[x-post from Ask an expert][Difficult] Creed RTA Geekvape

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  1. JosCiv

    JosCiv Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Hi all,

    As mentioned in the title, I consider this problem as difficult because I'm stuck with it for over 5 months now and I asked a lot of advice already so you're all my last resort :sad:.

    I bought about 5 months ago the Creed RTA by Geekvape and after reading/seeing all the reviews I was really hyped... until I needed to build it. The first problems became visible as my coils were not fitted for this RTA so I bought some new ones and these are also the ones that you can see on the photos (not the same as 5 months ago, just the same type: alien coils 0.15). After that things became better and better. The Bacon Prime cotton that was included with the coils made sure the wicks were wet enough and I had a lot of air bubbles whilst vaping so no problems at all. The wicks lasted over 3 weeks and then I needed to change them. Here is where the issues started. I had Kendo cotton myself so I started using that but after a while I figured out it wasn't good enough because my wicks were dry all the time. So I went back and bought Bacon Prime cotton. The owner of the shop (who helped me build the first one) helped me this time again. Although the wicks were wet I didn't have as much air bubbles as before and therefore the flavour isn't always great. After looking up over 10 builds I decided to rewick them and against my expectations I managed to build it perfectly. The flavour was great, the air bubbles were present and the wicks were wet every time.

    After about 2 weeks I needed to change them again and ever since I didn't manage to build it the same way again. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong because I copied my method from last time and this time the RTA does not produce as many air bubbles as usual which results in less flavour and dry wicks.

    I tried cutting them longer, shorter; less cotton and more cotton; different airflow caps that come included; waiting a day before vaping, ...

    If anybody has a great solution to this please help me out. To state it clear: How can I prevent vapour locking in my Creed RTA by Geekvape? The photos were taken today and the build is from last week.

    Thanks in advance!

    :tldr:Creed RTA has vapour locking and I've tried my possible solutions but so far no ultimate solution found.
     

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    St.Roostifer Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Have you changed juices? Higher VG juices will affect the wicking due to being so thick. This is the only thing I can think of outside if what you've already tried.
     
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    JosCiv Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Yes, I have a variety of juices that I can use but this doesn't seem to affect the issue. When the tank was fixed during those 3 weeks I could use up to 80 VG juice and it worked just fine. Now, not even a 50 VG juice will resolve my problem.
     
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    St.Roostifer Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Oh wow. I'm not sure what the hell is causing your vapor lock. In the past when I've encountered VL I thinned the wicks to make sure air could move through the wicking ports, which you've done already. Also screwed the build deck in tight and then backed it out about an 1/8 of a turn which helped my Zeus rta. Let's see, after a refill if I experienced VL I would unscrew the top cap a bit to relieve the air pressure that was causing the vapor lock. I don't have the creed rta so all I can do is throw out there what's helped me in the past.
     
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    JosCiv Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Yes the back twist of the atty is something I tried but I was never too sure how much I needed to twist due to leaking possibilities. I'll try the 1/8 and keep you in touch. Also thanks for your answers so far. I hope we can find a solutions because I really like my creed (without problems ofc
     
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    St.Roostifer Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    You're welcome. :) I really hope you get it figured out because I know how much of a bitch vapor lock can be. Can't count how many times I wanted to take a BFH to an rta that vapor locked on me.

    There has to be someone on VU that has the creed rta and can help out.
     
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    St.Roostifer Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    When re-wicking have you tried wetting the wicks first and then placing them in the wicking ports? This has helped me in the past as well.
     
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    midknight420 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    When wicking, after wetting the wicks and placing them in the wick ports, what I do is to take a very small allen key and and push down at the very back of the wick channel. This gives air a path to travel thus the juice can get up the cotton easier.

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    St.Roostifer Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I do the exact same thing. The Engine nano taught me how to wick. I used to get burning and mild dry hits before I figured out the wicking . I've found that for me, I know I have the wicking just where I want it when the build deck becomes heavily saturated after refilling but does not flood. The first few pulls after a refill do mildly spray a fine mist but I don't mind that at all because I know I'm wicking good which is important because my DIY juices end up around 85-90% VG.
     
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    midknight420 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I forget where I learned that little air channel trick, it was a long time ago. I want to say it was either from Grimm Green or Abby Vapes, but don't remember. Works great though and do it every time.

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    St.Roostifer Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Another thing is when refilling leave a bit of space in the tank to make it easier for the bubbles to travel upwards.

    One thing to keep in mind is most rtas can suffer from vapor lock due to their design of being tightly sealed up. They can be a pain in the ass but when built right, well worth it. I love the vape from a properly built rta and will always have a couple of them in the rotation.
     
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    heateris Bronze Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I would recommend trimming / thinning your current wicks a little at a time until they wick properly. Also, make sure all your o-rings and gaskets are in good shape and positioned correctly.

    I would also recommend watching DJLab vapes Creed video. He also seems to seems to figured out the perfect coils size and wicking technique for RTA’s.



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