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12hrs with an Ego C
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:43:16 PM »
Well I swear my lovely postman recognises TW packages now and calls at my house first as he never usually get here before 11 and sometimes as late as 13:00 but since I started vaping (and told him why I was eagerly peering out the window for parcels) they seem to miraculously appear by about 09:30.

So there it was on the coffee table in the Hall when I got back from the supermarket, I opened it up, inspected it  very carefully, filled a cart and attached a battery, I'd read in the manual that the batteries came switched off ( yes folks, here is a fundamental difference between man and woman, a woman reads the manual first so as not to go wrong a man reads it after to work out why they went wrong), so I tapped the button 5 times and promptly tried to take a draw, nothing, attached the other battery, tapped the button 5 times again nothing, assumed they were discharged so screwed them into my usb charger on my pc and both showed green hmmmm, after 30s of head scratching I tapped the button on one 5 times again and 'lo an angel appeared, well not quite, but a puff of vape and the metatrons voice perhaps, with a choir of angels going ahhh ahhh ahhh!

No seriously, a lovely smooth draw, and a big bang full of flavour, better than I'd ever experienced, I was really starting to think that folks that raved about a flavour (including the friends I know who vape) were actually full of BS because at best all I ever got with a standard tank was a "hint" of a flavour; I was starting to wonder if they were bigging it all up because they desperately wanted it to be THAT good, well actually with the C atty it really is, and in fact, I've vaped about twice what I normally would today because I'm like the proverbial kid in a toy shop re-trying all my disaster flavours which I was slowly resigning myself to tipping. Many of them now have been put back into the "use" section of my tool box yayayayay I'm sort of saving already on this kit ;)

On a more techincal note, the atty's come in a strip blister back and are quite small, I have considered cutting them and keeping a spare in my TW 'nado case but I think I will just keep them in a strip as one on it's own is  likely to get lost, however, they are easy to fit into the base and the cone screws smoothly on the top, was a little concerned about whether I had tightened it up enough but so far I am leak free and I'm about 3 full tanks in now.

The batteries do indeed have a white/sky blue/dark blue colour to them, I know I've been through both today, not unusual, I tend to go through 1 and 1/2 batteries a day anyway, I'm a fairly heavy vaper and I'm thinking my next purchase is a 1000mAh passthrough as most of my day is at the PC, but the sky blue / dark blue is easy to miss, my first battery was dark blue before I noticed, this evening with the 2nd batt I was more observant, but to be honest, just a low level indicator of any form is great, when I popped out to the supermarket before I took delivery I took my 'nado with me and I'd barely pulled the car out the drive before I got the flashy light, with this, if I go out and I'm on blue (which ever shade) I'll swop the battery knowing it will see me through, especially as I vape less when I'm out and about.

There has been some discussion about increased juice usage, and I'm pretty sure the atty isn't actually burning any faster, we are just vaping more, and that is another thing, I've been running at any one time 3 - 5 standard tornado attys for different flavours because of flavour contamination, I'm generally a fruity girl, but I'm a sucker for Absinthe and a home mix of Cherry and Titan Menthol, the stronger flavours tend to linger in a standard atty but not so with the new C atty, I've run about 12 different flavours through this atty today and there has been minimal cross over, maybe 3 or 4 puffs and the flavour runs clear, which is just such a boon and the TW case I bought back at the start of my TW vaping experience was woefully inadequate within days, not so now, two batteries, one or two 5ml juice bottles and a fully assembled C and I'm set for a night out and away, I can even squeeze the usb charger in too, you have no idea how much of a relief that was, I'd even been contemplating a bigger handbag and I sooooo don't do handbags, I'm a stuff things in a pocket kind of girl.

I like the smokey black tanks that come with the kit, I have been favouring the clear tanks for a while because I can see the juice but they sort of detract from the sleek black lines of my funky black PV, these guys fit the job but I am going to question whether they are eventually going to be needed, the taste change at the end of a cart is more noticable with the C and as yet I've not got to acrid before I've realised the tank is finished.

All in all it is so far a very positive experience, with one exception, I think I still prefer my beloved Absinthe in my 3 month old heavily maintained and refurbished atty, might need to look at tweaking the mix ;) The only other thing to mention and possibly down side is the lack of a choice of menthol in the kit, I went off tobacco flavours very quickly once I decided to vape full time and although it was never going to put me off buying it, I did baulk at the idea that the black carts only came in tobacco flavour, but several folks had suggested that over time I might come to appreciate the flavour of tobacco, so I had decided to try a low nic cart, I opened the box and the smell was overwhelming, I got as far as opening the sealed plastic the cart was in and was close to retching, the hubs took pity on me and emptied the rest of the tanks out for me and washed them as I actually went green, so having a menthol option might be really nice ;)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 06:15:12 PM »
Fantastic Tara what a great review  ;D Do you work for Which?  lol. No seriously great best review I have read. If I hadn't already got one and didn't agree with everything you have written. I would buy one just from your review.  8)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 06:39:32 PM »
Fantastic Tara what a great review  ;D Do you work for Which?

Lol not quite, despite being an engineer by trade and a qualified teacher by accident, I currently earn part of my living by writing freelance, lol I'm even a published author hahaha, no really stop laughing, I am :P

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 06:46:24 PM »
Great write up Tara....

Makes mine look like a footnote  :)....and not a Terry Pratchet one at that......

Glad your Vaping away happily on your new shiney ..

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 07:07:57 AM »
Echo...echo... great write-up Tara  8)
After all this time it seems that the atties perform so well that very few have even mentioned giving a dry burn to clean and they are going on and on.....
the best flavour producers available it seems, glad you're getting better taste now and I guess you're over your cold and the tragic tastebud episode !  :o
Looking forward to your updates, gal  ;D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 03:45:20 PM »
Great review Tara  :D
Very well written.
However I did not get what atty you prefered with Absinthe?
As you know I am a huge Absinthe freak and curious about everything Absinthe related  ::)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 05:14:51 PM »
Great review Tara  :D
Very well written.
However I did not get what atty you prefered with Absinthe?
As you know I am a huge Absinthe freak and curious about everything Absinthe related  ::)

I currently prefer my  bulk standard ordinary tank atty for absinthe, but I've just mixed a small sample batch at 10% with 20% Pg / 80% Ag instead of my usual all Ag mix, going to play with the mix until I get it right in the C atty.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 03:19:28 AM »
Well today will be an interesting test, I've got a 200mile road trip to do; I find motorways dreadfully boring and usually have my PV in my hand the whole time, I have found with a standard T Atty, that when driving I either lose my technique or the vibration from the steering wheel causes juice to wick out of the tank and its not uncommon for me to end up with a sticky mitt because it leaks, it will be interesting to see how the C assembly holds up to my abuse.

On a side note: Knoton, the test batch I mixed up last night with a touch of PG in the dilutent is coming through much clearer, just thought I would keep you updated :D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 08:57:04 AM »
Well today will be an interesting test, I've got a 200mile road trip to do; I find motorways dreadfully boring and usually have my PV in my hand the whole time, I have found with a standard T Atty, that when driving I either lose my technique or the vibration from the steering wheel causes juice to wick out of the tank and its not uncommon for me to end up with a sticky mitt because it leaks, it will be interesting to see how the C assembly holds up to my abuse.

On a side note: Knoton, the test batch I mixed up last night with a touch of PG in the dilutent is coming through much clearer, just thought I would keep you updated :D

In my opinion there is something about PG that help flavours coming through much better than VG/AG...

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 04:18:57 AM »
Quick Update: The C didn't seem to suffer the same problem I had with the T, so no sticky hand half way down the motorway from leaking, and it even survived a flying bounce down a cobbled road after it slipped out of my hand. I've a few little scratches on the cone, but nothing that will bother me and the atty still seems to be going strong; very impressed so far. As I suspected though, the tank atty I took with me didn't even get a look in, I do wonder if my "spare" parts will ever actually get used, but hey ho, at least they are there in case of emergency ;)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 11:07:38 AM »
Further update: Today I lost my first atomiser after 12 days heavy vaping - approx 5mls a day and not even bothering to blow it out at night, it's performance had dropped off in the last few days and the backwash was becoming increasingly grim, almost black, and the flavours were pretty muddy too. So I decided to give it a soak in vodka for a few hours and then a rinse through with boiling water. The Vodka turned brown rapidly and the rinse yielded a large amount of crud, so I figured I was all set, but I really didn't notice that much of an improvement once it was dried. So I prised the spike from the body and left most of the wick behind which was fused to the biggest lump of gloopy crud I've ever seen, I actually dry burnt the crud off the coil, and debated re-wicking but to be honest, at £4 an atty it hardly seems worth the effort anymore.

All that being said the 2nd atty popped in easy peasy, no 2nd atty syndrome I've noticed one or two folks suffer with, and its vaping like a dream again, leak free; I'm going to blow this new one through each evening to see if that prolongs the life of the atty, but this might all be a bit of a red herring as I did hit some of the darker liquids I had in my stash rather hard to use them up, and they are pretty well documented to be atty killers, as is Green Cow and I put at least 10-15mls of that through it as well.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 11:49:05 AM »
Funny you should say this Tara, as my atty finally gave up today just after I praised it in another thread!! go figure. I thought I got good use out of it 2 weeks vaping putting through between 7 - 10 ml a day, I also tried taking the thing apart and damn I was heavy handed and pulled the little bit of wire that was fused with black gunk to the spike plate and wick out with it. As you say no biggie as I got a load of them and they are cheap, and the bonus was putting a new atty in was like that first days vape all over again. I love this this eGo-c.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012, 01:16:25 PM »
OMG!!!!!   I've just got to keep up with my forum reading! ???  I can't believe I didn't see this sooner. :-\  What a great review Tara!  Please do more for us.  If I could figure out a way to do it, I'd run mine through the shredder after reading yours (maybe caz or Darth can help me with that...... oh Daaathhhh, lol).

I know what you're on about with the Absinthe Tara.  I've not tried that many flavors in the "C" yet, but every one I've tried except for Absinthe :-\  and maybe Doppio, taste better in the "C" than anything else.  Although I do enjoy the Absinthe in the "C", I find the flavor I get with it in the CE3s to be just a bit better.... same as for the Doppio.  I'm sure it's just a matter of adjusting my mix, but not sure which way to go with it. :-\  And for me, the PGs out.  Don't want any more throat hit than I'm already getting, thank you very much. ;D  So if you find an Absinthe mix that you like in the "C" that doesn't involved PG, please do dish, won't you?  And the flavors that I think are better in the "C" are so much better than in anything else, even the CE3s, that it's really hard to believe.  In fact, I had to dial back on flavor concentrate percentage when I took some of them to the CE3s from the tank, and I think I may have to cut it down again for the "C".... for at least a few of my flavors.  Well, again, thanks for this great review Tara! :)



Hey vp... that'll learn ya to go a bragin' on yer atty. ;)   As I've said elsewhere I got about 6 weeks out of my first "C" atty.  And although I'm a chain vaper, I'm constantly switching off between devices, so I've no idea how much juice I got through it.... but that said, I was using it pretty heavy for the first 3 weeks or so... and with juice that's less than kind to attys.  Anyway, I've got three of them on the go now (ATM, it's Absinthe, Belgian Waffle, and Doppio) so I'll see how that works out for me. :)
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 01:45:32 PM »
Sorry to change the topic a little but I keep hearing people talk about absinthe. Can anyone give me a slight idea on the taste. I am hooked on the ego-c just need to find a flavor I can stick with for the most part.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 02:01:32 PM »
OMG!!!!!   I've just got to keep up with my forum reading! ???  I can't believe I didn't see this sooner. :-\  What a great review Tara!  Please do more for us. 

I'm pretty sure there will be more, particularly as this place is taking over from Crackbook as my preferred method of procrastination  :-\
Perhaps I could persuade Mr. Wicked to let me become the "in-house" reviewer hahaha yes I know fat chance and join the back of the queue, but ya know, a girl can hope ;)

I know what you're on about with the Absinthe Tara.  I've not tried that many flavors in the "C" yet, but every one I've tried except for Absinthe :-\  and maybe Doppio, taste better in the "C" than anything else.  Although I do enjoy the Absinthe in the "C", I find the flavor I get with it in the CE3s to be just a bit better.... same as for the Doppio.  I'm sure it's just a matter of adjusting my mix, but not sure which way to go with it. :-\  And for me, the PGs out. 

I'm thinking that either I need to up the percentage flavour or add "something" else, in my opinion the problem seems to be that the AG/VG only mix makes it too sweet, its actually a bit like when you run a shot of absinthe through too much sugar on that fancy spoon you get with the "real" expensive stuff 8). I'm right with you on the PG I've mixed a few different things with the 20%PG/80%AG dilutent I made up and I've developed an annoying tickly cough - not sure it if its the mix as my nipper is poorly at the moment (actually she currently catches everything going as she has EBV, I think you guys across the pond call it Mono) and she shares all her germs with me  :'(

Anyway, I'm rambling, my jury is still out on the use of PG, Ellie did me some lovely mixes as part of a trade, and once I've worked my way through them I'm going to buy the concentrates and try them all AG and go back to my all AG ways to see if the cough doesn't subside. So I'm wondering, either just one or two drops of somthing like menthol in a 10ml batch, or even "Herbes de Provence" might savoury up the mix just a touch without destroying the flavour of the Absinthe, I shall keep you posted :D

But thinking seriously about it, Absinthe is never an all day vape for me, I maybe go through 10ml in a fortnight as it is often an evening out or with a cup of esspresso after a meal type thing, so having one old style atty just dedicated to Absinthe seems like small potatos in the whole scheme of things, and with all the extra room I have now in my carry case, easily acommodated  ;D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 02:01:46 PM »
Sorry to change the topic a little but I keep hearing people talk about absinthe. Can anyone give me a slight idea on the taste. I am hooked on the ego-c just need to find a flavor I can stick with for the most part.

Absinthe is a mix between anise, fennel and wormwood.
it has a licorice like taste with some extra herbs...
I like it strong, I mix it at 15% flavour, the premix is 7,5%
It is my absolute favourite, vape it all day long, day in and day out  :D
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 02:04:51 PM »
Sorry to change the topic a little but I keep hearing people talk about absinthe. Can anyone give me a slight idea on the taste. I am hooked on the ego-c just need to find a flavor I can stick with for the most part.

Absinthe is a European drink much favoured by 19th centuary bohemians, sometimes referred to as the "Green Fairy", it is sort of a little like aniseed, a little like liqurice and a little like well wormwood, which it has infused in it (and if taken neat will send you mad and turn your liver to Fois Gras), it's both sweet and savoury (not sour) at the same time and I love it to vape, but like the real drink, in moderation; however there are folks here who swear by it as an all day everyday vape :D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 02:10:59 PM »
I believe the C gives Absinthe a more smooth taste, some of the sharpness I sensed
with the Tornado Tank Atty is gone. I also think it taste better, but cant really describe it.
I have tried them simultaniously, that is in the C and in the old Tornado tank atty.
And I find the C is much better tasting. Which is excellent since I love Absinthe.
I got a bit nervous about getting short on it so I bought some bottles of concentrate and
have a bit more than 100ml concentrate today  ;D And it is mine, all mine  ;D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 02:15:52 PM »
I believe the C gives Absinthe a more smooth taste, some of the sharpness I sensed
with the Tornado Tank Atty is gone. I also think it taste better, but cant really describe it.
I have tried them simultaniously, that is in the C and in the old Tornado tank atty.
And I find the C is much better tasting. Which is excellent since I love Absinthe.
I got a bit nervous about getting short on it so I bought some bottles of concentrate and
have a bit more than 100ml concentrate today  ;D And it is mine, all mine  ;D

Hahaha but I can click "pay with paypal" and it arrives the next day, what with the fact that I live in the UK, but we can forgive you ;)

I actually should fill up two clean tanks and break out two new atty's and do a comparison, but I think it is the "sharpness" that I am missing, hmmm you've given me an idea for that added "something" I was just talking about, a few drops of LIME ZINGER!!!!!

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 02:22:41 PM »
hahahaha ouch that backfired on me  :D
When I run out I gonna need help to order...

It is funny how one persons dislike in a flabour is another ones liking.
Like when I come to think about that some types of atties I find way to harsh in my throat
others call it very good throat hit.
I can understand that you prefer absinthe in another atty if you miss that sharpness.
Lime zinger could help, or maybe a drop or two of menthol  :o

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 04:20:31 PM »
Well 7 days later and I was noticing a little drop off on the 2nd atty's performance, not massive but definitely there. I've been soaking it in a little pot of vodka for the last few hours and there is a lot of crud making its way out. I am starting to think that the C attys might need more regular maintenance if you want to keep them for extended periods of time; either that or my vaping style is not totally compatible with this type of atty living a long and productive life.

I'm still using T atty's aswell, and I have to say I don't get quite the same deep satisfying crackle and hiss with the C atty. And I am wondering if the atty really is dropping off or just breaking in. If that is the case then I dislike the amount of crud coloured back wash you get after 7-10 days.

This all being said, the taste and vapour production is still brilliant, and I know I am a bit of a tight arse when it comes to disposable goods, so perhaps what I will do is use an atty for 7-10 days and swop it out, once I've got through the whole strip I'll do a batch of maintenance but won't cry if I lose one or two.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 04:43:21 PM »
I have been doing quite some of the dry burning maintainance on them.
Not one have failed due to it  :D
I think I even will do that a bit more often, maybe once every week.
Like a weekly routine on sundays or something.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2012, 04:53:23 PM »
I've also considered weekly maintenance, perhap when this weeks atty drops off I will give the dry burn a go :) A lot of this is experimentation at the moment to find the right routine :)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 05:06:19 PM »
I've never been one for 'dry burns' - I've always boiled them up and blown them out - but Rtsjr posted that you could take out the spike with just a small flat SD.

So, I took the head off, got the coils glowing a few times then rinsed under the tap. I then got the coils glowing again a few times, then wiped with loo roll, put the spike back on then tried with the same flavour.

I have to say it's unbelievable. I've already had 20 days out of this atty and all it took was this little bit of maintenance and given the way it's performing again 'as new', I wouldn't be surprised if I got another 15 days out of it!

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 05:14:11 PM »
I've been an advocate of dry burning almost since I started, boil it up, dry, remove spike and burn, I'm currently using a T atty from my original kit that still works like new. But when I tried to pop the spike plate on my first C atty last week ( after 12 days use) the wick was welded to the coil care of a big lump of gunk. :( So I'm experimenting to find optimum processes :D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 05:18:43 PM »
Blimey - what flavour were you using Tara? That sounds pretty severe... I even use a booster with mine and I've not experienced that so far...

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 05:24:52 PM »
Mostly DV Apple, RL Strawberry, DV Green Cow and DV Black Cherry & RL Menthol Mixed, with a few other flavours thrown in here and there RL Bananna is a new favourite. So nothing particularly dark; I know Green Cow is an atty killer, but the one I just swooped out never saw any GC at all and the crud from the vodka soak is comparable to the one I lost last week :S

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2012, 06:05:56 PM »
I wrecked my first C atty by removing the spike plate before I "boiled" the arty.....in my case I boil by using a small steam cleaner to blast through it for a good 60 seconds through each end and pop the spike off before it cools down...I think that the wick was still stuck to the coil because I had not heated it up enough with the steam to stop the wick sticking.

When I popped the spike off the wick pulled the coil with it......looked like a mangeld spring and was well  beyond help :(

Been doing this with my 2nd atty once a week making sure I well and truly steam it and has not happened since.... Fingers crossed.....

I feel that the C coil seems to be a much more robust than my T's...... as I managed to murder several of them whilst taking apart....

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2012, 04:56:49 AM »
Well that's two for two now, left the thing soaking overnight in vodka, then gave it a bloody good boil, tried to prise the spike plate off whilst still warm (something I've done dozens of times with the T atty) and yet again the wick was welded to the coil by a big lump of gunk - so another atty in the bin, I'm at a bit of a loss as to how these things are getting so gunky as I stayed well away from dark and caffiene loaded flavours in the last 7 days and its still gunked up way more than my T attys ever were after 3 or 4 weeks.

So the third atty is going to get the followng treatment:-

1) Blow out every night
2) Dry burn in situ with spike plate every 3rd day

We'll see how long this one lasts.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2012, 01:04:40 PM »
Well to say I am disappointed is an understatement, I've just lost my 3rd atty after only 4 days of use; I know I'm vaping more than usual at approx 6ml a day as I'm up against a deadline, but that is still only 24mls of juice max to have gone through it and I noticed a considerable drop off in the flavour after only 2 days even though I had religiously blown through the atty the previous two nights; so I did a dry burn with the spike in situ which revived it somewhat, but again this afternoon whilst it had a reasonable vapour production the flavour was non existant, so I tried another dry burn and this time there was no appreciable flavour improvement.

Wondering if it was me coming down with a case of vapers tongue I swopped in yet another atty, and 'lo and behold a return to beautiful full and rich flavours as well a vapour, so I tried dry burning the old atty again to no avail, resigned and curious I prised the spike off again to inspect the wick and coil and bugger me if the thing didn't look like some mutant from a tar pit was growing inside, with the wick, YET AGAIN welded to the coil, so BANG another atty in the bin, I've only had this EGO-C twenty one days and already I've lost more atomisers than I did in the previous 3 months of vaping with the old Tornado T - all of a sudden this isn't looking as trouble free and cost effective as it first did because at this rate I will be spending close to twenty pounds a month in atomisers rather than thirteen.

This is such a shame because the flavour and vapour is second to none; I'm not quite ready to give up yet though as I do REALLY want this to work as I can foresee a time when the old T atomisers become obsolete and I don't want to find myself suddenly in the position of not being able to source parts. And I am wondering if I've just got a batch of duff atty's because none of them (including the new one I've just put in) has the deep satisfying fizz and crackle that the old T atty's do, so 5 more atty's arrived in the post today and I will take it from there. But I am at such a loss now, I'm not a complete "newb" anymore and I know how to look after my kit, I know more than a few of the tips and tricks and yet I appear to be getting nowhere near the performance or longevity that others are reporting from this atomiser.

Any suggestions / discussion would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2012, 02:21:42 PM »
Tara,

I feel completly lost here. It feels as it gotta be somekind of difference between your vaping and mine.
other than you are vaping about 3 times as much as me.
I am thinking of your mixes.
What nicotine base are you using?
What dilutants?, are you buying PG/VG that might contain something that atties dont like.
Like sugar for ex... Do you add water, alcohol...
I opened the atty I have had for about 10 weeks. Took the spike out.
It did not look that bad, it was black and misscolored of course but no big lump on it like you describe it.
It gotta be somekind of difference.
Are you using LR Atties?
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2012, 02:44:16 PM »
Tara,

I feel completly lost here. It feels as it gotta be somekind of difference between your vaping and mine.
other than you are vaping about 3 times as much as me.
I am thinking of your mixes.
What nicotine base are you using?
What dilutants?, are you buying PG/VG that might contain something that atties dont like.
Like sugar for ex... Do you add water, alcohol...
I opened the atty I have had for about 10 weeks. Took the spike out.
It did not look that bad, it was black and misscolored of course but no big lump on it like you describe it.
It gotta be somekind of difference.
Are you using LR Atties?
Just putting out thoughts loud  :D

I'm starting to wonder if it is my vaping style I have noticed I've been drawing quite hard recently. But I still can't see how this can be the problem as I'm not drawing so hard that I flood the thing, rarely ever flooded the T atty either :S Although saying that, I've been making a concious effort to reduce the strength of my draw this evening and I do seem to be getting a little more "snap. crackle and pop" in the atty; but nowhere near what I would normally have with a T.

I'm using Platinum Ice (VG) 54mg as base - sourced from TW, primarily DV flavours, all of which are light coloured and a 25/75 mix of PG/AG both also sourced from a UK manufacturer. I was wondering if it was the PG/AG causing the problem but as this stuff is in effect TW stuff in a different bottle (and that is all I am going to say about that), I can't see how this is the problem, especially as others such as 8 ball seem to be running high AG mixes of thier own devising without any problems; in fact for the majority of the last week I have been vaping 4 flavours almost exclusively that were mixed by Pufferfish, with a 33/66 ratio and the VG cut with vodka and I'm pretty sure Puffer hasn't had these problems either.

The atty's are standard resistance atty's of that I am sure, I'm totally at a loss too  :'(

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2012, 02:50:00 PM »
I remember I have seen a post about someone going into a shop having somekind of a problem
he/she wanted solved. And someone in the shop noticed him/her vaping and said that he/she knew
what his/her problem was just by looking at his/her vapestyle.
Maybe you should go to a vapers shop and vape?  :D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2012, 02:57:11 PM »
Maybe you should go to a vapers shop and vape?  :D

Lol maybe I should. I'm trying really hard to take the lightest of draws this evening and as it is in for a penny in for a pound, tonight before I go to bed (and with only 1ml of juice through the thing) I'm going to pop the spike and have a look see; might do this every night and try an analyse my style and gunk build up.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2012, 03:31:04 PM »
I know nothing bout gunked up attys.  However, maybe that gunky tar you are seeing is the burnt vegtable sugars from the glycerin.   If it is then soaking it in vodka and boiling it isn't going to achieve much becuase those sugars will take a while to break down. If that is the case,  then I think the first thing I would try is baking soda in warm water.  The idea would be that the baking soda would react with the sugars in the gunk and break it down, and give off some co2 in the process,  the warm water should help the sugars disolve too.  

Go and fetch that one out of the bin and stick it in a small pan of warm water with 4 or 5 table spoons of baking soda,  or I dunno, add the whole tub???  

Dunno if this will work or it is just a waste of time,  but it would be what I would try.  
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2012, 03:40:07 PM »

Go and fetch that one out of the bin and stick it in a small pan of warm water with 4 or 5 table spoons of baking soda,  or I dunno, add the whole tub???  

Dunno if this will work or it is just a waste of time,  but it would be what I would try.  

What an interesting idea, I've just fished the coil out the bin and its currently sitting in an egg cup full of warm water and baking soda, I shall report back shortly ;)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2012, 03:46:24 PM »
One way to check if you are drawing too hard is to look in a mirror while you are vaping, if your cheeks dimple in any way shape or form.. then it is likely you are drawing to hard................ and my apologies for any rude comments that may follow  :-\
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2012, 03:59:48 PM »
There aren't any sugars in glycerine. Yes, it tastes sweet, but no sugars.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2012, 04:06:01 PM »

Go and fetch that one out of the bin and stick it in a small pan of warm water with 4 or 5 table spoons of baking soda,  or I dunno, add the whole tub???  

Dunno if this will work or it is just a waste of time,  but it would be what I would try.  

What an interesting idea, I've just fished the coil out the bin and its currently sitting in an egg cup full of warm water and baking soda, I shall report back shortly ;)

Lol well it made some difference, the wick unattched itself from the coil but still really gunky, so I went one better and broke out the vinegar, SODA VOLCANO!!!

That worked tee hee ;)

Still doesn't cure the problem though.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2012, 04:10:00 PM »
When I smoked I used to take hard short draws.
I had to learn a completly new style when starting to vape.
Now I try as much as possible to take long slow draws where I press the button just before starting to draw and release it just before I stop.
I have noticed it helps if I put my tounghe in the way of the vapour going into my mouth.
Sorry a bit difficult for me to describe in a foreign language.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2012, 04:14:48 PM »
One way to check if you are drawing too hard is to look in a mirror while you are vaping, if your cheeks dimple in any way shape or form.. then it is likely you are drawing to hard................ and my apologies for any rude comments that may follow  :-\

But I always have dimples in ALL my cheeks hahahaha!

In all seriousness though I've just sat infront of a mirror looking at myself, didn't I feel a prize wally :P I've got little hamster cheeks so it's hard to tell but I think I probably am drawing too hard, strange that it never affected me with the T atomisers.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2012, 04:21:09 PM »
Lol, the T's have mesh surrounding the coil bath and soaked up a lot of excess liquid that fed back when the juice supply was running lean, so without this mesh the C's could flood easier, that's why the breather hole in the centre of atomiser thread is so much smaller.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2012, 04:27:51 PM »
Friend:   :) So Tara, what you been up to?
Tara:  :D Well, I spent last nght making a vinegar volcano in an egg cup and watching myself in the mirror to see if I had dimples when I sucked.
Friend:  :o WTF!

Sounds like these need a redesign with a mesh screen over the atty.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2012, 04:28:39 PM »
Lol, the T's have mesh surrounding the coil bath and soaked up a lot of excess liquid that fed back when the juice supply was running lean, so without this mesh the C's could flood easier, that's why the breather hole in the centre of atomiser thread is so much smaller.

Yes I was just pondering if the mesh was masking the problem somewhat; I've actually just swopped to a T atty to try and compare and I am actually lighter on the draw with the T too, I suspect the problem may lie with the C atty being just so godamn tasty, it's making me draw harder to get every last particle of flavour out the vapour ;) Oh well only time will tell it seems, but at least I feel I've made some progress tonight in the fact that a) I've found a way of cleaning these buggers effectively, and b) I've possible found the cause of the problem in the first place.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2012, 08:42:42 AM »
So how do you clean a C atty?

I have 4 sitting in a box that I'd love to get working properly again.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2012, 09:02:44 AM »
So how do you clean a C atty?

I have 4 sitting in a box that I'd love to get working properly again.

Well, I just blow them out like the old Tornado Tank atty every night and about once a week I do below dry cleaning.



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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2012, 09:46:00 AM »
Ahh right.. the standard way... I did try that.. never saw a 'red glow' from the atty..

They're lasting about the same or maybe a day longer than the old TT atomisers and they're a damned sight cheaper than those as well.

I just need something to tide me over for a month or two till new kit arrives.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2012, 08:19:13 AM »
I remember I have seen a post about someone going into a shop having somekind of a problem
he/she wanted solved. And someone in the shop noticed him/her vaping and said that he/she knew
what his/her problem was just by looking at his/her vapestyle.
Maybe you should go to a vapers shop and vape?  :D

Knoton, that was me!   The problem, as pointed out by the clerk, was that I was holding my e-cig straight out from my mouth (horizonal), when I should be holding it down (vertical) and that was causing a problem with my attys.   I doubt that is Tara's problem -- but just something we newbies need to be mindful of.


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2012, 01:27:21 PM »
Knoton, do you actually see the heating wire turn red like the instructions tell you, as I do not.   Therefore, it is very difficult for me to know how long to keep the button pressed.   I only keep it pressed for about 3 seconds or so like I would my old attys.    I see some smoke and smell just a little burn.    How long do you keep the button pressed each time?



So how do you clean a C atty?

I have 4 sitting in a box that I'd love to get working properly again.

Well, I just blow them out like the old Tornado Tank atty every night and about once a week I do below dry cleaning.




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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2012, 03:25:23 PM »
No, to see that I would have to remove the spike and I dont want to do that.
So since I do it like once a week I just do it by feeling.
A few seconds burst, blow some on it to get rid of ev smoke, wait and repeat, time after time...

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2012, 03:31:50 PM »
Welllllllllllllll, I wonder why the maintenance pamphlet says you're gonna see the red wire!   Glad to know you don't see it either.   

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2012, 03:49:39 PM »
Welllllllllllllll, I wonder why the maintenance pamphlet says you're gonna see the red wire!   Glad to know you don't see it either.   

Thanks!

Well, maybe if you press long enough you will do that. But I dont dare to press that long.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2012, 05:19:16 PM »
Having the same problems as Tara.....

But, having made myself reduce the strength of my draw.....things seem to be better....had a perfect vape day today, though still having attys reduce in performance much faster than the first atty, which just seemed to go on and on and on.....

Starting to think it could be vapers tongue and maybe my Vaping has increased much more because the C is so good when it's working well...l

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2012, 05:51:08 PM »
Been drawing so light on mine in the last 24hrs that the suction would not have marked a babies skin and yet 48hrs after the swop I had to dry burn the atty as it felt clogged and the flavour was off :S

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2012, 06:30:53 PM »
Tara...

That's spot on what I am finding, apart from today for some reason..... And thats probably down to starting a new atty this morning.....forgot that.....so my battery question on my thread was definately straw grasping.....

Clogged and the flavour is off.....ditto



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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2012, 06:40:26 PM »
Gosh Tara.  I can't think of anything to suggest. :(  Just wanted to verify that, yes, I'm using all VG mixes, and I'm not having any problems with premature atty death.  Got about 6 weeks out of my first "C" atty.  Now that I have the kit I've got three on the go at once, and so far all three are still going strong.  Wish I could think of something to suggest, but I'm just at a loss here. :-\
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2012, 11:28:17 AM »
Hi Tara, how's your little girl getting on hun? Hope she's much better now... :)
I'm at a loss as to what to suggest for you too... I've had no problem such as you describe but I'm sure I pull harder on the -C now than when I started using it because the flavour is so good it's hard to be gentle with it  ???
I'm delighted that you are enjoying my mixes  ;D
and I hope the cause of this problem will come to light, it will be a shame if the average atty life turns out to be less than the 8 weeks or so which my first ones made.....but even so, the costs will still be favourable in comparison with the standard tank atties
(and of course far, far cheaper than the costs of the old unmentionables )  :o
Please keep everyone posted with your findings, sorry I can't help.. :(

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2012, 01:23:30 PM »
Well that's all 5 atomisers from the original kit gone, number 4 lasted 3 & 1/2 days, I swooped in the final one and it was unusable from the get go as it wasn't wicking properly and was constantly tasting scorched unless I took a cold draw before an ordinary draw. I actually wish I'd kept all of them now as I think TW needs to monitor this.

I've opened the 2nd packet now and WILL be keeping all these and returning them if it prove to be necessary. I do hope the last lot were just an unlucky Friday afternoon batch, it happens; but I'm starting to think that I might have to retire the C and go back to the T which I am very sad about. And for the time being I think I'm going to have to refrain from recommending it :(

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2012, 02:08:05 PM »
Tara, I really hope the first batch were duds and that you have much better luck with the new ones!  I, like the many others, really like it; but I can understand how you feel! :'(

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2012, 02:56:56 PM »
Hi Tara.  I feel so bad for you. :'(  I was one of the first to give the "C" a good review, and have never encountered any of the problems you're having.  I know you're using juice that you got from Pufferfish, and I know she's not having any problems vaping that in her "C".  Frankly I'm at a loss.  The only thing I can think at this point is that, like you said, you must have just got a bad lot of attys.  If you have the same experience with the next lot of "C" attys it might be worth returning them to TW to see if they can figure out anything.  I know I've seen others who are not getting much juice through these (although none who are having it quite as bad as you), so maybe there needs to be some sorting out done on these.  Anyway, sorry you're having such a bad go with them. :(
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2012, 03:05:43 PM »
Cheers guys :D

8Ball I'm feeling pragmatic about it all, it's a new peice of kit, glitches are expected. And it's not like I'm unable to vape I have a stock of T attys to fall back on. Worse case scenario is that I put the C cones away for a few months to watch what happens regarding reliability over the coming months and maybe try them again once the kit has been around a bit longer.

The atty I put in from the new strip this evening is definitely more lively so we will have to see. But at the moment I cannot in good conscience recommend it until we work out what is going on, as much as I would love to.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2012, 03:46:29 PM »
Of course Tara.  If I'd had the same experience as you I wouldn't be able to recommend it either. :(   Do let us know how the first atty from the new strip works out.  Cheers.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2012, 04:03:26 PM »
Hi Tara.  I feel so bad for you. :'(  I was one of the first to give the "C" a good review

Well.. I've been using a DCT for a few days now and so far it's still going great.. So if you could avoid doing a good review of them 8, I'd really appreciate it, as I don't want it going down the pan?  :-\ thanks buddy!  ;)

Seriously though.. I have been following this but I'm in the same boat as 8ball in that my C's been trouble free for 3 weeks now, apart from losing the first atty.. Which popped bang on 2 weeks..  :(  and I figure when you're having issues, the last thing you want is someone posting up how great there's is!  ::)  >:(
 I just wanted to add though, that ultimately it can only be the Batts or the Atties.. And the Batts are easy to eliminate as you've obviously a healthy amount of kit. So I can only agree that the only possible reason would be down to a bad batch of atties? Real shame to get a whole strip of Duds though..  :'( So, I too will be interested to know how your new strip of shinies works out for you Tara.. Fingers crossed!  ;)


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2012, 04:36:27 PM »
 :-\  Well, for 20quid I'm sure I could be convinced to skip a review of the D/C tanks VE. ;)
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2012, 04:54:51 PM »
Quote from: The Vape Escape

Seriously though.. I have been following this but I'm in the same boat as 8ball in that my C's been trouble free for 3 weeks now, apart from losing the first atty.. Which popped bang on 2 weeks..  :(  and I figure when you're having issues, the last thing you want is someone posting up how great there's is!  ::)  >:(
 I just wanted to add though, that ultimately it can only be the Batts or the Atties.. And the Batts are easy to eliminate as you've obviously a healthy amount of kit. So I can only agree that the only possible reason would be down to a bad batch of atties? Real shame to get a whole strip of Duds though..  :'( So, I too will be interested to know how your new strip of shinies works out for you Tara.. Fingers crossed!  ;)


Hmmmm now there is a thought, you know my first atty was going strong until the unit took a spill down hill down a cobbled path. It gave up just a few days later. And the time between attys has been getting shorter ever since.

We know it isn't batteries I've been rotating regularly through 7 that are all 4 mths or less in age and the last atty was only used on my brand new pass through; the one thing I haven't actually thought about is the cone; so I've swopped to the spare, if I get a decent life out of this new atty then I might try swopping in the last duff one of the old batch that wasn't wicking properly.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2012, 05:23:34 PM »
Actually.. You might be onto something there. I once had a Tornado tank Attie/cone that due to being in my pocket, somehow ended up slightly bent at an angle. It wasn't like the Leaning Tower but if you held up the unit and looked straight at it.. You could definitely see it was sitting at an angle on the battery and it didnt screw onto the batteries threads so easily. I found that the performance had really taken a hit. Anyway, I took a slight risk and Bent the cone gently back whilst attatched so that it was dead straight again?..suddenly the whole thing was back to chuffing like Churchill?  :-\ so it's proof (of sorts) that damage to the cone could affect performance? Hmm.. The mystery deepens!  :)

:-\  Well, for 20quid I'm sure I could be convinced to skip a review of the D/C tanks VE. ;)

20quid.. Quid?  Geez.. You speak the lingo better than I do mate! Oh and your ego c review was genuinely excellent by the way!  :) Besides, if your reviews are cursed, then you're lucky compared to me. I seem to have the curse of thread deletion, I've posted in two threads that have been deleted in as many weeks?!  :o  ;)


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2012, 07:04:45 PM »
LOL VE.  Cheers mate!  I'd give you a better response.... :-\  but I guess I'd just be wasting my time since, now that you've posted in it, this thread is sure to be deleted. ;)    :-\  Hey, maybe they were just jealous of your excellent sensayuma. ;D



Hey Tara, I don't see how it could be the cone.... :-\, but as you say, it's not the batteries..... :-\  and it's got to be something..... so it's deffo worth a shot.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2012, 05:35:27 AM »
LOL VE.  Cheers mate!  I'd give you a better response.... :-\  but I guess I'd just be wasting my time since, now that you've posted in it, this thread is sure to be deleted. ;)    :-\  Hey, maybe they were just jealous of your excellent sensayuma. ;D

Hmm.. I think opinions would vary on that one.. ::) But Cheers anyway! Ps: what's a sensayuma?...Some variety of Orange right? Just that I've always been more of a Tangerine man myself?  :-\  ;D

Hey Tara, I don't see how it could be the cone.... :-\, but as you say, it's not the batteries..... :-\  and it's got to be something..... so it's deffo worth a shot.

Well.. As Sherlock Holmes himself said.. "once you have eliminated the impossible...whatever remains, no matter how Improbable.. Must be the truth" something like that anyway!  :P


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #68 on: February 05, 2012, 07:28:27 AM »
Having thought about the battery issues..... as my C is behaving like Tara's..... I had a little brainwave as I really did notice that while using my new C batteries the C itself seemed to behave much like it did when I was first using it....

So, back to batteries.... I do from time to time just clean the terminal and thread with a quick wipe with a dry tissue.....which I realise does not probably clean them that well.... so this morning I have thoroughly cleaned them all with Q tips and some alcohol wipes..... I wiped them first like I normally do and then cleaned with the Q tips etc..... was just amazed at how much black crap came off.....

Maybe it was a voltage issue afterall and the dirty connections having a much greater effect than I thought......

Am now vaping with my oldest T battery and have to say my C is now almost back to normal..... am also using the cone that I had issues with and its still leaking from the top, am using a new tank and cap.....

Will wait and see what happens...


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2012, 04:51:46 PM »
Well I'm declaring this peice of kit, for me at least a complete bust; and Im getting seriously concerned about the growing group of people who are also experiencing problems and being told the same things over and over, like the draw is too hard, push in the wick, dry burn the coil ( even after just a day or so of use) as a result I worry that like me they are blaming themselves and then quietly slipping away; heck even I haven't considered sending the kit back because I'd been just about convinced it was user error over hardware.

But I can't honestly believe that I'm so cack handed that I can't keep an atomiser for more than 3 days. And the body of evidence shows that I'm not THAT cack handed when I've T atomisers that are 4 mths old and still going strong. I'm going back to the T for the time being, but on the grounds that I've already ruled out clearo's and other similar styles because I prefer the hassle free refilling my options are pretty limited if the T ever disappears; maybe by the time they do the reliability of the C atty will have improved.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2012, 05:08:19 PM »
Don’t give up on them yet Tara
Going by me experience with the C I think some bad ones got through.
The ones I got with the kit didn’t last at all  (used 3out of 5 in no time)  as I had ordered extra attys I used one of those and it is working as good as every one says they are.
If I hadn’t got extra attys with my first order I would have put it down to experience and never used them again but now I will use them amongst other things.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2012, 05:37:22 PM »
Cyborg I've been through 7 attys in a month; with the exception of the first which made it to 12 days before cr*pping out, not one has made it past a week, most dying after 3 or 4 days after severe nursing, and 2 were inusable from the get go including the one I put in tonight. That's just not bad luck, that's poor quality, stupid thing is when I opened the one this evening to inspect it it looked more like an atty that had seen 50ml not the 9 that had actually gone through.

And for every person that is told to persevere and " it just bad luck" who keeps buying TW will be blissfully unaware there is a problem; sadly I didn't keep the trashed attys, I wish I had. But I can make sure that I make informed purchases the T is tried and tested, in my opinion the reliability is second to none and the attys are easily cleaned and maintained when they do gunk up.

The other thing I noticed tonight comparing the T and the C is the C sticks up higher through the spike, and in retrospect all the ones I've had have been like that, and the wick is MUCH shorter under the spike plate, but the construction is such that the wicks are quit loose in the spike, even a small tweak ( which I have done very successfully with 1 T early on in my vaping adventure) has it either leaking like an over full nappy or scortching the back of your throat because it's burning dry.

I think the kit needs work, perhaps, if reliability improves I'll try again, but at £20 a strip of 5 I will have to be pretty well convinced that is the case :s

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2012, 06:05:02 PM »
Didn’t realise it was 7 attys in a month Tara.
I must admit I haven’t used the C a lot I only got them for when I am driving as I normally DD, I am now using the DCT’s when in the car so the C has taken a back seat so to speak.
In retrospect I wish I hadn’t thrown the dead ones out but had returned them to TW for inspection.
If no one knows of a problem it will never get sorted out.
A friend is interested in starting to vape and I was going to recommend the C but I am now having second thoughts.
Realistically I have only gone by others posts saying how good they are and not by my personal experience.         
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2012, 06:11:24 PM »
Tara, PLEASE do me a favor and call customer service tomorrow.   I know you still have the 5 attys from your second strip you ordered.   As you say, something is seriously wrong and this needs to be brought to their attention!   

I am pretty much like you with the vapin -- started about the same time as you with a Tornado and then got the C (I think about the same time -- got mine around January 15h).   I haven't had any problems with the 2 attys running about 1.25ml per day on the C; however, I did do a complete dry burn on both of them 2 days ago. 

Please give CS a call tomorrow!

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2012, 06:15:31 PM »
I'm actually wondering if that is the difference actually cyborg, those that are getting on with it are running multiple PV's and those that aren't are either using just one or two. I only ever run one PV at a time, I use it all day every day, I change flavours only when I finish a tank and my consumption varies between 3 and 6 ml a day depending upon how long I spend at the computer.

The  C might just not be up to that kind of work horse abuse; it would be interesting if folks could comment here about this theory because if it proves to be true, then none of us should be recommending it as a first time peice of cut and should still be pushing the T; as newbies are most likely, at least until they get the bug, to be the people who are using it in the way I do.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #75 on: February 07, 2012, 07:37:25 PM »
Tara, could you spell out what the 'T' is that you refer to? Being a newbie, it might be worth me taking a look... Thanks in advance.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2012, 07:46:48 PM »
Hi Tara,

I'm having very similar problems and it's disappointing after such great longivity from the first C atty. I too vape around 5ml per day and am using only the C. I'm on around the 8th atty in 6 weeks, I sent two back and TW replaced them.

I've not had any luck with removing the spike plate yet re-wicked several T Tank atties in the past.

I have four cones and holders and have chenged these over in an attempt to get longer use from the atty but this hasn't worked either.

All juice has pme from TW so I don't think that's the issue either.

I'm hoping this gets rectified as it's a real pity.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2012, 11:52:03 PM »
Tara, could you spell out what the 'T' is that you refer to? Being a newbie, it might be worth me taking a look... Thanks in advance.

The T atty is just the standard run of the mill Tank atty that comes with the Tornado T (Tank) kits; they have the cone and atomiser all as one item.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2012, 12:05:16 AM »
Tara, PLEASE do me a favor and call customer service tomorrow.   I know you still have the 5 attys from your second strip you ordered.   As you say, something is seriously wrong.

Please give CS a call tomorrow!

There isn't really any point, I binned the first five from the strip each time putting it down to either bad luck or user error. So all I have is the one I popped in last night that won't wick at all; and the one that died of gunk suffocation after just 3 days, which I've voided any warranty on because I took it apart to examine it, and 3 unused ones in a strip; I don't fancy my odds on customer satisfaction do you?

But by writing here I have ensured that an objective account of my experiences has been put down for others to find and consider. Sadly not every buyer makes it to the forum, but many do, so they can read different accounts.

For me the C in my opinion has been a very very very expensive mistake, one I'm not likely to continue throwing good money after bad at in an attempt to fix, I'm actually very disappointed at the quality, the only saving grace is that I am satisfied at least with the T or I would have just simply slipped away looking for something more reliable elsewhere.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #79 on: February 08, 2012, 05:37:01 AM »
Hi all

First of all I am sorry to hear that a couple of you seem to be having problems with your EGO C atomizers.
Please contact me to discuss louise@totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk (you too Tara :))

Secondly, the instructions posted here, although are from the Joyetech Manufacturers, are not part of the TW Ego C manual. We do not advise customers to 'dry burn' atomizers as this can cause irreversible damage to the atomizers. Please refrain from doing this unless you are willing to understand that this will invalidate any warranty on the atomizers.

When cleaning an atomizer, the only thing you should need to do is blow through them at the end of each day to remove any residue that has accumilated through that day.
Cleaning with vodka, soda crystals, coke etc will again invalidate your warranty.

Thanks
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #80 on: February 08, 2012, 05:47:52 AM »
Thanks Louise . . . and Tara, please let us know the outcome!  Keepin my fingers crossed that this can be sorted out for you and the others!

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #81 on: February 08, 2012, 06:22:41 AM »
Hi, I don't know what is going on but I cant believe that everybody is getting different results with the eGo-c. I have had mine now for about 6 - 7 weeks. In that time had to replace 1 atty at about the 4 week point, but as I put about 5 - 7ml a day through it I thought that this seemed reasonable, I also use a different flavour of juice with every cart I use.
So far my second atty has lasted and no signs yet of giving up, same flavours I know and expect. It does seem to be a little mixed as to the exact amount of time they last, but as long as I can get at least 4 weeks out of each one I will be happy.
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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #82 on: February 08, 2012, 09:00:54 AM »
tara i feel your pain, love the flavor on the C, flavor is my crack on vaping (carmel popcorn }.
3 atties in 2 week's all from the kit.
just started a new strip from TW will make a special effort to keep the forum updated on how this 1st atty of the new batch holds out, CHEER's all and vape on ;)

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #83 on: February 08, 2012, 09:29:57 AM »
My issuies with the ego - c is i do get a burning / oily kind of taste its hard to explain, i have put it down tho the fact i vape quite a bit on it and it does get very warm/hot so i find i have to have a puff then put it down and thats not really my style of vaping, where as my DCT im using i could vape that thing none stop and i dont get the burning heat etc....but on the downside the flavour isnt as good.

One day i may find my perfect vape and flavour lol


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2012, 12:14:44 PM »
Just a quick update, following a brief email exchange with Louise I have agreed to continue using the three remaining atomisers and document their performance and subsequent demise; I will be noting also how much fluid goes through them and only following the TW recommended maintenance of blowing through at the end of each day. Once they suffocate from gunk they are to be returned to TW for inspection.

They've very generously offered to replace some of the trashed attys, despite the fact that I well and truly voided the warranty trying to work out what was wrong; which should also rule out the possibility that I've genuinely been the mother of all bad luck and somehow ended up with two bad strips. I really can't complain at the level of CS that has been provided. And hopefully this will help improve the product.


Let's hope we can knock this problem on the head for every one :D I shall keep you all updated in the mystery of the uber manky atomisers.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #85 on: February 08, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »
Tara, I am glad CS was able to help you.   But you're right in that TW has to figure out what is going wrong; and hopefully with your documentation, it will help them. 

Knoton started a new thread where he is asking every one to post replies as to performance of the Cs, so that everything will be in one thread and can be used by TW.   Hopefully you will post there as well.

I believe it was Cyborg that also had problems with a strip of attys.   Hopefully he will document everything on the use of his 2nd strip for TW.   

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #86 on: February 08, 2012, 01:17:10 PM »
Let's hope we can knock this problem on the head for every one :D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #87 on: February 08, 2012, 05:21:35 PM »
I've looked but cannot find the new thread started by Knoton re feedback on the ego-c... Any pointers?

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #88 on: February 08, 2012, 05:26:43 PM »
I've looked but cannot find the new thread started by Knoton re feedback on the ego-c... Any pointers?

Ed it's in the general discussions :D

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #89 on: February 08, 2012, 07:30:34 PM »
Cheers, Tara.

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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2012, 06:34:22 AM »
I'm actually wondering if that is the difference actually cyborg, those that are getting on with it are running multiple PV's and those that aren't are either using just one or two. I only ever run one PV at a time, I use it all day every day, I change flavours only when I finish a tank and my consumption varies between 3 and 6 ml a day depending upon how long I spend at the computer.

The  C might just not be up to that kind of work horse abuse; it would be interesting if folks could comment here about this theory because if it proves to be true, then none of us should be recommending it as a first time peice of cut and should still be pushing the T; as newbies are most likely, at least until they get the bug, to be the people who are using it in the way I do.

Hi Tara,  :) just thought I'd comment about the multiple PV theory....
whilst it's true that I do regularly use half a dozen PV's throughout the day in order to keep swapping flavours and avoid the dreaded "tastebud syndrome"... when I had the original eGo-C for review back in November, I used it exclusively for about 3 weeks before posting my review, so that I could give it a thorough trial with as many variations of flavour, juices, prolonged use (and yes, it does run hot when chain-vaped...)
and crucially:  wanting to see how long the atty would last.
In the event, I had to post the review before the atty expired as the -C was about to hit the shelves... so it seemed important to have a review up on the boards... the atty I was using continued to perform for over 8 weeks.
I had 3 atties provided in all with the review device; the first I killed by my own abuse of the poor thing...the second went on for over 8 weeks... and the third is still performing today, although I've reverted to using a number of devices in rotation, the -C is vaped for at least a couple of hours each day as it's my favourite device for flavour etc... it goes through about 2 ml of juice every day.
My current juice mix is approximately 50/50 PG/AG and I've had no trouble such as you're describing with your atties, so I'm also thinking that the current batches of atty strips are not up to the original standard.


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Re: 12hrs with an Ego C
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2012, 09:27:26 AM »
There may be light at the end of the tunnel; having received the replacment atomisers this morning, I took them all out the strip to inspect them; first thing that struck like a frying pan from an irrate wife after last orders; the wicks in these atomisers are much lower in the spike than the 7 I have lost !!!

Lol but then sods laws has kicked in as I decided to remove the remaining 3 of the suspect strip and look closely at those (they were all twisted so that the wick wasn't obvious through the plastic) and their wicks are lower too, although not as low as the new ones, they still sit above the bottom of the diagonal cut in the spike. So we could be on to something here......or maybe I am grasping at straws.....time will tell.

 

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