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How do I make my new drip tips fit the vivi nova??

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  1. jeromeit

    jeromeit Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So I bought some new stainless steel drip tips.. but to my disappointment... they dont really stay in place when i put em on my vivi nova... maybe a thicker o-ring? anyone dealt with this issue before?
     
  2. Figgy

    Figgy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I haven't had this issue. I have a steel drip tip on one tank and a delrin on another and they both do fine. Both are 510. I like having different colored tips so I can remember which juice is in which tank.
     
  3. Strigoi

    Strigoi Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've found it's hit or miss. Some of mine fit tight in a VN while others damn near fall out when you turn it over. I'm not that into aesthetics so I just use the ones that fit properly.
     
  4. jeromeit

    jeromeit Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    weird.. I guess I didnt get lucky lol
     
  5. empot

    empot Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    ahh.. have the same issue with some of my tips. I just use a white teflon tape for plumbing. I just wrap it a few times around the bottom part where the o-ring sits to make a snug fit in the nova. Been using it a few days now without problems even if i drop or put my pv in my pocket sometimes.
     
  6. jeromeit

    jeromeit Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    hmm didnt think of that.. got a ton of those for my aquarium equipment.. thanks!
     
  7. Figgy

    Figgy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You know, I just checked my tanks and there is a little play in the steel tip. It doesn't fall off but there's a little wiggle. I wonder if the pocket thing is the big issue. I have an eGo case and always store the novas in there when I'm transporting them. (I'm female and have a handbag.) I've never put them in a pocket. Women's trousers have teeny tiny pockets.
     
  8. jeromeit

    jeromeit Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yea it fit at first.. then i wiggled it and it came off.. then i stared at it like a monkey with a rock at my office desk at work.. and started to jam it in and wiggle it out thinking that it'll eventually stick... dunno what i was thinking lol... i finally gave up and put the old drip tip on lol... hope no one in the office saw that..
     
  9. empot

    empot Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    @jeromeit - no worries. let me know how it works for you.

    @figgy - steel tip in a steel cap... hrm. not sure if pocketing them will present that big of an issue. i can see it getting worse with acrylics as they tend to deform if bent. if it gets too much wiggle, there's always plumber's tape. :)
     
  10. aarond

    aarond Full Member

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    Wish i read this before i placed my order
     
  11. fooey

    fooey Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hit or miss here as well. I used a tiny bit of tape around the oring for a snug fit. It's not ideal but it works
     
  12. Tezcatlipoca

    Tezcatlipoca Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You could try prying the o-ring off the drip tip that came with the Vivi Nova and swapping it out with the one on your metal drip tip.
     
  13. aarond

    aarond Full Member

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    Guess my ss drip tip will be here in the next week or so. But i have a question. I am using a vmax set at 3.1 together with the VV Nova (resistance 2.4 ohm). As i puff, some of the vapor seems to be caught in the tank and the tank becomes smokey/cloudy. Do you know why this happens?
     
  14. steved5600

    steved5600 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So far I've not had a big problem. I had one that was a little lose. You might want to see if you can change the O ring on it with another that fits and see if that helps.
     
  15. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    You can buy drip tip o-rings. I just can't remember the site I saw them on.
     
  16. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    There is a you tube video called Dripn Tip Oring shim that shows how to fix it using thread.
     
  17. Pappy

    Pappy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What's wrong with the drip tip that came with the Vivi Nova? All of my Vivi Novas came with drip tips that fit just perfectly.

    I'm a function-over-form guy. I would never swap out the stock drip tip for a pretty but ill-fitting drip tip.
     
  18. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I just don't know why all those novas don't come with lavender ceramic drip tips, lol
     
  19. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Funny, all My Nova drip tips are stuck in dripping atties, and all my Ming drip tips are stuck in Novas. :lol:

    It's always nice to have a good supply of o-rings on hand, but a simple wrap of teflon plumbers tape under the o-ring will tighten the tip up nicely.
     
  20. Sabertooth66

    Sabertooth66 Full Member

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    In my one week experience with the mini vivi nova (LOVE IT) I've noticed that some tips fit better than others. I think the best thing you can do is go to a hardware store and ask them where their O-rings are. I'm sure you can pick up a few extras that will help your tips stay in place better. Might take some trial & error but I plan on doing this next week.
     
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