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  1. Woodsman

    Woodsman Silver Contributor

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    Mine was over a year ago. I had a mechanical mod e pipe with spring locking switch, 18350 battery. Must have been holding the switch down without realizing it, when suddenly it felt very hot. I tossed it away from me, but nothing happened. Nevertheless, it did cause my blood pressure to increase for a short time.
     
  2. ej1024

    ej1024 VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I left my
    26650 mech mod in my car
    I swear I remember locking the fire button
    After 10-20 minutes came out of the store and found my car CLOUDY AND SHIT
    I opened the driver door and found my mod burning, I almost called 911, I found a bottle of water and poured it on my mod then
    Stupid me !!I picked it up and threw it on the grass lol...
    That day i said no more mech mods!!


    VAPE ON
     
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  3. Jimi D

    Jimi D Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I had a firing switch get stuck on me. Mech piece of shit box mod. Took a normal 5 second hit, and just stared at the muthafucka in disbelief. Then it was too late to unscrew the RDA. I couldn't find a towel to unscrew the bitch. It was a 0.8 ohm build Lol. Next thing I did was run to the front door and threw that bitch ! Grass all fogging up and shit Lol I was waiting for it to blow up right next to my damned Jeep. Luckily the fucking coils melted and all was good. I did manage to salvage everything. Fun shit that was :D
     
  4. nightshard

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    3.5 years ago.
    A mech with a kick and PT1.5
    Didn't lock the mech and put it in my belt holster.
    When I fastened the holster top cover it started firing and I didn't notice.
    After a few minutes I noticed the heat through the holster, my belt and my pants.

    The tank was half empty but otherwise intact, the battery was nice and cool, but the kick got so hot you wouldn't believe.
     
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  5. SMOKIE

    SMOKIE THE MODFATHER Staff Member VU Senior Leadership VU Senior Administrator Senior Moderator VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Live Leadership VU Live Host Show Host Reviewer Vape Media

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    As you see so far all the incidents here are from mechanical mods which lack real safety features. I own a bunch myself but hardly ever use them for these reasons, and do like control of my wattage or voltage way better anyway..

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  6. Zamazam

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    I had an 18490 start to vent on me when I was vaping a Genny at .8 Ohms. Luckily I was able to dump the battery into a big puddle since I was outside.
     
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    KDodds Silver Contributor ECF Refugee

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    My scariest moment? Running out of MaddCatt's Choc de Menthe.
     
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  8. kevin littell

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    Putting an 18650 fresh off the charger (On the kitchen counter) and the mod said 5.8 vdc. I took the charger and the batteries outside and retired it all to an old dry well. Not a close call but it was a 4 bay charger and was charging around 6 volts.


    LIpo mods since.
     
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  9. anen

    anen Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    That charger was turning 2 18650s into 3s lipo. Some people would pay for it. Lol. I can see double series at 12volt. Hot Vape.
     
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    martnargh Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    a year or two ago i was putting fresh cells in the cherrybomber and heard/felt like a humming noise... hard to explain.
    anyway, cells got burning hot really really fast so i unscrewed them fast as shit with adrenaline pumping and jerked them off the mod sonce they wete too hot to touch.
    walked away and came back later and they were cooling off.
    retired both cells and the cb became a shelf piece.

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  11. mikeyboy74

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    Eleaf iStick 40 tc must have shorted out while I was running errands a few months ago. Got back to the car, and maybe it had vented. Smoke and burnt rubber smell. The Kanger on top was ok, but mod was red hot. Mod lasted about 9-10 months.

    Not a safety issue, but my only other internal battery mod, an Aspire CF Maxx, lasted about 7 months, then lost ability to charge, or hold a charge.

    Makes me more inclined to stay with external 18650's, unless the Innokin are better for lipo?
     
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    For Xmas I got the Lucifer Mod from El Diablo, which is a dual battery mechanical mod that runs in series or parallel. It is advertised as coming setup in series mode, and I knew I was getting it so I had an atomizer built and ready to go for a series mech and 2 brand new sets of VTC 5's charged up. I dropped the batteries in and got up to go to the kitchen to get the atomizer. As I was setting the mod down I noticed it was getting warm, so I picked it back up and it was hot. Before I could get the ends unscrewed one of the batteries heated to the point that the bottom bulged out.

    As it turned out, the company that it was purchased from decided to convert some of the mods to parallel before shipping them out and without telling anyone, so when I inserted the batteries in series mode it created a dead short. It all ended ok as the mod was only damaged slightly and internally so it still worked fine, but it scared me because had I not noticed the thing heating up it would have blown up on the coffee table in my living room next to the family opening their presents.
     
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    I'm fairly certain that putting water on a venting lithium ion battery is about the worst thing you can do, fwiw.

    My scariest moment was a few years ago. I had a dark horse clone with a spinning center post. To tighten down the 20ga kanthal builds I was using I needed to hold the center post with needle nose vice grips, which also happened to clamp down on the negative post at the same time, creating a dead short.

    I had already metered the build and had put it atop my Sir Lancelot clone to pulse and squeeze and after a bit decided to tighten down the post screws. Forgot to lock the ring, inadvertently pressed the button, and the mod got extremely hot, extremely quickly.

    I was building in my kitchen and managed to quickly remove the button with potholders and dropped the extremely hot HE2 into a plastic toolbox. In the end the battery cooled without venting or melting the wrap or anything else, but I immediately retired the cell.

    Then there was the time I vented 2 VTC5's in a row with a smpl clone topped with an authentic Veritas. Pin extended plenty, seemed legit, worked fine for months... then one day the rubber oring that acts as an insulator on the bottom of the atty decided to squish when the mod button was tightened down. Press button, button gets scorching hot, VTC instantly starts pissing electrolytes. Didn't realize what caused the vent. Checked build on meter, all good. Cleaned up button and contacts, installed fresh VTC 5. Pressed the button and exact same result. Scorching button, pissing battery.

    I went and bought an IPV5 Li shortly thereafter and never looked back. TC for life.
     
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    I put a Sapor topper assembly on a Lush base and shorted a coil on the airflow intake. Went *shhhhhhFFFT* when I went to take a drag on it. Didn't taste great. I imagine a hit of solder fumes would taste similar. Scared the bejesus out of me.
     
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    Cherry Bomber...while taking Kennedy off, 510 unscrewed with it. Whole thing came out of the mod and shorted both batteries in the process. Mod became too hot to hold quickly, but the moment 510 came out I started walking out so I laid it on asphalt driveway. HG2 didn't vent or melt just got super hot. Have put that mod together since then, but it is for "good looks " only just sitting as decoration. No more clones since then. Fell in love with HG2 that evening.
     
  16. RoadHouse

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    A year ago I wanted to get into building my own coils and wanted to try a mech mod. I went to my local B&M shop where they briefly explained how to wrap coils and test them. They sold me everything but the wire (scorpion, rda, ohm reader batteries). Said they didn't carry any but just get 22 gauge and you should be fine. So I was new to building and what not and I didn't know. But I just went to the hardware store and got 22 gauge steel wire!!! I had it on an ohm reader but it was all over the place, reading really high nunbers. I figured it was a shitty meter and whatever. When I was heat testing it did kinda spark a bit but I finally got i looking ok. Wicked and juiced it up. Went to take my first big pull and POP! one of the coils blew up, shot a big puff of toxic shit down my throat. I got sick instantly! Battery got ridiculously hot so I threw it across the room into the kitchen. Almost thought it was on fire for a second.

    I went to my B&M the next day to ask wtf was going on. They literally laughed in my fucking face. Man was I pissed off, havnt been back sense. Fuck them, the owner is a douche on top of it all.

    I've been a pre built coil guy sense but just recently starting building again thanks to all of you here. This fourm is so much help and I gained my confidence back to building. It's a lot of fun!

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  17. gakudzu

    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I had only been vaping a couple of months when I decided I needed a second tank for my Kanger Nano. My wife stopped at the B/M where we got the Nano, and told them the deal. They sent her home with a Kanger ProTank2, I think it was. I was skeptical, but they told her it was fine. So I primed the coil, filled the tank, dialed it all the way down to 7W to keep it at 3.7V, and got my first dry-hit. Thought I was gonna fucking die. :xD: Some fuckwit at STORMY'S VAPOR CELLAR is owed a throat punch:mad:
     
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  18. TheRealSean

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    First ever dry hit at 120watts.
     
  19. Iliketurtles

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    I thought I left my mod behind at a client once, that was scary. Not as scary as a phone or my wallet left behind would of been but it probably made me worry a little tiny bit for like 20 seconds.
    Phew! I am over it though.
     
  20. lordmage

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    went to a movie a long time ago with a 5v set regulated ish box mod. for a carto well i turned it off but somehow sat on it turned it on and thur the whole movie it was firing got to my car for a vape but it was destroyed the carto was burnt city and the mod was semi melted. so i learned my lesson early.. take the cart off when going to the movies. now im on tanks and bigger mods i dont see myself doing that again.
     
  21. forza

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    When I first started vaping I plugged a tank into a hybrid mech and vented my battery. Scared the crap out of me.

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    Was
    Wasn't really a dry hit, per se. More like the coil wire evaporated and I got a TH from hell.
     
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  23. OldGrump

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    Mine was with a Smy God Mod. In those days I did not own an external battery charger. I loaded it with the Ce4 batteries brand new only used them once in another mod no problems. Pluged in usb cable with the correctly rated 240v adaptor put it on a bench and proceed to mow the lawn.

    Suddenly I see the wife waving frantically at me and pointing at the bench where the mod was charging blue and white smoke was comming from it. I ran and pulled the extension cord from the 240v household current.

    I never before saw a battery vent. The mod was ruined. Luckily it did not explode as its battery cover was the screw down type and not magnetic like modern day mods.

    It was latter acertained that the batteries were not genuine ce4's but factory seconds re wraps....clones....bought by the supplier from a Chinese agent not direct from the manufacturer. So both of us were screwed.

    I latter only this year learned by watching a You Tube video made by battery Mooch that this is a common practice in China. Agents buy up factory seconds from manufacturers re brand them and pass them off to unsuspecting buyers as the genuine article.

    Wtf....how the hell does anyone know what is genuine what is not. Even mod authenticity codes are being forged by the Chinese.

    Moving towards a tobacco free World!
     
  24. PreparationHero

    PreparationHero I drink and I know things VU Donator Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    When Alien Vision stopped making Bobas Bounty. =(
     
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    I've never had one vent or come close. I did however have an atty that was a spitting machine, if it sat for a while, and hit the button a little too soon bringing it to my mouth and got hot juice in the eye. Serious pain and of course everything was blurry out of that eye for a while after flushing it out. I haven't moved that fast in years. Luckily all turned out well but I had some serious doubts for a bit.
     
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    Well, it's been two years since I moved into daily vaping. The usual journey from cigalikes to pens to ego twist to Provari to regulated mods...settled on a Hana V4 temp control but later discovered mechanicals...bought a few but have stayed with the Skyline M2 (Infinite clone) and Velocity V1 (long positive pin) with a single vertical coil (defies logic, I know) 24awg Kanthal 3mm parallel 0.25 ohms...I unscrew the base of the M2 a few twists if I'll be away from it...and I've soaked the magnetic switch in WD40 to keep it loose. Sony VTC4 or LG HE4... I like the vape better than the TC units I have. Still, I'm careful to unplug my charger if I'm not at home, and I hold the unit up to my ear to listen for a hissing before putting it to my lips (I like my lips unburned).
     
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    Couple months ago....

    Was working outside...

    Guess it was the way my mod was sitting in my pocket....

    Every time I would do something it was firing it...

    Didn't notice....

    Super burning pain on the side of my leg...

    Reach in my pocket....

    Burn my hand, not too bad but I felt it for a day (no blister as I have thick skin)....

    Pull out my mod.....

    Definitely not venting or I'd know by now....

    Put it on a table...

    Look at my Velocity...

    POM drip tip is melted half way into my velocity...

    Let it cool off...

    Try to take the top off...

    Drip tip melted right into the coil...

    Mod still worked...

    Decided to chuck those batteries as the mod was almost as hot as my rda...

    Now I lock my mod every time I put it in my pocket...
     
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    Not so much scary, more painful but I accidentally hit the fire button when manipulating my RDA, this was the result... [​IMG]
     
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    Happened quite a while ago now, must be at least 6 months or so?

    I had been using a Noisy cricket, and changed to using an Abaddon (If you have these, you know they are similar shaped, but one series and one parallel). I accidentally put the batteries in Series, and as soon as I got the door on, the mod started to heat up-fast.

    I managed to get the door off pretty quickly, but it was still enough to burn my thumb a little, and for me to throw the batteries out of the window, I have a large window in my room and it was open at the time. They didn't vent, but they was re wrapped and older anyway, and the shrink wrap had melted from the heat.

    It was my fault for having a stupid lapse in memory and putting them in the wrong way, and I was lucky it did not turn out worse.
     
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    This reminds me of something I very nearly did when I first started getting into rebuildables.

    I had heard of the "Clapton" coil, and I watched about half a video of Rip Trippers making one. As he actually used a guitar string, I assumed (Wrongly) that it was called a Clapton, as a real guitar string was used!

    I play the guitar, and had a set of strings ready to cut up, luckily I had made a forum post though and soon realised I was a twat lol.

    That sounds pretty nasty what happened, I guess it was not a Stainless steel wire type? And for the shop to essentially laugh you out was wrong of them, it sounds as if they did not explain fully to a completely new builder.
     
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    Remember these ? they got recalled for firing on their own, this one melted a hole in my car seat after it burnt through my purse. (internal Battery) Long time ago
    [​IMG]
     
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    I've done that lol
     
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    Finger twice. Forgot to put the top back on a really small RDA, sampling juice. You'd think you wouldn't forget to do that more than once. You'd think.

    Moral of the story, don't watch tv when swapping wicks.
     
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    The burned flesh smell stayed with me for days and I had to get a rebuild immediately after.


    ~~Andi~~
     
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    LOL, oh yeah. That's not something I wanna vape either. That experience I had was 2 different coils.
     
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    I must be doing it wrong.. Scariest event I've had in 3 years.. only last 6 months with regulated mod.
    Dropped my Mech mod in the fish pond.
    Went about 3 feet down in a koi pond. But not to worry, a blast with compressed air I was back to vaping in 3 minutes. Water didn't even get into the Kayfun I was using. FWIW i still use the same tank on that same mod including that same battery, 2+ years later, almost weekly. (batt is 1 (#2) of 4 used in rotation) Rig is main backup vape.
     
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  37. Canadian Vaper

    Canadian Vaper Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    You can get stainless steel guitar strings, my friend has them because he's allergic to nickel...

    Wonder what SS they use :D
     
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    ej1024 VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    OUCH !!!


     
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    I swear i think i do that about every 3 months. Never fails. I'll dry burn, or even new build, and I'll forget that it's hot and stick a finger on the coil, or a finger tip as I'm wicking it.

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    my first mech mod...I had a genny on it and I forgot to adjust the pin, so I just screwed the genny down hard...it drove the center pin in the atty up and forced the 510 connection to make contact with the pin in the mod..shorted out ....thing got hot as a pistol tore it apart real quick and tossed the battery.the battery wrap had started to melt....force is not the answer.
     
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    Reminds me of when the same happened to me [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Seems to have got a few of us!
     
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    Ok. This seems like a safe place...

    Me too. :oops:
     

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