Sherman RTA, likes , dislikes & availability.

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  1. Gavlan

    Gavlan Bronze Contributor

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    As the header say's folks .
    Tell me what are your likes and "not so" likes on this beastie.
    And where can i get an authentic here in the ole USA.
    V2 or 3 ,,,either will do.
    thanks guys.
     
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    Chokeslam Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I have a V3. As far as raw vape quality goes, I think it's one of the best. That's extremely subjective of course, but it gets closer to my particular ideal than anything else I've use, and I've used a lot. Airy, dense, and warm but not hot. Wicking is pretty straightforward and forgiving, and it wicks well while staying leak free. No special filling techniques required. I should note, though, that I run mine with either the tall or short bubble tanks. The standard tanks don't leave much room between the chamber cap and the "glass"(ultem) for higher VG juices to move around so you have to fill it slowly, which can lead to flooding.

    Performance is great, build quality is great. Well, minus one stress-inducing area. The screw heads break off pretty easily. I'll admit that I'm a little heavy-handed when it comes to tightening post screws, but these are kind of ridiculous. To make matters worse, they don't sell replacements. I've searched, sent emails, posted in facebook groups, can't find them anywhere. I've used the spares so at this point I'm just not going to rebuild it until I absolutely have to. Very frustrating to say the least. I've wondered whether this is by design, but I think that's just the conspiracy theorist in me. Either way, I'll be damned if I'm going to shell out another $100 for a new one just because their shitty post screws have all broken.

    Speaking of which, can anyone confirm that the screws included with the fasttech clones will fit the original? I've thought about ordering a couple just for the screws, but I'd like to be sure.

    PS: subtanksupply has them in stainless and "gunmetal"(it's black). Ships from Kentucky.
     
  3. Gavlan

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    Morning, so if not for the crap post screws they provide ( wonder what size they are) you would buy another ?.
    Iv'e seen plenty of "tube vids" and not one of them mention the screw deal ,, hmmm!!.
    Thanks for your input Chokeslam i'll check out the link you provided and see if it convinces me to buy one .
     
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    Chokeslam Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Hell I'd buy another one if only they sold replacement screws, I love the Sherman. Even putting the fact that it's kind of shitty to not provide them aside, I just don't want to be stuck with two expensive tanks that I can't use because I can't get post screws.

    I hope I didn't come across as too critical. Like I said, it's easily my favorite tank. As far as similarly sized tanks go, I've got an Aromamizer Plus and a Modfather, and a myriad of smaller tanks from the classics like the original Boreas, Aromamizer Supreme(and Supreme V2), Griffin 25, etc., to more recently popular tanks like the Reload RTA and Boreas V2, and lots of stuff in between. Troll RTA, Serpent Mini 25, Moonshot 24, Merlin Mini, etc. The Sherman beats them all in my opinion, but it uses unique post screws that flat out break. Most other post screws can strip, some more easily than others, but they don't simply break, and they're almost universal across most atties so they're readily available. If you go through the spares included with the Sherman that's it, you're done. That's my issue. I understand that the style of screws they use is necessary for the deck design, that's cool, just sell spares.

    As far as youtube reviewers go, I probably wouldn't have realized this was a problem after having the tank for a week either. Have them use it for a few months and build on it more than once and then share their thoughts. If you want a solid connection with clamp style posts they have to be tight, and the breaking point on these screws is only a hair past tight enough in my experience.
     
  5. Gavlan

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    now thats all jacked up, most - if not all - other " high end" companies at least offer the option to buy a spares pack that includes everything you need to overhaul your tank.
    Maybe in the near future if enough folk bitch about the lack of spare bits asylum will come up with something.
    Lets hope so cos i'm ordering one tonight ( when the good lady is asleep :devil: ).
    Appreciate the heads up on the screw deal though , i'll try and be careful although thats not a thing i'm known for.;)
     
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    Mista Malice Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I almost pulled the Trigger on the V3. If it came with the Bubble Tanks, I would’ve bought it and I’ve heard their a necessity.
     
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    Chokeslam Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Definitely a necessity. The tall bubble tank is fairly inexpensive and easy to find, the short bubble not so much. I've only found it on one or two sites, and it only comes in a kit with a drip tip so it runs around $40-$50.
     
  8. Gavlan

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    forgot about the bubble tanks , i'll have to get those too i guess.
     
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    Everpresentnewb Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    what thread pitch are the offiending screws? I normally buy bags-o-screws from McMaster Carr for my tanks and such. all you need know is the thread size.
     

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