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How to Fix a Clearomizer - Infographic

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Kanger T3S Clearomizer

Just a quickie this week. While trolling the web, I found an excellent article and infographic that points out common problems people have with clearomizers and how to fix those problems. 

The infographic, posted by Emily Lowe on the Ashtray Blog, covers it all pretty well, but I have a few things I would add to it:

  1. Really, if you EVER get a burnt taste, you are not using the right type of clearomizer. Bottom fill clearomizers NEVER get a burnt taste and rather than tossing out the old clearomizer and screwing on another of the same kind, I'd get a whole different clearomizer altogether, like a Kanger T3S. They absolutely will never have a burnt taste!
  2. In the "Not Getting Enough Vape?" section, Emily correctly points out that one of the common problems is that the coil is not tightly screwed onto the clearomizer base. It not only results in poor vapor but can also lead to gurgling and leaking and is, by far, the #1 reason a clearomizer may not be putting out enough vapor. In fact, the manufacturers practically never screw them on tightly, so it is the very first thing I check with any brand new clearomizer. I'd also recommend getting an adjustable voltage battery, like a SMOK Winder 1,300 mAh Variable Voltage Battery.
    Crank that baby up to a higher voltage and you'll definitely get more vapor!
  3. Emily is definitely right about the heat causing leaking; it causes gurgling, too. Every time I'm lying in the sun by the pool, I have to remember to put my e-cigarette under the chair in the shade and I NEVER leave it in a car anymore in the hot Florida sun. I found a nice little pool of e-juice in the cup holder the last time I left an e-cig there and it was only in the car for about 15 minutes.
  4. Although anyone who has been using an e-cgarette for any period of time knows this, there are undoubtedly a large number of new users who don't realize that gravity plays a role in whether or not you get e-juice in your mouth. I'd add "make sure the mouthpiece is higher than the battery end when using your e-cig" to the "E-liquid in mouth" section.

All in all an excellent infographic. Well done! Here it is:

BeatNic Blog Quote of the Day: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams



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