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  1. caihlen

    caihlen VU Donator Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years Member For 2 Years Member For 1 Year

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    My friends,

    I'm interested in knowing what you all think are the essential spares for Reo Grande LP's. Let's say I have two mods and I want to keep them in top condition for a long while. Also, Sony VCT5A's?

    Thanks
     
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    Rickajho Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I think a lot of people go overkill on buying spare parts when they get a Reo. Couple spare springs in case you dead short - nothing worse than being dead in the water over a spring. Couple spare bottle setups because they get stained (depending on your liquids) and you will probably want to replace them at some point.

    But spare 510 connectors (it's stainless) and spare contacts? Unless you are, umm, really a klutz you will probably never need them.

    But that's just me.

    Batteries - all depends on how low you want to build. Button or flat top will work - the fire button throw will feel a little bit different between the two types.
     
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    Train Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I've got a spare "adjustable 510 grub" - pretty important if you have the adjustable 510, and not available elsewhere because it is reverse threaded.
    I've got a spare positive pin.
    Spare couple springs.
    Never needed any of it - and it's been a couple years, lol.

    Also - BOTTLES. That's handy... And I can carry a full spare (or cap the one from the mod when flying - I find my stuff auto-squonks on a plane if I don't remove the bottle).

    Batteries kind of depends on your builds.
    I prefer the 30Q (brown LG's before that) for the extra Mah - but I vape at 0.45, so I'm fine with a 20 amp battery...
     
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    I suppose it depends on how you treat your gear. I had Reos for several years and never had to replace a part outside of upgrading the contacts when he released the gold-plated ones.
    Never dropped a spring or broke a contact strip.... I honestly don't know what else can go awry with them.
    I personally would say one spare kit per device should be all you need for the foreseeable future, but surely opinions will differ.

    :popcorn:
     
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    Rickajho Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Oops +1 for a spare grub screw for the 510. They could be easy to lose.
     
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    inspects Squonkamaniac Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 5 Years

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    My experience is the same, haven't needed any parts (yet) after two years.
     
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    Rickajho Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    One more thing:

    A few new users get into trouble by really grinding down on the fire button. (aka "button mashing") The thing does not need a heavy handed press to fire. If you bear down hard on the fire button you can snap the tip of the battery positive contact right off. So... as long as you don't do that you will never need to replace the fire button contact.

    And maybe one more thing:

    If you are getting any Grand besides a P67 you will probably want button covers. Not necessary, but the larger surface of a button cover is nice. (If you get one ask us what the dental floss in the bag is for later...)
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    I agree with two rebuild kits - for just in case - and extra bottles. If you are a worry wort, get the replacement 510s, but it's doubtful you'll need them. I'm very tough on my stuff and the REOs just take it.
     
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    Rossum Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Bottles and tubing are generic items, no worries about those.

    Hot springs, positive contacts, and reverse-threaded grub screws are the spares you want in the long term.
     
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    That's what I stocked up on but only 2-3 of each. I can't see needing more than that.

    I also grabbed a few bottles/tubes and spare door magnets as those parts are pretty inexpensive.
     
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    Thanks everyone. When the funds become available I will do exactly as you suggest.
     
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    RonJS Gold Contributor Member For 5 Years

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    Okay...I am putting a button cover on a REO Grand and must ask about the dental floss and how it fits in the installation. :yes:
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    did Reo shut down yet?
     
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    Well....The website says so.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I thought they shut down a while back.
    I discussed it with Lucy and I think she ordered some parts before they closed.
    They were running mods for like 50% off?
     
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    RonJS Gold Contributor Member For 5 Years

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    The Grand Body LP/SL were $76.50. If you wished a Grand/P67 Supervein slotted door, they were $16.00 more.
    I'm not sure what kind of discount that is and Yes...I did look at my receipt. :)
     
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    If the button is not a tight fit, lay the floss over the black plastic button, before pressing on the metal one, trim the floss.
    I've never needed to use it with the metal button.
    Some of the delrin buttons were not tight.
    Yes REO shut down a few weeks back.
     
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    RonJS Gold Contributor Member For 5 Years

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    Many Thanks! When I pop the button cover on it does not fall off if I turn the unit upside down. I do think that the button cover I have might fall off inside a pocket. Maybe. I'll do the "floss" on it.

    I am a bit rough on them. :eek:
     
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