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    So this will be my first ever diy mod, an altoids tin of course. Anyways would it be safe to just twist the wires together and to the switch then electrical tape them? Or would i absolutely have to solder it? Plus if anyone has any diy tips to make things easier and what not id love to hear about it. Thanks in advance!

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    If you are going to be making your own mods learn to solder, it's not difficult. Much better to learn to solder than to have a wire come loose and short your battery to the metal Altoids tin, astronomically better.

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    Honestly, soldering is pretty easy and done by literally millions of people (and not just in China!). Tons of YouTube vids on the process!

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    you should not DIY if you can't solder

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr g View Post
    you should not DIY if you can't solder
    Didn't want to point it out, but that does sum it up pretty succinctly!
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    Agree with the above posts. Watch some vids. Get an idea of what a decent joint looks like and go to town practicing. You'll find its really pretty easy even with a cheapy iron. I recently picked up a decent soldering station with adjustable temp. I really like it, but find that most of the time if i need to just wire up a couole connections i am still just breaking out my 25w radio shack iron. :-)
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    Tape can fail, wires can become un-twisted...someone could / would get hurt.


    This is not an advisable way to build a mod.

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    Here is an Interesting Thread...

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    It is perfectly possible to build a solderless box mod but not recommended for beginners. However tape and twisted wires is not the way. Fully mechanical unregulated box Modders go to great lengths to avoid solder using copper rod, brass sheet etc to achieve some great results an effect of which is usually very low voltage drops under load.

    But good advice.. Learn to solder but keep an open mind on how you want to build your mod.

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    Use a cardboard box, aluminum foil and rubber bands. Chew up a piece of bubble gum if you need some adhesive.
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