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Why are drip tips so expensive?

Discussion in 'E-Cigarette Accessories Discussion' started by Xanax, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. candre23

    candre23 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2010
    NJ
    I have one of the cheap nickle-plated tips from GP and it works just fine. The hole through the middle is tapered, so it's wide at the top but smaller and centered directly over the bridge at the bottom. My only problem with them is that at 5V, they get uncomfortably hot if you're chain vaping. I've solved the issue by cutting the end out of a silicone carto condom and sticking it over the DT. Works well at keeping it from burning my lips. Perhaps there's a market for a silicone-coated metal drip tip.

    Or you could do away with the metal completely. Mold the whole thing out of high-temp silicone for pennies a piece. It doesn't melt, doesn't add a weird metallic taste, and doesn't get hot. You wouldn't need an o-ring because you could just mold a "bump" into the silicone itself. You could sell them four for a dollar and still make money. If I knew the first thing about moldmaking, I'd do it myself.
     

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  2. J-ShaZzle

    J-ShaZzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2010
    South NJ
    I ordered 3 delrin drip tips after burning my lip on my stainless steel drip tip. Vaped for like a hr straight and my atty heated the tip, way to much to my liking. Hoping Delrin solves this issue.
     
  3. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    Really? Weird! I would think that the delrin plastic wouldn't be a good material for hear absorption and transfer. Did it melt? It actually got too hot to put in your mouth/ on your lips?
     
  4. J-ShaZzle

    J-ShaZzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2010
    South NJ
    The stainless steel tips got to hot. My Delrin tips just arrived today. I'll let you know if I have any problems after 24 hrs of use. I've been told by a vendor that the plastic should be fine. They don't sit on the atty, but just above it. I've also slightly melted oem tips too from not properly sitting them into the atty.

    I think the stainless steel ones absorb heat from the atty and just keep getting hotter and hotter.
     
  5. JaYBoNeS

    JaYBoNeS Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Vancouver
    My super t stainless has yet to get too hot. My LR atty can be too hot to touch and the cone on my ego can also be hot to the touch, but I simply switch my tip to another atty, cone and batt and keep vaping away.
     
  6. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    I have a delrin super-t and it never gets hot either, at least not at 3.7V with a standard 510 atty. (haven't used it with anything higher) I absolutely love mine and don't regret the money I spent on it at all. I agree with everything jaybones said a few pages back.

    My wife has both good prophets tips. She doesn't like the metallic taste of the metal tip and the delrin tip keeps rocking out of the atty. She's getting a super-t too after trying mine.
     
  7. LowThudd

    LowThudd Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I spent $2 from digitalciggz.com for a delrin drip tip. Works fine, but I can't imagine spending much more than that. It's a fairly simple device.
     
  8. radicaljd

    radicaljd Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    Is there any advantage to the "shorty" T-Tip, as opposed to the regular?
     
  9. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    I honestly think it really depends on what feels good in your mouth, short or long. I realize how dirty that sounds but I couldn't find any other way to word it. Also I think MAYBE with the longer one the juice would have more time to "center" in the tube for better dripping accuracy. I may be wrong about this.
     
  10. wolflrv

    wolflrv Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2010
    Tennessee
    I have the metal drip tips and also the delrin. I much prefer the delrin as others have mentioned because if I'm chainvaping and taking really long draws even at 3.7v the metal tips get hot. Not to mention if I'm trying to vape while driving down some of my country roads around here...I'm afraid I'd lose a tooth with a metal tip clinking on my teeth. With the delrin..even if it hits my tooth with a bounce, it won't hurt it.
     
  11. derek88

    derek88 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    Chicago
    Picked up a Delrin tip from LitecigUSA for about $5 but I was getting some other parts with free shipping was worth it. Driping on a wickless atty which seems to get much hotter at 3.7v then a bridge/wick atty and never felt the drip tip get even warm.
     
  12. rosesense

    rosesense ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 1, 2010
    TN
    To avoid liquid in mouth, blow gently into the tip before dripping. Reason is, if you just vaped, some of the vapor will 'sit' in the tip so when you drip, it sits on top of the vapor. Once you get used to it, it is second nature and takes no time at all to do. Love my drip tips, have them from several vendors including super t but love nhaler's the best. Like the fit and the cool twisted colors.
     
  13. radicaljd

    radicaljd Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    Super-T drip tips are the best! They are the same ones that the Apollo astronauts had with them on their moon missions.
     
  14. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    I do this too, it works actually. When I don't do it I get a bunch of hot liquid in my mouth on the next few drags after dripping. I actually blow in it before AND after. Sometimes when I drip it Looks like all the liquid has gone down but it's stuck in the very bottom.
     
  15. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    Lol good one.
     
  16. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    i just tried one of the NHaler twisted tips. Still like my Super-T better.
     
  17. radicaljd

    radicaljd Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    I just got my first genuine stainless steel T-Tip today. Sure beats my generic delrin drip tip I got from another supplier. I love the fact that I don't need to have such a perfect aim anymore.
     
  18. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    What exactly is a "twisted" tip?
     
  19. radicaljd

    radicaljd Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    It's a drip tip with various forms of pornography imprinted on it...

    :shock:

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
     
  20. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
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