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Teaching my SON.

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  1. TINMAN01

    TINMAN01 Full Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    Plattsburgh, NY
    My Son is 24yrs old and new to vaping. I of course want him to be a safe VAPER, but he doesn't want to build his own coils yet. I still taught him ohms law, battery safety and configuration, and mod safety. It was kind of hard actually !!! On forums and posts I can answer at my leisure. But to teach...I had to be careful. I didn't want to "information overload" him in details. So over a week I layer effected my teaching. First basics and a little more each day. I will wait a week and let it soak in...then comes my questions. Simple and basic questions...I know he won't know all the answers. That's ok, it's cool.....we all started out that way. I'm still learning something new or reminded of something old and forgotten.
    Vape on my Friends and Vape Safelly!!!
     
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  2. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Welcome! What's wrong with starting him on a drop-in coil starter kit?
     
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  3. United States

    United States Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2018
    RVA
    Very cool.

    Glad you are taking the time to teach wisdom to your son. If he don't get it now, he will later.

    My pop used to draw pictures on a paper napkin to get his point across. He'd say "go get me a pencil" and of course I'd return with a nub about the size of a cigarette butt (that needed sharpening).
    Hmmph!
    As I got older he'd say "go get my carpenter pencil and my pocket knife"....

    To this day I find myself drawing at times to get a point across.
     
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  4. Shadav

    Shadav Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    Westfield, IN, USA
    invite him to the forums...
    you can always buy premade coils, I'm 5 years strictly vaping and still don't really make my own coils

    congrats to you and your son
     
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  5. TINMAN01

    TINMAN01 Full Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    Plattsburgh, NY
    Nothing wrong with premade coils and a sub ohm, in fact that's what he is using. BUT......I don't want him to be misinformed that a regulated mod means SAFE. I know this may cause arguement and not my intention but it is true. BASIC Fundementals is essential....30A batteries rather than 20A's...why means learning ohms law. Dead shorts, means test and build on a TAB 521 and check it out. Etc, etc.This way when he tries someone elses mod or builds without me looking over his shoulder......less chance to get hurt.
     
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  6. Cobramamba

    Cobramamba Full Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    Irvine, CA
    Thatsa great! Practice practice practice. Mini screw drivers are where are started. Just make sure battery and mod are safe to use considering how low you want your Ohms to be. Im sure you have a Ohm checker where you screw atomizer in. Then most importantly find a Nice litle tupperwear or tackle box so he can be organized and follow in your footsteps
     
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  7. FΛDED

    FΛDED Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2017
    Austin, Texas
    I was the opposite. I introduced vaping to my father and I educated him with ohm's law. For me, it was easier but the only downside is that he got better at spinning wire than me, lol. All in all I like reading these types of stories. Grats @TINMAN01
     
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  8. United States

    United States Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2018
    RVA
    Sounds like should be teaching the class so non vapers will quit asking "don't those things explode?".

    Oz approves Tinman.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Glad you are teaching him and yeah you never know what those kiddos are gonna run off and up and buy, so great job.

    Anna
     
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  10. VapourFlavour

    VapourFlavour Moved On

    Oct 16, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    Cool!
     
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  11. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    I'm surprised about the information I think I know and have forgotten.
    For a back up primer/fill in, could have son read in spare time:
    Learn About Vaping Here - Everything Ecigs - From Beginner To Advanced
    Learn What Vaping is and How to Inhale Properly - Vaping360
    https://spinfuel.com/new-vapers-start/
    ECigarette Academy: Essential Need to Know for New Vapers
    Beginner Archives - Guide To Vaping
    Vaping 101: An Ultimate Guide Focusing on Basics for Beginners
    6 Quick & Useful Vaping Tips for Beginners
    (10) Advancing Up the Vaping Ladder with Egos and Mods | E-Cigarette Forum
    (1) Proper Terminology - Is it a carto, a tank, or what? A Guide to Juice Attachments. | E-Cigarette Forum
     
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  12. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Not safe, only SAFER. And there is no need for 30A batteries rather than 20A batteries if your wattage setting doesn't require it. Using a regulated mod is not using Ohm's Law, but using Watt's Law.

    This past Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to see the batteries my son was using in his single battery regulated mod. Same age as yours: 24 years. I was horrified. :shock: He was using an old brown LG HG2 with a torn insulation wrap. The other battery he was using was a newer Imren brand (rewrap brand).

    We spent the next couple of hours talking about batteries and safety, looking at my battery guides and Mooch's videos on battery safety on a laptop.

    I showed him my Battery Basics for Mods: The Definative Battery Guide for Vaping and Are You Using a Rewrap (Rebranded or Aftermarket) Battery? and how to find them for future reference. (Just google "Baditude's Blog".) I also told him about Battery Mooch and his You Tube video series on batteries.
    Battery Mooch - YouTube

    Needless to say, for Christmas he got four brand new LG HG2 3000mah 20A batteries along with a couple of plastic battery cases. He has an Efest LUC V4 charger, so I know he's good there. He knows to charge on a fireproof surface and not to charge when he's not around to monitor the charging. He now knows not to use batteries with less than perfect wraps and not to use re-wrap China batteries.
     
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  13. TINMAN01

    TINMAN01 Full Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    Plattsburgh, NY
    About 2 weeks ago in a (very good) "Old" FB group a gentleman posted his Double Barrel V3 completlely burnt by a battery run away. There must have been 5-6 replies made stating " how it should NEVER HAPPEN with a regulated device." I retorted with a brief comment and explanation. Then my followers, admin, group came in further explaining. It wasn't the mod...in was a dropped battery (dented negative) that went to delay prior to venting. Probably had internal battery damage as well.
     
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  14. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    It's all about knowing and understanding safe battery practices. Batteries are the most IMPORTANT part of our setup. As Mooch says, don't use batteries which are less than PRISTINE: Perfect wraps. No indentations. No history of trauma or misuse.

    It doesn't matter if a battery is used in a regulated or mech mod. The same safe battery practices must be followed. Protection circuitry in a regulated mod should make it safer to use, but can't be relied upon to make it totally safe.
     
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