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  1. ChainVapeS

    ChainVapeS Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Post doctor appointment handcheck.
    She sent me home with an inhaler. Confirmed what the nurse that performed my pulmonary function test two weeks ago thought, I have asthma.
    Most likely had it most of my life, but just now looking at it, at age 39.
    Family history and stuff....[​IMG]
     
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    Albuterol
     
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    gsmit1 Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Ya really can't go wrong with the Cylon. A couple years old now and still holds it's own in it's class. Even pretty good TC.
     
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    gsmit1 Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    That rainbow Ghoul really is the perfect match for that mod. I still have the rainbow Profile with a notch coil on mine. Just rewicked it yesterday as a matter of fact.
     
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    gsmit1 Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    It took me a while watching youtube videos before I even figured out how they were fired. I remember looking at this guy with this copper tube in his mouth and wondering "how in the world is he activating that thing?" I didn't even know the button was on the bottom :D You don't exactly notice unless you already know that.

    A while back a guy at the shop asked if he could try one of mine. I handed it to him and after looking it over for about 20 or 30 seconds he asked me the same question. "How do you work this thing?"

    They do seem awkward at first, but it's second nature now. Even for the guy at the shop who doesn't even own a tube. He got used to it just using mine.

    EDIT: BTW, I know YOU know how they work. I was just commenting on how different they are than regulated mods or even box mechs.
     
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  6. gadget!

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    Well I experienced first hand what can happen if you are not careful.
    I wasn't going to post this but the more I thought about it I decided to as a reminder to every one out there.
    This was completely user error, no fault of the equipment in any way.
    This is what can happen if you put a battery in backwards in a dual 21700 parallel mech mod.
    No one was hurt just the mod and my pride.
    Don't assume anything! If you get a mod, new or used and you are not 100% sure which way the batteries go in...
    ASK SOMEONE!

    [​IMG]


    Sent from a Galaxy far far away
     
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    Ohhh noooo! Isn't that the one you just got? Man, I'm glad you're ok. And it's very good of you to share this!
     
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    gadget! "The Trader" VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years VU SWAT

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    Yes it is the one I just got. :(

    @Tall Pines came to the rescue for me, he had a brand new body that he PIF'd me.
    What a great guy!

    I cleaned and polished all the pieces and it looks like new!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Sent from a Galaxy far far away
     
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    Yikes man!! Glad you weren't injured!!


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    Holy shit. Can't like that.
    Glad you're ok and not missing fingers or teeth.
    Nice PSA on safety tho!
     
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    Sweet mother of Jeebus!

    That must of been one helluva heart throbbing 2 seconds when you dead shorted the batteries and the firecrackers started going off.

    Vented batteries stink too... don’t ask me how I know

    Glad you’re alright


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    Dayuuuuum !

    let me ask, that happened when you hit the fire button ? then i guess it locked on ? what did you then do ?
     
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    That would of happened the moment he closed the loop (door)

    Imagine how “exciting” things got the moment that door was secured.

    Fucking hot potato


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    Aegis Squonk topped with VandyVape Pulse X RDA (clear top) still squonking my DIY Banana Haze.[​IMG]

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    Damn dude glad you're OK. Holy crap
     
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    Thanks, I won’t try it then. I’m not crazy for grape jelly, anyway. Is your kid curious about vaping at all?
     
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    I don’t buy expensive enough gear to have clones!! :giggle:
     
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    Thanks everyone for your concern, I feel that I was very lucky. This could have went a number of different ways.
    No exaggeration...
    It was like a Roman Candle, spinning around and shooting flame about 4 inches like a road flare!
    I grabbed the first thing close, which happened to be a pet bed to try and stop it. I grabbed everthing and headed for the back door. Sadly, that pet bed lit up like it was soaked in gasoline! But the time I got to the back door it was almost completely engulfed in flames.
    The house filled with smoke and the smoke alarm blaring. This was at 2am!
    It was very scary.
    Didn't hit the fire button, it went off immediately!

    The mod doesn't have a door, it has two screw in caps, so once you make that lasts connection is over!

    Sent from a Galaxy far far away
     
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  19. Rhianne

    Rhianne Diamond Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Never mind.
     
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    Thrifty, maybe? :teehee:
     
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    Be careful out there, Chain. :hug:
     
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    Oh Huck, I love you. Thanks!
     
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    HOLLY FREAK'N COW, BAT MAN !!!
     
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    Omg, glad you’re okay! Thanks for the heads up. It was very cool of you to post this. :hug:
     
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    I love the way it looks on there, but more importantly one of my go to RDA's anyway, so win win :)
     
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    WOW! Everybody here knows you know what you're doing, but of course yes, anybody can make a mistake. Thank God everybody is alright. Can I ask for a little more detail? You accidentally installed them in series is what you're saying?

    BTW, you're not allowed to blow yourself up without letting us know first alright. :wait:
     
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    at 2am = half sleeping ?
     
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    Yes, that is what I done, positive up on one and down on the other.

    The strange thing about it is that when I got it that's the way I put the batteries in it and I vaped on it all day that way.
    When I swapped the batteries and put the ones I took out of it on the charger one of them read zero and would not take a charge.

    Sent from a Galaxy far far away
     
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    Damn brother, glad your okay

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    Please don't think I'm trying to pry into your misfortune with these questions. I just want to make sure I have a grasp of the situation for educational purposes.

    You weren't firing it when it failed I assume? If my meager understanding is correct, just installing batteries in a series orientation into a parallel device is already a hard short just sitting there. Even if there is no atomizer. The circuit is closed. If that's the case then you probably stuck the batteries in and set it down and then it went off shortly after.

    Again, thank God nobody was hurt and lesson learned I'm sure.
     
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    no the oldest shares my love of all things nicotine but happily the youngest seems to have no interest
     
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    I don't know if the circuit would be complete without the atomizer, I guess that would depend on whether or not the end of the battery at the RDA side could contact the metal. I did have an RDA on it.
    But no, I didn't set it down, the second the last battery made connection it went off.
    Even if there would have been a way to open the circuit it wouldn't have mattered.

    Sent from a Galaxy far far away
     
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    Man that's scary! A real wakeup for me too.
    Thanks
     
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    So glad you are ok, think I would have had a heart attack. Nothing but good from your posts. We all know the inherent risks we are taking daily, and a great reminder of all the precautions we need to take. Idk about the mod you are talking about, but for a guy that knows what he is doing, but doesn't fully understand all things and how they work, sure wish every mod would label battery orientation. I mean how hard is a couple of +'s and -'s? Although I should know, I have had to ask a member here many times with many mods how to install the batteries. I usually am right and get it, but so thankful for his knowledge and to have access to it. Also thankful for other memebers through trade, who take the time and effort to give me a reminder ;) Seems like a good time to say thanks @Mrspivey
    1584674766821183377217.jpg

    And a massive thank you to @shawn.hoefer , who's seemingly endless knowledge has helped me a million different times, and probably kept me from doing countless bad things with batteries.
     
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    The circuit was complete when you screwed the cap on... even without an atty... RDA never got hit with power since the switch wasnt activated to close the circuit.

    Again, glad you're ok... minus some underwear fudge and smoked out alarms
     
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    That's what I was thinking because in parallel you have the 2 positives connected together and the 2 negatives connected together, but the positives and negatives are not connected together until the switch closes the circuit.

    If you flip one of those over, you have an already closed circuit. Positive to negative to positive and so on.
     
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    Awesome job!!!
    And hats off to TallPines.
     
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    OMG- glad that you are OK-
    :hug:
     
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    TGIF[​IMG]

    Sent from a very cloudy room
     
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    I didn't see this post until this morning or I would have seen that most of my questions were already answered. Sorry bout that.
     
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    Anyone who has been reading my posts about clones already knows this is just a flagrant lie. If you are so strapped for cash that the difference is between vaping or smoking, then get a clone. Else, consider the fact that a lot of the people who design authentics are in need of our support, and when talking about the price gap between a clone and its authentic counterpart, don't be a dick, especially not when the issue at hand is very clearly about plagiarized artwork. Which, in this particular instance, it is. Dick.
     
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    i have not read any of your posts about clones, other than the issue at hand. but i have been told that you DON'T like clones, and are not afraid to say it. just what i have been told.

    its not about what i have to spend, its about prioritizing. starting off on the low end and seeing how i like it. then if i see fit, i upgrade. and "vape" vs "living needs".

    i understand your "support" arguement.

    "price gap" i wasn't being a dick, i was being factual. you just took it the wrong way, it seems. there is a obvious reason for the price gap, its call "quality"

    plagiarizing, it sure is, to the much lower level that is it is. but you know what, i didn't make this world, i just live in it.

    i will ignore that :wave:
     
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    Hands? :wait::D:D
     
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    Whether you heard a rumor or not is irrelevant. The fact you deemed it necessary to spread outright lies about another person says more about you than it says about me. Also, yes of course it's about prioritizing. Specifically, it's about prioritizing an abundently clear case of plagiarism showing zero respect for yet another person, the artist who created the hand engraved piece of art and who gave explicit permission to let the mod manufacturer in question make highly detailed CNC machined copies of this art. This is me being factual on why you are a dick. There's just no possible excuse, no matter how much you try to downplay. And you know what, I didn't make you a dick, I just pointed out the obvious truth about why you are a dick. Enough said. :rolleyes:
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    :popcorn:
     
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