Building My E Pipe Supplies list…
Ever feel like your standing at the bottom of Mt. Everest looking up? Trying to figure out how the heck you’re ever going to climb this mountain.
That is how I’ve felt since starting this journey towards figuring out how to build e pipes.
I mean it’s pretty straight forward, make something into a shape resembling a pipe; put the necessary parts in it and vape it right?
From my viewpoint that answer is yes and no, trying to be organized and build my e pipe supply list so when I get the parts, I build my pipe and thus share it all with you so you can build your e pipe.
My supplies list so far includes
- A pipe (made from either wood or clay)
- A battery (I’m going to go with an 18350)
- A switch (I’m using a manual switch)
- Magnets to hold the cap on
- Wire and connectors
- A pipe stem (I’m making this as well)
- Heat Shrink
- Vape Safe (circuit protector)
Sounds simple on paper I know but let’s take a closer look.
The E-Pipe Supplies Scary Part…
You give me a wrench and I will turn it, a hammer and I will make it move or break it trying. When it comes to e-pipe switches I’m a complete and utter newb. I know just enough about electricity to be dangerous. However, I found Michael D, he is a true saving grace, explains really well, and makes his videos interesting and easy to watch. Watching his videos have given me a glimmer of hope that I will actually be able to build and use my e-pipe one day.
Deciding on my E-pipe switch…
There are two types of switch that I know of to choose from, an automatic or manual switch.
- An automatic e-pipe switch works by putting the pipe to your mouth and taking a draw and getting vapor.
- A manual e-pipe switch works by pressing a button, activating the electronics and getting vapor.
Of the two choices I’ve decided to go with a manual switch. The biggest reason is the ability to make custom switches.
Remember in my first article I spoke of making themed e pipes, going with a manual switch will allow me to even tie the switch into the theme of the e pipes I build.
Where to get my e-pipe supplies
From the research I’ve conducted so far it seems that I can get most of the supplies I need locally. Most of the e pipe supplies I can get from radio shack or other local stores for relatively cheap.
The only thing that bothers me with buying the vaping parts mainly the battery is that the local vape shops tend to be more expensive than online. However, if I ordered it online I may get a cheaper price but still pay for shipping. So in the end I think may work itself out. I will let you know for sure which is cheaper.
I think that this is going to be a very fun project and I hope that I’m able to do it properly. My biggest hold up at the moment is I’m saving to me a lathe so that I can turn my choice of wood e pipe.
In the mean time all my energy is going into learning what I can about making my e-pipe and the e pipe supplies that go into it. This will be a evolving and changing list as I get deeper into buying the e-pipe supplies
so please check frequently and share this with anyone you may know that might be interested.