Keen readers may have noticed that I often make reference to my stainless steel Vtube having a somewhat airy draw due to the connection design. Side by side with a regular Lavatube I’d hazard a guess that the draw is 50% lighter – somewhat reminiscent of sucking air through a straw! When I used regular atomizers, this was overcome with an eGo cone, it tightened the draw and was great, but when it came to using a Dual Coil Tank (DCT), the airy nature returned.
I was after a solution and fast!
When the stainless steel Vtube was designed it incorporated a number of connection revisions. Namely, a slotted spring loaded centre pin (to allow for subtle differences in atomizer connection points), a deep juice reservoir to accommodate the recessed eGo outer thread and two air holes instead of four (on the 510 female end). I personally think the airy draw is down to all three, each playing a part in some way. I’ve been experimenting with rubber o-rings, made my own airflow inhibitors with tubing, alas none overly successful. Either it tightened the draw too much or not enough. A sealed 510-510 adaptor would have worked, but I didn’t want to add additional height. Also some DCT carto’s are fairly airy in their own right, thus compounding the issue!
I needed something different.
The solution was to be found over at LastCig.co.uk. While perusing their wares I found a 3ml eGo plinth – these are designed as cosmetic additions (or decorative covers) for eGo’s style e-cigs when used in conjunction with a 3ml DCT (and at a push 3.5ml DCT’s) – basically they hide the outer thread to make your device sleek and sexy on the eyeballs. The plinth also adds a bit of stability to the DCT.
I had previously tried a 6ml plinth on my Vtube, but as that type of plinth is taller, the DCT failed to make contact with the centre pin and wouldn’t fire. So I took the plunge, ordered a 3ml plinth, still not sure it would actually work.
The following day it arrived (great service from LastCig.co.uk). The plinth is made from stainless steel and comes in a brushed finish, (also available in black if you prefer), with chrome on brass end pieces/threads – there are four air slots cut into the top.
Unlike the 6ml version there was sufficient clearance between the plinth and inbuilt Vtube 510 connection to use a DCT, so I eagerly screwed it on to the inner eGo thread, popped on a DCT and took a tentative draw. It was a hallelujah moment. The restricted draw, perfectly tight. Gone was the high pitch whistling sound too – I could enjoy my favourite liquids again without the weakening effect caused by increased airflow.
As a bonus, the DCT doesn’t now sit directly against the top of the device, so visually its a more attractive combination.
So, summing up, if you have an airy Vtube or Lambo (I believe the Lambo VV suffers the same fate to a certain degree), this is the answer. It may well work on a number of other mods with similar issues, but for sure, it works on this one.
Of course, its also ideal as a 3ml eGo DCT plinth!
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