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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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Inspired by HarbingerOfShadows Thread i decided to create a thread to share with you.

For those of you who wish to gain some insight from a vapor i will share my rig.

I use a Lotus EVOD VV (Variable Voltage) It came as a kit with a tank that uses replaceable coils instead of cartridges or disposable tanks.

I did not care for the tank that came with the EVOD VV. Its almost completely solid and has two tiny windows to see the level of the fluid. They do work well though. 44$



I went out and got a Mini Protank 2 that uses the same replaceable coil setup and is made of solid metal and tough class instead of plastic. 18$

The package of replacement coils are a five pack for 10$



I also prefer the Exotics line of E-Juice mostly because its cheaper at 10$ a bottle



Or if you really want to get into vaping you can get the canthal wire and wick and rewind your own coils and save even more money.

If anyone has questions ill be glad to answer them.

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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: shaneslaughta

Thanks for sharing,

I've found that for me the important thing is having an E-cig or Vaper that has powerful batteries. I'm currently using the Volcano Inferno with 900mA batteries and they do the trick.

I had tried those worthless blue cigs and a few others, but none of them cut the mustard. Before I got the volcano I had been smoking 2+ packs a day for 18yrs.

Haven't had a smoke in over a year now. Actually I think someone recommended it to me in a thread here.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

I smoked for about twelve years and this did the trick for me. I had a couple of those blues and they were junk. Batteries were way underpowered and the disposable coils burn out easily.

I have no experience with the Volcano Inferno. Is that a variable voltage one as well?

I believe the EVOD VV that i use is a 1000mah battery. It goes from 3.2-4.8 volts. I like the VV because it allows you to adjust the temperature of the vapor and also the strength of the drag you get.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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Vaping, smaping! What you've got is your own personal portable bong. Are you people going to lie to me and tell me the biggest selling oil is canabis oil? Whoops, did I mean to say that. You've got your own personal hookah. Nothing new. Get over it and stop blowing your ersatz smoke my way.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: crayzeed

The hell? Please don't feed the frenzy of government trying to crack down on ecigs. This an alternative method to smoking tobacco and it's saving lives. Don't carry big tobacco or governments water for them.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
They already know about it and are already debating whether to legalise it.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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I to have teh EVOD variable voltage , I like it a lot and I use special blend juice "Earl Gray"
Taste just like my tea.....


I to go me off cigs and after 40 years of smoking not a bad thing.

I use a local shop that mixes thier own juice. I am thinking about mixing my own as the cost is very cheap to do so.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 12:54 PM
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I think the best set up that works for me is the aspire nautilus tank with the vision spinner 2 battery. The battery is variable voltage 3.3v-4.8v with 1600mah. The tank has four settings for the air volume intake so you can adjust the type of drag you take similar to the way you smoked. Some people inhale direct and some inhale form the cheeks. I find the smaller intake holes to be more like smoking. The total coast is around 40$ battery and 40$ for the tank kit(charger and two replacement coils. The battery will last all day and even the cheaper aspire tanks work well.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: shaneslaughta

They make a few different Vapers, one of them is variable voltage. The one I have is the first one of theirs I tried and I liked it so I stuck with it.

a reply to: crayzeed

I use straight lab grade nicotine, no flavors, that comes in those big brown glass chemical bottles. A lot cheaper to by in bulk.

I get drug tested several times a month. No drugs for this guy, just beer.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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Smoking nicotine in Ecigarettes is for people who really WANT to be addicted to drugs.

I used a nicotine patch and disposable, NO NICOTINE ecigarettes to FREE myself from addiction.

The best think about ecigarettes is they help you to break an unhealthy habit.

Why people smoke nicotine in ecigarettes to maintain their addiction is beyond me?

I think there are a lot of testimonials in favour of Nicotine Ecigarettes right now because retailers are trying to develop a market by creating new addicts.

Don't do it! Nicotine is only desired AFTER you're addicted. If there's no craving to sate, there's no reason to smoke it!.

After a few months of smoking a no-nicotine ecigarette to provide something to do with my hands, I no longer even need them.

Now I can go on a trip, spend time indoors, go to the theatre or cinema and never be anxious or jones for a puff.


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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Psynic
How are retailers creating new addicts when people that switch to vaping are already addicted to nicotine in the first place? Ecigs are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking,not a smoking cessation product. However, if done properly by gradually decreasing the nicotine content then they can say goodbye to their addiction. I know plenty of people who have done just that.
As for me though I love vaping and shall keep on rocking my itaste SVD with my kayfun on top



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: shaneslaughta

I had a cheap gas station e-cig, I think I went through a few of them over the span of 6 months. However, they really did help.

I just don't know a damn thing about vaping, and I must admit your original post has got me confused.

How does an e-cig typically work? Could you break down the parts for me, and what the risks there are? (overheating, tampering, what to avoid)

Much appreciated. Oh, best brands too would be great, I'll make sure to check out the ones already listed on here as well.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: Psynic

The whole point is to gradually cut down the strengths of nicotine in your juices and eventually get to 0mg then if you still have the mental addiction to that repetitive motion you can continue to vape the flavor juices.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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originally posted by: TheBlackDog
a reply to: Psynic
How are retailers creating new addicts when people that switch to vaping are already addicted to nicotine in the first place? Ecigs are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking,not a smoking cessation product. However, if done properly by gradually decreasing the nicotine content then they can say goodbye to their addiction. I know plenty of people who have done just that.
As for me though I love vaping and shall keep on rocking my itaste SVD with my kayfun on top


Using ecigarettes to become free of addiction makes sense.

Using ecigarettes to maintain an addiction makes very little sense.

Yes, it's better than smoking by a lot, but not being addicted to Nicotine is INFINITELY preferable and EASILY achievable when ecigarettes are used as a smoking cessation product as opposed to a smoking replacement product.

The nicoderm patch system is ideal for weaning oneself off nicotine and the simple little cigarette-like non-nicotine ecigarettes are perfect for replacing the activity of smoking.

And if those were the only kind available there wouldn't be this aversion to them and more people could quit smoking.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: ThinkingCap
a reply to: shaneslaughta

I had a cheap gas station e-cig, I think I went through a few of them over the span of 6 months. However, they really did help.


I tried a half dozen or more brands but only found two that I liked.

The Vapur and the E4Smoke.

The E4Smoke has lasted for two months and cost under ten bucks.
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posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: ThinkingCap

I hope this link can help you understand more on the subject.
e cig
I gives some basic info on the subject.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: ThinkingCap
Certainly

The heating element has a wick , similar to whats in a zippo lighter that draws the liquid in from the bottom to the coil'(s). The heating elements basically boil the nicotine/flavorings into a steam or vapor if you will. Then there is the batteries and voltage regulator units that control the voltage/wattage the heating elements or (coils) receive.

There is no real danger of fire or burns. The Mini Protank that i use does become warm but nothing that an adult would consider harmful. Its a full metal unit so some heat transfer is to be expected.

The coils are one of the most crucial parts of the whole rig. The right coil resistance and voltage combinations are key. Too much voltage will fry the thin wire coils and you will be replacing them much more rapidly.

As for the batteries, some come with a warning about overcharging them. I would follow that to the letter.
Failure to do so will ruin the batteries inside and cause them to not hold a proper charge or to completely short out. That goes for anything rechargeable though.

I have tried several disposable tanks and cheap batteries from various retailers. Crown 7 was the bigger name i tried first. I did not care for their e juices and their batteries died much faster than i liked / my level of vaping.
Their tanks also sucked horribly. I bumped into them in my pocket on several occasions and broke parts of the chincy plastic tanks off.

I like the sinful and exotic juices the best. They have the best flavors in my opinion. Also i bought a bottle of espresso crown 7 liquid and it was high nicotine level. There were no mg counts on any of their liquids. I think that company may in fact cheap out on the amount of nicotine in their juices as i was still left with an urge for the nicotine after vaping their juice.

I don't know about tampering other than some companies are shady and may lower your dosages to make you vape more. But that is purely my experience thus far.

Hope that helped answer your questions and clear up any confusion.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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Posted this in the other vaping thread but i've been vaping for approximately 5 years. Started with cigalike, and now i'm on mechanical mods. My current mod is a black copper stingray, a steampunk copper mod, and copper nemesis my wife is using
i'm on a .04 ohm build for cloud chasing. Its become a niche within a niche to chase clouds. its just a new hobby for me. Ive wrapped my own coils for months, and currently wrapping 3 strands of 22ga kanthal 3 times around a 3mm screwdriver. dual triple parallel. Hot as fire but tons of vapor production. Requires special vtc4 or 5 batteries to not blow up in my face



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: kingofyo1

I have yet to get in to the mods but i may try one sooner or later. Is there any one specifically that you would suggest?

Im just not so keen on buying hundred dollar batteries to vape.



posted on Jun, 28 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: d8track
a reply to: ThinkingCap

I hope this link can help you understand more on the subject.
e cig
I gives some basic info on the subject.


Lots of good information there and also a clear example of the CONFUSION between harmless, non addictive, short time use, non-nicotine ecigarettes and the ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery System) ecigarettes which ARE addictive, are used over long term, are hazardous to health and are dangerous to bystanders.

Quite a difference, but those into nicotine vaping don't often point that out since it is to their benefit to be confused with the safe and harmless version.

I puff my non-nicotine ecigarette in places where I wouldn't use a device containing nicotine, like restaurants, theatres and other public places.




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