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  1. TheKiwi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxUT
    Great post there!

    Just thought I'd point this out:



    Cheers,
    Max
    OOPS. Just saw this and realized my mistake hahahahaha
  2. Joshleeman's Avatar
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    I'm seeing "hawaiian drink (TFA)" but cant find "6% Hawaiian Tropical Punch" on ecto recipe. Same thing?
  3. djj1980's Avatar
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    I am a new member currently 5 days into the world of this forum.
    I do not have an edit signature tab available?
    Is there another way of populating an E signature Banner.
  4. Baditude's Avatar
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    I buy all of my AW batteries from RTD Vapor. They are an authorized AW dealer who buys directly from Andrew Wan.
  5. Catdumpling's Avatar
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    I might as well throw this out there and pique some brains: who are the current reliable AW vendors? I know there have been a flood of counterfeit AW's and that he changed to a holographic sticker, but I'm hesitant to order from most vendors (especially on eBay.) I mean, VTC's and MNKE's work fine for me, but I wouldn't mind having a good source for legit AW's.
  6. bizzy511's Avatar
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    thanks HiC.
  7. DeliciousClouds's Avatar
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    Nicely to the point tutorial. I'll definitely bookmark this for when I get around to building a single on the Aerotank. Duals are such a pain to rebuild on a non-RBA.
  8. Diy Mik's Avatar
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    Really nice for a newb like me, but...
    I find myself playing around trying to get a green symbol for the heat flux readings.
    I dont know if this is what im supposed to do, how do they relate to each other? is it better to have one higher than the other?
    Also with a dual serial coil, isnt that the same as a single coil, and why does it change the heat flux values?

    I imagine a vapour calculator would be very tricky as is the nature of thermodynamics.
    Also i think its the best and nicest coil calculator i can find.
    Updated 06-30-2014 at 03:44 PM by Diy Mik
  9. RocketPuppy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverDiving
    Is 100mg/ml nicotine available in the US?
    100mg is available at many US places, but I'm not sure which ones will ship to you. Here's a few. Just make sure that when you work with it you use gloves and eye protection, and make sure you're in a well ventilated area.

    100mg/ml Nicotine Solution
    100mg Nicotine Solution - Bull City Vapor
    Wholesale Nicotine Solution for eLiquid Heartlandvapes Wholesale
    Nicotine - Vapers Tek
  10. Dampmaskin's Avatar
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    The querystring parameters are updated via javascript after page load. A dynamic page title would also be updated via javascript. I may be wrong, but I doubt that the ECF link parser is javascript capable. My guess is that it will just pull the initial page title and use that for the link text.

    If it is possible to implement addons on ECF, and if so do you have a link to the docs? I wonder if the ECF webmaster(s) would be interested in implementing a custom link parser.

    I have done a few feeble attempts at drawing a coil in 2D via CSS/javascript, but I'm still testing out options. I am trying to keep browser compatibility in mind, and to keep it simple.
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  12. MaxUT's Avatar
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    Great post there!

    Just thought I'd point this out:

    ...I personally highly HIGHLY recommend that the top lead goes onto the negative post screw (it's the smaller separate post) while the bottom lead goes to the negative post.
    Cheers,
    Max
  13. AlabamaWoody's Avatar
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    Very helpful. Thanks for doing this !
  14. ForeverDiving's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketPuppy
    Thank you! Feel free to pm or post here if you have any questions.
    Is 100mg/ml nicotine available in the US? I find it cheaper (basically the same price as 24 or 36mg/ml) and easier to calculate. For high nic juices a 24 or 36 mg/ml nic concentrate would have to account for a high percentage of the total, negating the economy factor.

    Since some of the juice I make for friends is 18mg/ml, using 36mg/ml concentrate would require 50% of the total volume.

    Myself I'm down to 5mg at the outside so it doesn't matter much, but at higher concentrations it does. As the nic concentrate is the most expensive ingredient (at least in my area), using 100mg/ml helps keep the costs down.

    VG & PG are quite cheap by the liter (or even 5 liter) and so are flavors, although I use mainly natural extracts.

    I usually make 250~500ml batches and add nic on the go as I bottle them in 30~50ml droppers for friends; generally for free. On acassion one of them will present me with a liter of VG or PG.
  15. herb's Avatar
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    Thank you Paul , that is very helpful
  16. RocketPuppy's Avatar
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    Of course! =)
  17. RocketPuppy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxJollyRogerxx
    Excellent primer on the gear and sources.
    I actually had made a spreadsheet with about 30 vendors prices on it to make sure I had the best value and it is matching with the above list.
    You should turn it into a blog. I'd love the info. I have some additional sources on a blog that I recently added, but it wouldn't let me add anymore data. I had to cut away tons. However, blog it! It will prove helpful to someone...me =)
  18. RocketPuppy's Avatar
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    It references that they have a signature line, but after emailing them, I still don't know from where they get it. Thank you for the comment. I'll make that clearer.
  19. MSD1405's Avatar
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    I bought exactly the same thing as my first RDA's a couple of weeks ago i.e. 2 x IGO-L.
    I also bought some 30 & 32GA Kanthal wire some 2mm & 3mm Silica wick however don't use as I since found (unbleached) 100% cotton balls easier/quicker and tastes better than silica.

    Tarja wrote: Ohm Meter
    2-in-1 Ohm & Voltage Meter
    Yeap, an absolute necessity. I don't own one however already have a Voltage meter which can also read Ohms so use it. Its not as easy to use as a Ohm Meter but works fine. One day I'll buy one of those.

    Tarja wrote: lluminated Multipower LED Binohead Magnifier
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Oh yes......I am looking for one of these as well as my eyes kill me after a build or two.!

    Tarja wrote: Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo
    http://www.amazon.com/Artistic-Wire-...ords=coil+tool
    In the comments somebody noted that the rods are --3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6.5mm and 8mm round.
    I think 3mm being the smallest may still be too thick for building average coils as it won't allow many wraps? I use Drill bits myself, 1.5mm (approx. 1/16). or slightly larger. This size is a good guide on size from what I have read.
    Wrapping the Coils: You will find after a bit of practice it gets easier (even with a shaky hand), you can squish the wraps closer together with a tweezers to reduce any gaps while still on the drill bit (or whatever).

    Tarja wrote: Dispensing Needle, Blunt Tip 14 ga x 1-1/2" 50 pcs
    http://www.amazon.com/Dispensing-Nee...+lock+14+gauge
    That's a lot of needles :-) You can usually source individually with your Vape supplies/juices when buying syringes for mixing.

    The other items I use are:
    - Pair of Tweezers to squish the Coils tight when building and for general stuff.
    Some people like ceramic ones which allows one to squeeze the coil while firing. Metal tweezers would create a battery short if one did this. I use metal but heat coil and then squeeze only after power button is released.

    Lighter: To heat up the Coil (to red hot) prior to wrapping it. It removes residue and also makes the wire less springy. I have yet to invest in a decent mini blow torch!

    Daylight: So much easier on the eyes if time/weather prevails to sit outside and build coils :-)

    A Little Toolbox with compartments To put everything in as it doesn't take long for all the table tops to be covered with all this gear!

    Happy Vaping and hope the IGO-L's are going well. Still learning myself.
  20. Btsmokincat's Avatar
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    I've read that some people use the plastic zip ties or something flat and 2 to 3 mm wide to wrap microcoils on making them oval shaped. That way you can hold the coil in place using the tool it was wrapped on as you install the grommet and pin then wick it with cotton afterward. I haven't tried this yet but the next time I rebuild a coil I'm going to give it a shot and see how it works... maybe I'll make a part 3 for this type of build if it works well.
    Updated 06-26-2014 at 11:52 PM by Btsmokincat
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