How often do you dry burn your coils?
Relatively new to RBA's: I have a DUD that i've been using for about 2 or 3 weeks -- its quickly become my go to atomizer, although I hesitate to take it with me during the day as I like throwing my provari with a carto tank in my pocket and never worrying about leaks
Anyway, I'm using a 325 SS wick and a 4/3 wrap of 32 Kanthal.
I heard someone somewhere say something about dry burning your coils every so often, and I noticed that a fair bit of gunk built up on my coil, so I turned the device down to a low voltage and dry burned the coils until all were glowing hot...did this a few times and upped the voltage slowly -- gave me a nice opportunity to check for any shorts and make sure everything was looking good.
Noticed afterward that flavor, vapor, TH were all improved -- i was pleased. So, is this someone everyone does and if so, how often do you do it? Every morning? Once in a while when noticing a decrease in performance? And, is there any risk in reducing the longevity of a wick due to the dry burning? I dont care much about decreasing coil life (i think wrapping coils is fun) but a nice wick is a precious commodity for me, especially b/c i oxidize w/o a torch since i've been cheap and haven't bought one yet...so needless to say making up new wicks is a big pain