RainstormZA's Vape and DIY Diary

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    Didn't think you wanted rebuildable coil head?
     
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    You could get 510 adaptor for Vinci and use it for the pods and mtl tanks! Adaptors are only about £5
     
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    You can get a Voopoo rba for it as well, easy build and good loose MTL airflow, give it a look. The other makes are a lot tighter, and less space for a coil due to posts, the Voopoo is postless build.
     
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    Yeah what I meant is those disposable coils - just too much hassle to rebuild them.

    I've been using an sub-ohm rta which is much more convenient for me and cheaper on the pocket.

    I gave away the original to my ex so I need to buy the Vinci X model as I do have a spare 18650 battery not being used.
     
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    So another summer has gone past, having spend 6 months in lockdown.

    News on another note is that I start a new job on Monday. 40 hours per week and I get weekends off. I will be working in a greenhouse picking tomatoes and possibly do some other work if things go quiet. It's not seasonal as greenhouses are operated all year round and well it's an opportunity I'm not going to pass up for making some extra money - I need a new computer (thinking a mid end gaming laptop to suit my need for speed, not for gaming but I'd love to game, I just have an Xbox One so I'll use that for gaming).

    I'm still vaping as usual. Same old equipment, same old RTA (Gear), same old everything. Nothing's changed. Even the juice is still the same. I can't seem to get out of the routine now that I've found my comfortable place.

    I also found better accommodation but it's still not a bed of roses sharing a house with another person (someone I used to work with). But the neighbours are great. Its within walking distance to the town centre, train station and bus depot.

    I'll confess something here. When I first arrived into the UK, I was actually afraid of getting out and about. I've never driven outside of Selby for just over a year until the job opportunities came up and I was forced to drive to Goole to for job interviews. Monday morning, I started my last shift earlier than usual and had two hours off during the morning to go for the 2nd job interview in Goole at the agency. Lovely lady then told me that I must go and see another recruiter lady there in Camblesforth and booked me in for 10am in Camblesforth (which is only 15 mins drive from where I live). I guess now with this new confidence boost, I'll be taking a trip to Seaton Ross and visit my godmother before she sells her house and moves to Ireland.

    Both interviews went well, I would like to think so. As a person with a speech impediment and profound hearing loss (80%), this was actually a great confidence boost because there was virtually no communication issues and they asked lots of questions which I was more than happy to answer. Turns out I do have working experience as a farm worker - having grown up on farms for most of my life. Oh and I have some of the yorkshire way of speaking (dialect) so it's kind of why I have no communication issues because I speak like the locals.

    So here begins a new chapter in my life. I may not have any free time to come here and update as much as I'd like to. Studying as well - about to write my Network exam in two weeks and then starting my CompTIA Security+ after that. I have a long way to go before securing an IT job.

    Also another thing here - I've decided to discontinue my Deaf Vaper's Reviews as I'm not getting approached for reviews and personally it's just a waste of my time when I get messed around by people who used to ask me for reviews and then suddenly stop. Plus that's the thing with time - with me starting a full-time job and needing to finish my studies, I will not have time to do anything else.
     
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    So the job fell through (reading from my last post here) - heard through the grapevine that the recruiting company actually screw people around. So I was screwed out of a job.

    Not to worry, I went for an interview with a care company in Selby. Really nice people, one of the people that was there told me I would enjoy the job - maybe she's right, because for some strange reason, I get flashbacks to my grandparents and how I always helped them with stuff that they couldn't do and still gave them a good amount of freedom and independence.

    Having been in Lockdown Part 2 til next week, money has been a bit tight on furlough pay but it gets me by. I've had hassles with insurance and having my dad to assist me in getting business insurance cover for the care job (I'm still waiting on my DBS to clear and then waiting for them to come back with a start date). Hopefully I start this job soon as I will need to save up and buy my own car before my parents come up to the UK as this car isn't mine (it belongs to them).

    As for the vaping side, I'm still actively mixing - it's hell of a lot cheaper than buying bottled juice and 5x cheaper than stinkies (my housemate smokes as some of you already know).

    However, when you have an ADV, there will come a time when you start having a bad reaction or any other reason whatsoever, and you need to change juices. I find that the peppermint is a great alternative but I need something different. I'm craving fruit flavours. I've just looked at the Icee Berry by Rude Rudi and want to try that. So what other fruit flavours would you suggest? I love sweet flavours but not overly sweet. I enjoyed that Melon juice that @Rob Fisher gave me two years ago - a perfect combination of strawberry and watermelon (I can't seem to get the combination right). Also something with WS-23 will be great as I have horrible sinus issues, allergy rhinitis and often wake up with a blocked nose and dry throat, sometimes resulting in a painful throat. I find that anything with peppermint or spearmint helps clear my airway and nose passages so that's only used when I have a tight chest and stuffy nose which is like probably once or twice a day.

    Any good cold fruit mix suggestions? Also does anyone have a good tropical fruit punch juice recipe that I can use (this I can't seem to get the mix right with)?
     
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    Good luck with the job hunting @RainstormZA , there is a reason why the first one fell through! Sat without work for 3 months myself, was not fun at all, but been back on the work front since June at least. Everything will work out just peachy!

    For me Drip Hacks Forbidden Fruits (one shot) has been my ADV for quite some time now... and seeing that you like mixing yourself, it will work out just great! It is sweet, fruity and I add extra WS23 to my mixes (I decant it into 20ml bottles and add 10 drops of WS23 30% to it). It comes out just perfect!
     
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    I agree, imagine if that's how they treat interview candidates and making promises that they can't keep, imagine that it could be much worse in there. Also when I filled in the form during the face to face interview for the job, they asked for my shoe size and top size. Yet when asked to come in and see how I do in the job, they never even provided me with the safety shoes that was required so when I got into the packhouse, the supervisor asked me where my safety shoes are. The agency is so disorganised - the one guy lost a job opportunity because the recruiter couldn't even get his shoe size (14). My housemate told me that the agency is known for screwing people around and they get away with it.
     
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    There's some mixed reviews from actual people who have used Drip Hacks, being the juices are a coil killer but I presume it's only the drippers that are having the issue as I'm not using a dripper - actually using a Gear RTA. What's your take on that @DarthBranMuffin ?
     
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    I use it 95% on my RDA's and 5% on DL RTA's.... does not kill my coils any faster than any other juice I have used before, still have to rewick once a week and I plough trough about 100ml of this juice a week. The other juices I used was less sweet. I have also tried their Cryo Mango (which is a really nice Double Mango on Ice) and their Acid Drop (did not like that one over much, but not bad). I don't go under 0.25Ω and not over 50W when I vape. IF you chainvape on one tank all day long, then it will be a different story, 3 days tops between rewicking.
     
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    Fair enough, that works for me as I'm already rewicking once a week (my juices doesn't even have sweetener in). I love a good cold mango so I'll definitely get that.

    I see I have the choice of getting the Froot Salad as well, which will probably be a lot like tropical punch without the alcohol in it - I do love fruit salad. I guess it's all about the healthier options ;)

    Lol.

    Just kidding about healthier options - not easy when you're locked down during the pandemic and on furlough with almost nothing to do except boring old studying CompTIA courses (I have an exam coming up on the 9th December (I've had to move the exam date so many times - one I wasn't ready and the last two times because housemate and I share a line and the rules is that for the exam, no one else can be using the line at the same time) and we both are heavy users with Netflix, Youtube and BBC iPlayer on TV screens.
     
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    Awesome, let me know how the Drip Hacks works out for you.

    Good luck with the studies and exams!

    Always stick to the healthier options... 100% natural Scotch! 100% Fruity Vape Juice! 100% Steak! :risas3:
     
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    I just have noticed a small problem when it comes to calculating the Drip Hacks one shots (which actually is a concentrate, as stated on the bottle).

    Put everything into the ejuice calculator, the flavouring at 20% and I come up with a small discrepancy

    It's -6.66ml on the PG.

    So if I reduce the flavour percentage to 11.1%, the problem goes away.

    So can someone please explain to me what is going on?
     
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    And your housemate wouldn't just go without the line while you take your exam? would make them my ex housemate!
     
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    No it’s not that, he can and is willing to go offline for an hour and 35 mins but it’s not fair to him being at home on furlough and he can’t make a noise either - been doing some repairs and fixings in the front room.

    it is best I do it when no one is at home so waiting for him to return to work then I can book a morning to do it. I’ve also had two previous exams cut off on me - stupid reason was because I had signed in late when I am always on time and I’m kind of put off by online proctoring so I might just book at a physical centre in York and go there myself in person.

    I signed into my Pearsonvue account and miraculously the reasons was highlighted there. I was peeved off.
     
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    So any idea? @DarthBranMuffin @StompieZA
     
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    It's likely down to the NIC strength you are trying to achieve with 36mg/ml PG nicotine.
    For a 9mg total NIC mix, 25% of the mix will end up being the PG nicotine. Add another 20% of PG for the concentrate, and you'll end up with 45% of PG in the mix. This is when you'll realize that the lowest PG/VG ratio you can do is 45/55.

    If you use 100mg/ml PG NIC , your breakeven point is at a 29/71 PG/VG ratio for 20% of PG concentrate, which would be just inside of the 30/70 ratio that most people use nowadays. I normally mix at 35/65, but only mix for 3% nic.

    In cases where you have to use a high PG % volume for concentrates, you are better off using VG NIC or at least 100mg/ml PG Nic.
     
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    Thanks that makes sense. The uk only had 18mg 10ml nic shots and I use 3mg nic in all my mixes.
     
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    @Kuhlkatz put it in way better words than I would ever be able to... Thanks for that!!!

    I use such a little bit of nic in my DIY that for me the difference is nominal between a 2mg and a 3mg end result. So i mix 20% oneshot, 80% premix and add the VG nic (as if for 3mg) thereafter (knowing that I am actually just wasting my time). More of a placebo than actual fix for me. I do the same with WS23 (on the non ice oneshots) where I add my WS23 afterwards once I decant the juice into smaller bottles.
     
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    Oooh, that sucks.

    So 25ml of Nic for a 3mg mix of 150ml using the 20% one shots. The lowest PG ratio you can go for then is about 37% ( 36.7% ) before the calcs will flunk out. The best bet is then likely to adjust your PG/VG ratio to accommodate the lowest %PG you can go with, or use VG Nic only if its available in the same 18mg nic shots.
     
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    Yeah that or go 60vg/40pg - I honestly prefer the 70/30 ratio as I find that the 60/40 is a bit too thin for my Gear RTA and it does tend to leak when it's a lot thinner.
     
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    Mixed these three - let’s see how they pan out

    I know it’s early to vape the Icee Berry but I really like the flavour. Im fussy on flavours but this is what I was looking for. Thank you @Rude Rudi for the recipe

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    hi @RainstormZA , long time

    nice to see you back here

    how has the UK lockdowns been for you ?

    you been/getting vaccinated and so on ?

    regards
     
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