Hundreds of vipers vaping in our fifth thread!!

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magimedi Sun 06-Apr-14 13:47:56

Here we go! Thread five! Thread four filled in one month!

Here is a link to thread four & you can work back from there.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2017939-Nest-of-Vapers-we-continue-to-not-BU-to-carry-on-vaping?pg=1

We are all always happy to answer any question. No question is too daft or unreasonable! We all know what a minefield of terminology it is when you first take up vaping.

Here is Allergic's great summary for anyone who is starting vaping:

""A very simple guide for those who have been a bit overwhelmed by all the variety discussed on this thread. Experienced vapers either ignore, or check for errors please!

There can be a trade off to be considered around cost, variety, overall experience and hassle.

The cigalike ones are the simplest to deal with in that you just unscrew one cart & screw in another. These tend to be the type that you can buy at the local market or shopping centre for a comparatively cheap initial purchase, but the carts they use can be very expensive and tend to be limited in flavours/strengths depending on brand. They can be useful in that they are small, look the most like "real" cigs, and are the most hassle-free, but the experience really isn't as good as other methods and the cost is higher.

The next step is to have a battery and disposable tank type system (CE4 in my case) where you buy the different liquids and fill the tank yourself. The batteries last a few months to a year (about the same or a little longer than the cigalikes) and the tanks (clearomisers) last anything from a couple of weeks to a couple of months - this can be extended by cleaning, but the coils inside do eventually pack in. This method is much cheaper and gives a much more satisfying experience, but has the added faff of unscrewing and topping up the tank rather than just chucking the

You can then go further and use tanks that have replaceable wicks & coils, can be stripped down & "serviced" etc. There's also a lot of variety and complexity available in the overall set-up e.g. variable voltage batteries. All these add to the hassle factor but allow the overall experience to be much better fine tuned to suit the vaper. Cost is a moot point here - you will save money using serviceable tanks, but people that get really into this can spend a fair bit on shiney new toys!

When it comes to the "juice" or liquid there's a hell of a lot of different things to consider - nicotine strength, flavour, the balance of "throat hit" vs vapour etc. But basically there are 3 ways to get the right juice which are buy ready made from a big importer (limited options), buy made to order from a smaller supplier (needs to steep for a few days), or buy the makings & mix your own (hassle, mess & steeping). These have been ordered from minimum hassle/maximum price to maximum hassle/minimum cost.

I'm a naturally lazy person and comparatively new to vaping, so I have a battery & disposable tank system, and am currently buying imported juice (Hangsen pineapple and Smartjuice Red tobacco flavour) which I know has steeped plenty while being shipped over and both brands have very good quality control. I will probably go directly to mostly mixing my own once I get a bit more money at the end of the month to buy all the bits & base liquids, though will probably continue buying the Smartjuice tobacco flavour because I like it so much! I doubt I will go down the road of serviceable tanks unless I get a nice glass one eventually."

thanks flowers

EatShitDerek Sun 06-Apr-14 14:02:04

I have money saves to bling up my Ecig..

Any suggestions are welcome grin

Redbull flavour is going in tonight!

BlueSkyCrystal Sun 06-Apr-14 14:14:24

Ten weeks cig free because of the vaping vipers. Thanks for the new thread smile

ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:17:30

Thanks for this!

Are you thinking of shopping online Derek ?

PolterGoose Sun 06-Apr-14 14:17:47

Could I have some advice on the best low PG juice and nicotine levels?

Dp is now a full on vaper, and I'm very envious, I did 3 days a few weeks ago and had awful nosebleeds and insomnia, so went back to my usual roll-ups (which was traumatic in itself as fags tasted bloody awful for the first day smoking, after just 3 days without). I'm assuming the nosebleeds were PG related and maybe the insomnia was nicotine related? I was using standard Vape Escape juice and tried a couple of others from them.

Any recommendations?

EatShitDerek Sun 06-Apr-14 14:19:04

sooty I think so. I have two vaping shops near me but I could find better online

Cantabile Sun 06-Apr-14 14:24:02

Over 6m!!!

ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:24:54

My epack have the Coolfire 1 at a really good price at the moment if you were thinking of upgrading derek

Or you could get yourself an MVP2.

Teabellie Sun 06-Apr-14 14:26:04

Why are these support threads always in AIBU?!

ginmakesitallok Sun 06-Apr-14 14:26:27

Poltergoose, have you considered mixing your own liquid? Really easy, cheaper than pre made and you can customise your mix. I've never heard of pg causing nosebleeds?

EatShitDerek Sun 06-Apr-14 14:26:46

I am been superficial and I want a pretty ecig. My TabLite Ego in black is just boring grin

I will have a look now

ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:28:07
PolterGoose Sun 06-Apr-14 14:28:52

gin I really don't want to make my own, but thank you.

ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:29:26
ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:31:05
ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:32:49
EatShitDerek Sun 06-Apr-14 14:33:59

All so pretty!

ilovesooty Sun 06-Apr-14 14:37:10

They are, aren't they? Well regarded seller and I know from experience delivery is quick and customer service is great.

Thanks for the new thread flowers

Bluesky - iclear 16b coil heads

Slarty, I use GS-H2 clearomisers which are very cheap. The seller I used to get them from isn't on ebay any more but I think these are actually the same seller, going by the pictures and the written description. They also sell replacement coil heads but I haven't tried these. I got some wick and wire and learnt to make my own coils, which costs a few pence a time. DH and I have been using the same 10 clearos (lots of flavours on the go!) for 6 months now.

Allergictoironing Sun 06-Apr-14 14:44:10

Teabellie they were put in AIBU so they would get the traffic. If they'd gone in Chat they would be killed after 90 days, and there's so much useful info on them that would be lost.

Polter, nose bleeds don't sound good, some people do have an allergy to PG. True Vape do 100% VG mixes. I think a few other places do too, so worth googling.

whatadrama Sun 06-Apr-14 14:48:43

Polter, did you go cold turkey and drop all of your daily rollies?

I suffered really badly when i first switched from normal fags, with bleeding gums and nose which was pretty grim so i asked the G.P who was very supportive and said his wife had suffered the same when she gave up using E cigs so he wasnt even slightly concerned!

The nose bleeds could be linked to the blood flow naturally increasing dramatically with the lack of chemicals your bodies no longer getting from normal fags. Apparently smoking reduces the blood flow to your nose and gums hence lack of smell and taste and receeding gums in smokers shock

It took several months for mine to calm down but i can taste food so much better now and my sense of smell has increased dramatically 18 months later smile

The insomnia lasted for several weeks unfortunately which was a far bigger problem when i couldnt get back to sleep after DS and his night waking but i stuck with it and that has settled down too.

PolterGoose Sun 06-Apr-14 14:52:51

Plenty thank you flowers

whatadrama I did pretty much do cold turkey, it is comforting to know it will pass and I think I might try a slow changeover, dp just swapped and hasn't had any effects at all confused

Whatadrama, a quick google says you're probably right! Lots of reports of nosebleeds after stopping smoking, regardless of quit method.

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