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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Rebuildable Tanks I have some experience with are the Orchid V4, Fogger 5.0, Fogger 6.0, & now the Orchid V6. On the "non-rebuildable" side I have experience with tanks made from KangerTech (almost all of them except the Turbo & Subtank) and the Nautilus & Atlantis made by Aspire. So you can take my review with either a grain of salt or as someone with a little bit of experience using a variety of different variations of RTA's & "on the go" tanks. Ok .. On to my review .. Upon receiving the tank I immediately washed all parts to remove any of the machining oil, which is always a good idea regardless if what you buy is name brand or a clone. For newbies, the reason it is always a good idea is because in addition to machine oil there is always a possibility of metal shavings being missed during the final quality assurance check. If metal shavings are missed it can result in numerous issues all of which can be avoided by taking 5-10 minutes to give the tank a thorough washing. The deck was very easy to build on and I have not had an issue with chimney flooding or juice leaking due to the raised air holes on the deck. The threads were machined well enabling smooth turns when reattaching / detaching the chimney and other threaded parts. The tank produces dense flavorful clouds just as good as the V4. Bottom filling the tank is quick and easy. When I try filling my V4 it always seems like either the internal pressure either pushed the juice back out through the juice channels and out through the tip OR was as if something was blocking the hole entirely. The V6 version fixed that issue and if you use either a needle tip or long narrow tip you can refill the tank w/o making a mess. It does seem that the overall airflow is a little less than the V4 Orchid, but it's not something that should deter you from trying the tank out. The only "con" I have is that I do have a little leakage / drainage at the bottom of the tank. I have yet to determined if the juice is coming from the screw you remove to refill the tank (since there isn't a rubber seal between the tank and the refill screw) or if it is juice coming from the raised air holes and draining between the air flow control threads since I haven't had much (if any) juice leak from the side air holes. Does anyone else have this happen to them? Overall, I am very happy with the tank and it is becoming my "go to" RTA. So, if you enjoyed the previous Orchids then you'll find that this version has corrected A LOT of the earlier versions shortcomings. I'm sure improvements will be made to the next version, but until then the V6 is a very reliable tank. I hope this helps and VAPE ON!!
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Authentic ADVKEN Vaper Carrying Pouch Bag for E-Cigarettes
Authentic ADVKEN Vaper Carrying Pouch Bag for E-Cigarettes

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I own multiple belt clip cases for e-cig devices. Initially, I started using the type of belt clip cases designed to be used to carry various types of cell phones and I am glad I purchased this case. One of the BIG "pros" in this belt clip case is in relation to the numerous storage compartments as well as the size of the primary storage compartment. To give you an idea of the largest device / mod you'll be able to fit into this case I am happy to say that my 200 watt TC Koopor Plus fits perfectly in the case even when I keep the silicone case on the Koopor Plus. The dimensions of the Koopor Plus (excluding the dimensions of the RTA) is: 100.0mm x 59.0mm x 24.5mm This belt clip allows you to either store one large device or multiple smaller devices in the primary storage compartment as well as a 30 ml bottle in the other storage compartment, and then a few small items (like an 18650 battery & an RTA) in the smaller compartments that's located behind the primary storage compartment below the velcro flap which secures your device + tank in the belt clip. Additionally, due to the design / shape of the velcro flap you're able to easily secure your device + tank into the belt clip without having to remove the tank from your device. Over all this item is well made and I'm confident it'll last quite a while before it needs to be replaced. I highly recommend if you haven't been able to find a belt clip that you absolutely love. I hope this helps!
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Mini Bottom Dual Coil BDC Clearomizer (2ml)
Mini Bottom Dual Coil BDC Clearomizer (2ml)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Well priced
CONS
Poor threads
I used this for about a week and then had to order the "T" Stainless Steel tank replacement because the threads in the stock top became stripped where the coil connects to the top to make the rubber seal tight. Due to the stripped threads the tank was unable to fully connect resulting in the lower section detaching at will. This is a great product, but you have to be VERY careful not to cross-thread or over-tighten because the machining / quality of the steel can be stripped quite easily. I'm experienced enough where I know not to over-tighten and never had any problems with the many other tank purchased. So, I don't know if I received a "dud" or if the product as a whole has poor threading. Once I ordered the T SS tank it is working fine. If I would have known to "under-tighten" so to speak then my situation may have never occurred. I hope this helps the next person!
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TFV8 Styled Sub Ohm Tank Clearomizer
TFV8 Styled Sub Ohm Tank Clearomizer

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Overall, this is a very well made clone. In comparison to the original TFV8 tank the clone is almost identical. The only difference I noticed was the hinge on the top fill cap. The difference in the clone's hinge is that I feel it is less securely connected. Now, does it stay in place to create a proper seal when in the closed position? Yes it does. However, if you pull on the top cap when it is in the "open" position then you'll detach the top section at the hinge. If this happens you are able to easily re-attach the top cap to the tank, but I thought it best to include what I noticed in my review so future purchasers will know what to expect. Now the important question .. Would I buy another and am I glad I bought this clone? Yes on both (I've actually went ahead and bought another one :) .. The TFV8 clone does what it's supposed to do and I doubt the less secured hinge will create any major issues and as long as you don't go tugging on the top cap when it's in the open position then there won't be any issues. The only time it could create an issue is if you apply a lot pressure when the top cap is open and somehow bend / break the hinge. However, the same could occur with Smok's TFV8. If you take care of the tank then this difference shouldn't keep you from buying this clone.
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Replacement Coil Head for SUBTANK Clearomizer (5-Pack)
Replacement Coil Head for SUBTANK Clearomizer (5-Pack)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sorry if posted twice. Upon receipt it looked as if the coils were OEM, but after using 2-3 coils I can assure you the coils are not as good as the "Authentic" coils from Kanger. The primary reason why these coils are not as good as the Authentic coils from Kanger (OEM coils) is due to the amount of cotton used in the wicking installation. It seems as if when they wicked the coils they installed way too much cotton to the point where it chokes the flow of juice as well as causes a blockage of airflow. The amount of cotton used results in dry hits if priming puffs are not performed as well as a reduction in overall flavor and airflow in the vape. However, the good thing about these coils (besides the reduced price) is the other aspects of the build quality. I didn't notice much variation in the OHM readings on my Vaporshark DNA 40 device as well as the coil housing is well constructed. So, if you're experienced with re-wicking then purchasing these coils with the intention of re-wicking a pre-installed coil is a good / easy way to go to save a little money. There are a lot of videos which show how to rebuild these types of coils so by using these coils you'll essentially be able to skip building / installing the coil. The most important recommendation I have is if you plan to re-wick the coils upon receipt is to make sure you remove the original cotton little by little. The reason for this is because as more and more cotton is removed the coil has the tendency to move side to side which increases the likelihood of causing a short or bending / breaking a portion of the coil. I hope this helps and keep on vaping!!
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