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  1. Genesis howto: [videos I found that work PERFECTLY for me]

    A: prep the wire
    I twist 32ga wire together, 6-7wraps for 1.8ohm coils (I use a kick or APV's at 8 watts) it helps eliminate hotspots especially between the wick and the center positive post

    B: prep the wick

    C: drillbit method

    Check your resistance before firing, done...really it IS that easy

    Enjoy the vape...genesis RBS's have some of the BEST flavor
  2. Crappy stock coils...there is a very quick fix for both dry hits and gurgling/leaking kanger bottom coils (works for EVOD and protanks)

    1. Remove the rubber cap and chimney (wiggle it loose)
    2. Remove crappy silica flavor wicks (leave the wick INSIDE the coil alone)
    3. Get a piece of cotton from either a bag of clean cotton (you can boil it to clean it) and/or a q-tip
    4. Roll cotton into a very thin string and lay it across the coils
    5. Put back on chimney and rubber cap trapping the cotton flavor wick under the chimney
    6. Nip off the extra cotton wick with nail clippers
    7. Re-assemble, wait a few seconds for the juice to soak into the new wick
    8. Vape Yo Face Off!!!

    Note: Make sure you have clean hands, the oil in your fingers can cause the cotton to taste funny on the first few drags

    Stock wicks suck...for some reason either they don't wick good enough or wick too much, not enough causes dry burnt hits, too much causes leaking/gurgling, putting the cotton flavor wick in there gives just the right amount of flow and prevents leaking because cotton is better at the capillary action.

    I was standoffish at first too...after I tried this with all my bottom coil kanger type clearos the vape and flavor increased like you wouldn't believe..the easiest method for the "beginners" to tweak, more advanced users put cotton INSIDE the coils but that is for later on...get your stock coils running right...then worry about more advanced techniques

  4. I have been HAMMERING on these things...the black one after a full charge lasted over 18 hours and didn't flash drained before I went ahead and put it back on charge, pleasantly pleased and a bit suprised...the 2.5Ω coil I am currently using has a very cool vape...I think a 2.0Ω-2.2Ω would be spot on for this rig

    -update- Put a 1.8Ω coil on it in this head...hits VERY strong and warm!

    So far so good!
  5. "an error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it"

    "Personal Vapers" or E-Cigs are a viable replacement for delivery of nicotine, just like the patches and gums, it just "resembles" smoking and allows those who developed the bad habit of oral fixation thru smoking.

    I know everyone has seen all the reports over e-cigs the media is pumping out, many have bought into the falseness of the's time to break it down with common sense.

    What 3 chemicals are found in cigarette smoking? In every single one no matter what brand, flavor, strength? In what ratios?

    There were studies ordered by the government of tobacco companies to produce a list of the ratios.

    Nicotine, Tar, and CO Content of Regular Cigarette Brands

    Now what can you tell me about that list...take a close look at look at the levels and ratios of nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide?

    The amount of nicotine you actually get from the cigarette is between 5-15 times LESS than the other two chemicals individually, combined 10-30 times less, so what are you REALLY getting addicted to when you "burn a stinky?"

    Now...ask yourself what are the effects of those chemicals on the human body after YEARS of use? What is the damage to your immune system with the constant stressing of it each time you smoke a cigarette for years, decades even, what does a healthy immune system do to cancer cells when they are found, what does a stressed or weakened immune system due to those stresses from the known chemicals in cigarettes?

    Now...let's discuss these "e-cigarette" things
    When they first came out in their infancy in there may have been problems..the government did a study and found in a handful of samples chemicals that can be harmful, what they didn't tell you is that in EVERY SINGLE one of those samples the 10-30 times the harmful chemicals WERE NOT THERE.

    Over time, ingenious individuals found better products that didn't have those components that had the harmful chemicals that were found in the beginning yet most reports attacking e-cigs are based upon that early study. Technology has finally risen to allow those same ingenious individuals to create a device to deliver vaporized fluids containing small metered amounts of nicotine. Nichrome wire, high density Li Ion batteries.

    Personal vapers e-juice NOW contains 4 separate elements, propylene glycol which can also be found in NUMEROUS products most of us use and ingest daily, it is not antifreeze even though some antifreeze's use it, guess what else is in antifreeze...dihydrogen monoxide...aka water.

    The second is food grade artificial flavoring that does not contain Diacetyl which is a chemical found when heated can release harmful chemicals, and used in e-cig juice early on...thru the same ingenious experimentation they identified this problem and have removed that too, also anything using artificial guessed consume daily, sometimes multiple times daily.

    The third is pharmaceutical grade vegetable glycerine which also is found in many products used, consumed, and ingested daily.

    Fourth being nicotine extract...which still allows personal vapers to get nicotine which is just another chemical stimulant similar to caffeine, in too much concentration can kill you, but due to ingenious and methodical measurements can be delivered in safe metered amounts just like analogs...but you guessed it WITHOUT the 10-30x the amount harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, you can actually get e-juice with no nicotine in it if you so choose

    Those that claim personal vapers or "e-cigs" are JUST as harmful are being disingenuous or even downright wrong (maybe even paid to be wrong...hmmm) The budding personal vaper community doesn't have the media machine that those who want to see it stopped have

    How can it be just as harmful when you are removing 10-30x the harmful chemicals from smoking, and comparing it to smoking, yet still getting that chemical stimulant, it would be like taking liquid concentrate caffeine (which you can buy in gallon jugs) and putting it in sparkling water and calling it a coffee product.

    Governments and the FDA are looking to regulate and in some places even BAN personal vaping or the sale of its components because it "looks" like smoking even though it is almost NOTHING like smoking other than the small amounts of metered nicotine being delivered, there is no combustion, there is no tar, there is no carbon monoxide, there is no smoke how can it be a "tobacco" product or JUST AS BAD as smoking? It is an alternative form of nicotine delivery, same as patches, and gums that still can be bought over the counter or even on EBAY

    I quit smoking because it is bad for you, I started vaping to get my nicotine because it is MUCH MUCH LESS bad for you!

    And last time I checked, smoking cigarettes didn't magically become "not good for you" just because the personal vaper or e-cig hit the market

    It's not about just the nicotine...It has NEVER been about just the nicotine

    Now with this information, you can choose to believe an error, or you can choose to correct it
    CASAA - The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
  6. or How I almost got myself killed one summer

    Prologue:Being a young boy...a roustabout, and having 3 brothers..we managed to keep ourselves in trouble almost constantly...and if it is the job of kids to drive their parents insane...well...we got an "A" for our effort.

    My father a Vietnam Combat Medic Vet who lost his right eye in combat when his APC got hit with an RPG and a piece of the M-16 machine gunners round that exploded in his magazine across from him tore off as shrapnel and hit him in the eye digging its way thru his nasal cavity and embedded itself in the back of his throat when he was leaning over to get a box of ammo out from under the track seat to give to the M-60 machine gunner who was trying to keep the VC pinned down in a pillbox across a rice paddy. (there's more to the story but this is the best summary I can come up with in such a short story)

    My dad at the time was into the old muzzle stuffers and was active in the "Old Texas Army" re-enactment he had ALOT of the old school smokin' thunder pole equipment. Since he was in the re-enactment group he grew his beard and mustache out to look even more "mountain man"

    I was I believe still in Elementary school maybe 6th grade in Jr. High and at a ripe old age of 10 or 11ish I believe and we even then were being indoctrinated about quitting "smoking" thing, and was constantly berating my dad about quitting...

    In my infinite wisdom I felt it was time to MAKE my dad quit smoking!

    I managed to sneak a cigarette from his Marlboro 100's box and slink away to perform my dastardly deed, I meticulously pulled about 1/2 the tobacco out of the cigarette and got maybe 10 grains of his black gunpowder that he used to shoot his old .50 cal Thompson Center Hawken, and filled the cigarette was too full to put any of the tobacco in it so I got a pencil and carefully tamped it down to a good 1/4" then meticulously placed each individual strand of tobacco back in the cigarette, unfortunately due to all this mechanical work the cigarette ended getting all crinkled up but I did my very best to get it as straight and clean as I possibly looked "ok" in the eyes of a young non smoker. I snuck it back in his pack and after an hour or so grew impatient and wanting to see the result of my handywork started asking him repeatedly if he "wanted a cigarette"...the jig was up and he knew something was "afoul"

    He said sure...and went out to the front yard, I made sure I stayed at least a good handful of yards away from him and waited for the fireworks...being a father now and knowing when my kids "were up to something" my dad found the crinkled cigarette...placed it to his lips and flicked his lighter and I gave a snickerdy snicker...he knew...but still decided to see what the hubub was about..he placed the flame against the end of the cigarette and gave a timid puff...nothing, then he decided to give it a good light and I could see from my vantage point the tip end glow red and start to light.


    The black gunpowder touched off and the best description I can give is a "Mutual of Omaha" scene of a "grizzly bear emerging full charge thru the fog on the bank of a river" as my father after having a good portion of his formerly bushy beard and mustache with a large chunk of his eyebrows and bangs smouldering and smoking. Arms flailing, smoke billowing, and a growlish roar that let me know if he caught me I would show up on a milk carton or worse, so I turned tail and ran like a baby white tail with his puffy rear end in flapping in the breeze.

    A few hours later after my dad calmed down enough not to pinch my little head off I came back home..he didn't kill me...but I did find out what the riot act was and that if I ever even so much looked at his black powder stuff again I would be found stuffed into a shoe box.

    With all this new fangled safety stuff and seatbelts and airbags and you can't do this or that because it's DAAAAANGEROUS...well...It's a miracle we survived!

    Too this day, when my father tells the story, he managed to close his only good eye just in time...and it flamed trimmed the majority of his face, he thought I put grass clippings or dried up leaves in it...and while telling my kids, my father gets this evil grin and chuckle and tell me "karma will get me" (he uses more colorful words like "paybacks a b....")

    I'm glad I vape now!

    And my wife tells me when my kids act afoul..that it's ALL MY fault!!!