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  1. vapero's Avatar
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    changed the button placement and tried to go as small as possible
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    my new mech is out, this time is smaller the micromech!!!
    DISCLAIMER: kids, do not try this at home


    I've always liked the zen sidewinder button, so this is sort of a clone
  2. Terren505's Avatar
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    My ex-roommate is lucky that it didn't fit his mod then. He would have had a bad time running his low ohm setup.
  3. rowdyplace's Avatar
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    You are welcome!

    I like the toys and still use them myself. But, "good ain't good enough when better is available". (Thanks granddad.) I am replacing the crutch tip style holders...

    I'll tell you a secret - There is a simple way to make a silicon like substance (like rubber) from the very PG we use and some unflavored gelatin from the grocery store. Google it for full details. Then, take a small dish/tray/what-have-you and sit your bottles in there and pour this around them. In about an hour, it is cool and you just remove the bottles... If you screw up, just re heat the goop and pour again...

    I'll be updating my blogs pretty soon to show these new toys.

    Holler back if you want more details...
  4. Soignee's Avatar
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    Great stuff,
    I use Lavazza espresso pods for mine. I've found the finer the grind the better (stronger, more robust) the final extraction. A 3 week steep on a similar recipe to yours gave a really incredible result. Really gunks the coils up though!!
  5. Soignee's Avatar
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    Man the spray paint can lid is pure genius! Thanks for blogging this!
  6. Speedracer12's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude
    Speedracer, that is the only battery that Provape recommends for the Provari. RTD is the best choice of vendor to buy AW batteries because they are an authorized AW vendor and you can be certain not to get a counterfeit AW battery because they buy directly from Andrew Wan (AW).
    Thank you so much. Reading your blog on batteries should scare a lot of people and get them thinking about cheap bargain batteries. I had no idea how some companies can sell fake or used batteries as the real thing.

    If you have time to answer I noticed the charger has several charging switches. Should I be using the trickle charge on the batteries? I should have my Provari and batteries by this weekend. I'm excited.
  7. HoneyGram57's Avatar
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    I'm REALLY having problems with vaping as I seem to have developed sensitivities to some flavors. I've been in the process for several months now with my DIY trying to figure out what I can taste that won't cause my skin to itch & burn. I've switched to 100% VG but that didn't matter so it's a flavor component I have to narrow down. However, I mixed up a 6 ml. batch of your recipe tonight, had to take the flavoring to 2% to taste in a pure VG formula, but so far so good! FINALLY, something I can taste that's not causing me to run for the shower! I've been off cigarettes 6 months and love vaping but truthfully with this allergy thing going on I've had to leave a store quickly more than once to keep from buying a pack of cigs, it's been that frustrating! Thanks!
  8. Baditude's Avatar
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    Speedracer, that is the only battery that Provape recommends for the Provari. RTD is the best choice of vendor to buy AW batteries because they are an authorized AW vendor and you can be certain not to get a counterfeit AW battery because they buy directly from Andrew Wan (AW).
  9. Speedracer12's Avatar
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    I just purchased my first Provari and ordered 2 (AW IMR 8650 2000mah) from RTD Vapor and a Xtar charger from them. Should I be confident in my purchase? Seems like RTD sells real AW batteries.
  10. James Wright's Avatar
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    Thank you..I think I get it now :-)
  11. PLANofMAN's Avatar
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    Or buy it used.
  12. JeremyR's Avatar
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    I have been a strong proponent of stacked batteries for regulated mods capable of it. Like zmax and vamo. I have a sigelie zmax v3 and it is capable of handling stacked batteries. I only recommend stacking safe chemistry imr batteries! There are some major benefits below; but first safety.

    Some of the strict practices and over caution was very true just less than a few years ago. But now with the wide spread use of safe chemistry imr batteries; I think some of this needs to be revisited.

    Aren't laptop batteries stacked 18650's, I recall the were just solder tabbed end to end. Stacked Icr I believe.- And the answer used to be well they don't take high drain loads on the laptop... Well now we have high drain safe chemistry imr batteries to play with.

    Stacking imrs is safer than using a single icr or protected battery. I also think stacked imr in a mod designed for it is also safer than a unprotected mech mod with a single imr, no short protection or cut off .

    You will be fine if you follow some basic simple safety practices.

    a. Yes you should be able to test them with a meter.

    b. The batteries should be a new matched set of safe chemistry batteries; marked and cover with clear tape if you use a marker.

    c. Rotating is good. The top battery will run down .02 v more than the bottom. This should be checked regularly (like once a week) to confirm they are discharging correctly. I don't obsess on rotating it happens enough naturally for me.

    d. You should test the batteries off the charger at this time also to ensure they are both charging to the same voltage.

    e. Since one is .02 lower than the other realize that one will take a little bit longer to charge than the other. Most dual bay chargers are independent bays.

    g. Only use stacked imr batteries in a regulated mod capable of handling it. Not a mech!


    There are some amazing benifits to using stacked batteries in a regulated mod in my experience. Especially above 2.3 amps load or ohms below 2.3.

    1- more power; and being able to reach the stated 4 or 5 amp limit on the device through out the charge. Late model chips are limited with one battery.

    2- longer battery life! I only change batteries once a day now. - *I run one set of efest 18350 IMR - against 3 efest 18650 imr. I get triple the life and double the power on my zmax v3

    a.The buck converters are so much more efficient at stepping down voltage as opposed to the boost converter trying to boost the voltage . = longer battery run time

    b. You have 2 volts of run time! Yes 2 volts run time not one. 8.4-6.4 instead of 4.2-3.2 ... = double the run time

    c. The mod is not stressing itself & the battery to push 6v from 3.7v for instance. You would have 7.2v off the stacked batteries. Easy to push 6 from 7.2. = longer run time and less stress on gear and batteries.

    d. The amp load appears to be split between the two batteries. It's the only way I can explain getting 3 times the life from the stacked configuration. There seems to be much less strain on the battery in the zmax v3. voltage drop isn't such that hey have to be changed before cut off.

    e. With single batteries running high wattage or low ohms you can notice the voltage drop on a regulated mod as the battery runs down. @15w I would have to change around 3.7 -3.6 because it wasn't putting out near 15w anymore. With stacked batteries voltage drop isn't noticeable till near the end of the charge... = you can leave batteries in longer

    g. With a single efest red 18650 2000mah battery in the zmax I get ~2.6 amp limit and cap out on that. I would use at least 3 in a day due to voltage drop pushing it at 15w. With the stacked batteries I can run 4 amps out of the zmax and I do have it maxed out at 1.3 ohms and 6v pushing over 20w. (24w fully charged)

    *I wouldn't even attempt this with a single battery it would be terribly weak. But I run the one set of stacked batteries for 24 hours with this And get 60% more power/ watts out of it.
    Updated 09-09-2014 at 03:33 PM by JeremyR
  13. Trypno's Avatar
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    Good golly, guess I'd have to be real serious about buying a bike to get into one of those.
  14. 4WLO's Avatar
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    Bookmarked,
    Thanks for putting this together. I've been vaping for almost a year now. RY4s are where I think my tastes are right now. I'm getting ready to start mixing my own liquid. This has been a valuable walk through to get me started on my first RY4.

    , 4WLO
  15. Baditude's Avatar
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    At one time, drip atomizers were all we had. Then cartomizers and cartotanks came along and became popular. Clearomizers are relatively new, and are currently the most popular because they are included in most ego starter kits. They are designed to be easy to fill and replace the coil heads; however they have their own caveats due to their simplistic design of tiny wicks and coils.

    The more advanced/ more work a device requires, the better the performance is going to be. Rebuildable atomizers (RBA's) require you to make your own wire coils and fashion your own wicks, but they provide the most flavor and vapor production of any of the above.
  16. Kahnighit's Avatar
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    Love your writing. Everyone falls down. Gotta just remember to get back up.
  17. James Wright's Avatar
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    So out of the three types what is the most popular?

    Or is it purely down to personal preference???
  18. Keith Jackson's Avatar
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    Yeah what he said.
  19. dahlialady's Avatar
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    Gorgeous stuff. Vaping on a piece of Buckeye's history!
  20. dannyv45's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe Ascencio
    can somebody point me in the right direction to find the saline solution? any links etc etc
    my last purchase was from ebay
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