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GP Series by VapourArt - Official Thread for GP Heron

Discussion in 'VapourArt' started by perseas, Jan 30, 2014.

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  1. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    Pfft, damn Texans. :D

    Chris, everything looks fine in the photos. I would wonder if it's the coil or how the wick is positioned in the chamber.
     
  2. SoonerChris

    SoonerChris Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Thanks! Removed everything but the coil and rebuilt will less cotton. Vapes fine now. And, of couse, I have no idea what the issue was. I did have the AFC ring upside down, :facepalm:, maybe that was it.

    Any idea how to get rid of this gap? Yes, yes I am OCD. Second pic is me holding it down.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Woody7781

    Woody7781 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
    Buffalo,NY
    The old bell won't affect that at all. Pics look good to me so I can't really say other than make sure everything is clear in the airway. I use silica or eko in my heron though.
     
  4. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    i was ready to ask you about it, when i saw the next page with the posts. If the AFC ring is put upside down, then the draw is almost impossible :D
     
  5. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    Lol, that might be slightly problematic. I keep my wicks fat where it comes through the cap, just like yours looked in the photo, but I thin it out a touch in the chamber to not slow the airflow or choke the coil. And I don't think I said earlier, but I'm using cotton balls with fluff. I'm still trying to wrap my head around a no-fluff build. Isn't it just an upside down gennie at that point... you know, those attys that leak like hell if you turn them upside down :blink:

    I also used my 510 adapter successfully this morning. I carefully filed the screw slot a touch just to be sure (super fine file with a clean corner to make it slightly wider & a hair deeper).
     
  6. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    Just saw the posts on the gap. I had a little issue with mine doing that too. I removed the o-rings, cleaned them & treated them with some Keg Lube (an o-ring conditioner, not really a lube). I also gave the screw-on ring a good cleaning & the inside of the cap a good cleaning. No more gap, the cap sits very snug, but still comes off very nicely.
     
  7. SoonerChris

    SoonerChris Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Thanks P. SO glad to be back in the GP family. Selling my 2.5/SnP was the WORST decision I have ever made in vaping.

    Where would one find said "Keg Lube"?
     
  8. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    I think the cleaning was just as important as the conditioner. I've been a brewer for 12, almost 13 years now, so I just have it on hand. You can find it at homebrewing shops pretty easily. Some people suggest some lubes you can find at Home Depot/Lowes, but honestly I haven't found one that's a direct replacement. Plus for how much of it you need, it's not a big deal to buy a little 1 oz jar for a few bucks. It's food safe, waterproof, stable at extremely high temps & low pH, completely flavorless. When you use it, you have to keep in mind it's to condition the rings, not aid directly in sealing... meaning you need just enough to work into the ring to make it look wet/shiny. If you can physically see the compound, you used way, way, way too much. You can find it at a number of homebrew shops, but it's always in the little 1oz black container. I've never used or researched the other varieties that are sold in tubes or other containers. I use it on all my rings, both vaping & in the brewery. It's good for both Buna-N (black) style & silicon (red) style rings.

    Keg Lube : Northern Brewer
    KEG LUBE | William's Brewing

    You could also do some searching for Oklahoma Homebrew & there's very likely a store close to you that carries it.
     
  9. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    I see at the top of the photo there is a slight gap at the seam of the top cap with the body of the Heron. Is that correct? Please make it flush and post a photo to help me observe the gap in all its glory at the bottom seam, where it touches the base of the Heron. If there is so much space, we'll replace your Heron.
     
  10. faitaccompli

    faitaccompli Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2014
    Fredericksburg, VA
    This may have been asked and answered somewhere in the annals of GP threads past... But what are the chances of a Paps 26650? I'm only asking because I want a 26650 mod, but I look at them and wish they had the features of my Paps X (GPin and switch!!!!!!).
     
  11. faitaccompli

    faitaccompli Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2014
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Crap! Just realized that I posted that in the wrong thread /facepalm. I'll move it over to the correct one, P. Sorry for derail.
     
  12. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    Hmm, I don't see it coming, I feel a bit concerned regarding size and safety and the critical question in my opinion is what will somebody put upon such a monster? I also comprehend that many people love the 26650 size.
     
  13. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas

    Every thread is the correct thread, here is the Asylum :D
     
  14. faitaccompli

    faitaccompli Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2014
    Fredericksburg, VA
    I hear ya! I have held several and kind of like them. Plus the battery life while maintaining a high enough amperage to be safe is a bonus. What to put on top? a 30mm (ish) atty. Or, as many makers have done, have a slant top cap so that your 22/23mm atties sit "flush". I have seen several where the mod itself isn't much bigger than the battery, and are quite small and light considering the battery they are holding. The thing that they all seem to lack is that GP quality, spring adjust pin, and sweeeeeet switch that I have become accustomed to. Most every mod is pretty much ruined for me. lol
     
  15. SoonerChris

    SoonerChris Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    Oklahoma
    P, here are a couple of pictures. Both the top and bottom have a gap. Without pushing down on the top neither gap can be removed.

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    [​IMG]

    Sent from my iPhone
     
  16. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    This isn't right. Please send an email to info@vapourart.com with this photo, your order number and a brief description of the issue. Maybe it is the topper out of specs or the main tube. Tomorrow morning we shall send you a replacement unit and the address details to return the old one via USPS mail. We shall pay the return shipping of course. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  17. SoonerChris

    SoonerChris Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Thank you so much perseas. I'll get the info out tonight. Should I include a picture with the serial number for identification?

    As well, this was purchased from BILLB OKC, who is a member on this forum. Should I get the order number from him?

    Will you be able to replace even though I'm not the original person who purchased it?


    Sent from my iPhone
     
  18. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    Uh oh. I have one coming from Bill too :unsure:
     
  19. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas
    Of course, our warranty is transferable, we need just the first owner to send us an email confirming the transference of ownership.

    Check please whether the deck ring is clean, finger tight and screwed flush onto the deck. If it has caught any cotton fibres inside the threading, it won't be able to sit flush, causing a visible gap when you attach the main tube.
     
  20. perseas

    perseas Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2011
    Athens, Hellas

    No worries, whatever happens we solve it :)
     

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