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Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Newmikey, Feb 27, 2018.

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  1. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

    Feb 26, 2018
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  2. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Better to just get a rebuildable tank and build your own. Lot easier than all that and burning off the gunk and rewicking gets you fresh new taste. For cents worth of cotton and wire a month.

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  3. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

    Feb 26, 2018
    I don't see how that would be "better" or "easier". It might very well be "cheaper" indeed but I'm a vaping consumer as opposed to a vaping hobbyist. I'm enthusiastic about vaping as a way out of smoking but don't necessarily see it as a learning goal in life or a new way to focus my gadget spending on, sorry!
     
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  4. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    If you haven't used a RTA you wouldn't understand just how much "better" and "easier" they really are.
     
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  5. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

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  6. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    Your post and my reply was not about the use of drop in coils, they are about the CLEANING of drop in coils.
     
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  7. Newmikey

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  8. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    I'll have to try cleaning again someday. I used to use a syringe that adapted to the atty and sucked microwaved water in and out. Never considered it to be too cost effective boiling on the electric stove. The syringe was good for blowing excess water out too.
    Welcome to the board. I too am not a hobbyist.
     
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  9. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Ya know, I only use unflavored and I toss coils because of burnt taste. Wondering if cleaning would even help me.
     
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  10. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

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  11. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    I also use unflavored, and when a coil is gone, it's gone as far as I'm concerned.

    I typically get a solid 3-5 weeks out of a sub-ohm Kanger or SMOK coil (about 100-120ml/week). At that point, they are trash as far as I'm concerned. Cotton isn't even that dirty when I've disassembled them. However, cotton will lose some of it's wicking properties over time. After prolonged use with unflavored juice, the coil heads start to leak in my experience becuase the cotton is just BAD at that point. Time to toss 'em and move on.

    At the risk of being 'off topic', I use both premade coils and rebuildables. I do find rebuildables much easier/quicker than trying to clean premade coil heads. You're becoming somewhat of a hobbyist in my opinion when you try to start cleaning coils and the like. And is IS quicker to just pulse the coil in a rebuildable and rewick than attempt to clean a head. Also for flavor chasers and vape quality, I've yet to find a premade coil that will stand up to almost any rebuildable. So it's not just about being a hobbyist. That's all the other folks were saying.
     
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  12. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

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  13. papergoblin

    papergoblin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    alabama
    I think his point was by the time you fill a pan with water, get it to boil, wait 10 minutes, wait another 5 or 10 to cool, and finally wait for the cotton to dry out...one could build a coil and have been vaping.

    As for a life goal, you've put more effort into trying to clean a coil (figuring out a method) than many do building or just buying a $2 coil. You were just being offered a piece of advice about simplicity of rewicking, if you were to build.

    Now for better or easier, that's personal preference we each have to judge. I can say it is easier and better for me to use a dripper with coils I built because they last longer and I feel I get better flavor. My coils can last up to 3 months and wicks can last up to 2 to 3 weeks before changing.

    That's my choice though and not for everyone. You're not into building, nothing wrong with that at all. However, just because someone says something contrary to your view doesn't make them wrong or off topic, as it still pertains to coil changing. A simple response of you don't want to build would have sufficed, there was no call to attack someone.

    I personally would say boiling could be a bad idea. Boiling could cause bacteria to grow in a coil, if it isn't properly boiled and dried or stored improperly. I also have had times when I tried it, that it brought off flavors afterwards and was just much more simple to buy a new coil and be done with it.

    That's my personal view though, doesn't mean I'm right and you're wrong. Just means we see things differently.
     
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  14. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

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  15. papergoblin

    papergoblin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    alabama
    Well depending on what you are using to blow them dry can push bacteria into the damp cotton. True doing it correctly can minimize risks, but you did not say how to correctly do it in the first post. Someone could follow your advice boil quickly and throw them in a box to dry. Then boiling under a certain length of time won't kill all bacteria, well boiling won't anyways. Kinda seems risky to me personally on a cheap coil.

    For topic that is when you start a new thread, not completely when responding. Now you described in your post what you are doing and were offered a rebuttal to what in their opinion is easier. The topic is still about replacing or reusing coils, so very similar.

    Now as for your coil comment, you did not understand what I wrote. I said buy a new coil instead of reusing (boiling). Your tank takes coils you buy or I guess I should say coil head if you want to be particular. Those are what you are boiling, but can just as easily buy. So can you see how silly your comment and condescending attitude are? Buying and screwing in a new coil in a NautilusX is much simpler than boiling and drying a used one, plus safer.

    I never said stock coils are silly, so you are wrong. Know many who love them, some of my family included. I just simply stated that I prefer rebuilding if going to the point of boiling used coils. I did say it's silly to boil a $2 coil head, when it's much safer to buy new ones. My life and lungs are worth more than a $2 part, that may or may not pick up something nasty during a boiling and dry process.

    EDIT: If this seems out of place it is due to Newmikey changing what he said about my post to a period (.) and was a response to him.
     
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  16. Newmikey

    Newmikey Full Member

    Feb 26, 2018
    Honestly? I'm done with the subject altogether. My sincere apologies for posting anything to begin with, won't make that mistake again.
     
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    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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  18. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Well you stated that the the boiled coils wasn't as good as a new one, so a newly made coil or a rewicked one would be better than a not as good as new one.

    It is easier because it takes less time to make a coil than the time it would take to get water heated to the boiling point.

    I can recoil and wick a RTA or burn off and rewick one in less than 5 minutes.

    If you prefer boiling your coils, fine but no need to get hostile. You posted a comment, so expect others to post what may be differing opinions to yours.

    I am not a hobbyist either and as for comparing to ease of smoking, I don't remember having to boil filters, etc to smoke. Just took one out of pack and lit it.
     
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  19. Mrdaputer

    Mrdaputer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2014
    MN
    I know the OP left but there is some truth to what he says. I have taken several coils thrown them in boiling water for about 15 min while I did other stuff. Is it better than making your own nope. For some of us it is a lot easier. Not every one has the knack to make their own coils.
     
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  20. papergoblin

    papergoblin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    alabama
    Perfectly logical and sensible statement and agree with you 100%. It wasn't that he made a bad post or statement, it's the anger he seems to have had at others offering another option. I just take issue to people wanting to be disrespectful to others for no reason. No one was disrespectful to him but he was with everyone that stated something that didn't fit with his mindset.
     
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