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RSST Rebuildable Atomizer

Discussion in 'Genesis' started by Taff Evans, May 28, 2016.

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  1. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    OK. DIY NET's then, that DIY part I missed, forgot about it as I assumed that all NET's were created equal. My Bad, as they say. So mesh doesn't run differently than other wicking does but, it can be cleaned and reused time after time. Good to know, Thanks yourgurnard.
     
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  2. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I just found this little Gem while doing more research on the RSST;
    $9.95 and it seems you can request that they drill out the air hole to different diameters. They even sell spare Top Caps. I wish I had found that listing earlier.

    Smoktech RSST RBA
     
  3. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I went down stairs to my Vape Den with the thought of opening up that air hole on my RSST even more, so, as I normally do, I measured the air hole first and got a 1.20mm reading on my set of SS Dial calipers (I thought I had read 1.25mm before, but guess I read it wrong). I opened it up to 1.3/1.32mm and liked that pretty good, cleaned the top cap up and filled the tank. It does vape a bit differently now, as with a 1.2mm air hole I was running at 9 to 9.5 watts (10 watts and I would start getting an Off taste) with my 32g Twisted Kanthal 4/3 wrap build, with 325 SS mesh and my 3% Hangsen's Arabic HS NET 50/50 mix. Now I'm finding that I need to run the same build/juice at 10-10.5 watts (11 watts and I start getting that same Off taste). Weird, I opened the air hole up from 1.2mm to 1.3-1.32mm and I can now run it 1 watt hotter for a better flavor. Surprising how a 0.12mm increase in air flow makes that much difference. Oh well, I'm liking my RSST even better now. I might even go to KidneyPuncher and purchase those extra caps with different sized air holes that they offer, 1/16th and 5/64th = 1.58mm and 1.98mm respectively, and they offer caps with even bigger air holes for purchase, but ya'll prolly already know that, as I'm late to this party so to speak, but the fact that they are still selling them surprised me.
     
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  4. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I really like just how much adjustability I have in TH by slightly turning the Top Cap a little Off of the coil/mesh wick.
     
  5. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I was experimenting and decided to take a wrap out of my build, so now I have a 3/2 wrap of 32g Twisted kanthal build and my resistance went down from 1.3xΩ to 1.05Ω on my Presa TC 100w. I went to Steam-engine first to see what I might be looking at with minus 1 wrap, and it said 1.05Ω. Nailed It ! I think that I like it better so far (flavor that is), this Arabic NET tobacco has always been real sensitive as far as wattage (and seems to be the number of wraps, but the resistance is not so much) for me to get the most flavor out of it, whether I'm doing a .75% mix or a 3.5% mix, and everything in between. This Arabic is strong stuff, but doesn't seem to like my regular cotton/Rayon builds as much as this mesh wicking. I have found that If not careful I will just up and lose all flavor of the Arabic, but using mesh I seem to have a little more Leeway.
     
  6. yourgurnard

    yourgurnard Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2015
    London
    Mesh suits tobacco/tobacco flavours beautifully!
    This is probably sacrilege in this Gennie section..... but I've pretty much gone over to squonking now, with My Kraken/Origenny etc. getting a bit dusty!!
    Still using mesh wicks tho'!
     
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  7. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    Brought out 1 of my old genny's and put into rotation and its very nice vape.
    Anyways as i never did buy a torch back then to season ss mesh, i still used the stove top method and it was fine this time around .
    Also i learned from poster back then to cut bottom of mesh wick at 45 degree angle with the hollow wick as it give a little larger area for juice flow in a hollow wick.

    Here some older pictures dated from 5 years back.

    i put into tank to see for fit, bottom of wick cut at angle because of angle cut not much touches bottom if seasoned good no hot spots. If i recall right the bottom picture had no angle cut as i was comparing, dont ask
    comparison as i dont recall what i ate yesterday !
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  8. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    :lol: Ha Ha, I see that we are in the same club, just different chapters maybe. Thanks for you're post, and I'll remember the angle cut, for sure. I'm experimenting with the "Fan Cut Method" on the bottom of my wicks to get more surface area ATM, but will try you're method also. Thanks for that Dieseler.
     
  9. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Hey, vaping is vaping, that's how I see it, so "No Harm, No Foul" as they say, anyways, the longer I'm on a thread, the more of a chance I'll do the same thing.:blush:

    I didn't know that about tobacco's and mesh, Thanks for that. I'm starting to think that it's me though, with my finicky come and go flavor with my Arabic Tobacco NET. The reason I say that, is that I have been off of tobacco for a little over 2 years, but was using tobacco for a little over 52 years, and wonder if my Olfactory senses are off again on again, and that's what I am experiencing, my sense of taste and smell hasn't fully come back. Who knows. I'll figure out a way to deal with it. I had my setup really tasting Fantastic last night when I turned it off to go to bed, I got up this morning and turned it on, and YUCK, I had changed nothing at all, but, YUCK, Nasty :(! Maybe it is me and not my settings. How do I rewire my mouth ?;)
     
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  10. thetrucker

    thetrucker Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    Syracuse,NY
    I've done the same thing a lot of times.......had the best tasting vape when I went to bed and in the morning it irritates my throat and tastes terrible...
     
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  11. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    It's good to know that I'm not "The Lone Ranger" in this. I was thinking my vape was good, and it was me that sucked;), oh wait...
     
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  12. thetrucker

    thetrucker Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    Syracuse,NY
    ...................LOL.........................................
     
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  13. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Out of curiosity, I just cleaned one of my mesh wicks under tap water (just held the whole wick under the tap and let water flow from Top to Bottom, then from Bottom to Top). That OK ?, or should I have pulled it apart first, then ran water over it ? That wick was one I was experimenting with, with several fan cuts vertically up the wick from the Bottom, and looked too Purrty to unroll.
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    This one has slits cut vertically up the wick 2-4mm, I have another mesh wick in my RSST right now that has slits cut up from the Bottom about 7-8mm in length, but am experimenting on the best way in cleaning them out so when dry I can put it back into rotation, that way I can just re-wrap said wick with new/different wire, I started out using 32g double twisted Kanthal but am now using 30g single Kanthal (both are wrapped at 3/2) and getting about 0.96Ω and running in the area of 9.5 watts in Power Mode, haven't tried Temp yet with my HohmTech devices yet, as I want to get this dialed in in Power mode first.
     
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  14. thetrucker

    thetrucker Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    Syracuse,NY
    I take my wick and torch it with my little butane torch.....and that seems to clean it up pretty good and when it's cool I put it back down into

    the coil.........that way I don't have to wait until it's dry to use it again..........lol..............pulling the wick in and out sometimes deforms

    the coil.......28 guage and lighter does not stand up to abuse very well.......lol.......I use cotton most of the time because I can remove

    it from the coil and put another back in with out too much damage to the coil shape............but making a new coil and changing the mesh

    wick is part of the fun........................I would not unroll the mesh wick...........I would do as you did.....leave it rolled up

    and just wash it or torch it.........your choice.................
     
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  15. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Thanks Trucker, It's my bed time, so I'll re-read you're post after I wake up.:thumb:
     
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  16. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Ya know, this Genny is like, well.... I sit down, kick my feet up, and relax with my favorite pipe (back in the day that is), and life is Good. Boy Howdy, I'm glad I decided to look into this RSST Genesis Atomizer. I have a foot in 2 different Vape worlds each day, (1) with my Digiflavor Siren 25mm and my Menthol mix running in Kanthal Temp Control on my HohmTech Slice, and (1) with my Smok RSST Genesis and my Arabic Tobacco mix running in Power Mode on my Presa TC 100. Life is truly Good !!:thumbs:
     
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  17. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Since I am using either 32g Twisted, or, 30g single Kanthal (at the moment), I do change/need to change, the coil when I pull the mesh wick for cleaning, and just thought I'd ask to make sure my way was an acceptable way of doing it, so Thanks Trucker :thumb:. I have so much wire, that I have all of it (26g single up thru 32g Quad Twisted Kanthal, Plus some 28g NiCr) in one of those Large plastic storage bins (the next size down from the ones you put blankets in and slide under the bed). I also have 8.5"x11" sheets of 350 and 400 SS 316L mesh, plus, 3"x4" sheets of 325 and 450 SS 316L mesh that I'm gonna experiment with a little. Some of that was bought for my Fev 3 & 4, which use short mesh straws to feed the KGD or Rayon wicking that's in the coil (the juice kind of drips down thru the mesh and feeds the regular wick tails). Smoking was Never so much Fun !!
     
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  18. 52anddone

    52anddone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I tried you're Angle cut, just like you showed in the pic Trucker, seems to be working pretty good for me. Thanks for that. :thumb:
     
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  19. thetrucker

    thetrucker Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    Syracuse,NY
    I seen a video on youtube quite awhile back and I think it was Rip Trippers and he had a different approach to the mesh wick idea..........

    He took his mesh wick after rolling it up and torching it ............and he swipes it back and forth on a piece of cotton ball............what this does is it picks up

    little shards of cotton and coats the out side of the mesh wick with a little layer of cotton..........he claimed it held the e-liquid a little better and seemed to work

    good. Just something else to try and a lot of fun fooling around with the

    equipment................I stopped to a hardware store awhile back and picked up a short 6

    inch length of Stainless Cable and tried that and that worked good too....I get a big charge

    out of this hobby and then explaining to non vapers......just what I'm doing with all this

    stuff................fun.......................
     
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