I need advice!
Ok I got my kit a few weeks ago, had some problems with carts ,but finally have everything straightened out. I am having a huge problem adjusting to the "switch" from analogs to vaping so I was hoping you "Vets" could offer a little guidance and/or suggestions. I have a VT Auto and an OV king auto battery, I have cool carts and wow carts all 8mg. I have decided I do not like the cool carts as they just don't produce enough vapor for me, the wow carts produce more vapor but still don't really produce enough for me. I think the only way I will successfully be able to make the transition to full time vaping is to have more vapor (in order to fool my brain into thinking it is actually smoking)but with all the info on this forum I am a little over whelmed as to how to get more vapor without frustration and confusion. I see some of you talking about "Huge clouds of vapor" and I am seeing little tiny puffs of vapor lol. I want that huge cloud, I just need some help on how to get it!
I never got that with the standard kits either. I tried different juices, different carto's, even mods. It wasn't until I got into tanks and VV that I started seeing what I saw on videos!
The batteries are better now so I'd suggest a tank, or following the directions on removing the filler material on a carto and try dripping. The tanks look ridiculous on normal batteries, so there's that downfall. Dripping takes patience and constant care, something I'm not gifted with!
You can also try keeping the carto's topped off regularly, this seems to help in some instances. I've also heard, but can't prove, moving to a more VG based juice will give more vapor.
I'm sure others will offer other advice, good luck!
I have to admit I have spent an obscene amount of time on this forum reading different things. I wondered about tanks and I don't really mind how they look on the stick batts but wondered how hard it would be for me to figure out how to fill them. Also do you get more vapor from manual batteries? Is it less effort from a manual? I feel like I'm sucking my cheeks in to get a decent cloud going. Sorry for all the questions...
Don't be sorry! the only stupid question is the one you don't ask!
Tanks are pretty simple! Fill the carto like you normally would by removing the drip tip, slide the carto down about 1/2" or so, tilt it to one side and let they juice fill the tank as full as you can, then slide the carto, carefully lining it up, back in. You don't even have to take it off the battery!
Then from there on you just refill the tank as long as you don't change juice! It takes a bit to get where you don't take the carto all the way out, they can be tight, but it's not hard to figure out. It's just all held together with O-rings.
Easy answer...Passthrough! More volts will give you more vapor.
Manuals will also help you have an easier time with vapor. If the autos are sealed, not sure what kit you got, they can take some practice to get working right. You can cut an end off a condom and slide it around where the carto meets the battery. Which will add resistance and hopefully give you an easier time.
But I agree with Saw, if you have no issue moving onto tanks then THAT is where you get clouds of vapor. And tanks on a PT...Oh yeah! Although there is a whole new learning curve with those. You have to figure out which ohms you want. I would suggest going with the 1.5ohm dual coil cartos as they will give you the most vapor. But keep in mind they won't work on a PT.
I would also suggest that you bump up your nic %. 8mg is pretty low. When I went to the Smokeless Lounge, they said that's the most common mistake new vapers make -- starting with too little nic.
Tanks will def give you big vapor and aren't hard to fill at all. There are lots of videos (check here for links: Vapor4Life Important Forum Links ). I think the manual batts perform a little better on vapor only because you don't have to "prime" your draw, if you will. With the manuals, you just hit the switch and it fires. FWIW, I use the 6ml tanks on my Titan manuals. They do look silly, but they sure hit nicely. :)
Just used a tank for the first time. I love it. It's so much more enjoyable. I am using it on a VT Diamond. It works great. Clouds of vapor. It's the way to go. IMO.
Good point Az - nic level really is important when you start out and it is better to go higher to begin with.
Originally Posted by AzVitesse
My honest opinion is: yes, tanks & so forth might give you more vapour, however to begin with, it is better to keep it simple. That's why it's called a starter kit. There's plenty of time to try out all the different options. Rather than spending time & money on all sorts of other things, I recommend you get used to vaping first.
The way you inhale the vapour makes a big difference to the amount you exhale. Some people with inhale for up to 8 seconds - which is a long time, I don't do it. Long & slow is the method. (interestingly, if I hold the vapour in my mouth & don't let it go to my lungs, I can exhale huge clouds whereas after it's been in my lungs there's not so much)
I went for low nicotine because I was worried about having too much. I agree about staying with what I have for now, until I learn what I am doing. I tried putting a cut condom over it and it made it so much better! Will that harm the battery?
I recently switched to vaping and was having the same problem. I just got a tank today though and it has solved my problem. I'm getting much higher levels of vapor from it. I even have to be careful now not to take in too much or it makes me nauseous. That's my experience anyway.