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Buyers guide to REO’s mods

Discussion in 'Mech Mods' started by Enso, Jan 25, 2019.

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  1. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Hello, I’m thinking of buying a REO. I’m not sure what size batteries the different models take, or if they are all 18650. Also unsure of the differences between the mods, and which one would be best for taking along during the work day. It looks like the minis are the most portable. I’m not interested in the p67, it’s pricey and seem kinda chunky.

    Can anyone fill me in?
     
  2. Shawn Hoefer

    Shawn Hoefer ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2015
    Arkansas Ozarks
    I only have an original Reo Grand. Yeah, the kind with the well on top that will only accept 16mm (?) atomizers. I'm using an old Reomizer V2. Works fine if you like MTL vaping.

    The Reo Grand and Reo Grand LP, Reo Grand SL, and P67 all take 18650. The Reo Minis take 14500.

    The Reo Grand LP, Reo Grand SL, and P67 will accept larger atomizers. The Original Reo Grand and Reo Mini will only accommodate smaller atomizers.

    If it were my decision, I would choose the P67. It's actually not a lot larger, and is a lot sleeker. The difference between the P67 and the Reo Grand LP boils down to flat top vs raised deck, and side fire vs top mounted fire.
     
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  3. suprtrkr

    suprtrkr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hi!

    I've got a pair of Grand LPs. I love them, and can recommend them to anyone. I do suggest you consider replacing the stock bottle with a softer one. They become easier to use in practice. @Shawn Hoefer has told you what you need to know; none of them are huge, but the P67 is the largest. They are single 18650 (except the Mini) mechanical squonk mods; and if that's where you want to be, they're near heaven on Earth.

    You do understand how to use a mech mod, right, and are comfortable within those limitations?
     
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  4. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
     
  5. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Awesome.
    Thanks for asking. Ive never used a mech, but I understand the limitations: power is a function of resistance, power will drop as the battery depletes, batteries can not be allowed to get too low. No adjustability, no safety features.
    Mechs never appealed, but my picos are nearly two years old and there is some legislation on the horizon in my state, so the durability and simplicity of a mech mod is looking more appealing.
     
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  6. Doffy

    Doffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2014
    Australia
    When you order. Grab some spare springs, and positive contacts
     
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  7. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Is the fire button a click or a squish
    (just curious)?

    Anybody have a coupon code;):lol:?
     
  8. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
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  9. Doffy

    Doffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2014
    Australia
    On the grand and mini, it is very soft. Press gently, lest you bork the contact and be labelled a button masher. They don't fare well with hard pushing
     
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  10. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Is there a particular reason why you want a Reo? Was a fantastic option back in the day, but there are so many better options nowadays in my opinion. Is it just a mechanical squonker that you are looking for?
     
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  11. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Funny you should ask. I like the design and durability. But I slept on it; and I really can’t justify the expense at this time. I’ll be looking into something else.
     
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  12. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Happy to make some recommendations is durability is the key element here?
     
  13. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Happy to hear them, thank you!
    This would be ideal:
    Durable mech squonk mod, 18650 cell or bigger, portable, locking switch (or pocket “safe”), 7ml +/- bottle, accommodates an atty up to 24mm, under $100.

    I like the Dotsquonk but it has no lock on the switch. I ordered a Pulse BF cos is checks most of the boxes and is cheap. It’s ugly though, and I don’t expect it to be particularly durable. It’ll make a good backup.
     
  14. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    What are your thoughts on 3d printed mods? Are you a Facebook user and happy to buy there, or are you looking for more of a mainstream store?

    FWIW, I personally wouldn’t touch the dot squonk. Unless there has been a recent revision, the switch did not come apart and therefore could not be cleaned. A ridiculous design when the feature of ANY mech mod is that they require regular maintenance. In essence, I see that mod as a very expensive disposable mod.
     
  15. Enso

    Enso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2017
    Vermont, USA
    Oh, bummer on that. Yeah something didn’t feel right about it.

    I have no problem with 3D printed, but I deleted my FB account about a month ago. I could probably set up a quick account if needed.
     
  16. MMW

    MMW Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2015
    NH
    Hugo Squeezer fits the bill.
     
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