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  1. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Sometimes, usually when dealing with a new or freshly cleaned and dried atty, i cant get dripping to work right.

    The atty keeps giving me a burnt taste, so i drop 3 more drops, and then it floods. I have a real hard time getting new/clean attys to vape properly without flooding or giving a burnt taste. It either tastes burnt or is flooded and not hitting properly... i cannot find the happy medium.

    Other times, (on an atty that ive been dripping with for days) dripping works the best. It's getting an atty into dripping mode that i have a real hard time with.

    FYI, i always drip 3 drops onto my atty to vape.

    Edit- im actually thinking of making one of my attys my dedicated dripping atty and removing the bridge...

    Any suggestions?
  2. whiskey

    whiskey Moved On

    Jan 13, 2010
    Have you tried blowing out the atty more often or using a different atty?
  3. JesseZLA

    JesseZLA Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2010
    California US
    First off, what type of cartridge are you using. If you are using a cartomizer, it might taste burned because you have burned the intake tube in your cartridge, if this has happened there really is no way to save it.

    It could just be dirty or clogged, a good way to check is if when you blow out the mouth piece end of the cartridge the fluid coming out of the end is a dark brown color. If so there are several methods to clean but the best and easiest is to run water through until the liquid coming out is clear then dry.

    If you are using a cartridge with separate atomizer then your best off just replacing, the cartridges are pretty cheap.
  4. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Yes. If the atty is new or freshly cleaned, i.e. DRY, i cant find the happy medium.

    I need to learn the best way to take a dry atty and get it into dripping mode.

    The way ive been doing it: 3 drops. Coupla primer puffs. Add drops and primer puffs til it tastes good.

    Right now im having zero luck with brand new atty and a clean/dry atty. By the time i get flavor its flooded. By the time the flood dries it tastes burnt. I cant find the in-between.
  5. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    no cart, im dripping into an atomizer. which usually works, but not on this new one, or this cleaned and dried one.
  6. Drozd

    Drozd Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009
    NW Ohio
    the easiest way it works for me is to blow it out completely...then drip about 6 drops of liquid into it and blow that out through the atty (blow from the mouthpiece end)..then put on battery and drip 2 drops...if not enough drip one more at a time til it's good... It's basically blowing the juice through a completely dry atty to resaturate it..
  7. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    Sheesh 3 drops on a cleaned and dried atty? Damn, mine takes about 15 drops to get back into drip mode.
  8. CaptJay

    CaptJay Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    A Brit, abroad, (USA)
    Im with them - I prime it a few times before it tastes right (involves alot of me imitating a pipe smoker) and I find with new atties I have to drip more frequently - then something happens and it starts not needing the extra drips or so often.
    On rare occasions a new atty will 'get' it really quickly but usually it takes a few 'practice' runs.
  9. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Maybe this is my problem... maybe i think im flooding it, so i dont add enough liquid, hence the burnt taste. Thanks for your input, guys.

    Ima try and solve this problem with juice... flooding be damned! :)
  10. BradSmith

    BradSmith Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    Northern Michigan USA
    Yep it takes extra drops on a dry atty. I have removed the bridges on many atties and found that it does help if you are getting a funky flavor. Once you have the atty broken in right I would suggest 2 or 3 drops at a time once the vapor drops off. It seems to work great once you get the hang of it.

    Sorry if I missed it but are you using a 510? If so, the cartomizers are really nice and with a drip tip they are very easy to get used to.
  11. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    This is how ive been doing it for weeks with no problem.

    Anyways, yeah im working with 510 attys here. Ive been on a Joye 510 for a month and i just got my Riva today. It was a new Riva atty and an old 510 atty that used to drip great (before i cleaned it) that i was having this problem dripping with.

    I just took the old atty i had cleaned yesterday and removed the bridge. Now that's flavor like i havent yet tasted! Good, now i have an atty specifically for dripping. :)

    I have some 510 cartos and i like them a lot, but a carto with a drip tip on it? If you dripped into the center of a carto wouldnt the juice go in that center tube? Does that tube lead to the coil? I always thought you didnt want to get juice in the center, but maybe that's just for filling?

    Ill take your word for it, but i didnt know you could direct drip a carto. I look forward to trying it.
  12. BradSmith

    BradSmith Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    Northern Michigan USA
    I kind of aim for the sides. It works great and I do love the atties without the bridge. It's a little warmer and changing flavors is easier too. I used to clean my atties but I have pretty much given up on that. Athough if I have one that is hard to draw from I will take a needle and clean out the air holes. Just be carefull with the hole on the bottom. If you poke it in too far you will hit the coil and break it, then it's shot.
  13. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    When I clean out my atomizers I drip around 4 drops in and let them soak in for at least a minute, if not more, and then I drip another two drops and get my vape on.

    1) More drops for a completely dry atomizer
    2) Give it time to soak in a little
  14. hova

    hova Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2010
    The YO
    i dont recall having any problems since i started dripping.

    basically i take a fresh atty , throw some drop on , blow it out into a paper towel (i plug the side hole so it comes out the batt hole) , and then drip a couple drops and hit.

    when you get vapor with no taste , its time to re-drip.

    havent had a problem doing this yet. and i actually like the primer taste...
  15. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Thanks. Im still getting a feel for things. Im once again dripping happily (in the atty i removed the bridge just for dripping with). I realize your procedure is for attys with bridges, though (of which i have plenty). :)
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