- Created: 28 December 2010
Dr. Vapenstein's palate is out of commision today. The Creature gave me the crud. My throat is killing me and my sense of taste is out to lunch. I am vaping PG-heavy juice in the hopes that, despite its drying effect, it will act as a germicidal agent and kill whatever microorganisms have taken up residence in my esophagus.
I thought I would take the opportunity and address some of the frequently asked questions I get. One of those is how to get the primer out of atomizers. This might seem like a no brainer, but if you've never done it before, you're going to get a mouth full of primer and it isn't going to be pleasant.
The amount of primer present depends on the brand of atomizer. I exclusively use Joye brand attys in The Lab, and they are loaded with a pretty heavy dose of primer on arrival.
Begin by wiping off the outside of the atty, including the threads, with a paper towel to remove the primer that got on the outside of your atty. Once you've removed the external excess, gently blow from the threaded, or battery, end of the atty, holding your paper towel at the opposite end to absorb the primer. When it stops coming out, fold the end of your paper towel over a couple of times and carefully insert into your atty, being careful not to ram into the bridge, or the part that looks like steel mesh. Turn the paper towel to wipe and remove the excess primer fluid from the inside of your atty.
Wipe the outside of the atty again to remove any primer fluid, and then screw it into your device. Give it two drops of juice, and vape without inhaling the vapor for 7-8 draws. Give it one more drop of juice and vape about 6 more draws without inhaling. You should be ready to use your new atomizer now. Give it one drop of fresh juice and enjoy!