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  1. MacTechVpr's Avatar
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    I have sampled the v2 (large single hole) which are still available in some places. Almost the same as drilling out the 3-hole original to the max. 1/16". However, it is far and away smoother. It seems the interior shape of the base has been improved for flow. The important thing here is that it performs well with some condensation in the well. The v1 staggered as soon as wet. Think wet car battery folks. Haven't encountered v3 at any S FL store location and I just recently started to see the v3 available. It's on the target list for this week.

    Good luck and thanks for your interest!

  2. ThomasC's Avatar
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    really helpful thank you
  3. Vapoid's Avatar
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    W&A Sasparilla is outstanding IMO. My ADV of late.
  4. Ruthmary's Avatar
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    Thank you, Danny
  5. jimho's Avatar
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    Great well thought out write up. This should be required reading for anyone venturing into anything beyond an eGo. Hats off to you for taking the time to write it up.
  6. tdtyler's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lirruping
    tdtyler, I read your post about using high flavoring percentages with interest. I am not (yet) a juice maker and am pretty new to vaping, period. But a question that comes to mind immediately is this:

    if your juices are good at mix time (because you've used adequate flavoring), what IS the result of steeping?

    Is it possible the flavors will become "too strong", for instance? I've never met a juice that I felt met this description, myself, but have read comments/discussions about "over-flavored" juice. Perhaps this is a non-issue for you, as you plan to vape your juices immediately, but theoretically, at least, what do you think?
    If the juice is good right off the bat, it only gets better with age. It's the juice that's bad right off the bat that we think will "get better" with age. In truth, it gets stale and we think that's "better."
  7. MorelyMagicMist's Avatar
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    I like this for a tank. You can get affordable coil heads for it too. Recently, got onto using this one. The heads are about a buck more per five pack. Also use an RGM2 tank, which looks similar to one of these. But the RGM2's are available via FastTech for around $10 less. A benefit of the RGM2 tanks is they accept standardized ProTank coil heads which run about $5 per five pack. The UniTank takes these same coil heads.

    Pair any of the three tanks I use above with a standard 900mAh, no vv, battery and a nice system is had. You can get a battery for around $15. I also use a eGo V battery, 1100mAh specifically for the AeroTank. It is vv, I may get 5-6 hours use off it w/ the AeroTank and then, recharge it. The 900mAh with either the RGM2, or Aro gives me anywhere from 8-12 hours use before needing recharged.

    The RGM2 & Aro are good starter clearomizers, even good for vet vapers. The AeroTank though, for me provides more flavor. That I note may vary for everyone. All totaled I think I have less than $50 in hardware as a starter kit. Average yearly hardware cost will run me around $120-150 depending on preferences, hardware wear. Add on an average $100 for juice per year, though I doubt even that. I may hit around $80 for juice. Think I once figured near $200 yearly costs, juice and hardware.

    I consider analogs running around $2,000 - 4,000 yearly, look at vaping costs. I think I'll just on.
  8. YEOJ's Avatar
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    Thanks for the write-up... if you were to reccomend a vape for all day use would it be a mechanical or regulated mod that takes batteries?
  9. PapaSloth's Avatar
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    Glad it helped!
  10. SPBALLER's Avatar
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    This is awesome! I was really excited about the 2six until I realized it wasn't magnetic like the 4nine, and knowing it won't work on an authentic is tremendously helpful to my wallet! Thanks for sharing your work
  11. KGie's Avatar
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    Update: I posted this comment (Post #4154) after receiving my own iStick, testing it out myself, and realizing something didn't compute (quite literally, as it turns out, lol):

    It's been a while since I visited this thread and I haven't read to the end of it yet, but I'm guessing by now some posts have said you can't base this on calculated results of the battery voltage because the iStick is using PWM (pulse width modulation) to step down the average power/wattage. So I don't think this applies. And in actual practice, using a 2.1 Ω coil, I definitely notice a difference -- a big one -- when dialing up the wattage setting from the lowest available at that resistance (4.2 watts) up to 5, 6 and 7 watts. (I haven't yet dialed it up higher, I only just got it and fired it up for the first time less than an hour ago.)
  12. sir_puffs_alot's Avatar
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    never used a cartomizer, jumped in with cigalike then to protanks and on to rebuildables(genny's, drippers, tanks,) and skipped coarto's. If they vape anything like the nautilus bvc coils then I am interested in trying them. I have been tossing arround the idea in my head of getting a few and a glass cartotank but dont really know where to start. Dual coil, single, xL, boge, hh357 I dunno what to get. I like a thick flavorful vape and usually subohm, but still love the vape from a nautilus bvc. Do you think its a good idea to give em a shot I always bail and get a new rda or juice when im thinking about trying em do to not knowing what to get.
  13. Gnarishnakh's Avatar
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    Hip, really interesting, I too started with PallMall unfiltered, I didn't know they were still available. (I started smoking in the late '60s stealing my mum's Pallmalls)
  14. State O' Flux's Avatar
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    One more for your list, Ed. The Arra Mods Int. "Lancia". Both authentic and clone. These are $20 on FT - but they don't include the glass cap... yet.

    Not only glass... but a unique "plug-N-play" AFC system that doubles as juice well riser tubes.
  15. suspectK's Avatar
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    Could heat capacity also be calories?

    Awesome post, mayne.
    Updated 10-22-2014 at 03:15 AM by suspectK
  16. Mark Denison's Avatar
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    first thank you for all you've done with the 40 testing and posting
    do you do genny's with mesh wicks? I've got my origen genesis on the 40. i started off with my normal spaced coils, with 8 wraps on the aprox 3mm wick and set it at 15w and 420 deg. was doing good then got the hot leg taste, checked and sure enough wire was glowing. so out of sure experimentation i took my tweezers and scrunched the coil together to make a contact coil and no more glowing. anyway just wondering if you've done any genny builds to determine juice delivery, i haven't got a dry hit yet...
  17. dannyv45's Avatar
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    Thats some pretty good fly by the seat of your pants mixin. Great read and I must admit I do a lot of mixing that way myself
  18. Soignee's Avatar
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    Great read, thanks for blogging this.
  19. whtfang's Avatar
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    Thank you very much.

    I have 6 Taifun's & this list/diagram will definitely come in handy
  20. JimmyDB's Avatar
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    Thanks sando7.

    I would just like to point out for newb (and others alike) to remember that when you add flavorings and such after you have mixed up a calculated base, then the nicotine percentage of the total solution drops.

    The total mg of Nicotine are the same, but the total volume is raised by the flavoring volume.
    In the example within the blog, adding 2ml of flavor to 8ml of base... would reduce the nicotine % to 80% of what it was. e.g., 2% NIC would become 1.6% NIC ( 20mg/mL * 8mL -> 160mg ; 160mg / 10mL -> 16mg/mL -> 1.6%)
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