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2.8 ohm vivi nova heads

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  1. Salamangkero1

    Salamangkero1 Full Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    i have had bad experiences with the 2.8 ohm vivi nova heads. i noticed they seem to have thicker wicks . I barely get any flavor , if at all, when i use those heads. the 2.4 and 1.8 ohm heads work much better for me. In fact, i tried filling my vivi nova with some malty toffee and the 2.8 head and it seemed that the juice was not getting up the wicks ... , i then tried the same head with a thinner juice and though it seemed the juice was being absorbed by the wick, there still didnt seem to be any flavor...

    am i doing something wrong or is it the 2.8 ohm heads ? just wondering . thanks
  2. Johny Ringo

    Johny Ringo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2012
    Las Vegas
    What device are you using them on? Is it VV? If it is are you using a higher voltage setting?
  3. cigclub
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  4. Terp

    Terp Full Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Cebu, Philippines
    Sounds to me like your battery doesn't put enough volts out to run at the higher resistance value. In other words the 2.8 ohm vivi nova head isn't getting hot enough to properly vaporize the juice.
  5. Aoi~

    Aoi~ Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    Sunny So. Cal
    Use the ones that work :) The 2.8 ohm head has 1 thick strand of wick compared to 4? strands on the 1.8 and 2.4 heads. I personally save the 2.8 heads for rebuilds.
  6. ShogaNinja

    ShogaNinja Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    No, the wicks on the Vivi Nova Mini kinda suck. The best thing you can do is learn how to re-wick them with cotton or bamboo thread. Detailed instructions as to how to do so can be found in my blog, The Vaper's Handbook, the link to which you can find below this post in my signature (above my quit banner). Read up.

    The Vivi Nova Mini is known for its muted flavor, lack of durability, and ugly looks. The better clearomizer IMO is the E1-V which can be gotten, for the same price as a Vivi Nova Mini, at (E1 / E2 / E3 (Apollo and Revive) it's the second and third items on this list - left to right, top to bottom. Low Resistance and Standard Resistance are your options). If you don't ever want to rebuild then maybe sticking with the Vivi Nova might be the better deal, but not the better vape.
  7. jjcordone

    jjcordone Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2011
    Rhode Island
    I've noticed the same thing and I only use the 1.8 ohm.
    Trying a rebuild sounds like a great idea...
  8. ShogaNinja

    ShogaNinja Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    It is a great idea. Not only is it pennies on the dollar compared to the cost of buying replacement heads, the performance is much better. Cotton and bamboo threads are not only organic, and thus safer (preliminary research shows that the silica found in most commercial atomizers lodges in your lungs - as long as permanently), they also perform better in the flavor department (and cost department). The only drawback is that these organic materials CANNOT be dry burned and cleaned in this manner - due to their flammability. This leads to additional cost, as you have to replace the coil and wick more often (as soon as 2 weeks to a month), in contrast to a silica wick, which I have had last as long as nearly 3-4 months, through cleaning and dry-burning once a week; at a maximum.
  9. silverette

    silverette Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    I bought the mini for its rebuildability and now gone back to the Kanger T2 for me its better all round clearo
  10. Salamangkero1

    Salamangkero1 Full Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    thanks for all the replies. i will try rebuilding the vivi nova with the organic wicks. :)
  11. gthompson

    gthompson Free at last Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2011
    Tennessee, USA
    There's nothing wrong with the wicks on the vivi novas. And cotton or bamboo wicks are opening up a whole new can of worms.
  12. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    FYI - I'm currently using stainless steel mesh wicks. Can't burn. Do a forum search or see the APV/tank section on the vivi. There's youtube vids too. I burned cotton too easily if there was even a hint of a wicking issue.

  13. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
    I just ordered a vivi nova - had no idea about the silica issue. But then I also read all wicks are made from the same material - so the CE series has the same problem. I know I can search the forums and youtube - but does anyone have links bookmarked - where and what to buy with easy to follow instructions for a noob like me? I would appreciate it. Thanks.
  14. RosaJ

    RosaJ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX, USA
    Here you go: A PBusardo Tutorial - Vivi Nova Cleaning & Rebuilding - YouTube
  15. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Katy, TX
  16. lulu836

    lulu836 Jambalya, crawfish pie, 'da filé gumbo Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 1, 2011
    Everybody wants to build a better mousetrap. I have two Vivi minis and two vivi tanks. There is nothing negative to say about either. If looking to blow the back of your head off with vapor and TH you will need "a bigger boat".
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