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    Brian reacted to Hyperspace in Should I Get A Spade, Or The Ego   
    Scottbee posted some interesting info on the eGo batteries on the E-cigarette forum. He tested the batteries under load and they tested at 3.1 volts.

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/joye-510/65055-battery-voltages-surprise.html

    So it sounds like 3.7 volt mods like the Spade would be more powerful than the eGo.
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    Brian got a reaction from ddavelarsen in Diy 5V Battery Mod   
    Ok - so here it is! I have to say this was a much bigger PITA than it thought it would be. Other than re-attaching a wire on some of my kids toys, I've never soldered before. My soldering iron is several years old and I'm pretty sure I need to replace the tip. I goal for this project was to just get one built and working. It's not pretty. I didn't cover or seal any of my connection and didn't use any JB Weld or Gorilla snot. However, it's together and it works! I learned a lot doing this so hopefully next time I can put together some instructions. Pretty sure I'll get some 4 battery cases instead of using the 3 batt cases. It was just to tight for my liking. I also left out LED just because there was so little room and I was getting a little frustrated.









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    Brian got a reaction from ddavelarsen in Diy 5V Battery Mod   
    Ok - so here it is! I have to say this was a much bigger PITA than it thought it would be. Other than re-attaching a wire on some of my kids toys, I've never soldered before. My soldering iron is several years old and I'm pretty sure I need to replace the tip. I goal for this project was to just get one built and working. It's not pretty. I didn't cover or seal any of my connection and didn't use any JB Weld or Gorilla snot. However, it's together and it works! I learned a lot doing this so hopefully next time I can put together some instructions. Pretty sure I'll get some 4 battery cases instead of using the 3 batt cases. It was just to tight for my liking. I also left out LED just because there was so little room and I was getting a little frustrated.









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    Brian got a reaction from Schizophretard in Getting Started   
    Hey Michelle! I have a Spade and have no problem recommending it! It's a great unit and I love mine. It's a good way to go because you'll also get to start vaping with the best juice I've found so far (VT). For strenght, I would suggest 24mg. I smoked a pack to 1 1/2 packs of Marlboro lights a day and the 24mg worked perfect for me. I started with 18mg and wasn't happy with it. I quickly switched to 24mg and it made a huge differene. You'll find this is a little different. For some 24mg is to much and for others it's not enough. I would start with 24mg.
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    Brian got a reaction from Schizophretard in Getting Started   
    It's always good to get extra atty's. If it's in your budget, I'd get 2 spare batteries and a couple of extra atty's. A 10ml bottle lasts me about a week. Sometimes more/sometimes less. FYI the VT Traditional Tobacco is my favorite and I vape it 95% of the time.
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    Brian reacted to GDub in The Low Down   
    General Questions:
    How long have electronic cigarettes been around? They've been gaining popularity over the last few years, not sure when they actually hit the market.
    How safe is the vapor? (How easy is it to overdose on nicotine?) Vapor is pretty safe, using an e-juice 24mg strength or less makes it fairly difficult to really over do it and make yourself sick. That's not to say you couldn't do it, but you'd have to really be chain vaping and then you have no one to blame but yourself.
    Why does Firefox think vapor is not spelled correctly?! (well that one is a little off topic :/) My Firefox is cool with it
    How long have you been vaping? Been analog free for over 70 days now, but I had tried the e-cig before that, I just didn't by any spare atomizers, when my only one burned out I went back to analogs for a little bit, now I'm back on track, and I have plenty of spare atomizers at all times.
    Did you start vaping to quit smoking, or for just a "safer" switch? I started vaping because I did want to quit smoking, and it worked well. now that I have made the initial investment I'm not in a hurry to quit. It's much less expensive, less damaging to my health, and I enjoy it immensely.
    Did it work? Hells yes.
    How long did it take you to quit? Took me maybe 24 hours, but took my wife a couple weeks to totally quit. A buddy of mine just quit after 2 days with his first e-cig ever.
    Can you give a good reason too start using an electronic cigarette other than health reasons? You'll save money, smell better, and you can use them indoors (most places).


    Choice and Price:
    In your experience, have you actually saved money by switching? Definitely, and the savings continue to get better after you make the initial investment.
    Compared to cartons of cigarettes, what was your start-up cost? You can get a good 510 starter kit for around $50, plus some extra juice, you're lookin' at about $80-$100
    What is the difference between a 510 and a pen-style? (Man I hope that's not the same thing) They are just 2 different models of atomizers, 510 is more compact.
    Is there a comparison chart for all the brands and/or models? ??? You'll find 510s and 801 penstyles are favorites here.


    Usage:
    On average, how long does a bottle of juice last you? When I'm at home using my 5V passthrough all day I can go through 3ml in a day. At 3.7V maybe 1.5ml-2ml
    On average, how long does a battery last before you have to buy a new one? The manual batteries tend to hold up longer, but I'd recommend buying a mod unit that uses cheaper batteries.
    On average, how long does a vaporizer last before you have to buy a new one? Most atomizers should last around 1 month, anything after that is a bonus in my mind. But with good care they can last much longer than 1 month.
    Compared to smoking a normal cigarette, do you have to reload (rejuice) your e-cig? If so, how many times? When direct dripping I'd say it's pretty close to about 1/2-1 cig every time I add 3 drops, with a cartridge you get more time between fills.
    Compared to smoking a normal cigarette, is smoking an e-cig as satisfying? For me it's more satisfying in many ways, but there is an adjustment phase.
    Once the juice is loaded into the cartridges how long does it take to evaporate before it's unusable? Left open to the air I wouldn't leave it more than 24 hrs, but I really don't know, i prefer to direct drip myself and fill cartridges (if I'm using one) right before I use it.

    Those are just my opinions and experiences, so keep asking around and you'll find all the answers you need. Welcome to the forum.
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    Brian got a reaction from Christopher in Joye 510 Atomizer   
    Some new atty's take longer to break in than others. Those are the ones that I usually end up flooding several times.
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    Brian reacted to Lee in Not Sure Where To Place This Topic   
    Angel, this is not on topic with your original post, but I need to say something. Your posts are extremely difficult to read because you don't use punctuation...or seldom use punctuation. It makes everything in your posts run together, and it's hard to follow your line of thought. You have some interesting things to say, but some are going to miss out because they won't want to wade through the post trying to follow what you are saying.
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    Brian reacted to Jeffb in Should I Get A Spade, Or The Ego   
    Hi soupninja and welcome, I have both units so I will give you info to help with your decision. First of all I love both for different reasons.

    EGO: I'm getting about 12 hours per charge from the batts. Thats excellent. The model is very nice looking and creates a smooth vapor. It is about an inch shorter than the Spade and a very comfortable unit to hold.

    SPADE I get 5-6 hours from the batts. Its a very nice looking unit. I do get a nicer throat hit from the Spade as compared to the eGo. To me it feels lighter than the eGo.

    A draw back with the eGo is the batteries are proprietary. If they go out you're limited where you can go to get a replacement. I have not seen a price for new ones. The Spade uses a standard 10440 protected batt that you can find at multiple websites. I hope this limited info will help. The easiest solution is to just buy both.
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    Brian reacted to SmokinHammer in Should I Get A Spade, Or The Ego   
    Hi Soupninja, here's my $0.02. First, I've spent plenty of money (over $400) in the last six weeks, on e-cigs. I'm now putting a lot more thought into my purchases, based on my experiences. I was very interested when the eGo came out. Then I realized that the eGo battery is, basically, a bigger version of a 510 battery. I.E. it is a sealed unit with the switch built in. When it goes, you chuck the whole thing in the battery recycle bin at the store and buy a new one. As of right now, I don't believe any site (Janty or otherwise) has a spare battery listed, or even a mention of what they'll cost. That scares me. You've already learned a very important thing, batteries will die. That's why, for now, I'm sticking with my Spade. The battery housing is very well made, and uses an inexpensive 10440 protected li-ion cell. Christopher sells them for $7, and they're also available at places like Battery Junction where they're on sale now for $4. At that price you could buy a three for the price of a standard 510 batt. I know that the Spade will eventually wear out. But right now, it's my favorite, and I'm thinking of buying another, when my 510 batts start to go. Good luck!

    BTW, do keep in mind that, If you decide you have to have an ego, Totally Wicked is releasing their version, in two other colors. They say it'll be available on the 21st. They're calling it the Tornado.

    John
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    Brian reacted to Jeffb in Just Starting, Help Me Out?!   
    Hey Jake, like I said in the chat room you're an adult and can make your own decision, but I dont recommend you starting vaping. Belive me I understand the curiosity, but its just not a road you need to go down. Most of us here have smoked for years and vaping was a godsend to us. It gave us an alternative to the nasty analogs. I understand you wanna vape at 0 nic, but like we discussed its not just the nicotine that smokers have become addicted to. There's a whole psychological aspect to it. I commend you for asking questions and doing research before you make a decision. I wasn't that smart at 19. Thats my advice since you asked. Please come back and let us know of your decision.

    ps.... it was very nice chatting with you.
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    Brian got a reaction from luck in Convincing People To Vape   
    Don't know how you got a <-1> rating on that post, so I clicked +1 for ya to take it back to 0.
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    Brian reacted to Dajamster in Convincing People To Vape   
    Tried to just delete everything in the cloned post. Got a popup telling me that the post is empty. Now it isn't.

    Viva La Vapor!!!
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    Brian reacted to Jeffb in Nfpa & The E-Cig   
    I'm sitting here at work reading the latest edition of the NFPA Journal. The NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association. Well, I'm thumbing through it and what do I see but an article entitled "Cigarette threat 2.0". It seems there was a fire that erupted in a cargo compartment of a plane that just landed at Min. St. Paul. The cause of the fire was a shipment of 1,000 e-cigs. The article states " Though only minimal damage was reported, the incident has called into question the safety of these increasingly popular devices". The issue with the fire protection community is not the stty and such but the batteries. In fact last summer the Air Line Pilots Asscoiation called for a ban on bulk shipments of batteries due to their apparent malfunctions.

    So I'm thinking this is just great! As if we didn't have enough problems with the FDA, now we have potential rivals with the NFPA and the ALPA.
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    Brian got a reaction from Jeffb in New To Subject, Trying To Figure It All Out!   
    I agree with Dave and BirdDog 100%. Slow down and get back to basics here. I was doing to pricing today and here's what I've found:

    electronixstix.com - Starter kit = $51.99 (2 atty's, 2 batts, charger, 5 carts). Pack of 5 blank carts = $4.00. Two 15 ml bottles of juice = $19.98. That's a total of $75.97. Jason was running a 30% New Years discount with discount code "happynewyear". I don't know if this is still working, but if not then use discount code VTALK10 which will give you a 10% discount. With the 10% discount your total is $67.37. Orders over $60 ship free.

    awsomevapor.com - Starter kit = $49.00 (2 atty's, 2 batts, charger, 5 carts). Pack of blank carts = $5.00. Two 16 ml bottles of juice = $20. Arno will also give you a 3ml sample with the starter kit and for each bottle of juice, so that'll give you an additional 9ml of juice free. Total is $74.00. I think shipping is $5.95. Arno ships free for orders over $80, so I'd grab an extra atty or bottle of juice which would make your order $84 and it would ship free.

    wordupecig.com - Start kit = $58.99 (2 atty's, 2 batts, charger, 10 carts). Pack of blank carts = $2.65. Three bottles of 10ml juice = $26.97. That's a total of $88.61. They have a 10% discount code of "NewYears" which brings your total down to $79.75 and all orders ship free.


    Hope this helps! My kids are fighting so I gotta cut this short, but I'll be back!
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    Brian got a reaction from Jeffb in New To Subject, Trying To Figure It All Out!   
    I agree with Dave and BirdDog 100%. Slow down and get back to basics here. I was doing to pricing today and here's what I've found:

    electronixstix.com - Starter kit = $51.99 (2 atty's, 2 batts, charger, 5 carts). Pack of 5 blank carts = $4.00. Two 15 ml bottles of juice = $19.98. That's a total of $75.97. Jason was running a 30% New Years discount with discount code "happynewyear". I don't know if this is still working, but if not then use discount code VTALK10 which will give you a 10% discount. With the 10% discount your total is $67.37. Orders over $60 ship free.

    awsomevapor.com - Starter kit = $49.00 (2 atty's, 2 batts, charger, 5 carts). Pack of blank carts = $5.00. Two 16 ml bottles of juice = $20. Arno will also give you a 3ml sample with the starter kit and for each bottle of juice, so that'll give you an additional 9ml of juice free. Total is $74.00. I think shipping is $5.95. Arno ships free for orders over $80, so I'd grab an extra atty or bottle of juice which would make your order $84 and it would ship free.

    wordupecig.com - Start kit = $58.99 (2 atty's, 2 batts, charger, 10 carts). Pack of blank carts = $2.65. Three bottles of 10ml juice = $26.97. That's a total of $88.61. They have a 10% discount code of "NewYears" which brings your total down to $79.75 and all orders ship free.


    Hope this helps! My kids are fighting so I gotta cut this short, but I'll be back!
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    Brian got a reaction from nana in Socialized Medicine   
    In Cali it looks like the republican primary is closed, so only registered republicans can vote to decide who the republican presidential candidate will be. The dem primary is simi-closed, so independents can vote in that one.

    Wow - my 500th post.
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    Brian reacted to keenan in Twas The Night Before Christmas ( Revised )   
    'Twas the night before Christmas
    And on Vapor Talk
    A member was lurking, you might even say stalk
    He wasnt a troller, or spammer, or geek
    A professional bowler ? No, that would be weak
    He was merely a poster, we'd all seen before
    Who liked to hang out at the Vapor Talk Store
    Exotic Tobacco ? Dulcis ? Midnight ?
    The choices were there, overwhelming with fright
    And Chris, the store tender, would stand there and watch
    As the mystery member would oogle the lots
    For hours and hours as time ticked away
    He'd click on the flavors, but never on "pay"
    And Chris, ever patient, would stand there and smile
    As fast as he entered, he'd exit
    But why?
    Its not that he didnt intend to invest
    In the woozles and wazzles of grape flavored sets
    It seems that he already had quite a stash
    Of bottles of Vapor Talks Heavenly Hash
    And sure as the sun will soon set on horizons
    His wife wouldve beaned him, for thinkin of buyin
    So this week, and sadly, he'd have to just gander
    And spend his payola on pooh bears and pandas
    But next week is coming, and quick as a wink
    He's sure to log on and to click on the link
    That always invites him to grin such a grin
    Youd think he was 9 years old, maybe just ten
    So to Chris, Smoking Man, and to Brian and Stu
    To Nana, To Sinikal, Vegas and Gazoo
    JeffB and The Green, to Gdub and LordVapor
    Ofortuna ( My favorite VaporTalk Vaper ! )
    Merry Christmas to all, and to those Ive forgotten
    Dont take it too hard, Im old, my brains shot


    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !
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    Brian got a reaction from DannyBoyfromWashington in Comedy (Bill Cosby)   
    I've got a lot of his old records. Great stuff. For you youngins - hope you enjoy this.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0KHt8xrQkk

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