Rogue American Pie E-Liquid



I received Rogue American Pie E-Liquid in my May 2019 VapeTin and decided to post my thoughts. We used the Goon 25MM addy and the Voopoo Drag 2 for the testing. The bottle says this for a flavor profile,” This original, all-American flavor has apple pie filling with a warm, flaky crust and a dash of cinnamon.

  • My thought is that it has a real apple flavor NOT candy-like at all.
  • There may have been a hint of crust.
  • It does seem to have some warming agent when vaped through the RDA. I did not notice this with the Zeus X at all.
  • Cinnamon flavor while very mild can be overpowering if you chain vape.
  • Girlfriend says it tastes like Apple Jacks.

 

Goon 25MM & American Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple E-fruit, Passion Fruit Coconut Pineapple

I received Simple E-fruit, Passion Fruit Coconut Pineapple E-Liquid in my May 2019 VapeTin and decided to post my thoughts. We used the Drop Dead Rabbit for an addy and the Captain PD270 for the testing. No flavor profile on the packaging. I thought this on had a hint of root beer I cannot explain it. It is not terrible but I wouldn’t go out and just buy it. My girlfriend says it tastes like Faygo cream soda.

 



MAY2019-60ML of Simple E-Fruit Passion Fruit Coconut and Pineapple
60ML of Simple E-Fruit Passion Fruit Coconut and Pineapple

Tuglyfe | Rainbow



I received Tuglyfe | Rainbow in my May 2019 VapeTin and decided to post my thoughts. We used the Occula RDA for an addy and the Lost Vape Paranormal 250C for the testing. No flavor profile was on the bottle my thoughts on this E-liquid are that it has candy type sweet taste that I cannot put my finger on. It is not terrible but my girlfriend compares it to putting an assortment of Jolly Ranchers in your mouth all at the same time.

Ultrasonic Cleaning Atomizers

I should start this out by saying I have a very addictive personality. Since I have quit smoking I have really gotten into vaping. After doing some research I decided to get an Ultrasonic cleaner for my atomizers. I did see a few videos on youtube and eventually decided to order one for jewelry from Amazon. Overall it seems to work really well with one exception. I would NOT run my drip tips through any ultrasonic cleaner. I was really lucky and only one looks like it was bleached out. The resin tips do not seem to have this issue but I would not take the chance.

 



 

 

 

 

18650 Battery Rewrapping



Last weekend (6/1/2019) I noticed that a few of my battery wraps were getting damaged around the edges. After further inspection, I noticed that the hard cases I was transporting them in was the problem. I have thought about using a silicone sleeve, but most of the time they are in my front pocket and I prefer a hard case for the extra protection.

18650 case sharp edges

 

I have since cut a piece of foam to insulate the 18650’s from bashing against the top and bottom of the cases.

Battery Case Padded
Padded 18650 Case

I went ahead and started searching for the battery wraps locally. I was surprised that only a few shops offered to wrap them for free, but they did not sell them for you to put on yourself.  Before anyone says Amazon… I didn’t need 200+ assorted battery wraps. This ended up being a lot more difficult than I  thought. We searched several stores in the area and finally found one that had them and actually had a lot of designs to choose from. I picked several which you will see in the pictures.

This is not difficult at all to do. you will need the following.

  • Batteries
  • Wraps
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat surface

That is literally all you need. Put the wraps on the battery making sure there is a little more towards the positive post so the basket will be covered once they start shrinking. Should look something like this.

Make sure the insulator is in place on the positive post and hold it until the wrap secures it on top of the battery. Do not stay in one spot for an extended period of time and make sure to work the hairdryer along with the wrap until it has adhered to the battery. Once you have made it to the bottom and it has taken the shape of the battery. I pushed the bottom of the battery on a flat surface to make sure the wrap was as thin as it could be to keep it from getting caught on some mods.

While these look cool they seem a lot thinner than all the rest of the wraps.

I even wrapped one of my girlfriends 21700’s just because she liked the wrap.

The clear wraps were really nice and thicker than most of the others.

These were my first ones and you can tell I had a little too much towards the positive post. Not that big of a deal in my case because they still work in all my mods.

These are the thickest wraps that I have put on so far probably because they came from the Hobby shop. I cut them 2 7/8’s ish long and keep in mind they take a little longer to heat up but once they are done in my opinion they should last a very long time. These cells were given to me a while ago and I just use them for my coil testing setup.

 

1994 COLEMAN CEDAR XL From Scratch Roof Rebuild.

This is the material and the process I used. Your mileage may vary and if you have done something similar please share. This was one of the most challenging projects that I have attempted in a while. I have attached some pics below of the finished outer roof. While we are a ways from completing this project it is under roof and will allow me to leave it popped up so I can work on it in the evenings.  These pics were taken after a week of rain and as you can see I have no signs of leaks.

 

Back to the roof.  I used 2×2’s to frame it up then I covered it with SurePly. SurePly is very dense and is already primed so it was very easy to coat. To weatherproof it I used 2 coats / 1 gallon of FlexSeal and it seems to be doing the trick at the moment. I will keep this post updated so you can see how it holds up over time. I really cannot wait to get it insulated and get the ceiling up. I will also be adding an air conditioner in the very near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 COLEMAN CEDAR XL Roof Rebuild /FAIL!!!!! Attempts 1 and 2

I honestly hate to post this, but this is how the roof rebuild started. None of these attempts worked! I will be making a post of what seems to be working at the moment and is very light and seems to be durable so far. 

  1. Tried using solid boards and quickly realized that this would be way too heavy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. I didn’t learn from that mistake,  but this was a solid platform.  Needless to say, the reason this was too heavy is that I used 3/4″ plywood so I really didn’t save any weight at all with this build. It was very solid though and one of my favorite fails of this build so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. I really thought I had it whipped this time.  🙁

 

 

1994 Coleman Cedar XL. Good Deal???

I recently came across a 1994 Coleman Cedar XL Pop Up Camper at an awesome price. I only gave $500.00 and it was ready to camp, so I thought. Don’t get me wrong it was very solid for what I gave for it. However, I just could not let myself take the risk of the canvas coming down after I saw how it was constructed. Below are a few pics from when I purchased it.

 

Here are the pics that made me decide to build a new roof. After looking at how the top was constructed. I decided to start from scratch. This has been a challenge, to say the least, but we will get into that in another post.  As you can see from the images below the water had been running between the canvas attachments and the “wood”.

 

 

Little did I know that these roofs from the factory consist of a piece of aluminum, some insulation, then 3/16 plywood, a little more insulation, and then some sheet metal only where the canvas attaches to the inside.  Building a roof for one of these campers is not for the faint of heart and to be quite honest was a lot of work and I would never attempt it again.

 

Original roof construction looked like this.