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A Beginners' FAQ

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by kinabaloo, May 17, 2009.

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  1. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I think this would be really useful.

    We already have some great stickies in the New Members forum - Spikey's great video in particular, and an excellent thread of notable threads.

    I am thinking that it would be good to extract the best of that second thread and all the linked threads to construct a Beginner's FAQ. At its simplest, taking all the mentioned threads and organise a bit to produce a kind of FAQ. 'How to store juice', 'How to X, Y, Z', ...
    Perhaps also a top-tips section. For example, the straw in cart tip.

  2. wegster

    wegster Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 10, 2009
    It's likely not a problem for everyone to put their favorite beginners tips into a/this thread, but the big question, is once it's done, who will consolidate it into a single post? Otherwise, it becomes a *long* thread..
  3. Elendil

    Elendil Assclown Exterminator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 28, 2009
    IL USA
    I think one person should put it together (perhaps on Microsoft Word) on their computer and then copy and past to a new thread that should be locked. Sort of like a table of contents or index....
  4. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    If we compose a list of common newbie questions that would be a good start, then we could just match up answers, format, sticky, lock and that should do the job.

    So I suggest making a list of common questions about vaping as a first step.
  5. Elle

    Elle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    1. brief description of most popular models along w/ pros and cons (for the "which e-cig should i get??" question)
    2. dripping vs carts
    3. manual vs automatic batts
    4. diy vs commercial, safety disclaimer
    5. PG vs VG
    6. Can i really use this anywhere?
    7. is it really healthier?

    just some off the top of my head that seem to come up a lot
  6. bismarcksea

    bismarcksea Full Member

    May 2, 2009
    Another FAQ section should be dedicated to E-Liquid.
  7. dumwaldo

    dumwaldo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    New York
    see the link in my signature. It is off site but i am sure if SJ were to ask the owner of that forum they would probably be totally agreeable to it being duplicated on this site.
  8. Elle

    Elle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    oh here's another one

    "does a cart really equal a pack of ciggs?"
  9. wegster

    wegster Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 10, 2009
    Great list, Elle.

    Others, that took me *many hours* to search myself for:
    - links to the same models, rebranded (eg, titan, dura, yeti)
    - 2 piece vs 3 piece
    - battery and atomizer life (in reality, what should someone buy for a *real* starter kit)
    - super mini vs mini vs pen style vs 'screwdriver types' (sizes)
  10. wegster

    wegster Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 10, 2009
    adding to the last - a *sample* of a handful of videos, which I think there's already a thread on, but very useful to explain some of these things, really, without worrying too much over model specifics..
  11. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Links from first page (

    How to assemble your first e-cig (V)
    My e-cig drag technique (V)
    Topping off, dripping, and other maintenance (V)
    Quick tip: Draining the atomizer (V)
    YouTube - Electronic Cigarette super Mini, Hints On Getting More Vapour (V)


    There are 6 more pages of useful threads in that forum. If all this info could be nicely organised ...

    Perhaps it could follow Spikey's arrangement of topics:

    -Assembly of device and how it works technically

    -Contents of starter kit

    -Vaping Terminology and Vocabulary

    ---how to fill with paperclip
    ---topping off
    ---how to fill with syringe
    ---re-using carts (washing stuffing, replacing stuffing,
    extracting nic from old stuffing)
    ---how long they REALLY last

    ---cleaning cycle
    ---caution atomizer gets hot
    ---heating with primer puff
    ---how to clean (blow out, run hot water, boil, pepsi method)

    ---how to store it
    ---Don't touch it (nic is poison)
    ---dripping on atomizer (how to do it safely)
    ---NONE taste exactly like cigs!
    ---PG vs VG define difference
    ---strengths of liquid and how many cigs they equal

    ---# of blinks means???
    ---Precharge for 12 hours before first time use (4 hrs
    successive charges)
    ---Don't get liquid in battery (by dripping or blowing into atomizer)
    ---auto vs manual switch
    ---pneumatic vs electronic batteries
    ---hours they should last with average use vs heavy use
    ---USB passthrough vs USB Charger

    -Possible causes of vapor drop off

    -What to get on first purchase and what to have on hand

    -Physical Symptoms of vaping

    -Models of E-cig (supermini, 401, mini, pen, ecigar, epipe, 510)

    -How to inhale (slow and steady)
  12. viachy

    viachy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    That would be great.

    Even though I have read a lot of posts here, still have lots of questions and I will be happy if there is a big phat FAQ :evil:

    with lots of questions and straight answers below them.

    Really I`m with 2 thumbs up if it can be done
  13. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
  14. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Maybe the best thing would be for someone to write 2 or 3 lines under each of the headings in Spikey's content list (perhaps rewritten as questions). Then others can chip in with suggestions for changes / additions.
  15. rsngfrce

    rsngfrce Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    I'm not a newbie but couldn't figure for the life of me how to use an 801 cart recently (a black tip and a one-piece white cover, where is the stuffing?)... couldn't find the answer by searching here either! Definately add that info to the FAQ... :oops:
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