the complete assembly into the VWT slider stem and then continue to push together until the VVB slides deeper onto the VDS and opens the Valve; The water is now your Valve…Enjoy Moisture Conditioned Vapor at will and quickly pull-carb the Valloon assembly to clear the VWT of vapor and prevent any back pressure in the balloon from pulling water into the VDS…REPEAT AS DESIRED!

(HINT: Be sure to Pre-Fit your VDS to Valve Body and keep VDS O-ring lightly lubricated with vegetable oil.)

Alternative Step 4.

Insert the Valloon Dry Delivery Mouthpiece (VDM) without a Valve Prop into the upright VVB using a threading motion and simply invert to open the valve and inhale vapors then return to upright position to close valve.