First, I should start out by saying that I am not a new vaper by any means. So when I go on to my story believe 100% that I did exactly what I was supposed to do with this tank prior to lighting it off.
Anyway, here is my issue:
I bought my second Atlantis tank about 2 weeks ago after losing my first, which was heartbreaking lol. The first tank I had I was using for about a month and used anything from 50/50 to MAX VG and each and EVERY time this tank performed like a superstar with ZERO issues. Since I have bought this second one my life has been hell. The issue that I am having is that all of my coils are continuously getting destroyed when I use them in this tank. They don't last longer than 3-4 days tops without eventually burning (luckily I bought a crap ton of replacement coils). Here is what happens from brand new to burnt...
I take coil out of pouch and saturate it with whatever liquid I am using. I will drip on all of the feed ports on the side until it is absorbed and then I will do a ring of liquid on the mesh and wait until I see it has absorbed fully. Once both of those are completed I install the coil into the tank and put it all together. Once everything is nice and snug, but not too tight, that is when I begin to prime the hell out of the coil. I generally just slowly inhale for about 10-15 seconds about 2-3 times with my thumb over the air hole. Once I finish that I let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and then do one more priming hit. Next I will turn my mod down to 20W to start it out light and slowly work my way up to 30W when I feel that the wick is going perfectly. This is where things go downhill. Once I get to 30 it will work perfectly for about half a day and the next I will notice a considerable difference in the size of the hit. From there on the quality of the hit just continues to decline until I eventually get that one, nasty, vomit inducing dry burn. I can't for the life of me figure out what is going on with this thing. When I first noticed it I was using MAX VG, then I changed to 80VG/20PG, and finally I used 50/50. The 50/50 seemed to work very well but only delayed the issue I am having.
2 other symptoms I am seeing are:
1. Once I begin to get a decline in hit quality and before I get a dry hit, I check the coil and i have noticed that every single coil is turning black with gunk/burnt crap right in the center of the wick. The top and bottom are brand new looking but right in the middle looks like a smokers lung.
2. The base of the tank appears to be getting entirely too warm to be functioning normally. This leads me to believe that something in the base that involves the power contact is not working correctly and is potentially destroying my coils.
The main reason I am posting this is to see if anyone else has had this issue before. I spoke to my shop and after a few days of troubleshooting this thing we both agree it has to be something in the tank itself and I am going to get a free one, however, I cant find anything online that supports this theory. I am really hoping someone has experienced this before and has an answer before I get my regular vape shop to hand out a free $50 piece of gear to me. Just doesn't seem right to hold them responsible.