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Started to vape today and got burning throat and coughing

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Lock95, Jan 9, 2017.

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  1. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    i am stuck with this juice.......... cause all stores closed and it s the only one i have .....and i plan on getting non nicotine what do you guys think?
  2. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    oh and about the priming of the coils , first i did not cause i didnt see anything in the manual about that , but i still could not vape cause it say atomizer too low , so i do not think i burnt it , and that i search the web and found about prime and did so with bit coils, so ure saying the melo 3 atomizer is not that good or was it the coils , lol so many questions sorry i new ... just started today ..:(
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  3. mongo74

    mongo74 I'm your huckleberry. Verified Member

    Nov 15, 2016
    You can always cut it 50% with the addition of the same in 0mg...
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  4. Maestro

    Maestro Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2012
    Windsor, Ontario
    Pop into a drugstore and buy some vegetable glycerin. Add 3 times the amount of juice you have or fill a tank 1/4 and top it up with VG. This will bring your juice down to 3mg, although it may kill some of the flavor. If it's too thick, add a drop or two of water to the tank. 12mg is far too high for most people who sub-ohm and will definitely irritate your throat.

    Make sure it's wicking properly. Harshness will result from a coil that's getting too hot. You need a constant supply of juice to the coil in order to cool it. Try a few primer puffs where you suck on it, but don't fire up the coil. That will get the wick good and wet. Again, add a bit of water if you think your wicking is not keeping up.
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  5. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    can i put some water now in the tank over the juice ? and thanks for the advice
  6. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    sorry i dont get what to cut to 50% .. my bad ..
  7. anavidfan

    anavidfan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    Distilled water, with no minerals
  8. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    Bear in mind that @Lock95 is a brand new vaper who might not have an spare empty bottles laying around. I think solutions should be very basic and not going to the local pharmacy for DIY supplies. When the vape shop opens up see if they have some low nicotine or zero and mix it in the tank for a quick test. As a recent smoker who is attempting to quit you need nicotine but not Sub Ohm volume! Again just my opinion and not based on any scientific studies except what this Mad Scientist here does.
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  9. anavidfan

    anavidfan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    Easiest thing to do is go and buy the same liquid in 0 nicotine and mix them together and that will cut/ reduce the ratio of nicotine to half.
  10. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    ok got it thanks alot !if i turn to like 20 w will it still burn my throat?, cause some people told me that cause i use high nicotine with sub ohm
  11. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    Thanks for the care! i can keep up if you guys take me easy ( no gang bangs here please i dont swing that way) and that means 12 nic with .3 ohm is sub , and what if i get 0 nic juice will it be ok ? with .3 ?
  12. mongo74

    mongo74 I'm your huckleberry. Verified Member

    Nov 15, 2016
    anavidfan stated what I meant by cut in half. by mixing equal parts of 12mg juice and 0mg juice, you will have effectively cut it's nicotine level by half.
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  13. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    oh sorry , i am searching about e cig. and juice now and reading lot s of stuff so it s a lot of info to take in ..thanks again !
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  14. Lock95

    Lock95 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    1 more thing , i am gonna try a new juice with 0 nic , do i need to wash the coil or something ?
  15. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Welcome and glad you joined. Don't feel too bad, you are not the first to leap into advanced vape gear and skip the fun of finding what works best for you. Suggest you begin at the start of vaping and learn from the bottom up.
    You purchased an advanced starter kit. A starter kit does not necessarily equal a beginners kit. Could have been better served to buy a beginners kit/device.
    Not to worry, your battery is a very good mod. You may want to invest in a different (beginners) tank that will fit your mod.
    Might want to do non sub-ohm first (Over 1 ohms, pretty much uses the same equipment, the coil/wick is built different). You will get great flavor but the cloud production is not as intense as you can produce with sub ohm'g.
    Could look into the pros and cons of sub ohm'g vs non sub ohm'g before you decide which way you want to go. Some folks jump right into sub ohm'g without looking at the hidden ramifications.Successful sub ohm'rs tend to know the ins and outs of vaping. That's why sub ohm'g is tagged as advanced vaping.
    Could check:
    Learn About Vaping Here - Everything Ecigs - From Beginner To Advanced
    One Stop Reference Shop For New and Experienced Vapers
    Beginner – Guide To Vaping
    May 2016 / Smoking Vapor
    (10) Advancing Up the Vaping Ladder with Egos and Mods | E-Cigarette Forum
    (1) Proper Terminology - Is it a carto, a tank, or what? A Guide to Juice Attachments. | E-Cigarette Forum
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  16. Stosh

    Stosh Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2010
    Try something simple...lower your wattage to about a 8-10 watt range. Now take a long, slow, gentle draw. Very different than how you took a draw on a cigarette. Count to 5 in your head as you draw, and slow it down enough to complete the draw after you get to 5.

    p.s. Welcome to ECF!! :toast:
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  17. mcclintock

    mcclintock Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2014
    Melo 3 with any of the included coils needs at least 20 watts to work halfway properly. I have heard that going too low results in larger droplets to the aerosol which are more irritating. I'm not so sure about that but even at 20W you can hear it and feel it taking a while to reach any heat and start going. If you're even getting anything at that setting I wonder of it's primed properly (if it wasn't at first, it's too late -- burning taste?).

    Subohm and direct lung means you need to pull a lot of air through it to keep it cool. Trying to take it easy makes it worse! And even among those who vape that way, the Melo is not well liked. I have heard the Melo can use the 1.8 ohm Triton coils for low power, mouth-to-lung vaping, they're not cheap to try (but this option may be the only thing keeping me from taking a hammer to mine)(definitely don't smash the Pico, seperating it from the Melo is an improvement).

    (BTW eleaf, why does a TC kit not include any TC coils???)
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  18. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    i can see it making you cough, but a hot burning? is most likely a burnt coil and needs to be replaced(i did that a few times in the beginning myself). you can rinse the tank out with warm water and dry it with a paper towel(if the coil is burnt, it will make the juice taste burnt). try a new coil, prime it by adding a few drops into the coil and where you can see the cotton outside of it, then fill the tank and wait 10 mins. start at 15 watts and slowly bring the wattage up after 3 or 4 puffs, until it is easier to vape... if it gets a little burnt taste back down a few watts, you've reached the limit. on the coil itself or packaging it should say the wattage limits for the coil.
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  19. tac_driver

    tac_driver Full Member

    Jan 14, 2017
    United States
    i recommend starting over
    sounds like you got a dry hit somehow and burnt the cotton
    also starting out with sub ohm coils is not a good idea
    using the sub ohm coil is for DTL (direct to lung) and max nicotine is 6
    for that style of vaping
    better to do MTL (mouth to lung) hits when starting out vaping
    just like a cig you pull on the filter it goes into your mouth
    then inhale it goes into your lungs
    A 1.5 - 2.0 coil is made for MTL hits
    12 nicotine (12 is like a ultra light , 18 is like a light, 24 is like a regular
    with 1.5 to 2.0 Ohm coils
    recommend starting with a 50/50 PG/VG mix
    high PG is for better flavor stronger throat hit
    high VG if for better clouds smoother throat hit
    and go up or down on either depending on what you like more
    I prefer more flavor and stronger throat hit
    so my mix is 70/30 PG/VG
    when priming the coil
    put a few drops on the exposed cotton holes
    add some more in the center of the coil
    fill up the tank
    take about 30 pulls with out firing
    leave it on the side for about 5 min
    then start pulling slowly
    Avoid letting the tank run dry
    i normally re-fill when it gets to the top of
    the exposed cotton holes of the coil
    I use a BVC (bottom vertical coil)

    feel free to ask any questions, the people on this forum
    are very knowledgeable and are happy to help
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  20. Ed_C

    Ed_C Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2013
    Seligman, MO
    I think what some of the others have said is on track. Most of us that started a while ago started with tanks that used coils that were over 1 ohm (commonly 1.5 or 1.8 ohm) and started with a technique that is referred to as mouth-to-lung (MTL). Like what was said, you take the vapor into your mouth first and then inhale it into your lungs. This is the way most people smoke cigarettes. With this technique, 12-18 mg nicotine is often used. Enter sub-ohm vaping, where the technique is to draw the vapor directly into your lungs (Direct-lung or DL). You get more vapor this way, but you need to have a tank with plenty of airflow and use lower nicotine concentrations (3-6 mg is common), otherwise the vapor is too hot and harsh for most people. You also go through more juice. These types of tanks are more popular these days, but may not be the best way to go for new vapers. The Pico is a nice little mod and one that I use. This will work with either style of vaping. The Melo on the other hand, is more of a direct-lung tank and frankly not the best tank, imo. I would recommend getting something like a Innokin T22 Prism Tank or other MTL tank. I've been using the T22 for some time and they are easy to use, cheap and work well.

    Innokin T22 Prism Tank
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