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My Atty Resurrection Method

Discussion in 'Atomizers and Cartridges' started by highping, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. dres22

    dres22 Full Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Sellersville, PA, USA
    Great info for new dripper.
     
  2. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    I"ve had atties last 4-6 months. I attribute that to never dry burning them. I rinse them out carefullly at end of day and put up to dry, sometimes an everclear soak......never have dryburned a good atty. I think it weakens the coils JMHO
     
  3. e30ernest

    e30ernest Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2013
    Philippines
    Nice thread! I cleaned my RBAs this way and they are performing great!

    I'm now trying this to some old 510s that have been underperforming. The ones I have are 1.5 ohms. The crud seems pretty thick there since it's taking some time to actually get them to glow. However I noticed they started heating up my eGo battery. Is this normal?
     
  4. oatmeal

    oatmeal Full Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Canada
    This worked like a charm! I had 2 attys that were all gunked up which was screwing with the resistance, but now they're good as new! I was nervous at first, as I've heard a lot of people say to never dry burn your atty... but I figured these two were pretty much toast anyway.

    Thanks so much for this awesome guide! :D:D I'm just tickled!
     
  5. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    lv
    Some good info here!
     
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    Nov 4, 2013
  7. Ed Nantista

    Ed Nantista Full Member Verified Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    Long Island NY
    Im afraid my attys might smell like last nights dinner if I did that, lol.
     
  8. pnut599

    pnut599 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Michigan, USA
    Ok, so I cleaned my atty's and most of them work great. I have 2 that are very stange. They are getting hot, but no vapor. Drip some more, no vapor again and again. Any ideas what could be happening here?

    I read somewhere about someone pushing up something through the hole on the bottom. I didn't pay attention much as I didn't need that info at the time. Great question eh? Ignore this comment if it doesn't make sense. lol
     
  9. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Sounds like they're flooded. Try blowing them out real good and then just dripping two or three drops.
     
  10. pnut599

    pnut599 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Michigan, USA
    I thought that too and tried again. Still very little vapor. Weird thing I noticed now is it's only getting warm not hot no matter what voltage or how long I hold the button. Could it be on it's way out? It's not that old. Maybe a month. It's a 510 can't remember what resistance, but another really strange thing. I just tested it and it's reading 9.3 lol that can't be good.
     
  11. NancyB

    NancyB Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    AZ/USA
    Hi folks - thought I'd post a little 'progress' I made lately using some 'clear EVOD tanks' from Vice's E-cigs online store...

    I had an issue of them slightly leaking while being stored in a cigar box near my chair in our 5th wheel...

    so I had some barely old T32 tanks I had bought off Fast Tech (the plastic cracked soon upon use and then leaked through the cracks - ie, don't bother buying that style!!) -
    so, I removed the 'flat' silicon ring from the top of the base of the T32 clearomizers/tanks and washed them up and let them dry...
    Then on my clear evods, I took the base off the tank, removed the atty head, and then removed the round silicon ring at the bottom of the base, then put on the flat silicon ring standing up (ie, not laying flat against the bottom of the groove at the base), then added the round silicon ring next to it.
    I left the upper flat silicon ring in it's groove. I filled or refilled the tank, added back the atomizer head to the base and screwed the base to the tank top and tried them out - no difference in the vaping, but I've certainly seen a difference in the leaks over the last couple days in my box!!!! So, it worked!!! YEAH!! haha

    Note: I had tried 2 round silicon rings - those were too fat for the groove; also tried a flat ring next to a round ring (didn't take off the round ring 1st, just added the flat ring next to it) and didn't like that set up - the flat ring stuck up higher than the round ring did...
    and found my 3rd try of removing the round ring at the bottom, putting on the flat one 1st, then the round one - worked best!

    So for all you evod lovers that have bought cheap ones from Fast Tech, or those of you who've found the clear evods on Vice's e-cig store, try this and I think you'll be quite happy with the results (for cheap!)...

    Now, I have 10 more to do, so anyone who knows where to purchase about a dozen of these flat silicon washers, please let me know!!

    NancyB
     
  12. Johnnysb
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  13. NancyB

    NancyB Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    AZ/USA
    Well, glad you like the tip. I shared my success with Vice's e-cigs and she said she'd look into finding 'us' some flat silicon washers - so am patiently waiting (grin) for what she learns in her search.
    I checked everywhere online and haven't found them yet (under 'flat silicon washers') - also I don't know their size, except the center hole is a 'wire gauge' name (0 or 00), but what country's wire gauge, I don't know - and whether the thickness and the outer diameter are measured in inches, mm's, cm's, etc. I'm also in the dark on.
    Who said at 70 you're not still learning things? haha but it's all fun though, to find inexpensive things to make other inexpensive things work a bit better, right? So we can vape on and not worry about breaking the budget.
    NancyB
     
  14. EBates

    EBates Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2013
    Texas
    Whoever you got those attys from needs them back. And it's questionable whether you should accept a replacement
     
  15. Katdarling

    Katdarling Bling Kween and spreadsheet monster. ;) Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2011
    The Danger Zone


    I'm not sure I would agree with you on that, EBates. I have never heard of an atty arriving withOUT "primer fluid" on it. As DC2 posted, Rolygate has determined it's residual manufacturing cutting fluid. It simply needs to be cleaned out.
     
  16. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    I flush all my atties out with pg when I get em, and they are good to go.
     
  17. Reason

    Reason Full Member

    Mar 8, 2013
    Riverton, Utah
    I agree the dark liquids do diminish the flavor and vapor more rapidly.
     
  18. Herb396

    Herb396 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    NJ
    Just tried this method as I was about to break out a new atty, worked like a charm. thanks for sharing,,saved me some $$ on new attys!!
     
  19. Boletus

    Boletus Super Member ECF Veteran

    You just saved me a chunk of money and an untold amount of frustration. My Joyetech EGO was performing poorly and inconsistently, but now it is kicking butt again. Since my setup is stock Joye with the manual battery, the suggestions you offer in #51 were quite helpful; I just leaned on that button until the battery shut off, let off, and then leaned on it again, until the atty was cleaned. I did do the two cycles as described in the OP, and now the taste as well as the vapor production is great. Might I suggest folding the info in #51 into the OP, so other noobs like me (but maybe with shorter attention spans) have more chance of success?

    At any rate, thanks.
     
  20. The Outlaw Dripper

    The Outlaw Dripper Full Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Arizona
    Thank you so much for this!! I followed your video and it helped so much!. I no longer have that horrible burn taste and I think it work a lot better!
    Thank you!:)
     
  21. The Outlaw Dripper

    The Outlaw Dripper Full Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Arizona
    Sorry posted in wrong forum oops!
     
  22. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Well that was interesting.

    A good dry burn will almost always remove the burnt taste from your atomizer.
    So I thought you were on target with your first post.
    :)
     

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