Viva Nova Questions??

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  1. cdnreturner

    cdnreturner Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    With all the talk on the Vivi Nova's I decided to try one out. It arrived yesterday and first of all I was a bit shocked at the size of it!!! Now I understand the talk on Mini Nova's.

    So, currently it has a 2.4 in it. It also came with a 1.8 and a 2.8. I only have EGO batteries, 4 1000's and 2 900's, neither of which work with the 2.4 (battery lights keep flashing). Which other (is it called coil?) am I supposed to put in it? And secondly how to you change it? (I don't want to keep wasting juice fiddling with it).

    Oops, sorry should be vivi nova!!!!

    Many thanks.
     
  2. recidivus

    recidivus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I think they're called "heads", but coil will work just dandy too. You can call it the cooker heaty thingy with dreadlocks and I think we'd getcha.

    Try the 1.8, the 2.8 is too high (higher resistance = higher volts needed). It's odd that the battery just flashes though, I assume they're fully charged and you've tried more than one battery. I haven't had trouble on 4 ego batteries with my 2.4 head, but I (luckily) haven't run into many issues with any liquid feeds yet. Someone more versed in these issues may be of more help, sorry :(

    To change it, just drain the tank, remove the bottom cap/post, and unscrew the head/coil. Screw a new one on and put it back together. Easy peasy.
     
  3. VaporBill

    VaporBill Full Member

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    Your eGo batteries should be fine with all 3 of these different ohm rated heads. with the eGo batteries though the 1.8 and 2.4 should be the better vape. If you have an eGo twist the 2.8 would be good at 4.2-4.8 volts (set to taste). It might be that you have a faulty 2.4 ohm head for your Vivi Nova and I would try to put the 1.8 ohm head on it. Don't change the head while the Vivi Nova is still on a battery. To change the head, grasp it tight on both sides between the wicks without touching the wicks and turn the head out counter clockwise. You don't want to pull on the wicks as it might sever the connection or short your head. when you put your new head in don't over tighten as it has o-rings to seal the connection and you don't want to damage the connection in the head by accidently pulling on the wicks. I hope this has helped. You can also check out PBusardo's videos on Youtube for more info on this and other devices.
     
  4. RollandOfGilead

    RollandOfGilead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mr bill hit it right on the head :) ....pun intended
     
  5. cdnreturner

    cdnreturner Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    OK, it works now and I didn't change a thing!!!! On both battery types!!!! I can see now where the head screws too when I want to change it out.

    Many thanks.
     
  6. VaporBill

    VaporBill Full Member

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    No problem. Happy vaping :)
     
  7. Toronto_Mike

    Toronto_Mike Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    A blinking ego battery usually is the sign that it needs to be recharged. I believe it's 10 blinks in a row. In can also be a warning that there is a full short on the circuit.

    The coil may be off center and in contact with the metal tube or the coil may be shorting on the bottom side. This could be caused from not trimming the coil flush with the bottom connector. For what ever reason, you might want to mark it defective & replace it or try to repair it.
     
  8. XCypher

    XCypher Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Ya don't feel bad, 1 box set of the V2 was perfect, got a box of the V3 and 2 of the heads are a bit wonky.
    But also don't toss out your coil heads when they are done. Super simple to rebuild.
     
  9. vsummer1

    vsummer1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::headbang:
    I laughed so hard and was reminded of another benefit to vaping over cigarettes: I didn't go into a coughing spasm.
     
  10. disturbed1

    disturbed1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I built my first coil and it took me about 5 min. there is lots of videos on Youtube to see how. Really simple
     
  11. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If you happen to get your hands on a Stardust Version 2 (as from visons themselves they stated the others where revisions), the kind that have the replaceable heads there is a slight modification you can do with your vivi nova tank. You still use the same nova tank and nova head's though, and once you do it....WOOF....full flavor and vapor and throat hit even at 3.3 volts :D

    Been testing it out for about two days now since i came up with the idea and wow..
     
  12. therealcmac

    therealcmac Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just re-wicked a stubby wick vivi head I had sitting around, used two pieces of 2mm silica.....both my tanks are full so I have not tried it yet lol but it should work well :)

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  13. recidivus

    recidivus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm digging these tanks more and more.

    I didn't need to, it was still working after 18 days, but I just whipped up a 2ohm vivi rebuild using cotton. The only trouble is getting the coils (32A Kanthal) tight enough to be usable without having coils touch, and still not touch the sides (5/4 I think). Otherwise it's easy peasy.

    First rebuild I used ~2.5mm (6 strands) of wick, it worked but it was like drinking a milkshake through a coffee stirrer, second was 2mm untwisted and it's perfect. This thing is wickin like the dickins (*ed: almost TOO well, even at 3.4v it's pulling in juice like it's 1999, still not flooding tho. Awwwwww yea)!

    Next rebuild I'll pull that funnelcone off a V3 and see what happens.
     
  14. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Having the vivi nova tank sit pretty on a chrome bolt with a shorty metal drip tip is a work of art too :p

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  15. XCypher

    XCypher Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm going to put a stubby ss mesh wick in mine soon.
     
  16. therealcmac

    therealcmac Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Cool, let us know how that works out, the double 2mm silica is working great, gonna do this to all my heads once they wear out...what fun! I have a T2 rewicked as well but need to clip the wire and don't have snips small enough :/

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  17. XCypher

    XCypher Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Will make my mesh order Monday so hopefully will be able to play and have pics for next weekend ;)
     
  18. Projectguy

    Projectguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just bought a brand new Vivi Nova for a friend today. It is for his chrome Lava Tube. When we screwed in there was Zero draw, nothing. The quick fix was a 510 shorty extension but aesthetically looks like doggy do.

    Any better ideas out there? Any other work arounds?
     
  19. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This has been up for two days and no one has idea's for you? Well i got some, but you are going to need a few more pieces of equipment so as it looks a bit better.

    Now are you talking about the one with chrome end caps? I am asking as this is the idea i have for it....

    Get yourself a ego to 510 adapter (the ones "made" for provari, they have the centre 'vent' hole). Put the adapter on the lava tube. Now around the ego threading add a stainless steel shorty cone (either round our flanged). Add the tank. If when snug it is too tight to no draw, then unscrew it, and as you dry draw (without pressing the fire button) screw it into the connector slowly. You should get it to where the tank is a hair line turn past were it might wobble on the adapter and this will give a better overall draw. Yes i know it might seem to light, but one thing i found is it does not come down to long wicks or short wicks, but how much air gets into the tank that effects your throat hit and flavor (as well as certain drip tips)

    Now if you excuse me the Caffine gods call me and i must obey ;) i hope this was helpful and let me know if it is
     
  20. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yes i know i am not Dusty and i have bad (if anything) pictures, but here are a few on what i mean PG, so as you have a idea what i mean....There is two pictures of the chrome Evo (with two different drip tips) and one with the ego to 510 connector on the bolt with the shorty cone).....

    FYI: Just did a test vape on the bolt with a 2.8 ohm head, and it is working really decent 0_o go figure


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