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    After two bad experiences in a row buying clearos, and several failed carto tanks right off the get go, I more or less started on rebuildables.

    It can be pull your hair our frustrating at times, but sooo worth it at the end. You will not have a more reliable tank, after some practice.

    Making a ss mesh wick is harder than making a coil. If you're ok with vaping silica or cotton, go with that. Coiling silica is pretty easy. I've never done cotton. But there is some art into making a ss mesh wick, maybe try that after some practice.

    Get the RSST. It is very easy to set up. Mostly because it's center pin has a spring / washer catch for the legs of the coil wire. So when you go to attach it, you just slide it in there. On the AGA-T2, it uses thumb screws, which aren't as easy to get a great connection. The other nice thing about the RSST is it's tank covers the floor of the tank, covering the metal. That's a nice luxury if you ever DO a ss mesh wick because it prevents you from ever creating a short from the wick touching the bottom of the metal tank.

    If I was starting all over again, I'd say they're great but have another vape ready to go while you're working on building it. I didn't for a long time. Bad idea!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CES View Post
    Which atty do you use on the reos Rhody?

    (mine are mini reos and most of the RBAs aren't compatible. sigh)
    Hi Ladies! I'm a lady too! I use the RM2 on both of my mini's. Just got the Provari off the classies and just ordered a Kayfun Lite clone for it, which will end up making all my gear also rebuildables.

    I got into them chasing taste. I also want to try the Sophia. Not a cloud chaser, just a taste chaser.

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    I just tried my first build tonight actually (on the RSST). I found it much easier than I'd expected though I did short my first coil by not checking my battery was drained and/or pulsing too long!

    I only managed a couple but already think it's something I'll enjoy. Which is good, because I have a DID waiting and a kayfun on the way! I wanted to try a cheaper RBA for my first attempts. I will likely have tons of questions in the coming weeks as I learn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaslovik View Post
    I rebuild, and I started early on. The videos on YT were very helpful as were these forums. I got into it after starting out with a miserable little flea market e-cig, then getting EGO/clearo rigs, then a Protank, then a mech, then my first RBA. This took about six weeks. Once I had an RBA and could rebuild it well I was finally happy with my vape.

    I started with an AGA-T2, which was a good teacher. It's a cantankerous device and can be frustrating to deal with, but I got it running right, learned to make wicks, wind coils, check ohms, and use the right batteries. Then I got an RSST. Wow! It was a breeze to set up and gave me better flavor than the AGA-T2. It's my primary vape now. I also got into making my own juices, and by all accounts I'm doing very well with that.

    I've not yet met another woman who rebuilds here where I'm at, or one who uses a mech either. We seem to be very much in the minority.

    Below is a six week progression of hardware I went through:

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    Ladies,

    Already inspired by your posts!
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    Classy, I was thinking that Rob's RBA's didn't fit the minis without modification. But perhaps that's just my excuse for being lazy

    Nice to meet you Zero7starz, Rabernet and Bortornia. Sweetab, I'm inspired too. not quite enough to actually get into yet- but almost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CES View Post
    Classy, I was thinking that Rob's RBA's didn't fit the minis without modification. But perhaps that's just my excuse for being lazy

    Nice to meet you Zero7starz, Rabernet and Bortornia. Sweetab, I'm inspired too. not quite enough to actually get into yet- but almost.
    Just tell Rob what you're putting it on, and he'll mill it to fit (for no extra charge) before he sends it out.

    And please call me Robin!
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    Ah! thanks. I thought that I'd have to do it myself, which would have been daunting. I should have known better with Rob.

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    I started rebuilding RBA's with mesh on an AGA-T. If you can get one of those up and running with mesh, the rest are easy

    I am self taught, from reading on here and watching videos. I had never seen one before I bought one online, no one I know even vaped before I did and there is no one around me I know who uses them except DH, and I do his coiling

    I use various REO's with the RDA's now. Fantastic set ups! I use both A7s and the RM2 which is the one Rob makes. Just PM him and tell him what you are putting it on and he will bill you for the correct one. The new REO mini 2's will fit a standard without milling, but if yours is older it may need milling so be sure to let him know if yours has the new well or the old well.
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    Good morning Vsummer

    Thanks!!

    y'all are making it difficult not to contemplate rebuilding
    Perhaps for the new year.

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