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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if there have been any ideas in the making about providing a brass repair kit? I think it'd be pretty awesome if we could buy the repair kit, like the ones available now, but instead have the metal lever, bottom spring(?), and possibly a firing pin, offered in brass. I'm really curious to try this new brass kick that's happening in mechs.

    Also, as a side note, have there been any studies on voltage drops in the Reos (of course, being well cleaned prior to testing)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ego-sum-deus View Post
    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if there have been any ideas in the making about providing a brass repair kit? I think it'd be pretty awesome if we could buy the repair kit, like the ones available now, but instead have the metal lever, bottom spring(?), and possibly a firing pin, offered in brass. I'm really curious to try this new brass kick that's happening in mechs.

    Also, as a side note, have there been any studies on voltage drops in the Reos (of course, being well cleaned prior to testing)?
    By the metal lever bottom spring and firing pin it sounds like you are talking about the firing pin which is in the rebuild kit and what do you mean brass repair there is no brass in a reo except for a wood reo has a brass catch cup ????

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    He's thinking that brass would help conductivity .....

    Not really an issue with a REO and the firing pin is spring steel I believe ..... Brass would be way to soft to hold up in such a thin strip and the point would surely flatten after about 10 fires.

    Honestly the hole brass movement in mechanicals is pretty silly.
    Out of all the ones I've owned the problem is not where the screw touches the battery (both top and bottom)
    Its in the switch construction themselves (having to push the switch to the side to make better contact with its parts).

    If people are that worried about .1 (or less) volts they should just make their atty lower ohm ......
    Boom same great vape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hitter View Post
    He's thinking that brass would help conductivity .....

    Not really an issue with a REO and the firing pin is spring steel I believe ..... Brass would be way to soft to hold up in such a thin strip and the point would surely flatten after about 10 fires.

    Honestly the hole brass movement in mechanicals is pretty silly.
    Out of all the ones I've owned the problem is not where the screw touches the battery (both top and bottom)
    Its in the switch construction themselves (having to push the switch to the side to make better contact with its parts).

    If people are that worried about .1 (or less) volts they should just make their atty lower ohm ......
    Boom same great vape.
    Ya its like people wanting to kick Reo's nowadays I see no point just adjust your RBA ohms to suit
    darkzero and super_X_drifter like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    Ya its like people wanting to kick Reo's nowadays I see no point just adjust your RBA ohms to suit
    The point of Kicking a Reo is to keep the vape the same without voltage dropping off, which it does.
    The Reo Grand murdered my Zippo....with a lead pipe in the billiard room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltrainer View Post
    The point of Kicking a Reo is to keep the vape the same without voltage dropping off, which it does.
    I just change batts plus for me with all the dust dirt and water a kick would kick the bucket too fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hitter View Post
    He's thinking that brass would help conductivity .....

    Not really an issue with a REO and the firing pin is spring steel I believe ..... Brass would be way to soft to hold up in such a thin strip and the point would surely flatten after about 10 fires.

    Honestly the hole brass movement in mechanicals is pretty silly.
    Out of all the ones I've owned the problem is not where the screw touches the battery (both top and bottom)
    Its in the switch construction themselves (having to push the switch to the side to make better contact with its parts).

    If people are that worried about .1 (or less) volts they should just make their atty lower ohm ......
    Boom same great vape.
    I couldn't have said it better myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hitter View Post
    He's thinking that brass would help conductivity .....

    Not really an issue with a REO and the firing pin is spring steel I believe ..... Brass would be way to soft to hold up in such a thin strip and the point would surely flatten after about 10 fires.

    Honestly the hole brass movement in mechanicals is pretty silly.
    Out of all the ones I've owned the problem is not where the screw touches the battery (both top and bottom)
    Its in the switch construction themselves (having to push the switch to the side to make better contact with its parts).

    If people are that worried about .1 (or less) volts they should just make their atty lower ohm ......
    Boom same great vape.
    Exactly, brass is not a suitable metal to use for the firing pin & spring contacts. The brass colored contact springs that you see are not brass, it's a plating, normally gold. Still not enough to make a difference.

    I used a lot of brass for battey contacts when I built flashlights but only cause I was able to make the contacts I needed at home & it's solderable. For better conductivity copper would be better than brass but it's even softer than brass & oxidizes much faster. Silver plating would be idea but really the minute benefit is not worth the additional cost.

    IMHO the Reo doesn't really need any funtional improvments, believe me, I've looked many times.
    Last edited by darkzero; 07-07-2013 at 03:15 AM.

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    I may have mentioned this before, I sanded some contacts down to brass on other mods. There was a brief improvement. I say brief because, over time, I spent more time vaping dirty brass than clean, and that don't hit so good. Brass contacts are good if you really like to disassemble and scuff 'n buff things frequently. (This aside from the other practical points specific to REO design, mentioned above.)

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    To me, the REO is perfect enough.
    Using various REOs with various RM2s and LOVIN' it!



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