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These are excellent read on to get the best from them
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Like anything with exit holes they will leak eventually if not set up right
I now have 5 of these Smoketroopers :-) I read the reviews and I see people struggling but this is due to user experience rather than a bad product, if you look back my first review of them threw the toys out of the pram also, Here's my builds 24 AWG Dual = 10 or 12 wraps each coil and produces a 0.3 and 0.6 coil set up each time 27 AWG Dual = 10 wraps and again a 0.6 coil is achieved, I'm going to order some 25 and 26 AWG soon to see how they go in it as I think 25 will be the trade of thickness over durability Now to help you set up, ditch the free kanthal and wick, that's right in the bin with it as both are only any good if you are a hitman who does contracts on small stuffed teddy bear toys, Make your coils around a 2mm rod and heat them on the hob and use some pliers to gently compress them, Now thread the ends through the atty base but use odd patterns, this is like this -0 X 0 X- so that's use 1-3 posts on one side and 2-4 on the other rather than trying to use 1-2 3-4, tighten the outer post and move the coil into position roughly over the air hole, now tighten both screws in the posts you are working on, fire the atty on the mod and use the pliers again to compress the coil together fully, (slowly does it or you deform it) once it's neat and in the correct position for you adjust the legs or fully tighten (this is where 27+ awg gets snapped off so I don't advise using it) Once you are happy the coil is as you want it tighten it fully (this is where heavy wire is king as it doesn't get cut through) then lift the first coil as high as it will go to reveal sight of the other internal post for coil 2 Thread coil 2 though and again get it in a rough position where you need it over the air hole, pulse again (you may need more watts this time) and tighten You should now be able to get hold of the middle leg and wiggle it until it breaks the excess off, clip the outer post leg, now put the chimney on to ensure the coils aren't fouling it (10-12 wraps of 24 AWG is a tight fit btw) Now the science of less or no leaking, cut a strip of cotton ( I use Johnson cotton baby pads and pull them into two flat halves) cut your strips to about 2mm in width and twist one end to enable it to go through the coil fully Now once both are through cut the ends leaving about 10mm either side hanging out, wet the wicks with ejuice and then tuck the tails under but on the the deck of the atty (you may need to trim some more of if the chimney won't wit as it's wicked, stay inside the outer circumference of the tank base and it should be ok), (don't thread the channels or it dry hits) you need enough cotton sitting on the deck to absorb but not allow juice a route to the air holes, once you have this put the chimney on, tank glass on, cap on fully tightened and turn it upside down, remove the fill screw and fill her up, replace the screw and turn the atty upright, you should now see traces of juice in the side holes, holding the atty with the holes furthest away from you simply flick the excess juice out until it stops, wipe it up and fit to the mod, puff on! Now if you get NO ATTY warnings on your mod now, undo and gently tighten the copper fire pin in the base, you need to simply turn it to feel the bite not screw it home hard or you'll strip the thread and it'll all be bin fodder then, If you get resistance dancing i.e jumping from .04 to 2.5 to 0.8 etc etc check the leg post screws as after heating they can become loose the first few times, If you follow my methods you'll only ever build this once, the 24AWG simply lasts and lasts, a few dry burns and new wicks and it's like new again, Overall this is a fine low cost atty for the sub community, I don't imagine a Subtank being any better or less leaky, RDA's and RBA's by nature have to have holes in them, as any Capt of a ship what happens then, happy vaping Ladles & Jellystraps.
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Been playing about with it to see if I can get more from it and here's the brief, Buy this SKU 5416800 with it, you'll need it if you want to run single coil anyway, when you've got both the kit and the atty remove the top cap (large black one)from the atty it picks off btw and replace it with the one in the kit, takes a bit of getting on but does go on ok, now your clone driptip is not going to give it up easily so you need to put some juice on it and get it to fit, it does eventually with patience and once home it's so snug it ain't going to fall out again, the next mod I did was while I had the air adjust barrel out was to fit a small loom band on one of the ridges to replace the seal, this stops the cap coming off easily but still lets you adjust the airflow, next up I used another loom band on the bottom ridge by the fill hole, whole tank feels secure now, Overall a tasty steam machine but it will frustrate you if you don't do what I just said.
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Ohms Jump
I will start with this tank has been on my mods more than any for two days, no point blah blahing it up so I'll just post the one negative, When you get it it will hop from 0.5 to 3.4 to 1.6 etc, remedy is tighten the 510 at both ends and then slack the bottom one off half a turn, if it was a yeah yeah tank it would be a deal breaker but as it's such a good vape and hasn't jumped since I'm chalking it as a winner.
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This is my first walk through the organic fields and this is my finding, Comes in a nice pack of squares about the same size as an After Eight Mint, it still needs a break in period with some of my juices 70/30 normally, there isn't that taste you get with supermarket cotton but it still takes a few vapes until the full flavour comes through, not a criticism btw, Seems like a good deal for what it is and it's now ended my try this try that routine of different cottons, this is the best experience so far imo.
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Metal Form Factor Price
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Limited Adjustment Can't see which coil you have in a tank Limited Battery Life
Taste not the same as dual batt mods (early days so might change) Needs a 20A Battery, well actually it doesn't if you're not using 30w+ and 0.1ohm coils but that's another thread and Kanger have to cover themselves so be safe and get some 25r Samsungs if you don't have any of a VTC4/5 LG HE2/4's Efest purples already, So not really a lot you can say about it, it's authentic, it's built well, I wouldn't say it's the most comfy mod for large hands like my spades but for what translates to £19 delivered I can't moan about it at all, it would go nice with a nice 25mm stubby form factor dripper that matches the finish (I guess the best right now is when the black ones become available and stick a black Mutation V4 on it) I think you'll need to take a spare battery with you to get a full days vaping if you use it at 20w, 8w users with 1.0ohm+ coils might get a full day out of one battery, Orchids you will have to keep an eye on leakage, Aerotanks work well on it but with a 1.9ohm coil in (homebrew) @13w there isn't a lot of vapour coming out, 20w fixes that but how long before the coil pops I don't know, I was going to flog my Aerotanks but now maybe not as they take away a lot of the weight of the combo, ideal for pub use, I've tried out a 0.8 sub coil in the Aerotank now which is working nicely @25w, This could be the very excuse for some new 25mm form tanks to be launched for other than the already with us Subtank itself, I don't currently have one as I don't think they are value for money right now, come the day they are £15 I could be tempted but there's a lot of £6 - £10 each tanks out there that are as good as our £30 a pop Kanger tanks, Overall a good purchase for pocket money, I'll update as use of it tunes my perception better.
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