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Just ordered my first dripper!

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  1. RoundedColt8

    RoundedColt8 Full Member

    Aug 2, 2018
    MyFreedomSmokes has the Troll V2 22mm for $20.95 with $3 shipping (under $25 total) and I finally decided I'd get myself a dripper. I saw a few videos about it and it looked pretty decent.
    Anyone have any building/coil installing tips? Any tips about the Troll v2 specifically? Cheers :)
     
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  2. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    If you are going to make your own coils start simple. 24 gauge kanthal, 5 wraps around a 2.5 mm bit. It usually comes out at around .24 ohms. It's good at around 40-50 watts. I started this way and still consider it the best for flavor even over some of the more exotic coil builds. Good luck and have fun.
     
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  3. Fidola13

    Fidola13 Prepper Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2017
    Boston
    When I started dripping I rarely use anything but them now. Unfortunately I’ve developed this RDA habit lol!

    You can find LOTS of great RDAs that are a year or 2 old on Clearance on a lot of vape sites for very cheap money. Or clone style RDAs on Fasttech. It’s kind of addicting. Well for me anyways.

    Enjoy it!!
     
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  4. Johnny2Vapes

    Johnny2Vapes Full Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    Welcome to the darkside! Tips? Yeah I got a bunch about the Troll V2; hogs juice like a mo**, easy to build on with the velocity deck, make sure the coils are right center to the AFC, Keep one lead longer than the other as the easiest way for dual coils is top to bottom on the posts, use plenty of cotton as it needs it. Also Be prepared to constantly paint your coils and be prepared for leaking if you overdrip. Good first choice, that was my first rda and I miss it now at times.
     
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  5. Don29palms

    Don29palms Moved On ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    What?
     
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  6. Johnny2Vapes

    Johnny2Vapes Full Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    The darkeside was a joke cause I never went back to tanks after my troll v2. Also the 22mm eats juice. That's been my experience with it. Great flavor and cloud atty but not friendly with juice.
     
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  7. Cobra Kai

    Cobra Kai Full Member

    May 24, 2017
    Hell, Norway
    Make sure to keep those 3 o-rings on the base lubed, it's a tight fit with the top cap & they can tear easily.
     
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  8. Johnny2Vapes

    Johnny2Vapes Full Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    Ah yeah! Man I forgot about how stupidly snug they are. One thing a clone company did right was make that RDA with pretty good grubs and strong o-rings. Just use a drop of juice and run it across the orings
     
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  9. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    I've got the 25mm, used it for quite a while until I got into rta's. Just recoiled and wicked it to test some diy juice myself. Very nice to build on. I liked the three o-ring seal, though I did have to replace a couple, the top one goes out first. Made for a very solid atty.
     
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  10. Cobra Kai

    Cobra Kai Full Member

    May 24, 2017
    Hell, Norway
    Man, the more I think about it... I've just been using flavor rta's for months, deploying that lil' guy & rocking some fused claptons sounds like something my mother would approve of! It's a really good rda OP, you've made an excellent choice!
     
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  11. RoundedColt8

    RoundedColt8 Full Member

    Aug 2, 2018
    After using it for a couple of days, I can definitely attest to the amount of juice this dripper drinks. Thanks for the tips :)
     
  12. RoundedColt8

    RoundedColt8 Full Member

    Aug 2, 2018
    I might have to grab a 25mm soon, I really like the 22mm. Yeah, those o-rings are tough. Thanks for the feedback :)
     
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  13. RoundedColt8

    RoundedColt8 Full Member

    Aug 2, 2018
    I'm enjoying it so far! I've only used the pre-built coils it came with but I definitely need to get some kanthal and and see what I can build! Thanks for the feedback man :)
     
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  14. Shadav

    Shadav Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2013
    Westfield, IN, USA
    there's no going back now, a tank just never had the flavor that a dripper does, for me anyways
    i have no advice for the troll but....
    have you built coils before?
    me personally I didn't notice any difference between nichrome and ss :unsure: other than it takes longer for the ss to heat up so i have to up my watts
    nor am I really sure I'm sold on cotton vs silica, didn't notice any difference there either :lol: but I am now the proud owner of 180 pieces of muji cotton so i'm supplied for life on wicks :lol: it's a good thing i didn't dislike it...
    if you don't want to make your own coils there are premade coils you can buy and put your own wick in
    i usually buy mine from FT for dirt cheap :pervy:
    are you using single or dual coil?
     
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  15. RoundedColt8

    RoundedColt8 Full Member

    Aug 2, 2018
    No experience building just yet, besides installing the coils that came with my Troll (which worked well actually)
    I've heard that both nichrome and kanthal are good starter wires. As for wicking, I think I wanna stay away from silica and get some nice cotton, as I only have a couple strips left from the pad that came with the Troll.
    It's a duel coil only, there's no way to set the airflow for one coil, however I think I'll get a Wasp Nano for single coil building. I wanna try wrapping some of my own, then perhaps try some more fancy prebuilds. :)
     
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  16. Johnny2Vapes

    Johnny2Vapes Full Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    I'd say start out with Kanthal if you have a nickle allergy and stick with that. It all boils down to your style of vaping; Kanthal (KA1) will ramp up or heat up slower than Nickle-Chromium (Ni80) does and retains heat more than Ni80. Just find what wire type works best for you. As for cotton, I'd just say buy a bag of organic cotton balls from like a Sprouts or Whole foods as they're 100 for cheap and you get months outta that, or go with Muji cotton as you can pick up like 360 squares for around 7.99 off Amazon. Don't get discouraged if your building is janky at first as it will be normal at first. Just take your time and go slow at first till you get the feel for wrapping coils and then speed it up. A drill also helps with making the wire straight. There's tons of toutorials on Youtube for that as well.
     
  17. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Suggest to start off, keep it simple.
    Might want to keep in mind:
    What Ohms should I choose?
     
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  18. Johnny2Vapes

    Johnny2Vapes Full Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    To add on to that, Might I suggest people like Grimm Green, Squiddood and even Twisted Messes? All are really knowledgable and do great at provinging relavent info.
     
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  19. Don29palms

    Don29palms Moved On ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
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