The costs of running this huge site are paid for by ads. Please consider registering and becoming a Supporting Member for an ad-free experience. Thanks, ECF team.

Looking for Suggestions with RBAs, genesis and dripping

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by LongDraw, Nov 6, 2012.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. LongDraw

    LongDraw Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    Suburbs, IL
    Hello Everyone,

    For out and about I use vivi novas which I switched to mesh. I think they work really well, but at times get annoying. For example, made a nice ushape mesh wick, doubled the kanthal legs and made a good coil coming in at 2.0 ohms. For whatever reason it seems if I hit it back to back a couple times I get the rubber gromet taste, even just using 3.4 to 3.6 volts.

    For this reason I am thinking of picking up two other genesis style rba's (I have a cobra which I love but don't feel like dropping that much again so soon on another) and will just deal with having to be careful how they are transported. Looking for suggestions on other non high end rba's, figure will pick up other nice ones as time goes on. Any options that people really like that are stainless steel, any with pyrex glass (even if it costs a little more.)

    Was also trying to look around for dripping rebuildable that are made for mesh, haven't seen any and wondered if others have?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
  3. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
  4. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
    And this (this is where I got mine): COV Gen 1
     
  5. LongDraw

    LongDraw Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    Suburbs, IL
    Wow, thank you for the quick response and suggestions. Checking them out now, and good idea on the tank from ibtanked, I think i saw someone else do that in another thread.
     
  6. j4mmin42

    j4mmin42 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Arcata, Cali

    I would be careful with this version, someone recently posted about having leakage issues with the o-rings that it comes with. It might look the same to the untrained eye, but it has different o-rings than the ones available elsewhere.
     
  7. LongDraw

    LongDraw Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    Suburbs, IL
    Would you suggest the one from Clouds of Vapor? Any other places with these that have a better version?
     
  8. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
    The one I got from COV also can be a bit leaky with the stock metal tank at times. I have to play with it (rotate the tank just right/tighten) to get it to not leak. Really, it is more seepage than leakage, but it . None of these really cheap ones are going to be perfect. And they aren't SS, which I just noticed you were looking for. I believe the AGA T is SS, but I don't know if there is a glass tank that fits for sure AGA Hydra - Rebuildable Atomizer - Stainless
     
  9. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
    Plus the Aga-T is much bigger - looks pretty good on a provari
     
  10. j4mmin42

    j4mmin42 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Arcata, Cali
    I got mine from both a Co-op and from discountvapers. Both work great for me. The DV version has a loose draw to it, while the earlier version that I got from a co-op has a tight draw. There are many different manufacturers for these, and the picture on COV doesn't give me a view of the inner components-so i can't say for sure. The DV version now comes with a clear tank, but you can also order it with the regular chromed brass tank that the early ones came with. I would grab an extra tank, wherever you go for yours, just in case you accidentally use the wrong juice with the clear tank- although I've abused both of mine w/ the clear tanks and nothing bad has happened yet ;)

    Anyway, good luck! Like I said, tons of factories are making these exact same units, and all of them will be just slightly different from the next.
     
  11. j4mmin42

    j4mmin42 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Arcata, Cali
    I am a fan of the AGA's as well ;)

    What color are the o-rings inside the COV DUD?

    Also, no one has one in stock yet, but there IS a SS DUD in production. It hasn't been ordered by any of the major outlets in the states yet. In fact, there's a lot of innovative products that are ready for distribution but not available over here...and its starting to make me want to ditch the reviews and open up shop- for real.
     
  12. LongDraw

    LongDraw Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    Suburbs, IL
    That looks really nice, actually don't have to have a glass tank as I don't use any juices really that would crack it they are nice if available is all.

    Hmmm, wonder is I should wait. Would just like something else that I don't have to worry about a rubber grommet like on the novas. Sometimes it may just be my imagination but it still kinda bothers me I think I can taste it.
     
  13. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
  14. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
    My orings are black
     
  15. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
  16. j4mmin42

    j4mmin42 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Arcata, Cali
    The o-ring problems you had with the Novas (which I had as well...) won't happen on genesis systems unless you buy something like a ZAU or ZAP which have insulated wick holes. Definitely won't happen on a DUD. The DUD's that have leaking issues, to my knowledge, have clear or white o-rings- and the tanks slide loosely over them. Most people have had no issues at all like this, but most people also don't know how many different places their DUD may have been made, lol. I will say that I trust DV- and if Eric sees me putting his name out so much, he'll probably be upset, lol- he hates plugs. But I do trust his products.

    Avoid the few stores where people had issues, and pick one up from one of the dozen other retailers- you'll be happy you did.
     
  17. j4mmin42

    j4mmin42 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Arcata, Cali
  18. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
    Dual post.........
     
  19. junkman

    junkman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Louisville
    Didn't realize that was your pic of the 2 RBAs j4! LOL
     
  20. j4mmin42

    j4mmin42 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Arcata, Cali
    That was the first time that's happened to me. I'm more amused, to the point of LOLing, rather than p1ssed, haha. I'm sure someone else ou there MUST have some better pics than my arm-chair candids... :D
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice