Frequently Asked Questions
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This myth was created by a 2009 FDA press statement regarding electronic cigarettes. The FDA tested 18 cartridges from 2 companies. Of those 18 cartridges, 1 tested positive for a non-toxic amount of diethylene glycol (approximately 1%). While diethylene glycol is occasionally used in anti-freeze, the chemical is not a standard ingredient in e-cigarette liquid and it has not been found in any other samples tested to date.
The base liquid for e-cigarette liquid is usually propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is considered GRAS (Generally
Recognized As Safe) by the FDA and EPA. While it is also sometimes found in anti-freeze, it is actually added to make the anti-freeze less toxic and safer for small children and pets. Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in
many of the foods we eat, cosmetics we use and medications we take. It is also used in the fog machines used in theaters and night clubs.
No flame, no burning, therefore zero combustion takes places
Vaping addresses the addictive component of smoking, nicotine, without having to combust 600 ingredients into over 4,000 chemicals, with over 50 of them known to be cancer-causing
No risk of “second hand vape” as all that is vaporizing is the PG/VG and nicotine
No unpleasant smell that sticks to your clothing, car, home, breath. E-liquid
Satisfies your craving for nicotine
Allows for you to properly taper off nicotine by using different e-liquids with varying nicotine strength (0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, 24mg are standard strengths)
Enjoy breathing again!
E-Liquids are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Rebuilables, RBA, RDA, RTA, and Mech Mods are for experts, not your average or beginner vaper with no OHM METER or knowledge of how to use a meter or when a meter must be used or how electronic devices work. The inexperienced without basic knowledge of electronics cannot safely use these devices. THESE PRODUCTS CARRY NO WARRANTY
Clearomizers, Atomizers and Commercial tanks carry NO warranty due to health and hygienic reasons.
Batteries, Electronic Mods and Electronic Devices carry a 90 Day warranty. Warranty is nullified if any physical damage is present on the device.
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MTL= Mouth To Lung. This is pretty much the first step most smokers will take, when switching to vaping. It is effectively the same method used to smoke ciggarettes, you draw the vapour into your mouth, then inhale to your lungs. Generally this method requires lower wattages, higher coil resistance, and a much tighter airflow, as a result the vapour will be quite thin.
DL= Direct Lung. This is where you basically inhale directly through the vape device, into your lungs. The setup requirements for this are the opposite of MTL, you will need higher wattages, lower coil resistance (Sub Ohm Vaping), and a much higher airflow setup. The result of this method will Generally produce a higher volume of dense vapour.
It is worth noting that when using DL, as the vapour is denser and reaches your lungs quicker, you will generally require a lower nicotine strength.
As the most inexpensive wire it is very impressive considering how easy it is to work with and how long it lasts. You can easily flex and bend Kanthal as needed and the wire can withstand very high temperatures of up to a whopping 1,500 °C before it will actually start melting.
This is the perfect wire for starter vapers who want to build their own coils and even for seasoned vapers who may want to build single wire coils or fuse together with other wires to create claptons.
Unfortunately Kanthal will not give you as good flavor and vapor production as some of the other wires listed below.
Nichrome is a more advanced wire compared to Kanthal.
It is made up of nickel-chromium and heats up at much lower temperatures than Kanthal and as a result ramps up faster to produce vapor.
Because Nichrome wire for vaping doesn’t have Iron in it, the taste you get from the heading coils will be cleaner and smoother compared to Kanthal which does contain Iron.
Nichrome wire is recommended for experienced coil builders and it is also more expensive than Kanthal.
STAINLESS STEEL WIRE
Stainless steel wire is the perfect wire for temperature control vaping.
It is often referred to with the abbreviation SS which stands for Stainless Steel and is in it’s pure form. Stainless steel is very durable and as a result will last very long so you can keep using the same coils for a long time.
The ramp up time of stainless steel is very fast – faster than Nichrome and Kanthal together and on par with Titanium but doesn’t cool down as quick. Many vapers prefer stainless steel wire as their choice.
Nickel wire heats up the fastest of all vaping wires.
It is an amazing wire which is easy to work with and with the quickest ramp up time as well as wonderful flavor. Unfortunately due to the fast heating advantage, it also overheats very easily and can melt when it gets too hot.
Temperature control mode is the best mode to vape Nickel wire with so that you can fully control that aspect.
Titanium wire for vaping heats up very quickly and cools down very quickly as well.
It is the most expensive vaping wire and is highly recommended only for advanced vapers with a great deal of experience with coil building and the technical aspects of vaping. There are known hazards with Titanium wire such as the speculation that titanium dioxide is released above 1200℉ (648℃) and the fire hazard it poses, making it prone to catching fire and hard to distinguish.
The preferred method of vaping Titanium is in temperature mode but Titanium wire is quite a new vaping wire and will only be supported by the newer mods available on the market. You may struggle to find Titanium wire though.
All vapes need the following replaced:
- The coils
- The Batteries
- The Juice
All of those need to be replaced when needed in order to have a good vaping experience.
Your MOD has many different mechanisms that work together in order to facilitate the vaping experience. The battery’s voltage sends power to the coil, allowing it to heat up. When the coil has achieved the proper temperature, it will heat the e-liquid, turning it into vapor.
Because this coil gets so hot, it must be adequately saturated with juice so that the wick doesn’t burn out. Vaping with a coil that’s not saturated will result in a burnt taste and will not produce much vapor. Also, the wick of the coil will burn out, making it useless. A burnt-out coil must then be replaced.
That’s why it is so important to prime every new coil. Again, priming your coil is a process that involves saturating the coil with e-liquid and taking certain precautions to prevent the wick from burning out.
A common cause of burnt hits is when your coil has a hot spot which can cause the coil to partially glow red. It's a very unpleasant and nasty vape! Hot spots can give you a metallic,burnt taste, even if your wicks were fully saturated
Another reason is a commercial coil that has been used for more then 1.5 weeks has a high chance of being burnt out and needs to be replaced.
Yup! When we started this was also very confusing and overwhelming for us, however, it really isn't. Let summarize the differences for you:
RBA Stands for Rebuidable Atomizers, with these atomizers you have to build the coil yourself. You will need to use Kanthal wire to wrap a coil, and choose your wicking material yourself, wheather it maybe cotton, ekowool or rayon the choice is yours. We also recommend you use a resistance checker when building coils on these devices, to test if its at the right OHM's so you don't damage your device that will be firing the atomizer, you get three kinds of these currently:
- Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer ( RDA )
- Rebuildable Tank Atomizer ( RBA )
- Hybrid RBA
An RDA is a dripping atomizer, it has no storage for e-liquid ( tank ). Dripping atomizers are well known for the amazing vapour production and flavour however, you need to keep a bottle of juice in your pocket to top it off after 3-4 drags approximately. For some people the amazing vape quality its worth it for the hassel
An RTA is known for providing excellent flavour and way above average vapour production however, its still wont chase a RDA because the coil is further down. This is the most common rebuildable for ease of use.
Hybrid RBA's are a mix of those two. Its a dripper style but will have a small tank, such as the 3D Atomizer.
What are Mech Mods?
Mechinical mods are battery tubes that fire the battery to the atomizer directly, there are no electronics in Mechinical mods, with that you can build very low ohm coils and do some real cloud chasing. However, with the lack of electronics to protect you this can be dangerous if you build to low and don't use the correct batteries. Always check the Amp limit on the battery when building. Use a calculator such as the Vapours Tool Box found on Android and IOS to make sure you are in safe limits.
What are MODS?
Mods refer to electronic mods on our website. These are much safer then mechanical mods, and some say provide a better vape due to the lack of voltage drop that mechinical mods can produce. These mods, are very easy to use and are safe. We even have devices going as high as 200W. However, the average user wouldnt even use over 30W, so please be careful!
One of the key differences between CBD and THC is whether the cannabinoid will cause a euphoric effect, or “high,” when consumed.
THC is the cannabinoid people think of when they think of marijuana. It is a direct agonist of the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid 1 receptors (CB1), found primarily in the brain and the central nervous system. The psychoactive effect that most associate with recreational or medical marijuana use is exclusively brought about by activating CB1receptors.
CBD doesn’t bind with CB1 receptors and is actually is considered an antagonist of CB1agonists. This not only means that CBD can never cause a high, no matter how much is consumed, but that it also acts to suppress the CB1-activating qualities of compounds like THC.