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#1 (permalink)      12/23/2020 10:46:47 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Misery of replacement tanks
Ok, so today, if you want to get some replacement tanks for your RTA, you need to buy a chimney/drip tip*/ other (not wanted) parts with it for an absolutely exorbitant price... Is it sooo much more difficult to machine these out than the replacement kayfun/ etc. PC tanks some years back when you had a pack for 2-3$??
Just a general thought.


(don't tell me how much the OG would cost, I don't care)




*see: for example Experiment RTA

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You do realise this is the 4ml extension for the atty rather than a straight replacement PC tank?
It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
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Huh, now yes, thank you. =)
Anyway, the lack of replacement PC/PEI tanks is often an issue.
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But if we're already there, could you tell me (if you know, or your thoughts) how long the Penodat would make with the extension?
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cilika wrote:

But if we're already there, could you tell me (if you know, or your thoughts) how long the Penodat would make with the extension?


I don't know the extended 4ml height I'm afraid.

I will be getting one though, as I liked the original GTA (which was a tall tank btw). I'm rather hoping the performance will match it's predecessor - easy to build, easy to fill, and absolutely zero problems in daily use.

It's quite possible FT will list just a replacement PC tank separately (for less money obviously) at some point. This new Penodat was only listed earlier today, so perhaps in the coming weeks... :-)


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It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
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They went from edge cutouts to holes for the wicks. There are people who insist that makes it easier somehow; I always thought the original Siren, though a flawed tank in many ways, was the easiest damned build I'd ever come across (given a ~2.5mm ID coil), and the GTAs that more-or-less copied it were just as easy - the only thing even comparable is the Exocet V2 (and if it had an integrated 510, it would be even easier). It's so much easier to assemble the holes around the wick than to stuff the wick into the holes, provided your coil's the right size.
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ahh essallar. About the Experiment. I refill it without closing the AFC. It stays bone dry. ;) It's a bit tight for my habitual vape, but still like it a lot.

(just in parenthesis)
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essellar wrote:

I always thought the original Siren, though a flawed tank in many ways, was the easiest damned build I'd ever come across...


Oh, it was certainly flawed. An easy build means nothing when it's a weepy piece of shit! Worthy of no more than the dustbin, which is where mine swiftly ended up.

It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
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Yeah, that's nothing to do with edge cutouts versus through-deck holes. The original Penodat used edge cutouts, and was just as easy to build. It remains a fact that Digiflavor did that wicking method first in the Siren and Fuji, and it was a much better idea than holes.
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essellar wrote:

Yeah, that's nothing to do with edge cutouts versus through-deck holes.


I didn't say it was.

It's twelve inches long, but don't use it as a rule...
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Sxk seem to be charging a fortune for spare tanks $10.90 for a replacement sputnik tank is robbery,still i like the sputnik so much bought 3 repacment tanks.The price of clones in general seem to be much higher than a few years back