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SXK DOGGY STYLE

Discussion in 'RTA' started by SKYYcamel, Jul 3, 2017.

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  1. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    In the 2k18 version the chimney comes already attached via thick o-rings to the tank.

    As @ricks said, this version has juice flow control which is operated by using the drip tip to turn the chamber. When you can see wicking - the JFC is open, when you can only see metal, it's closed.

    Coil height also plays a big part in getting either more throat hit or more flavour. I prefer low to the airflow hole. But for those who like throat hit, raise it a bit. Here's my coil height:
    deckcomparison.jpg
    This shows the different decks - 2k18 on the left, 2k16 on the right.

    I use a 2.5mm id coil in the 2k18 - so maybe try a smaller id than 3mm.

    As the deck is a GTA style, so your wick tails needs to go down a bit further than other RTAs.

    Here's my 2k18 rayon
    wicking:

    2k18wickchannel.jpg
    I've thinned the tails quite a bit, and cut them to sit flush on that bottom ridge.

    soggy2k18.jpg

    This shows also the coil height. It's only a mm or 2 above the airflow hole.

    I use 28ga in my doggys, prefer the fast ramp up and these are 2.5mm id ss316l 5 wrap coils.
     
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  2. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    Central GA
    Good advice. 28ga is good for low wattage. 26ga works well once you get up to 30W or so. It's all about heat time. Larger gauges at low wattage take too much time to heat up in my experience.

    Steam Engine is our friend.
     
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  3. Janusz

    Janusz Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2018
    Illinois, USA
    No, you do not have to get up to 30W to have good vape with 26 gauge.

    I never vape above 20 watts ( usually it is 14-18) and for me 26 gauge do not take too much time to heat... unless I will make coil that is longer than 8 wraps.

    How long time coil needs to heat up depend on mass of coil not just gauge of wire. Personally I prefer 26 gauge ... it is less flimsy and easier to wick. If you make coil with 26 gauge SS 2.5mm ID wire with 6 wraps Steam Engine recommends vaping at 17w... and if you use Kanthal 26 gauge 2.5mm ID, 6 wraps Steam Engine recommends 18w.
     
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oops wrong thread.
     
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  5. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
    Planet Earth
    I took a plunge early September and ordered 3 doggys, without ever trying one. Finally built on my sjmy doggy 2k16 yesterday to great success! I put in an .85 ohm 2.4mm coil, wicked like I normally would, but did not thin the tails. The doggy vapes perfectly, without any leaking whatsoever. I'm very impressed at the quality of the machining for this clone. Love how simple and intuitive this RTA is, and how good it looks.
    Thank you @DPLongo22 for the recommendation!
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  6. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Do you have a link to the one you bought? Looks different from the one I own.
     
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  7. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
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  8. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member

    Mar 14, 2019
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  9. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
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  10. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    This is the 'anything goes' doggy RTA thread - they've put up with me and a few others raving about the sjmy's amazing airflow ;)

    The smidgee (ask @DPLongo22 and also ask him what he nicknamed the SXK ;) ) looks awesome on the DB :wub:
     
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  11. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Midworld
    Twas not I, Ange. I am but The Stealer.

    She Who Names Things is the blinged-out feline. Not just mods either. People too! :lol: :wub:

    @Katdarling, to the kore. :)

    One of my all-time favorite exchanges (in this regard) was this one >

    You'll need to hit the back button each time - sorry about that!!!

    ~The Billet BoX~
    (^ and the post immediately following ^)

    Followed by>
    ~The Billet BoX~

    Then this>
    ~The Billet BoX~

    And>
    ~The Billet BoX~

    Finally (two posts again) >
    ~The Billet BoX~

    Klassically Kat. :laugh:

    Point being, both "Sexy" & "Smidgie" (sp?) were coined by another, and used repeatedly and relentlessly by moi. If there's one thing on this planet I do well, it's plagiarize Kat's work. :cool::thumbs::wub:
     
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  12. Katdarling

    Katdarling Blinged mods and poli-TIX ready! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    DEEEEEEEEE PEEEEEEEEEEE ELLLLLLLLLE!

    winner winner, dahlink!!

    And whatta lotta work there! GREAT finds and fab trips down the Mem'ry Lane!!!



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  13. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Twasn't easy, KitKat, but had me cracking up all over again!!!

    G'nite all (Nytol!). :)
     
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  14. Katdarling

    Katdarling Blinged mods and poli-TIX ready! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you, sweets.

    :wub:
     
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  15. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    :lol::lol::lol:
    You two are:
    nuts.jpg
     
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  16. Katdarling

    Katdarling Blinged mods and poli-TIX ready! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yep, and no need to dress for Halloween, eh? :D

    (I'm the shorter nut, just by the way.)
     
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  17. ricks

    ricks Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    Moscow PA
    That's exactly how I pictured you two...
     
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  18. FrankRice

    FrankRice Full Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I just got the 2k18, and I'm a restricted DL vaper, towards the loose MTL end of the scale. I'm very impressed so far. The draw is incredibly quiet and smooth. No leaks at all. Also, no dry hits even if I take very long pulls at my usual 25 watts. Flavour is on point too. Just my 2 cents for anyone that's interested.

    Ps. I'm not the greatest at coiling and wicking, but still got it right the first time. Not a hint of leaking or flooding, and I've shelved my Fresia because the 2k18 is performing so well. By the time I figured out the Fresia wicking properly, the 2k18 arrived and it made the Fresia seem noisy and too airy, even when the large DL part of the airflow is closed almost all the way down.
     
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  19. barkfunklerbunk

    barkfunklerbunk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2014
    Planet Earth
    I had a lot of laughs reading those posts @DPLongo22 and @Katdarling thanks! :lol:

    I am really loving this doggy. It's definitely a keeper and I'm glad I took a gamble and ordered 3. However, is it just me, or does this thing go through juice like it's going out of style? I'm so used to my Erl and vaping about 1-1.5ml, and it seems the smidgee doggy I'm vaping about double that. Perhaps, because it's new and I'm enjoying it and guzzling down the juice, but I don't seem to be vaping all that more than normal.
     
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  20. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Midworld
    I forgot, Bark - is yours the Y2K, or the older ones (Sexy & Smidgie)? The Y2K (Katspeak, obviously) does seem to drink a bit, but not the older ones. I find them similar to the Erls in that regard, although smaller in capacity.

    I like the Y2K but I do have to wrestle with it more than the others. That juice flow thing isn't friendly with all of my tips.

    >

    Nevermind. You answered it. I do pretty well with the Smidge. Same juice and stuff (you)?
     
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