Great method from the OP. Thanks for the steps...cleaned my atty today and it's working wicked good now. Thanks again!
Wicked? Ah, yes, New Hampshire.
Thank you! I'm so glad I found this method before I tried anything else. I was getting a bad burning flavor off my LR 510. I follwed the instructions here and my atty is back to normal... I love people on the ECF
Thanks for sharing this!!!
I have been cleaning & dry cleaning 2 Joye 510 attys all along but something has finally gone wrong.
After the last 2 dry burns first time the vapor production dropped a lot, and now they seem to have stopped wicking altogether. The coil still gets plenty hot, and there's a cart full of liquid there... but next to no vapor production. Any idea what's going on here? Did I finally burn off the atty wick? I've blown out liquid, but very little is coming out so it doesn't appear the coils are over saturated.
Don't get me wrong - they have had a long life as far as attys go. One of then I started using the 4th of July weekend, the other about mid-August. I was just wondering what happened and if it's still possible to resurrect them. Hot coil - no vapee.
Rick, maybe the problem here is that your cartridges aren't delivering the liquid as they should. A lot of people use the dripping technique (drip 2-3 drops of liquid directly onto the atty bridge - the mesh bit) then simply vape that because the standard 510s are pretty notorious for this.
I think it would definitely be worth you trying this just to establish if that's what is causing the vapour failure, if you get a few decent puffs after doing that then that's what is going wrong. I use 901s a lot 'cos I prefer them for flavour and definitely have had some carts that just don't release the liquid very well - it just sits there in the filler, maybe you got some like that?
Though it does sound as if those atties have given you pretty good service and I'd say they don't owe you anything if they have given up the ghost after that much use. Nothing lasts forever, after all - specially not atties!!
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These are Joye 510 attys - they have that square-ish metal bridge.
Yeah, one of the things I did try was direct dripping onto the bridge - they just aren't producing vapor. Not enough to bother with.
I asked my vendor and her take on this is: Despite the cleaning and dry burning you can reach a point where the wicking material is just crusted. In effect, it's just in the way now and that's why direct dripping didn't work either. As to my question about whether I burnt off the wicking she said the wicking material can't burn.
I'm going to de-bridge one just for the learning experience - to see what the wicking material looks like. You can't remove the wicking from a Joye 510 atty so de-bridging is the only use for them now. After that it's onto direct dripping for that one! First I may try going through my potions and elixirs: Soaking in Coke, repeated baking soda and vinegar attempts, to see if I can get the crud off the wicking material. Just experiments now.
You're right - I have no complaints about life span. I'm just technically curious about what happened. And I do know they would have never lasted this long without dry burns. Before dry burning I could get an atty to work for 8 weeks - tops - before the coil popped. Hey! My coils are still working.
As my vendor says "Dry burning an atty might kill it in the process. Not dry burning an atty at all will definitely kill it."
I just wanted to hop in and say thanks! I had some old attys lying around and wanted to try dripping. Alls I got was flooding and a horrid burning taste. I boiled them for 15 mins and followed the exact instructions. Now I'm dripping on a freshly cleaned and debridged atty and it's wonderful!
Has anyone tried this cleaning tech with the eGo-C attys?