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non-vaper in need of advice
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non-vaper in need of advice
Hi, I'm new to the forum and I am seeking advice and recommendations for choosing an ideal vaping tool to meet my specific needs, for unconventional usage.

I'm a professional soap bubble performer, and use e-cigs to make a "fog" tool, in order to fill bubbles with vapor clouds.

See explanation of the process and how the e-cig is housed for this purpose:  http://soapbubble.wikia.com/wiki/ECig_Fogger_2015_Improved

However, having tried a few different (locally available) cheap models, I've found that they don't live very long and can break down easily.

I'm seeking recommendations for your favorite, time tested, sturdy, long lasting, high output devices, with replaceable parts.  
Ideally, I'd like to keep the cost down to $60 or less... However, I would consider paying more for something that is designed to be practically indestructible and won't break down in the middle of a performance!

This might matter (not sure):
device will not be used every day and may sit in a box for months at a time.  I've not had good luck with that.  It seems like when I pack away a perfectly functional e-cig and then go to use it weeks or months later, it's either dead or doesn't create nearly the same amount of vapor that it did when I put it away.  Charging the battery and refilling the tank rarely fixes the issue.


Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?
Advice on the best way to store it is also welcome.

Thanks in advance,

Megan
03-01-2016 06:29 PM
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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
hi BM welcome to TVF
I am sure there will be other suggestions but I am thinking of a mech mod with a kanger sub tank or something similar
there may be someone here on your side of the pond that has something for sale
out of curiosity have you got any videos you could put up Smile

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03-01-2016 06:52 PM
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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
I've seen this type of thing a few years ago, really enjoyable watch! 

There's so much choice in devices these days it's hard to recommend a perfect one but as bob said, a kanger starter kit might be just the ticket.

Don't forget to apply for the freecycle section!
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03-01-2016 07:14 PM
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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
Thanks for the reply... and please excuse my ignorance but, what is a "mech mod with a kanger sub tank" ?

I'm hopelessly unaware of all things vape related.
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03-01-2016 07:15 PM
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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
Yep - I'm with bob here. A mech mod is durable with replaceable parts. Pretty much van stick any sub ohm tank on top as long as you get a mech with a 510 connection. This is important. Do not get a hybrid connector!! You will need to buy a few vbatteries and a charger though. That way you can vape through a show easily.

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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
I checked that link... interesting. So you all agree that the box shaped model would be better?

I know there is a way to fit those with a custom made attachment, to create a bubble fogger... I'll just need to dig up the instructions and build it.

Was hoping it might be simpler and that I could just reuse the same tube/straw setup I built for my old pen style unit.  Ah well, those things which are worth doing aren't often found on the easiest path.

Thanks, all! 
03-01-2016 07:30 PM
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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
The vapour production of the subtank is like 4 times as dense as any pen type atomiser.

What was your previous set up? And what we're the components you made?, might be a better option available if we knew.

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03-01-2016 07:37 PM
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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
After eyeballing your field of entertainment I think something like this would suit better. They're not bullet proof but for a pen type they're pretty reliable.

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RE: non-vaper in need of advice
 Basically, with the pen style setups, all one needs to do is either find or fabricate a rigid (yet flexible) plastic tube to house the e-cig and then attach an air tight end cap, with a straw protruding from it.  The mouthpiece lines up with the straw inside the tube and you blow through the open end, while squeezing the tube to activate the button on the e-cig.
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(03-01-2016 07:51 PM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  After eyeballing your field of entertainment I think something like this would suit better. They're not bullet proof but for a pen type they're pretty reliable.

Thanks, that looks about right... do you happen to know roughly how long those little replaceable bits last before they have to be switched out?
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