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Vape Bands

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  1. SSBR

    SSBR Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Is there really any other purpose for the silicon bands most people put on their tanks, other than it looking nicer? Like maybe prevent leaks or so?
     
  2. Lannie

    Lannie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The main reason is for the manufacturer of said bands to make oodles of money, and secondarily, I think they'll help prevent breakage if you drop the tank. Providing it's a glass tank, of course. Then there's the whole issue of maybe one of the bands says something profound (?) that you agree with and you want everyone to know you think that, so you put that band on your tank. Like, "Vape On." As you can probably surmise, I think they're silly. It's a good IDEA, but they want way too much money for them. If you're worried about dropping and breaking your tank, you can just wrap a regular rubber band around it for free, or you can spend the money to get one of the fancy bands and use that. Me, I don't bother with them. I haven't dropped a tank yet, but if I ever do, and the glass breaks, I have spare glass to replace it with (which probably costs about the same as one of those bands, depending on where you buy it).

    ~Lannie
     
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  3. SSBR

    SSBR Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Very insightful reply. Thanks Lannie.
    And I do agree they are kind of pointless. I find them irritating all the more haha.

    Well, I am new here and there's obviously a lot for me to learn.
     
  4. Lannie

    Lannie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oh, yeah, I forgot! WELCOME TO ECF! You'll learn a lot here, trust me. Three months ago I was a green noob, and now I can mostly understand most people's conversations! LOL! Not ALL of them, but most of 'em! ;)

    There ARE some little bitty elastic bands you can find at drugstores and Wal-Mart and such, for putting little girls' hair in tiny ponytails... those work great for putting around a tank, say, for reminding you which flavor is in each one. And if you're into bling, you can attach an earring or other little dangly to the elastic band for a bit of pretty. Here's what I did with an old, cheap, plastic earring:

    07-23-15 Binkie 03.jpg

    I actually really LOVE that bit of dangly bling on there. The elastic bands don't last forever, they get brittle and eventually break after a week or two, but they're so cheap, it's not really an issue. And they come in assorted colors. :)

    ~Lannie
     
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  5. SSBR

    SSBR Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Nicely feminine set up there! Would love to have one like yours in time to come. Thanks for sharing
     
  6. kess

    kess Full Member Verified Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    Fort Wayne, IN
    I was interested in vape bands to help protect glass tanks during errant drops, but then I saw the prices. No thank you.
     
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  7. nyiddle

    nyiddle Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Pretty sure FastTech sells them for like 14/2$... I mean, they might not be the best quality but.. Y'know.

    I know a friend who had one because, without the airflow blocked when it wasn't in use, his Orchid would slowly leak juice out of the airflow holes. The vape band actually helped prevent a lot of leakage when the device wasn't in use.
     
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  8. Alien Traveler

    Alien Traveler Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2014
    United States
  9. The_guy1489

    The_guy1489 Full Member

    Aug 28, 2015
    I use a "vape band" on my SMPL mod and derringer set up mainly because I usually stand my mod up and from time to time it will fall over. And I certainly don't want to scratch up my beautiful all white set up. I got mine from a friend who bought 12 of them for $9. Hell i don't even know what it says lol. As far as dropping my tank goes, I've dropped my subtank about 5 times this week off my counter top while building not so much as a crack so that says a bit towards the durability of the glass on them. No bands needed


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  10. Rixsta

    Rixsta The Millionaire Vapor' The Enabler Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2015
    Somerset, UK
    Looks, matchy matchy, protects the glass if it falls over

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Frederick Hew

    Frederick Hew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2015
    Malaysia
    i like that one on the left
     
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  12. Rixsta

    Rixsta The Millionaire Vapor' The Enabler Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2015
    Somerset, UK
    Thats a Mech mod :)
     
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  13. Frederick Hew

    Frederick Hew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2015
    Malaysia
    ahaha, nail it!
     
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  14. EverPresentNoob

    EverPresentNoob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2015
    DC Metro area
    There is one in the box with the TFV4. i have heard of some people using it to hold the top shut as their top fill would come open while vaping. I havent had this issue, but its an option for them.
     
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  15. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    New Orleans La.
    its basically a bracelet for your mod :) bling, pretty stuff, something else to loose or break :)
     
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  16. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    New Orleans La.
    you need a longer coil ;)
     
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  17. The_guy1489

    The_guy1489 Full Member

    Aug 28, 2015
    Yea that was an experiment lol it's only 5 wraps but quad parallel


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