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eGo-T atomizer - after the cleaning

Discussion in 'Atomizer Issues' started by Sassyonemeis, Feb 2, 2011.

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  1. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    Has anyone else noticed that it is VERY difficult to get the atty to wick properly after an IPA bath and 48 hr dry?

    I cleaned my first atty the other day (few minute soak, blow out, wipe down, left to dry) and I went to use it today and it wont wick right again. It's good for a hit and then it gets burnt taste. Let it sit for 5 mins, and good for a hit, then burnt again.

    I do not have this problem with the brand new attys. As a matter of fact, with the brand new atty's, after I blow them out, the first hit on it tastes very much like the liquid I am vaping, so no complaints there at all.

    Just this cleaned one and cant get it back to good again... :(
     
  2. Stifle

    Stifle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I had a similar situation with mine. I've only had one atty to test it on so I can't really say, but it is definitely clear that the atty was very good prior to cleaning and then was never quite the same afterwards.

    I found that getting a good dry burn in after a hot water rinse/blow out seemed to bring it back to shades of it's former glory, but still it hasn't been the same since the initial alcohol cleaning I tried. Hard for me to call this an educated opinion though as I have only used one atty and this could be a fluke. I have seen other reviewers complain about burnt taste and low flavor that was not associated with cleaning so maybe it is just a hazard of the product being new and getting some inconsistencies?

    I love the convenience of the system and the flavor/vapor was amazing until it was cleaned. I think when I stock up on them that I may just try and blow out/clean with VG/dry burn method of cleaning rather than using IPA or water rinse.
     
  3. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    kk... I'll try a hot water rinse and see if that helps. Not sure about the dry burn tho, cant see the coils! How bad could it be to hot water rinse and then juice it up? the water will be evaporated upon firing it up right?
     
  4. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I boil mine in distilled water for 10-15 minutes in the microwave (it's OK if the atties are fully submerged), blow out the water, rinse several times with vodka, let dry for 24 hr, do a quick dry burn (3 or 4 5-sec bursts) until the coil glows orange, another quick rinse with vodka, blow through, a couple of hr of drying, put a fresh tank on, a couple of blind draws without pressing the butto--and they are like new.

    I was also apprehensive about dry burning but it works fine and yes, you can see the coil.
     
  5. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    ok.. so earlier I put 2 drops of juice in the needle... I let it sit for a few hours and I just tried it after posting this. This seems to have fixed it! Seems to be vaping fine now, tons of flavor and I hit on it for a good 5 mins pretty steady even doing double hits.
     
  6. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Good! Remember, Boiling or soaking in alcohol will not remove the gunk from the coil. Eventually, you'll have to dry burn to tackle that crud...
     
  7. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    ugh @ dry burning

    me thinks I'll need a second job to afford attys
     
  8. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Well, I've been using one atomizer for ~3 weeks now and it's still going strong. I paid 13 bucks for it, that's less than an eGo mega atty. I have no complaints--yet!
     
  9. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Cartos and I just haven't made contact yet. I'm sitting here vaping on two CE2 cartos just to see if I was wrong the first time. Not!

    The CE2s I have are reminiscent of blowing up a beach toy. I get a plastic taste out of them. I've taken out the silicone rings, notched the bottom one over the bowl to free up the wick, washed them with hot running water, and tried them with only the cap and the bowl ring.

    My fear is that the Ego tank will be like this also. No one I've read in posts has fully accepted it as mature. I'll eventually try the tank. Til then, it's the Mega Monster cylinder atty for my all day vape.
     
  10. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    Before I got my tank, I bought the mega cylinder atty's and mega carts. Hated them. They leak and flood the atty, they dont wick right, and I could happily go the rest of my life without that burnt taste I got from the mega. The only part of it I kept was the mega batts which I now use happily with my tanks.

    Still working out this atty issue. The atty's work perfectly (for me) outta the plastic. I used it for like 4 days and decided to try and clean it. I got it working again after dripping 2 drops directly on the needle. I'll never go back to carts and fillers if I can help it. I love my tanks!!

    2 tanks a day keeps the cart topper blues away!
     
  11. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    P.S. wanna buy some mega atty's and carts??? I got em for sale!
     
  12. mwa102464

    mwa102464 Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    the CE2's work pretty darn good in the maptank, and the Ego T System works much better then the big cylinder Atty's you should give both of these a try, specially the map tank and if ya got a VV Mod the maptank you may like a lot
     
  13. Hogie

    Hogie Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2010
    Coventry, NY
    Wow! I am kinda afraid to clean my tank attys now.......

    As to the cartomizers, I have never gotten a plastic taste from mine. I am using Joye brand purchased at FSUSA. The only problem I have had was when I switched from filling with a syringe and started using the "condom" method. I guess I was not getting enuff into them. I broke one open that I had put in a flavor that I ended up not liking. The polyfill was only wet at the very bottom! So, I have gone back to using the syringe method. No problems now. :)
     
  14. Scottbee

    Scottbee Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2009
    Okauchee Lake, WI
    Yup.... what Katya said. If you really want to prolong the life of your atty (beyond what just rinsing and soaking give you)... you're going to have to do a dry burn and then re-rinse. There just aren't any other viable methods for dissolving most forms of gunk and caramelized flavorings.
     
  15. socratische kennis

    socratische kennis Full Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    eastern USA
    i saw a video review given by the supplier two days after the supplier recieved it, i think it was from totally wicked UK, and the guy said when it started to taste harsh, he would take 5 or 6 quick hard draws on it without pushing the button, and that would bring it back to life... maybe that has the same effect as dripping fluid down the tube, just a little faster.

    Does that work?
     
  16. Sassyonemeis

    Sassyonemeis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2011
    Albany NY
    I treid that, it did not work

     
  17. Tol

    Tol Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    NY
    *sigh*

    So I think I may have killed both of my eGo-T atties. I soaked them for a little bit last night in 70% IPA, then rinsed with warm water and let them dry overnight. No signs of being wet, no Alcohol left over, so figured good to go. I put a tank on one, and nothing. I hear the atty, but no vapor, try the second one, same thing. I took a bunch of priming puffs, and it was not much better, but very faint wisps of vapor. Put a couple of drops of liquid right down into the needle-hole and waited for a while. Took a few puffs, and not I get a little vapor, but not enough to exhale any from either Atty.

    Got 3 more on the way, I have some backup atties/cartos, but was really enjoying the tanks, any tricks or tips?

    Edit: Seems to slooooowly be getting better, I have about half the vapor I normally would from one, and less on the other one. Am I just being too impatient? I waited like 20-30 min after putting a couple of drops right into the atties. Do I maybe need to attempt to push the wicks down a little like I saw in Sense Field's video in the ego-T thread?
     
  18. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Chicago IL
    You can try to prime with a couple of drops on the needle, or pop a cart on and let it sit for a while.

    My atties come back to form somewhere around tank two after a cleaning.
     
  19. Tol

    Tol Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    NY
    Vaping on a carto right now, gonna let the atties site with tanks on them and try again later tonight maybe, thanks!
     
  20. Tol

    Tol Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2011
    NY
    They work great again (phew)

    I think it may be because I rinsed with tap water and let them dry fully? Once they sat for long enough with full juice tanks on them, the wicks started soaking in the juice again and away I went. Vaping like a champ now.
     
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