Bad Tasting Atties

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  1. angelique510

    angelique510 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What is the normal lifespan of an RN4072 atty? How do you know when to replace it?

    I use two atties on a daily basis - one for each of my two favorite flavors. After three weeks, they start to taste bad - like burnt plastic. They still vape just fine. I just can't stand the taste. I tried cleaning them with coke, everclear and crest pro. That gets me about one extra cart's worth of vaping, then it tastes bad again.

    It's weird, because my first set of atties did this after three weeks too. I'm wondering if this is their normal life span. I thought atties were done for when they quit producing vapor. I have never heard of this taste problem.

    I like the RN4072 better than my Blucig, for many reasons - but Blu atties last forever. I have some that are six months old and still good as new. I think it would get expensive replacing atomizers all the time, and the reason I am vaping instead of smoking is to save money.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    ~A

    Edited to add: I use mostly Dekang juice and occasionally My Freedom Smokes or DIY Flavor Shack juices with a few drops of Flavor Art flavors.
     
  2. Grenage

    Grenage Super Member ECF Veteran

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    What filler are you using in the carts? When it comes to cleaning atomisers, I tend to wash them once, dry/cook/destroy gunk with several long burns and wash/dry again.

    That said, I don't do this unless I really have to, I go months between cleans.
     
  3. angelique510

    angelique510 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm using blue foam. It's the only thing I have found that doesn't leak.

    ~A
     
  4. uba egar320

    uba egar320 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'll have to try some of your guys cleaning methods,I've yet to bring an atty back to life by washing it.
     
  5. Grenage

    Grenage Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Does it happen with liquids from another supplier? I use 510 attys, but I don't get a bad taste unless I forget to fill up the cart.
     
  6. angelique510

    angelique510 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It happens no matter what I use. Almost like clockwork - three weeks and icky atty.

    ~A
     
  7. Grenage

    Grenage Super Member ECF Veteran

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  8. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Ditto what Grenage said. That method works wonders!
     
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