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Ithaka clone liquid control?

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by Strmywtrs, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. Strmywtrs

    Strmywtrs Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Philadelphia
    Received my fasttech ithaka clone earlier today. Pretty happy with it so far, even with just the likely crappy stock coil (got some premade nr r nr wire coming in the mail soon). I see that it has adjustable liquid control, but I have no clue as to what that means or how to use it. Anybody have any advice? Also, this is my first time using this type of atomizer, or with nr r nr wire, anybody have any info that might be useful? Thanks so much for any help!
     
  2. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Always secure the negative wires (non ceramic side, black nut, white nut on Herc) first.

    Don't turn on auto-feed unless using 100% vg and even then you can leave it off.

    The juice feed is controlled by the mouthpiece itself, turning it clockwise will close the feed, cc will open it.

    Make sure the knurled 'sleeve' that holds the coil assembly etc is tightly secured into its respective place or else closing the juice control too tightly when filling can cause the whole assembly to unscrew when it is reopened.

    The mix of the juice will determine how much to open the juice control, obv thinner juice will require less turns of the tip, thicker juices will require quite a few turns to expose enough wick.

    It will also depend on what type of wick you're using, running cotton seems to increase wicking, and reduce amount you have to open the feed.

    Worst case keep opening it up until you get a slight gurgle then close it down some and allow the excess to burn off naturally, then you should be good.

    Always close the juice feed when filling just to be safe, also be aware that removing the top nut with the tip o-ring has a tendency to unscrew the chimney/feed so keep an eye on that.
     
  3. Strmywtrs

    Strmywtrs Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Philadelphia
    Thanks so much! Have it filled with liquid right now and don't have nr wire yet anyway so can't delve too deeply into what you're saying. Also haven't tried using cotton yet and am being stupid and stubborn about trying it, but looks like it's what everybody is doing these days.
     
  4. panomano

    panomano Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2013
    Callisto
    ^^ can't have recap'd it better than xtwosmodesx.

    Juice control always closed when mod is in my pocket, open it up when i get to work. If theres a gurgle, close it up a bit. Never have i used auto feed.

    I have tried cotton inside, but sucks to have to tear it down because of an accidental dry burn. i have since reverted back to silica for the wick.

    The FT ithaka is my go to daily atty.
     
  5. Strmywtrs

    Strmywtrs Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Philadelphia
    Stupid question I'm sure, but what's autofeed, just always leaving it somewhat open?
     
  6. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You can set it up to auto-feed juice regardless of the juice feed being opened and closed.

    To turn on auto-feed you align the oblong holes in the sides of the sleeve below (see pic) with the wick channels in the coil assembly as you tighten them together, if you don't align the oblong holes it only feed based on the main juice control.

    ithaka.jpg

    Our clones are basically identical the real thing, he talks about auto-feed starting at ~10:45:

    A PBusardo Review - The Ithaka - YouTube
     
  7. Strmywtrs

    Strmywtrs Full Member

    May 15, 2013
    Philadelphia
    This is realllll real helpful. Thanks so much!
     
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