Dave's not here, man

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  1. OBDave

    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Well, that's how I started off my first post almost exactly a year ago...and this updated intro has been a while in coming. I'll try to keep it short.

    Hi, I'm Dave, hailing from the People's Republic of Ocean Beach, San Diego, California. I've been vaping on and off for about five years, exclusively for two years exactly as of the date of this post (I actually quit a few weeks before that, but had a single slip-up after some fireworks and barley pops - about a 3/4 pack-a-day habit before that since age 15). I did the standard progression of the time: 510 stick batteries and bridgeless atomizers stuffed with empty teabags and blue aquarium foam to eGos and cartos to eGo Twists with carto tanks and Evods (and the original Protank when it was hot, new tech), weak regulated tubes (Vamo), mechs/RDAs (too many to count, still love my Nemmy), regulated boxes (still vaping a Sig 100 v1 and loving it).

    I don't do fancy builds or super-sub-ohm cloud chasing. I don't buy into every new tech that hits the market (though I try to pick up some of the basic new mods to stay apprised of entry-level tech). I don't tear apart items that are meant to be thrown away and try to rebuild them. I don't conduct advanced electronic analysis, or write dissertations on battery chemistry. So I won't help you with that.

    I do make simple, user-friendly coils that work (most of the time). I understand battery and charger basics, have a working knowledge of ohm's law, and have used some variant of most of the devices currently popular on the market. I have some DIY experience, though it's not extensive I can do it well enough that I haven't bought any juice for my wife or me in recent memory, and I mix for a few dozen locals. I've bought from a wide variety of internet suppliers, good and bad, and I keep book on what other forum members are saying about vendors. This is what I'm glad to help out with, and my focus here is largely on helping newer members advance their journey down the vaping rabbit hole safely and with satisfaction.

    Most of the time you'll find me reaching out to new members to try and improve their vape and their forum experience - new member or old, feel free to DM me for help - if I can't solve your problem or answer your question I can probably point you toward someone who can. That's what I'm here for.

    Happy vapor trails...
     
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  2. Heather

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    You have me intrigued with the tea bags and aquarium foam. I have only been vaping 2 years and have never heard of that. What was it for? To filter the liquid I would guess, keep it from entering your mouth? I think I picked a good time to start, after that ;)
     
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    Zamazam Evil Vulcan's do it with Logic Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Nice intro Dave, glad to have ya aboard.
     
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  4. 5150sick

    5150sick Under Ground Hustler Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    It's Dave man...
    Dave's not here man.
    No, it's Dave ....
     
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  5. OBDave

    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    No, I'M Dave!
     
  6. OBDave

    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    That shiznit was our wicking back in the day...
     
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    3dog Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Live Host Show Host

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    Hello OBDave! :D
     
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  8. Huckleberried

    Huckleberried Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    You tryin' to win a computer or somethin'? :D
     
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    dave61 Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    hello Dave
    Im dave too lol
    We are multiplying
     
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    lordmage Joined The Crusade - it's PG/VG, not VG/PG!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    ah the good ol days of pyramid teas bags and blue foam for are 3 piece atty systems. those were the days.
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I love "Dave's not here." And it actually came to pass, in my life -- we had a good friend named Dave. His ex-wife was giving him a lot of grief, so he decided to light out for parts unknown, just him and his cat in his van. He left behind a whole lot of stuff, and came over shortly before leaving to tell us that we could have his TV, along with a whole bunch of kitchenware. We told him we'd keep it for him, and it he decided to come back, we'd give it back -- but he never did, and it finally went to picture tube heaven. But for years, if either of us referred to Dave at all, for any reason, the would simply reply "Dave's not here... but his TV is." :D

    Andria
     
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    Tom950 VU Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I gave my girl my boxes of pyramid tea bag boxes but still have a big bag of blue foam
     
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    3dog Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Live Host Show Host

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    I can do that here?
     
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    Lost Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Yup. For the time being, every time you say hi to Dave, your changes of winning go up.
     
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    Lost Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Hi Dave.

    Mrs. Lost says hi as well, and she doesn't even want a laptop.
     
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    3dog Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Live Host Show Host

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    But Dave's not here :(
     
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  17. OBDave

    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Too bad I'm not, or I'd say "Hi" back. Mrs. Dave says hi, though, and finds it amusing that other members of this silly interweb forum now have Mrs. Screennames, though she thinks I should alternatively be Mr. Chris at least occasionally...
     
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  18. AndriaD

    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Back before I started using my real name online, I used the screen name "Carmilla".... imagine my husband's chagrin, when attending some Atlanta Chatline bashes, to be known as "Mr. Carmilla."
    [​IMG]

    Andria
     
  19. OBDave

    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Don't worry, it didn't. ;)
     

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