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GP Spheroid in detail
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:23:17 PM »
I've had the GP Spheroid for a while and I can certainly say that it is a great atomizer.
The set up is very easy, it doesn't leak and it vapes really well.

Below are pictures of every part that make up the GP Spheroid. The only part I didn't take out is the insulator in the 510 connector.

The base:





There are two air holes on the 510 connector. What you can see on the base are not holes, that's for the fork to unscrew the base





You can make the draw tighter if you block one or two holes on the 510 pin. Follow the link to see how to do it
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/euro-suppliers/407053-gp-series-vapourart-advance-notifications-tips-tricks-updates-thread-2.html





Top part of the base:

The large hole is for the positive pole, the small hole is for the negative pole and it's threaded









Make sure you tighten up negative screw well. The positive screw is slightly raised because of the insulator being there. The screw will make a contact with the 510 pin. If you don't tighten the negative screw well and it's on the same level as the positive one, you will have problems.







Use the fork to screw the base together.
It's reverse threaded



And there is the base:



The bell and the tube:











The filter material that comes with the atomizer works very well.
I cut it to 40mm x 20mm.
Too much filler and it won't wick well, too little and it will leak.





Wrap the filler around the post and keep it away from the top when you put the tube on. That way you won't get any of it in the threads





The filler needs to be level with the bell, just slide it down



Fill it up!



The wick and coil is personal preference, entirely up to you.
The short loop that is pictured on Vapourart website works very well, no wicking issues at all.
I tend to do the lasso now because it's a bit more gentle on the filler. The short loop tends to poke the filler, but it certainly doesn't cause any problems. One loop is enough, it wicks great.
Re-wicking takes less than five minutes.

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If you've not tried one, you're missing out.

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 09:40:44 PM »
Nice thread and pics Stan

Sadly, one of the only atty's I never got on with

Just shows, horses for courses eh :)
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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
Great pictures and useful for anyone that's just bought one for the first time or thinking about getting one, so i think i will make it a sticky :)

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 01:20:11 PM »
well done stan
this is great and i couldn't of said anything better myself

personally i believe its one of the best atties ever made
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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 10:55:46 AM »
I wonder how it'd work if you just filled that sucker up with one giant wick of cotton wool? 

thanks for the pics and such though, I had always wondered how that thing worked.  :)+1  :}-]

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 12:39:29 PM »
This is how I set up the GP Spheroid.

I use 2.5mm silica and 0.25mm kanthal



Attaching the kanthal is the crucial part.
Note that where the kanthal is below the silica I left the leg longer. Also, I make sure that the kanthal is trapped under the thumb screws as you see in the pic, not in the middle or the back:



I use tweezers to lift it up, and I turn it 180 degrees:



Half way there, 90 degrees:




And fully turned, 180 degrees:




Then I wiggle off the kanthal and snip the silica. Test fire and all is done


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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 05:38:58 PM »
Excellent thread Stan...  Many thanks for the great pics and invaluable information...  :)

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 03:33:49 PM »
A note about "filling it up with one giant wick of cotton wool".

Vapor won't make it through cotton (or any other wick, for that matter) - if the cotton cuts off even a portion of the outgoing vapor, well, that amount of vapor will go away.  It's like vaping through a handkerchief - all your "smoke" goes away.

Also, if the air-hole is covered by wet wick, it'll be REAL hard to suck air into the atomizer at all.  Experience speaking.

So you gotta watch out for that.  Air flow around the coil (ALL THE WAY around the coil), as well as in and out of the atomizer itself, must not be impeded by wicking.
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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 03:08:40 AM »
Well, the airflow must be able to flow over either the outside or the inside of the coil. Either works.

I have one build where the inside of the coil is filled with cotton, plus there is a narrow strip on top of the winding. It seems to produce vapor just fine. I do have to be a bit careful or the top strip dries out too much and I get a burnt taste.
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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 09:02:49 PM »
Well, I had the Spheroid on loan initially, but have now bought it...  They're really not like anything else, eh...  sort of frustrating yet compelling, all at the same time...!!!   :D

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2014, 04:15:43 PM »
You've bought it? I guess you have got a good set up and it vapes well now?

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 06:12:50 AM »
Yes, decided to get it in the end Stan...  It has previously had some strongly flavoured, anise based, juice in there and is taking its time in losing that last hint of anise - even after a good clean/wash etc...

In terms of performance, it has never performed badly as such - but it has improved with each change I've made, be that a new build or a tweak to the amount of filler etc...  I suppose that this added to the fading anise thing will combine to the same effect and give this slowly improving performance...

At the moment, I kinda like it more from the challenge of a distinctly different set up to anything else I've ever tried and it's almost like the little sod is poking its tongue out and throwing the gauntlet down, lolol...  It has me determined to get to know it better and I can't help but find it interesting, if that makes much sense...?  It's never going to replace my love for a good Genesis atomiser, but is certainly good enough to "join the team"  :)

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 06:47:02 AM »
Like any other atty, it takes time to get to know it well.
I agree, it won't replace a good genesis atty. It has for me, but only because I lost the ability to build genesis attys. Otherwise, I'd probably still be using them.
On the other hand, I do like them a lot because the flavour is good, and something genesis can't do, these won't leak.

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2014, 09:04:23 AM »
i hate a tainted attie topcookie, nothing worse :(
i had an odyssey ages ago that some one used custard in and it was all ways there even after several hours in cleaning solutions
as for filler i used to use the serra and wrap it around 1 1/2 times rather than 2 also i never found the loop wick much good and just had "bunny ears" either side of the coil sticking up about 1cm
saying that we all do things in different ways

i do miss my spheriod though had 2 for ages and sold them to fund kayfuns and wish i still had one, even if it was just to have a play with every now and then
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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2014, 06:37:22 PM »
Mad how some juices can do that...  they seem to even permeate the rubber o-rings or something...   w:)w

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2014, 06:56:25 PM »
Mad how some juices can do that...  they seem to even permeate the rubber o-rings or something...   w:)w

Scorpons blood, Pluid and anything menthol do that to the o rings on Genesis

I have to change out the o rings on the Bug as it is sitting with Pluid in for a while now
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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2014, 08:33:31 PM »
I've never tried Scorpion Blood, but suspect that's what was originally used in the Spheroid...   :-\

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 07:29:37 PM »
Newest build on the 'roid is the best yet...  The anise taint is fading well now, so with a build of 4/5 wraps of 30awg on a regular loop wick of 2.5mm silica and a resistance of 1.3 ohms, it is vaping rather nicely on the ProVari at the moment @ 3.5 volts...  :)

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 07:48:07 PM »
I think you'll be after the Heron when it's released  :D

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2014, 05:17:38 AM »
Quite looking forward to seeing that bad boy...  :)

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Re: GP Spheroid in detail
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2014, 09:43:24 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2014, 05:57:05 PM »
There seem to be quite a few Herons turning up in the classies on various forums...   w:)w

 


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