E-Cigarette Forum - Comments - Blogs

Blog Comments

  1. XBarbarian's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    built it, wicked wit with this extra donut at the top as described by crxess.. AWESOME!!
  2. XBarbarian's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    wicking remains the biggest challenge from build to build for me with my R91.. thanks for the Blog... going to give this my next effort!
  3. DrMA's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Thanks, Uma!
  4. vsat88's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Awesome wright up and to the point. Bravo !
  5. vsat88's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    "but a microtorch works best ($15 at Home Depot)"
    No doubt, and you can solder with it as well !
  6. csardaz's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    FDA regulates those chemicals as food additives. You might swallow a bit, even sniff some, inhale a bit but not intentionally inhale them all day long. Looks like the safety of most of them was determined 20+ years ago and they don't actually test/study them unless theres a problem. The butter-flavor diacetyl mess was over 10 years ago and FDA didn't even get involved. It's been banned essentially by insurance companies and theres 100 million dollars in lawsuit awards from that - but FDA still lists it as 'generally regarded as safe' status and fairly recently reviewed the evidence and decided there was insufficient evidence to recall that " GRAS" status.

    So, basically don't take any comfort that FDA certifies anything.

    Their regulation for food additives/flavors is basically keep records of where you got it and what you put into and keep the records for 3 years. They inspect a representative sampling of businesses and check that their recordkeeping is up to snuff. They seem more interested in your label yet the flavors just show up as 'natural and artificial flavors' on the label.

    It looks like for tobacco products its similar but you put it into a website - usp PG 40%, usp VG 40%, TFA banana 7%, capella chocolate dark 6%, TFA coconut extra 4%, distilled water 3%. Seems like no big deal but for the HPHS it sounds like a whole battery of lab tests - how much of each of about 60 tobacco toxins and carxinogens - ejuice should have some different list and really if they have records internally of what chemcals are in each of those flavors then they should be able to calculate the HPHS instead of requiring tests -not that i expect they'll actually do anything useful with the data.

    Custom natural flavors could be sticky as the precise makeup is unknown, and tobacco extracts ought to be especially as they have those tobacco chems to some degree and that degree can vary a lot depending on how they're extracted.
  7. ligyron's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    This sounds delicious but there is no chocolate cream listed at buyhangsen. Where did you get yours?
  8. Btsmokincat's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    It occurs to me that I never explained the real reason why I wick the coil with cotton prior to installing in the head.

    A 2mm coil is large enough to hold an amount of cotton that nicely fills the channels but a 2 mm micro screwdriver (5/64 drill bit) does not fit down in the channel to hold the coil in place while installing the grommet and pin. So I wick and use the cotton to hold the coil in place.

    One could make the coil then hold it in place with a smaller bit or tool, however when I've tried this the hard tool would deform the coil and not hold it in place as well when trying to install the pin.
  9. ronchinoy's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Nice post.
    US (I assume your referring to an Ultra Sonic here).
    Not sure what UC is. Are sold based on their wattage ratting. I use a 100 watt unit. To clean my auto parts. I have tried it for steeping and was not convinced it was as good as using a Microwave.

    Next I got obsessed with the topic. After all we are not doing anything new here. Grandma made pickels right. India is famous for its pickells.
    What are you trying to achieve in a pickle ?
    You have oil you have the item being pickled and you have the masala or spices.

    How did Grandma do it ?. Talk to her.
    And you will get your answer.
    Hint it involves direct exposure to sunlight.
    So I just dont add my nic till the liquid is steeped then I add the nic. Nic only takes 2-3 days to infuse into a juice.
  10. Anjaffm's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    EXCELLENT!!!
    *standing ovation*
  11. Soignee's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Great info! Nice and concise. Thanks for taking the time.
  12. Soignee's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Good Video, Thanks!
  13. Towmotor's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Always enjoy your ECF posts Andria.....but this kicks ....
    Nicely worded, no questions about how you feel.
    Vape on.


    Towmotor
  14. tnt56's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Job well done my friend!!!!! Tip of the hat to you.
  15. DrMA's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Thanks, LaraC. I'm glad you found use in my posts to help formulate your own comments.

    In my view, the only way we can win this thing is if we demonstrate to FDA that there are too many well-informed and politically active vapers to ignore; vapers who can see straight thru their BS and will not stand idly by and let FDA impose arbitrary and capricious rules based on conflicted and junk science, misinformation and conjecture.
  16. LaraC's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    DrMA, you are doing a wonderful job commenting to FDA. Absolutely wonderful!

    I've sent in two comments to FDA now...one with quite a bit of your "capricious and arbitrary" copy/pasted.

    The second I sent was a great deal of the "Conclusion" in Hajek et al's review of benefit/harm. I was happy to see that you've also used that study's ammunition. Your comments are extremely professional in tone and content. A pleasure to read, as are your ECF posts.

    I'm cynical enough about the economic factors at play (BT, BP, tax seeking governments) to think nothing rational or truly science based can possibly stop the juggernaut. But at least everyone who comments against the deeming proposals for e-cigs will have tried.

    Thanks for what you're doing.

    Laura (LaraC on ECF)
    Updated 08-02-2014 at 09:33 AM by LaraC (correcting a misspelling)
  17. cocacola31173's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    I have tried this on 2 of my Kayfuns and have litterally fogged up my house trying to get a dry hit...not happening! LOVE IT! Funny though I haven't been able to find anything like this anywhere else..even on Youtube except with silica. You should really post a video.
  18. PLANofMAN's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    2WD Gear Up (with shovel, spare tire + mount, gas can + mount) goes for about $16,000
    2013 and earlier model Gear Ups go for about $11,000-$14,000.
    The other models (without 2WD) are cheaper.

    Edit:
    2014 pricing:
    Gear-Up 2WD - $15,999.00
    Patrol 2WD - $15,399.00
    Ural-T - $12,399.00
    Updated 08-01-2014 at 01:07 AM by PLANofMAN
  19. Satiated's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Oky I'm a newbie ready to buy supplies from Wizard Labs. Do all ejuices start with a RY4 mixture or is this example only for people who like tobacco flavored juice? Also what happens if you want to vape vg only? Or as much vg only as you can get minus the pg in the flavoring?
  20. axmncg's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Are you saying to stack 2 of the orings on top of the rubber cap at the base of the chimney?

    I use a 650mah ego and am upgrading my tanks to a mpt3. now I've learned that the ego doesn't have the power for dual coils. I really do not want to get involved with rebuilding coils.

    What causes the leaking when putting a single coil into the mpt3? Why does stacking 2 orings prevent leaking? Is it the shorter chimney? Could I put the mpt3 chimney onto a single coil?

    I bought 3 mpt3's and 20 rcoils (older style). Now I'm trying to force this to work with the ego.

    Is the 2 oring fix still working well for you? Thanks a lot for your help.
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast