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Washing coils
Does washing coils with hot tap water sometime not make them work, I think this has happened to me twice in two different tank coils? I'm not doing it anymore I know that.
22-11-2016 12:20 AM
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RE: Washing coils
flushing out a sluggish coil unit can help . i usualy pulse and watter cool caked rda coils on a mech mod to help break away debris.

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22-11-2016 12:36 AM
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RE: Washing coils
I don't know it's not a mec it was an iclear 16b and a aerotank dual coil
22-11-2016 12:38 AM
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RE: Washing coils
It can lengthen the lifespan of a coil by a few days but you'd need to dry it thoroughly. Water won't rid the coil of the oxidised juice on the coil it's self but it can cleans the cotton enough to take the edge off. Tap water isn't the best stuff to use given all the additives, a lot of people prefer alcohols.

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22-11-2016 12:39 AM
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RE: Washing coils
I'm in recovery so I keep the booze away or I would. Instead of cleaning my coils I'd be cleaning my stomach LOL
22-11-2016 01:12 AM
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RE: Washing coils
whe my claptons get caked i use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and distilled watter brought to a boil and soak , then return to a boil and rins thoroughly . the alkalines in th vinegar break up residues amazingly .i worked in an all organic diner wher we used this solution to clean the coffeepots and gridle.

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22-11-2016 03:22 PM
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RE: Washing coils
Now, there's a difference between disposable coil units and DIY deck builds. I've only tried to clean a disposable once, and it was not very successful, mostly because cotton doesn't generally respond well to cleaning once it's been vaped because it's usually burnt or otherwise damaged by the time it tastes bad, and there's nothing can be done about that. And it can be exceedingly difficult to re-wick a disposable. As for DIY, you just toss the cotton, glow-and-blow the coils (but not TC coils, those can't get too overheated), and put in new cotton. For stubborn residue the above mentioned methods work great, as well as gentle scrubbing with a firm toothbrush. I've never had coils that were still gunked after cleaning this way. If I did, I would just scrap them and slap on some new ones.
22-11-2016 03:31 PM
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RE: Washing coils
If you are interested in DIY coils, here are a couple of articles.

* Guide to Rebuilding.
* How Should I Build My Coils?

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