RainstormZA's Vape and DIY Diary

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  1. RainstormZA

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    Hi all

    As some of you know that I recently purchased an iStick Pico with a Melo III Mini tank to replace my iJust S as the battery was not working properly and causing issues.

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    I have just upgraded the firmeware - no issues, even a non-techno-savvy will be able to do the upgrade in their sleep. So easy and so fast.

    I also have another atty from my iJust S - blue glass, blue drip tip all purchased from The Vape Guy. I recommend him - very good customer service IMHO. He's got about everything you need if you are looking for spares.

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    I will eventually purchase an heat sink adapter for the iJust S atty to be able to fit it onto the Pico as I want to use the bigger tank (thanks to @Raindance for the tip). Plus the colours are really nice so I'd like to be able to use and keep the Melo III tank as a spare.

    I'm also planning to add another battery and a battery charger to my collection as well.

    And then I will probably start experimenting with different flavour concentrates. I really enjoyed that cappucino flavour. The mango one was ok - of all the concentrates, this was a very very "ripe" flavour, quite strong and a little goes a long way. I made a 1L bottle of mango with sweet cream - it's very nice for those who like a subtle creamy mango flavour. That will probably last me a good while now.

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    I still have the strawberry flavour but for some reason, since adding the other flavours to my collection, the strawberry flavour doesn't do it for me anymore. Maybe I need to spice it up a bit with something else. I'm thinking Strawberry with cinnamon or something sweet n spicy. I don't know really. I need to think about that one. As the only thing I love about strawberries is them being eaten fresh, or cooked into a jam, spread on toast / scones / cream. That's about it.
     
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    Great post and congrats on the new gear @RainstormZA
    Enjoy
     
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    Thanks @Silver. Cant wait to start experimenting with flavours.

    I cant buy any more mods as i need to start saving up for the UK. Hopefully getting my ancestral visa sorted once Home Affairs sends a copy of my unabridged birth certificate in January 2018

    Once things are sorted and i get a decent paying job, then i can look into it. For now I'm just getting the essentials til then.

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    Congrats on your new goodies, and happy vaping!
     
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    So finally Christmas and New Year have been done away with.

    I made my order yesterday to Vape Guy for the 22mm heatsink, another battery, a twin battery holder and a CHARGER, finally...

    Then I ordered more Sweet Cream and having seen reviews on the WS-23 Blck Ice, the information was god send as I've been struggling to find a nice cold menthol concentrate... That went on my order list...

    Now to wait for my two orders to come through this week.
     
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    Great service from both Blck Vapour and The Courier Guy!!!

    I got my sweet cream and WS-23 black ice. I'm totally blown away by the cooling effect. It was exactly what I was looking for!!!

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    Finally my goodies arrived from The Vape Guy...

    So freaking excited!!! That i forgot to put the coil in my bigger atty and spilled juice everywhere. Hahahahaha I'm such a doofus.

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    Ok i have changed the title. Mods please move if this is in the wrong place...

    So had an hickup with the pico - battery cap not screwing in anymore as i used it a lot. I think I may have spilled juice into the fire button as its not clicking anymore but still works.

    So I did some research with the help of some members here - i opted to upgrade to the SMOANT Battlestar.

    A friend and I had a discussion on it and we both agreed that it should have been named Cylon and the Cylon one should have been named Battlestar. I'm a big fan of Battlestar Galactica - cylons are chrome robots and are hardy.

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    On the DIY juice side, ever since I got the black ice, it has made strawberry cream much more palatable so I'm back on it for the meantime

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    So you're happy with the Battlestar @RainstormZA ? Glad to hear it! :campeon:
     
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    So far, yeah. Give it a month and lets see how it is then.

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    20th Feb 2018

    So far the Battlestar is holding very well...

    My concern is my batteries. Somehow with wear and tear, you're bound to find nicks and tears in the battery skins.

    How does one go about replacing the skins? And something that is more durable but doesn't make the batteries too fat to fit in.

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    SmokeyJoe Thats a horrible idea. What time?

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    Wait a darn minute, i thought you were a guy, not a lady.
    So due to my epiphany, i would like to apologise to you if i made any inappropriate remarks that may be gender related
     
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    I've seen on various vendor sites skins that you can buy. I think @BumbleBee also have them. I don't know the tricks to battery skins yet.

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    Hahahahahaha that happens so often, it doesn't bother me at all.

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    Well the just of it:

    Llamas battery wrapping guide 101


    1)Remove old skin with finger nail, avoid using any sharp metallic objects

    2)Be sure to not lose the plastic/cardboard ring around the positive terminal

    3) Ensure battery is clean ie. No juice

    4) Put plastic/cardboard ring back around positive terminal

    5) Slide new skin on the battery, try get an equal amount of over hang on both ends of battery

    6) Locate a hair dryer or any appliance that spits out heat but hair dryer is most user friendly

    7) Using your thumb and index finger to secure the battery in one ( one finger on one terminal and vice versa ) and turn your heating device on ( lowest setting if possible till you get the just of it )

    8) Point said device at battery from a fair distance away ( let's say 10cm ) and gently sway it (don't point it at one spot) and soon you'll see the skin shrink around the battery ( Tip: wait for the over hanging bits to fold over to secure the plastic/cardboard ring because if it falls out you are back to square one)

    9) Repeat step 8 on all sides until all visible wrinkles are gone

    10) Wait for your battery to cool down and thank you for the new clothes

    .... try get more than one wrap because well mistakes happen and I can't explain how to make ice cubes to an Eskimo
     
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    To be honest if it wasn't for APSA I wouldn't of known either :-D
     
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    Lol so you're in APSA as well. TASA?

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    Thank you, that is very simple to follow. I'll get extra and if I succeed in the first go, I'll keep them as spare

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    Yeah but haven't logged on either in months :oops:
     
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    Lol me too. I rarely go on there nowadays. I'm more on here and on Fb.

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    What is this talking in code all about?

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    Our other hobbies - aquarium plants and fish.

    My tank with my cories

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    Just what we needed on the forum... More Acronyms, LOL.

    Looks interesting, I have dabbled in aquariums on a couple of occasions as well, never serious nor successful. Lots of hard work and knowledge required to keep things healthy and alive.

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