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#1 (permalink)      10/20/2015 3:28:32 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Took this out the other day and been playing with it. Had it more than a year. Just put all the brass bits thru a ketchup soak last night.

Now for once it's hitting the way it should and i like it. Lovely feeling switch with a mm throw. Mine doesn't spark. Contact likes to unscrew itself tho.
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A little piece of foil or a tiny kanthal spring (wound clockwise) down in the button part the contact screws into will keep it from unscrewing. It just needs some kind of back pressure to help hold it in.
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Ha! Now why didn't i think of that? i've done the foil shim thing with mod switches before.
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Kanthal as shim?

Power flows thru that switch, I can imagine that Kanthal spring glowing in there under your contact. Making a more warm button than with no Kanthal.

Now copper foil tape with conductive adhesive is perfect for shimming a loose screw and is available right here on fasttech.
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Nickel, aluminum, and copper wires are fine for a shim also.
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Slip of foil (mebbe doubled or tripled over) in the threading's the simplest thing to do.

Hm, this seems to be the last Atomo still here. Wonder if it's actually still available or if FT just hasn't gotten around to marking it discontinued.

edit: mine's seamless tho the finish of the 18350 tube's buggered as per the product photos. And the top cap wouldn't pass a visual check QC, again as per product photo 2.

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jackenite wrote:

Kanthal as shim?

Power flows thru that switch, I can imagine that Kanthal spring glowing in there under your contact. Making a more warm button than with no Kanthal.


The kanthal wouldn't be conducting anything, but the copper contact and the button it is threaded into would. For all intents and purposes the kanthal would be essentially inert. I've done it to a couple of mods before and there have been absolutely no hot button issues. If you get that shim glowing you're doing something horribly wrong.

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I'd say use a softer metal than kanthal to protect the threads, IMHO.

You can even fashion a small spring to put underneath the end of the screw. It will apply pressure upward against the threads when screwed in, helping hold it in place.

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Home made lock washer, yeah. That means the ends of the wire should be cut at a sharp angle to help it dig in.

It'll raise the contact, and the Atomo already has a micro throw. You'd have to unscrew the battery insulator delrin ring a bit.

Hm, ok i see there's room in the switch for an actual spring.

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johnny_469 wrote:

You can even fashion a small spring to put underneath the end of the screw. It will apply pressure upward against the threads when screwed in, helping hold it in place.


That's what I was talking about with the kanthal... it wouldn't be doing anything to the threads, just applying pressure against the screw. Same thing with the foil. It just goes down the hole to give the screw something to push against.

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I found the switch on the V2 to be really crappy. Didn't bother to try too hard to fix it as I have plenty of V1s :)

Have to say that the V1 Atomo is the best mech I ever tried. Got quite a few on here, and from other places and they all worked great. I even tried to buy an authentic one, but by then it was only V2s available and second hand junk V1s from classies on the forums.

Might have to clean them up and try using them again now that you've mentioned them :)
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