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RTA or RDA? Many questions
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
I would suggest you go for an RTA. Once you master its wicking (believe me, each one of them needs some time to be mastered), you will have no issues with leaking and can be used fine when out and about. I am an MTL vaper and I use the likes of Tilemahos, Phenomenon, Kayfuns all the time with no issues at all. In fact, I don't own any non-rebuildable tanks.

I wouldn't go for an RDA for use out of home. I tried it for a while and despite the fact that the flavour you get is far more superior compared to most RTA's, it is very annoying to have to drip every 20-30 draws.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
Decided to go with the Serpent mini 22.

https://m.fasttech.com/p/4613300

Can't argue at that price.

As a total noob to building are there any other essentials you would recommend I get In addition to the tank?

Thanks so much for all the help people's.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
Nice choice!
Extras: ceramic tipped tweezers, flush side cutting wire cutters, cotton! lots of cotton!
Spare coils or resistance wire and a coil making jig, an Ohm meter can come in handy too.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
I've seen the jigs in a local shop. Looks a lot easier than buggering about wrapping wire around screw drivers and such.

I have an Ohm meter already. As I understand it, I need to get a device that fires the coils before I can use them on my mod?

I'm sure everyone has their own personal preference for wire but are there any that should be avoided when starting out?
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
(09/01/17 09:38 PM)King Llama Wrote:  I have an Ohm meter already. As I understand it, I need to get a device that fires the coils before I can use them on my mod?

You're fine with just your Ohm meter.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/1002...ni-tab-ohm

I just picked one of these up as my old cheapo ohm meter gave up the ghost, it's not bad at all, and much cheaper than other firing meters.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
I tried a coiling jig once and promptly launched it into the bin.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
good cheap wire snips:- https://www.fasttech.com/p/1243300

good cheap ceramic tweezers:- https://www.fasttech.com/p/4471906

i use this cotton mostly:- https://www.fasttech.com/products/3033/10014673/2675500

UD do good wire - all sorts of sizes and materials. i'd recommend sticking with kanthal to start off - here's some clapton wire... https://www.fasttech.com/products/3033/10014903/4259100

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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
Thanks very much for the great advice. Can't believe I've managed to get so much great kit for so little money.
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RE: RTA or RDA? Many questions
Everything arrived intact. Can't believe how amazing the flavour is on the Serpent mini. I expected a lot after reading the reviews, but bugger me if it doesn't live up to those claims.

Trickiest part for me was getting the wicking right, but I've greatly improved after a few runs. Looking forward to seeing what I can get out of the Serpent when my building skills improve.

All in all, I am proper chuffed with this little tank. Thanks for the advice.


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