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  1. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    I am a vaper who is obsessed with building wick and coils. I have lately gotten the REO bug. I have a Provari which I dearly love and a bunch of mechanicals, some get use others don't. I am looking to add a REO Grand and a RM2 RDA to the mix. I have heard so many fine things about them. I see that a lot of members in the Provari forum own them too. I vape 100% VG and am big into flavor of liquids and DIY my juice in addition to buying my favorites.

    My main question is on battery life and vapor production or lack of. The one thing that I don't enjoy about the mechanicals is as the battery charge depletes the vapor production and flavor do too. It seems that I always am replacing the battery with a fully charged one even though it is not near discharged. I was wondering how the REO compares. Really that is the only issue that has me hesitating.

    So please enlighten me and let me know what extras I should get (I have seen other posts where the prospective buyer is loading up on everything) and if you have links to specific posts that may help that would be appreciated. Til them I will scour the REO Lounge.
     
  2. oldbroad

    oldbroad don't need no dang title..I'm queen of the world! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2009
    Lower Mich.
    I don't know much but I'm sure more knowledgeable REOnauts will chime in soon, but I do know the VV grand can be dialed up to help
    with the vape and taste.
     
  3. MamaTried

    MamaTried Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    Northern California
    no expert here, but i think you should change batts when they get to 3.5-3.7, regardless of device-- even Pvari
     
  4. Dturp

    Dturp Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2013
    Okc
    If you're replacing the batteries often to get the vape you want you need to run lower ohm coils. I try and set mine up so it's almost to hot to handle on a fresh battery that way it tapers down over the first half hour to a perfect level. Then stays there for about 5 or 6 hours before tapering off to a point I feel I need a new battery. But it really sounds like you are just setting up to high compared to where you should be.
     
  5. bunker0617

    bunker0617 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2013
    AZ
    Can't really speak to specific battery stuff as I know there are so many variables. I can say running a fresh 18650 with my grand RM2 coil at 1.5 omhs gives me about 6-8 hours before I notice it tapering off. Plus changing the battery on the reo is easy as pie..
     
  6. element77

    element77 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2012
    Atl, Ga
    You can add a kick to keep your voltage constant throughout the usable charge of the battery. RTDvapor.com sells the kick and you can read about it in lots of threads around here (sorry I don't have the links) I find w/such a big batt as the 18650 on 1ohm coils I really get a looong time out of the batts before changing. In terms of vapor and flavor I also use 100%VG and diy, and the thread on micro coils by super X is superb on bringing clouds to the masses:D
    I once really wanted a provari when they were the stock answer to what do I buy. However I found this little corner of ECF and went with the REO instead. It was a pivotal moment in my vaping experience that I know you will soon share. It's Sunday night, pull the trigger, it'll be here next week and you can post pics of clouds that never end with a onboard juice feeding system. Right now it really has never been better to join Reoville with the RM2, micro coils and cotton.
    Welcome home:)
     
  7. bones1274

    bones1274 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2010
    florida
    With a 1.0 ohm coil on my RM2, I get almost a day and a half out of a 18650 with no drop in performance but I just change it out every morning before I leave to work. And these batteries are over 2 years old......
     
  8. yolo_

    yolo_ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2013
    Strawberry Fields
    Hi mackman :)

    When using coils at 2.5 on my grand i had to change the batteries at 1/2 bottle of juice. But since i have started using 2.0 coils i get a whole bottle finished.

    My batts are down to 3.5 or 3.6 before i change them. So when i refill my bottle i change batteries.

    I think it really depends on how warm you like your vapor...
     
  9. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2010
    upstate ny
    VV Grand would be the one to get if thats your main concern.
     
  10. MamaTried

    MamaTried Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    Northern California
    i respectfully sorta-kinda-maybe disagree, especially if you want to change your batts before they drop below a certain voltage.

    maybe it's just me. sometimes i can detect when performance drops below the level where i should change the batt, other times not, and i let them discharge below the level i would have liked. to me (being battery-challenged) it seems to happen more often with VVG.

    i think i need to ask Scott for a PermaHickey...
     
  11. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2010
    upstate ny
    So Dennis, set me straight here. IF you are using VV and its set at 4.5 volts and the voltage drops below 4.5 volts, it does not shut down?
     
  12. MamaTried

    MamaTried Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    Northern California
    never really measured.

    all i know is when i noticed my VV vape get "bad", often a battery or two would be very low, below where i've read most folks recharge.

    what's your experience with kick/kick2?
     
  13. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    So, as to the original question: other than clean contacts, and the voltage drop lost to any particular mechanical mod, the battery life issue and the "sagging vape" is really about which batteries one is using. One can clean their mod's contacts, and one can build to suit voltage drop (build your coil a little hotter); but runtime is about battery quality and design.

    What batteries have you been powering your mech.s with, Mackman?
     
  14. ltrainer

    ltrainer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2010
    upstate ny
    With the Kick when it can't meet the wattage you have it set at it cuts off. It will not fire.

    For me personally when I pull my 18490s out after the cut off they measure about 3.4v. My wattage is generally set at 10.5 watts. My batteries are fairly old so I think it might be possible that new cells might bring cut off voltage lower but I don't know. I'm far from being a battery expert.

    AW IMRs, according to their specs, can be brought down to 2.5 volts with no damage to the cell. That will shorten the life of the cell but by how much no one really seems to know. If its 20 or 30% lower no big deal. They last a long time and are fairly inexpensive considering how long their longevity is.

    Sorry, I didn't intend to hijack the thread.
     
  15. Vash

    Vash Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    This is what I do too :) Kicks out crazy vapor for first hour or so and then stays perfect for better part of the day .
     
  16. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    Been powering them only with Aw's. Mainly Aw 18650 2000 mah and 1600 mah. Tried AW 18350 700mah ( for stealth; vape time too short) and AW 18490 1100mah.

    To clarify and I hope this is worded correctly, in the mechanicals the last vape before the battery change is vastly different ( hit and flavor) from the first. I tend to be chain vaper so I know the "time of vape" measurement is very subjective to many factors. From the replies so far I get an indication of vape time and quality in general without knowing specifics. I am aware of how the coil build and voltage setting will affect battery life as well as taste, smoothness, temperature and flavor of the vapor. Is there a "preferred" ohms for the Reomizer coil?
    It would be much easier if I were able to "test drive" one.
     
  17. dustinmj

    dustinmj Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 16, 2013
    Seattle, WA, USA
    If I'm satisfied with what I've set up at 4.1-4.2 volts, then I'm almost always wanting more at 3.8. Lately I've gone the route of using tiny (Nano?) coils in higher resistance wire (30 usually, sometimes 32) which gives a more instantaneous 'on' and I can easily adjust my hit by the length of my pull. So as the battery gets lower, my pulls get longer, and I stay happy.
     
  18. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    OK I have spent the evening scouring the forum, watching the YouTube videos and reading the reviews and I am convinced. So a couple more questions. I have decided to get the Grand, I see no advantage to the mini. If the color I want is listed as out of stock notify me, how long might I have to wait for it to be stocked? How long to ship, I'm in NorCal? Does it come with anything like extra juice bottle, spring or should I get those. I plan on getting the Reomizer and a couple of atomizer (any preferences or recommendations?). Anything else?

    Thanks
     
  19. Matthee

    Matthee Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The Grand is a great choice imo. PM redeyedancer (Rob, owner of Reosmods) about the colour you want, he will help you out almost immediately. You have to order the extra juice bottle(s), spring, o ring, post srews, etc. Shipping I can't help, live far away. Have never used the other attys, only the RM2, so can not give any pointers there. Congrats. Keep us updated.
     
  20. nerak

    nerak ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You will be very happy with the Grand!

    If the color you want is out of stock just PM Robert (redeyedancer) and he will send you an invoice. Also in your PM tell him what else you want to order.

    Your REO will ship quick. Robert ships on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You will get a shipping email with tracking from PayPal. You will need to sign for delivery. Probably about 3 days to reach CA.

    The LR atomizers Robert has on reosmods work well and are good to have for back-ups.

    Get 1 or 2 springs. Just in case you have a short.

    A button top is nice and comfortable.

    You will get a bottle in your REO plus one more. You will also get a reducer tube with your REO.

    A couple RM2 screws are good to keep on hand.

    Get some wire, at least a 28 and 30 gauge, if you do not have any.

    You won't need to buy peace of mind. It comes with your REO!!!
     
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