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Complete noob. Not getting the vape to produce smoke.

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  1. Valdemar Lindström

    Valdemar Lindström Full Member

    Apr 23, 2019
    Today my new vape (Joyetech eVic VTC Mini 75W TC Box Mod) arrived in the mail and i went out to but a tank(NRG se tank). It gets heated but i cant get it to produce almost any smoke. It makes noises but no results. Have tried fixing but rly dont know what to do. Any help much appreciated!! thanks!
     
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  2. Kjep

    Kjep Full Member

    Apr 3, 2019
    Hi, did you make sure that it is charged?
     
  3. Valdemar Lindström

    Valdemar Lindström Full Member

    Apr 23, 2019
    Its not fully charged but atleast above 50%...
     
  4. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Vapor, not smoke. There is a big difference. ;)

    Did you "prime" your coil in the tank before trying to vape it. VERY important. See last video below.

    It's usually a good idea to watch a video review of the gear you buy to learn how to use it.




    I also recommend that you prime and break in your coil in the following manner. Its a different tank from yours, but the principles apply to all tanks.



    If you didn't properly prime the coil first, that is probably why you're not seeing any vapor production. The coil is dry if you didn't prime it properly. You may have burnt your first coil, so I suggest using a fresh new coil and starting over. Once a coil is burnt, it is ruined.
     
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  5. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Hi and welcome,
    Which coil are you using in the NRG?
    What battery are you using in the VTC? Brand and Model please.
    How many watts are you using with the NRG?
    What is the brand and nicotine content of the juice you are using?

    Cheers
    I
     
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  6. Kjep

    Kjep Full Member

    Apr 3, 2019
    Then I can't really help you, maybe someone else will, or you could watch some videos about that vape, and see if you are doing something wrong.
     
  7. brad-man

    brad-man Senior Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    So Florida
    Welcome. Did you prime the coil before you filled the tank and let it sit for a few minutes before firing?
     
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  8. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    Charged fully? Did you Prime the coil? What pg/vg juice?
     
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  9. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    NM
     
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  10. Valdemar Lindström

    Valdemar Lindström Full Member

    Apr 23, 2019
    I did not prime the coil. Thank you very much for all the replys. Noobie me. You are all very nice. I hope this will help me quit smking. tyty for the great responses
     
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  11. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I thought that might be the case. Congrats on choosing a nice setup. :thumbs:

    We would still like to know what battery you are using. Battery choice is extremely important and you should consider your batteries to be the most important part of your vape setup. Make (manufacturer) and model.

    We would also like to know what nicotine strength your e-liquid is. How much did you smoke before?

    Mooch's Recommended 18650-size Batteries

    Samsung 18650 30Q, 3000 mah 15 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18659VTC6 3000mAh 15 amp CDR [​IMG]


    LG 18650HG2 3000mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]


    Sony 18650VTC5, 2600 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650HE4 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-25R, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sanyo UR18650 NSX, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC4, 2100 mah 23 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5A, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Samsung 18650-24S, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Molicel 18650-P26A, 2600 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]

    LG 18650 HD4 2100 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650 HD2 2000 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]


    LG18650HB6 1500mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB2 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB4 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC3 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Samsung 18650-20S 2000mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]

    For e-liquid, the typical nicotine recommendations are generally determined by how much you smoked, and are as follows:

    1/2 pack per day or less = 6 mg nicotine
    1 ppd = 12 mg
    1 1/2 ppd = 18 mg
    2 ppd = 24 mg​

    Should you choose to use a sub-ohm juice attachment (coil less than 1.0 ohm); drop the above recommendations by half.

    Figure on consuming at least 3 - 5 ml of liquid daily. Bottles are usually 10 or 30 ml volume.
     
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  12. Valdemar Lindström

    Valdemar Lindström Full Member

    Apr 23, 2019
    Thank you! happy to hear i chose well:)
    LG HG2 18650 3000 mAh 20A Li-ION is the battery. I just bought a cheap one. Do you have another recommendation? I smoked about half a pack a day and the nicotine str is at 0.6 ml.
     
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  13. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    The LG HG2 is a good choice as long as you don't vape over 60 watts. You should have at least two batteries. (The battery's amp rating determines how many watts you can vape with.)

    WATTAGE PER SINGLE BATTERY on REGULATED MOD:
    (Total wattage doubles using 2 batteries; Triples using 3 batteries.)

    Up to 45W:
    Samsung 18650 30Q, 3000 mah 15 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC6 3000mAh 15 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Up to 60W:
    LG 18650HG2 3000mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650HE4 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-25R, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sanyo UR18650NSX, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5, 2600 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC4, 2100 mah 23 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Up to 75W:
    LG 18650 HD4 2100 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650 HD2 2000 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-24S, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5A, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Molicel 18650-P26A, 2600 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Up to 90W:
    LG18650HB6 1500mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB2 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB4 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-20S 2000mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Do you have an external battery charger, or charging via micro USB?
     
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  14. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    NRG is a nice tank. I have a few. You should do okay with that mod, and it’s not a bad mod, but you may want to upgrade to a dual battery at some point.

    After you prime and charge, I’d be surprised if you weren’t happy with the cloud production.
     
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  15. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    Welcome aboard!

    I mean no disrespect to those who have posted above with welll meant good advice and with the best of intentions - but OMG if I'd been hit with that when I took up vaping approaching four years ago .... I'd have given the whole thing up and just walked away to the nearest tobacconity and bought tobacco or cigarettes.

    Righto here's old G as usual out of Left Field.

    If it were me, I'd charge the thing up to 100% and while I was charging it I'd read the instructions that came with it thoroughly.

    At the same time I'd work on getting my mind right, accepting that I was no longer a smoker, I'd never find anything that was exactly like smoking a cigarette, because I was no longer a smoker, but that was no big deal because I wanted a better healthier life.

    Again while the thing was charging I'd go down to the vape shop and get myself some juice at at least 12 strength and maybe even 16 or 18 strength... so that I wouldn't suffer cravings.

    To my mind it is better, in a forced choice, to be nic sick rather than to be walking the floor gasping for a smoke. ( 50+ year reformed smoker talking to you here!)

    Once I'd got the thing charged, loaded and working correctly I'd then look at tecnique and how to get the best out of the device.

    Vaping works best if you take it like smoking a pipe properly - a slow draw, the vape held in the mouth for a count of about four or inhaled for the same count and then exhaled slowly through your nose - all the tissues therein can absorb the nicotine.

    All that said - that's just Old G coming at you from out of left field ...

    I hope you can get vaping to work for you as it did for me and bid you welcome again.
     
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  16. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    That comes across as a little harsh. My opinion.

    Many of the "manuals" that come with vape equipment is either in small print that is almost impossible to read without magnifiers, or is written in Chinese speak that can be difficult to understand. That's why I took the time to find reviews of his gear so that he can more easily learn how to use his equipment properly.

    He did tell us what mod and tank he had bought. Many novices don't do that very often. He also admitted that the battery was only charged 50%.

    How many times do we see novices not know that the coil needs to be primed before it can be vape? Pretty often.

    Give the guy a break. :) He came here asking for advice, and he got it.
     
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  17. Jazzman

    Jazzman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2013
    High Desert, CA
    That particular tank the OP purchased comes with a .4 Ohm coil from what I see on sales sites, and most likely the mod he has comes preset at 20 watts, so I would check that first since 20 watts would likely not be enough to fire it up enough for any kind of realistic vaping. That coil is rated for 40~80 watts (listed on the coil) if he has the coil that came pre-installed in the tank (the spare coil is a ccell). I would bump it up to 35~40 to start and adjust for preference from there.
     
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  18. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Watching YouTube videos can be very helpful. Oh, always have back-ups and spares.

    ?#/$@ happens...
     
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  19. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
  20. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Hello and welcome. Make sure your airflow is open and use watts and air flow adjustment to find the sweet spot for you. Takes a little practice but you'll catch on quickly. Be prepared for some detox symptoms, they will settle down with time.
     
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