Cleaning an Ego-T atty?

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  1. jmpenza

    jmpenza Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    What is the best/safest way to clean an ego-t atty? Thanks for the help
     
  2. Jennie O

    Jennie O Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    YouTube - cozzcon's Channel

    cozzcon has a good demo video...I haven't used it because mine aren't here yet! But all the videos and research I've done, I plan to try this one maybe with Everclear instead of rubbing alcohol.
    Another I liked was the bulb syringe method with hot water...simpler the better for me.
     
  3. mwa102464

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    I do a quick very hot water rinse first, blow it out good then a PGA soak for about 20min then blow that out good and take a hair dryer to the Atty, not real close just hold the hairdryer back a bit to dry the Atty. Then once I have it nice and dry I give it a prime with PG maybe 5 drops then I store the Atty in a small zip lock baggie and suck the air out and stash the Atty for a day or whenever I'm ready to use it again. With my reg 510 Atty's I use them until there performance starts to lack and pitch them in a coffee can, once I have a bunch of them I use the same method but stick them on a metal baking dish and throw them in the oven on the lowest setting thread side up for 20-30 min on that lowest setting, take them all out and prime them with PG then store them all in a bigger zip lock baggie and suck out the air. I also save my stock wrappers and put them back in that first, then the zip lock. Done deal
     
  4. jmpenza

    jmpenza Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    thanks guys
     
  5. Rachus

    Rachus Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've watched cozzcon's and other vids and vids on the dry burn, and vids on the cut-away and disassemble of the atty -- and I have a quick, related question from a newb: if I wanted to just use warm, distilled water, what would be the harm in a minute or two, forced-air (hairdryer) blow through, then a dry burn style "drying". It would seem the mesh, coil, ceramic/plastic basket could withstand the heat of the "dry" burn, and in fact the heating element would actually dry the remaining water on the coils and wick-- no?

    EDIT: Actually, a more simple question: why not just vape distilled water in a tank? (Yeah, might taste pretty awful, or no taste at all, just steam...don't inhale) but juice is what, 75% or more water? In essence, steam-cleaning the works?
     
  6. Sgt. Pepper

    Sgt. Pepper Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was reluctant to try cuzzcon's method; I really didn't like the idea of using a chemical (IPA) in something that i would inhale in my lungs--he does put a disclaimer in the video.

    I did try his method and let the atty dry for 48hrs, but still got that chemical taste even after quite a few draws. So I stopped and re-cleaned the atty along with a couple other atties by using distilled water. I brought the distilled water up to boil, turned off burner, and used a turkey baster to flush all the atties out; and then soaked them in the heated distilled water for 15 minutes and blew out. I let them dry for 24 hours and loaded them up with ejuice and vaped away.

    This method worked very well for me and it will be my choice of cleaning eGo-T atties and atties in general from here on out.

    cheers,
     
  7. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Gatorfan, in addition to distilled water, you can safely use PGA (Everclear) or vodka. And a quick dry burn to get rid of the crud on the coil. I've done it several times without any problems.
     
  8. Sgt. Pepper

    Sgt. Pepper Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks, Katya. I have probably read every way one could go about cleaning atties--lol. I just like the idea of using distilled water...far less impurities than anything else and it's working for me. I didn't mention, but I will do a dry burn after the distilled water. I usually use 70/30 pg/vg and get a week before I need cleaning. A couple juices I use from vaperite are 50/50 and after a couple days the atty will get clogged and I'll blow it out and do a dry burn that brings it back.

    Thanks for your help and comments.

    cheers,
     
  9. Jennie O

    Jennie O Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I feel the same way, I mentioned Everclear in my post...that seems less chemicall-y.
     
  10. Katya

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    Vaperite is rough on the atties, even at 50/50... I know. :)

    But a quick dry burn takes care of it.

    Happy vaping.
     
  11. Katya

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    Everclear is perfect, if you can get it.
     
  12. jmpenza

    jmpenza Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Im terrified of the dry burn, in the region attys the filling under the bridge would burn making the atty disgusting. Is the ego-t atty similiar with a filling inside of it?
     
  13. Jennie O

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    I'm in TX...need to do a liquor store run soon anyway!
     
  14. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah. I love Texas!

    Watch the video from Volcano (and keep an eye on the linked thread--all you ever wanted to know...).
     
  15. parkchanwoo

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    sounds like we've got a winner! I agree with you on tasting the chemicals.. who wants to taste chemicals while vaping.. thats what analogs are for ;)
     
  16. Jennie O

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    If you're going to bring water to a boil anyway, wouldn't tap water then be ok? Realizing that Everclear isn't exactly the most money conscious choice...
     
  17. Sgt. Pepper

    Sgt. Pepper Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No, it would still have minerals and other contaminants. Distilled water is pure and clean with no taste; it leaves nothing behind...and very cheap at .80 a gallon.

    cheers,
     
  18. Jennie O

    Jennie O Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you, I'll try that too!
     
  19. Rachus

    Rachus Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Tried a method tonight, soaked atty for 30 minutes in 'almost boiling' hot water from the water cooler/hot water combo thing at work, blow out from battery end several times, tissues stuck in both ends for about 3 hours (thought there was that they were wicking out the moisture), tissues out, and air dried for another hour, connected to the USB PT battery, and dry burned for 10 seconds - off 1 second - on 4 seconds - off 1, then 4 final seconds...

    Bad burning smell, very bad burning smell - hope it was just the weeks worth of gunk and possibly minerals in the water soak, hoping it wasn't the ceramic (or is it plastic) cup as shown in ShadoEnt's video...anyway, letting it wick a banana juice currently to try to get the burn flavor/scent gone now.
     
  20. divinerebel

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    anyone tried using vinegar is a cleaning solution instead of alcohol , i know its worked great on my clear ce2's.
    it left the wicks and coils clean and white after a quick dry burn.
     
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