Equipment & Supplies

Hot plate

3 screws

Hex wrench



Removal of existing screws

This is the trickiest part of the procedure.  The screws are very easy to strip. If they are stripped, the vapor cap and new hot plate should be returned to Mendocino Therapeutics for repair.

Hold the vapor cap and wrench as shown and press the wrench firmly into the screw head slot while keeping it correctly aligned. Twist the wrench counterclockwise while continuing to press it firmly into the screw head. Remove all screws.

Installing the new hot plate


Congratulations, your vapor cap is ready to use.


Put the new hot plate and original Lotus ring in position and start all 3 screws in their holes. Do not tighten any screws until all three are started. Tighten the screws until they are snug, not tight.