Reo Mini Vaping issues

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  1. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I've been a long time reader of this forum. Decided to join today because of the issues I'm having with my Reo Mini... I was really looking forward to this mod, but I am so far extremely disappointed. This thing just doesn't vape and doesn't give any flavor. The main reason I decided to get a Mini was that my eGo-T was a great vaper, but didn't give much flavor; moreover, the eGo-T experience is unreliable in general. So far, I'd take the eGo-T over this anyday.

    Does anyone have information that could shed some light on this affair? I am currently waiting for an email response from reomods. I hope they can clear this up. Youtube review soon to follow.

    Black and Red Mini
    tried 4 different 510 attys
    have tried SEVERAL 3.7v protected batteries
    rotated several quality juices from FSUSA with various pg/vg mixtures.

    wat do?
     
  2. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    REO now has a sub-forum here (they're the 2nd to last supplier in the Forum Suppliers section), but you may need at least 5 posts before you can post in there. Have no fear, we'll get you going - they are terrific devices. What seems to be the problem? Is the atty flooded?
     
  3. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    No, the atty isn't flooded. When I read your post, I went back to my reo to make sure. I took the atty off and shook it out. Looking into it, there are no pools of juice. And, thank you for the response.
     
  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    what kind of batts? what kind of atty? what is the voltage of the batts coming off the charger?
     
  5. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    510 atty, the battery is 14900 3.7v Li-ion 900 mAh
     
  6. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    14500 i mean
     
  7. Dee74

    Dee74 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was having the same type of problem and just now got it resolved due to mudflaps great help. Check the o ring in cap to make sure it is seating correctly. Hope Mudflap does not mind me posting this:

     
  8. poeslawyer

    poeslawyer Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome, Civitasdei.

    I wasn't getting much flavor or vapor out of my standard TW 510s with the Mini, but 306 LRs give me amazing vapor and taste. Have you read about blind squonking? That has given me the best results delivering juice to my attys.
     
  9. Emris

    Emris Time Lord Verified Member ECF Veteran

    What ohm is the 510 atty? If you have a high resistance atty with a 3.7V battery your not going to get much of nothing!
    Need a multi meter to read the voltage of the battery right off the charger!
    What battery are you using?
    Take the atty off and blow it out using a papertowel to cover the threads to catch any juice that will come out!
    Clean out the catch cup, before you do sqounk on the bottle to make sure that the juice is comming out!
    Once you blow out the atty, place it back into the mini. Then hit the fire button for a second listeneing for it to fire!
    Now gently suck on on the mouth piece while slowly squeezing the bottle, listen for the gurgle then stop. Now hit the fire button and vape away
     
  10. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Is the atty firing? Or is the problem that no liquid is getting up to the atty?
     
  11. Big Daddy Harley

    Big Daddy Harley Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey Civitasdei, Sorry you are having some problems, something is going on for it not to be performing. Many people own these mods and have tremendous results, this is why something is not right. if you have a multimeter check the batteries right off the charger, they should measure 4.1-4.2v, are the atty's LR atty's or RR atty's? try blowing through them then put them back on, make sure that the cap on the bottle has a real snug fit and the o-ring in the cap is seated right. also check that the feed tube is not kinked, you can slide the cap up and down on the tube to straighten it. I'll keep thinking and check back
     
  12. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I blew out the atty and did a blind squonk. The tube system seems to be feeding properly. Hmmm I looked at the connector for the atty and all seems well there, too. I guess my only option is to go LR... Is anyone else using a high resistance atty and is satisfied with vapor and flavor?
     
  13. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Do these same atty's perform well on your eGo? If so, they should perform as well or better on the Mini. Most folks use a LR atty, generally 1.5-2.0 ohms. My favorites are the LR306's from Cisco or Ikenvape.
     
  14. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks everyone for your help and advice. I'll mess with this for a couple more days before giving up the ghost and post back
     
  15. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    My attys work really well w/ the ego
     
  16. Big Daddy Harley

    Big Daddy Harley Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    On my grand wich is just a larger mini, I only use 2.0 om atty's and below, at 3.7v the higher resistance doesn't get the atty as hot, thus creating less vapor and flavor. I would suggest getiing a few different ohm atty's and find which is good for you
     
  17. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    OK, then that would seem to indicate that not enough power is getting to the atty.

    With the battery out, take a look at the metal strip (firing pin) that is pushed down by the button. Is it centered on the button? If not, maybe it isn't making good contact with the battery.

    Was this a brand-new Mini, or one that you picked up in the classifieds? If it is used, perhaps it just needs a little Noalox on the firing pin.

    Also, make sure that the button isn't locked - turn it all the way to the left.
     
  18. Civitasdei

    Civitasdei Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    If it indeed the batteries, which I suspect it is not being that they are brand new , does anyone have any suggestions for batteries? I'll be checking as soon as I can get a hole of a multimeter
     
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    These when they are back in stock. Someone else linked to another place that had protected Li-Ion 1400s for like $5 per 2-pack, but I'm not sure where. I got mine from MadVapes.
     
  20. pianoguy

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