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  1. Hello everyone !
    Welcome back to my blog, and welcome new to new visitors !

    Well, it happened again, but this time, I was on a trip out of town.
    Yep, I dropped the mod and broke the bubble glass on my Crown IV again.
    That's the problem with the 6ml bubble glass for the Crown 4, it sticks out farther than my mod width-wise, and thus, hits the floor first.

    So, if you read the last entry, you'd think no problem, because I got extra tank glass parts for my tank. Yes.
    However, I had FORGOTTEN to pack my spare glass and coil.
    Result ?
    Stranded with no way to vape and 3 days before I'd be home.
    What to do ?
    Should I buy tobacco ? Of course not !!
    So, while in the city, I had to buy a new tank.

    I was in the East Bay Area of Northern California, and nobody had a Crown 4.
    In fact, nobody had any uwell tanks except one shop had 1 last remaining uwell tank..
    The Valyrian I.

    A tank that's 1.5 years old, I got a $10 discount by asking for a break on this old tank.
    The manager/owner of the shop said they don't stock many tanks anymore.
    The reason ? "Because everyone wants pods now".
    He added, "But your vape is more enjoyable".

    Anyway, I bought a Valyrian I, it's pretty nice actually, not bad at all.

    Big problem.

    The package was taped shut, which I didn't think was a big deal, as it was the 'floor model', their last one.
    When I got home and opened it up, I found that it was missing the extra coil and extra glass tank. Bummer.
    The manager/owner that sold it to me was out and wouldn't be back until after I had left the city. Gonna call him and see what he might offer. Not expecting much.
    Again, the straight 5ml tank is much sturdier and smaller than the mod, safer.
    However, ooooh that 8ml bubble tank IS tempting, he he.

    Ordered a few 8ml bubbles and a few 5ml straights from FastTech - Gadgets and Electronics .
    I easily removed the cracked glass from the Crown 4 as I had previously covered the o-rings in e-liquid before installing the glass !

    Enjoying Valyrian, quite nice, and really, can't say right now which is better, the Valyrian or the Crown 4.
    I haven't played around with the different airflow pins that come with it, will give those a try I guess.

    Also wanted y'all to know, I make music, and have a record label.

    My record label is Hook In The ... Records, the joke is, there's a hook in the donkey's ear.
    Check it out.
    Welcome - Hook In The ... Records is the site to listen to my work on may different platforms.

    Anyhow, keep vaping, stay off the stinkies, and keep reading ECF Forum.
    All the best,
    The Vapor Ninja - News and Reviews since 2014
  2. Hello, and thanks for reading the blog.

    Broke my Crown IV Checkmate Tank glass last night, dropped the mod onto a metal bar.
    Atomizer is fine, but broke a small piece out of the bubble glass.
    Mine came installed with the bubble glass. Apparently they don't lube up the o-ring when they install the glass, cuz I never was able to exchange the bubble for the straight.

    So ,since the Crown IV comes with a replacement glass, straight one, i proceeded to exchange it. Wasn't easy getting that old glass off.
    Did it, but encountered some leaking ! What's this, I thought ? This tank has NEVER leaked on me, even on its side.

    In the morning, I saw at my work station, a broken lonely O-ring sitting there, that I hadn't noticed in my dim night lighting.
    Ah ! So, went to the replacement O-ring pack that comes with the Crown IV, and replaced the upper glass O-ring, being sure to wet it with e-liquid 1st.

    Wonderful ! She's dry again !
    Now, I need another O-ring pack, and more glass !

    @Uwell_Elle gave me this photo to help me locate the O-ring placement:

    However. in the O-ring pack, I noticed a large felt-like washer.
    Not sure where this goes.....

    Now, I'm back in action !


  3. Hey folks !

    I've decided to give more energy to ECF FORUM.
    Today I renewed my lapsed membership to ECF, am now a supporting member.

    Feels good.

    Seems like the forum isn't used as much as it was in the past, or maybe it's just me not looking in the right places.......

    Anyway, thanks for reading the blog.
    Going to use this as my 'blog' entries, outside of my own site....

    LOVING this Crown 4 Checkmate tank, and the Espion 200w mod. They've been great to me.
    If you wanna see my reviews, check em out:
    Items from DJ Colonel Corn

    So , what can I say, except to tell you about some of the goings-on here....

    There's a dog named Daisy, she belongs to the neighbors. Well, she has been coming over every day to play fetch with me. Every morning at dawn she's here and last night she stayed on the porch until really late, past my bedtime.

    So she comes around all day, and stays late.
    I guess she goes home to eat and sleep, hopefully indoors, but I'm unsure.
    I don't know the neighbors, I just know which property they're on.
    Heh. I get a free dog, don't have to feed it, bathe it, take it to vet.... but I get to play with her all day... and she's guarding my cabin ! Ha, ha.

    She makes me laugh.

    Anyway, just trying to share. Oh and always check Mooch's blog for updated entries, he keeps this one entry current:
    Mooch's blog | E-Cigarette Forum

    The Vapor Ninja - News and Reviews since 2014

  4. Hey vapers !
    I've continued blogging on my own site.
    You can see a few of my reviews on this ECF Forum here.

    Click these colored letters here: The Vapor Ninja - Vaping Like A Ninja , (DISCLAIMER: My site uses affiliate links.) for my news, reviews, and blog entries on my own site !

    A huge thanks to the ECF Forum here, the users and admins, for their support and dedication over the past 5 years.

    Was on an ipv4s mod with an Aromamizer Supreme v1 tank for over 3 years, now on a Crown IV tank on an Espion 200w mod.

    Vape ON !
    (edited 15 FEB 2019)

  5. Hi vapers !

    Just thought I'd update y'all on my latest equipment...

    I got a vamo v6, I got and broke an e-huge 26650 mod, got the iClear 30s, my 1st PC tank..... but I"m enjoying it.

    Here's some pics of my stuff
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    my vamo v6

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    my 26650 vamo e-huge

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    my iClear 30s

    Those are my main go-to units right now, but....
    The E-Huge, the 26650 vamo mod, well, it's broken now... a faulty Nautilus pin spring jammed causing it to push the e-huge's pin down into its own body.... disaster.
    Soooo just the iClear 30s and the Vamo V6 right now... but happily vaping !
    Here's the new coil system the iClear 30s and the MacTank use.. (broke my MacTank as well D'OH)

    coil for the iClear 30s​

    If anyone knows another atomizer/tank system that uses this type of coil, that has a glass tank, PLEASE let me know ! Leave me a message here on ECF. Thanks!

    So, that's it for now kids, remember, for a great list of websites regarding ecigs and their safety, Click Here !
    All the best!

  6. Hello Fellow Vapers!
    So this is my review for the MacTank.
    I made a huge mistake in naming this thread 'MacTank...horrible!' at first, after attempting to use the thing right out of the box asap.
    So. On with the review.
    I got the MacTank mainly for its looks, I couldn't find any reviews of it. I wanted a large diameter tank (yes) that fit the style of my 26650 Vamo Mod AKA The E-huge (yes) .
    Well at FIRST I thought this tank was terrible. However. After letting the coil soak overnight, this tank really does a good job.
    The coils for it are 2.0, so they take a bit more voltage than what I'm used to at 1.8.
    It's got nice taste, full vapor, and a good cloud, if that's important to you.
    Occasional bubble sound but no difference in performance. Cured with gentle blow down pipe, as is normal for tank like this.
    It's got a dual coil that uses cotton wicks. They seem very sturdy and should last a good while.
    I might fit it with a generic airflow controler so I can change the draw if I like. However, as is, is pretty darn nice.
    Rotatable mouthpiece, Sturdy Stainless Steel construction, all SS and Pyrex glass, no glue. A small disc of plastic inside the coil to prevent leaking.
    The bottom screw, where you change out the coil, is REVERSE THREADED, so, don't beat yourself up trying to unscrew this the normal way. This is righty-loosy.
    Top fill, mouthpiece unscrews.
    Recommend it ? Sure I would. Comparable to Aspire Nautlius ? Kind of. It's actually a nice little unit!
    Thanks all , and stay tuned. Here's a pic of the MacTank on top of my 26650 VAMO Mod / E-huge. Filled with Organic 100% VG Liquid. (As you can see the hash tag on the pic still says 'MacTank..horrible"... it's anything but. Slight gurgle on 1st draw, looking to cure that.)

    Also, if an admin is reading this, could you please change the Thread Name to 'MacTank by Macigs" ? Thanks ! It is certainly NOT "horriible".. lol it's becoming my favorite tank....

  7. OK
    I feel pretty good and I'll tell you why !
    I just donated to ECF Forum.............and it feels great.
    Feels good to give something back and to know I'm helping support this great forum !
    So, adventures in vaping.

    I've been using my ecig with no problems in 4 cafes, however, #5 was a disaster.
    I was there using my laptop and occasionally using my vape discreetly , as I do in the other 4 locals cafes.
    Well, a large heavily built man approaches my table aggressively, and says, "I saw you using your thing on the video camera ! THAT'S ILLEGAL and you CANT SMOKE.... "
    So i said , calmly, well, OK I won't use it any longer.
    He says "PUT IT AWAY NOW", as I had it sitting on the table.
    I said "Sir, I won't use it, but just so you know, it's not smoke, I wouldn't be that offensive and ignorant"
    He says, "It's smoke, it's smoke!!! I can SEE IT!! I've seen you on camera !!!"
    I said fine sir I won't use it.
    Then it came time to refill my cup, and as I paid for it , I mentioned to the woman at the cash register that the man didn't need to be so rude about it.
    She says "Well , he's a citizen (the man is full-blooded Mexican), and, he's the Owner, so there's nothing you can do!"
    I was astonished. I replied, "Wow, ma'am, you people are very rude."
    So she says "Well then, DON'T COME BACK..."
    Just amazing the reaction some people have to the ecig.

    Remember to read my post "Websites 4 U", it's got a lot of great links. Find it here .
    So folks that's the entry for tonight.
    Vape on !
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  8. Well guys !
    Have had an interesting discussion about Blood Oxygen Levels in my thread, .
    Still vaping and still fairly sure I'm doin' the right thing.
    Also, I've read a LOT of studies done on exhaled vapor and the vapor itself, saying there are no known carcinogens in the 2nd hand, as well as studies showing the only hazard of vaping to be addiciton.
    So why are people saying there's no proof ?
    I've got a list of helpful links here for y'all, so you can use 'em like I do to convince people that this is basically safe under proper use.

    CASAA: New study confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes pose minimal health risk
    BMC Public Health | Full text | Peering through the mist: systematic review of what the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tells us about health risks
    Breaking News: New study shows no risk from e-cigarette contaminants | Anti-THR Lies and related topics

    and here's some websites you might like: | Your One Stop Vape Shop - Age verification
    Anti-THR Lies and related topics | because cultivating the truth requires both seeding and weeding
    CASAA - The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
    CASAA Printable Material

    Comparison of select analytes in aerosol from e-cigarettes with smoke from conventional cigarettes and with ambient air


    Thanks for tuning into my blog and stay tuned for more !
    Comments welcome.

    -dj colonel corn-

  9. Hey gang,

    Been a wild week.
    I've gotten in major trouble in public places for both the E-cig and regular analog cig the past week.
    I'll elaborate more after I recover from the experiences.
    More later.


  10. Hello fellow vapers....

    Sorry I've let this blog go, been keeping up with so many blogs.
    Got three blogs going, this one, and two more.

    Hope you enjoy them.
    I'll also be trying to keep this one current too.


  11. Hey kids...

    So what can I say, finally a day of resting...
    Got a blood test in the morning, have to fast 12 hours, but, now I can't remember if I've eaten since 9pm or not, I was trying not to..... but I might have...
    So I gotta concentrate my thoughts and think if I ate since 9 or not.... sigh.... what a pain in the ........
    Stay tuned....

    :vapor:-DJ Colonel Corn-:vapor:

  12. Hello again, ppl.

    I recently bought an Aspire Nautilus tank... off ebay...
    And man I love it, it puts every other tank I've had (4) to shame. I regret buying the other 4.
    This thing is so sturdy and rugged and easy to use.. and holds 5 ml of fluid ! Finally enough for a full day and night out.
    Also got the 1600 mAh spinner 2 battery, 510 thread. Worked for 6-7 hours of heavy vaping. awesome.
    So that's about it guys, I'm off to take pics for another forum , he he.

    :vapor:-DJ Colonel Corn -:vapor:
  13. Hey vapers.
    1st of June... it was my Grandpa's birthday...
    Got my new 1600 (some say 1650) spinner 2 eGo battery today...
    Works great ! Lasts 5-6 hours of heavy use !

    Of course, I had it in my lap driving and got out of the car n dropped it.
    Damaged the on/off switch. With a few mods n repairs, I was back to vaping.

    Vaped all day today on it, great to have the increased capacity compared to m eGo v3 1300 mAh batteries, which last about 3 hours or so..

    So keepin' it short tonight. Blessings !

    -DJ Colonel Corn

  14. Hello and welcome to my blog.

    I'm fairly new to this 2nd generation e-cig scene.
    Got my 1st ecig on March 2, 2014, and immediately cut down on cigs.
    Yesterday at 4pm I realized I was not carrying a lighter in my pocket for the 1st time in decades. Used to always check for lighter !

    So , my doctor is happy and so am I. I prefer the ecig to 'real' cigs, and I only smoke 1 of them at night, a 1/3 of it, before bedtime as a nightcap.
    I get slightly ill and find it gross once i've taken 2 hits, and go back to the e-cig.

    I'll try to keep my blog semi-current and interesting.
    :vapor: - happy vaping ! - :vapor:


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