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Looking for some ideas on an RTA setup

Discussion in 'RTA' started by Basnard, Mar 25, 2021.

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  1. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    I currently use an Aspire tank using the EVO .5 coils. I've been wanting to switch to a rebuildable setup but I am not sure what would be similar in function to what I am currently using. Shopping for all the parts is overwhelming.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. john1211

    john1211 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    Troy, NY
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  3. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Another vote for Ares 2; comes with everything you need to make and wick your first coil, and Phil Busardo's YouTube tutorials will guide step-by-step, including trouble shooting.
     
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  4. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    I will try to track this down to order some. I am new to rebuildable and now also have to do a crash course in DIY for the upcoming garbage. Any other suggestions for parts & supplies is greatly greatly appreciated!
     
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  5. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice ThenOnceMore ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 28, 2016
    The Inter-Between
    If you go with something like the Ares 2 RTA grab a few for backups.


    Also, consider grabbing a couple RDA's and a couple mech mods. Those will last.


    Your time for getting nicotine for DIY has nearly closed. Have a look at @UncleJunkle's https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/ubs/list-of-usa-based-nicotine-base-vendors.17/


    Here is the vapocalypse calculator. It will help you determine how much nic you need.
    Vaping Community e-liquid Calculator - Vapocalypse Calculator


    Buy as much nic as you can afford.
     
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  6. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    I currently use 3mg or 1.5mg. I did order two liters of 100mg maybe I should order a little more. I also ordered some of my normal liquid to get me through while I figure out how to use all this stuff. All this information is very helpful! Thank you! Also, is there a preferred vendor for ordering these tanks?
     
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  7. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
  8. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    However, I see they you are using aspire atlantis Evo tank. That is a DL tank.

    If you want DL RTA, Ares 2 is a bad idea IMHO. That is a true MTL tank and will do tight to loose MTL. Full open airflow is a VERY restricted DL.

    As and RDL vaper mostly, I don't personally consider the Ares an RDL tank at all, let alone DL.
     
  9. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    I do use it as MTL with the .5 coils I get there is some decent restriction. I do run the air flow adjuster wide open.
     
  10. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    From what I can see with that Atlantis EVO tank, it proably has quite a bit more airflow at even half open than the Ares 2 at wide open. Your call. If things really do go as they seem to be going, unfortunately there is hardly any time left to make informed buying decisions. Most nicotine sellers I know of have stopped taking orders. Slightly over half and over the next few days they will all stop taking orders. That includes hardware sellers, but I don't have any interest in keep tabs on all those lol. However, March 27th seem to be the latest I have seen about retailers quitting taking new orders. So a bit late to really shop around, only time left is for buying what you know want and can find.
     
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  11. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    Yeah, I'm in a bit of a panic trying to shop today. Not a lot of fun.
     
  12. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    Ecigmafia still has quite a few Uwell D2 RTAs for sale at $1.99 each.
    Uwell D2 RTA Tank

    That's a dual coil RTA. I use it as single coil by plugging one set of air and juice holes with a piece of moldable silicone ear plug. Not the best flavor tank when you do that, though.

    The D2 is DL and can be restricted quite a bit. It's also top airflow and top fill.

    Look around the clearance section, they may have others. They may have others for under $10.
     
  13. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    The coils I use on the EVO are listed as this:
    • 0.5Ω: Clapton/Kanthal wire - standard airflow (1.3mm diameter) - MTL (Mouth To Lung) - 35W/45W
     
  14. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    Here's a pic of my D2 plugged up using a pace of silicone ear plug.

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    Oh and BTW: the pic on Ecigmafia isn't accurate. There is no metal sleeve around the glass. This is what it will actually look like...

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    This is what Ecigmafia and everyone else shows, but it's incorrect. Must've been a pre-production pic.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
  16. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    For the price I'll grab some of those. Not really a lot of risk.
     
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  17. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    Ecig mafia also has the Geekvape Aegis X (dual battery) kits which comes with the Cerberus tank. That tank takes the Ijoy EXO-S RBA section, which is available on Amazon in a 5-pack. Turns the tank into into a single coil rebuildable tank. Something to consider if you want a dual batt mod.

    You may be able to find a better price on the Aegis X kit elsewhere, though, if you have time to search.

    Don't forget to use code MARCH15 on ecigmafia if you buy anything not on clearnace. 15% off. ECM10 is 10% off everything, even clearance items.

    That RBA fits other tanks, too. See my signature for a list of tanks that I know you. Maybe you have some of them already.
     
  18. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    I just ordered 1 more liter of concentrate and 3 of the tanks you mentioned. I may also order a few of the Innokin tanks if I cannot find something that may have better odds of working for me. The other supplies I need don't look like they will be difficult to get in the future.
     
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  19. Basnard

    Basnard Full Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brunswick Maine
    I have now order some of those Innokin tanks and some spare glass for them. Thanks everyone for all the help it is greatly appreciated! I may buy more stuff but I feel a lot less stressed now.
     
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  20. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Good luck!
     

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