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    Default My clearomizer melt!

    So after starting out with the Joyetech Ego-C Kit, I got wiser and started experimenting with clearomizers and tanks.
    It was a blissful experience untill this happened! >_<

    Can anyone tell me what went wrong?
    The plastic drip tip for the clearomizer melt when I took it out for a routine refill.
    Had been vaping on RY4 exclusively for this particular clearomizer.

    Here's a photo for reference:

    My clearomizer melt!-20120601_143903.jpg

    A video in case the photo doesn't tell much:
    http://minus.com/lbqLHx4ogHbKka

    I'm starting to get worried about vaping.

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    That's strange .. I've never seen that before. It looks like the coil got too hot, but I'm not sure why that would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chagrin View Post
    That's strange .. I've never seen that before. It looks like the coil got too hot, but I'm not sure why that would happen.
    Yes I thought so too. But could it be that the RY4 is too 'strong'? Quite worried.
    If I never took off the drip tip I would have continued using the same clearomizer till the juice runs out

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    Probably a reaction of the juice to the plastic. Some juice makes clearos and tanks crack as well. bnrk

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnrkwest View Post
    Probably a reaction of the juice to the plastic. Some juice makes clearos and tanks crack as well. bnrk
    Hm ok. So my question is after this incident, is it still safe to vape?

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    I've never heard of RY4 cracking plastic, and definitely never heard of any juice attacking the drip tip.
    The RY4 isn't acidic, is it?
    At any rate, try the newer CE4+. The plastic is supposed to be reformulated to not crack like the older ones did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathetix View Post
    Hm ok. So my question is after this incident, is it still safe to vape?
    If you cleaned it out and put different juice in it, it should be o.k.
    I have a tank that's all fogged up from juice I had in it before and it's o.k.
    If it still fires up and you dont use the same juice, I don't see what it would hurt.
    It depends on how badly the plastic is damage.
    I've never seen juice melt plastic like that. Usually, it just fogs or cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
    I've never heard of RY4 cracking plastic, and definitely never heard of any juice attacking the drip tip.
    The RY4 isn't acidic, is it?
    At any rate, try the newer CE4+. The plastic is supposed to be reformulated to not crack like the older ones did.

    All due respect I'm not sure that changing to a tank with stronger plastic is the smartest thing to do. If the juice is strong enough to melt plastic maybe that particular juice, or vaping in general, is not safe? Hiding the damage with stronger plastic or stainless steel might cause you to keep vaping without any feedback until it's too late?

    Maybe this is a bad analogy but if this were the Gas Sniffers forum and someone complained that the gas they were sniffing was melting the plastic jug they stored it in, perhaps it would be better for your lungs to stop, rather than continuing by storing the gas in a stronger plastic container?
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    I remember reading in some thread... someone said a cinnamon flavor made their clearomizer mouthpiece soft and malleable. Other than that, I have little to offer. No doubt it's scary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cm7b5 View Post
    All due respect I'm not sure that changing to a tank with stronger plastic is the smartest thing to do. If the juice is strong enough to melt plastic maybe that particular juice, or vaping in general, is not safe? Hiding the damage with stronger plastic or stainless steel might cause you to keep vaping without any feedback until it's too late?

    Maybe this is a bad analogy but if this were the Gas Sniffers forum and someone complained that the gas they were sniffing was melting the plastic jug they stored it in, perhaps it would be better for your lungs to stop, rather than continuing by storing the gas in a stronger plastic container?
    The reaction of certain juices, cinnamon, citrus, cola and any juice high in citric acid to polycarbonate has been known for ages. There's nothing dangerous about the juice, it's just a known chemical reaction. Somewhere around here, there is a member who is maintaining a list of juices known to crack or otherwise damage polycarbonate.

    The new tanks are made with a higher content of polyethylene. Like a milk jug. It is resistant to the acids that attack polycarbonate. There are glass tanks and even tanks made of delrin that owe their existence to the fact that some juice cracks polycarbonate.

    It's always possible that the particular juice in this case contained battery acid or something. But the fact that certain juice damages certain plastics is no mystery and says nothing about the safety of vaping high acid juices or vaping in general. If I vaped RY4, I'd try to see if other vapers had a problem with that particular flavor. If no one did, I'd probably find another juice vendor for it. It's a common flavor and lots of juice makers make it. OTOH, citric acid is added to a lot of juices as a preservative. It could be that this one juice maker used it and nobody else does. Still, nothing to worry about.
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