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Spring collapse! :(

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by Impulso, Feb 8, 2016.

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  1. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    Woe is me. I wanted to fire up this bad boy after a few months, and put a battery in, and tried firing and promptly collapsed my spring. Column on my RM2 was broken and didn't realize it.

    However I just bought a chalice 3. Now what would I need to buy from Rob to get my Reo fixed? I know there is a low ohm spring that you could buy but I cannot for the life of me figure out where that is and what else I would need to get with it?

    Could someone please let me know what I should get?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
  3. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I believe Rob only sells the newer gold (low ohm) springs on his site. These are available in the accessories section of the web page.

    Note that you need to get the one appropriate for your REO - the springs are clearly listed for each REO model they pertain to (eg, springs for metal reos, etc.).

    By the sounds of it, all you would need to do is swap out the spring on your mod. The RM2... that's another story.

    While you are at it, and if you don't already have them, you might want to consider getting an entire gold contact rebuild kit. In addition to a new spring, this would upgrade your firing pin. It would, however, mean a little more "surgery" on your part to install the pin, which you'd need to be comfortable with.

    Wouldn't hurt to have a couple spare springs around just in case - future proof being without a working mod.
     
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  4. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    Thanks for the replies - bought a rebuilt kit and several springs as suggested! Now on to practicing on the operation man so I don't stab my own finger!


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  5. ElConquistador

    ElConquistador Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    Oklahoma
    Better a five buck spring than blowing you face off! Careful with that Chalice, check it with the cap on before you fire it, there is no room for any wire tails at all!
     
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  6. Layzee Vaper

    Layzee Vaper Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2015
    Yep, with the Chalice careful checking with the cap on is required before firing it up. My guess is more springs have collapsed due to this atty than any other. Its a tight fit, especially with larger wire sizes.
     
  7. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Up North
    Might want to consider getting an ohm meter. I will not put an RDA on any of my mechanical mods without checking them first. You can get a little black box for 15 bucks.
     
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  8. ckquatt

    ckquatt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2013
    Milledgeville, GA
    Yep! Collapsed 3 myself with that demon of an atty!


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  9. Laniere

    Laniere Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    Prato - Italy
    yeah man i've collapsed my first and only spring too with the chalice. Now i wrap the coil, insert the cap and check on the ohm meter if there is a short. I 'm doing it for all atomizer since then.
     
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  10. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    I have quite a few other devices I'll put it on first. Don't want to be dropping any more springs

    I do appreciate the warning though!

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  11. Raynman

    Raynman Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Marion In USA
    REMINDER: Take it easy on the screw holding the delrin in place it is very easy to strip out the threads. Also the screw holding the spring in is very tight. Hold it in place with a screwdriver and turn the spring toward the back of the mod. It should loosen it up a bit. Hope this helps.
     
  12. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    Thanks! I just got back into town and will be getting it replaced tomorrow.


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  13. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Theres no need to remove the delrin to replace the spring :D
     
  14. Raynman

    Raynman Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Marion In USA
    I was thinking he was going to replace the firing pin too. He bought a rebuild kit.
     
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  15. Raynman

    Raynman Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Marion In USA
    He bought a rebuild kit, firing pin is part of it.
     
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  16. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    ah right :)
     
  17. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    Didn't know what I would need to replace so bought it all. Might have been cheaper to buy a new REO. :)


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  18. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    No worries. You'll get the contacts up to current specs and she'll be good to go for years (for about $.005 per day when you amortize the cost).
     
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  19. ElConquistador

    ElConquistador Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2013
    Oklahoma
    Ahhhh, the power of amortization rationalization!
     
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  20. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    Working great again with my newly acquired chalice III tooting away!


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