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  1. cmbrstefan

    cmbrstefan Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    So I have been on a mechnic for a month or two.since then I have cleaned only the post contacts and never looked on other places like the inside of the button where the actual contact of the negative of the button makes contact to the whole tube. Also the inside of the screw's I have never checked.

    So today I took my time and cleaned sanded and polished every millimeter that was looking dark.

    After assembling everything I was like man. Now I know why my .2 ohm build feels so cold. Now its burning.

    Now I have to make a new build at .3 ohms so it does not get to hot.

    Keep them clean for best performance.
     
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    Talen Well-Known Member

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    another good reason for a regulated box :grin:

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    another good reason for a regulated box :grin:
     
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    Sorry but no :grin: I got one regulated device left, used as a ohm reader. But to keep things in good working order by a cleaning / checking routine is a good thing. A mech is really a very simple device so it's not that much work really. I find it quite relaxing to sit in peace and shine and polish a little.
     
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    I want to do that all day long. But I still have only 1 much. So I have to hurry some times.
     
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    Can you please tell me what a mech is?

    Many thanks
    Rowdy:thank you:
     
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    Mechanical MOD – A mechanical MOD is a MOD that works without the use of electronic components. That is, when pressing the fire button, rather than an electric signal being sent telling the device to heat the atomizer head, a mechanical MOD simply makes the connection between the battery and the atomizer when the button is pressed.
     
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    To clarify that a bit more, a mechanical mod doesn't use wires. It makes purely mechanical contact to complete the circuit. The ones that work like a mechanical mod but use wires or a normal momentary switch (still having no PCB board) are known as semi-mechanical mods.
     
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    So many things discussed in this post:

    1. It is very important to clean your mod. Before every use of any mod (I only run mechanical; my regulated mod is only used for ohm reader) I clean the contacts. I use a WHITE (non colored) rubber eraser over the contacts. I erases oxidation like removing pencil lead from paper. It makes sure electricity is free flowing. It is also important as a safety measure. Like if debris and gunk builds up in the switch, you will notice the switch getting very hot. Gunk could potentially lead to a fire hazard if not cleaned.

    2. I do not like regulated. Nearly every circuit board mod I have had has failed. The only regulated that I have that still works is my Vamo (my first VV/VW), and on that the threads have stripped for atomizer.

    3. I find it relaxing in a zen like way to totally dissemble a mod and clean it. It's just hard to find the time. But for me cleaning a mod isn't really a chore.

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    Agreed completely. Tanks included. Every time I re-wick or re-coil or both, all the seals come out, everything gets flushed thoroughly with water and I twist up little bits of kleenex and clean all the channels for the seals and o-rings. Juice accumulates air-born crud due to its oily viscosity and can and does create leakage issues. Kleenex, the skinniest q-tips (cheapest) you can find and a garbage bin are a builder's best friends. Also, I like music to add to the maintenance/building experience. Check out Groove Salad on Soma FM.

    "I find it relaxing in a zen like way to totally dissemble a mod and clean it."

    Hsin Hsin Ming: The Zen Understanding of Mind and Consciousness. Just to add to the Zen-i-ness :)
     
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    Osho/Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was a cult leader.
    Plenty of good books on Zen Buddhism out there written by people who walk the talk.
    Don't buy this book.
     
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    Don't forget about his 96 Rolls Royces :)
     
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    I often let my heads sit in vodka for a day or two - does anybody know if the vodka is likely to harden the rubber bits?
     
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    I would have thought so, but not sure.
     
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    Are you talking about pre-made coil heads or the RBA heads? Doubt if the vodka would do enough damage to make either unusable.
     
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    They're Ego One CLR heads which are rebuildable. They each have a couple of rubber o-rings. Just wondering as in a past life I was taught to not clean rubber with isopropyl alcohol. Not a big deal either way I suppose - can replace the heads one day if necessary.
     
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