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    Yeah, I'm totally sequestering and quarantining.



    (The wife? meh, let her use the MNKEs) ( ← shhhhhhhhhhh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdib View Post
    There is definitely something to that aspect as well. It seems to me that, as a tube mod scrapes up (and removes any conductive finish from) a battery, it's big fat screw head positive contact doesn't care. Somewhere on that large flat surface, its gonna find a spot to conduct some traffic. My lone AW2000 didn't fare too well with my subΩ setups either. I think it was because: 1: it was scratched up 2: it was taking turns with the MNKE's

    All of them performed great after a good cleaning; but as one battery started dirtying the pin, the pin would then spark out the next battery which would further foul the pin. Spiral, spiral, domino. I'd clean the pin, or switch to a fresh battery; but they would infect each other. I had respectable results after I finally put the whole pattern together and addressed it with keeping everything clean whenever one thing showed signs of problems. So, it works. Once I had my knowledge and my maintenance routine, my vapes were trouble free.

    When other SLR vapers with their first REO have these issues, they won't have to scratch their heads and wonder what's wrong, and worry that it isn't going to work for them.
    We seem to have a better idea of what's happening here. And we have a number of methods to deal with the problem (cleaning and/or modding). Nobody is eager to throw out a mess of batteries and buy new ones right after dropping a bunch of cash on a new mod. They don't have to. They just need to know what's what, how to deal with it, and know that new batteries (of the right kind, if and when they want to buy them) will resolve the issue.

    Conversely, the design of the firing pin in the REO makes for a very gentle touch. I really don't see how I'm going to put any significant wear on my new batteries.
    I take my hat off to you my friend there is no dust on you . I am so glad you didn't give up I could see people doing this What a shame that would be .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdeal View Post
    Hi Rob, First off thank you for making these devices. I appreciate the design elements, the robustness of materials and luv the surface colors/treatments. You device is my daily vape now.

    I understand your recommendation. But my issue occurred with the recommended button tops as well. After talking with pdib, I took a closer look at my batteries. They all had the tell tale sign of tube genny usage. Slight scraps. a divit and circular markings from screwing the positive on post of the atty onto the battery. The button top (aw IMR 18650s) had less circle indentation. I dont have any new button batteries (yet) to test the hypothesis, but after seeing the arcing on the flat top, modder instincts just kicked-in.
    I am glad you talked with pdib the man is a life savor . I have only used my mods I really had nothing to go on. I have never experienced what some of you tube mod guys are experiencing . I vape low ohm coils but nothing under .7 .

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    EDIT: Decided to remove this on that one in a million chance that an unqualified person feels qualified, and . . . . .. well.


    NUPPIN'
    Last edited by pdib; 08-05-2013 at 04:23 AM.
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    Pdib. That look a bit risky. What is holding that shim in place?

    I am working on a Option "D". Will post it up in a couple of days after material comes in.
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    I went a bit further with it in the related thread. I cut the length of the ridge down so it fits 100% in the delrin opening (for firing pin). The spring and battery wedge the wings against the delrin's bottom, and the ridge shape fills the void, keeping it from moving front to back.


    Mind you, I ain't usin' it . . . . you is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdib View Post
    I went a bit further with it in the related thread. I cut the length of the ridge down so it fits 100% in the delrin opening (for firing pin). The spring and battery wedge the wings against the delrin's bottom, and the ridge shape fills the void, keeping it from moving front to back.


    Mind you, I ain't usin' it . . . . you is.
    Ah, I was wondering why that shape. Can you share the thread?
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    and a nuppin'
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    Yeah, what Dibby says!
    Last edited by hildicat; 08-05-2013 at 05:38 AM.
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    Yeah, what Hildicat said!



    Except . . . . . . . . I'm not using it either.
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