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fidola13

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Rebuilt my Dead Rabbit RTA. Thing was as sluggish as, I don't even know what. It had two 2.5mm N80 tri-core Claptons in it, so I pulled those out and put two 3mm N80 24awg round wire coils in. Turned wattage down about 20W (to about 42W) and it vapes better than it did. I think it'll be better still after it breaks in a bit.

No kidding, it was taking about 10 hits on those other coils to get them hot enough to put out a decent amount of vapor. Damn coils must have been kanthal or something. Truthfully, I don't remember where they came from - but they look like the coils I make myself with the Wotofo N80 tri-core wire. Don't behave like them, though, although I do mainly use those as singles. I guess it's just too much metal (for my preference) when there are two coils involved.
Personally I hate the flavor of Kanthal. Has a nasty after tea at the bottom of the dregs taste. Yuck. I’ve heard there’s mention this as well. Maybe it’s just the cotton. I stated using rayon immediately
upon starting my own building 4 years now. But it’s just what you like or not. Lots of recommendations from people here who have more experience than me. This was just my imo. Good luck
 

fidola13

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Rebuilt my Dead Rabbit RTA. Thing was as sluggish as, I don't even know what. It had two 2.5mm N80 tri-core Claptons in it, so I pulled those out and put two 3mm N80 24awg round wire coils in. Turned wattage down about 20W (to about 42W) and it vapes better than it did. I think it'll be better still after it breaks in a bit.

No kidding, it was taking about 10 hits on those other coils to get them hot enough to put out a decent amount of vapor. Damn coils must have been kanthal or something. Truthfully, I don't remember where they came from - but they look like the coils I make myself with the Wotofo N80 tri-core wire. Don't behave like them, though, although I do mainly use those as singles. I guess it's just too much metal (for my preference) when there are two coils involved.
 
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CaFF

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Made 120ml of DIYFS Holy Vanilla + Georgia Peach

Made up 15ml of 3% EM solution..hadn't done it in years...

Cleaned up some old RDAs too. The Royal Hunter's copper inner top was badly gunked/corroded to the plastic body, but I managed to soak it free and clean it up Like new again.

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CaFF

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Started out with just going to refill the SOB squonk clone, but it turned into a full teardown and maintenance work...argh. It was pretty dirty/gunked up in spots I couldn't really see easily until I took it apart. PITA, but glad I did it.

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The Reload X is too good of a sRDA to have a dirty host mod slowing it down. ;)
 

Just Frank

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Personally I hate the flavor of Kanthal. Has a nasty after tea at the bottom of the dregs taste. Yuck. I’ve heard there’s mention this as well.
I don't get a bad flavor from it, but usually less flavor. That's when I'm using regular single or dual coils. I use the same specs in N80 and it's like the flavor is amplified. I've found uses for kanthal though. It works well for series coils (plenty of flavor), and for the coils I make for mesh atomizers. I have no idea why or how, but kanthal "Mesh Alternative" coils friggen deliver. At times, it's some of the best flavor I've ever experienced. I have no idea why it doesn't behave the same way as regular coils. I have a kanthal coil in one of my Profiles right now (kA1 SFC: 20x34/39ga, 18mm long, .11Ω, using 70W) , and the flavor is just ridiculous. I can't stop hitting it at times.

Luckily I can use all the popular metal types for vaping wires. I don't get strange metal tastes or allergic reactions. It's a shame that some people are limited to one kind or can't take advantage of all the different types.

I've come to realize that I'm not going to understand certain things when it comes to rebuildable atomizers and coils. Some things don't work well when you'd think they should, and other things work well for unexplainable reasons.
 

Lady Sarah

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Hubby and I went to the flea market. At one of the vendors, a table had several boxes of "stuff". In one of the boxes was the remains of a Kangertech mod. Pieces were missing, and the mod had been very badly beaten. We both had a laugh that it was out for sale. The vendor walked over and asked about it. Hubby told him he was trying to sell a broken vape mod that wasn't worth fifty cents. That vendor said "I didn't know. Thank you for letting me know" and threw it in the trash where it belonged.
 

nadalama

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I set up my first Billet Box yesterday, one of the champagne-silver 70W SXK boxes. Had ordered a cute set of blue w/white splatter screws, but they didn't work well on it, so I went back to the stainless screws that came in it. Switched out the fire and the wattage buttons for dark blue cerakoted buttons from Billi Billi, put on a Half Moon mods DT and some MK Mods cyan acrylic panels from FT. Played musical bridges and boro tanks until I finally landed on a translucent boro tank with the Ambition Mods Molen bridge. I'll post some pics one of these days, but not right now. I can't seem to get good pics inside the house.

Ordered another "outfit" for this box from AliExpress, a different kind of blue-green panels, a dark blue boro tank, another screw-in drip tip, and a Psyclone bridge clone. Also ordered a little tackle box to keep pieces and parts in, since messing with BBs seems to create so many little pieces and parts.

Anyway, I like the box. Vapes great!

ETA: Forgot to add, I cut a strip of a transparent vinyl sticker to fit the bottom of the box, to prevent the rash that invariably happens from it being moved around. The strip is actually the bottom half of this:

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Heartsdelight

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I set up my first Billet Box yesterday, one of the champagne-silver 70W SXK boxes. Had ordered a cute set of blue w/white splatter screws, but they didn't work well on it, so I went back to the stainless screws that came in it. Switched out the fire and the wattage buttons for dark blue cerakoted buttons from Billi Billi, put on a Half Moon mods DT and some MK Mods cyan acrylic panels from FT. Played musical bridges and boro tanks until I finally landed on a translucent boro tank with the Ambition Mods Molen bridge. I'll post some pics one of these days, but not right now. I can't seem to get good pics inside the house.

Ordered another "outfit" for this box from AliExpress, a different kind of blue-green panels, a dark blue boro tank, another screw-in drip tip, and a Psyclone bridge clone. Also ordered a little tackle box to keep pieces and parts in, since messing with BBs seems to create so many little pieces and parts.

Anyway, I like the box. Vapes great!

ETA: Forgot to add, I cut a strip of a transparent vinyl sticker to fit the bottom of the box, to prevent the rash that invariably happens from it being moved around. The strip is actually the bottom half of this:

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Yay so happy you finally took the BB plunge ;) and you like it!
 

Just Frank

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I used to enter contests back in 2018 through 2019, and won a ton of crap 😁. My first mesh rebuildable was a Digiflavor Themis RTA that I won from one of the vendors. Truthfully, I've only used it a handful of times. I've liked mesh, but never really loved it. I also have the dual coil version and mainly used that deck. I remember being super intimidated by the mesh deck. Nobody really knew what they were doing back then. A lot can change in 4 years. I'm revisiting my old tank tonight.

Since I won that tank, it's probably sat for years in a closet. All the while I've been honing my skills as a wire spinner. Ive gotten into mesh rebuildables big time this past year, but it's not because of mesh. I make my own coils for them (some of which have been fantastic). I made a piece of "Mesh alternative" wire a few days ago that went into the deck.
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I was going to use Mavaton X (My favorite cotton), but the pack was low. Not a problem, I have tons of Puff cotton pads. Wicking it, was a piece of cake. We don't need no stinkin' ceramic blocks here 😆.
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It's kind of strange tank. It's very solidly constructed, and doesn't look like it'd hold much liquid. There's layers going on, and the juice looks strange in it sometimes.
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I made the coil a bit long on purpose, but doing that requires a bit more power than I normally use. I got it at 75W, and it's vaping wonderfully. Resistance (Which is hard to predict for these sometimes)= .08Ω. That's a little lower than I expected, but that's how it goes I guess. For being one of the first mesh RTAs, this thing vapes pretty nice. It's kind of got a lot of airflow (Like the Zeus X), so I cut it way down. The flavor is there though, very enjoyable. Like I said, I can't believe I used to be afraid to use this thing 😆. I'm sick at home and thought I'd share. Goodnight everybody 👍.
 

nadalama

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I used to enter contests back in 2018 through 2019, and won a ton of crap 😁. My first mesh rebuildable was a Digiflavor Themis RTA that I won from one of the vendors. Truthfully, I've only used it a handful of times. I've liked mesh, but never really loved it. I also have the dual coil version and mainly used that deck. I remember being super intimidated by the mesh deck. Nobody really knew what they were doing back then. A lot can change in 4 years. I'm revisiting my old tank tonight.

Since I won that tank, it's probably sat for years in a closet. All the while I've been honing my skills as a wire spinner. Ive gotten into mesh rebuildables big time this past year, but it's not because of mesh. I make my own coils for them (some of which have been fantastic). I made a piece of "Mesh alternative" wire a few days ago that went into the deck.
udn0o3D.jpg



I was going to use Mavaton X (My favorite cotton), but the pack was low. Not a problem, I have tons of Puff cotton pads. Wicking it, was a piece of cake. We don't need no stinkin' ceramic blocks here 😆.
huI8jzX.jpg


It's kind of strange tank. It's very solidly constructed, and doesn't look like it'd hold much liquid. There's layers going on, and the juice looks strange in it sometimes.
jNfuqwN.jpg




I made the coil a bit long on purpose, but doing that requires a bit more power than I normally use. I got it at 75W, and it's vaping wonderfully. Resistance (Which is hard to predict for these sometimes)= .08Ω. That's a little lower than I expected, but that's how it goes I guess. For being one of the first mesh RTAs, this thing vapes pretty nice. It's kind of got a lot of airflow (Like the Zeus X), so I cut it way down. The flavor is there though, very enjoyable. Like I said, I can't believe I used to be afraid to use this thing 😆. I'm sick at home and thought I'd share. Goodnight everybody 👍.

So sorry to hear that you are sick! Hope it's not serious and you'll be feeling better very soon!
 

Just Frank

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So sorry to hear that you are sick! Hope it's not serious and you'll be feeling better very soon!
Thanks! It's my first time with Covid but I'm doing fine. I just have a runny nose and a bit of a sore throat. I started losing my taste yesterday, but it seems better today. It could be worse so I'm glad it's only minor symptoms. Hopefully it goes away somewhat quickly.
 

Heartsdelight

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I used to enter contests back in 2018 through 2019, and won a ton of crap 😁. My first mesh rebuildable was a Digiflavor Themis RTA that I won from one of the vendors. Truthfully, I've only used it a handful of times. I've liked mesh, but never really loved it. I also have the dual coil version and mainly used that deck. I remember being super intimidated by the mesh deck. Nobody really knew what they were doing back then. A lot can change in 4 years. I'm revisiting my old tank tonight.

Since I won that tank, it's probably sat for years in a closet. All the while I've been honing my skills as a wire spinner. Ive gotten into mesh rebuildables big time this past year, but it's not because of mesh. I make my own coils for them (some of which have been fantastic). I made a piece of "Mesh alternative" wire a few days ago that went into the deck.
udn0o3D.jpg



I was going to use Mavaton X (My favorite cotton), but the pack was low. Not a problem, I have tons of Puff cotton pads. Wicking it, was a piece of cake. We don't need no stinkin' ceramic blocks here 😆.
huI8jzX.jpg


It's kind of strange tank. It's very solidly constructed, and doesn't look like it'd hold much liquid. There's layers going on, and the juice looks strange in it sometimes.
jNfuqwN.jpg




I made the coil a bit long on purpose, but doing that requires a bit more power than I normally use. I got it at 75W, and it's vaping wonderfully. Resistance (Which is hard to predict for these sometimes)= .08Ω. That's a little lower than I expected, but that's how it goes I guess. For being one of the first mesh RTAs, this thing vapes pretty nice. It's kind of got a lot of airflow (Like the Zeus X), so I cut it way down. The flavor is there though, very enjoyable. Like I said, I can't believe I used to be afraid to use this thing 😆. I'm sick at home and thought I'd share. Goodnight everybody 👍.
Your wiring spinning skills are awesome! That’s a beautiful mesh coil!

Hope you have a quick recovery & feel better soon!
 

fidola13

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I don't get a bad flavor from it, but usually less flavor. That's when I'm using regular single or dual coils. I use the same specs in N80 and it's like the flavor is amplified. I've found uses for kanthal though. It works well for series coils (plenty of flavor), and for the coils I make for mesh atomizers. I have no idea why or how, but kanthal "Mesh Alternative" coils friggen deliver. At times, it's some of the best flavor I've ever experienced. I have no idea why it doesn't behave the same way as regular coils. I have a kanthal coil in one of my Profiles right now (kA1 SFC: 20x34/39ga, 18mm long, .11Ω, using 70W) , and the flavor is just ridiculous. I can't stop hitting it at times.

Luckily I can use all the popular metal types for vaping wires. I don't get strange metal tastes or allergic reactions. It's a shame that some people are limited to one kind or can't take advantage of all the different types.

I've come to realize that I'm not going to understand certain things when it comes to rebuildable atomizers and coils. Some things don't work well when you'd think they should, and other things work well for unexplainable reasons.
Like you, I like to experiment as well but I always make sure that I have at least one backup in case things take a nose dive again. Right now I’ve been experimenting with Ni80 in various coil setups and I’m loving it.

Never thought I’d move on from SS316L well not exactly because I have bought a lot of premade coils all using ss316l. So I’ll continue to use both depending on the conditions ie atty, mode, and configurations.

For me vaping went from reducing nicotine but also I ended up falling in love with the hobby/collector aspects of vaping.
 

Ruppy_bear

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I remember I said That i was hoping one day I could quit vaping. Well that day has officially entered, as of October China has officially banned the sales of flavor e juice all over China. No news on underground sales, but chances are slim. Bunch of ppl has stocked up but I didn’t.

This looks like the end. Really shitty day and way to start the national holiday with coolio dead all of sudden.
 

BobsHere

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"Last November, Chinese laws were amended to bring the vaping industry under control of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA), which regulates Chinese tobacco products, and is actually headquartered in the same building as the China National Tobacco Corporation—the world’s largest cigarette manufacturer."

 

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