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Discussion in 'Vaping Maintenance' started by hotdogs1, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. hotdogs1

    hotdogs1 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Anyone use it? What do you use?

    I was pushing together a dripper and it shaved a bit off 1 of the o-rings.

    I could use a bit of juice but I think it would gunk up with the heat and some of the ingredients in it. I was thinking of ordering a bottle of PG, VG or a mix.

    Which would be best? Or any other ideas?
     
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    Konvict ProVari Moderator

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    I know that @Submaniac uses this from time to time for his gear!

    If I can remember it right it was "Alan Lube", or something like that...
     
  3. Submaniac
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    Submaniac Ayatolah of Rock 'N Rolla

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    Sorry, I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding what exactly are you asking.
     
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  4. hotdogs1

    hotdogs1 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Normally when you assemble something with o-rings you would use o-ring grease, vasaline etc. to avoid cutting and rolling over o-rings. I want to know what is good/safe to use.
     
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    Submaniac Ayatolah of Rock 'N Rolla

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    Alright, that's a question I can understand (sort of). If it's an o-ring on a dripping atomizer, I would just lube it with the juice itself. Other stuff (like lithium grease or wd40) you probably don't want to heat up and inhale which is exactly what happens on an atty. I assume you are talking about pulling the top cap off and on.
     
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  6. Yong

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    No need for the hassle. Just a few drops of Eliquid would do

    Sent from my SM-N910C using Tapatalk
     
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  7. hotdogs1

    hotdogs1 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll just order a bottle of 50/50 PG/VG unless someone tells me one or the other would be better.
     
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    +1 for a bit of juice to lube up the o-rings (skip the "Alan Lube"). :p
     
  9. hotdogs1

    hotdogs1 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    555 I'm all out of Alan lube at the moment.

    I feel it would be a waste of good juice. Also I think it would be cleaner to use non flavoured juice.

    I have a bit of a wastage phobia. It kills me that there is 1 or 2 drops of juice in each bottle that I can't get out. I microwave them for a couple of seconds which thins the juice and I get as much out as I can.

    When I grew up you finished what was on your plate, food was very rarely thrown out and you turned the light out when you left a room. It rubbed off on me. That's my excuse any way.
     
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    LOL...we all have our hot buttons. :D

    I grew up the same way with food ("there are kids starving in Korea") but a bit of juice to lube up an o-ring is ok for me. I do stand juice bottles on end to get the last bits out...never tried the microwave trick, though. ;)

    Whatever works for you is the best...but bear in mind that a dripper is going to see a lot of different juice flavors, so you'd never taste the one on the o-rings (hopefully). :)
     
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    You need about 1/16th of a drop to lube an o-ring. I say the VG/PG would be a waste of money :O
     
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  12. Scuba Vaper

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    Seconded, it's really a tiny amount of juice to lubricate an o ring ... And juice I found (and think) is the best lubricant, because we already know it's safe to vape, "other" lubricants could be hazardous or harmful to health if somehow inadvertently got into the juice that you're vaping ... Still if you rather save a few satangs than use a drop of feellife, then that is entirely your funeral, literally ...
     
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  13. hotdogs1

    hotdogs1 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I thought a bottle of juice with no flavouring would be cheaper.
     
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  14. Scuba Vaper

    Scuba Vaper Open Water Scuva Instructor

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    Well, kind of, there's a logic there, which I'm not disagreeing with. However feellifes can be obtained for around 50THB ... Just add one to your next order with tienga ... Or perhaps someone here knows where one can get Pg/VG in 10ml bottles ... usually it's more like a litre or kilo at a time, which will be much more than one bottle of feellife, which may be what you want if you're branching into DIY juice making ... I dunno, that's up to you !
     
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    hotdogs1 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    http://www.thailandvapers.com/threads/thaivapeshop-com-new-bilingual-online-store-in-thailand.15167/

    This place has 30ml bottles. I couldn't complete payment other wise a bottle of each and a few other items would be on their way.
     

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