Added: Nov 27, 2011

From: tvf200gatlin

Duration: 5:57

DIY e-pipe mod for under $20. Uses eGo/510 connector and 1200mAh battery. Takes about an hour to make.Here's my shopping list with prices as of November 2011:Kalamazoo Vapor Shop - TrustFire Protected 18350 3.7V 1200mAh 2 Pack $13.99 ($6.99 ea)MadVapes - 3185 Empty Small eGo Tube $0.59MadVapes - 10516 Black Ego Cone with Silver Trim $3.99Liberty Flights - E-Cig Battery Connectors eGo battery connector $1.59Liberty Flights - E-Cig Battery Connectors eGo-T Electronics set $3.19 Ebay - 5"Haojue Large Briar Style Tobacco Smoking Pipe #50089 $1.99Home Depot (Electrical Dept.) - Halex PVC ¾" snap-in bushing No. 27252 10-pack $1.90 ($0.19 ea)Home Depot (Electrical Dept.) - ACC ½" Knock Out Seal No. 26071 4-pack $1.26 ($0.32 ea)Home Depot (Plumbing Dept.) - # 27937 Hose Washer and O-ring Combo 12-Pack $1.19 ($0.10 ea)Scraps of Ethernet wire, electrical tape, solder, black spray paint.12-1-2011 Update:I just got an eGo mega dual coil flat tip cartomizer from MadVapes, Soaked it in TopVapor Butter Rum overnight, and this thing tastes awesome and vapes like a beast!

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juliens64 Says:

Nov 24, 2012 - if you want to sell it contact me i'm very interested in. But i can't do it.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Jun 21, 2013 - Anywhere on the sleeve. The sleeve itself is the negative contact.

Yoda Says:

Dec 29, 2011 - did you solder more wire to the pre-existing wires on the electronics or did you rewire it?

HughPawsey Says:

Jan 8, 2013 - tvf! Great video. Was wondering if this mod would accomodate a ce5 clearomizer instead of the cartomizer you're using?

jonathan rooke Says:

Oct 28, 2012 - Really good pipe mod, i use the same pipes in the uk, i never thought to recharge with the ego switch, i will have to do that next time. thanks tvf200gatlin

tvf200gatlin Says:

Dec 31, 2011 - @kevinwat11 - I soldered some extra wire to the black and red wires that needed to reach the battery. I also needed to run an extra black wire so that the negative on the battery would make contact with the outside metal body of the switch. Normally, when wiring this straight into an ego metal battery tube, the negative pole of the battery can just make contact with the tube. But since the battery in this epipe is in the plastic pipe bowl away from the metal tube, I had to run a jumper wire.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Feb 3, 2012 - @thedavetionary I wondered about this as well, but when I took apart one of my other e-cig batteries, I found that the wires inside were soldered directly to the batteries. The cells inside my camera battery packs are soldered as well. As far as the charging goes, I don't swap the battery out, but just use a standard e-go charger on the switch fitting, just as I would with any e-go battery.

care0line93 Says:

Feb 7, 2012 - i cant find the electronics for this build you got a link

MrMeanpie Says:

Jun 22, 2013 - I think it would look amazing with something like the rocket sax clearomizer

tvf200gatlin Says:

Dec 20, 2011 - @LordThree - I'm not sure about the e-power switch, because I've only used the eGo electronics kit. My battery is 3.7v 1200mAh, so you should be fine with any battery as long as you don't exceed 3.7v. The main thing that's going to fry the switch is excessive current (amperage), and that all depends on the type of atty/cart you have on there. (e.g. LR and or high voltage attys/carts)

tvf200gatlin Says:

Jun 21, 2013 - I think I ground out the inside because the battery wouldn't quite fit. Then it was prone to rattling around, so I added the rubber washers as shock absorbers.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Jan 23, 2013 - It's not awkward to hold it, but it's most comfortable if you use your thumb for the button. This means that you're not quite holding it as you would a regular pipe, almost, but your thumb lies up the stem instead of wrapped around the bowl. If you've got small hands it might be a little awkward, though.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Jan 9, 2013 - It will accommodate anything with a 510 or eGo fitting, although I have had random inconsistencies with the depth of the center contact point - about one out of 10 of the Smoktech mega dual coil cartos won't make contact. This sometimes happens with my regular eGo batteries as well...

Ryan Welsh Says:

Jun 11, 2013 - This might be a dumb question: If your wires are soldered directly to the battery, what's your method for charging it?

butt head Says:

Aug 18, 2012 - great idea but what about making it rechargeable???

tvf200gatlin Says:

Dec 13, 2011 - @dormidoj - Yes, I just use the USB eGo fast charger.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Feb 7, 2012 - @care0line93 try vaporgeek's website under > TOOLS /ACC /DIY » Adapters/Connectors » eGo electronics set

tvf200gatlin Says:

Aug 19, 2012 - It is rechargeable. Use any eGo charger.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Jan 26, 2012 - @penru I think you'd lose all of the cost-effectiveness of this set-up if you had to compensate someone for their time and labor in putting this together for you. Also, since my soldering skills are not really great, I wouldn't feel comfortable in making one of these for someone else to use. If you got all of the materials together, maybe you could find a friend with some decent soldering skills to do it for you for free or for a 12-pack of beer or something....?

defdock Says:

Sep 2, 2013 - id guess the same way you charge an ego. just screw it on the ego conection and let it charge. idk shit about this mod so idk if thats even possible, but thats what im assuming

Dave Drogowski Says:

Feb 2, 2012 - Soldering directly onto the battery seems sort of dangerous and not optimal for swapping out / recharging. How about epoxying some battery terminals to the bowl and cap, and wiring to those?

tvf200gatlin Says:

Apr 26, 2013 - It looks like MadVapes is out of stock. In comparing my SmokTech eGo Mega dual coil cartomizer, it looks like the diameter is the same as the empty eGo tube. So you might want to buy one of these cartos, then after it's used up its useful life (about a week of vaping for me), you can then cut it up to the desired length.

tvf200gatlin Says:

Jan 23, 2013 - BTW, I found that soldering small lead wires first, then soldering those onto the switch wires made it possible to test for shorts before having the switch permanently soldered.....if this makes sense.

CH121S Says:

Jan 22, 2013 - i like it. but i wanna see you vape on it. cause i wanna see how awkward it is to use that button if it at all. thanks for the idea though!

moviking Says:

Dec 28, 2013 - Great idea & vid, thx for posting :)