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REOs not performing well?

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by redeyedancer, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. DoubleDZA

    DoubleDZA Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2014
    South Africa
    I learnt from the best ;)
     
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  2. camerajunkie

    camerajunkie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2013
    United States
    Hello fellow reonauts!

    So finally got a punch set to attempt the fix. Was real gentle, got it to re-thread without the Delrin cover, do I need to countersink the Delrin cover a bit more? The screw seems like in good shape but it's still not catching. I used a 5/32 sized punch. Any tips welcome!!

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  3. ENAUD

    ENAUD Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    And people like me snag them, clean 'em up and vape like a Sir with them! :lol: :) I just loved this post and wanted to bump it forward Rob :thumbs:
     
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  4. ENAUD

    ENAUD Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Are you pushing the delrin block upwards with a little pressure from a thumb while trying to get the screw to engage? You should feel the screw just click into place when everything is lined up right...
     
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  5. camerajunkie

    camerajunkie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2013
    United States
    Yeah I pressed up to the top. The screw isn't catching threads, just keeps spinning.


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  6. camerajunkie

    camerajunkie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2013
    United States
    It seems the positive contact is pressing down on the screw which isn't helping things much, I tightened the stainless nipple to try and get more clearance below the positive pin to get the screw to catch. Even though it's catching now a bit, it's still pressing down on the screw of the delrin cover and making it catch at a slight 45 degree angle.

    Here's a video I just took for reference
     
  7. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Maine
    You need to hit the punch harder . Don't hit it straight down you want to come at it at a angle from the outside of the threaded hole . If your punch is straight up and down it wont do anything you want to force the aluminum inward
     
  8. camerajunkie

    camerajunkie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2013
    United States
    Thanks for the tip will try it later on today!

    **Edit - you guys rock! Been out of this vape since mid November and couldn't afford to send it over to Rob. The angled punch worked, took a couple of tries, but it's fixed.

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  9. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Maine
    Good for you camera junkie nice work
     
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  10. ENAUD

    ENAUD Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Congrats CameraJunkie! Hope I never have a stripped delrin screw hole, but feel better now that if it ever happens I can fix it.
     
  11. milandjikic

    milandjikic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2014
    Edmonton, Canada
    Hello, im new with Reo, not new with mech tho. Can anyone briefly explain or post a pic or link me to te pic where is pointed what parts are to be treated with noalox?
    On my standard tubes i would go with threads and the switch, but since switch on reo is only pushing a gold plated sheet of metal down to the battery, i dont quite understand where should i apply noalox. Also, i don't have any niple top batteries, so im getting quite some sparks at lower resistance, how to minimize them? I will buy a niple top ones, but it's going to take me some time to get them, my pririty now is a bf with mesh capable setups :)
     
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  12. clasicks

    clasicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Maine
    top of spring and on that lil curled part of the contact - i put on the batts as well just a lil.
     
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  13. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Maine
    The noalox or deoxit goes on the part of the positive contact that touches your battery . I would put a little on the top of your flat top battery as well if your experiencing heavy sparking .

    Every mechanical mod arcs. The only difference is with a REO, you can see it.
    If you're not keeping your positive contact and your batteries clean, your mod will eventually start to misfire .

    I am not a electrical engineer. These are things I have learned over time. Every time your positive contact breaks connection with your battery, it arcs. This leaves black spots on your battery and on your positive contact. In mild cases you can't even see it. If you're not cleaning your contacts, the black marks build up to a point the positive contact isn't making a good connection with your battery. Picture two plates of glass stacked one on top of the other. Sprinkle sand on top of one plate of glass and try stacking the other on top of it. The plates of glass wont lie flat on each other the sand keeps them from doing this . The sand acts just like the black spots on your battery and positive contact.


    A white pen eraser works great on contacts. There is enough abrasion there to remove any residue without damaging your contacts. Do this to your positive contact and the top of your batteries followed by a Q-tip with alcohol . Apply Noalox or Deoxit to your positive contact. I never run my mod without using Noalox or Deoxit and I never have problems. Because I never run my mod without Noalox or Deoxit I have never had to clean my contacts with anything more then a Q-tip with some alcohol.

    The Noalox or Deoxit forms a barrier so the arcing isn't leaving residue on your contacts.

    The lower in ohms you vape, the more maintenance you will have to do. I run a 1.0 ohm coil; once a month works perfect for me. If you're running a .5 ohm coil, you will need to do it more often.

    My favorite is Deoxit Gold with the brush applicator; a little pricey but it will last a life time. You can buy it in smaller tubes as well.
    http://www.amazon.com/DeoxITGOLD-Li...e=UTF8&qid=1426258348&sr=8-11&keywords=deoxit

    Noalox: if you're on a budget. I also sell it on my site.
    Ideal 30-024 Noalox Anti-Oxidant Compound .5 oz. Tube
     
  14. milandjikic

    milandjikic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2014
    Edmonton, Canada
    Thanks for the info :) As ive said, i was using regular mech mods like Nemesis, Silver Fox, Nemi and similars, but i never put any noalox on top of the battery or on top of the contact poins between the battery and mod. What i used to is gently rub all the contct surfaces with a piece of ss mesh and that would do a great job on uncoated sufraces, but since reo's contacts are coated, i dont want to scratch the coating.
     
  15. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Even on in coated contacts the last thing you want to do is use steel wool or sandpaper. It will only make the oxidation worse. The best connection is a polished surface.
     
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  16. milandjikic

    milandjikic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2014
    Edmonton, Canada
    Mesh is not that agressive on the surface, and brass or copper works out great with just slight rubbing. I didn't noticed any oxidation over the regular one, and also didn't notice oxidation happening any faster than usual... But again, i didnt want to try that on a coated surface so i thought better ask and make no mistake :)
     
  17. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Most times you won't be able to see the oxidation it's such a fine thin layer it's invisible. But it's there :).
     
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  18. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    Thats gota be the longest post I've seen you write in the 5+ years I've been reading here! Haha nice one.
     
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  19. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Maine
    Copy and paste from a previous post lol I tend to keep it short
     
  20. pennysmalls

    pennysmalls Squonkmeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana
    I'm getting ready to replace my firing pin in my TRA, it has the new adjustable 510. Is it done the same way with the new 510 as it was with the old 510? Remove the nipple, swap firing pins, replace nipple and done? The reason I ask is because the nipple on this Reo doesn't seem to want to budge and I don't want to force it in case I'm not supposed to turn it.
     

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