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PostSubject: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2016 7:41 pm

I've been thinking about building my own smoke unit base on the TARR smoke unit but using the element from an E cigarette just for the hell of it. I've tested it out and it does burn the smoke oil very well however when i use a power from a low grade lipo battery it just fires the element. Make me wonder what kind of power output the clark board put to a smoker. looking at the TARR element it looks a lot like a threaded rod with wire caps on each end and when it is running it does not glow. more then likely its because of its size.


here is what i've learned so far
- Its easier to buy it on ebay but then i don't get to do science stuff
- You will need a high speed fan to push the air into the unit and out the tubes
- E cigarette elements are crap to work with, take apart, the wicks fall apart the moment it see day light, has 2 very thin wire heating elements and if you try to use the main unit you will need a tiny compressor to force air into it to get it to work plus i dont think its a good idea to wire it up to the clark

I think i will keep looking into the TARR style of heating element but i think a fan will be the most important thing to get first and with the way sayal help me last time i was there i will be looking for a new electronic store

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeSun Jun 26, 2016 10:27 pm

you can get dirt cheap 5v fans offa Ebay...
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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeMon Jun 27, 2016 4:10 pm

I braved hooking up the E's element to the clark and. . . . . . . it really lights up. and fries. so E cigarettes will only work with its own low power source

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeMon Jun 27, 2016 5:29 pm

Well if you just very quickly check the voltage from the e-cig battery(s), you can get a rough idea what it's limits are. Even 2 AA's is only 3v, and the Clark will be dumping out 6-7.2V+ to whatever it's smoker outlet is... You're a fire starter Russel Razz

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeMon Jun 27, 2016 7:16 pm

funny you say that. I had this playing in the background when it really started glowing

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeTue Jun 28, 2016 9:40 am

For the price of them from Poland why try to re-invent the wheel...

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeTue Jun 28, 2016 4:55 pm

!!!!SCIENCE!!!!
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or i'm bored

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeTue Jun 28, 2016 4:56 pm

Good God man if you are that bored I have 4 tanks sitting here ready to be built...

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeTue Jun 28, 2016 8:14 pm

you know me. i like doing the wiring work from clark boards to reserves

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeWed Jun 29, 2016 6:11 am

Hey Russel, you have seen the e-cig blowup video's ,right?
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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeWed Jun 29, 2016 12:15 pm

oh ya. most of those are people that play with it to up the voltage, make their own elements all so they can get the biggest vape cloud. all the others are from crap lipo batteries

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeWed Sep 14, 2016 9:17 pm

I have found a high speed fan that will work with the clark. The WTF (wild turbo fan 6v-8.4v) one step closer to finishing it but for the heating element i may try taking apart a hair dryer and trying different lengths of that

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeWed Sep 14, 2016 11:15 pm

Negaduck wrote:
funny you say that. I had this playing in the background when it really started glowing



is that Jim Carrey...lol

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PostSubject: Re: attempting to build a smoke unit   attempting to build a smoke unit Icon_minitimeWed Sep 14, 2016 11:19 pm

Negaduck wrote:
I have found a high speed fan that will work with the clark. The WTF (wild turbo fan 6v-8.4v) one step closer to finishing it but for the heating element i may try taking apart a hair dryer and trying different lengths of that
i tried soldering to toaster elements before i was going to do this to but it wouldn't solder to it maybe i was missing something or there may be something you have to do to it to have the solder stick to it

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