Note to self: Buy no more regulated mods.

Discussion in 'What NOT to do!' started by MyMagicMist, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Rhianne

    Rhianne Diamond Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Thank you, bro. I guess I’m irked because if we weren’t being faced with Deeming, I prolly would’ve eased it into building in a year or so from now. As a natural progression type of thing.

    I’ve got a few semi mechanical mods. Are those going to die as quickly as the chippy ones?

    Oh, to be in England. Where they like people to vape!!
     
  2. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    England also has some anti vapers.
    Not everyone over there is pro vaping.
     
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  3. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Eh, all depends on how they're used/abused.
     
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  4. The Cromwell

    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Typically no.
    No display to croak and very simple electronics in the switchfet mods compared to the regulated ones.
     
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    Rhianne Diamond Contributor ECF Refugee

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    I try not to abuse mods. Or anything that I have, really. It’s not in my nature.
     
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    Rhianne Diamond Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Cool, I have a couple semi mechanical mods. I like that I can use them and not be worrying about them.

    I bought a few when I first started vaping and didn’t realize what they were. I guess they’d be fine with RDAs. Thanks, Cromwell.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Even a pure mech is fine with RDA's as long as it has a 510 pin so that the bottom of the atty 510 does not directly connect to the battery end.
    Factory coil subtanks are a bit more problematic as most coils have only a thin silicone grommet keeping positive and negative apart and if the silicone gets pinched thru by the wire you have a short. Which may well cause undesirable results when attempting to fire the atty and nothing happens so one keeps on trying to fire it and BOOM>

    first rule of a mech is if it doesn't not fire the atty when it should... figure out why.
    Do not just keep trying to fire it.
     
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  8. gopher_byrd

    gopher_byrd Cranky Old Fart VU Donator Gold Contributor ECF Refugee Member For 5 Years

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    One thing I would change on this list of your's MMM is I would move #8 to be #6. You should check the resistance before firing and tweeking and again after reassembling the RDA/RTA to make sure there is not a short to the cap or chimney.
     
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    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    *nodding* Okay, fair change. :)
     
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  10. casketweaver

    casketweaver Bronze Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Fuck it, I just build what I want, slap it into my RDA / RTA (so long as the wire allows it to fit), trim my leads, and go from there. Even on mechs. Granted, IF I have a mech that completely torn apart, I always ensure I don't have stray clippings laying on my switch somewhere. Had that happen once on my FOM Mutant - kept hitting the fire button and my finger kept getting burnt, took the bottom cap off to see there was a small piece of wire stuck to the magnet. Talk about bad day... LOL!

    HOWEVER, it's always good practice to have a resistance meter / burning tab for safety. I just don't dally with it anymore. As neat as they are, I don't build so low (as I've become familiar with various wires / wire guages to know what's good and what's not) and double check my work before I even put a battery in the device. Calculators are good so long as you understand that those are based on 'Perfect World Scenarios' and we, as sad as it is, live in an imperfect world. So, usually I trim my leads to length, set the leads in their location, tighten down my screws, pull my coil away from the posts and high enough away from the build deck itself, check screws - tighten if needed, trim leads if needed, make final adjustments, wick, juice, and test fire.

    If my face doesn't spontaneously explode in a hail of fire, my finger doesn't get burnt by the switch, my mech doesn't get hot to the touch, or my battery doesn't start hissing, I know, likely, a job has been well done.
     
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    One day I had a very tiny piece (about 1.5mm) of stray clipping that fell on top of the peek insulator on the bottom of my Velocity type build deck, right between the post and the side of the deck, where it went unnoticed because that gap is just so narrow and deep. In the event that you forgot to look there, that's when an ohms reader might still ultimately save your ass─or face, or maybe even both─so... danger always lurks in small corners, Murphy also has a Law, and, it's better to be safe than sorry. In Dutch we have an expression that rhymes, "meten is weten". It means "measuring is knowing", but some people changed that so it still rhymes, "meten is tijd verscheten"... "measuring is farting around". :giggle:
     
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    Yeah, normally, when I clip leads, I turn the atty to the side and trim, and when I trim, I trim onto a magnet or into a small bowl. Normally its a small bowl because magnets and electronics - generally hate one another. Not to mention most of my big magnets are out in the garage and who builds their coils in their garage? I have... but I don't do it often. To top it off, the way build decks have become, it's be pretty hard to miss a piece of wire on a postless deck anymore. But I feel the velocity. Could lose coils in there at times.

    I'm not saying it's a terrible idea that you should measure your build, all I'm saying, is I don't do it anymore. I'm comfy enough with what I'm doing that I don't pay any mind to doing it anymore. But after I build, I also do things most people probably don't anyways. I seat my coils, trim, tighten, adjust, and wash my build deck, coils, and brush my 510 threads with hot, soapy water. Every build, every time. Just like I put latex gloves on before I wick my atty. Seems crazy, but I do it. We each have our own way of doing things, mine just focuses more on sanitary and less on missing wire bits... lol. I deal with fat wire though so, if I miss a stray clipping somewhere, then that's on me. I have yet to miss any since I pushed the fire button and burned the shit out of my finger, thanks to that magnetic switch.
     
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    Carambrda Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Trimming onto a magnet doesn't work with Ni80, it doesn't cling to magnets. Trimming into a small bowl was not an option either, as I was just re-trimming a leg that I had already trimmed, and the coils were already mounted into the posts so I needed to use both hands to re-trim, and needed to use them in such a precise way that aiming into a small bowl would require help from another person who was going to hold the bowl in the right place for me. It still doesn't matter anyway. I just should have looked between the post and the side of my build deck, but I forgot to. Lesson learned, I guess.

    About that tiny piece of stray clipping again... the pointy edge of the 36g wire that I had staggered fused clapton'd around two 28g core wires, had welded itself to the bottom of the build deck right between the peek insulator and the post. This welding happened during my dry firing the coils to tweak them, and, because it had welded itself like that, rinsing with fast-running tap water hadn't removed the tiny piece of stray clipping so it still remained lurking in there unnoticed. I rinse my build deck before I mount the coils, and, I don't rinse it again until after all the necessary tweaking has already been finished. As for dealing with fat wire, I personally don't do it, but that doesn't mean in any way that the thing that had happened wasn't on me. I forgot to look. The proper way to deal with it was remembering to look. Even though it was my ohms reader that eventually did remind me to look so this was my last line of defense and lucky for me it worked, remebering to look everywhere inside the build deck without needing to be reminded is still the only way. My point is people don't always. I got distracted so the final conclusion was to not let myself be distracted at times when staying completely focused matters.
     
  14. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Are you sure? :p :D :)

    Apologies, couldn't resist poking a little fun.
     
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