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Dead Provari P3 =( Need something else.

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by Bluprints, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. Bluprints

    Bluprints Full Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Wyoming
    So my Provari was it... all I needed. I've had a P1, P2 and P3, Kabuki tank and loved the build quality. It was my own personal favorite vape. No big ... clouds, just minimal with a ton of flavor to keep me off the cancer sticks. I loaded my tank at lunch, got to work and fired it up but the display was all garbled and it was no longer firing. I can send it out for repairs to this Bill guy but I need something to use in the mean time.
    Things have WAY changed. I have a Smoktech Stick for a backup that uses a low ohm tank or something like that and I honestly hate it. Way too much throat hit and not variable at all.
    This was an unexpected expense so I'm not able to drop $300 like the Provari but I need something useable...
    So what is decent for around $100 and might use my 18650 batts? Anyone know if there is an adapter for the Kabuki p3 threading? Should I be steering clear of any brand in particular? I haven't needed to really shop new mods in years. I'd like something variable wattage or voltage.
    Thanks for your suggestions.
     
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  2. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Nipple top batts?
     
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  3. Bluprints

    Bluprints Full Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Wyoming
    Flat
     
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  4. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I’m told the jac vapor b is a common preferred replacement. Or you might be able to find a used private in the marketplace subforum
     
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  5. jwbnyc

    jwbnyc Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2014
    No offense, but did you check to make sure you did not inadvertantly turn it off?

    Click Five times, if the menu comes up; click Off.

    Should change to On.

    Again, no offense meant, but it’s worth checking.
     
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  6. Bluprints

    Bluprints Full Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Wyoming
    Appreciate the suggestion but unfortunately no. I wish it was that simple. The display was visually distorted. I could see some of the display like the upper portion but the lower portion was messed up. I cleaned the contact with an eraser to see if that would fix it, I changed batts and changed my tank. I've had the P3 for a few years.

    I have my P2 Provari but the tank doesn't work on it (P3 thread) and I can't find my old Nautilus. I'm using this Smoktech Stick kit but it's so harsh on my throat and doesn't have the same draw or feel to it. The sub ohm is just too warm for me.

    It looks like everything is a flashy box mod with LED lights all over it now. It's been years since I needed to shop a new mod though. The Provari was a beast. The closest vape shop is an hour+ away so I'll be taking a trip there this weekend and checking what they have in stock.
     
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  7. jwbnyc

    jwbnyc Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2014
    HoH does, or did, make an 510 adaptor for the p3.

    They are out stock currently, maybe forever.

    I’d contact HoH by phone and see if they can help you.

    Failing that, the classies are your friend.
     
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  8. Bluprints

    Bluprints Full Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Wyoming
    I’m not against purchasing something new while I wait for my p3 to get fixed. If it can be fixed. Thanks though, the tank was pretty pricy to end up a paperweight. That’s what I get for ordering a propriatary threading.
     
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  9. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The Sigelei Zmax is basically the same form factor and under $100 for sure. I used one for years and even bought a backup that was never necessary. There are plenty of new technologically advanced mod out now but the Zmax is good if you are looking for Provari performance in a tube mod. Good luck with your decision and I hope you get what you’re looking for.
     
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  10. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Save the tank...
     
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  11. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Owner of three Provari's here, so I'm quite aware of the build quality and smooth vape. My preferences changed when I moved on to sub-ohm vaping and my Provari's went into the "backup drawer".

    Currently using the aforementioned JAC Vapour series B DNA75W. It reminds me in size of a Mini Provari, only much more powerful. It has the Provari build quality and JAC Vapour has earned respect for their reputable quality of customer service like Provape had. It uses an Evolv DNA board so it will have that familiar "smooth" vaping experience of a Provari.

    The only cons I might mention is the fire button is quite sensitive; be sure to click it off (5 quick clicks) before you put it into your pocket. A few people have had a problem with the magnets in the battery door migrating; JAC Vapour has been quite fastidious in replacing the battery door should it occur.

    The model comes in two versions. The 22mm tank version is painted with a black rubbery finish which doesn't wear well; many folks have been covering it with a custom-fit vinyl skin (ZapWrapz). A sandstorm finish model which accomodates a 25mm tank is a bare metal alloy finish which looks like anodized aluminum; this finish is extremely durable. I have both versions and recommend the Sandstorm.

    There is a dedicated thread for the JAC here on ECF: JAC Vapour Series-B DNA 75w
    A lot of Provari owners are using the JAC. JAC Vapour recommends using a 20 amp battery. I'm using Samsung30Q 3000mah batteries and get a days use per charge, vaping at 30 watts.

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    I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
     
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  12. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    If you want something inexpensive to tide you over, well, it's possible that something like the newest pico might work for you (and as a backup vape). It's inexpensive, and well liked and won't break the bank. You could use one of your flat tops in there.

    If you don't have a hybrid adaptor, well, HOH does make one (whether they have any in stock, I'm not sure. DON'T get the FT "P3" clone of the Kabukis, I'm not sure what kind of adaptor is on there, but I don't believe it's actually a P3 adaptor, it's something weird. Etc.

    Best of luck and I hope you can revive your provari via Bill. I guess worst case, you could buy an inexpensive MTL vape, I wouldn't recommend the Melo III tank that comes as a kit necessarily (it's kind of more sub0hm which you say you don't like).

    Maybe try an Ijoy Elf, they're inexpensive but better flavor and usability than the N2, and they will accept the nautilus coil.

    Best of luck, and you could kind of "use" this time to get a backup vape that actually suits your style of vaping in case anything goes wrong in the future, etc.

    Best of luck, I hope everything works out for you :)

    Anna
     
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