Burnt Coils No Matter What (Aspire Pockex)

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  1. garbage_ghoul

    garbage_ghoul New Member

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    I recently got the Aspire Pockex. I've primed them and let them soak in liquid too. I never let the tank get lower than half.

    I've also been taking gentle drags, not chain vaping.

    No matter what, a few hours later these coils give off a plastic / burnt taste. I've tried at least 4 different coils.

    I'm using clear 70VG Menthol EJuice.

    This is driving me crazy. Any advice?
     
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  2. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Welcome @garbage_ghoul and I hope you enjoy your stay~!

    I can't offer you more than a hearty welcome but someone will come along with some advice.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    Which coil? If it's the 1.2, the 70/30 might be a bit too much.

    You could give 50/50 liquids a try. If that helps, you found your solution :)

    What ejuice do you use exactly? If it contains a lot of sweetener, you can easily kill a coil in a few hours.
     
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    garbage_ghoul New Member

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    I use the 0.5 coils. I use an e juice from a local shop, it's not super sweet. I've tried a few different juices too. The only thing I have left to try is a 50 / 50.
     
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    I would go for the 50/50 and check if that one lasts longer.
     
  6. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Agree on both points, sometimes coils cannot handle over 50% VG, and sweeteners can ruin coils.

    I read you enjoy menthol @garbage_ghoul , you might like a flavor called Hawk Sauce from Mt. Baker Vaper. It has other flavorings aside from menthol but is a really nice blend. For the longest while I seemed addicted to it. May want to try it at a 50/50 blend as well. Don't get any extra menthol shots. When it is mixed proper according to the owner's oversight, the menthol used is proportioned perfectly. You also need to consider that, menthol, in coil wear. Menthol is mildly acidic.

    It used to be there were cautions for poly-carbonate tanks to avoid acidic, cinnamon, citirus, anise flavors. These flavors would interact chemically with the material causing a physical reaction of becoming epoxy and welding themselves to any other material used as the "decks". To remove the tanks you then needed to wrench on it, usually ending up with cracking the poly-carbonate, ergo you got "tank cracking" juices/flavors.

    You can then imagine what stuff like that does to stainless steel coil wire, kanthal, nichrome wires. Although, there's few tanks now selling with poly-carbonate material. I think the consumer market wised up and quit buying it, know I did the first time I cracked a tank. Pyrex or other tough glass, or heck now I use metal RDAS or Ultem, which is a better grade of plastic type of material for top caps.

    Excuse me need to go for the evening. :) :waves:
     
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    @garbage_ghoul hey did you solve this issue? I'm new to vaping stsrted with a pockex and this is happening after avlbiut a month constant burnt taste. Have to unscrew then rescrew the top to get taste back then after about 10 pulls get burnt tast again
     
  8. MyMagicMist

    MyMagicMist Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I would swap out to a new coil assembly. You might want to try buying a pack of the coil assemblies for that particular tank. Hang on a second I need pictures to explain a bit of meaning for us.

    Here is the outside view of a coil head assembly:
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    Here is a coil getting ready to be wrapped in cotton / wicked:
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    The coil fits inside the assembly. Here is a nice article about rebuilding these type of coil heads.

    So, if you get a pack of these heads you may want to switch out the coil/head in a tank about every two weeks. Put a fresh new coil/head back in the tank and you can clean up or rebuild the old coil/head. Cleaning might involve dropping the coil heads into a pan of boiling water, this is the boil out method and it works pretty well. You might want to try cleaning heads in a bath of vodka, rinse them off and let them dry about three days, this is the booze em out method and it does a fair job. Others might suggest using sonic cleaners. Not used that method so cannot infer any opinion of it.

    What I can offer bullet point wise is below.
    • Any coil in an assembly/head unit will need to be at least rinsed off every two weeks. Two weeks seems generally all the assemblies are designed to do effectively without gunking up, become crappy in taste.
    • It's a good idea to keep a pack of coils assemblies on hand, you might consider it a seasonal buy which lets you keep fresh coils handy.
    • You can save the hassle of needing fresh assemblies by using an RDA. I think yesterday evening my friend @JuicyLucy was saying she gets about three months good use off a coil she makes and puts in an RDA.
    Please do not read that and think this is me telling you how to vape. No, I'm not doing that nor will I ever. What I wrote above is just a suggestion. How you vape is your choice. Hopefully, I've offered some more help. Well, I need to, .... :)
     
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