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DIY for the Amateur Vaper
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Hello folks, it's me again. I have a question about my wick and/or coil..

I recently went from a "stock" EVOD 650mAh battery, non-variable to a Smok Aro variable voltage battery with a 1.8ohm coil and using a T3S 3mL tank. Of course, being the curious person I am I start playing with the voltage when I fill my tank with the few different juices I have. Suddenly, I get this horrid burned taste and I get a heavy gurgle on a hit. Just got a new coil when I got this battery which was two weeks ago. I know coils are only supposed to last 1-2 weeks but I usually can get about 2-3 weeks out of a coil because I'm "gentle" lol. So I crack 'er open and use around 5 q-tips to clean it all out, get it all nice and dried up, put it all back together. No more gurgle but the burned taste is still there. It literally tastes like I'm using a shard of wood as a wick or something. Just blahhh. Now finally, here's the problem. I'm at my parents house on top of a mountain. It's totally snow and iced up. There's NO way I'm getting back down this mountain for a few days, and I really don't want to bum smokes off my Mom and uhh.. "relapse" if you catch my drift. Is there something I can do to hold me over until I can get down and get to my local vape shop?

I have a wicked supply of q-tips, cotton pads (not tampons.) and I believe cotton balls.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAALP!!
(This post was last modified: 19-02-2015 12:59 AM by goosesrh.)
19-02-2015 12:58 AM
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
I used to get burning tastes when I would use certain juices. For whatever reason I had cake batter that was AMAZING in my dripper but in a tank tasted like burning plastic. One suggestion is your juices, try not to mix them, unless you think they would be good together. The only thing I can suggest is to fill the tank with water and start sucking(don't push the button) all you're doing is sucking in water into the coils and try to clean them out. Then hold your button for a little and evaporate the water. I guess if I was stuck on a mountain I would do that. Whatever you do, don't use a blow dryer or a microwave to try and dry everything. You will ruin the coils. Hopefully someone else can help you more than I can. Good luck
19-02-2015 01:11 AM
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
It's not mixed, it's called Whiskey Barrel Blues 5mg/Nic 50/50 I believe.. It's an AMAZING juice, super smooth with a great vapor production and amazing flavor.. I emptied my tank and put in some Orange Dream Bar 6mg/Nic 80/20. Still tasted like burned nastiness Sad
19-02-2015 01:48 AM
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
With a T3s, I used to pull the coils out of mine and just run the whole thing under warm water until the water runs clear. Dry it off and then let it air dry, or if you're impatient just fire it once or twice and put some more juice in. Revives the coils for a couple days anyway, in a pinch. 
19-02-2015 09:06 AM
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
It depends how burnt on the juice is to the wicks. You can try washing the coils in vodka or any other spirit, rubbing alcohol that doesn't have wintergreen it will be fine - let them soak in it for a bit. Then wash them in hot water. Don't try to use them wet with alcohol, flames can spoil your whole day Smile

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19-02-2015 11:01 AM
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
Alright, thanks for the tips! So, i'm guessing I can't strand some cotton across the coil for a few days til I can get to the vape shop?

Have I mentioned I drilled the three holes on my T3S tank bigger? Probably around the size of the ball point on a pen..
Much better flow and cloud production. I feel as if I get a more satisfying vape this way. The holes at their original size were just kind of too hard to draw from.
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19-02-2015 05:08 PM
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Don. you forgot the most important part.... Drink the alcohol afterwards Drinks

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19-02-2015 06:50 PM
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
Have you tried isopropanol? Not likely to be pleasant. Don't fancy using a spirit that had been used to clean coils either Tongue

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19-02-2015 06:52 PM
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Weeeell, I have it set at 4v, i've tried it at higher and lower voltages, and I can still kind of taste the caramel-y aspect of my juice but that's it. If I take a normal (to me) hit off my vape it makes me choke because it tastes horribly burnt Sad
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RE: DIY for the Amateur Vaper
Sounds like the wicking isn't keeping up. If you have any distilled water lying around, try adding 1-3 drops to the tank of juice. This might thin the liquid enough for the wicks to keep up. You can use vodka if you prefer.

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19-02-2015 07:07 PM
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