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Mini-pipe, Second Impression

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  1. Nick O'Teen

    Nick O'Teen Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Swansea, Wales
    well, I think both myEastmall test atomizer and the original atomizer have finally expired (after 9 days and several weeks of use respectively.) The vapour got distressingly low on both of them, so I gave them a 5 minute simmer in boiling water yesterday, and put them on the boiler overnight to dry. And now they don't work at all (no indication of heat at all.) I've boiled them before without mishap, so I guess it was just their time.

    The 510 mod sounds good, but I'm still testing the white cig 801 atomizer, and it's holding out well so far (been just over a week cumulative vaping time so far.) I've got my lychee juice in it ATM, so it's getting by far the heaviest use out of the 3 devices I now have (SD and bargain Chinese 901 which both arrived this morning.)

    Still no sign of the Phosphoric acid I ordered. I'll wait before trying another of the Eastmall atomizers until I have this available to clean without boiling.
     
  2. EDO

    EDO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Nick....Thanks for the update....I don;t know what me and surbitonPete are doing wrong...or if we got a bad batch. If I had atomizers that would consistently last 7-10 days on the minipipe I wouldn't use any other device. My 401 ato is still going strong...I thought I killed it last week...but when I took a closer look I had so much gunk built up on the bottom of the atomizer (where it connects to the battery) that the connection to that battery was lost. Once I cleaned it out...works perfect. Almost three months using that same atomizer with two months of exclusive use. Never cleaned or rotated with this atomizer.

    Nick do you drip with the minipipe at all?....it seems to me that is the reason my 401 has lasted so long...I exclusively drip with it. I started to drip with my minipipe but I killed the switch in a couple of days of doing that.
     
  3. Nick O'Teen

    Nick O'Teen Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Swansea, Wales
    I don't drip (the coil's too far down the tube to hit it the mesh accurately, and most of my priming drips when I've cleaned it seem to miss and run down the sides - where I'm afraid they're going to pool and run out through the holes,) but I do overfill the cart a bit, and I top off as soon as there's room for another 2 or 3 drops. Because of the angle it sits at in my mouth (pointing much more downwards than a cig model without a big bowl on the end would,) it seems to be much more resistant to lbeing sucked up into the mouth (though there's always plenty of liquid on the outside of the cart when I take it out.)

    I worried it might leak down into the bowl, but it doesn't seem to with the regular atomizers (I've tried poking twizzles of tissue into the holes, and they come out dry. And there's none visible below the spring under the battery.) The white cig 801 I've bodged in with a couple of links of chain does seem to allow a very small amount of liquid through into the joint around the chain links, but I've so far kept it from getting through into the bowl by vaping enough to remove the overfill before I lay it aside (and have reduced my overfilling a bit as well.)

    There's a gap between the central connectors, where the chain links close the connection, so leakage seems to trickle down outside the core (possibly wicked away by the chain links,) in the brass cavity between the threaded sections. From there, it's easily wiped away and doesn't seem to do any harm.

    I clean it almost every day by blowing, and several times a week with boiling water. Apart from that... maybe I'm, just lucky?
    It'll last longer now I have a S/D and a 901 to supplement it - I can chainvape without hammering one device constantly.
     
  4. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    No luck with my needle nose pliers. Either the little metals tabs are too strong for me to bend, are too short for me to get a grip on, or I just suck at this. :p

    Right now, I've got one of those super wide and strong rubber bands wrapped around the bowl to hold the cover pressed on the battery.

    Not very aesthetic, but works for now.

    Edit: Pulling gently up on the spring is what I was doing before, but that just lasts a short time until it gets compressed again. I wanted a more permanent solution, related to the cover, because constantly pulling up on the spring cannot be good for the health of my pipe!
     
  5. asidrave

    asidrave Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2009
    New Jersey
    if someone would send me a pm tomorrow..i will post a pick of what i did to the minipipe bowl to hold the jewel lid snug in place
     
  6. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Great, thanks! I'll be sure to do that.
     
  7. Nick O'Teen

    Nick O'Teen Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Swansea, Wales
    How about tinning the tabs with some solder to make them fatter? Even if it didn't work, you can take solder off again quite easily, but if the tabs were thicker, they'd be a lot more likely to wedge between the crossbar and brass rim on the underside of the lid.
     
  8. EDO

    EDO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Yvilla...I didn't try to bend the tabs ....rather I tweaked them....turning them clock wise or counter clockwise depending on which tab. Mind you have to careful and not tweak them too much....just a little bit.
     
  9. EDO

    EDO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    I was going through my stuff today and I couldn't believe it, I found two more atomizers for my minipipe. I forgot how good this device really is.....wow...just wow. The amount of vapor is unbelievable and the taste....just like a real pipe. Lets see If I can make these two atomizers last a while.
     
  10. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Central NY, USA
    Did anyone ever contact asid?

    Lu
     
  11. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Central NY, USA
    Glad to hear Ed! I've been carrying 4 pipes with me a day. Pretty soon the attys are going to need cleaning and they have worked so well, I just hate to take them off! When it's good, it's good, ain't it? :p

    Lu
     
  12. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Lu, I finally did the pm, but much later today/tonight than I planned. :oops:
     
  13. Rexa

    Rexa Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2009
    New York City
    I've had my ladypipe for 3 days (I solely smoke it at home in the evenings). I've been thoroughly happy with it. I noticed one thing though and that it literally "fries" the cart material. I'm guessing maybe that's why some people have had issues with atomizers? I keep changing the cart material around (stick the used side on the opposite side, etc). If the material becomes burnt or too crip then the liquid may not be absorbed at all after filling it and will just leak directly onto the atomizer hence flooding/killing it.

    And as far as the batteries go, I use one up the entire evening (let's say from about 6pm til 11pm) and then i switch to a freshly charged one the next evening. Have not had any problems but then again, it's only my third day with it (I made sure to order plenty of spare parts after reading a lot of posts on it)

    The vapor has been incredibly consistent as long as I mess with the cart material as mentioned above. I have not dared to drip with the ladypipe at the moment. I only do that to my 801 or 901.

    Just my thoughts on it so far.
     
  14. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Central NY, USA
    Well, he'll probably be around sooner or later :D

    Lu
     
  15. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Central NY, USA
    Good tip Rexa. I'll have to keep an eye on that now.

    Lu
     
  16. EDO

    EDO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Rexa and Lu...Isn't your cart material glued down? Mine is. When I took one of my cart material out using tweezers... I noticed that it was glued down. Now when I put it back in the cart and start to vape...it keeps sliding out and sticking to the atomizer. That is why I haven't taken the other ones out. I also notice that the cart material is really sparse compared to my other 801 carts...which have a lot more material packed in...those aren't glued down. I think this is why I can vape through the whole minipipe cart without refilling.
     
  17. EDO

    EDO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Lu, did you get your mod yet?
     
  18. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Central NY, USA
    I don't know...haven't taken one out yet. I've been rotating between 4 of them and they are starting to taste a bit rank so I'll be checking that out really soon :D

    Lu
     
  19. ZambucaLu

    ZambucaLu ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Central NY, USA
    I expect it Friday. Hope it's as good as others are saying!

    Lu
     
  20. asidrave

    asidrave Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2009
    New Jersey
    sorry bout the pic last nite...went to bed early.

    here it is


    i hope you can see it

    edit: it wont show...hmm..lemme figure it out :)
     
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