Any talk about providing a brass repair kit?

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  1. ego-sum-deus

    ego-sum-deus Full Member Verified Member

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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)?
     
  2. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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 ????
     
  3. Big Hitter

    Big Hitter Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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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.
     
  4. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ya its like people wanting to kick Reo's nowadays I see no point just adjust your RBA ohms to suit :)
     
  5. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The point of Kicking a Reo is to keep the vape the same without voltage dropping off, which it does.
     
  6. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just change batts plus for me with all the dust dirt and water a kick would kick the bucket too fast :lol:
     
  7. redeyedancer

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    I couldn't have said it better myself
     
  8. darkzero

    darkzero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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. :)
     
  9. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

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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.)
     
  10. JC Okie

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    To me, the REO is perfect enough. :)
     
  11. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How is voltage drop in a Reo measured?

    T
     
  12. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

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    sometimes poorly.
     
  13. debzcf

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    So true! :vapor:
     
  14. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    this is not a fully charged batt but here ya go
    3.72 direct on batt
    3.72 direct on mod
    3.30 on Rba posts

    so a 0.38 volt drop under load

    ok my math was wrong as superT pointed out he is right .42 voltage drop
     
  15. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks. Why not 0.42v?

    T
     
  16. pdib

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    I hope this comes across right.

    I measure voltage drop by the satisfaction I get from my vape. I am a major snob when it comes to a seriously satisfying vape. When I switched/quit smoking, I decided that I was gonna set myself up with a vape so good, that I wouldn't even want a smoke. I vape 32mg nic @ 0.5-0.8Ω. I demand nothing short of excellent flavor, vapor, and throat hit. When I take a toot or three on my setups, my brain says "ooooohhhhh, yeah". If I were to switch from one mod to another, and all else being equal, I found myself unsatisfied, the voltage drop issue would be "measured". I came upon (was mailed by Russ) the REO from a place where I was using the Mech. Smoktech Telescope*, and the Natural (both sanded down contacts). My vape quality was right on the money with the REO. 'Nuff said. (by me, that is)







    *pbusardo's #1 rated mod for voltage drop @ 1Ω
     
  17. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Because I hadnt had enuf coffee yet :lol: you are so right tested a fresh batt and got .46 so close enuf thanks for the math correction
     
  18. supertrunker

    supertrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you - i was just wondering how you made that figure is all. I can't say it's anything i ever bothered to find out before, because i failed to see the relevance to how something vapes. I'm sure it's no issue at all on vv devices - just wondered is all. Same as brass and all that.

    What i'd like is an all silver Reo that electrocutes me! I might have a few willing to chip in to help me pay for it, but in the meantime i'll stick with what i have.

    To your credit, nobody has ever answered that question before to my satisfaction and i have a meter here going rusty.

    T
     
  19. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What I really want is an all bronze Reo :D I just happened to have my meter on my desk beside me so I was easy :lol:
     
  20. pdib

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    Laughing! (yes, out loud)
     
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