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Provari power button?

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  1. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    Does anyone know where I can get a fire button for a Provari? I need the button that goes on top of the firing switch. If not, is there any button I can use instead that will work?
     
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  2. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    I used a pencil eraser for about 6 months
     
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  3. untar

    untar Vaping Master

    Feb 7, 2018
    Germany
    Maybe someone is willing to take measurements and make a CAD file for 3d printing? I guesstimate it would be about $13-$15 incl shipping to make one that way.
     
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  4. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    That is a great idea. I'm hoping Bill the repair guy, has some extra buttons somewhere.
     
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  5. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    You can buy the whole push button switch on eBay for $12.95 + $.50 S/H.

    NEW ProVape, ProVari & ProVari Mini V1, V2 & V2.5 Replacement Push Button Switch | eBay

    Or...use a bead as a replacement button. There are cylinder shaped beads in a variety of materials (ie. plastic, stone, glass, etc.) as well as many diameters and lengths. They have a hole in them already, so it should be easy to attach one with the proper jewelry type of glue. I just measured the button on one of my 2.5 Provaris and it's a 6mm diameter button. Cylinder beads do come in 6mm diameter, too! Would just need to either know the length needed and get 1 that size or be able to shorten it if required. I make jewelry as a hobby and have various cylinder shaped beads. I'd send you a couple different ones free, if you'd like me to.
     
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  6. ppeeble

    ppeeble Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Poole UK
    https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e...ND/1003967

    Edit - i thought you meant the actual electrical switch button. Sorry.
    As for the plastic button itself i'd just whittle one out of some handy plastic or use a button from an obsolete electrical appliance/gizmo. Could even see if someone has a spare in the classifieds - i've got a couple of broken down Provaris which i use for spares but i live in the UK :(
     
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  7. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    I might have to try that as a last resort if I cannot find a replacement button. Thank you.
     
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  8. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    I might have to break one of mine down just for the button. I have one with a missing window that will be a good candidate for parts. I'll also check the classifieds before I do that, since the candidate is functional.
     
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  9. ENAUD

    ENAUD falling, falling, down the rabbit hole... Verified Member ECF Veteran

    if you scrounge the one from your Provari that is missing the window, you will still have the chipset as a spare, maybe get accurate dimensions while it is out and see if you can find someone to machine one from some clear plastic stock?
     
  10. vaperpro

    vaperpro Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    dallas, tx
    That's a great idea. I was thinking of taking it to a 3D printing place while it is out, @untar gave me that idea.
     
  11. untar

    untar Vaping Master

    Feb 7, 2018
    Germany
    If I had a rough sketch and exact dimensions I could make a CAD (.stl or .obj) file if there's any need for that.
    Don't use inferior materials, if you're already whittling use bone or dense wood, it's about the same work but it'll look and feel much better.
     
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