Does This Seem Right To You?

I was thinking of buying a really popular eliquid recently. I always keep my eliquids out of reach from my kids, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy this particular eliquid because of the packaging and the thought that it just looked too much like something kids would mistake for candy. Anyway this is the eliquid:



I hate all the media reports that say eliquid flavours are attracting kids when vendors never sell to under 18s, but I think packaging like this isn't helping either.  


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Prize List For Ecf's 15 Millionth Post!

Hey all,

As you may have seen, we've got an ace competition running: The poster of 15 millionth ECF post will get to choose a prize from the list of awesome prizes our generous suppliers are providing. Please note, we haven't yet finalized how the prizes will be allocated into individual "wins".

All the other prizes will be claimed by runner-ups, in regular post intervals after the 15 millionth (we're still figuring that one out )

The list, as it stands, is in this thread. Make sure to check back, as we'll update it when new prizes are offered. Once again, many thanks to the generosity of our Suppliers!

Totem Sol A Totem Sol kit including a carved rosewood vaporizer with usb charger and decorative box.
Badlands E-Liquids the whole of the Dr. Derringer and Aunt Abigail lines
Keystone Vapor 9 x 30mls bottles of e-juice of the winners choice.
WeVapor The WeVapor "Boss" package:
Note: This eliquid is great with tank styled vaporizers but should not be used in drippers because the flavor can be overwhelming.
One Stop DIY Shop 6 x 30ml bottles of the exclusive One Stop Flavors or One Stop Blends.
Reosmods Any LP reo grand in any color in stock.
Junjii · 2,000 Junjii Points that can be used to purchase ejuice on www.Junjii.com

· Four 15ml bottles of Maple Donut, four of Sangria, four of lemonade
Global Vapors 5 x Aspire Atlantis 2.0
Craft Vapery 3 Month’s of CRAFT VAPERY’s curated subscription service - 3 bottle box, user picks nicotine strength. Plus 1 IPV4 100W Box Mod and 1 Atlantis 2 Sub Ohm Tank
Coffeebum Kydex case for any of:

iStick 30w
iStick 50W
Vapor Shark rDNA 40 with Shark Skin
Vapor Flask DNA 40
REO Grand
Billet Box
Praxis belt case
Sigelei 100watt/150watt including Plus versions
Hanna Modz V3 DNA40 pack
Vapourart 3 x GP PAPS 18500 SS Edition version 3
VapeFab Full line of Blackstone Twenty 30ml bottles.
GG Cigs GG4S (mod), an Esterigon (mod) and a Tilemahos V2 (atomizer)
By Leo a full Calix RBA, A ΣΟΦΙΑ RTA, An APOLLO RDA and a Dripper Spiral RDA
Ecigonly.com Full Halcyon Haze e-liquid product range
ECigaretteDirect.co.uk 5 Five Pawns Eliquid (one of each flavour on this page), the Aspire Atlantis Sub Ohm Tank and a Smok Xpro M45
heavengifts.com A Joyetech eVic-VT VW Full Kit - 5000mAh, a 50W Heatvape Invader Mini VW MOD Express Kit, and an IJOY ACME-VAPE Subohm Atomizer Tank Kit - 3.5ml
Halo 100 x 30ml bottles of their choosing from the top 10 best selling flavours in any strengths (0, 6, 12, 18, 24)
Vapor Alley 2 Astro Mods
Cignot Joyetech eGrip OLED kit
Joyetech eGo One mini kit
wholevapeinc Arctic Dolphin ADT50W Temperature Control Box Mod with silicon case.
A Kanger Subtank Nano
A pair of BOOTES 18650 battery
EFAN 2 bay charger
LiionWholesale Efest LUC V4 digital battery charger
plus their choice of 2x Samsung 25R batteries or 2x Sony VTC4 batteries, and a dual battery case.
Ron Buffkin - 1st Mate 56 hole Sampler stand in a choice of stain colors
MarkBugs "Gem" RTA by MarkBugs
VolcanoEU Lavatube 2.5
Gen-X Vapor 10 x 30ml eliquids
Steamtuners Full Custom Body for the Kayfun lite plus consisting of: Tiny Tank, Steamtuners Chimney, Drip Tip T1 Plexi.
Full Custom Body for Kayfun V4 Consisting of: Steamtuners V4 Nano Chimney, Clear View Tank, Drip Tip T2 Plexi.
Clear View Tank compatible with Taifun GT & GT2
Fortune Top Cap compatible with Kayfun lite plus & Kayfun V4
Diamond Tank Compatible with Kayfun V4 And K41 SS Drip Tip
Deck Access Kit for Kayfun Lite Plus
Expromizer Top Refilling Kit Regular size

ProVape Provari 3 - Tiffany Blue

Genesis UK 5 bottles of 10ml Ge.UK E-Liquid for a UK winner

Atmizoo Lab50 SS-M (brushed matte) with a corresponding T16 extension
One slot for the upcoming public testing release of the Wave, Atmizoo's new RTA

Velvet Cloud 15ml of each of their entire line – in the winner’s choice of mg (0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg)

Wizard Labs A $150 shopping spree at Wizard Labs

Health cabin Horizon Arctic Sub Ohm BTDC Tank Atomizer (Dual Coil) 1pc
Smok GCT Ni-200 Sub Ohm Atomizer 1pc
Aspire Atlantis Mega Tank Kit with Sub Ohm Coil (5ml)
iSmoka Eleaf Lemo 2 Sub Ohm Atomizer 1pc
Joyetech Delta II Sub Ohm Silver Atomizer Kit 1pc
Kangertech KBox 40W Silver Box MOD 1pc

RTD Vapor 1pc Xtar VP4 battery charger
2pcs AW IMR 18650 2200mAh batteries
2pcs Sony 18650 VTC4 batteries
2pcs Xtar battery case
1pc Cen-Tech multimeter
1pc Choice of Kanthal wire
1pc Cotton Bacon
1pc Coil winding jig

Gotvapes An MCV Mech mod of the winners’ choice

CCVapes 4x 30ml bottles of winners choice
1x Mutation RDA
1x Trident RDA
1x Nimbus RDA

Atmomixani Scythe shined atomizer
Nemesis30 shined
Nemi mix shined
Anima Ice mix shined

The Vapor Room A $100.00 Gift Certificate for The Vapor Room

SmokeStik Classic Bundle….your choice of any SmokeStik Classic kit including 10 5packs of any cartomizers, mix or match.
Ultra Bundle….Any ULTRA kit plus 5 3packs of extra coils and 2 bottles of each flavor of Select liquid (your choice of nicotine level)

Molehill Mountain Drip Tips Molehill Mountain Art - Part II | E-Cigarette Forum will build a lucky winner a quality custom topper of their choice.

VapingZone 1x Innokin Cool Fire 4 (winner’s choice of in stock color)
1 x Eleaf iStick 50watt (winner’s choice of in stock color)
2 x iTaste MVP Camo Kits with IClear30S Tank (One for each winner)

Virgin Vapor A $500 gift certificate for virginvapor.com
500ml of e-liquid of the winners' choice (in 17 bottles of 30ml.)  

The Fasttech Thread For All Fasttech Posts (part 2)

As the first FT thread will be closed as it has reached the 15k post limit I thought I would start a new one.

Tell us what you are buying, if it is good or bad value. Please pay special attention to the length of time every single order takes to arrive with you as I know you guys love to chat about that  

Buying A New Mod, Suggestions?

My Vape Connexx 150w mod finally died on me after countless chip errors and the buttons caving in on themselves. This is the third mod I've had break on me, so that's why I'm asking you all for suggestions. My max price is $90/USD (that's the refund I'll be getting for my mod). Now I usually vaped around 40-60 watts, builds about .2ohms-.9ohms and what have you. I like the looks of something hefty and bulky, sleek and modern/futuristic or wood mod. I'd prefer something that will fire down to .1ohms, interchangeable batteries (HATE fixed batteries), 50-260 watts and RELIABLE. I'm tired of them breaking on me, so I'd prefer y'all give further suggestion due to my bad luck with mods, but with the information given, what could y'all suggest? I'd appreciate anything.

Side note: I'd rather not order from Fasttech or something like that, making me wait a month until my mod gets here.  

Again With The Batteries

Me again with battery questions

I ordered and paid for Samsung 25Rs from my local vape shop. They just informed me that they made a mistake and that battery is not currently available, and have offered me these as replacement:

Sony VTC5

Sony VTC4

LG HE2

LG HE4

Should i take any of these or should i wait for the samsungs to become available again? (who knows when that will be)

I'm leaning towards the VTC5 just looking for some confirmation from you guys that that is the right choice !

Oh and i should mention, the top wattage i will be hitting is 30w and i do not sub ohm.
Thanks!  

Underrated Rdas

This isn't a review or bashing of other RDAs.

I want to hear from other people what RDAs they are using that they feel are very underrated than the more popular ones out there.

I'll start off by saying that I think the Lycan RDA by Cigreen is WAY underrated. By far the best RDA i own with countless options for airflow and drip tips.

What RDAs are you guys/gals using that you feel need some love!?  

Vapor Jedi?

I am planning on buying my new Little Boy rda by mcv and the only website with it is Vapor Jedi is it trust worthy? If anyone has bought from this website, and if so, should I buy my RDA off of it?  

Am I The Only One?

Sometimes I feel like the Lone Ranger when it comes to RBA's, RTA's etc. I just can't stand them. I've spent more money than I care to admit buying wire, cotton, torches and all the other supplies. I've watched countless hours of "how-to" videos. I've built and rebuilt coils. Not to mention the money I've spent on various RDA's. After all this, I just love my Nautilus Minis with BVC coils. Nothing else is as satisfying to me. After 6+ years of vaping, they are my perfect set-up along with a nice VW box mod. Anybody else with me on this?  

I'm Back!!!

Hey guys and gals!! I've been a member here for a long time but I ended up going back to analogs for a while but now I'm back and very glad to see how the vaping community has grown so much.

When I left, RDAs were just getting popular but most rebuildable fans used genesis attys and hybrids. The community was no where near where it is today!

My brother just gave me a Sigelei 100w and a couple panasonic 18650's to get me off analogs and I dusted off my Opus D (DNA20). Also, just got a Kanger Subtank Nano in the mail.

I'm amazed, actually. When I went back to analogs the newest tank out was the protank 2 (I think). I'm glad to see how far we, as a community, have come.

I'm ordering supplies to start a custom Mod build so keep an eye out in the modders forum!!

Vape on!
Tanks  

3 Years

I'm not here that often so I thought I'd post this anniversary even though I have 6 days to go. Close enough.
43000+ cigarettes not smoked. Vape on.  

Joyetech Evic-vt Kit Vs Sub-tank Mini Kit

I think both of these kits are gorgeous and the price is pretty close. I was curious which is the better setup/value? I think my next purchase will be one of these kits and I am hoping you guys can help me choose. I know the Sub-Tank mini has the RBA and I think the e-Vic has temp. control but I was more thinking overall impressions or durability and quality. Thanks.  

Are You A Tootle Puffer??

Hi everyone!

Ok, you've seen the term on a few threads now, and you've scratched your head thinking...... "What in the world is a Tootle Puffer?!?!"


You're not alone. Many are wondering. Yet, there are a several people who know exactly what it means, and have smiled their way into the Tootle Puffers Club.


Let's have some fun. Let's find out who actually IS a Tootle Puffer, and let's define it!*




Are YOU a Tootle Puffer? What does that mean!!!







*And before you ask, no, I'm NOT making another spreadsheet!  

Using Nic Gum While Flying

I'm going to be taking an 8 hour flight next month and I've decided to abandon my idea of stealth vaping, as the rewards are just not worth the risk in my opinion, if something were to happen and if it was discovered. I don't want to be the subject of a news headline "Unruly vaper causes flight to be diverted. Flight boarded by seven sheriff deputies with a SWAT team standing by as backup."

Has anybody ever used nicotine gum before? I was thinking about getting a small pack of gum and using that instead. At least that is not forbidden. I've never tried nicotine gum before, but I noticed that it comes in 2 mg and 4 mg. I'm not sure how that relates to nicotine mg in e juice, but I'll just get a small pack of the 4 mg I guess.

Does anybody else use Nicotine gum sometimes, like when flying?  

Vaping Ain't Easy

Don't get me wrong, I love to vape. But I do miss the convenience of analogs. Every corner store carries your brand, it's easy to bum a smoke from a friend or even get a light from a stranger. Vaping isn't that easy.. Today I replaced the coil in my atlantis before leaving home for the day. I suppose I should've tested it before I left the house but I haven't had a stock coil fail yet. So about a hour away from home I pulled my sx mini out of my lunch box and was looking forward to a vape. But it gave me an error, check atomizer. So I unscrewed the tank and double checked the coil was snug to the base and no moisture was under the coil. I also checked the floating pin on my sx mini and everything seems good n clean. Still I get the message, check atomizer.. Sooo frustrating because I'm a hour away from home with no backup vape and no extra coil.. I broke down and had a terrible death stick. Couldn't even finish it due to taste and smell. It's just not my vape. Anyways no one else at my work vapes so I had to vent to some other fellow vapors.. I can't wait to get home and get another coil!!  

One Stop Reference Shop For New And Experienced Vapers

As a new Vaper myself, I spent hours upon hours searching for this information. Many questions were asked and many links were given to me. Those links, and question answers are all here. This is a list for basic direction, but does include some liquid discussion, supplier discussion, etc. This is designed for the basic over and over again questions with the same links usually provided, but just put in one place easy to find. I tried as hard as I could to credit the author of each link. None of this information is my own, but rather a compilation from mostly ECF, but a few from around the web.

I hope this helps some folks out.

Huge THANK YOU to all the people who took the time to make this information available to us all.


First lets get some terminology and a few things you can expect as a new vaper out of the way.

What things are, and what they are called. Thanks to PBusardo
A - Z E-Cig Glossary | Guide To Vaping
Differences in a few things Thanks to Baditude
A list of symptoms when quitting tobacco and changing to an ecigarette Thanks to bghouse


Now lets take a look at batteries and the things we need to know about them.

Battery Info 1 Thanks to Baditude
Battery Info 2 Thanks to Baditude
Battery Info 3 Thanks to Baditude
Here is another great battery information link
OHMS Law in Laymans Terms Thanks to GrimmTech
How to use a digital Multimeter with Electronic Cigarettes
OHMS LAW CALCULATOR
All about batteries


So you've got the lingo down, and learned about battery safety and OHMS Law.
Now we can take a look at how to rebuild some coils.

Protank Microcoil Discussion Thanks to M_DuBb716
Step by Step Guide (Including Photos) Thanks to Romelee
Where can I find Videos of a coil rebuild Thanks to Jerms
Microcoils Spreadsheet Thanks to ancient puffer & bones1274 & MamaTried
Vapers ToolBox Android App


A bit for the Sub-Ohm and dripping crowd.

The sound of dripping Thanks to The Ocelot
Beginners Guide to Sub-Ohming Thanks to lordy
Information Resources for Your First RBA Thanks to Baditude
Mechanical MOD Proper Usage Guide


Calcs and charts.

SUB-OHM POWER CHART
Coil calcs


E-liquid.

eJuice Online Calculator
Members' choice of good e-liquid vendors


A little miscellaneous thrown in for good measure.

A Good Starter's Setup Thanks to Baditude
SUB-OHM POWER CHART
How should I "Draw" from my new PV Thanks to rolygate
Awesome Deals Thanks to loxmythe
CASAA


ECF stuff.

ECF Posting Count Explained Thanks to AngusAtAt
How to Become a Verified ECF Member Thanks to Joker
ECF APPROVED SUPPLIERS Thanks to SJ


Some tech stuff.

Taps and dies for connectors


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Prizes! 15 Millionth Ecf Post...

A little over 18 months ago, we held a prize for the 10 millionth post on ECF…

Well, I’m very happy to say that we’ll soon be approaching the 15th million post and, exactly as we did last time, we’ll have prizes for this landmark.

Our registered suppliers have been extremely generous, and we've a whole host of prizes up for grabs. So, the way this will run is...

We will have one main winner and a number of runner ups. The main winner will be the post we deem to be the 15millionth, and the runner ups will be every (as yet undetermined) number of posts afterwards. The winner will get the first pick of the prizes on offer, and subsequent runner ups will get to choose in the order they come through. How does that sound?

I can’t tell you how much it means to me that this site I started on a whim 7 and a half years ago has become such an amazing living beast; a community that has been responsible for the increasingly global phenomenon that is vaping.

It’s worth thinking for a minute about these 15 million posts. Among them are some of the most important conversations in public health history. I don’t think this is an exaggeration; Conversations that have led to new products, conversations that led to lives changed, conversations that in aggregate have played a massive part in vaping entering the mainstream.

The future’s ahead, and the conversation continues, but I wanted to take this moment to say thank you!

Oh, and good luck!

The prize list can be found he Prize List for ECF's 15 millionth post! | E-Cigarette Forum  

I Have Graduated.... In Two Ways!!

I am once again a happy vaper!!!! Ecstatic to be exact.

Graduation number one:

I have just very successfully rebuilt my first Nautilus BVC coil. Wasn't even as difficult as I thought it would be and didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would. I am now a forever rebuilder! I was a little worried because I didn't have any wire or filler material here, or so I thought. However, as I posted in the wick and coil section I literally tripped over an old hair blow dryer in my bedroom and did some research and discovered that the heating elements in them are nichrome wire.

I tore that sucker apart and uncoiled all the nichrome wire in it and discovered two things. One, there was actually three different gauges of nichrome in this particular hair dryer, all three kind of close in gauge. Second, different strand of gauge came out to about 20 feet or more each, so I ended up with over 60 feet of nichrome free. Below is a pic of the three strands, the strands go from the thickest gauge on the left to the thinnest on the right:


So I had my wire but needed filler. I was gonna use this medical gauze I have here but wasn't sure if it was pure cotton or not as there was nothing on the box that said what it is made of. But then my cute little neighbor knocked on my door and asked to borrow a screw driver. I obliged her and on a hunch, her being female and all, I asked if she used those round cotton pads to remove her makeup. She does and gave me a partial pack of about 50. Wooo Hooo, off the the races....

So I queued up Hawkeye's Aspire BVC Rebuild video on Youtube and got to work. I very carefully took apart the 1.8 ohm head that came with my Nautilus and saw what I believe was the problem with it. See the pic below:



OK, I'm a newb and all.... But that black wick doesn't look right, it looks like it's been burnt. I may be wrong and someone can correct me if so. I only used this once and only got maybe 2 vapes on it before I got the flashing dashes. Plus, while the coil is stretched out here, I did that after disassembling it. I carefully removed the wick from the coil and it was in the two pieces as shown in the epic. They were kind of touching each other inside the wick, but it seems like the wick burnt out and separated or maybe they had broke during manufacturing, or packing, or whatever... At any rate, it does indeed look like a defective coil.

So, I watch Hawkeye's video and build along with him and am very proud to say I believe I rebuilt this coil pretty damn well, you can tell me from the pic:



Is it just me, or is that one sexy looking rebuilt BVC? I used the thinnest gauge nichrome from the pic above and followed Hawkeye's method with the exception of giving my coil three extra wraps. I should have taken a pic of it.... Oh well.

So, with the coil rebuilt I grabbed a beer, put my Nautilus back together with the new rebuild, filled my tank and fired it up. BAZINGA!!!! She fired up at 2.1 ohms!!!! I was aiming for 1.6, but the three extra wraps probably added the extra from what I've read here on amount of ohms to coil wraps and wire gauge. I've now been happily vaping away for the past two and a half hours and the ohms are sticking between 2.0 and 1.9 with the odd jump to 1.7.

I gotta say here too, this is even better than the original Nautilus BVC. Now I understand why people rave about cotton and DIY rebuilds and such. I'm getting a lot more flavor, a much better throat and lung hit, and an awesome natural draw, and I'm not getting that sizzling/gurgling noise I was getting with the stock heads. Which leads me to my second graduation.....

I have broken the Tootle Puffer barrier and am now vaping at 28 watts. Hey, I don't mind Tootle Puffing, but I do like the bigger hit I get with the higher wattage. Been hitting this thing pretty hard though LOL. I never broke down and went back to the stinkys while my unit was down, and a big part of that was because I actually missed my vaping more than the stinkys.... I think a small part was also because I got so preoccupied with solving the issue with my hardware I didn't have time to think about stinkys.

Again, I want to thank everyone who helped out in my original thread about the problem. I love this place man!!!! I'm now a lifer both here and to vaping. Now I can't wait to get more equipment and also start doing DIY juices.  

Where Do You Buy A Reo Mod?

I have heard good things about reo mods. However, when I look it up online I can't see where I can buy one. Can somebody help me find a vendor that sells them? Thanks in advance.  

25.00 Smokless Owl Squonker

Hi Fellow Vapers,

Has anyone heard about this 25.00 squonker called The Smokeless Owl?

I just wondered if it has to be ordered from China.  

What's Everyone's Favorite 50w Mod?

I'm looking for an inexpensive box mod to carry around and wanted to know what everyone's opinion was.

I'm looking for something fairly small, spring loaded pin, removable battery... And looks good lol

So i'm looking at the smy 50w right now but wanted to get some other opinions.  

Your Opinions On Cellucotton

Hello ECF,
I've been using cellucotton for a couple months now seem to last longer that cotton. I think it's a good wicking material wanted to here some other opinions about it.  

What Kind Of Wire Should I Be Using?

Hey all, I was just wondering, I've seen a few people talk about using A1 kanthal? Im not too sure what im using, but i know its 24guage kanthal. If im just making .2-.8 ohm builds, on a stingray x and I also have a voltage regulated box mod. whats the safest/best wire to use?  

New Kanger Box Mod- The Subox

IT'S HERE! For all those who wanted a box with extra features that the Kbox just didn't have. And a new color variation for the subtank line. No specs yet, just the initial heads up from Kanger that this is a thing, and it is SO very real.
Brought to you by a Kanger fangirl.

 

Vapors Fatigue

I'm looking for ways to get over vapors fatigue aka vapors tongue. I'm currently using a mint breath spray and it works ok-ish. What are you guys using?  

How Much Juice In A Week?

Hey guys I'm just wondering, how much juice would you estimate you go through in a week!  

Doh!

Was hitting a very hot build hard, got a dryish hit, even a bit of cotton smolder. So I quickly whipped off the top cap and started painting some juice. I touched the tip of my juice bottle onto the hot coil and melted a bit onto it. Worse, I didn't realize till I took a big ol' hit...not the tastiest vape I've ever had.

Kanthal is cheap, experience is priceless.