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Sattec's atty cleaning test thread

Discussion in 'Experiments With Equipment' started by sattec, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. Chuchi

    Chuchi Full Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2009
    What is a CPH???:confused:
  2. Nietzsc

    Nietzsc Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2009
    CPH = Crest Pro Health
  3. rusty shackleford

    rusty shackleford Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2009
    Arlen Texas
    Here's my take on CPH...15 minutes of soak time is all you want. If it's gonna clean anything, it does it almost on contact, soaking in CPH will only add more minty flavoring to the atty. And, it does work, it clears out nasty looking juice. And it does seem to restore air flow. It did help my 5 old 510 atties get back to working better. If you need proof, don't blow out your atty first and watch the juice "exiting " the inside of the atty when you drop it in the CPH. CPH breaks up the old juice for sure. And it is safe to use. A neat test is to drop a few drops of juice into a jar of CPH solution and watch what happens.
  4. robl45

    robl45 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    here is my take, i've tried the crest, it doesn't hurt I guess, but hot water running through the atty and then a dry burn seems to do the same for me. or hot water with an efferdent tablet if its really bad. The key for me is to dry burn it with my bartleby or a 5v would probably be better. I coudln't get a decent clean atty with the stock battery.
  5. Kirssstens

    Kirssstens Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2010
    Just read this again for the second time, happy bump
  6. chanderson50

    chanderson50 Full Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    milwaukie, or
    do you think the crest in an ultra-sonic cleaner would work as well as agitation?
  7. bearnut

    bearnut Full Member

    Jun 11, 2010
    I am still trying to figure all this out. I have only been vaping for a month and 1/2. The RN4081 I started with has the atomizer built into the cartridge. I ordered another RN4081 and just received it today. It is not like my first one. The atomizer is separate from the cartridge. The cartridge is totally different and not getting much out of them. I am not sure if it needs broken in or what. I came across this and was reading about cleaning the atomizer. Why and how often do you have to do this? I have a battery operated jewelry cleaner. It vibrates to clean rings. Wondering if I may have to turn it into a atomizer cleaner.
  8. chanderson50

    chanderson50 Full Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    milwaukie, or
    I tried my ultra-sonic (jewelry) cleaner with scope today after reading this post. My atty's look brand new inside. Guess from now on my jewelry will just have to stay tarnished:vapor::vapor:. You gotta have priorities!;)
  9. warbdan

    warbdan Moved On ECF Veteran

    Dammit! Now I have to switch mouthwashes. LOLZ
  10. maja

    maja Full Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    I don't know if anyone else has had similar issues, but I couldn't find crest, so I used listerine instead. And I thought why not be thorough about it and left it in overnight.

    Now the atty works great - the airflow is way better than before - but it tastes HORRIBLE!!! I've puffed - without inhaling - through two carts and it still tastes of burnt menthol or something similar - can't really describe it, but trust me, its BAD!

    Any tips?
  11. Little Girl

    Little Girl Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2010
    New York
    Water, maja, all kinds of water. Rinse it in hot water, soak it in hot water, blow it out, change the water. Then do that again and again and again. It could take days or even a couple of weeks. Oh, and don't do that again. :D
  12. portguy

    portguy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    A few days ago i was stuck with a clogged filter on my espresso machine. I ran out of the cleaning tablets the manufacturer sells. All i can say is: Polident tablets work just the same. I had tried to boil the filter...leave it soaked on vinegar and lemon juice to no avail. The filters gets clogged and even without coffee the pressurized water will not pass.

    Polident made the filter work just like new and im not buying expensive espresso tablets anymore.
  13. maja

    maja Full Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    thanks little girl! I'm on the 4th change of boiling water soaks now with rinsing and blowing out in between! i can still taste the damn listerine, so i'll give it a few more..

    is the problem that it was listerine or the too long soak?
  14. Little Girl

    Little Girl Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2010
    New York
    It could be many more, but here's hoping it gets cleaned out soon! :thumb:

    I'm not sure. I suspect it has something to do with the strength of the flavor. Minty flavors seem to own everything they come into contact with. Usually if you use anything minty with any of your atomizers, then you've pretty well determined the fate of that atomizer for its life. That isn't always the case, though, because I've gotten spearmint back out of an atomizer that it had assimilated. :D It just took quite some time.

    My concern with what you did (and what others are doing by using mouthwash) is that since you can still smell it, it's still in there. That stuff was not designed to be inhaled. It was designed to be swished in your mouth and spit out. I wouldn't even bother soaking the atomizer. I'd just throw it away and not use mouthwash again.

    Under normal circumstances you should be able to clean any atomizer with water, PG, or VG. You shouldn't need anything more. Time is power with any of those three ingredients when it comes to tough jobs. If you're patient, rinsing and soaking the heck out of the atomizer in frequently changed liquid and blowing it out each time, you should be able to get any flavor out of it eventually. :)
  15. chanderson50

    chanderson50 Full Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    milwaukie, or
    I don't know why you can't get the taste out with the listerine but, with the crest, I barely have to rinse with hot water to get the taste out. Did you check the ingredients of the Listerine to see if it is the same as the crest?
  16. vulture

    vulture Full Member

    Mar 27, 2009
    Lincolnton, NC

    Just make sure it doesn't have the "Bittergent" agent in it, I used that stuff once and thought my juice had soured!, So I tried vapeing just pure PG/VG/distilled water mix and it still tasted like ...!:-x

    It was so bad, I smoked analogs for 2 days but the stench in my sinuses wouldn't go away.

    A good nasal spray fixed my sinus problem, soaking all my atty's in PGA followed by a super hot water rinse made THAT problem a little better.

    Gonna try the mouthwash thing next.
  17. rusty shackleford

    rusty shackleford Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2009
    Arlen Texas
    canned air could damage your heat coil.
  18. nowhereman

    nowhereman Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2010
    Think I'll stick with grain alcohol and no I do not drink !

    Crest Pro-Health Rinse:
    Active Ingredients:Cetylpyridinium Chloride (0.07%) (Antigingivitis/Antiplaque)

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Flavor, Poloxamer 407, Sodium Saccharin, Blue 1 (CI 42090)

    !!! Cetylpyridinium Chloride MSDS !!!
  19. rockyroad

    rockyroad Life is Good Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2010
    Just curious if it is only 7 minutes with atty blow method or the 15 in the recap? I wouldn't mind saving 8 minutes here and there. Do a few of you still use this method?
    This is the best thread I have read yet, by far. I never knew there were so many ways to clean an atty. I will try this within days. I will also try a couple other methods.
    Thanks for the thread Sattec and all the other methods people, wish I had a hundred bucks to spend on an ultra-sonic.:p this thread is bookmarked!:D
  20. rusty shackleford

    rusty shackleford Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2009
    Arlen Texas
    try both ways! Hope one of them works for you....
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