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Older Folks and Vaping Back Porch - Part Seven

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  1. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Welcome back.

    Do you still have any gear? What kind of vaper are you, i.e. MTL, DL, power levels? Need all that sort of info to be of any use.

    And you will need to move quickly, as May 12 is when the Deeming kicks in with a vengeance, on top of all the State restrictions...
     
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  2. kmk

    kmk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2011
    Streator, IL
    I was using cartos/carto tanks and a Billet Box. I never got around to rebuilding and just dabbled in diy juice.
     
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  3. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Dabbling is a good start. Stock up on nic, fast. If / when the proposed taxes go into effect, a liter of 100mg/ml will go from an average of $50 to about $3500.

    Cartos will be really hard to find these days, but if you were using those, likely you vape MTL and low power. A rebuildable tank, with a few spare parts, will last a long time, resistance wire will still be available, so going that way will help to ensure you can vape into the future.

    One option for that is:
    $17.75 Coppervape Skyline Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer - 4ml / 316 stainless steel + glass at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

    with spare parts:
    $4.31 Extra Airdisk for Coppervape Skyline RTA Atomizer (8 Pieces) at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping
    $1.43 Replacement PC Tank for Coppervape Skyline RTA Atomizer at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping
    or sticking with glass,
    $2.94 Replacement Glass Tank for Coppervape Skyline RTA Atomizer (10-Pack) 10-pack at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

    As far as mods, other than Smok keeping it's flakey reputation, most are reasonably reliable, so it's a question of finding some that you think will be comfortable to hold and use. I don't recommend any with built-in batteries, as they will eventually fail, and then it's a paperweight. And maybe do pick up a decent mech or two (avoid "hybrids" where the tank directly contacts the battery.) for the long haul, as all electronics will, of course, also bite the dust.
     
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  4. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Same here when I started out, well until recently - doing a basic DIY recipe, but no rebuilding yet . . . :facepalm:

    First - IMHO - BB still the number 1 choice to use, especially if you have any of the adapters to use drop in coils - i.e Aspire BVC coils. OR even decide to ask on the BB Thread about what other adapters & rebuildable inserts people are using . . . ;)

    As for anything similar to the original Carto-cig-a-likes - Innokin Endura T18 & T22 w/Prism Tanks are a very nice "upgrade" (actually helped me become a full-time vapor). Don't know if this is the least expensive place to get them, but they are in stock and they may have a discount code:

    Endura T18 Starter Kit by Innokin

    Endura T22 Starter Kit


    EDIT: Found these at a less expensive price w/discount code - see post below:
    Older Folks and Vaping Back Porch - Part Seven

    Also - Consider the "Justfog MiniFit" which is highly rated by a number of ECF people (I just got a couple but haven't tried them ye). Everzon has them on sale:

    $5.75 - Red/Bronze
    $8.51 - Silver/Black
    Blue out of stock

    JUSTFOG MINIFIT Starter Kit 370mAh

    AND - Additional PODS (which are supposed to be rebuildable) are only $4.34 for a box of 3 . . . :thumbs:

    JUSTFOG Minifit Pod 3 Units


    Some people are also talking about the "G-taste Mimo Pod", which they also have on sale & are giving 3 PODS as a gift:

    G-taste Mimo Pod System Kit 450mah

    Once you register as a new client on Everzon - there is a 15% OFF Retail (DO NOT sign-up as Wholesale client - "My" BAD big mistake) Discount code for first time purchase: FP15

    Or - if you are already registered there is also a discount using the code: CHEAPVAPINGDEAL

    SO - Ya' may want to check-out what else they might have you can use there too . . . :thumbs:

    Hopefully some of this information is helpful . . . Just Sayin' . . . ;)


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  5. MikeE3

    MikeE3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2011
    Skippack, PA
    Welcome back. Holy cow! The vape scene has changed so much in the last 5 years. You've got some catching up to do. Mostly you have to realize and come to grips with the fact the May 12, 2020 just about everything on the market will cease to be available for 'legal' purchase ... thanks to the FDA's Deeming Act. Most of us have spent the last month's stocking up on enough gear and nicotine to last our our lives. Yes, it's likey to be that bad for us vapors come May 2020.

    That said, if I were to recommend a setup to someone starting out, it would probably be the Geek Vape Solo mod, It's very popular, good build quality, comfortable to handle, takes a single 18650 replaceable battery, and oh yes, it's even water resistant. It can usually be found for just under $40. For you I wouldn't recommend the 'kit' which comes with an atomizer. The atomizer uses a low ohm mesh wick and is meant for vaping at moderate to high watts.

    Here's one place for the Geek Vape Solo: Geek Vape AEGIS SOLO 100W Box Mod

    To top it off, I'd recommend the Zenith 24mm atty. It uses replaceable screw in 'coils. Coil life is pretty good, a lot of folks get at least a couple weeks from a coil before having to change 'em out. The tank has a 4ml capacity. They just came out with the Zenith Pro which is larger (5.5 ml) and is supposed to be easier to refill. A pack of 5 coils goes for about $8 bucks. The downside is you'd have to stock up heavily on the coils because come May 2020 is very likey you won't be able to buy them any longer. (I think over the last 6 month's my wife and I have stocked up on a bit over 100 boxes of 'em ... 500+ coils).

    Here's a link for the Innokin Zenith: Innokin Zenith MTL Tank by Phil Busardo and Dimitris Agrafiotis

    If you decide to go for either of these ... do some googling ... these might not be the cheapest prices I just posted the links so you could see the products.
     
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  6. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Some people even get approximately 3-4 months using unflavored e-liquid . . . Just Sayin' . . . :thumbs:

    FYI: The Zenith coils have been renamed as " Z Coils":

    BTW: No matter where you get them - Special attention should be given to the differences in the prices charged and product availability as noted below . . . :facepalm:

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    AND - Although I would rather not send them any business right now . . . There is one place I found them, however I would make very sure that get the Z coil. They supposedly sell for $9.11 a 5-pack, whereas if you get the Zenith coils they'll still send you Z coils anyway, but they'll charge you over $14 for a 5 pack. . . :-x ( Well they did me - I mention all about it here: New Packaging ? ? ? Zenith Coils are now Z Coils ? ? ? ) . . .

    Here is the link to the Z Coils (Please Note: While it say's for Zlide Tank - these are the coils for either tank) :

    https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Z-Coil-For-Zlide-Tank.html

    They also have a Discount code of 35% OFF for the Chinese New Year Holiday : HGCY18
    https://www.heavengifts.com/article/2020-Chinese-New-Year-Sales.html

    Now - Since they do have the discount Ya' might want to check out some of the other stuff on sale too:

    In Stock - Both 2/4ml Zenith Tanks $34.95 (35% Off = $22.42): https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Zenith-Atomizer.html

    Endura T22 (Clearance sale) $34.50 - 35% OFF = $23.40: https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Endura-T22-Starter-Kit.html

    Endura T18 $27.60 - 35% OFF = $17.94: https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Endura-T18-Starter-Kit.html

    Prism Coils for T18/T22 $6.50 for a 5pack - 35% OFF = $4.225
    https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Endura-T18E-Coil.html

    Endura T18 Tanks: https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Prism-T18-Tank.html

    Endura T22 Tanks: https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Innokin-Prism-T22-Tank.html

    Sorry could not find a Geekvape Solo in stock that was suggested, however there is Partial Pre-order ones:
    Just Mod:
    Geekvape Aegis Solo 100W TC Box MOD
    $44.00 https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Geekvape-Aegis-Solo-MOD.html

    Kit:
    Geekvape Aegis Solo 100W TC Kit with Cerberus Tank
    $64.00 https://www.heavengifts.com/product/Geekvape-Aegis-Solo-Kit-with-Cerberus-Tank.html

    Here are some other Geekvape MODS too:
    https://www.heavengifts.com/Geekvape_b37.html

    Ya' might want to check out this thread too, alot of links to sale items available there:
    Are you done stocking up?



    Again - Hope this information is helpful . . . Just Sayin' . . . :D


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  7. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    Wow Unc. As usual great info!!! I think I might go for a Justfog. Can't beat that price!
     
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  8. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    :wub:

    BTW: Even though they are supposedly rebuildable - Don't forget to get a few extra PODS - Great Price Too ! ! !

    Just Sayin' . . . ;)


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  9. Janet H

    Janet H Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    PA
    @kmk Do you have any vape shops near you? I think it's helpful to actually hold the device in your hand. Make sure it has a replaceable battery. Visit a couple shops even and take some notes. You can order from the shop if you feel they've been helpful and the price is not bad or order online.
     
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  10. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Never Mind . . . "My" BAD . . . Just chalk it up to another "Moment of Old Age " . . . :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  11. kmk

    kmk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2011
    Streator, IL
    I want to thank everyone for their replies and suggestions. I have to dig around in the old vape stash and see what I can find. I know the Billet Box is here somewhere and I should have some Aspire BVC coils for it. I know there is probably a couple of years worth of cartos somewhere around here. And I think maybe 100 mg of various juices. Maybe I can get back on the vape train with what I have. I was looking at several refillable pod systems though, I guess I haven’t lost the shinyitis lol!
     
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  12. Janet H

    Janet H Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    PA
    Wow, that sure sounds ambitious! Also sounds like an interesting challenge. From what I've seen you do so far I'm very certain you can do 6 and then some.


    @kmk Sounds like you have a good start. Back-ups need back-ups to be safe because you won't be able to get replacements for who knows how long. Gather your supplies and be sure of what you have and decide what you want. Then we can talk about juice supplies and you'll be all set.
     
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  13. DancingHeretik

    DancingHeretik Dancing in the Chaos Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2011
    San Antonio, TX
    Quoting to save in case I get the energy to order. Thanks!
     
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  14. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    Need a batt charger, or a backup? How 'bout a two bay NiteCore i2 fer $5.99 wid code VAPOR25 HERE!
     
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  15. kmk

    kmk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2011
    Streator, IL
    I just dug around in my “vape cabinet” (shhh, don’t tell my wife it’s a vape cabinet) and found my Billet Box. I opened it up and the tank is about 1/2 full. With a punched carto in it. So I took it apart to clean it and got called to the supper table. I finished eating and picked up the BB and said wth, put it back together. Pushed the fire button, hmmm batteries still got juice. Put the drip tip to my lips and hit the button. Ahhhh Malty from Backwoods Brew. Tastes good. Kicks like it’s still close to 24mg. I think I’m back in the game. :thumbs:
     
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  16. Janet H

    Janet H Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    PA
    Good morning. It's a crunchy morning at 24 degrees going all the way up to 34 today. Poor little birds look like puff balls. 59 days until Spring!
     
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  17. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Be sure you tell that to your groundhog :)
     
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  18. Flowersoul

    Flowersoul Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    NE Florida
    Good morning! :)

    It's crispy here in Florida, but I actually have some flowers in bloom, but then again, these are Florida Friendly native plants that can take a bit of chill, even a short duration of an overnight freeze. We're hoping for another overnight frost so that the bug eggs won't survive for this coming Spring!
     
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  19. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    "Crispy" . . . :eek:

    Normally, I prefer it a little cooler, however I need a flannel shirt today - even long pants . . . Just Sayin' . . .:rolleyes:



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  20. Flowersoul

    Flowersoul Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    NE Florida
    Tried to downplay it a bit cause we don't get too much sympathy here in Florida! :lol:
    I'm wearing a turtleneck, crew neck sweater on top of that, and wore my suede winter jacket outside yesterday......need it today, too, but I ain't goin nowhere outside my front door.....well, maybe to get the mail, but.....hubby will do that with a big 'please'! :)
     
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