This is the support page for the Creek. The page will be updated gradually, as more feedback and inquiries keep coming in.
1. Getting Started
2. Tips and Tricks
Below you can read some really useful tips and tricks about your Creek RDA. Maintenance, rebuilding and any other procedure are much easier if you take into account the following info:
There is no need for boiling/cleaning preparation of your new Creek RDA before first use. All parts are cleaned in ultrasonic bath and sterilised with hot steam before assembled and put in the box.
However, before using your Creek RDA for the first time and after any washing/maintenance of its components, always lubricate the o-rings and the surfaces of collaborating parts, by using your e-liquid as a lubricating medium. This will ensure long life and optimal function of the device and its real time adjustments. Especially o-rings around the Base that tend to be over-stressed with the air adjustment need this, more than any other part of the device.
**No need to overdo with this. A cotton swab is what you just need, to lubricate without excessive quantity of e-liquid. One pass around o-rings and surfaces of collaborating parts will do the job.**
Especially red and transparent white o-rings should be handled with attention while assembling/disassembling, as they are silicon o-rings (thus softer than NBR black o-rings).
The Creek incorporates a simple locking mechanism via a one-way alignment design of its Base and Top Cap.
This ensures compliance with TPD child-proof requirement, also protecting you from accidental opening of the device, eg when carried in your bag or pocket.
To unlock, rotate Top Cap on Base until you align the large side slot (DL air flow slot) of the Top Cap with the slot of the Base right beneath. The Top Cap is now in “unlock” position. Hold Base firmly and pull the Top Cap up, making sure the slots are still aligned.
It is very important that you align the two large slots of the Base and Top Cap with attention when trying to open (disassemble) or close back on (re-assemble). If the large slots are not perfectly aligned, the device won’t open or close, and there a danger of causing damage to its o-rings or other parts if forced in a wrong way.
Rebuilding the Creek
Rebuilding procedure is quite straightforward, however there are some useful tips you need to know before rebuilding.
The two small, half circle cut outs on the rims of the Base are there for you to align the coil properly. They also allow some extra space if you need to lower your setup right above the air hole.
Better orient the legs of the coil downside. This will allow a. the cotton to cover the legs and b. to position the coil closer to air flow.
Pole screws should be screwed down all the way in order to grab the coil edges firmly in place. Do not overdo with this, as this will end up to wear and tear much quicker than normal. Don’t forget the purpose: The wire should have a firm electric connection with the poles. You won’t need to hang anything from the coil, so there is no need to use all the torque of the world when screwing down.
Top Cap O-rings
The standard o-ring which comes pre-installed inside the Top Cap rim, as well as its replacement in the bag of spares, ensure a normally tight collaboration with the two wide-bore drip tips of the Creek. However, you may find an extra fatter o-ring inside the bag of spares, which offers super tight collaboration with the Top Cap. This will help those that use really long 510 drip tips on top or anyone needing their mouth piece to sit “glued” on top of the Top Cap. Installing this fatty o-ring requires being really cautious, as it is purposefully oversized and thus hard to install inside its housing groove of the Top Cap.