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  1. Kryptonet

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    So I think I'm doing something wrong when I prime my coils, I'm putting 5-6 drops in each of the ports then letting it soak in a full tank 5 minutes before I use it, but the coils I prime last half or less than half as long as the ones my more experienced friends are priming, advice?
     
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    Depends what coils you're talking about...some can absorb a eye-dropper full of juice.
     
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    Kanthal coils with cotton wicking material made for the smok v8 stick with big baby beast tank, and after 5-6 drops it starts running out around the port
     
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    I'd say it's the junk Smok coils. They are hit and MISS.
     
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    Well I'm kinda stuck with my stick for a while, any idea how to make the time less painful? Because I'm a committed vaper but sadly massively ignorant on the topic, so I would appreciate help on how to deal with the almost instant burnt taste and what to replace my mod with when I'm able
     
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    Unsweetened juice?

    Usually sweet juice is the death of a coil. Try to find something without much sweetener.
     
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    How can I find one without sweeteners when it turns out even the juice I use that isn't sweet at all is loaded with them
     
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    Prolly have to make your own, which is the best juice, CHEAP too.
     
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    Well, I would make my own if I could afford the setup, which is also the reason why I'm still stuck with a smok mod
     
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    Good luck, sorry I can't help ya. Perhaps someone else will chime in.
     
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    Honestly my biggest regret is getting rid of my first Vape, it was a kanger of some sort, had silica wicks, tanks lasted forever, clouds were decent, not to mention so thick they looked solid, but best of afford the coils didn't require priming and lasted 3-4 months a piece
     
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    Yeah, I hear that.... these low ohm factory coils are usually garbage.
     
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    And it's nearly impossible to find a non factory coil for a smok
     
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    Don't they make an RBA base for the tank?
     
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    Idk, even if they do I don't have the slightest clue how to build a coil,
     
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    Watch a bunch of Youtube videos, it's quite simple when you have the right gear to make um.
     
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    You surely don't need exotic coils, just a simple single or dual coils, worked for me for years. Still use single wrap coil once in awhile.
     
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    I used to take a safety pin or something very fine and sharp to poke a hole in the side to help the juice prime the cotton inside out from being so compact in those types of coils.
     
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    Tbh I don't think I can make my own coils, I'm in between jobs and even tho I'm of legal age to Vape if my parents, who are kindly letting me stay with them until I can afford an apartment, would kick me out if they found out I Vape because they are religious nuts and think vaping will send you straight to Hell
     
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    There you go, forgot about that trick.
     
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    Your parents sound like reasonable people... One of the most important steps to priming is slowly stepping up the wattage to break it in. Firing it at full wattage straight away can fry the coil. Problem with your smok stick is you cannot adjust the wattage so you are unable to properly break in the coil.
     
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    I just poked hoes in my ports and not only are the dry hits gone, the throat hit improved dramatically, thx guys
     
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    Would really short hits at first help?
     
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    Also I know this is off topic but how long am I a "New member"?
     
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    Till you have fitty posts---:)
     
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    Poking holes can help for sure. I think the short hits at first is a good idea.
     
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    Thx, not sure where I'm at but think I'm getting close
     
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    Four more should take you over the edge.
     
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    What will I be then
     
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    You'll be an older new member, I think they change the profile color to purple. or violet...forget now.
     
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    Nice, I guess anything is better than being a greenie
     
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    Hahahaha
     
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    What? If there's anything I don't like it's being a rookie
     
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    Smok coils are notorious for badly compacted coils.I remember when I used to use those things baby beast big baby beast and cloud beast those short hits did nothing until I started poking holes in them.Not too many holes though because it will leak.I bought a box of 5 coils only 1 of those worked.Guess which one I poked holes in.
     
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    Lol well at least I know what to do now until I can get a better one
     
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    I figure that rather than start a new thread maybe I can just ask since coils are the main topic of this thread anyways, what coils and/or wicking material offer the best nicotine delivery? And if there is one better than what I'm using now is there a pre made version that I can buy?
     
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    I only been vaping 3 nicotine 6 is too much for me.
     
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    I've tried three, and it's good for flavor, but six is barely enough for me but my favorite flavors don't come higher than six
     
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    Looking to buy a new mod and tank, I'd like too give silica wicks a try again, what brand/ mods and tanks are good for this?
     

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