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Discussion in 'All Things Mesh and Genesis' started by bern, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. oldhippydude

    oldhippydude Achiever

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    Anytime a mesh is not right, check for hot spots.
    Just because you spent ages getting rid of them, does not mean they are not back a minute later.

    I only ever managed one good mesh build, fortunately it was my first and I used it for months.
    I have spent a couple of weekends trying to repeat that early beginners luck.

    Perhaps one day I will return to genesis and mesh, I really liked it but @Jugg1es did warn you, read his post again I think he said it all.
     
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  2. Jugg1es

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    That taste comes from a hotspot, it doesn't take much to knock a build in the early days and for a hotspot to form, persevere and you will get there.
     
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  3. smplmind

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    That's really bad that you broke the tank but I like your positive attitude because you will need it with gennies. The posts above explain the horrible taste so the only thing I can advise is to watch some videos
    (don't watch any subscribing to the Peter Kay method, it will drive you nuts) all I can say is when you get it working you will have really good flavour and a build that will last for a long time (depending on juice).
     
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  4. domejunky

    domejunky Moderator Staff Member

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    I run two Origen V2 MKIIs. Both Tobeco clones.

    I use 60/40 or 70/30 tobacco juices. I build around 1ohm. 5-6wraps 26g, 3.5mm over the larger holes. The holes most people call the cotton holes. I use a 25mm wick. About 10mm of #200sf inner, inserted into 25mm of #200 outer. Run them around 16w.
     
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  5. domejunky

    domejunky Moderator Staff Member

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    PM me your address, I just got some spare glass tanks. I'll send you one. Be quicker than the Chinese...
     
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  6. bern

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    Oh matey, that would be handy! Let me know what the postage is and I'll PayPal that to you, or I could send you some back when I receive from ft. PM'ed.
     
  7. bern

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    Glass arrived from @domejunky, my hero! Fitted and unbroken. Tank and I are now locked in a Mexican stand-off with Mr Wick and Mr Kanthal.
     
  8. domejunky

    domejunky Moderator Staff Member

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    Solved it? I got some new mesh yesterday (had been living off a donation from @Rob) and rebuilt one of mine. Are you fitting you coil then unfurling the wick into it?

    What technique are you using to oxidise the mesh?
     
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  9. bern

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    First attempt was wrapping wire around the wick. Unfurling sounds like a winner, oxidising with fire. Lots of fire. NASA would be interested in this nuclear jet propulsion level of fire.
     
  10. domejunky

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    After an initial burn with a blow torch, while the mesh is still flat, i've had the most success with burning juice off the rolled wick. I got the technique from an old Pegasus Academy video - he said to repeat it at least 6 times - which seems to work for me.
     
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