Adapt Tech - Ruby Insert - 18mm

Adapt Tech

Cut from Laser-Grade Laboratory Ruby

Better Heat Retention/Slower Cooldown than Quartz for Lower Temp/Better Flavor

Does not Devitrify, One Insert Can Last For Years!

WARNING 1: Designed for 25mm, MUST have at least 1mm of Space from Wall Of Banger for Expansion

WARNING 2: Cannot Be Cold-Shocked, DO NOT Drop Hot-Insert in ISO/Dark Crystal.  Hot Cleaning is Dry Cotton Swab only or at Room Temperature with cleaners.

Manufacturer's Instructions (Read Completely Before Using)


Ruby inserts are designed to last indefinitely if you follow care instructions that we provide that is specific to this material.


Ruby allows for vaporization at a lower temperature than you can ever achieve with quartz by 120°F- 200°F cooler, being that Ruby retains heat for much longer. We have seen vaporization as low as 350°F. It is recommended to vaporize at between 475°F-500°F depending on application size. 

The adapter needs only to be heated to 800°F or about 1 minute 15 seconds Ruby adapter will turn clear/Gray when sufficiently heated.

Basic instructions +care and use

We have suggested heat up and cool down times to help customers dial in temperature preferences without a temperature gun. It is as simple as heating for 1 minute 15 seconds and allowing to cool for 3 minute 30 seconds before vaporizing.

Process of use is as follows: place adapter inside quartz nail, heat, let cool, vaporize, and q-tip. There is no need to remove your insert from your quartz unless there is oil spillage onto the quartz. If this is the case remove your ruby cold and clean separately. If you've vaporized too hot and there is residual material stuck to Ruby, heat the quartz until residue is vaporized.

When cool only you can use ISO or Dark Crystal on a q-tip or in a plastic dish to clean your adapter. 

Take care not to heat quartz to red hot for prolonged periods of time as it will compromise both the quartz and the sapphire. Quartz will devitrify more quickly when heated to red hot. Sapphire will expand past the point where the quartz will hold it and it may crack. Quartz will likely explode if sapphire has no room to expand. R&D showed these very results. 

Ruby will thermal shock if cooled too quickly. 

Do not drop adapter hot into cool water or alcohol.

Ruby are annealed for 24-hours at extremely high temperatures to ensure durability.

Adapters cannot be used as a drop in as it is physically impossible for quartz to heat ruby enough for it to vaporize. Our experiments show that when used as a drop in adapter will only heat to 300°F.

Overheating and Thermal Shocking Adapter

Sapphire and ruby will thermal shock if cooled too quickly. R&D concluded that this is 1 of the 2 ways that your adapter will break if used improperly.

Do not drop adapterhot into cool water or alcohol to clean this will destroy your sapphire or ruby.

The second way you can break your adapter is to place it in a quartz nail that is TOO SMALL and heat it. Sapphire and ruby expand when heated. If there is no room for adapter to expand your quartz WILL explode and your sapphire may crack.

For 18mm adapters 25mm quartz is needed. For 24mmadapters 30mm quartz is needed. Adapter should NOT fit snug in the quartz. There should be at least 1mm of space between your adapter and your quartz on the inside of the nail.

Benefits of Sapphire

Synthetic sapphire is the hardest of all known oxide crystals with a 9 on the Mohs scale and is second in hardness only to diamond. High tension and elasticity tolerances make it extremely wear, scratch and impact resistant.

Biocompatible with the human body meaning it can be used as medical implants and will not harm living tissue or a living system by not being toxic, injurious, or physiologically reactive and not causing immunological rejection. Even at higher temperatures it doesn't react with organic compounds.

Colorless optical characteristics are superior to any standard glass, with up to a 98.5% transmission.

Thermally very stable. Does not lose any of its mechanical or optical qualities from cryogenic to over 2000°C (3632°F).

Thermal conductivity greater than other optical materials and most dielectrics (a medium or substance that transmits electric force without conduction).

No surface damage and devitrification due to extreme thermal cycling

Highly resistant against corrosion. More resistant to corrosive chemicals than most standard hard materials available.

Combines zero porosity with near total resistance to acids and alkaline substances and only reacts with hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid and potassium hydroxide at high temperature of above 300°C (572°F)

Does not sag or slump at very high temperatures.

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