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SLUG MOD Battery plug
When I bought my SLUG, I was elated .. until the battery retainer plug cross threaded and became a big PITA. I thought the simple fix was about $20 in a machine shop.. WOW!! Was I wrong, way over $100. Not my money.. If you have a SLUG, and have this problem, you can use a 22X1.0 die to cut threads in a copper end cap and problem solved! If you cant afford the die, message me, I'll be glad to send you the replacement part for a truly nominal fee.

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08-04-2015 07:22 PM
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(08-04-2015 07:22 PM)Galaxyrider Wrote:  When I bought my SLUG, I was elated .. until the battery retainer plug cross threaded and became a big PITA. I thought the simple fix was about $20 in a machine shop.. WOW!! Was I wrong, way over $100. Not my money.. If you have a SLUG, and have this problem, you can use a 22X1.0 die to cut threads in a copper end cap and problem solved! If you cant afford the die, message me, I'll be glad to send you the replacement part for a truly nominal fee.
$100 for a small part from a machine shop?? I swear I am in the wrong business. 
09-04-2015 04:04 AM
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(09-04-2015 04:04 AM)bcfos Wrote:  
(08-04-2015 07:22 PM)Galaxyrider Wrote:  When I bought my SLUG, I was elated .. until the battery retainer plug cross threaded and became a big PITA. I thought the simple fix was about $20 in a machine shop.. WOW!! Was I wrong, way over $100. Not my money.. If you have a SLUG, and have this problem, you can use a 22X1.0 die to cut threads in a copper end cap and problem solved! If you cant afford the die, message me, I'll be glad to send you the replacement part for a truly nominal fee.
$100 for a small part from a machine shop?? I swear I am in the wrong business. 
For $100 you could buy almost 3 new Slugs for spare parts! Shok
09-04-2015 04:59 AM
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The dad thing is that people are going to pay it. 
09-04-2015 06:50 AM
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(09-04-2015 04:04 AM)bcfos Wrote:  
(08-04-2015 07:22 PM)Galaxyrider Wrote:  When I bought my SLUG, I was elated .. until the battery retainer plug cross threaded and became a big PITA. I thought the simple fix was about $20 in a machine shop.. WOW!! Was I wrong, way over $100. Not my money.. If you have a SLUG, and have this problem, you can use a 22X1.0 die to cut threads in a copper end cap and problem solved! If you cant afford the die, message me, I'll be glad to send you the replacement part for a truly nominal fee.
$100 for a small part from a machine shop?? I swear I am in the wrong business. 
He told me he had an $80/hr labor rate.... he was almost an hour n getting the thread size for me.. the die for it is $59.00 so if I fond over 6 ppl that want a metal replacement.. I'll buy the die and start making parts.. lol

(09-04-2015 04:59 AM)JohnnyMac Wrote:  
(09-04-2015 04:04 AM)bcfos Wrote:  
(08-04-2015 07:22 PM)Galaxyrider Wrote:  When I bought my SLUG, I was elated .. until the battery retainer plug cross threaded and became a big PITA. I thought the simple fix was about $20 in a machine shop.. WOW!! Was I wrong, way over $100. Not my money.. If you have a SLUG, and have this problem, you can use a 22X1.0 die to cut threads in a copper end cap and problem solved! If you cant afford the die, message me, I'll be glad to send you the replacement part for a truly nominal fee.
$100 for a small part from a machine shop?? I swear I am in the wrong business. 
For $100 you could buy almost 3 new Slugs for spare parts! Shok
I know.. that.. or for $59.00 I can buy the die, and start making the part and selling it for $10 hahaha

At the end of the day, I still love my SLUG.. this little speed bump is what really makes vaping fun for me. That being said, if you have a slug, and have that issue.. write me, message me, and I will be able to get a quality part out to you for about $10 plus shipping.

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I would love to see a pic of your finished end cap. Sounds like a great idea. Good
09-04-2015 02:33 PM
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(09-04-2015 02:33 PM)JohnnyMac Wrote:  I would love to see a pic of your finished end cap. Sounds like a great idea. Good
That you will, but first I have to buy th die.. and find the proper piece to make the part from.

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(09-04-2015 11:52 PM)Galaxyrider Wrote:  
(09-04-2015 02:33 PM)JohnnyMac Wrote:  I would love to see a pic of your finished end cap. Sounds like a great idea. Good
That you will, but first I have to buy th die.. and find the proper piece to make the part from.

Having come from the electrical supply industry before going the retail vape route I can suggest copper buss bar. You can pick it up on Ebay in thickness up to 1/2" and it will not break the bank. Just a suggestion.
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