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Thread: Cleaning and maintenance... Why do my coils keep dying ?!?

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    Cleaning and maintenance... Why do my coils keep dying ?!?

    Hey everyone, hoping I can get some advice here...

    Been vaping about 2 weeks. Started with a generic protank mini from greenhouse one...
    Changed flavour a few times, when I did I took the pieces apart and cleaned it:
    Base, coil, chamber,
    Rinsed/ soaked in light soapy water
    Rinsed in plain water
    Dried with tissues

    Now this worked a few times, then after about 10 - 12 days it starts gurgling and spitting juice in my mouth
    I'm guessing the coil is dead...
    I read that the coil usually lasts a month or so... Is this correct?
    But I figured its a generic, maybe it's poor quality, so whatever...

    Then I got a genuine kangertech mini protank 2...
    Day 2, first flavour change and clean...
    And it's gurgling and spitting at me!!!

    Help please, what am I doing wrong and how am I killing my coils so quickly?

    I couldn't find much reading information on cleaning and maintenance, most of what I read said its fine to rinse or soak in plain water or light soapy water. Is that right? How do you guys clean between flavours? And how long do your coils normally last?

    Cheers for your help!

    Fusion

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    Also another thing... With the mini protank 2 I used a variable voltage battery from vapeking and tried running it on the 3 different settings - blue light, red light and green light - I thought this would just affect the strength of the vape, but didn't notice much difference... Would this have killed the coil quicker? I haven't yet learned that much about different batteries/voltage/resistance etc

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    Quick fix 1: Invert grommet on the top of the coil wick, making sure the top closes down inside the rims (you'll know if it doesn't). Stick a cotton bud down the post in the tank every fill.
    Quick fix 2: Change the coil.

    Depending on your juices, coils can last weeks and weeks, or just a couple of days. 'Brown' juices will foul a coil very quickly.

    ETA If you have too high a voltage/wattage going to your coil, you'll get dry, burny hits. I don't think it's your battery.
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    Coils can be really different in quality and each juice can effect them different also so hard to gauge. I don't put much care into it, when they drop off I try and straighten them and a quick burn but never bother too much about it to be honest.

    Personally I use 3-4 different kanger tanks so they last well over 4 weeks each anyway. Each coil usually gets used only every second day though as I only vape around 4ml a day.
    Cleaning, I do a hot tap water rinse out every time it's empty and let it dry by itself.

    Hope others chime in also.

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    Did a bit more reading... Could it be that i'm just not leaving it to dry for long enough?
    Does it kill a coil if you reuse it after washing and it's still damp inside?

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    if its gurgling and spitting , make sure you have screwed the coil in tight, put it back together and shake the hell out of it upside down. Sounds like you got juice in the air hole. Kanger coils hate dry burning, best way I find, if I can be bothered is to hold the coil upto the tap and blast water down it, as hot as you can stand on your fingers for a minute . Shake the guts out of it, reinstall and after a minute, once the water has evaporated you will be choofing out vapour again. Really, they are are a throw away item, and as you progress you will get more tanks and end up using a tank per juice so you get decent life out of them. Nancying around trying to save a dollar is a waste of time i reckon. You will make up yr mind as you go along though. You can rebuild them but thats another story for another day, no point confusing you.
    Oh, and dont listen to any claims that the coils last for months, thats just plain old BS. Everything pretty much in this industry is disposable ( cept mods etc ). Hope that helps a little
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    I can't say I bother washing coils, they're cheap enough to replace.

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    I never bother washing pro tank coils because honestly man they are too easy to rebuild and so not worth the effort to clean. If your ever planning to get into drippers or rebuildable tanks then pro tank coils are great to learn to build coils.
    In between flavours all they need and all they ever get from me is a bit of a swish under the cold tap and shake the excess water off and your good to go again.
    Ive been using pro tanks now for well over a year and honestly man there is no set time on how long a coil will last. Some will go a fortnight while for others its only a few days. Dont look for a set time just do it when they need to be changed and throw the old ones in a jar Im sure once you start rebuilding them you are going to want them again.
    As for your battery if you cant tell the difference between the settings then Id suggest using the lowest setting your battery will last longer.
    Apart from that man keep going and stay clear of tobacco
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