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Vamo V2 alternative? My 510 threads are wearing out...

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  1. vangroover

    vangroover Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
    Hi all,

    I've had my Vamo V2 for about two months now and the 510 threads are wearing out.

    It may be that I'm a bit rough with my gear, I don't know. I do switch out clearos, carts, and atomizers daily, so the threads have been seeing quite a bit of use, I suppose. Still, I didn't expect them to wear out quite this soon.

    I'm now looking for a possible replacement. Other than the threading, I've been enjoying the Vamo quite a bit. So, I may just order another and treat it with greater care. However, I was hoping some of you might pipe in with recommendations on other vv/vw mods that may be a bit sturdier.

    I'm all ears guys and gals!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hi

    The 510 connection is a weak link it the Vamo. I haven't had a problem with mine, because I learned of it early on and have been very, very careful. I hate having to baby a mod.

    You' likely get lots of suggestions. My biggest one is no matter what APVs you are considering, read the sub-forums to see the kinds of experiences current owners are having.
     
  3. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 21, 2013
    Toronto
  4. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I like the like that one too. :) OP - Sigelei, not Smoktech.
     
  5. GaryInTexas

    GaryInTexas Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2013
    NE Texas, USA
    I've got a couple of Vamos and I like to use nearly all ego threaded type clearos. The ego threads seem more robust then the 510 threads to me. Used mine for several months now with no problems.
     
  6. BostonJim

    BostonJim Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Las Vegas
    I didn't think wearing out threads was possible, except for cross threading. The Sigelei ZMax is a good choice. Stainless steel connector is stronger than the brass on the Vamo. The telescope feature opens up a full range of batteries, and the price is reasonable.
     
  7. vangroover

    vangroover Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
    What's "cross threading," Boston Jim?
     
  8. BostonJim

    BostonJim Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Las Vegas
    deleted post........
     
  9. BostonJim

    BostonJim Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Las Vegas
    Cross threading is when the two pieces don't screw in properly and you force it. Like when you wreck a screw with a nut when it doesn't go on straight.
     
  10. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
  11. Abbell

    Abbell Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Kansas City, MO
    One solution is
    Vamo SS Battery Connector / Top Cap

    I like my Vamo even though I seem to have a collection of other mods. You can always get another Vamo... just the device and not the whole kit for about $37. The parts are interchangeable with the V3 version.
     
  12. metrabolic

    metrabolic Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2013
    Chandler, AZ
    An adaptor would help. They are very cheap too. If I had to suggest a mod that is similar in size I would say the innokin svd. My husband had both a vamo and a svd and loves both.
     
  13. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest

    Me three! Nice mod
     
  14. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    H-Town
    I emailed what I think is the original manufacturer of the Vamo V3 and asked them if they have individual parts for repair

    They told me no

    Pretty much how everything in a "consumer society" goes...buy a cheap one...when it breaks...chuck it and buy another one

    I did come across the below...but you have to order from the UK (don't know about shipping)
    http://www.stealthvape.co.uk/vamo-top-cap
    [​IMG]

    Then there is this video


    The V2 head and the control head on the V3 don't appear to be interchangeable...the V2 looks like a cap, the V3 is press fit into the tube and has the removable beauty ring
     
  15. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    The problem with stripped threads is that they won't HOLD an adaptor since the adaptor has threads that screw into the 510 connection.

    already been this route with an SS vtube from Apollo......nice mod, but once those threads stripped.....I got the same adaptor you suggested from vapor kings, too :lol:

    Only way I could think to make it work was to glue the adaptor into the connection, then put a delivery device off the adaptor. But the adaptor won't stay on stripped threads.

    Not that I'm a fangirl of any particular mod, since I've used and owned many, but is precisely the reason I now use a REO......the entire mod is rebuildable w/a $20 rebuild kit and alll you need is a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. I bring this up because a lot of people do not realize this, and hence do not realize why there are such loyal fans of this mechanical mod.

    I am talking about being able to replace *every* part yourself, in about 10 minutes.
     
  16. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    I think he is concerned because his threads are getting bad (not stripped yet)
    thought maybe there was still life enuff left to add said adapter

    :)
     
  17. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    AirFlow.jpg

    Get one of these and leave it on the Vamo, use a 510/ego adapter on top if needed for Kanger/ego type devices.
     
  18. vangroover

    vangroover Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
    What kind of adapter is that? Would you be able to provide a link?

    There is a bit of life left on the threads. I bought a 510 to 510 from a local b&m shop here (that's all they had in stock). It was helping a bit, but not much... Pretty pathetic little Vamo I've got right now...

    I really appreciate all the suggestions. Would love to hear more.

    I've said it before, and it bears repeating: this is a great forum!!
     
  19. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    It's this, but I've never seen it in stock.
    Maybe you can google around for "air flow controller 510" and find it somewhere else!

     
  20. oldbikeguy

    oldbikeguy ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Got Vapes has them and they do work;)http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/gotvapes/383142-gotvapes-product-encyclopedia-concise-reference-its-all-here-its-released-photo-product-discussion-links.html
     
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