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  1. Vaper12345678

    Vaper12345678 Full Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    So I was installing fused claptons to my quad flex rda and when I dry fired them I noticed some hot spots and tried to get rid of them when suddenly the negative post of the rda (not sure it could be positive) started to burn and relase smoke under it there was a black putty adhesive that started to melt or thats what I thougt I immediately rushed to the bathroom and run cold water over it.

    What did just happened guys Anybody else had a similar experience and is it safe to ise the build deck again? Please someone help.

    ((See photos below))
     

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  2. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    Toasted my friend. Don’t use it.
     
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  3. Nikhforos

    Nikhforos Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    From what I understand, it was not the post that burnt and released smoke. Instead, it was some remaining juice that had slipped in there from your previous wicking and vaporised due to the high temperature. It has happened to me before, not a big deal. I'm sorry but I can't help you any further with such little info, nor can I see what's going on from the photos. I'm sure someone will jump right in with more ideas.

    Edit : If that black thing I'm seeing wasn't supposed to be there, things look bad. I suggest you don't use it any further.
     
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  4. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    I looked up your deck and it appears the insulator is black delrin or some kind of black insulator. If you had a putty like substance melting oozing bubbling etc you melted the insulator.
     
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  5. Vaper12345678

    Vaper12345678 Full Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Is there some way to replace it?
     
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  6. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Probably this. ^^

    Not likely.

    Those coils must have really gotten hot for this to happen. What was the measured total resistance of the coils and what battery specifically were you using? If using a regulated mod, what wattage setting had you set?

    Oh, BTW, don't use this any more. The insulator was there for a good reason; it helps prevent a short circuit.
     
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  7. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    Melted the insulator.
    Need a new one to continue using it.
    If you can find one, they are easy to change out as long as your center pin isn't a press fit.
     
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  8. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    I agree melted insulator.

    'dry firing' to check build integrity, adjust hot spots, strum, even out the inside out coil glow is a misnomer.
    A better descriptive term would be pulse firing and at a lower wattage than you would use when vaping.
    Might take 3 - 6 pulses of the fire button to get coil(s) hot enough to glow a slight orange.
     
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  9. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    @Topwater Elvis is absolutely correct.
    Your post had to have gotten awfully hot for that to happen.
    There was either a short or you did one heck of a dry burn.

    That RDA is not really designed for builds that aggressive either, IMHO.
     
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  10. Nikhforos

    Nikhforos Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    Well at least this didn't happen while you were vaping.
     
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  11. Lufty

    Lufty Senior Member

    Sep 13, 2018
    Columbus, Ohio
    Melted peek insulator. Not safe please dont use!

    Are you using metal tweezers and were you building on a mech mod or regulated mod?
     
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  12. Vaper12345678

    Vaper12345678 Full Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    I was using coil master ceramic tweezers and I was firing them in the 521 mini tab
     
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  13. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Wow, that's even more amazing! :shock:
     
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  14. Vaper12345678

    Vaper12345678 Full Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    2 years of vaping and never saw a case close to this.Really strange
     
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  15. Vaper12345678

    Vaper12345678 Full Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    I am talking to the retailer I bought it and I asked for a new after explaining what happen it was from AliExpress (china) they don’t even know proper english wish me luck guys!
     
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  16. Nikhforos

    Nikhforos Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2018
    lol that explains it
     
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  17. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Never purchased from Ali Express, but was always wary about that company. I know for a fact that all the AW batteries on that site are counterfeit. The CEO of AW Batteries said so himself. The AW plant in China was destroyed several months ago from a flood and there are no AW batteries for sale ANYWHERE on the planet except on Ali Express. Read between the lines.

    I've purchased multiple times from Fast Tech (China) and never had issues.
     
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  18. Rangertrix

    Rangertrix Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    Collinsville, OK
    Sounds like it is possibly a cheap clone.

    I can't imagine a 521 getting that build hot enough.
     
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  19. papergoblin

    papergoblin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    alabama
    Sounds like you found the culprit, right there, lol. Hope you aren't expecting them to actually do anything, cause they probably aren't going to.

    Also, what happened, is why most use peek insulators instead of delrin now.
     
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  20. Old Greybeard

    Old Greybeard Super Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Cumbria
    @Vaper12345678,

    Glad your OK and didn't happen when you were vaping. As others have said, it is best to send it to the vape graveyard. You might be able to fix it, but you need to prove it's been fixed before use and for that you need some test gear. It's really not worth the risk IMO.

    Gulp. That puts an end to some of my more extreme coil adventures then :( [Same deck].
     
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