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    Amazed at what differences a month make when you have been given great advice!

    Thanks to everyone here that helped.
    I am no longer running into the problems I had in the past.

    I think in my case, I was dealing with a store that was, essentially in it for the money mainly. I cant begrudge someone for being so as that is how the economy works BUT if I knew then, what I know now, I would definitely suggest to all newbies that they deal with the "better" stores, the ones that are the busiest. They are busy for a reason. In my case, I think the store owner, a lovely person, didn't particularly know a lot about what he was doing and it showed with some of his staff. Growing pains I suppose but such a store is better for those that really know what they are doing and don't require much help from them.

    That said, until a noob finds his/her way to a forum like this one, you really haven't any idea if you are at a great store or not.
    But now that I have learned a lot and can look back at the things that were sold to me, I have to shake my head and wonder how hard it would have been to have directed me towards what was best for me, and/or, perhaps just suggested here or there that perhaps this product, would be better than the one i was looking at, etc.
    The downside of that is that the store owner would not have people in the dark to sell all their non selling crap to


    Anyhow, thank you all.
    I have learned a lot in the past month and now have about 3 devices going at any one time, now i know how to take care of them properly and am buying authentic gear only.

    I should add that I have had a few people PM me privately in various forums come to me telling me they were having the same problems and i was able to advise them in the same manner you all have BUT the point being, that each of those few people, plus myself, were at risk of giving up e-cigarettes altogether due to the frustration we were experiencing. And I fear some others have been lost all together for this very reason.
    (I think they contacted me out of fear of exposing them selves as the idiot I apparently was) LOL
    No one wants to look bad online. I don't care. I just want to know the right answers no matter how much of an idiot it might make me look when a noob

    And I heard the same problem over and over which all boiled down to essentially one problem, no one was being told to change their coils every 7 days or so, especially if they vape sweet juices.
    When a store tells you that you only need to change them every 3-4 weeks, when they become clogged and unsatisfactory, you don't automatically think of it being the coils.

    I suspect they do that so as not to scare you off from the cost? Thats all I can think of although the cost is not high anyhow but just less IF you tell them to change them almost monthly.
    HAD we been told to do so every week, I now wonder if we would have run into this frustration that we did...We would have realized quite quickly that it WAS the coils and they needed to be changed.

    The downside for stores I suppose is that by not telling us, we just bought new gear

    So I don't want to give the impression that there was a store owner telling us we needed new batteries, tanks etc but they should have thought to have questioned, since we spoke frequently that we didn't need to be buying all the gear that we were.
    On the other hand, up until only 3 months ago, they were encouraging us towards the tanks that had cotton wicks in them which I now understand are antiquated technology and my experience has improved immensely moving towards the Nautilus tanks.

    One could say and they might be right, that it was up to me to figure out what to buy and that might be right. But I do think if a store owner knows you, speaks with you frequently, knows where you are at....well lets just say in my experience, we never got any good help.
    Shame but I now think had I gone to one of the "better" stores, often spoken of in this forum, my noob experience might have been better than it was.
    Last edited by Xsmoker; 02-20-2015 at 06:28 AM.

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    For the sake of everyone just starting, and even some of us who have been at it for a bit, I'm glad you started this thread. Good information about vaping seems hard to find at times, and these little details can make all the difference. That's what has made forums like this so invaluable for so many years, even before the Internet went public. Pick something you want to learn about, find a forum that covers it and sign up. Ask your questions! Please, don't be afraid to ask them. Chances are there's someone reading the forum who either diesn't want to sign up for whatever reason, or is just as you say, afraid of looking stupid. Ask the questions, use the answers and get a more enjoyable experience for your time! As you learn more, you start seeing questions you can answer. Now you're paying it forward and everyone wins!

    In a lot of ways, I'm in the same boat as you. I have a very busy daily life, and since I'm legally blind, what time I do have for reading is usually spent keeping up with IT, as I'm a server administrator, so I need to constantly learn new technologies. When I started, I knew nothing about vaping, other than that nothing else had helped me quit smoking and I needed to try SOMETHING! My first purchases were online, and the very first one felt a little shady, but I was determined to try this new way of getting nicotine without killing myself in the process. So I bought the first kit that would ship to Canada (hard to come by at the time) and learned as I went.

    As for vendors, there are good and bad in every business, so it's a little 'buyer beware.' My first experience at a local vendor was less than satisfying. I asked some open-ended questions and all I got back were strange looks and another starter kit. Mind you, the Evod II was still a step up from where I'd been, and helped convince me to keep at it. Now I've gone through my first week of not smoking and I'm loving it! I still have lots to learn, and probably will have for some time to come as they introduce newer and better technology.

    Anyway, I'm glad you asked your questions, and hope we'll see you around the forum. I kind of like wackedout, because it's Canadian, and it's not as huge as some of the US forums, so the volume of information is more manageable for me. I can pop in after work for a few minutes, read a few headers and decide which ones I want to check out. When I have the time and energy, I may even respond to a few .
    Derek


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    Hey guys, thought about making a new thread for my questions but saw that this thread was already titled with what my thread would probably be titled with so I thought I'd ask here instead. Just a few questions:

    1) I'm ordering some new coils and I'm a little confused, there seem to be 2 options to choose from with them. Aspire - Nautilus coils (1.8ohm) is one and Aspire Nautilus BVC coil is the other. My guess is that the difference is resistance. The first one being listed as 1.8 and the other not listing it's resistance I assume it's the 1.6 but I was just wondering if anyone could confirm cause the price is different so I'm confused.

    2) What does resistance actually do? I'm using 1.8s currently and they work fine but I feel like I could use a bit more of a hit now and then, would 1.6 make that better?

    3) Any tips for cleaning the tank and the battery contact? I've read I should just run them under hot/warm water then let them air dry but after doing that once I stuck a Q-tip into the metal bit in the centre of the tank that leads to the drip tip (not sure of the name) and it still had some gunk and liquid in it. Is this bad or nothing to worry about? Also, is there any part of the tank I should worry about getting water into?

    4) What's airflow do? I know that the higher the airflow the heavier the hit is on your lungs but does it do more than that? Produce more vapour? Etc.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Aspire upgraded their Nautilus coils from BDC (Bottom Dual Coil) to the "BVC" Bottom Vertical Coil with the launch of the Nautilus mini. All Nautilus mini's came with the newer design.

    Your vendor still has stock of the discontinued "BDC" coils - they work and are ok but when given a choice - go for the BVC - they give better flavour.

    Clean and rinse everything except for the atomizer coil. Also when you're finished - blow out any extra water inside the base. With the base in your hand, blow into it & the water should spray out of the air holes. Using a q-tip inside the well, works pretty good.

    Hope this helps

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