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  1. GerritVisagie

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    Ok, so here I am again to ask advice, it's been a while. (Feels good to be a noob again) damn RDAs spoilt me.

    So my gear is flippen awesome but I run into an issue where after a day or so, it starts to dry hit, not full on "Woestyn keel" but just that slight dry feel in the back of the throat.
    Maybe I'm over thinking the wicking technique here but I'm sure someone get this thing to make bubbles.

    If you get bubbles, please post some pics of how you wick.

    Yeah, mine don't make no bubbly.


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    I have no idea, @GerritVisagie, but see here is a review on the Gear. In case you have missed it.
     
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    Another review by @KZOR here :


     
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    GEAR does not need loads of cotton stuffed into the coil or into the wick ports. You need to thin out the cotton some what. Cut the cotton so that it goes through the wick ports but not resting on the deck below.

    I’ll post some pics tomorrow when I pit stop my GEAR.

    Never had any dry hits on it.
    My preferred cotton for this tank:
    Cotton Bacon Prime
    Vapefly Firebolt

    As for the coil, a 0.30 ohm to 0.40 ohm coil works best. This tank does not like high wattage so I keep mine between 30w to 38w Max.
     
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    I just got mine today. It also doesn't make bubbles.

    Wicking is super easy on this rta, compared to the Zeus Dual RTA. I yet got to experience dry hits.

    My coil is low, just below the deck screws and cotton sized to fit in the coil.

    Like @CaliGuy said, the tail ends just need to reach into the juice ports and you're good to go.
     
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    Try raising the coil higher, you’ll be amazed how much better the flavour gets
     
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    I tried and it was far too close to the cap.
     
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    @GerritVisagie I see what you mean on a dry feel. I get that if I vape at 30w so dropped it to 25w and it's a lot less dry for me.
     
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    So I've done more experiments, and this last one basically left me thinking I was gonna flood everything.
    I wick as per normal, fluffing a Lil bit, then I tuck the wicks in, and lastly, I push the wicks over to one side, making an air hole about 1mm in diameter, in both wicks.

    Vaping at 50W no more dryness


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    @Faheem777 you were right. I just made a small adjustment and it made a big difference.

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    Great! That looks about the same height as mines. I found lower down tends to mute the flavour a bit. Higher up you get a bit of a more saturated vape. In terms of wick length, I found the most optimal length to be if you cut the wick where the o-ring is on the first ledge. I do also thin the wick quite a bit as well.
     
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    Wait a minute, are you saying build the coil higher??
    I have it down low, about 2-3mm off the deck...
    Why tho?? Better flavour? And does it change the airflow, as the way I have it, it's a tad noisy


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    No no, meant the coil positioning to be higher. I have mines around 3mm above airflow. I’ll send a pic when I do a rewick. As to why better flavour, I have no idea, coz on my intake rta I build it as low as possible, but on the gear I get immediate muting at that height. I don’t think there’s anything you can do to control the noise, I experience the same. If you cut the airflow there is an immediate reduction in the noise.
     
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    No no, meant the coil positioning to be higher. I have mines around 3mm above airflow. I’ll send a pic when I do a rewick. As to why better flavour, I have no idea, coz on my intake rta I build it as low as possible, but on the gear I get immediate muting at that height. I don’t think there’s anything you can do to control the noise, I experience the same. If you cut the airflow there is an immediate reduction in the noise.
     
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    you can reduce/increase dry hits by changing the diameter of your coils.
    i am assuming the coils used are 3mm?
     
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    Correct.
    What do you find works best?


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    i had that problem using 2.5 coils (not on the gear) and fixed by switching to 3. i would recommend trying 3.5 to see if it’s a wicking issue.
     
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    I personally wouldn’t go higher than 3, you would have too much wick and mute flavour. I’m going to try 2.5mm this weekend and will report back
     
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    Please do, and I will try raiding the coil up and report as I find things


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    @GerritVisagie been using 2.5mm Nano alien for the past 2 days and it’s working great. Getting very good flavour, no dry hits or leaking. I may just prefer it over 3mm.

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    I did trim it again after it was soaked by 1.5mm on each side which increased the flavour

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    Thanks @Faheem777 I may just try that.

    I get a lil spitback / gurgling when I take long draws, at least isn't boiling hot and some ends up on the lip of the driptip.

    Why is that happening?
     
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    Spitback usually happens when the wick isn’t tight enough in your coil. Gurgling happens if there isn’t enough wick and the tank gets flooded, in other words, the wick is oversaturated.
     
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    Ok its not really gurgling, more like I'm not used to restricted DL and drawing in too hard. Even with the airflow fully open, it feels like an MTL.
     
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    Ramp up the watts my friend, solves 90% of my spit back issues.


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    Thanx my friend.
    I have a set of smilelykumeenit aliens somewhere, I'm defo gonna kap one of them.

    Also, I raised my coil as you showed, I get more airflow, but honestly not a noticeable difference in flavour.
    I am still testing tho, so I won't discard your theory just yet.
    Thanx tho.


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