Highly acidic, citrus, cinnamon-based eJuices may increase chance of certain plastics cracking/fogging. When in doubt, test a small area of plastic by exposing it to juice for a period before filling. We do not replace equipment damaged from eJuice reaction.
To Fill: Remove drip tip. Tilt CE4 sideways, drip liquid down side until just under top line. Replace tip. Turn & roll to distribute along entire lengths of wick.
To Clean: Remove silicone cap from internal metal tube. Use jewelers screwdriver/similar tool to GENTLY scrap/dislodge buildup around coil. Rinse all parts well in hot water, allow to dry thoroughly. For best results, soak CE4 in PGA (NOT rubbing alcohol) several hours or overnight, shaking occasionally to dislodge material, then rinse well, let dry. Some plastic/silicone parts start to react to PGA after a period, so check often until you learn how your particular equipment reacts. Some CE4s have a removable tube making cleaning easier. If they do, gently rocking the tube back & forth should remove it from the base.
Poor Wicking: If CE4 wicks poorly, tilt several times to soak the wicks. This should be done periodically during use. If problem continues:
- Check if drip tip is pushing silicone cap too far down.
- Pull silicone cap up slightly for better flow.
- Remove loose feeder wick under silicone cap (if applicable)
- Remove cap, use sharp scissors to increase notch size.
- For CE4s with long wicks – cut about 2/3 the length from each side of wick.
- Check if coil is wound/spaced too tight around wick. Loosening/spreading a tight coil can be difficult, but it is doable.
Excessive leakage can occur when:
- CE4 (or coil head, if CE4+ V2) is spent and needs replacing
- Ill-fitting drip tip
- Allowing CE4 to remain upside down
- Exposed to extreme heat for extended periods
- Hairline cracks are present
- O-Ring has been damaged
NOTE: Repeated heating along with repeated removal/insertion of some drip tips with thicker o-rings can stress the plastic at the top band, leading to a possible break. To minimize stress, always insert & remove drip tips with a gentle twisting & push (or pull) motion to avoid creating suction. If your drip tip seems to fit too tightly, change drip tips or fit drip tip with a thinner o-ring.
Date: January 18, 2014