3 months, same coils AND cotton...

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  1. gsmit1

    gsmit1 Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Yes, you read that right. My Heracles RTA2 still has the very first build and wicking I ever put in it. I have not opened it once since the day I got it. Tastes great and vapes great.

    How can this possibly be?

    I'm thinking maybe I just like gunked up coils and antique cotton or something. I don't even remember the build I made for it now. All I know is it's .22 ohms and I've been vaping Lemon Twist in it at 90 watts on my Procolor since October.. Near as I can tell, it hasn't even changed in vape quality and flavor since the cotton broke in.
     
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    Going to be a mummified cat in there when you open it up.
     
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    David Wolf Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Take a pucture of your wick and coil and show us when you do open it lmao
     
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    gsmit1 Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I will do that :)

    Every time it starts getting low, I think to myself:

    "I really should rewick this thing already..."

    But then I'll hit it again and wind up refilling it because it vapes fine. I mean no burnt or nasty taste whatsoever. Thick juicy vapor production and great flavor. Just like the fist day.

    I know there will be folks scowling at their screen in disbelief thinking I just must not know the difference. I might think that too, but I do have plenty of other setups. Maybe I accidentally found some sweet spot combination of juice, coils and power or something. Maybe it's changed more than I'm remembering and has produced some kind of aged quality I personally enjoy.

    I've been thinking about posting about this for a good while, but was afraid I'd be laughed off this forum. o_O

    I don't know. All I know is it just keeps working. At this point it's become a sort of experiment to see how long it continues to do so.
     
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    Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But sometimes things start to break down gradually, and we aren't aware of the daily subtle changes. I had a Scottua that tasted fine for quite a while. Eventually it took a while for the coils to heat up for some reason. The flavor was great. So I opened it up, and the build up was so thick that I couldn't even see the coils. Cleaned the coils, re-wicked, and the flavor went from great to freakin' fantastic.
     
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    +1 on what the Crazy Chef says
     
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    get a bore scope and look down in there.
     
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    I re-wicked my titan yesterday after 2 + weeks on GOC. Had to pulse/rinse 4 times. It wasn't pretty.
     
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    Here's a pic of the Scottua before and after. These coils had been in the RDA for about 9 months and were cleaned/rewicked numerous times.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like smoked meat.
     
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    heres mind. had it installed in the summer and it was a backup, in till I lost my invader 3 with my Kennedy 42. going to be my forth month I think with the coil and 2nd with my cotton.

    I was really wasn't a heavy user in till I lost my invader (I had it around 50w and below).
     
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    A few pork butts I did a while ago.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That looks delicious.
     
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    I promise you this is the very first time I've had the base open since last October. :crazy:
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    I don't drip but my coil in my tank lasts me about 3 months.
     
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    If you're on a pc you can right click on the pic and go to "view image" and get a closer look. It's deceiving. That dark piece on the right by the post is not part of the coil, but makes the coil look crooked, which it actually isn't. It's some kind of coloring in the cotton. Which looks more like gel at this point, but neither the coils nor the cotton are burned very bad. I put it back together and and am still vaping it and it's really good haha. I'm dead serious.
     
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    They cleaned up real good. They were really gross lol!
     
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    I like fiddling with my gear so I change out coils and cotton even if I don’t need to. I make my own coils so it’s cheap to do.
     
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    I was using a Kayfun clone for months with the same build in it. Cotton was koh gen do. When I finally opened it up, it was disgusting. I took tweezers to get the cotton out because I hate getting mess on my hands. When I touched that cotton with the tweezers, it basically disintegrated. Literally fell all to pieces. Perhaps not a very good recommendation for that particular cotton, but I'm sure some of it was the juice I was using, too. I'd vaped a lot of sweet custardy juices in there.

    I never was able to use the RBA unit again. Must have jostled something loose when I was putting it through the wringer, trying to get it clean.
     
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    Just a quick update to say that this build and cotton is still going great.
     
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    I love it. Hey if it aint damn broke dont need to f with it. Im the same way.
     
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