How often should I clean the heads of my EVOD?

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  1. Dannyboy5691

    Dannyboy5691 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    When, how often and is there anything special I should do or use? Thanks again everyone!
     
  2. Dannyboy5691

    Dannyboy5691 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh and one more question. How do I know if my battery is low. Thanks again everyone!
     
  3. Fludrby

    Fludrby Full Member

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    What is a EVOD? I clean my PVD 's every time I change my eliquid and my drip tips or tops every day.
     
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    EddieAdams Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Vodka or Everclear soak over night helps. NOT Rubbing Alcohol. How often depends on liquid you use. Dark liquid gunks up heads faster. It's really up to you to decide.

    If the soak doesn't help you can dry burn by removing the friction fit center post above the coil and wick. Needle noise pliers. Then With tweezers and a torch remove and dry burn the two flavor wicks. Then place the atomizer into base and then on battery and dry burn the wick and coil in 3 second bursts. Remove burnt crust with toothpick. Then rinse in water or soak in vodka again.

    Reassemble flavor wicks and center post.
    Or rebuild
    Ego type batteries flash 40 times once discharged
     
  6. Dannyboy5691

    Dannyboy5691 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey thanks Eddie! I appreciate the help!
     
  7. Moses195

    Moses195 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I think soaking in alcohol swelled up the rubber parts? So now I just soak them in vinegar for 24-36 hours and have had no problems yet.


    Dana
     
  8. hmlessalky

    hmlessalky Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Haven't had a problem with any swelling myself in PGA. I always toss them in overnight when they start to taste funny or when I am giving the unit a good cleaning. If they still taste bad I replace the 'flavor' wicks. If they still taste bad I rebuild them. I gave up on dry burning them since I never could get them to taste right afterwards.

    Salky
     
  9. Red_Bird

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    Best soak, imo, is all natural.

    1 part white vinegar mixed with 2 parts distilled water. I keep this mixture in a sealed Rubbermaid container, simply drop in the dirty clearo/tank (after running it under hot tap water first!) in the container for about 60 minutes.....Take it out with tweezers and let it dry on paper towels or a rag.
     
  10. Dannyboy5691

    Dannyboy5691 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey Red thanks for the advise. I'll try your way also. Just want to ask, you don't end up with a vinegary taste at all?
     
  11. dast1n

    dast1n Full Member

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    I soak mine overnight in water and then flush them out with running water and set to dry. That said, I like your tip and will try adding vinegar to the mix.
     
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    I find the distilled water with 33% white vinegar in it flushes out chlorine and god knows what else they put in tap water these days.

    It'll make ur next tank in it taste fresh and clean though.
     
  13. Red_Bird

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    Nope. No weird taste at all. Just don't use 100% vinegar! 33% is fine.
     
  14. EddieAdams

    EddieAdams Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Vodka isn't all natural?
     
  15. Red_Bird

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    Its made from ethyl alcohol (vodka).....Can also contain sweetners and other additives. Constant vodka soaks will erode wick material quicker (I'm guessing that this part is true).
     
  16. EddieAdams

    EddieAdams Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    And vinegar contains acetic. To each his own. Vodka leaves no after taste and if you manage to have a coil that out lasts the silica wick material let me know...
     
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