The AGA Hydra- Rebuildable Atomizer In Stainless Steel
This is called Birkshire on another website, the factory name is "AGA". I picked the name "Hydra, because it performs more than one fucntion as an atomizer and plus.. it's cool)
New! an affordable STAINLESS rebuildable atomizer with a tank system holding up to 3+ml
NOTE: This is pre-assembled
Most rebuildable atomizers are not for beginners but if you choose to stick with the standard wick and coil setup you can simply purchase premade wick and coil.
Made with Stainless steel. Yes.. stainless steel at $25.99 (what a "steel" LOL)
Can be disassembled and put back together in minutes, very easy to clean, use and rebuild with some experience or practice.
20.4mm Overall Diameter
52mm Overall Length assembled (without drip tip)
1 AGA Unit only, no drip tip.
New: Now comes with a parts kit :
(1) Wick (1) Coil - but probably enough for a few wicks
Orings (3) seals (2) Screws (1) Washer
Please note: due to the rebuildable nature of this item, there are no refunds and no exchanges unless there is a defective part ie, a screw is bad or something similar. Vape quality with the included wick and coil is not warrantied as it is fully customizable.
Direct From Rolygate at ECF... a Warning:
Please note very carefully that rebuildable atomizer coils and wicks have known risks.
Rebuildables are for experts, not average or beginner vapers with no multimeter or knowledge of how to use a meter, or when a meter must be used, or how electronic devices work. These materials cannot safely be used by the inexperienced or those without basic knowledge of electronics.
This is because:
1. A rebuildable coil/wick MUST be tested carefully with a meter before it is used.
2. If it is not tested it may damage the device it is used on.
3. Faulty wicks/coils WILL blow electronic devices.
4. New coil/wick units must be tested and then used first on a strong basic electrical APV such as a Silver Bullet, that will not be destroyed by a short circuit.
5. No new coil/wick assembly should be used on an electronic device until known to be safe.
6. These items destroy electronic devices if faulty. This is a known issue.
7. These items have inherent risks and may go faulty at any time even if they were originally in good working order. The owner bears the cost of equipment damaged as a result.
8. RAs or RTAs must only be used on equipment that cannot be seriously damaged or harm the user. In practice this could mean an electrical device with a hot spring (fuse) or an electronic device that will not activate if there is a short-circuit (a dead short). Unfused devices or unprotected electronic devices will suffer damage when used with a faulty RA or RTA.
copied from ECF forums.
Posted by James on 28th Apr 2013
Added this and an aga-T+ to my collection. Came with a parts kit which turned out to come in handy. I'm really liking this Rba and will continue to produce huge clouds w/ it. It's currently on my k100 empire clone that I got here from DV. I wrapped a solid 400 ss mesh wick w/ a 3/4 wrap kantal ribbon 32g sitting at 0.9ohms. It took a lot of fiddling to get the top hotspot out. It seems the center post is a lot farther from the small wick hole thus causing the top coil to heat up. My fix was to wrap my wick a little fatter at the top. After a day of vaping and fiddling it hits like a truck. I love the look of it and how stout it is. It took me a little while to find a drip tip that would fit. I drilled out the air hole a little bigger and I might even make the wick hole a little larger but out of the box it's great. Make sure you take it apart and thoroughly inspect all of the o-rings and threads. Mine had a large burr on the bottom of the tank thread that actually destroyed the o-ring. That is the only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars. It came off easy enough and the repair parts saved me from having to find the right size replacement o-ring. Thanks Eric at DV!
Posted by Matt H on 3rd Apr 2013
I got my hydra in today washed it out and built my ss 500 wick and 32gk wire in a few minutes. Mine is about 2 ohms right now and my vamo is set at 4V. Although the performance is going to vary on how you build it I'm getting a great experience. The air hole is a little tight but I'm planning on drilling it out a bit. It's very easy to work with and built to last as far as I can see. I'd recommend the hydra to any beginners and even some veterans.
Posted by Nick on 9th Mar 2013
This thing has a little heft to but is nice, very solid, strong build and works great with the wick or mesh wick. Will be getting some more RBA's to try and it will be from here at discountvapers.com
Posted by Shelton W on 4th Mar 2013
So after much deliberation I broke down and bought the Hydra. After two days of messing with it I got it to work and couldn't be HAPPIER. This thing is amazing and I will definitely be getting another RBA from these guys. Great job Discount Vapers.
Posted by DarklyNoon on 7th Jan 2013
Looks nice on the Provari, hits like the AGA-T. Air hole is small for my taste, but that was easily remedied with a drill.
Posted by Frances on 1st Jan 2013
I've been enjoying the AGA-Hydra for over a month with stainless mesh wick and it is well worth the bucks spent ... well made and works awesome. I prefer a tight-ish draw and did not mod the air hole and still get fantastic vapor and flavor. Great for table-top vaping but it's just too big (and HEAVY) for on-the-fly ... which is when you really NEED a tank. It's really too heavy for my tube mod and, since you need to store it upright if you don't plug the fill hole between vaping sessions (ha! remember those?), it's way too easy to tip over. Sooooooooo ... now I need to find a beefier mod (variable wattage with a LOW center of gravity for the table top) to keep this vaping beast from killing my table. YES, THAT'S A HINT, ERIC!
Posted by Clark Blocher on 20th Dec 2012
I have had the Hydra for a while now and I can say that with a little fiddling this is a great RA. The air hole might not line up but that's easily fixed by sanding the top cap a bit until it does;);) The positive post was a little loose at the top but also easy fix. Just a little heat shrink on the post to thicken it up. That done and this atty has been blowing clouds of vapor for weeks:)
Posted by Tadeus on 26th Oct 2012
received the Hydra beginning of this week and what a surprise, a beauty in all stainless steel. after taking it apart,cleaning and reassembling I've prepped the wick and coil (I did the silika in 3 openings coiled up with 30 gage kanthal to 2.4 Ohms)fired up that beauty with my ZMAX and I can tell you guys it perfectly matches the diameter of the ZMAX and the complete device is a dream. as the previous review mentioned the air hole is also for me to small since I like the draw also more airy, so I opened it up a bit. So far it is number 2 on my rebuildables right after the Kayfun but went way up ahead of the DID and the Ihybrid. The Hydra is now my all day device btw I"m using the tip which came with the Griffin. I had just to use a thicker o-ring to have a tighter fit but it looks awesome on the Hydra. thank you Eric for this nice piece of art and the quick handling and shipping.
Posted by Bruce Brewer on 20th Oct 2012
I got the Hydra yesterday and was suprised how easy it was to take apart and put back together.You will want to wash all the parts in hot water before you use it.I was able to build and season a ss 400 mesh wick and do a 5/4 wrap with 30 awg kanthel wire in about 20 min,filled it up,fired it up after vapeing about an hr the wick and coil began to break in nicely. THe hydra puts out a lot of vapor and the throat hit and flavor are spot on. the air hole is small and the draw alittle tight so i drilled it out to 1/16,i like an airy draw, am getting tons of vapor and excellent flavor.you cant go wrong with the Hydra at 27.95 for an all ss R.A.T 5 stars all the way. Thanks Eric for another great product and the excllent customer service.