Cleaning and drying the Triton is one of my pet peeves. The suggestion of 'leaving it in the window to air dry' just doesn't make the grade. Canned air gets expensive fast. I needed a better way.
This is how I do it:
- Remove the drip tip
- Remove the top air flow control
- Set the Triton to 'fill'
- Pour out any remaining liquid
- Remove the base
- Remove the atomizer
- Put the drip tip, top airflow control and base into the pill vial
- Fill 3/4 with Isopropanol, cover and shake
- Pour out the Isopropanol, and repeat
- Pour out the Isopropanol, put the drip tip, top airflow control and base into the ultrasonic cleaner
- Put the tank into the pill vial, cover with Isopropanol and shake
- Pour out the Isopropanol, set tank to 'vape' mode, cover tank with fresh Isopropanol, and shake
- Put the Tank into the Ultrasonic cleaner, cover with warm water, and turn on the cleaner
- Every 30 seconds remove the Tank, drain, switch modes, and replace in the cleaner
- Turn off the cleaner, dry tank with paper towel, shake out as much water as possible
- Set the tank to 'fill', carefully insert the Drying Needle into the tank through one of the fill holes
- Turn on the air tum for two minutes, and hand dry the drip tip, top airflow control and base
The Triton is now Clean and dry. Re-assemble with your choice of coil.Note:
The 'Drying Needle' is made as follows:
Take a ball inflation needle and bend it to fit into the tank through a fill hole and around the chimney. It should almost reach the bottom of the tank. Use epoxy to cement a fitting to the top of the ball inflation needle. I removed the fitting from a small aquarium air stone by crushing the stone with pliers and nipping the remaining stone away.