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Resisting Prohibition and Building a Bigger Tent

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SW10: On this week’s episode we start with some Canadian vape news coming out of Nova Scotia and then move on to discussing prohibition and overregulation in a broader context. We talk about whether compromise with the anti-vaping side is possible and measures that we can take to protect and grow the community.
Here’s a link to CASAA, a consumer advocate group based in the United States: http://www.casaa.org/

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Pushback Against Public Health as Moral Crusaders

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SW9: In this episode we rant a bit about public health officials. If they focused on what they are meant to do we’d all appreciate that (and we’d be better off).
We also discuss some other issues in recent vape news from around the world.

Link to the latest roundup of vape related articles:
https://www.saddlehorseblues.com/blogs/blog-news/top-vape-related-articles-for-april-2020

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The Scoop on Mechanical Mods

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With all the different vape devices available these days, mechanical mods are still quite popular. On this episode I sit down with Brandee and discuss mechanical mods. We talk about the things we like about them as well as some of the things we don’t.  We explain what some of the terms mean and throw in a little trivia as well.

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Interview with Overdrip on DIY

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On this I episode I sit down with Chris AKA Overdrip to discuss DIY e-liquid. Chris talks about the methods he uses and how he arrives at some of his recipes. It’s a fun and informative episode with a fantastic member of the Canadian vape community.

Watch the Green Room every Friday night at 8pm EST on the Frames Janklin channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmq9C-LB7AmUl8N7eHOZkQ

E-liquid recipes and discussions about DIY
https://e-liquid-recipes.com/

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Interview with Logan_exhales

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In this episode I’m excited to have a very special guest. Logan_exhales stops by to discuss harm reduction, advocacy and more including Logan’s show, The Rise and Vape Podcast.
Follow Logan on Twitter: @logan_exhales
Consumer Advocates for Smokefree Alternatives Association: http://www.casaa.org/
Join the Rise and Vape discord: https://discord.gg/hQhNXh

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Other Podcasts We Like

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SW5: Join us on this episode of Spinning Wires where we take a diversion and talk about some of the other podcasts we enjoy listening to.

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Battery Basics and Beyond

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SW4: Batteries have been around for a long time, but it’s only relatively recently that we have had the Lithium Ion cells used in our vaping devices (and other places). We go deep on batteries: from their history, to their composition, different configurations and of course practical safety tips.

Internal Structure of Lithium Ion Battery

Mooch is the authority on battery testing and you should check his data and results whenever you want to know about specific batteries.
Recommendations: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/moochs-recommended-batteries.7593/
Test Results: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/
Mooch’s blog: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blogs/mooch.256958/

Pictures of battery configurations below from https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/serial_and_parallel_battery_configurations

Batteries in Parallel
Batteries in Series
Batteries in Para-Series Configuration

Once you know the Amp limits of your batteries, use this simple Ohms Law calculator for determining safe builds for your particular setup.
https://www.saddlehorseblues.com/pages/calculations

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Tool Talk

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SW3: We’re calling this episode Tool Talk. At the height of rebuildable popularity, I was building about a thousand coils a month for our own shop and others across North America. In this episode, I cover off the tools that you’ll need to get started on building and some that you might want to level up your tool collection. I’ve included a few build tips as well. 

To see examples of some of the tools that I mention in the episode, see https://www.saddlehorseblues.com/collections/tools

See below for a photograph of the knitting needle trick that I mention in the episode. 

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Gaslighting the Vape Community

March 15, 2020

SW2: In this episode we take a lighthearted look at a serious issue: the massive scale gaslighting of the vape community by lobbyists, the media, and some public health officials. Kick back with a vape and a bevvie and see if you can spot the number of times people have tried these very tactics on you. 

The Great Gaslighting (long form on Controversial by Default)

https://controversialbydefault.com/the-great-gaslighting/

Did Somebody Leave the Gaslight On? on SaddlehorseBlues

https://www.saddlehorseblues.com/blogs/blog-news/did-somebody-leave-the-gaslight-on

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Vaping and COVID

March 15, 2020 Spinning Wires

SW1: We cover COVID-19 in our first episode: where we are with it right now, how it has affected the vape industry, propaganda, and what you can do to protect yourself and help to flatten the curve. Don’t worry, we try not to get too heavy about it. 

Note: numbers are constantly changing, as expected. As of Sunday March 15th, the number of tests performed in Canada was at about 25,000 and the number of confirmed cases had increased to 300. Looking for updates? Check out the links below.

Health Canada COVID-19 Outbreak Update: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID19:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Worldometers- tracking COVID19:  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/